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!



July 1st - September 8th

(Spring season: May 1st - June 30th / Fall season: Sept. 9th - Sept. 30th)

Our summer season river rafting trips run from July 1st to September 8th with tours departing daily from our Meadow Creek, BC office. 

Summer is a popular time for whitewater rafting in the Kootenays and no wonder! The sheltered source of the Lardeau experiences the full effect of the hot weather and water temperatures regularly break 20 degrees Celsius - perfect for taking both the whitewater and swimming opportunities head-on! As the season progresses water levels slowly drop from their peak in June, making the whitewater sections enjoyable for a wider range of ages and experience levels. Clear blue skies, gorgeous mountain vistas, butterflies and wildflowers - nothing beats a summer rafting in the Kootenay Rockies!

Pre-booking your summer Kootenay river rafting tour is essential. 

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

details of your ultimate Kootenay Rockies adventure below


Whitewater Rafting in the Kootenay Rockies, Lardeau River Adventures.

Upper River Rapid Spectacular

6 hour round trip (32 km)

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

May 1 - September 8

Our signature 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 on a Beautiful Reach of the Lardeau River

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 pure BC summer rafting adventure 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 Fall Raft Tour Option! Click here!