Live The Adventure
Scenic trips are an excellent introduction to rafting for those wanting to relax and take in the scenery. Enjoy the beauty of the Elk Valley as you float down the Upper Elk River. While floating down the river, jump off your raft to take a quick, refreshing swim or to simply relax, enjoying the spectacular scenery.
Enjoy outstanding views of the Elk Valley while floating through Fernie. This scenic run is perfect for beginners, families, and paddlers of all ages with minimal splashes, and class I and II rapids. It is the only trip available for children younger than four years old.
Upper Elk River
- Guided Raft Adventure
- Life Jacket
- Safety instructions
10% Off Groups of 8+
End your trip with the Ancient Cottonwood Interpretive Trail. This easy walking trail is open to the public and provides spectacular views of some of the oldest black cottonwood trees in the world, some of which are over 400 years old.
- Experienced guide
- Quality river gear (wetsuit, life jackets, board, and paddle)
- Safety instructions
Dates and times
- Saturday and Sunday from May to September
- Monday to Friday from July to August
- Departures at 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
Price and group discount
- Adult: $75
- Youth: $49 (up to 15 years old)
- Infant: Free (up to 3 years old)
- Private: $199 (2 adults)
- 2$/person land and water use
- 10% discount for groups of minimum 8 people
Note that we require a minimum of 4 guests to run a float trip (does not apply to private floats). If you have less than 4 guests in your party, you can still reserve a spot and we will work to place you with another group in order to confirm your trip.
Ancient Cotton Wood Trail
The park protects some of the biggest, oldest black Cottonwoods in the world, interspersed in an old-growth western red cedar forest. Close to town, see 400-year-old Cottonwood trees along a short walking trail. Veloured in dense green moss, the Cottonwood trees congregate on the side of the Elk River at Morrissey Bridge. Towering as high as a 10-storey building, these trees provide homes for many species, including dens for black bears, nests for the endangered Western Screech-Owl, and habitat for many other songbirds and insects.
The 2 km loop trail winds through the lush understory of the forest and over several bridges before reaching the largest trees. Along the way, the signs point out the ecological role of Cottonwood trees and highlight some of the resident plants and animals. The nature walk steers you around wet spots and avoids sensitive Cottonwood roots.
We also cater for private group BBQ bookings so please enquire with the office.
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TERMS OF SERVICE: Mountain High Adventures reserves the right to change or cancel any trip due to lack of bookings, water levels, weather or other unforeseen circumstance.