The Cartolina is a one of a kind retail experience offering a beautiful selection of paper goods, gifts, personal accessories and home accents. The upper floor is a 1,500 square foot vacation accommodation.
Cartolina is located in historical downtown Nelson. The building, the Tremont Hotel, was built in 1891 as a working man's hotel for miners and prospectors. Today, the main floor features the Cartolina store and the second level is a stylish overnight property for visitors.
Nelson is described as the best Art Town in Canada, for the entire summer, ArtWalk turns the downtown core into a living art gallery. In the warmth, enjoy a trip on the historic Streetcar #23, play in the sand and grass, or just relax at one of the parks. Sit out in the sun on the many patios that spring into life on the main strip of Baker Street - the shopping and dining centre of Nelson.
Nelson doesn't stop at the city's edge, but continues onto the lake with paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and numerous other water activities. The excitement continues into the mountains for hiking, biking, climbing, you name it, even golfing with gorgeous views from the scenic Granite Pointe Golf Club.
Once the snow hits, Nelson's renowned Whitewater Ski Resort, one of the best powder mountains on the continent, becomes a central hub for locals and tourists alike. Heli and cat-skiing reach out in all directions to take advantage of the world-famous powder and mountain faces, and while cross-country skiing replaces the biking, fishing and sailing continue on Kootenay Lake. The arts community continues to thrive throughout the winter presenting an overwhelming amount of music, theatre and movies at its many facilities: the meticulously restored Capitol Theatre, and Civic Theatre, and newly created Shambhala Music and Performance Hall and Oxygen Art Centre.