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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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
All reviews slocan river music trivia these guys recommend this trip great trip bus driver class rapids great fun great guide float trip white water safety video family float beautiful river fun filled adventure perfect mix inflatable kayaks
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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!