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Lardeau River Adventures

126 reviews
Kaslo, Canada
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About Lardeau River Adventures
Lardeau River Adventures offers an unparalleled whitewater rafting experience in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia. Only 90 minutes north of Nelson and 35 minutes from Kaslo, enjoy dozens of exciting Class 2+ rapids (suitable for all abilities), deep pools and crystal waters winding through the breathtaking scenery of Goat Range Provincial Park. This spectacular setting including plunging waterfalls is home to an abundance of Rocky Mountain wildlife. We provide a genuine backcountry wilderness river experience in an accessible and affordable day trip. All trips include a riverside picnic lunch crafted with care from fresh local ingredients. Our office in Meadow Creek is an easy and scenic drive to the north end of Kootenay Lake. Located halfway between Vancouver and Calgary, Meadow Creek is a comfortable day-trip from Nelson, Kaslo, Revelstoke and Nakusp. Join us and discover why we are the Kootenay Rockies Premier Adventure!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let’s face it, if it was just a raft trip on the Lardeau it would be awesome but the food, the environment, the conversation. It was an amazing time and I learned so much about the area, the geology and the environment, I am a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there Rally4Life! Thanks so much for taking the time to review your rafting adventure with us. We are very happy you had such a good time and by the sounds of it, inspired to explore more of the beautiful West Kootenays! All the best,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful day with Ollie and crew down the beautiful Lardeau River. We had a fun filled time with an amazing lunch on the Lardeau River. The river was fast and high with water making for good times. We managed to spot a bear...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey there Wandering! Thank you for taking the time to review your rafting trip on the Lardeau. Spring has to be a favourite season for us with the mountains still capped in snow and the wildlife on the move. We had a great time rafting...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oly and Tamara provided the Kaslo Search and Rescue swiftwater team with an excellent day on the Lardeau River. Covering every base possible to ensure the safety of his rafting customers Oly showed us every possible put in and take out on the river and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank poolandsun2
Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Poolandsun! It was a real pleasure showing the river to you all. Certainly there was some self interest involved in rafting your group down the river but with the generosity and commitment of groups like yours, all river users can feel a little...More

Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Professional and safe rafting experience through the pristine Lardeau Valley. Excellent riverside lunch. Suitable river for novice to experienced river rafters.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jason_Liard
Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Hello Jason! Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate the feedback and the information it provides adventurers looking at following in your paddle-strokes! Warm regards, Oliver & Tamara

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Oly and Tamara provided my group with a wonderful experience in this beautiful and remote part of B.C. They made us feel extremely well cared for: from rafting safety to a delicious home-grown, homemade, organic lunch to extremely impressive ecological knowledge and wildlife experience; Lardeau...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Hello Tracy! Thank you very much for the wonderful review and for bringing together such fun groups for us. We are thrilled you enjoyed our mixed activity day of rafting and old growth forest hiking and I know all staff thoroughly enjoyed engaging with a...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018

Very impressed with Oliver and Lardeau River Adventures. Our group of 11 people rafted down the river towards the end of September. I greatly appreicated Ollie's deep knowledge of the area and wildlife, conservation ethic, and emphasis on us having fun while staying safe. Lunch...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Lardeau River Adventures! We certainly appreciate the positive comments and and it was wonderful to spend a day of rafting with a super fun group that was in to the full and wider...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018

As the other reviewers have all said, this operation is excellent. We did two trips as part of our fall board retreat and everybody had a great time. As a conservation organization we were particularly appreciative of Oly's depth and breadth of local and international...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Hello Candace! Thank you very much for the terrific review! We are stoked to have been able to share the river with your group at such a special time of year. Watching the wildlife from the raft is something we love doing and we believe...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Oly was an incredibly knowledgeable guide and very experienced. We took our kids, age 13 and 15, and they loved their first rafting trip thanks to Oly! We would recommend this to anyone. We went when the water levels were lower and the river was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Hi there Denise! Thank you ever so much for reviewing Lardeau River Adventures. It certainly was a great wildlife day and to view the grizzly bear, eagles and herons up close is as special to us as when we first saw them! August is perfect...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

from start to finish the rafting was excellent with a lunch provided on the river bank, Oliver's running commentary on the ecology of the surrounding forest and wildlife made it a special trip, the grandkids and I learned more about grizzly bears and the life...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Hi Jim! Thank you very much for reviewing us. It's always a blast to take families out and we appreciate you choosing local for your family adventure! We appreciate the recommendation and wish you all many more Kootenay adventures! All the best, Oly and Tamara

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We booked the trip from the UK and Oly was very responsive to our questions via email and telephone.We received a warm welcome on arrival in Meadow Creek and were taken through a thorough safety briefing. The days rafting was great fun and Oly kept...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Hi Liddy! Thank you very much for the detailed review! We are glad you had a great time and have provided an outline of your adventure to assist others looking at exploring the Kootenay Rockies with us. Hope to see you back in BC someday!...More

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