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“Celebrating Canada Day”

Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.
Certificate of Excellence
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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
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49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Celebrating Canada Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

While visiting Nelson, we heard of the Slocan River Facchina Rapids run and delayed leaving for the opportunity to spend time on the river July 1st. John provided pertinent information and backed it up with email. All details were smooth and the trip to the drop site in the Woody was fun! Everything we needed was available. From put in to take out, Pete honed our skills and expertise while playing paddling games and sharing info on flora and fauna of the area. The whole crew enjoyed opportunities to cool down in the river. What a great way to spend the afternoon. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2014
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English first
2 reviews
“Our cheeks hurt from laughing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I am the Assistant Manager at the Dancing Bear Inn in Nelson, BC. The Nelson Whitewater Rafting team graciously invited our staff to join them on an amazing afternoon of fun and adventure!! To say we all loved it would be an understatement! The guides were hilarious! And so knowledgeable about the area and rafting in general, giving many tidbits of knowledge along our journey. I would suggest this trip to any of the guests that come through the hostel! Just a warning though.. your arms will be hurting from paddling so hard.. and your cheeks from laughing!!

Visited June 2014
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Nelson, Canada
1 review
“Fun! fun! fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I was a middle aged first time nervous ninny rafter, so was relieved when the very competent staff put me at ease on the water very quickly after embarking downstream.
They seemed to gauge who the experienced riders were and accommodated them too with lively rafting games. The staff are a lot of fun too! Altogether a great outfit.

Visited June 2014
Thank KimP1081
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Salmo whitewater rafting Nelson bc”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We went whitewater rafting on the Salmo river on the 9th of June with Nelson Whitewater rafting co. And had an absolute blast from start to finish. John our guide (and owner), Steve the driver and photographer and Flo our rescue man (just in case) were all brilliant. The ride on the Woody was great fun to he start of e rafting. We were provided with all the equipment and the instruction were all first class. The ride itself is awesome so much fun, hard work, but great fun. Would def recommend this to anyone visiting Nelson and would love to do it all again. Big thumbs up from us.

Visited June 2014
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
“Had a Blast!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We had so much fun in that boat! Our guide and instructor Pete was top notch! We were laughing so hard by the end of the trip! I thoroughly enjoyed the "rodeo" and "trust" games. Definitely doing it again!

Visited June 2014
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