Spotlight on John Ward Fine Coffee

Spotlight on John Ward Fine Coffee

In addition to great road biking, Nelson BC also boasts an amazing combination of heritage charm, cafes and cultural vibe. If you spin by John Ward Fine Coffee, you can have it all in one place. Located in the heart of downtown Nelson, this bright and bustling café is...
Spotlight on The Yellow Deli

Spotlight on The Yellow Deli

Ever dreamed of a biking holiday that allows you to indulge your inner Hobbit? Good news – you don’t have to go all the way to New Zealand. The iconic Yellow Deli café in Nelson BC might have you thinking you’ve stepped right into the Shire and the Lord of the Rings....
Spotlight on Oso Negro

Spotlight on Oso Negro

When most people think of Nelson, BC, chances are that Oso Negro is near the top of the list. Spanish for black bear, this coffee roastery and café has been a Nelson landmark for more than two decades. It’s a genuine must visit on a cycling tour in the West Kootenays...
Spotlight on Empire Coffee

Spotlight on Empire Coffee

What makes for a great café? Fine coffee, tempting baked goods, and a lively and trendy vibe are usually prerequisites. But when you add stellar lake views and a year-round solarium, well, that’s just getting unfair. So it is that Empire Coffee hits the mark any way...
Spotlight on Sidewinders Coffee Company

Spotlight on Sidewinders Coffee Company

For many road cyclists, enjoying a cup of coffee after (or even before or during) a ride is just part of the deal. And if you’re thinking of a bicycle tour in British Columbia, Nelson has all sorts of great cafes to choose from. In a town beloved for its coffee...
Brighter Skies Ahead

Brighter Skies Ahead

Bring on the blue sky and sunshine! After a smoky haze that has engulfed much of British Columbia in August, a combination of wind and rain has brought welcome relief to the West Kootenays. Hooray! Air quality has drastically improved too, and with the forecast in the...