Moving on down the road we got to Nelson, BC, known for over 100 years as the ‘Queen City’ and boasts 350 Heritage Buildings!
The 1908 Court House is a very impressive building!
We got distracted from touring the amazing old buildings by a vintage car ‘show and shine’ in town for the weekend! Cars are not my thing but they sure made my husbands eyes light up!
My favorite was an old Ford. The owner had a rose placed on the passenger side as a symbol of where his wife would have sat….
Touring around the town we discovered horse drawn carriages!
A street fair!
An old restored trolley, we had to go for a ride!
And the City Park, nestled beside the Kootney Lake
After a fabulous weekend it was time to head on down the road to catch the Nelson – Balfour ferry. It’s claim to fame is it is the worlds longest FREE ferry ride, (there are some that would argue that it is not FREE, probably paid for with our taxes!). It runs across Kootney Lake for 8 kilometers and takes about 35 minutes.
There is shopping at the landing so it pays to get there early!
The highlight for us was that quite a few of the vintage cars were also crossing that day, we had our very own ‘show and shine’ while we waited to board the ferry and the 35 minutes it took to cross!
The view was pretty awesome too!
Once back on dry land we continued on our trip towards Fort Steele Heritage Town. Stay tuned!
Until next time!