Nelson is a city in the Southern Interior of British Columbia and is located in the Selkirk Mountains on the extreme West Arm of Kootenay Lake. It is known as "The Queen City" and acknowledged for its impressive collection of restored heritage buildings from its glory days in a regional silver rush. Nelson is one of the three cities forming the commercial and population core of the West Kootenay region, the others being Castlegar and Trail.

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