4 Things To Do in Nelson during Canada Day Weekend

June 27, 2018

Nelson is the perfect place to visit during July long weekend because there is endless things to do and see. With Nelson’s historic buildings and abundance of outdoor activities it should be on the top of your list of places to visit in BC. If you end up in Nelson for Canada Day, here is a list of things to do!


  1. Zip line at Kokanee Mountain Zipline- KMZ will be open all weekend from 9am to 5:15pm with tours leaving every 45 minutes. Prebooking is recommended to ensure your group gets to go ziplining, this can be done over the phone at 1-844-764-4484 or on our website www.zipkokanee.com . We have six unique ziplines offering 365 degree views of the mountains around you! The tour is fully guided so you just get to sit back and relax and enjoy flying above the trees! It is a great activity for the whole family as no experience is necessary!
  2. Visit Lakeside Park- Below the Big Orange Bridge, also known as BOB you will find the beautiful Lakeside Park. There is a jungle gym, large grassy area and a huge beach! For Canada Day, they have many family friendly activities in the park including face painting, sandcastle building contests, pancake breakfast, fireworks and live music. It is a great place to spend the day celebrating Canada’s birthday! They also have Rose Garden Café were you can get an ice cream cone, wraps and other delicious snacks.
  3. Rent Paddle Boards and Kayaks from Nelson Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals- With hourly rates, full day rates or overnight rates, this gives you the opportunity to choose your adventure! Paddle below the Big Orange Bridge or to a secluded beach across the lake, renting water equipment gives you a different view of Nelson on the quiet Kootenay lake. If you come ziplining we can give you a 10% off coupon code for your rental!
  4. Camp at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park Campground- This Provincial Park is located 10 minutes from our zip lines so it is nice and close and a great place to stay over the weekend. They have many amenities including, shared bathrooms, electricity, coffee shop, beautiful beaches and tons of walking trails. Be sure to make a reservation as it is a popular place to stay!