Lardeau River Adventures

The Kootenay Rockies Premier Rafting Adventure!

Lardeau River Adventures offers an unparalleled wilderness whitewater rafting experience in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies of British Columbia. Only 90 minutes north of Nelson and 35 minutes from Kaslo, the crystal waters of the Lardeau wind through breathtaking scenery that is home to an abundance of Rocky Mountain wildlife. This wild, free-flowing Kootenay river offers a mix of exciting class 2+ rapids, plunging waterfalls and mountain vistas making our 4-6 hour guided trips perfect for both the first-time and experienced rafter.

Join us and discover why we are the Kootenay Rockies Premier Adventure!


Lardeau River Adventures offers an unparalleled Kootenay wilderness whitewater rafting experience only 90 minutes north of Nelson and 35 minutes from Kaslo, BC.

Located in the very heart of the Kooteany Rockies and fed by a remote mountain lake and numerous glacial streams, the Lardeau River has plunging waterfalls and deep turquoise pools. Exciting Class 2+ rapids interspersed with smooth, fast flowing reaches make this river perfect for all ages and abilities. The crystal waters of the Lardeau wind through the breathtaking scenery of Goat Range Provincial Park. This Inland Rainforest habitat is home to a variety of Rocky Mountain wildlife including woodland caribou, grizzly and black bear, wolves, cougar, bald eagles and elk. This wild and free-flowing river is also the spawning ground of the Kokanee, a landlocked salmon, and the endangered Gerrard trout, the largest Rainbow trout in the world!

Lardeau River Adventures is a specialist in high quality and exciting eco adventures. Running the river with us is an exhilarating and enjoyable way to access this unique environment without disturbing the wildlife or the ecosystem as a whole. Group sizes are kept small so clients receive an intimate, personalized introduction to this remarkable mountain valley. Our staff have the highest levels of industry experience and qualifications. Our goal is to provide an expedition-quality river rafting experience in an accessible and affordable day trip.

A wilderness whitewater rafting adventure halfway between Vancouver and Calgary!

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 backdrop to your Lardeau River Adventure. Meadow Creek is a comfortable day trip from Nelson, Kaslo, Balfour, Ainsworth and Nakusp and just a short jog from the International Selkirk Loop. Whether you come by motorcycle, car or RV, make your adventure complete in Meadow Creek.

Join us and discover why we are

 The Kootenay Rockies Premier Rafting Adventure!


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Your River Guide, Oliver, has over 25 years of experience guiding in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. With a taste for adventure and a passion for the outdoors, Oly makes every trip unforgettable!


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Tamara, a former park ranger, zookeeper and grizzly bear guide, will share her knowledge of this unique mountain ecosystem and give you a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the Lardeau Valley.




We are a husband and wife team that has guided for many years all over the world. We have combined our adventures in wildlife guiding and conservation including work with endangered species, biodiversity and habitat protection. Here in Meadow Creek, our goal is to provide a high quality expedition-style day trip that is a world apart from the standard whitewater rafting experience. We strive for sustainability in every aspect of our operation. By keeping group sizes small we minimize our impact on the environment and assure our clients an intimate and personalized BC eco-adventure.