The community of Nelson reflects the values of Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences like no other in the Pacific Northwest. Located on the edge of Kootenay Lake surrounded by mountains, it’s the ideal physical location to study in a framework of harmony.
The culture of Nelson is a vibrant, open community that celebrates all walks of life. Open minds and hearts thrive in Nelson, which makes ours the ideal community to study your passion in life.
Ranked the number one small town arts community in Canada, Nelson boasts a charming turn-of-the-century atmosphere with over 350 preserved heritage buildings. Our school shares the community with three other post-secondary institutions: Selkirk College, Kootenay School of the Arts, UBC Teacher training program.
The remarkable beauty of the area surrounding Nelson offers nature lovers the opportunity to experience an array of outdoor pursuits, including kayaking, hiking, skiing, and mountain biking. Students with families find it an exceptional location to raise children.
Check out these links to area business and activities… (KCCIHS does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external site – links will open in a new window)
- Discover Nelson
- Nelson BC Portal
- Kootenay Co-op Radio
- Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine
- Whitewater Winter Resort
- Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History
- Education Planner
- Sacred Ride Bikes