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Fast or Slow, You’ll Love Rafting Down Our Rivers

The Nelson and Kootenay Lake area offers prime white water rafting conditions on the Slocan, Salmo and Lardeau rivers. Whether you want full adrenaline heart pumping excitement or a quiet day out on the river, our local rafting opportunities will take you there.

Scenic views of Selkirk mountains with Lardeau river in foregroundLardeau River Adventures in Meadow Creek offers exciting Class 2 rapids interspersed with smooth, fast flowing reaches and deep turquoise pools making this river perfect for all ages and abilities.

Nelson Whitewater Rafting is rated the number one thing to do in Nelson by Tripadvisor, giving you an idea of how popular and full-on exciting this activity is.

No experience is necessary, so anyone can pull on a life jacket and give it a go. Adrenaline junkies and action seekers are equally catered to, with high intensity tours sure to get the heart racing. Tours operate from May to September, but book before you arrive to ensure you get a spot.

Learn more about Lardeau River Adventures in our blog post on 108 Healthy Things To Do.

Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.

Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.

Experience class 3/4 rapids on the Salmo River, Shenango Canyon & class 2/3 rapids on the Slocan River, Facchina Rapids Tour. Transportation is provided to and from downtown Nelson, all necessary equipment is supplied and a photo service is available.

Lardeau River Adventures

Lardeau River Adventures

We offer an unparalleled whitewater rafting experience on the pristine Lardeau River. Suitable for all abilities, these crystal waters wind through breathtaking scenery, home to an abundance of wildlife.



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