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Address: 701 Lakeside Dr, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6G3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-808-7238
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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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An excellent afternoon rafting - well done.

We were looking for a rafting trip that would suit a novice and provide sufficient excitement for the rest of the team. Perfect well done.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2016
Chris G
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Nelson, Canada
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Friendly and professional staff/guides, excellent attention to safety and making sure we all had fun. Enjoyed swimming in the river and floating through one of the rapids, as well as going through the other rapids in the raft. I went on my own and ended up feeling very much part of the group, which made for a great time. The... More 

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Thank Jen C
Kootenay Bay, Canada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Had a great time. Go every summer. The initial drop off was full of vehicles (very hot day) second drop off spot was a bit sketchy . Guides are fun and they make the trip so much fun!!!

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Thank smbaird2016
JohnDutton, Owner at Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co., responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to review, and for returning every year. We really appreciate our repeat guests. To let you know for next time we have arranged a great alternate put-in to use when our regular one is unavailable. It's only a couple of minutes up the road, and there's a lovely beach to put... More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were looking for a rafting trip that would suit a novice and provide sufficient excitement for the rest of the team. Perfect well done.

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Thank Chris G
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Just finished a class ll & lll Rapids expedition yesterday along the Slocan River near Nelson, BC. We had five people in our group; my parents, me, and my two children aged 11 & 12. We did not know what to expect since none of us had ever been white water rafting before. The shuttle bus takes a good 30-40mins... More 

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Thank Sara W
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Never been whitewater rafting and not a good swimmer but really enjoyed the trip and felt very safe. Would recommend and had a great time

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Thank 347staylor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We had a great time, thanks to our hosts, Sean, Kyle and Jonah. Amazing young men who were professional yet goofy, knowledgable yet cool! Great employees made the trip a success. Keep up the good work men!

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Thank Katherine J
Emerald Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is the 3rd time rafting (1st by Nelson). Our family had a great time - both relaxing and adrenaline rush. Wished there were more level 3 rapids but it's later in the year already. Our guide Jerome was very friendly, great conversation and made the trip fun!

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Thank Proud2BCdn_5
Fort St. John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Loved this first time taste of white water kayaking! Totally affordable, safety a priority and one of my most memorable experiences while finally getting to visit the south Kooteneys. Every bit of the river was gorgeous; the first placid part where we practiced dumping our kayaks and getting back in and the series of different rapids we went through later.... More 

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Thank NorthPeaceSnowbird
Rossland, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a fairly mellow rafting experience compared to others I have done but great fun all the same. Much of the trip was cruising on easy water, but still enjoyable. The rapids are at the end of the run and are fun but not "epic" so perfect for entry level rafters/family but might be a little on the "lite"... More 

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Thank colinagrant7707
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This wasn't our 1st time rafting but 1st time in Nelson and we highly recommend these guys!!! Our guides were awesome; organized, knowledgable, passionate and cool! Thanks for all your hard work and enthusiastic attitudes :) We won the music trivia which was a bonus too!

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