With 40-plus events happening over 10 days, visitors are invited to the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region in British Columbia, Canada, for a pre-winter celebration like no other. The 2nd Annual Winter Kickoff Festival runs November 22 to December 2, 2018. The greater Nelson area is known for its incredible outdoor adventure, boutique shops, artistic expression, and a whole lot of personality.

“We want to provide visitors with lots of compelling reasons to visit the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region before winter truly arrives. There will be plenty to see and do that reflects our unique Kootenay vibe. It’s an awesome opportunity to travel, with savings up to 30 percent because of the US dollar,” says NKLT executive director Dianna Ducs.

Experience travel deals, film screenings, food tours, craft fairs, culinary attractions, brewery crawls, craft beer nights, retail events and specials, arts and culture, live music, a mural tour, Santa, and more. Winter Kickoff is a unique opportunity for people of all ages to really get excited for winter by taking part in events like these that inspire creativity, expand the imagination, and bring Kootenay locals and visitors together. Info: Winterkickoff.com //