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!



September 9th - September 30th

(Spring season: May 1st - June 30th / Summer season: July 1st - Sept. 8th)

Our fall season river rafting trips run from September 9th until September 30th with tours departing daily from our Meadow Creek, BC office.

Fall is a special time on the Lardeau. Thousands of kokanee salmon make their return from Kootenay Lake to spawn in the fine gravel beds of the Lardeau. Viewing this natural wonder from the raft lends a unique perspective on this amazing natural phenomenon occurring in the turquoise waters below. Fall is also a great time for seeing other wildlife as the abundance of spawning and dying fish attracts predators and scavengers including hundreds of bald eagles, mergansers, kingfishers, dippers, otters and grizzly bears. 

Pre-booking your Kootenay Rockies whitewater adventure is essential. 

GOT A GROUP? Ask for our Group Discount when you book 6 or more rafters and receive 10% off the adult rate!

More on your ultimate Kootenay Rockies rafting adventure below


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Red Fish Special

6 hour round trip (32 km)

Adult: $189     Youth (16 & under): $139

September 9 - September 30

After an extremely popular introduction in 2017, we are pleased to confirm our stunning Red Fish Special on our list of pure BC whitewater adventures!

Join our professional guide team and combine your rafting adventure with an up-close experience of the multitudes of spawning salmon, bald eagles and other predators and scavengers brought to the river over this time. You simply cannot get closer than this! A delicious riverside picnic included. Staff are fully qualified bear guides for your safety.

The Food

It all starts with your arrival at our office where you will be met with fresh coffee or juice and a delicious baked snack. The food we offer on our riverside picnics is of the highest quality. Varied, healthy and filling. Most often organic and home grown or, at least, locally sourced. From a scenic raft-accessed vantage point along the river, you will discover a new found appetite! Special dietary requirements are carefully catered for with notice at the time of booking. 


Mention our Early Bird Rates when you book to receive the following:

Book early (up to June 15) for your fall Kootenay Rockies river rafting tour and mention our Early Bird Rates to receive a 10% discount off your total trip price!

Not available if booking through an agent or in conjunction with any other offer. 

View more options with our Spring Whitewater Raft Adventures here!