Come What May in Nelson, B.C.

April showers bring May flowers

Adding color to each day

So much to see, so much to do

With friendly smiles along the way

Cottonwood Community Market is a 15-minute walk from Mistisos’ Place. The market starts on Saturday, May 19, and is held every Saturday until October 13. This event takes place at Cottonwood Falls Park, where you can bask in the refreshing mist of Cottonwood Falls, and enjoy the beautiful flora of the Nelson-Shuzenji Friendship Garden.

Cottonwood Community Market in Nelson, BC.

Cottonwood Community Market in Nelson, BC.

On your way there, be sure to stop off at Cake Betty Café and Cakery, located at 709 Vernon Street, a few steps down the street from Mistiso’s.

After pampering your palate, head on down to Touchstones Nelson museum, located at 502 Vernon St. Their mission statement is, “To be a cultural hub that provides integrative art and regional history programs to encourage new perspectives and foster a collaborative community.”

Cottonwood Falls in Nelson BC

Cottonwood Falls in Nelson BC

Next, amble up to Oso Negro Café. Located at 604 Ward Street, it’s one block up from Nelson’s historic Baker Street, on the corner of Ward and Victoria. They serve a wide range of delicious, locally roasted coffee as well, as scrumptious delicacies that you can enjoy on their beautiful outdoor patio.

Now that you’re revved up on java, check out Otter Books, located at 398 Baker St. This quaint Canadian Independent Bookstore features a plethora of local and bestselling books.

Nelson’s Craft Connection, located at 378 Baker St., is an artist run co-op that opened in 1983. More than 100 consignee artists offer a large selection of high quality arts and crafts.

Now, stroll down to the foot of Baker St., make a left turn, turn left one more time after Nelson Ford, and make your way to beautiful Cottonwood Falls Park.