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Nelson... built on the mountain slopes rising from Kootenay Lake, is an intriguing and picturesque blend of old and new. It’s a town where time has seemingly stood still. But don’t let the quiet fool you. The appeal of this charming city is undeniable. Home to over 9700, Nelson offers both the splendour of past eras and the vibrancy of the present.