Surrounded by forests and overlooking Kootenay Lake, you’ll find our Tenth Street campus in Nelson’s Fairview neighbourhood. The campus itself offers lots for you to do between classes, including access to recreation facilities and close proximity to hiking trails.
Recently upgraded and renovated, this campus also has on-site student housing, the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall, as well as our Scholar’s Dining Room, run by our Hospitality and Tourism students.
Located on the west arm of Kootenay Lake, Nelson (population 10,200) combines a unique blend of urban sophistication and rural charm in a friendly atmosphere with an unhurried pace. The community is rich in artistic endeavours and boasts one of the highest per capita rates of artists and artisans in Canada. With over 350 heritage buildings dotted throughout the city, the downtown core is an inviting mix of historic and modern structures, reflective of the community’s respect for their past and contemporary progressive views. Add an incredible lineup of live music and fabulous restaurants and you get a big-city feel with the benefit of small-town accessibility.
Known globally for its unparalleled deep winter “pow,” the area offers some of the best alpine and Nordic skiing in the world, plus amazing snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Nelson has enough recreation, culture, dining and nightlife activities to keep you going strong all year.
Baker Street, the epicentre of Nelson’s culture and economy is a testament to the city’s “shop local” mentality, with unique and diverse shops and restaurants owned and operated by locals. You'll love this city for it's supportive artistic community, diverse cultural scene, heritage and historic buildings, year-round recreation, golf, hiking & biking trails and mountain climbing.