The Nelson area has scored more travel kudos from a major on-line media player.
Vancouver travel writer Mark Sissons visited the area this past fall and last week posted his story “British Columbia’s wild playground boasts an eccentric past” on the Canadian version of the Huffington Post.
“Known as the Queen City, this former mining boomtown is today as famous for its beautifully restored 19th century heritage buildings as for its mix of pioneer families, urban refugees, Vietnam draft dodgers hippies, New Age spiritualists and bohemian artists and artisans,” Sissons writes.
Like the travel writers who have visited our region before, Sissons hits on all the social, political and geographical highlights that make the region so attractive to those from the outside.
“Like so many towns in the West Kootenay, Nelson has totally transformed over the course of a century and become a haven for outsiders with crazy dreams and escape artists seeking shelter from society’s storms while they reinvent themselves,” he writes.
Sissons also visited the Slocan Valley where he went for a paddle with Endless Adventures and toured the New Denver area with Magic Places Cycling Adventures. The travel writer also gives kudos to Villa Dome Quixote in New Denver and Nelson’s Cloudside Inn as great places to stay.
The Huffington Post is an American-based news website, content aggregator and blog that started in 2005. It started its first international edition with HuffPost Canada last May.
Sissons’ work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Men’s Journal, Globe and Mail,Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald and Atmosphere inflight magazine, among other publications.
The story can be found here.