4 Reasons Ziplining and Whitewater Rafting are the Things to do in Nelson

May 23, 2017
Families and visitors looking for things to do in Nelson will get a rush out of these activities

Families and visitors looking for things to do in Nelson will get a rush out of these activities

Why not take the plunge and try out some of the most exciting things to do in Nelson?

Kokanee Mountain Zipline and the Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co. offer both adrenaline junkies and those looking to place new adventures on their bucket list a wild ride in some of nature’s most beautiful bounty.

Here are 4 reasons why you should put ziplining and whitewater rafting on the top of your list of things to do in Nelson:


1. It’s a rush!

Imagine the wind in your hair as you fly along the zipline above old-growth forest and with views of some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in BC.
Then imagine the wet mist cooling you off as you paddle Class 2 and 3 rapids on the Slocan River.
Both activities are regulated to the utmost safety standards, with trained guides that help you along every zip, and stroke, of the way. Guests are also outfitted with inspected safety equipment, so all you have to do is enjoy the ride.


2. Enjoy nature, don’t upset it

As far as sustainable things to do in Nelson go, Kokanee Mountain Zipline and Nelson Whitewater Rafting do their best to not upset the balance between ecology and human-based activity. Both companies have been designed not to disrupt the flora and fauna of their natural surroundings, but instead create awareness about BC’s natural environment.
This year, Kokanee Mountain Zipline is giving back by donating all the proceeds from its May 26 Community Day event to the West Kootenay EcoSociety. Read more about the event here.


3. Ecotourism at its best

If you have never been to the West Kootenays or have friends visiting from out of town, what better way to see the local surroundings? Ziplining and whitewater rafting are two things to do in BC that the whole family can take part in.
At Kokanee zipline, you can embark on six unique ziplines, from the 90-foot warm-up line to the 2,400-foot mega-ride across Kokanee Creek canyon. Nelson Whitewater Rafting also has an array of tour options for all ages along the Slocan River. The company also rents kayaks and paddleboards at Prestige Marine in Nelson.


4. Score a deal ziplining AND whitewater rafting

Want to try both ziplining and whitewater rafting as things to do in BC? Here’s an incentive: If you go ziplining at Kokanee Mountain Zipline, you can score 10% off the cost of a trip with Nelson Whitewater Rafting. So what are you waiting for?

Looking for more things to do in Nelson? Read our blog on the Top 5 Attractions in BC for the Need for Speed.


Kokanee Mountain Zipline, located east of Nelson off Hwy 3A up Kokanee Glacier Park Road, is now booking tours for its 2017 season. Call us at 1-844-764-4484 or book your zipline experience online. You can book your tour with Nelson Whitewater Rafting Company by visiting their office, located a 10-minute walk from downtown Nelson at the Prestige Lakeside Resort Marina, or book online.