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Baker Street

Address: Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

If you don't walk both sides of Baker Street, end to end, then you haven't seen Nelson. Poke you head in any number of shops and for sure you'll spend a few dollars but I/we always have an awesome time and we're not what you call big spenders. Just good value for what we spend on food or clothing. Love... More 

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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I am all over the old buildings , the independent shops and the cool and friendly locals. We stopped by the rock and gem shop and there was this hippy guy who was trying to buy a crystal to help him move his furniture. lol I love hanging out in Nelson.

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British Columbia, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Very expensive to shop in Nelson lots of women's clothing stores but very very pricey not sure how the average wage earner is able to support the stores here because of the high prices

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

food was good and had something for everyone. Had the salmon, was great, had the 1/2 chicken, was great and the borscht was good too!

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We took the haunted train ride around town and learned of all the interesting ghost stories of many of the building around town. Was very interesting. Also went in October and were able to enjoy all the trees in full color...it was quite beautiful !!!

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Washington State
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are lots of unique shops, also lots of restaurants and coffee shops. There are other services such as banks available. The sidewalks were busy, mostly local people as November is considered a bit of a slow time there--after summer recreation and before skiing. The only downside were several groups of mostly younger people panhandling, though that was mostly after... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Except for the Pharmasave, there are only locally owned and operated shops, NO chain stores! This is why I travel, to get the LOCAL flavour!

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Calgary
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Oh my gosh. If you take a walk down Baker Street or any of the roads around Nelson, prepare to be overwhelmed with the friendliness that the local exude. Even when you are driving, locals wave and smile - totally extraordinary. We so enjoyed Nelson, it is hard to point to one specific thing that we enjoyed. I am writing... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stroll down the length of Baker Street. It is like stepping back to the fifties. Locally owned business' clothing, sporting goods, bike shops, bakeries and coffee shops, real book stores and a small jewellery shop that actually fixed my watch while I had a coffee and called me when it was ready. Even the old people look healthy and outdoorsy.

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BC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

loved the shops, the people all over, no dogs on street, not sure what I think about this one, signs are not well marked. Great places to eat.

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