Fantastic 2016 Season!

September 3, 2016

Hope you’re all having a great Labour Day weekend! If you’re looking for something to do, try one of our paddleboard or kayak rentals. We set you off on the water right here by our office located at the Prestige Marina. Give it a go while the sun is still shining!

August 24, 2016

This Friday is the last Marketfest of the summer! It is put on by the West Kootenay Eco Society and will run from 6-10:30pm on Baker Street. There will be lots of local vendors, artisans, performers and good food!

August 21, 2016

Looking for a great family activity before going back to school and work? Come join us whitewater rafting or for a more relaxing day, a scenic float! Only two weeks left until our summer season is over.

August 17, 2016

We’ve been asked a few questions surrounding the high levels of E.coli in Kootenay lake and whether or not it effects whitewater rafting. The answer is no, it does not! We go rafting down the Facchina Rapids which are on the Slocan river, fed by Slocan lake, so whitewater rafting is still a go!

August 10, 2016

It’s hard to believe that summer is that much closer to being over when it feels like it never arrived! Sunshine is in our forecast for the weekend so make the most of it by whitewater rafting or inflatable kayaking down the Facchina Rapids!

August 3, 2016

Every Wednesday the West Kootenay EcoSociety holds a market on Baker St. It runs from 9am to 3pm and has a large variety of vendors from food to locally made pottery!

July 27, 2016

Visiting Nelson and need some great ideas of what to do? Visit Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism for trip ideas, places to stay and even some travel deals!

July 19, 2016

Thinking about going whitewater rafting but still not sure? Read through some of the reviews in our Guest Comments section to see what others thought of it! Or, leave your own review of your trip there.

July 16, 2016

The weather has been unpredictable, but whitewater rafting is enjoyable rain or shine! We provide wetsuits and splashtops along with all other essentials for the raft down the Facchina Rapids. Feel free to bring water in the raft to stay hydrated!

Also, If you are looking for new flooring in your boat contact John or Kathi Gleim about SeaDek Marine Products at 505-280-0669. “Formulated with an acrylic based high-bond pressure sensitive adhesive, SeaDek’s robust, 3M peel-and-stick application makes it easy to install.” This product is available in a variety of sizes, thicknesses, textures and colours.

July 13, 2016

Our inflatable kayaking is a great option if you are looking for more of a challenge going down the Facchina Rapids! You will be in control of your own kayak going down the rapids, we just ask that you are physically fit and a competent swimmer. If you are 12 or 13 you can paddle with an adult in a tandem kayak!

July 10, 2016

Are you nervous about whitewater rafting? The Facchina Rapids is a great introductory trip for hesitant rafters due to slow progression into the class 3 rapids. The tour begins with a calm float and as you make your way down the Slocan River, the intensity gradually increases. We hope you decide to give whitewater rafting a go!

July 5, 2016

The forecast is looking a little wet for this week but whitewater rafting is still a great activity in the rain! You get just as wet going through the rapids and we provide you with all of the gear/clothing to keep you warm as you go down.

July 3, 2016

It’s July already! Don’t miss your chance to whitewater raft down the Slocan River. We offer inflatable kayak and gentle float tours as well. This is a great opportunity to get outside and experience what nature has to offer.

June 30, 2016

Canada Day festivities will be happening tomorrow at Lakeside Park! Celebrations usually begin around 10am and go until 9pm with Fireworks around 10pm. The full schedule should be out today or early tomorrow morning on the Nelson Star website.

June 28, 2016

It finally feels like summer with this heat! Temperatures are supposed to reach a high of 34 degrees this weekend. Thankfully you can stay cool in the water going whitewater rafting down the Facchina Rapids, or maybe go for a float down the Slocan river!

June 26, 2016

It’s almost the end of June which means schools out and Canada Day is just around the corner! We still have a few spots left for our Canada Day whitewater rafting trips. What better way to celebrate Canada than by being outside.

June 25, 2016

The forecast is finally showing sun for this week! Perfect weather for whitewater rafting. Come enjoy an exciting trip down the Slocan River Facchina Rapids or if you prefer something more relaxing, try our Scenic Float Tour.

June 19, 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all the rafting Dad’s out there! What better way to spend Father’s Day than to go Paddleboarding or Kayaking with your Dad, or maybe even book a Whitewater rafting trip.

June 18, 2016

Looking for an exciting workout? Try whitewater rafting! Whitewater rafting is a fun, challenging physical activity that requires use of the core and upper body. The movement of paddling tones your arms, back, and shoulders while trying to keep balanced engages the core.

June 17, 2016

It’s a beautiful day to come try out our paddleboard and kayak rentals! We will provide you with all you need to have a safe, fun time on the water. Also, participate in “The Future of Kootenay Lake” survey online at This study will be used to inform planning and management for development, recreation, and stewardship of Kootenay Lake. Your input is important.

June 16, 2016

After all this rain the sun is supposed to come back on Monday! It’s even expected to get up to 29 degrees. What better way to celebrate the sunshine than being on the water whitewater rafting! We can’t wait.

June 10, 2016

It may be raining and pouring in Nelson today, but that’s a great thing for our rivers to keep up the water level and make the whitewater rafting exciting in high water! The plants probably like it to after all the hot weather.

June 9, 2016

On June 21st our Nelson Whitewater Rafting crew gets to go ziplining with Kokanee Mountain Zipline! Everyone’s super excited to try it out, and in the afternoon the KMZ crew gets to try out rafting down the Facchina Whitewater Rapids. For more info on Kootenay Mountain Zipline you can visit

May 26, 2016

Our guides have been out testing the waters in their whitewater kayaks, and having a blast. We will be out rafting and training this week getting ready for opening day June 4. It’s shaping up to be a great summer, and many guests have already been out enjoying our paddleboard and kayak rentals.