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“If you want to step back in time, especially old USA towns.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Baker Street

Baker Street
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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187 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“If you want to step back in time, especially old USA towns.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

I have only been to Nelson a couple of times when the sun has been out, but now with the weather channel you can check the week weather and make it there during the sun period. Walking down Baker Street is like old town with very modern facilities. The shops are very different from other towns, many hand crafted items and specialty to Nelson only. If you like Port Townsend in Washington State this little community and main street will take you there. It is a very friendly community with so much to offer the travelling public. Don't miss this opportunity to step back in time, you will feel like a kid again. Enjoy the up and down walk for those that like to exercise when you shop....you will get a good workout.

Visited December 2012
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Kanagawa, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“hippie town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

I met a lot of nice people in Nelson.It looked like Nelson people are interested in health. a lot of organic shops and restaurant at Baker street and also I enjoyed listening to the street performers music. Canada's only patagonia's outlet is here at Baker street. a lot of outdoor shops as well in such a small street. According to Canadian's tourist, Nelson is special place even for them. you can meet hippies here!

Visited August 2012
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Fernie, Canada
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99 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A very fun walk in a free spirited town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

The shops, cafes and bars that run down the street are so much fun to see. The atmosphere of the area is just great. There is so much to see and do, both during the night and day. This goes for the whole city but Baker street really sums it all up. It should be one of the first things you do when you get there.

Visited September 2012
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Kimberley, Canada
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Nelson is like stepping back into the 70's. Lots of interesting "characters" on the streets and fun to walk up and down. Loved the shoe store

Visited July 2012
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Caldwell Idaho
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118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A beautiful town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Baker street is so historic. The maple trees line the streets. The old buildings are so beautiful and well cared for. What a gorgeous city.

Visited October 2012
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