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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
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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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An experience!

We did the kayak trip (with the raft as company). We found the rapids challenging - we had no previous experience. We both came out in the first rapids, but had been given a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Gordon P
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Tralee, Ireland
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Tralee, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We did the kayak trip (with the raft as company). We found the rapids challenging - we had no previous experience. We both came out in the first rapids, but had been given a safety briefing and had a "minder". We were picked up promptly by the raft. We continued on, and greatly enjoyed it. We have shared the (impressive)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The rafting was really fun and the setting is stunning. Our guide Sean was fun, knowledgeable, and a great teacher. Well worth doing if you're anywhere near the Nelson area.

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Thank Becky P
Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This was a wonderful way to spend a hot afternoon in the Nelson area. Our raft guide Greg, was an expert boat pilot and the trip was a blast! Between sets of rapids we had a water fight with the other raft and we were kept entertained throughout the whole trip (from the bus ride, rapid rafting and rope swing... More 

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Thank gale119
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a brilliant time on the river. Lots of fun games before and in between the rapids. Rapids were a 1-3 on the rafting we chose but there are bigger ones for the more adventurous. Staff very professional and friendly. I felt completely safe and a great cd/memory stick full of photographic memories which you can either purchase or try... More 

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Thank Leechpool3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

We went with our 11 and 13 year old and we all had a fantastic time! The music trivia was a blast during the drive, and our guide Shawn, made the slower parts of the river fun with all sorts of games along the way. The water is lake fed, so the temperature was wonderful to swim in. Thanks again,... More 

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Thank Jessica B
Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great trip. Fun from the get go. Exciting -always with an eye to safety. Staff were relaxed, fun, informative and helpful.

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Thank Catherine R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time on the Slocan River. It should be something that everyone has on there bucket list!!! The Guide are awesome too

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Thank Robin J
High Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent rafting company. We have been on a few different raft trips with a few different companies and NWR is at the top. Excellent guides, equipment and tour. Treated our family like their own and our kids had a blast!!!! Will definetly hook up with this company again when we are in the area again. Great service, great guides, great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

My boys are excited to try white water rafting again. They said they had a blast. It was a great 4 hour getaway,for them, and my wife and I. We will come back next year. The guides were great with all the questions we had, and very personable with our boys. This is a great option for families with older... More 

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Thank luke e
Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Shawn was our guide down the river on Aug.15th. The trip was fun filled with water fights, games {rodeo} which was a blast, which three of our crew did. Also the rapids were awesome and we got to surf one of the rapids and the swim behind the raft was a treat. Shawn was very experienced and knowledgeable and we... More 

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