Nelson “Queen City of the Kootenays”

Brightly colored tourist map of Nelson and the Kootenay region of British Columbia.

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This vibrant map shows a simple overview of the small city of Nelson, situated on the banks of Kootenay Lake in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The area boomed during a silver rush in the late 19th century and many of its historic buildings can still be viewed today.

Clearly labeled streets are shown amid a bright yellow background, with red text identifying local businesses like hotels, restaurants, garages, and stores. Public buildings such as schools, the post office, and court house are labeled in blue.

Amusing vignettes showcasing the region’s history, recreational opportunities, and natural beauty can be seen throughout the negative space, with the peak of Ymir Mountain rising steeply in the background. The verso, designed in a similar style, shows the Kootenay area – a popular tourist region.

Designed by Graphic Enterprizes and published by Leno-Whimster Printing Co., Ltd. around 1960.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1960

Author: Graphic Enterprizes

Sheet Width (in): 21.6

Sheet Height (in): 

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Lightly creased along originally issued fold lines and two small dark spots visible in the center of the image. Very good overall.

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