Elisabeth von Ah
Michael Mardner



Special Happenings

Getting married in Canada
Slocan Valley from the air

Classic Car Show Nelson


Nelson Classic Car Show or "Queen City Cruise" at the second weekend of September attracts many visitors.

Every September historical down town of Nelson offers the perfect stage for the many vintage cars arriving from far and near.

Car collectors and lovers of old cars are enthusiastic about this event which takes place since 2003 and is organized by Nelson’s Road Kings. It attracts participants from BC but also from the US states Washington, Idaho and Montana and a rising number of visitors year by year.

During the whole week around the show Nelson’s road images take the spectators back into history times of the automobile. The usually sunny and stable Kootenay weather in September offers the last opportunity for many car owners to take their lovingly cared for beauties out on the road before winter.



Take a break in a s treet café

The event opens on Friday afternoon when the cars gather in front of Bogustown Pub.

Highlight is the “Show and Shine” on Saturday when all historical Baker street surrounded by its old houses and cozy street cafés becomes the perfect ambience for the cars. Proud owners are open to all the questions the spectators might have and like to show photos documenting the restoration process.
There are happy people everywhere and endless numbers of photos are being taken.


Young automobile fan

Afternoon brings the trophy presentations in different categories, before engines are started for a poker run through Nelson.

The event ends with an open air rooftop dance party at the Nelson Parkade – and

with the promise to be back next year.

Elisabeth von Ah








Historcal Baker Street
becomes stage for vintage cars


Lots to see for the specators


The diversity of car building


Show and Shine


Mirror finish


See you again in Nelson