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Address: 701 Lakeside Dr, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6G3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-808-7238
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Beautiful scenery from a different view. Kyle & Jonah our guides were Awesome & very Friendly. They made sure our experience was safe and fun! Music challenge was a bonus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Balgonie, Canada
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Balgonie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenery from a different view. Kyle & Jonah our guides were Awesome & very Friendly. They made sure our experience was safe and fun! Music challenge was a bonus! Great way to spend a morning on the water in the mountains!

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Thank Char L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thanks for the great whitewater rafting trip down the Slocan river with Sean. Was the first time for me and it was lots of fun from the beginning to the end. Sean showed his talent and knowledge with rafting and made everybody feel safe. The guides made the trip a memorable experience with their positive attitudes. I highly recommend this... More 

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Thank Connie D
Nelson, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly and professional staff/guides, excellent attention to safety and making sure we all had fun. Enjoyed swimming in the river and floating through one of the rapids, as well as going through the other rapids in the raft. I went on my own and ended up feeling very much part of the group, which made for a great time. The... More 

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Thank Jen C
Kootenay Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a great time. Go every summer. The initial drop off was full of vehicles (very hot day) second drop off spot was a bit sketchy . Guides are fun and they make the trip so much fun!!!

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Thank smbaird2016
JohnDutton, Owner at Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co., responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to review, and for returning every year. We really appreciate our repeat guests. To let you know for next time we have arranged a great alternate put-in to use when our regular one is unavailable. It's only a couple of minutes up the road, and there's a lovely beach to put... More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a rafting trip that would suit a novice and provide sufficient excitement for the rest of the team. Perfect well done.

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Thank Chris G
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished a class ll & lll Rapids expedition yesterday along the Slocan River near Nelson, BC. We had five people in our group; my parents, me, and my two children aged 11 & 12. We did not know what to expect since none of us had ever been white water rafting before. The shuttle bus takes a good 30-40mins... More 

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Thank Sara W
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never been whitewater rafting and not a good swimmer but really enjoyed the trip and felt very safe. Would recommend and had a great time

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Thank 347staylor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time, thanks to our hosts, Sean, Kyle and Jonah. Amazing young men who were professional yet goofy, knowledgable yet cool! Great employees made the trip a success. Keep up the good work men!

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Thank Katherine J
Emerald Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 3rd time rafting (1st by Nelson). Our family had a great time - both relaxing and adrenaline rush. Wished there were more level 3 rapids but it's later in the year already. Our guide Jerome was very friendly, great conversation and made the trip fun!

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Thank Proud2BCdn_5
Fort St. John, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this first time taste of white water kayaking! Totally affordable, safety a priority and one of my most memorable experiences while finally getting to visit the south Kooteneys. Every bit of the river was gorgeous; the first placid part where we practiced dumping our kayaks and getting back in and the series of different rapids we went through later.... More 

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