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Lardeau River Adventures

359 Meadow Creek Road | Meadow Creek, Kaslo, British Columbia V0G 1N0, Canada
+1 855-400-7238
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Fantastic day adventure!

Absolutely loved everything about this experience! Breathtaking scenery, incredible guide was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
amandacarmelle
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Fun trip with awesome guiding

The river really fun, but the guiding was exceptional. Oliver had a huge breadth of knowledge... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steven M
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Lardeau River Adventures offers an unparalleled whitewater rafting experience in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia. Only 90 minutes north of Nelson and 35 minutes from Kaslo, enjoy dozens of exciting Class 2+ rapids (suitable for all abilities), deep pools and crystal waters winding through the breathtaking scenery of Goat Range Provincial Park. This spectacular setting including plunging waterfalls is home to an abundance of Rocky Mountain wildlife. We provide an expedition-quality wilderness river experience in an accessible and affordable day trip. All trips include a riverside picnic lunch crafted with care from fresh local ingredients. Our office in Meadow Creek is an easy and scenic drive to the north end of Kootenay Lake. Here the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains come together to create the spectacular backdrop to your Lardeau River adventure. Located halfway between Vancouver and Calgary, Meadow Creek is a comfortable day-trip from Nelson, Kaslo, Revelstoke and Nakusp. Join us and discover why we are The Kootenay Rockies Premier Adventure! Please note: TripAdvisor map is incorrect. Please visit our website for full information on our location.
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“salmon” (6 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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359 Meadow Creek Road | Meadow Creek, Kaslo, British Columbia V0G 1N0, Canada
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+1 855-400-7238
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved everything about this experience! Breathtaking scenery, incredible guide was very personal and knowledgeable. I was nervous about the rafting but felt very safe with the experienced guide. The lunch was a great, and home made and grown! They even accommodated my vegan diet...More

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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Amanda! Thank you very much for reviewing Lardeau River Adventures! We are very happy that you were able to overcome any concerns and thoroughly enjoy yourself! It was wonderful to have you out there and hope that we see you again. Happy Adventures! Oly,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The river really fun, but the guiding was exceptional. Oliver had a huge breadth of knowledge about the river, surrounding ecosystem, wildlife, history and environment, in addition to being a highly competent river navigator, hilarious and a good communicator. Food was delicious too. We had...More

Thank Steven M
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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello there Steven, We appreciate you taking the time to review us. A very flattering review and we are all thrilled that you 'had a blast'! Thank you for thinking of us when looking for your adventure! Wishing you many more wild Kootenay times ahead,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lardeau River Adventures is a must do in the Kokanee Valley. Oly and Tamara are true professionals. Beginning with our thorough safety review to our ably navigated rafting trip, we knew we were in good hands. Oly was a wealth of information throughout the day...More

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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey Iveah! Many thanks for assisting other adventurers in providing a review! We had a wicked time with you all on the water. It was chilly that day so we think you displayed exemplary restraint! Hope to see you back in province and exploring the...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Stunning scenery in every direction with a very educated and enjoyable tour-guide, and a magnificent lunch. An enormous thank you to Oly and Tamara for the remarkable day on the Lardeau River! We look forward to coming back in the future. Landeau River Adventures is...More

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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Golly, thank you very much for the reference! We had such a great time with you rafting the Lardeau and appreciate your time in reviewing us and helping other rafters to follow! We hope you have many more like-adventures ahead. We really appreciate the support....More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Fantastic rafting adventure in a perfect set up. This is an excellent day out, travelling along the Lardeau river and enjoying the scenery. Both Oly and Tamara are very knowledgeable about nature and wildlife (both being certified bear guides). We thoroughly enjoyed listening to all...More

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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Helena! Thank you so much for exploring the Lardeau with us this spring. We can think of no better way to experience this beautiful valley than from a raft. We do appreciate the recommendation and are stoked you had a great time! Oly, Tamara...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

As our raft navigated the river, Oly taught us about the river’s ecosystem. Since 1991, he has rafted commercially on over 25 different rivers in 4 different countries; he has two and a half decades of experience under his belt. This rafting experience is very...More

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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello there Pat! Wow, now there's a review! We cannot express our appreciation adequately for such a thoughtful and thorough review. To us, you captured what we try to provide on all of our river adventures and are grateful for you providing your view on...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

What a wonderful company and experience - the owners were very curious and friendly. The day was warm and our tour guide was extremly knowledgable about the river, history of the area and wildlife and what a wonderful lunch - all home made! When booking...More

Thank Susan S
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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hello Susan! Our thanks for the wonderful review. We do our best to provide a unique, quality river adventure and we are glad you enjoyed the day to the fullest! Thanks again for taking the time to provide your perspective. All the best, Oly and...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We had the best fall day on the river with Olie! Great views, saw wildlife and red fish. Olie is a font of local nature information and lore as well as an excellent river guide. Tamara's lunch was gourmet with produce from her garden. The...More

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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hello there! Thank you very much for reviewing Lardeau River Adventures! It certainly has been a wild season of extremes and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the day. It is amazing that the full 32km adventure does tend to fly by! We appreciate the...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The trip down the river was extremely fun and relaxing. The scenery was spectacular and saw many eagles and fish heading upstream to spawn. It was also a great learning experience thanks to Oly's knowledge of the river and wildlife. The lunch was absolutely delicious...More

1  Thank pastprime-56
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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Hello and thank you very much for reviewing us! We appreciate you taking the time to assist fellow travellers and appreciate the recommendation. Thanks also for supporting us in our first year of the Red Fish Special. It was so popular we are making it...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Cannot say enough about the beauty of the river and outstanding service provided by Oly and Tamara! Not only was the trip exceptionally fun and relaxing, Oly's knowledge of the river systems and wildlife added a fascinating learning aspect to the trip. The lunch was...More

1  Thank Sienna L
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Oliver H, Owner at Lardeau River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Sienna! Thanks to you too. We had a great time with you on the river and the great energy that you put into your experience was a guarantee that would all have a "Best day on the Lardeau!" We wish you all the best and...More

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