2013 Season Recap

August 31, 2013

Well we are just finishing off another great season here at Nelson Whitewater Rafting. We had a great season overall. There were some challenges… On July 26th a fuel truck crashed into Lemon Creek which feeds the Slocan River and we weren’t able to raft for two weeks while the clean up was in progress. We did get to help with the clean up efforts though by rafting biologists and clean up crews down the river. During the closure we also did an amazing trip on the Lardeau River as well as on the mighty Columbia River and Kootenay Rivers.

Also, our owner John Dutton snuck away and guided a week long trip on the Chilco Chilcotin and Fraser Rivers working with ROAM another rafting outfitter based out of Nelson. John reported a great experience rafting the white mile and many other great rapids.

July 23, 2013

Summer is flying by and the sun just keeps on shining here in Nelson! Hittin’ the river has been the perfect way to beat the heat in the 30+ C. temperatures we’ve been having the past couple of weeks.  We’ve had a ton of fun with each and every group we’ve been out rafting with so far this season and we look forward to all the good times August has in store!

July 10, 2013

We had two full boats head down the Facchina Rapids yesterday. The sun was shining in full force and everyone came back with smiles on their faces. There’s no better way to spend a hot summer day than on the Slocan River!

June 18, 2013

We have been taking full boats rafting down the Salmo River and did our first official Slocan Fachinna Rapids of the season yesterday. Our guests had a blast. Check out the guest comments page.

June 3, 2013

First rafting trip of the season down the Salmo River was a blast. It was a great level for the perfect whitewater experience. Once of the best BC has to offer. Join us early this season for this fantastic run.

May 28, 2013

We did some raft guide training on the Salmo River Shenango Canyon on Sunday. What a blast to be back on the water in a raft. The guides all got a chance to practive their throw bagging, flip drills, whitewater swimming and charging through class four rapids. It was sunny and warm too.

May 13, 2013

Last week must have been one of the hottest weeks ever in Nelson in May. The Salmo and Slocan Rivers are pumpin’ right now. We can’t wait to share this high water with you!

April 28, 2013

We have had some beautiful and sunny weather in the Nelson during the last couple of weeks. Our guides have been out kayking on the Salmo and Slocan rivers and are looking forward rafting again. We look forward to sharing another great season of whitewater rafting with our guests.

April 7, 2013

Our preparations have started for the 2013 season. June 1 will be the first rafting trip of the season on the Salmo River Shenango Canyon. If you don’t feel like you’re ready for the class 4 action of the Salmo, but want to try some big grade 3 rapids there is no better time than June for high water on the Slocan River Facchina Rapids tour. Give us a call to book! 1-877-808-7238.