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Address: 701 Lakeside Dr, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6G3, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 877-808-7238
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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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Awesome Family adventure

We were visiting Nelson this past week from Nashville, TN. My wife and I took our two daughters (7&8). The trip was perfect for young kids offering plenty of time both to swim in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
Scott D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We were visiting Nelson this past week from Nashville, TN. My wife and I took our two daughters (7&8). The trip was perfect for young kids offering plenty of time both to swim in the cold water, enjoy the amazing views, and get a great introduction to white what rafting. Our guides Jonah and Jerome were outstanding in their knowledge... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We took a trip with Nelson Whitewater Rafting today with our 6 and 7 year old boys. It was a fantastic day. Our guides Jerome, Jonah and Kyle were funny and lighthearted, but we also felt that we were in great hands. We did the the Slocan River trip on class 2 and 3 Rapids. Our kids had a great... More 

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Me and 2 friends decided to try kayaking for the first time on rapids and it was great. I had never been whitewater anything before, but we had a great guide to teach us what to do. Me and my mates are now looking to take kayaking lessons and do this more often!

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

4 gals with varied amounts of experience had a wonderful, fun, exhilarating time. The on river instruction and guiding was thorough and we felt both safe and challenged. Guides Jerome and John were in front and in back, but we got to run the rapids ourselves. This is really a fun time. Our only regret was it was over too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We went Whitewater rafting on the Facchina's and had a blast! Nelson Whitewater was accommodating (and patient) as we worked through the details and they helped us decide what trip would be best for us. The guides on the trip were nice, knowledgeable and kept the fun rolling. Would definitely recommend them and will likely be back to try a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Went kayaking for the first time - very organized company, very friendly and fun. Would definitely recommend it. Rapid 3 was appropriate for a first timer and I really enjoyed the crystal clear cool waters and the amazing scenery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

we did the family one and it was fun but easier than we had imagined, for a better thrill ride, i reccomend the hardeer one

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

These guys are very engaging. Lots of fun and games all the way. We would do it again in a heartbeat. I highly recommend this outfit. They have all the proper gear to keep you safe and warm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Highly recommend the team at Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co. From start to finish, our rafting trip was a great adventure. The guides were fabulous and even though they do this everyday, it was clear they all love their jobs and they made it a fun time for everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We had a wonderful time rafting. All 4 guides on our bus were great. Very knowledgable and made it a family friendly atmosphere. They made sure we all got the right sized gear and we had a great day on the water. The water was surprisingly warm and the bus ride was made more enjoyable with music trivia. We will... More 

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