There are many ways to view our beautiful town

During a walk
On a bike
Atop a mountain looking down
From a boat on the lake
From a ‘copter in the sky
Which ever you choose
Nelson’s charm is sure to catch your eye.

Today lets explore Nelson from high above.


Take a hike up Elephant Mountain to Pulpit Rock for a breathtaking view of Nelson and the surrounding mountains.

(Optional) A 30 minute video of the hike from Johnston Rd up to Pulpit Rock.


Kootenay Valley Helicopters in Nelson offers 3 magnificent tours:

Nelson West Arm Park – 15 minutes

Valhalla Mountains – 60 minutes

Kokanee Glacier Park – 35 minutes


Gyro Park is located above Nelson on a rock outcropping. From here you can view downtown Nelson, the Kootenay River, Rotary Lakeside Park and the famous orange bridge.

(Optional) A 13 minute video of a stroll through Gyro Park.


Enjoy a round of golf at Nelson’s Granite Pointe Golf Course while taking in beautiful panoramas of Nelson, and the Selkirk / Purcell mountain ranges.



Whatever ride you choose

To view Nelson from high above

One thing is for sure …

You’re bound to fall in love.