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Address: 701 Lakeside Dr, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6G3, 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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Such a great time!

This wasn't our 1st time rafting but 1st time in Nelson and we highly recommend these guys!!! Our guides were awesome; organized, knowledgable, passionate and cool! Thanks for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mandy K
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Rossland, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fairly mellow rafting experience compared to others I have done but great fun all the same. Much of the trip was cruising on easy water, but still enjoyable. The rapids are at the end of the run and are fun but not "epic" so perfect for entry level rafters/family but might be a little on the "lite"... More 

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Thank colinagrant7707
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn't our 1st time rafting but 1st time in Nelson and we highly recommend these guys!!! Our guides were awesome; organized, knowledgable, passionate and cool! Thanks for all your hard work and enthusiastic attitudes :) We won the music trivia which was a bonus too!

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Thank Mandy K
Oak Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time on the Woody with music trivia and all the guides are very personable and made the whole trip great. Jerome is very knowledgeable and funny and he made our trip great - just wished their were more rapids but you are at the mercy of the rivers. It was a great experience for first time... More 

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Thank ShelliR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first rafting trip and we loved it. The rafting, the busride with the music quiz and the great company of our enthousiastic guides: it was great fun.

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Thank Tineke W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

although it was stormy and rainy... the laughs were non stop from the moment we left the dock.. the bus ride to the river.. the rafting adventure down the river.. the bus ride back and all the way until we parted ways. Loved the option to swim down the rapids at one point... hint : listen to your guide when... More 

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Thank HanaAaliya
Crieff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From check-in to drop-off at the end, the whole trip was smooth and well organized. Our guide was great, conversational, and gave us little bits of history of the area. There was a nice mixture of calm drifting and teamwork paddling through class 2 and 3 rapids, which included some good splashes which were perfect for a hot day! I... More 

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Thank rkwan651
Saskatoon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just wanted to throw in a quick review of our trip we took on August 4th afternoon. John and the boys did an excellent, safe and professional job from the minute of pick up at the resort to the drop off back there at the conclusion of the trip! We had Jona (sorry man I'm sure that is spelled wrong)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed with the rafting itself. My children (9 & 12) thought the rapids were very tame and for the amount of time spent on the water, very few. The guides were amazing though, they made the trip. The ride to and fro was fun - we all enjoyed the music trivia!

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your trip. I'm glad you found the guides amazing, and that you enjoyed the bus ride on 'The Woody' where we play the music trivia game. Our mission statement is - "To share with our guests fun and memorable experiences on and off the water." I hope overall you found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

went with the wife and two kids, 9 and 7, they loved it! Kyle was very sociable and knowledgeable about the sights and features of the river. Jerome was helpful and Jonah was a great wheelman. very good product.

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Thank Sean M
Salem, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Organized, fun, our guide Jerome was great. Enjoyed the trivia on the way and the return trip back. We would recommend Nelson Whitewater Rafting!

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