Ready for Your Next Trip? Nelson B.C. is a Great Place to Start

By: Nelson Toyota   |   16 Jul 2018

We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Surrounded by mountains, a stone’s throw from cities and backcountry alike, Nelson is the perfect place to start your vacation. Whether it’s friends or family, or maybe it’s a solo excursion, it’s time to consider your next weekend trip. 
It can be hard to narrow down, so we’ve done the research for you. Whether you have the space and power of a Toyota Rav4 or you’re packing the family into the Toyota Corolla, adventure waits for no one in Nelson. All that’s left to do is drive and enjoy the opportunities the area has to offer.

Luxury Relaxation - Ainsworth Hot Springs

Weekdays can be hard, so why shouldn’t weekends be easy? Just 15 minutes from Kaslo or Balfour, and 40 minutes from Nelson, a hot springs sanctuary awaits. It won’t take long to see why the world-famous Ainsworth Hot Springs attracts thousands of visitors every year. This weekend getaway has three pools, including a large, family-friendly pool each nestled into the side of the mountain. If that’s not enough, each pool gives a magnificent view of Kootenay Lake. Make sure to pack extra towels and make room in your vehicle for any hiking gear you’ll need while in the area. Driving a Camry? Not to worry, the springs have many amenities that allow you to travel light so your passengers can enjoy the space. With such a short drive, you can easily entertain everyone with some in-car entertainment on the Entune Audio 3.0 system. 
Open year-round it's worth a visit at any time so don’t hesitate to plan your next trip. Come and enjoy the naturally heated water that sits at a cozy an average of 42C before it first enters Ainsworth Hot Springs. The main lounging pool temperature averages about 35C. Too hot? Dunk into the stream-fed cold plunge pool.

See what the hot springs have to offer

Get Outside - Kokanee Creek Provincial Park

The best part of living in BC is the easily accessible landscapes. From the seasoned hiker to the little ones just starting out, Kokanee Creek Provincial Park offers everyone a chance to get in touch with mother earth. With 8 hiking trails to choose from, families and solo adventurers can pick from any level of trail.  If it’s sandy beaches you’re looking for, you found them. A one kilometre stretch of beach brings summer to the interior and if you’re visiting later in the summer, you can take in the remarkable spawning of the Kokanee salmon. Not into hiking? Golf courses, restaurants, and attractions and more await. Check it out.

Ready for more summer fun? Check out Kokanee Creek Provincial Park 

Have a Sip - Drive out to Okanagan Valley

Ready to commit to more of a vacation? Or maybe you just want to stretch the legs of your Toyota Tacoma, or brag about the mileage of your Prius. Either way, the perfect road trip through the BC interior starts in Nelson and ends deep in the heart of the Okanagan Valley.

Explore the beautiful region that is world famous for some of the delicious wines and wholesome food scenes. The valley boasts nearly 200 wineries, so you have an abundance of choice but if you need help selecting the top wineries in the Okanagan Valley, take a look at our favourite blog on the subject.  Enjoy a scenic tour of BC from the comfort of your vehicle, a brisk three and a half hour drive from Kelowna, this makes it the perfect long weekend getaway for friends and family alike. 

Whatever you decide, take some time this weekend or next to explore the beautiful province we call home. Hit the road and make memories your family will remember for years to come. If you’re heading out on a long trip, don’t forget to have a tune-up or oil change before hitting the road. If you need help finding a vehicle for your next road trip, no problem! Nelson Toyota can help.

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