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Nelson Pharmasave Nelson Pharmasave was first established in 1981 and is managed by Chauncy Blair. From a historical perspective, it’s interesting to note that Nelson Pharmasave is also one of the first stores that formed the Pharmasave group of pharmacies. Located on the famous Baker Street in the beautiful downtown Nelson British Columbia, the store has over 8,000 square feet of floor space and is the only full-service pharmacy in Nelson. Among our many services, we also boast a very large Home Health Care and Cosmetics department too. Along our Hall St. wall we had a large mural painted during 1999 to 2000 by a local artist named Brian McLachlan.


Nelson PharmasaveNelson Pharmasave’s claim to fame is its appearance in the 1987 film Roxanne which was filmed in Nelson, British Columbia. Next time you’re watching the movie keep and eye open for our store and staff! If you are in town be sure to take the audio tour of Nelson, British Columbia.

We’re an active member of the Nelson Chamber of Commerce and take great pride in serving our community in every way we can – in store and out. Some of our participation over the years includes:

  • Holding blood pressure clinics
  • Sponsoring the LVR grant at the local high school
  • Holding a popular yearly ladies’ nights where ladies can come to get pampered for an evening
  • Contributing a trophy to the Road Kings Car Show
  • Sponsoring many local sports events
  • Sponsoring the skateboard park
  • Sponsoring the Variety Children’s Network

We’ve received a variety of awards and certifications:

  • Member of the Nelon & District Chamber of Commerce
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Drugs and Addictions
  • Kootenay Gold – Best of Business Award Winner (2007 and 2010)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Special Olympics
  • Award of Excellence from the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation (2007 and 2008)
  • Reader’s Choice – The Best Pharmacy (2007)

Join Tim for a quick tour of the store.

Come see us, we’d love to help you at our store!