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!



May 1st - June 30th

(Summer season: July 1st - Sept. 8th / Fall season: Sept. 9th - Sept. 30th)

Our spring whitewater rafting trips run from May 1st to June 30th with tours departing daily from our Meadow Creek, BC office.

May is an exciting time on the Lardeau with animals on the move seeking out the lush green spring growth and the Gerrard rainbow trout moving upstream to spawn. The weather is often warm and dry and prior to the snowmelt in the high elevations, the water is still crystal clear. Peak high water occurs in June on this wild and free-flowing river making this a great time for those looking for the wilder side of whitewater on the Lardeau. 

Pre-booking your spring Kootenay 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! Does not apply to the Lardeau Express.

Choose your ultimate Kootenay Rockies adventure below


Whitewater Rafting in the Kootenay Rockies, Lardeau River Adventures.

Upper River Rapid Spectacular

5-6 hour round trip (32 km)

Adult: $179     Youth (16 & under): $129

May 1st - June 30th

Our signature Kootenay whitewater adventure and a pure slice of BC backcountry! Starting off in the wild and spectacular Goat Range Provincial Park, this raft trip contains dozens of exciting Class 2+ rapids, stunning scenery including plunging waterfalls, abundant wildlife and a delicious riverside picnic lunch crafted with care from fresh local ingredients. This full day river adventure will appeal to seasoned rafters and first-timers alike. 


Selkirk Mountains and the Lardeau River

Rafting through the Selkirk Mountains

Lardeau Express


3.5 hr round trip (20 km)

Adults: $129.00     Youth (16 & under): $109.00

May & June

All the concentrated goodness of the Upper River Rapid Spectacular in one faster paced rafting adventure! Riverside lunch included.

Please note: Minimum group size 4. Not subject to Early Bird Discount. Meet at our Meadow Creek Office for 10.30 am (all other trips scheduled for a 9.30 am arrival).

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 your Kootenay whitewater rafting adventure for May or June 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 our Summer options here!