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Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.

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Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.
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“slocan river”(43 reviews)
“music trivia”(12 reviews)
“these guys”(18 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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All reviews slocan river music trivia these guys recommend this trip great trip bus driver great fun great guide white water safety video family float beautiful river first timers a lot of fun great conversation year olds some great photos
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vesnamiskin21
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bnmv1959
Reviewed 1 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dallas W
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ben G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Liz D
Reviewed 21 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank VivaLu
Reviewed 20 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark L
JohnDutton, Owner at Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

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 19 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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