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Beautiful and Cozy Community!

I was here on business and brought my fiancée. We loved the downtown vibe with such eclectic stores... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa T
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Nelsons "Main Street" is always a hive of activity

Most the interesting shops,(and a really good brewery) are on this street and all the good... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here on business and brought my fiancée. We loved the downtown vibe with such eclectic stores and wonderful restaurants. There are public restrooms in the mall. It was snowy and very cold but still filled with activity. Would love to go back in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lisa T
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Most the interesting shops,(and a really good brewery) are on this street and all the good restaurants are within 2 blocks of it. Buskers are playing year-round. During the summer there is a street market on Wednesday and Friday and most of the restaurants have...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Really cool vibe along Baker Street with all sorts of shops, food, art, etc. Grab a cuppa from one of the several great options and go for a stroll to take in the Nelson scene.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SGFranklin
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

This street in Nelson is so packed with great little shops everywhere! It's got a little something for everyone!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Lots of amazing shops! The locals are friendly, there’s plenty of places to eat at and there is always live music to check out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kaylee K
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Shopping here when your on a vacation is how you hear "where did you get that". This neighborhood has no empty shops and boast one of the most diverse shopping experiences you'll ever have.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Baker Street is in the heart of downtown Nelson which has a very well deserved reputation for being a laid back city. The shops along Baker Street are a wonderful eclectic collection of individual businesses with something to please for everyone. Wander along the street...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hazel F
Reviewed October 2, 2018

too many transit people and pan handlers I come from big city and this was worse.. Stopped at a resturaunt and it was bad so not wanting to go back. there is a little shop at bottom of hill that was great it is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anne C
Reviewed September 30, 2018

There is more to Nelson than Baker Street. But it is the heart of this delightful Kootenay's city. Lots of interesting shops, cafes, and not one international chain. The street was closed off for a custom car rally which was great fun...lots of vehicles from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Gardiner W
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Part of Nelson's charm comes from it's unique shops. Many businesses are only in Nelson and are wonderful because they are one and only stores.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Shawn M | Reviewed this property |
Several businesses were closed on Sunday. It's definitely not the best day for a full shopping experience.