Neighbourhood & Resources

A small city with a big personality, Nelson is situated on the shores of Kootenay Lake in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains. People come here for the alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, cat-skiing, mountain biking, hiking, boating and golf. For the less adventurous people, Nelson enjoys one of the most active arts and culture scenes in the Kootenay Rockies.
Home to an eclectic mix of peoples from many places, this offbeat Victorian town also boasts hundreds of well-preserved heritage buildings, good restaurants, bustling coffee shops and sidewalk cafes. The downtown part known as Baker Street is compact, walkable, and packed with unique, boutique style stores that reflect the diversity of the community. Within just a few blocks, you will find everything from natural foods to high-quality clothing, with a whole lot of outdoor gear in between. Nelson is a rare blend of cultures and attitudes, and continues to be a magnet for visitors looking to enjoy that sense of community and the active lifestyle that comes with it.

Nelson and Community Links – I Love Nelson, Nelson Community Website. – City of Nelson Website.,_British_Columbia – Wikipedia entry for Nelson. – Discover Nelson. – Nelson and Kootenay Lake, Travel site for the area. – Nelson Cares, Services for Community Living. – Nelson Community Services Center, Offers counselling and support services, outreach services, parenting services, shelter and support services, and youth services and housing support. – BC Landlord and Tenants Act, Resource page for landlords and tenants.

Kootenay Bay
Kootenay Bay

Anthroposophical Links – Customized Education. – Nelson Waldorf School, just a 35 minute walk or a 10 minute drive from our door! – Canadian Waldorf Store. – Earth Studios

Riparian Ecological System here at CCC

Cottonwood Creek Community is part of the Nelson and Area Riparian Black Cottonwood Tree Ecosystem along Cottonwood Creek.

Our stand of mixed trees and the resulting mulch of branches and twigs that have fallen to the ground below the trees are part of a province wide effort to restore this fragile eco zone around urban areas. In many locations this wildlife cover has been stripped away by urban development from many of the streams leaving the shore line/wildlife corridor exposed .

Please LEAVE the trees and the branch litter that has fallen on the ground under the trees as we are supporting this worthwhile effort to provide shelter for the fish and woodland animals. This natural space that we create supports the fish, raccoons, squirrels, herons and other small creatures.
June, 2014

We are earning respect from those who give recognition to our work.
Groups who work together, strive to make the world/neighborhood a better place to live for their customers. At CCC we have received high quality care and service and thus an improved quality of life from the following; folks, suppliers and service providers.
Our supporters are great examples of a way of living/sharing in the larger Nelson community. We thank you.

  • A-3 Plumbing
  • Accounting Magic – Wendy Holden
  • Aisakov Accounting
  • Arborist Rob Van der Laan
  • Architect –  Michael Karassowitsch
  • Bergevin Electrical Contracting Ltd
  • City of Nelson, Hydro
  • Cowan Office Supply
  • Kim Stewart, CGA
  • Kootenay Waste Water Solutions
  • Loki Industries – Nada Donaldson
  • Maglio Building Centre
  • McCormick Plumbing and Heating
  • Nelson Cares
  • Nelson and District Credit Union
  • Nelson Toyota
  • RHC McDonald
  • Tudor Lock and Key
  • Voytech Sales
  • Waste Management
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