Today’s Poll rates Nelson one of nine Charming Historic Towns in Canada

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 9th, 2017

Nelson has once again caught the eye as a major destination in Canada — this time from travel website Expedia.

Nelson made the top nine on the list of Charming Historical Towns in Canada.

“With the country’s 150th anniversary on the horizon, we at wanted to highlight some of the most delightful historic towns in the provinces,” said Jessica Estrada, Communication Specialist with Expedia.

“Some of these were chosen based on the city’s legacy or unique origins stories, while others include historic sites.”

The Heritage City is joined by Trinity of Newfoundland and Labrador; St. Andrews New Brunswick; Digby, Nova Scotia; St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador; Kingston, Ontario; Powell River in BC; Jasper, Alberta; and Kamouraska, Quebec.

Author Jennifer Cuellar said Nelson’s always had a sparkle to it – starting with the silver rush in the 1880s, which brought in miners and dreamers to this sleepy area of British Columbia.

Cuellar said while the shimmer of metal has faded, the decadence of the 1890s-1920s historical homes still thrives on Bakers Street.

“Today, the beauty of town is complemented by its strong arts scene, with murals and sculptures at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History,” she said.

“You want to see the history and culture of Canada? A stop into Nelson is a must.”

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