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Baker Street

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Address: Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing

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Sports shopping

You will find a lot of sport's shoppes plus cafes, restaurants. Check for the opening hours, they are variable.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Quebec City, Canada
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Quebec City, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

You will find a lot of sport's shoppes plus cafes, restaurants. Check for the opening hours, they are variable.

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Nelson
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Baker street has a vibe unique in small town Canada. While filled with many unique independent restaurants, cafes, and craft stores, what makes this stretch of downtown Nelson most remarkable are the people who walk along it. Some of them are indeed refugees from the 60's and the Hippie culture. But along Baker Street you will find people from all... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have been to Nelson many times and it is always a joy to be here, summer or winter. In the winter the skiing and snowboarding is superb (so I am told, can't take part in that sadly due to a dodgy knee) and in the summer hiking is excellent and some is also possible in winter). Baker Street an... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
43 helpful votes 43 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
103 reviews 103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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