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Address: Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

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Interesting People!

Interesting people if you are into people watching! Didn't buy anything or stop for food. It was where all the action was!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Christy P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting people if you are into people watching! Didn't buy anything or stop for food. It was where all the action was!

Thank Christy P
British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Baker Street is nice, and there are many good shops, boutiques, and eateries. However, it is not exceptional and many small towns and cities are starting to 'do it better'. Nelson and Baker Street used to be the best around, but not anymore. Not saying it isn't great, but it no longer is stands out over other BC towns. They... More 

Thank JennyLou123
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spending a couple hours strolling back and forth along Baker street is a must for anyone visiting Nelson. There are many great local businesses to explore.

1 Thank MxM_1978_1963
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210 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 days in Nelson in which we spent half our time on baker st. At first glance appears geared for youth but thus young senior bought 2 tops, 1 dress, gifts for friends, a baguette in french bakery just behind the street and had several meals as well as snacks.

Thank OttawaShell
Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just come and walk the streets already! You may smell pot but you won't mind at all. Shops are full of cool, helpful, thankful and knowledgeable people who really appreciate your step in. Just be thankful that a town like this "does really still exist" in our magnificent country:)

Thank Shawn G
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh the architecture - you could get a sore neck looking up at all of the amazing architecture. Folks are nice, ton of food options and great stores. Give yourself at least a few hours to meander about and make the effort to venture a block or two off in either direction so you don't miss all the other spots.

Thank Tracy S
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Nelson on a Wednesday and so the Nelson public market was set up on Baker Street. Artisan foods, crafts galore. The shopping on Baker Street covers about 5 or 6 blocks of funky shops and raditional ones sEllington just about everything you can imagine. Lots of good restaurants and benches for people watching.

Thank Anna R
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pack animals roam the street and some even try playing musical instruments. Worst street musicians in all of Canada - Europe to. Horribly overpriced art - by a long shot. Some of the shops do have some nice finds though. Would not go out of the way to visit Nelson unless you have a reason to be there. Nelson should... More 

1 Thank Bruhaha123
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not a shopper really and when I travel I expect to be amazed and/or at least find things that are different that I can't get at home. I didn't find the shops on Baker Street as wonderful as people made them out to be and for what it was, was expensive.

1 Thank chariotawaits
Penticton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lots of great specialty stores to stroll through great nic nak shops wonderful old character with tons of charm, coffee shops & bistros

Thank Brian S

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