Queen City Cruise

Schedule of Events

2016 Trophy Winners

Join Us Sept 8th & 9th for our 15th Anniversary Show!

The Queen City Cruise has continued to grow since the first cruise in 2003. Car collectors from far and wide find the appeal to show off their cars in the Heritage City. Nelson offers big city cosmopolitan dining, unique and original shopping experiences and comfortable lodging all on our beautiful setting of Kootenay Lake.

The Cruise starts out annually on the first weekend in September after Labour Day. Pre-registration with a get together at the Nelson Chamber of Commerce (Historic CPR Station) at the foot of Baker Street starts Friday at 1 o'clock along with live entertainment.  At 6:00 pm cars will cruise through downtown and eventually make there way towards Nelson's orange bridge in Fairview.  This year the Nelson Road Kings and the Nelson Arts Council will celebrate in style by having a free street dance featuring Sydney Black and her Boyfriends in the Hall Street Plaza.  Be sure to show up with your entire family in 50's outfits to celebrate the car show's 15th Anniversary and the end of Art Walk.

Saturday morning begins our Show and Shine on historic Baker Street in the downtown heart of Nelson B.C.  Get ready to Shake Rattle and Roll all day long with Bedside Manners and Elvis as they perform live through downtown. Trophy presentations are at approximately 3:30 pm followed by a poker run along the beautiful North Shore later on in the afternoon. The Hume Hotel has Bobby Bruce as Nearly Neil performing at the Spirit Bar and Finely's has booked Blues performer Terry Hanck.

Most of our attendees thus far hail from Washington, Idaho, Southern British Columbia and Southern Alberta.