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Lardeau River Adventures offers an unparalleled whitewater rafting experience in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia. Only 90 minutes north of Nelson and 35 minutes from Kaslo, enjoy dozens of exciting Class 2+ rapids (suitable for...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
359 Meadow Creek Road | Meadow Creek, Kaslo, British Columbia V0G 1N0, Canada
+1 855-400-7238
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressed with Oliver and Lardeau River Adventures. Our group of 11 people rafted down the river towards the end of September. I greatly appreicated Ollie's deep knowledge of the area and wildlife, conservation ethic, and emphasis on us having fun while staying safe. Lunch...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the other reviewers have all said, this operation is excellent. We did two trips as part of our fall board retreat and everybody had a great time. As a conservation organization we were particularly appreciative of Oly's depth and breadth of local and international...More

Thank Candace B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Oly was an incredibly knowledgeable guide and very experienced. We took our kids, age 13 and 15, and they loved their first rafting trip thanks to Oly! We would recommend this to anyone. We went when the water levels were lower and the river was...More

Thank Denise M
Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hi there Denise! Thank you ever so much for reviewing Lardeau River Adventures. It certainly was a great wildlife day and to view the grizzly bear, eagles and herons up close is as special to us as when we first saw them! August is perfect...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

from start to finish the rafting was excellent with a lunch provided on the river bank, Oliver's running commentary on the ecology of the surrounding forest and wildlife made it a special trip, the grandkids and I learned more about grizzly bears and the life...More

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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Jim! Thank you very much for reviewing us. It's always a blast to take families out and we appreciate you choosing local for your family adventure! We appreciate the recommendation and wish you all many more Kootenay adventures! All the best, Oly and Tamara

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We booked the trip from the UK and Oly was very responsive to our questions via email and telephone.We received a warm welcome on arrival in Meadow Creek and were taken through a thorough safety briefing. The days rafting was great fun and Oly kept...More

Thank liddy
Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Liddy! Thank you very much for the detailed review! We are glad you had a great time and have provided an outline of your adventure to assist others looking at exploring the Kootenay Rockies with us. Hope to see you back in BC someday!...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Thankyou Oliver for the fantastic day on to river! Your knowledge of the area is vey interesting and Thankyou for sharing ! Tamara the lunch was the best ever and the presentation was superb! Will be back again next year as one could never get...More

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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thanks so much for the lovely review!! It was great having you out there and we would love to see you again. We agree, we never get tired of exploring the river and after 5 years we're still seeing new things! Al the every best!!

Reviewed 4 August 2018

We came across this trip when finding it in the visitors guide in Kaslo B.C. and were able to book a space for 2 for the next day. The river connects two glacial lakes and the trip is 30 km (20 mi) long, which would...More

Thank David S
Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hello there David, We would like to thank you very much for providing such a thorough review and walking us through your experience. To add to your excellent review, our minimum weight and age limits vary depending on the water levels and is up to...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to raft for the very first time with LRA. The staff treated us like family and had our safety as their number one priority. We began the morning with coffee, homemade goodies and a thorough, yet specific safety talk. We then set off...More

Thank Sam D
Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hey there Sam! We really appreciate your recommendation and for taking the time to review our operation. It was wonderful seeing the young grizzly bear and as the season is shifting now, we are seeing more eagle and bear movements. Thank you for choosing to...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great time out on the stunning Lardeau river. It was well worth the drive from Nelson. Our guide was professional, and shared a wealth of interesting information about the wildlife we saw and the ecosystem we rafting through. The rapids were fun,...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This trip was the highlight of our visit to the West Kootenays. Oly is extremely knowledgeable about the area and a great guide. We learned so much during the trip about the river, mountains, trees, animals - pretty much anything you could see from the...More

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