Get inside Nelson’s history

Don’t miss one of the city’s biggest events — the annual Nelson Heritage Home Tour.

The house at 702 Carbonate Street is part of the tour.

The house at 702 Carbonate Street is part of the tour.

Don’t miss one of the city’s biggest events — the annual Nelson Heritage Home Tour.

This year’s outstanding line-up of homes features Late Victorian charmers, a High Victorian home with strong Classical styling, a Shingle-style cottage and a Stick-style gem. Eight homes in all are featured along with tea at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral.

The 2011 tour focuses on homes located in the Carbonate, Hendryx, Hall and Silica streets area. Homes in this zone, one of the earliest residential areas in Nelson, display the full richness of our local history. Included among them is the home of John Houston, Nelson’s first mayor.

Each home on the tour has been adapted to accommodate modern needs — but historical details still abound. Thoughtful adaptations demonstrate just how well-loved these heritage homes are and pride of ownership is obvious throughout.

Join history lovers on this special day for an inside look at some Nelson’s most beautiful heritage homes.

Tickets are on sale now at Touchstones Nelson: $15 for Touchstones Nelson members, $18 for the general public and $20 to include a guided heritage walking tour with Ron Welwood ($25 for the general public).

Tea will be served from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Saviour’s (separate ticket purchased at the door).