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!

Happy Thanksgiving / Thank you 2017!!

It seems like a perfect time to give thanks. We had a great season and shared this slice of BC with so many wonderful, engaged and energetic people. We and our community survived one crazy summer between high water and then a record breaking fire season, evacuation alert (Rapid Creek Fire) and accompanying drought. Our season finished September 30 and our new product, the Redfish Special was a tremendous success (our very last run of the year provided thousands of spawning kokanee, 15 kingfishers and 113 bald eagles - yes, we had a sharp-eyed crew!). Thanks to incredible staff, namely Brynne, Rob and Lily whose flexibility and commitment kept everything seamless. And of course, thank you to the hundreds of adventurous spirits that joined us to make 2017 such a success! 


The video 'Redfish Special' below was taken yesterday as the spawning season winds down. These fish are HUGE by average kokanee standards with the males exhibiting the phenomenal (almost grotesque relative to their svelte and shiny-silver lake form) morphological change with the large back hump (energy storage) and elongated lower jaws (fight off rivals). To live where these natural processes still occur is special, increasingly at risk and will be close to us this Thanksgiving. Thank you 2017 and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Oly and Tamara

The Changing of the Season!

After an excellent but admittedly intense spring and summer season with high water levels followed promptly by drought and a record fire year, it is something of a relief to see the changing of the season. Here's to the long weekend, cooler weather and the arrival of the redfish (saw our very first early arrival August 28th)! Our Redfish Special starts Sept 9. Details here: Redfish Special