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“Gorgeous Day! Great Fun!”

Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Great day doing the Fachinna Rapids on the Slocan River with Nelson Whitewater Rafting. While the flow wasn't what I wanted (too late in the year), the guides (Jerome & Kyle) made it a fun filled adventure, in beautiful weather. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a relaxing, yet thrilling ride on the Slocan.

Thank Warfdon
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

So much fun rafting with these guys! The rapids were a little tamer than we expected but the kids thought it was the greatest thing ever. During the float times, the guides kept us entertained with a little water gun war between rafts and a few games of "rodeo".
Chris was great at guiding our raft and answering the MANY questions of my 8 year old and also keeping my daughter (who can sometimes get anxious) feeling safe and having a good time. Kyle ended up being the target of my son's water gun and took it like a champ. Chris, Kyle and Fanny were awesome to be around and made the experience that much better. Thanks for the memories!

Thank Leesa D
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Earlier this week while in Nelson we were able to add a whitewater trip to our schedule. Our three-hour trip was excellently guided by Kyle with Fannie doing the driving/photography and Jerome leading the other boat. Kyle was very experienced and did a wonderful job with both the adults and the one child on our boat. He added to the natural fun with a great sense of humour and reassuring style. Everything went off as scheduled and was great value for money.

I would add only one possible upgrade. On my scuba diving trips at the end of each dive the guides provide quartered orange slices and cold bottles of water. Since the drive back takes about 40 minutes something like this would be very welcome.

Thank erichalmasy
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic time white water rafting on the slocan river! Awesome friendly staff, beautiful scenery, highly recommend, especially if you are a first timer!

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

What an amazing crew from minute you get there right until you leave professional, passionate, fun group. Couldn't have asked for a better guide! Thank you for making our first rafting experience so spectacular!!!

Thank Kerrie S
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