We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Funky interesting shops, lots of Historic buildings, and even a Wednesday Street Market

We really like browsing the shops on Baker Street. This visit we were lucky enough to take in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Just walk and enjoy!

After I got home, I read on Wikipedia about the history behind Nelson's downtown revitalizing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Trishia J
Vancouver, Washington
Read all 315 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G8, Canada
Write a Review
Reviews (315)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 308 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We really like browsing the shops on Baker Street. This visit we were lucky enough to take in the Wednesday Street Market which offered every kind of Crafts unique to Nelson. Give yourself lots of time to explore the uniqueness of Baker St. The locals...More

Thank Heather7A7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After I got home, I read on Wikipedia about the history behind Nelson's downtown revitalizing project. It is so full of character and charm. Real businesses, a variety, not just tourist junk shops:) Loved the breastfeeding displays I saw in two different windows. Now, I...More

Thank Trishia J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great shopping opportunities and eating options. Its a little sketchy downtown after dark. We were surprised by the number of homeless and mentally ill. The Police really need to be downtown after dark. Didn't get really hassled but my wife said she would not be...More

Thank Nate C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best small towns in BC! A revitalized Baker Street will lead you into history and wonderful restaurants.

Thank redfish38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nelson's relative isolation allow its arts and quaint shops to flourish. Despite a Walmart, Staples, and a few other bigger stores creeping in outside of the Baker Street core, this community centre still feels like the fun small town that we remember. From a first-rate...More

Thank CANowell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paid meter parking along the street is probably why I found a space without too much trouble. Baker Street itself presents very well, with loads of hanging flower pots adding color to the setting. Shops are more ecletic, with many craft and hippie places adding...More

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Baker street is a great place for people watching and the best of Nelson shopping. It's always bustling in summer. A little quieter into the fall and winter, but always lots of great things to see. Check out the sculptures and if you're around in...More

Thank KootenayBliss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Colorful, busy representation of Nelson Businesses and Culture! Historical buildings add to the pleasure of a visit to Nelson, in the middle of nowhere this lovely BC town has a vibrant music culture, home spun; 60's flare and talented enterprising youth and artists. Baker...More

Thank Coreen S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Bakers street is a great place for all kinds of shopping. Wanna have a bite stop a local pub. Need new shoes for that night out stop & have a look.

Thank Lynda R
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This place has addressed BC ? Map shows Ontario? Took an hour driving be but nothing there. Industrial area. Do seen a Baker Street sign. Don't waste time.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nearby Restaurants
The Library Lounge
614 reviews
.16 km away
Outer Clove Restaurant
270 reviews
.09 km away
Max & Irma's Kitchen
171 reviews
.01 km away
321 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Whitewater Ski Resort
190 reviews
.39 km away
Touchstones Museum
49 reviews
.23 km away
Nelson Fire & Rescue Hall
17 reviews
.49 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
5 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Shawn M | Reviewed this property |
Several businesses were closed on Sunday. It's definitely not the best day for a full shopping experience.