Art is now enough to book a vacation around.
Ever wanted to sleep in an Art Gallery?
Nelson has been called the #1 Arts Town in Canada and this art-cation showcases an art gallery, art studio and a view to inspire the artist in you.
eARTh Studios Gallery Suite is a one-bedroom suite perched in uphill Nelson with an eye for ART! Enjoy an ART-cation by staying in an art gallery and partaking in a workshop or private class at earth studios.
The Gallery Suite is an executive suite styled to be a gallery for the visual arts and many of the pieces are for sale. The views are among the best Nelson has to offer. This suite is minutes from hundreds of mountain bike trails or easy walks along the rails to trails. Enjoy a barbecue dinner while relaxing outside in Adirondack chairs while taking a break from your artwork in the studio.
Take a class or work on your own in a shared studio. Families are welcome in the summer or simply come to restore yourself in a quiet retreat-like atmosphere.
eARTh Studios is a home studio based on a lifetime of working with stone, metal and clay. Owner and teacher Diane Walters offers ceramic workshops and has all the tools for hands on soapstone sculpture experiences. Jewellery Workshops occur annually with visiting jeweller Robyn Cornelius.
Ainsworth Hot Springs offers a full-service resort and a popular family destination. The pools are situated on a hillside offering a panoramic view of the Purcell Mountains. Kaslo is picture perfect. The world’s largest intact passenger sternwheeler, the SS Moyie dominates the waterfront and reminds everyone of its glory days. The quaint downtown is filled with shops and galleries.
The Kootenay Lake Ferry travels between Balfour and Kootenay Bay. It’s a spectacular 35 minute free ride. Allow yourself some extra time to browse the shops and eateries at the Balfour Ferry Landing.
Meadow Creek features the Lardeau River, stunning backcountry beauty and the perfect place to paddle, hike, fish or join a rafting adventure.