Experience Nelson

Arts and Entertainment in Nelson, BC

Best Little Arts Town in Canada

The small town of Nelson has established itself as a tour de force in the arts and culture scene. Situated in a relatively remote mountain setting in southwestern British Columbia, Nelson was noted as the Best Small Arts Town in Canada in The 100 Best Small Arts Towns in America, written by John Villani. The city boasts its own arts college and fine arts centre, a range of theatres, galleries, festivals and cultural events all born out of the creative genius of Nelson’s innovative population. Artists, moviemakers, authors and community champions never fail to celebrate the beauty and character of this alluring spot.

Looking for an evening out on the town?

Come experience the nightlife. You won’t be disappointed. Sit back and watch a performance at the fully restored Capitol Theatre. For a more intimate setting, visit the local dinner cabaret for top-notch music or theatre. Dance the night away at one of the dance lounges, catching up on the latest in deejay sounds or live music. There is no shortage of pubs, each with their own atmosphere and attractions to suit any age or mood. See for yourself how this unique little community has created an array of arts and entertainment on par with any big city.

Take a look at our Dining In and Out section for information on restaurants.