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Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.

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Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.
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“slocan river”(35 reviews)
“these guys”(16 reviews)
“great trip”(11 reviews)
Nelson Whitewater Rafting is the West Kootenays' premier rafting company. We provide transportation to and from Nelson and have two trips to choose from as well as paddleboard and kayak rentals on Kootenay Lake. 1: Facchina Rapids - fun for all ages...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
701 Lakeside Dr | At the marina of the Prestige Lakeside Resort, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6G3, Canada
+1 877-808-7238
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the amazing, fun, and higly competent crew of the Nelson Whitewater Rafting my husband and I had unforgettable memories of Slocan river. Thank you for the great pictures. Vesna

Thank vesnamiskin21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much to Funnie (probably wrong spelling ?), to Kayle, to Spencer and to Matt ! The day with you guys was highlite of our eight days visit to Kootney area. It was fun and thrill from the moment we step in to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Franny, Kyle and the entire Nelson Whitewater rafting team made our day safe and enjoyable. We had a 9 and 11 yr old and they had a blast! Definitely recommend it for families.

Thank Dallas W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my two daughters - age 3 and 6 on the family float. It was a great experience. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. Our kids loved Spencer, and our guide Chris was great with kids and excellent at his job. He spun the...More

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of fun and action on the river, and the dudes involved in the trip are well immersed in river education. My family and I will be back! thanks guys!

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great time, very proficient guides. Great value. Unbelievable scenery on the river. This is a must do for Nelson, also they SUP on the lake.

Thank traveljunkie22_10
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took our two children river rafting with NWR Co. and had a really fun morning. I would agree with another reviewer that it's ALOT of time floating this time of the year. The rapids were perfect for us newbies, they just don't last long....More

Thank VivaLu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn’t recommend going in August. But I also hear there aren’t many rapids in spring either, just fast moving water. You watch 10 minutes is safety videos on the bus, then get in the boat and put your paddles down for about 30 minutes....More

Thank Mark L
JohnDutton, Owner at Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Mark, Thank you for sharing your comments. I'm not sure your group is our typical clientele as I was informed you were caught sneaking beer onto the bus in coffee cups. Our company offers a family friendly experience and that kind of behaviour is...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

August is a great month for a family float down the river. Its gentle and there are a few rapides to add some kick to the trip. Steve, our guide, was very knowledgeable of the river and what we saw along the banks. There were...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Thanks Chris for the awesome time! Lots of scenic floating with great conversation. Not as intense rapids as other white water rivers if that’s what you’re expecting, but Slocan is still super fun when we did hit the rapids!

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