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Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.

1802 Perrier Rd, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6Y8, Canada
250-505-2689
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Nelson
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 three... more » Owner description: Nelson Whitewater Rafting is the West Kootenays' premier rafting company. We provide transportation to and from downtown Nelson and have three different trips to choose from.1. The thrilling Salmo River from mid-May to mid-July features class 3&4 rapids in a remote canyon setting.2. The fun and exciting Slocan River in July & August has warm water and grade 2&3 rapids.3. Our gentle float trip offers a relaxing time on the water with no rapids and beautiful scenery.Our guides are fun and experienced. We will show you a good time! « less
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Trail, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My co-workers and I took a trip down the Salmo River in late June and had such a good time that I decided to book a trip again in August with Nelson Whitewater Rafting. The August trip was going to be on the scenic Slocan river and was going to be a special treat for our family visiting from Germany.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Great experience started with Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co's website. It was very informative, outlined all options and prices. Booking our adventure was easy and straight forward. We recommend you book in advance, so you are not disappointed. The actual Whitewater Rafting was just awesome. Those guys are very well trained, have plenty of experience and sure know what they are... More

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Post Falls, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This was a first rafting trip for my husband and 10 yr old son. Our guide was knowledgable, friendly and experienced. The trip was exactly as advertised. Overall a fantastic experience which we highly recommend to other families. All equipment was clean and in very good repair. Our safety was a priority with the staff.

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JohnDutton, Owner at Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co., responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review Tobi. I'm really happy to hear you had such a great time, and we hope to see you again in the future. All the best. John More

Nelson, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A couple of hours on the Slocan River, with a particularly exciting class 3 rapids near the end of the trip...good fun. The preparation, support, coaching and guiding was superb.

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Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The features of this river challenged by the skill and personality of this crew; Peter, Tanner, and John, are the reason to whitewater here. This trip will satisfy everything you thought whitewater should be. If you are a nervous non swimmer that has a secret desire to embrace a thrill, you can let that secret come screaming out on this... More

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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

From the moment we sat on the short bus to the time we got back to the hotel the trip was fun. Our 6 and 8 year old kids had a great time and maybe addicted to whitewater rafting in the future. we felt safe and comfortable with the staff and Pete was especially reassuring with his knowledge off all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I'd like to than you all, my mom and I had a blast . Weren't sure what to expect going into it, but ended up having an awesome time! Had a lot of fun, learnt some new things, and the guides were so outgoing and easy to get along with. Keep doing what your doing ladies/gents!

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amsterdam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

What a great day at the water! Very professional team, lovely views, nice swims...You havent seen BC if you have not done this rafting tour Enjoy ;-)

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High Prairie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

From our first contact with John to arrange a trip, the service provided by this company was outstanding. Our family of five, ages 12, 13, 15 & two 29 year olds (at heart), thoroughly enjoyed everything from the ride on Woody listening to 80's music, our guide Tanner, the other boat's guide Pete, to the games played and water encountered... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Our guide, Tanner, was awesome--as we're all the guides. We left from our hotel to the whitewater raft area and were given wetsuits to wear and watched a safety video and we were off. Tanner was very playful and we engaged a few times in a water fight with our paddles with the other raft! We did some amazing rapids,... More

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