2015 Season Recap

August 27, 2015

According to about.com, here are the 10 Reasons to Paddle: for exercise, to be close to nature, for a sense of adventure, to relax, as a means of transportation to those hard to reach places, to be with friends, to race and compete, to stay cool in the intense summer heat, it’s a sport for all ages, and MOST of all…. Because it’s fun!! Sounds like good enough reasons to me.

August 25, 2015

Nelson’s wonderful downtown local market takes place every Wednesday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm until September 23rd. If you haven’t been yet, it has an amazing mix of 50 local vendors that offer fresh produce, plants, prepared foods, body care and handmade arts and crafts. So head out and support our local economy as 80% of each vendor’s wares must be made locally to be sold in this market!

August 20, 2015

The last Market Fest for the season will bring Nelson’s historic Baker Street to life this Friday from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. This lively night market features 100 vendors with handmade goods, live music on two stages, dance performances throughout the evening, kids entertainment and more. You don’t want to miss it!

August 19, 2015

Don’t forget! Cottonwood Falls Park in Nelson hosts the Cottonwood Market every Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm until October 31st. This cozy little market offers an astonishing array of local food, crafts, health and body products and much much more! Live music plays every week from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm including some of our region’s best musicians.

August 10, 2015

Did you know? The Kootenay Kids Society hosts ‘Adventure Camp’ for children ages 5-10 years old. They offer weekly themes, swimming skills, art projects, nature exploration, and so much more. Located at 312 Silica Street, this program runs from July 3rd to October 3rd, all day long and provides a wonderful opportunity to explore, create, play, learn, and engage in our community!!

August 6, 2015

Salmo’s fabulous Shambhala Music Festival is happening this weekend! Shambhala has quickly become the staple event for electronic dance music and eclectic fans. It features over 500 acts, 6 unique stages, local organic food services, and exceeds 10,000 guests. Once the hot heat starts to get to you, take a break from the dancing and join us to get soaked on one of our white water tours!

August 1, 2015

Happy long weekend everyone! August is officially here and we can’t believe what a great rafting season it’s been so far. Wishing everyone an enjoyable vacation, filled with loved ones and amazing memories.

July 29, 2015

The August long weekend is getting closer and the weather forecast calls for nothing but clear blue skies and glorious sunshine. If you’re looking for an unforgetable good time with your friends or family this weekend, look no further! Call now at 1-877-808-RAFT to book in advance as our whitewater tours are filling up fast!!

July 23, 2015

Summer is flying by and the amazing weather just keeps on coming. 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 16, 2015

Looks like there’s going to be some really nice weather this weekend; a great opportunity to try out whitewater rafting. The Slocan River is at a great level to provide some good waves and it’s warm enough you might even want to take a swim!

July 13, 2015

Whether the sky is filled with sunshine or rain, being on the river is always the place to be!! If you’re going to get wet anyways, it might as well be done while soaring through massive waves and having the time of your life. Rain or shine the fun never stops.

July 9, 2015

Huge shout out of appreciation to all the firefighters who have been working so hard to contain the Sitkum Creek fire! A retartand line has been placed to protect all the homes in the 6 mile area and no one will need to be evacuated.

July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July to our American neighbours and visitors. Cool off on the lake or river with us. Whitewater Rafting, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Infltatable Kayaking – through rapids!, Kayak rentals on the lake.

July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day!! It’s going to be beautiful weather here in Nelson. If you’re looking for a great way to celebrate our wonderful country, join us on the river for an experience you wont forget!

June 26, 2015

Record high temperatures of 41 degrees are gonna be felt all across the Kootenay’s this weekend. Be safe in the heat and stay cool with a whitewater rafting adventure!

June 19, 2015

We are already half way through June and have had a great start to our 2015 rafting season! The water levels are high on the Slocan River which means you’ll be hitting some major waves on the Facchina Rapids whitewater tour. If big splashes aren’t your thing, this amazing weather we’ve been having is the perfect setting for our Scenic Float tour.

May 31, 2015

Last night owner John and celebrity guide Shawn went for a kayak down the Salmo River Shenango Canyon. They are rafting it this afternoon to get ready for next weekend’s first whitewater trips of the season.

May 13, 2015

John the owner and Ben a celebrity safety kayaker hit the Salmo River Shenango canyon today for some whitewater kayaking action. John just got a new kayak – a Jackson Karma and is just loving it. Been was boofing everything in sight and Bert’s drop (the final rapid) was the highlite of the run.

April 13, 2015

This is arguably the best time of year for some people in Nelson. Our guides have been out whitewater kayaking already, and a couple of our guides who are also keen skiers are heading about back country skiing tomorrow. The West Kootenay area is one great place to live!

March 14, 2015

It feels like spring is in the air here in Nelson. The local whitewater kayaking crowd has been getting on the river already! We’re excited for the summer and our new office location at the Prestige Lakeside Resort marina. From here we will be offering Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) and kayak rentals.

January 7, 2015

Happy New Year from everyone at Nelson Whitewater Rafting. We just had a huge dump of snow here in Nelson, and the winter powder hounds have been loving it. The snowpack is building up to give us lots of great whitewater this summer.