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Baker Street

Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
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English first
Fort McMurray, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Nelson for 3 nights specifically to experience Baker Street! Amazing little shops and restaurants.

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Calgary
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181 reviews 181 reviews
73 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Raw vegan food store, ROAM (Rivers, Ocean and Mountain) store, Vintage used books, and more make for great wind-shopping and real buying and eating! An enjoyable stroll through a charming slice of interior BC.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Nice walk. Like walking down the street in the 60's. Cute little stores! The prices were a bit high but the ambiance was worth it.

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Calgary
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96 reviews 96 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Baker street in downtown Nelson has some real interesting shops and Restaurants to visit. A lot of artsy type shops as well as neat Restaurants.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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169 reviews 169 reviews
35 attraction reviews
529 helpful votes 529 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We decided to stop by in Nelson, BC and walked back and forth the famous Baker Street. Indeed there are plenty of nice houses from the beginning of the last century as well as the 40's. On top an interesting mix of various shops with some "hippy" influence as well as several funny painted buildings. We had lunch and coffee... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

loved the small, more intimate shops, seemed to be only one chain restaurant (Subway) within miles..yay! Charming place, the scenery all around is beautiful. On some Wednesday mornings they close off part of Baker street for a street market...food, crafts, just lovely!

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Germantown, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

What a wonderful find is this street! The interesting shops, nice eateries, and spacious sidewalks make this street so inviting. My wife and I had a blast doing window shopping late on a Monday night (30 Mar 2014). We then took our time visiting a lot of shops the next day, a Tuesday (31 Mar 2014). The architecture of the... More

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Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

I was made to feel like a criminal when a Bylaw Enforcement Officer of the city of Nelson told me that I couldn't walk my dogs in the downtown area. Whereas most places are becoming more pet-friendly, Nelson is the opposite. Being kicked out of downtown with my two little dogs was one of the worst travel experiences I've had.... More

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Oxford, England
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105 reviews 105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Just sit and people watch. Many of the the youngsters and oldies dress in tie dyed tea shirts, sport pony tails ( men) demonstrate a very odd dress sense including kaftans and crushed velvet trousers or just sit on the pavement and strum guitars. A strong smell of "weed" pervades the air. For half a mo you think you are... More

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Victoria
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
955 helpful votes 955 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have noticed that most RV owners have a dog with them, maybe two or three. Nelson has proved to be the most dog unfriendly town we've visited! Wow. The town park stretches for three km along the river--dog unfriendly. One end is dogs on leash for a short part (no grass) and the dogs off leash is the gravel... More

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