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Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.

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Address: 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6Y8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-808-7238
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Nelson Whitewater Rafting is the West Kootenays' premier rafting company...
Nelson Whitewater Rafting is the West Kootenays' premier rafting company. We provide transportation to and from Nelson and have four trips to choose from as well as paddleboard and kayak rentals on the lake. 1. Shenango Canyon - maximum excitement 2. Facchina Rapids - fun for everybody 3. Inflatable Kayaking - exciting 4. Scenic Float - beautiful and relaxing. Lake Rentals 1. Paddleboards 2. Kayaks 3. Inflatable Paddleboards - great for take-away rentals. Our guides are fun and experienced. Your safety is our #1 priority, and your fun a close 2nd.
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My family from Baltimore MD came to visit and going down the Slocan River was one of the highlights of the trip. From start to finish, this was a first class adventure and all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Nelson, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My family from Baltimore MD came to visit and going down the Slocan River was one of the highlights of the trip. From start to finish, this was a first class adventure and all details were looked after. When I asked about how it would be for my 5 year old granddaughter, I was told ... "oh we love it..... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This adventure was the highlight of our trip to Nelson. We had all different ages on the rafts (from 5 years to 62 years old) and all of us had a wonderful time. The raft guides were so very friendly, helpful and encouraging that even those of us who have had an unfortunate past experience white water rafting felt confident... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

John's guides are friendly, organized, safety-minded & out to show the paddlers a good time. We were a group of 4: two 10yo boys, my spouse & I; and we chose the class II/III trip on the Slocan R. We had one other adult in the boat who was there on her own. John was our guide and told us... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's obvious from the other 5 star rankings that this little company got it right - they run a tight ship that's also incredibly friendly, funny and customer-focused. It was our family's first time (including two young kids) and we were nervous, but felt that we were in expert hands with both the safety video, gear and knowledge of the... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Really good fun day out. Beautiful scenery along the way. Spent some of the time floating alongside the raft in the warm river water on a very hot day. John was a fantastic host and guide. Takes about 1 hr 45 mins to go the 11km route. Highly recommended trip

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The class 2-3 white water trip was a perfect introduction for my 15 year old daughter. The half hour van ride to where we put in was made more enjoyable by a music trivia game. The equipment is all in great shape. The first hour is mostly a float down the Sloan River that passes easily with the banter of... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great way to spend a couple of hours. Relaxing and fun. Kids jumped in the water and had a blast floating with the current. Guides were friendly and our raft guide made it fun for the kids. We could not make the afternoon whitewater trip but Sean made sure we had a good time. Highly recommend for whatever adventure you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What a fantastic day with John & his staff so friendly & just so much fun to go white water rafting with.the 4 hour round trip is wounderful from being picked up in & old school bus that has been done up so beautifully to the games you play on the bus to the game's you play while rafting down... More 

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Lagunitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was our first time whitewater rafting, and it was a blast. Just the right length of time for my young child, along a scenic river, and only a short drive from Nelson. The guides were super friendly and fun to be around, and they made us feel very safe and comfortable in the raft, even in the Class III... More 

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Duncan, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

was one of the best adventures myself , my sister and my sister in law ever took. The staff were great at teaching us the safety rules about rafting and that was fortunate as I went over board and because they instructed us well beforehand, the rescue happened immediately with no harm done. Thrill of a lifetime.

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Additional Information about Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.

Address: 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6Y8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-808-7238
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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