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Nelson is a small town of 10,000 in the Selkirk Mountains on the west arm of Kootenay Lake in the southern interior of British Columbia in the West Kootenay region of Canada. Nelson Waldorf School, once an old ski lodge, is situated on 35 acres of mountain splendour just 3 minutes drive from town.

The school is just a few minutes south of town at 3648 SilverKing Ski Hill Road (off Highway 6, the road to Whitewater Ski Hill, Ymir, and Salmo). Castlegar Regional Airport, which offers service to both Vancouver and Calgary, is half an hour west of town. By car, Nelson is eight hours east of Vancouver, five hours from Kelowna, three hours north of Spokane, and seven hours west of Calgary.