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Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.

701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6Y8, Canada
+1 877-808-7238
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Nelson Whitewater Rafting is the West Kootenays' premier rafting company. We provide transportation to and from downtown Nelson and have four trips to... more » Owner description: Nelson Whitewater Rafting is the West Kootenays' premier rafting company. We provide transportation to and from downtown Nelson and have four trips to choose from. 1. The thrilling Salmo River Shenango Canyon from June to mid-July features class 3&4 rapids in a remote canyon setting. 2. The fun and exciting Slocan River Facchina Rapids in June to August has warm water and grade 2&3 rapids. 3. Inflatable Kayaking down the Facchina Rapids. Guide your own kayak down fun and exciting whitewater with one of our experienced kayak guides by your side. 4. Our gentle float trip offers a relaxing time on the water with no rapids and beautiful scenery. Our guides are fun and experienced. Your safety is our #1 priority, and your fun time a close 2nd. « less
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Surrey, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a fantastic time. Our two guides Pete and Ursala were great! Lots of knowledge about the area and lots of laughs along the way! Didn't want it to end. :) Will for sure do it again.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We had such an amazing time! Our guide Peter was great, super knowledgable and entertaining! Was such a perfect way to beat the heat! Would come back in a second!!

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Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great guys did there best to make the trip a good time right from when you get on the bus until you return to Nelson. The river is very warm and super fun to hit the rapids and get wet. The trip is very scenic with float time, swim time and exciting white water time, we would recommend this trip... More

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We planned our trip to Nelson around our rafting trip with Nelson Whitewater Rafting. We floated the Salmo with our guide Tanner, who was INCREDIBLE !! If you come to Nelson and don't take advantage of this experience you're letting some of the best life has to offer pass you by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

At first I was slightly nervous to do the Salmo Level III & IV rafting but I gave in and tried it out! I'm glad I did. From the photos, when I didn't have water in my face I was SMILING like crazy! It was such a good time. The guides were great people and the atmosphere was chillaxin' LOVED... More

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Grande Cache, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We took our wedding party out for a rafting trip on the Salmo in June. Most of them have never rafted before, and now I think they are hooked! NWR was super flexible with us and scheduled us a trip that worked for our group who was travelling in. The guides were fantastic and the river was an absolute blast.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went for our 1st rafting experience as a family of 7, ages 3 to 49. It was awesome. Our trip started out as a scenic just perfect for my grandson, daughter and my oldest brother. They were let off and 4 of us continued on the slocan. It was awesome. It was nice that John were able to split... More

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Fruitvale,BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I took my 2 nephews (14 & 15) on the Salmo River white water trip. I got way more than expected. I've been before in Revelstoke & thought this wouldn't be as exciting. I was wrong, it was even better! Lots of class 2, 3 & 4 rapids. Very friendly & professional guides. I'd go again in a second.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

While visiting Nelson, we heard of the Slocan River Facchina Rapids run and delayed leaving for the opportunity to spend time on the river July 1st. John provided pertinent information and backed it up with email. All details were smooth and the trip to the drop site in the Woody was fun! Everything we needed was available. From put in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I am the Assistant Manager at the Dancing Bear Inn in Nelson, BC. The Nelson Whitewater Rafting team graciously invited our staff to join them on an amazing afternoon of fun and adventure!! To say we all loved it would be an understatement! The guides were hilarious! And so knowledgeable about the area and rafting in general, giving many tidbits... More

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