A little pocket of the Mediterranean in the mountains of Canada.
Nelson (population: 9,258) is one Canada's finest heritage cities, with over 350 Victorian-style buildings. This acclaimed, small-town arts community delights visitors with its rich history, creative energy and mild climate. Nearby Kootenay Lake is the largest inland lake in BC. Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is renowned for its old-growth forests and glorious wildlife in the Selkirk Mountains. In winter, the area's diverse terrain makes for great skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.