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Address: 701 Lakeside Dr, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6G3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-808-7238
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Very fun entertaining trip

My wife and I went on this trip and really enjoyed our selves. The rapids were fun and definitely bring your go pro and buy the pictures at the end. Your go pro is cool but they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went on this trip and really enjoyed our selves. The rapids were fun and definitely bring your go pro and buy the pictures at the end. Your go pro is cool but they take some amazing action shots of the trip. John was a great bus driver as well.

Thank Miketw73
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Shout out to Sean, Jonah and Jerome. They're very helpful and they made our trip so enjoyable. This was our first time and Sean really made it easy for us. We had so much fun that we want to do it again! Thank you so much for all your help! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Thank Sheila C
Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We went with a 7 year old and it was definitely easy enough for her. Personally more Rapids would have been nice but with younger kids it was a day well spent

Thank Jesse R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I did the whitewater kayaking and had a blast. Jerome was our guide and he couldn't have been more helpful, experienced and fun! Jonah (bus driver and photographer extraordinaire) and Sean (raft guide )were the other guides and both made the trip perfect as well. Bus ride was great and the 80s music trivia competition was a... More 

Thank Knielsen5050
Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Easy check in. Hostess with the Mostess. Everyone was very helpful and pleasant. Joshua, Jonah and Kyle were the BEST. Bus ride in THE WOODY was fun and entertaining. Expected more White Water as first 45 minutes were starting to get boring. Kyle was very informative and entertaining. Only issue was with the destination point and take out. Didn't expect... More 

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

Hi James, Thank-you for taking the time to review and for coming rafting with us. We advertise the trip on our website as 'Half float/half whitewater with class 2 & 3 rapids'. Sounds like the guides did a great job. The goal is to keep the first half fun with the rodeo game and swimming, and most people really dig... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The guides were entertaining yet professional! My husband tried river kayaking and is hooked! Our kids and I tried the river rafting; wish we were here for the spring runoff, but the kids loved the games we played while we were just floating. Special thanks to Kathy (?) for arranging doggy care for us! Great company!

Thank DeAnna M
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Nelson Whitewater Rafting offered an awesome experience all-round, from the topnotch office staff to the entertaining and personable guides. Even the drive to the river in "The Woody" was super fun...nice driving Jonah (and photography). Sean and Jerome were our guides and made our journey safe and exciting. In addition to Sean's stellar jokes/riddles along the way, the float to... More 

Thank Amandaaaa6
British Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time. We were first time rafters and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our 15 year old daughter had such a blast! The rapids were perfect, not too scary but enough that we got a thrill! Our guide Kyle was amazing and made the trip even better! Would definitely do this again and recommend to anyone!

Thank stokerxx
Balgonie, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 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!

Thank Char L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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 

Thank Connie D

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