Mountain High Adventures is thrilled to offer the first Mammoth Rafts in Canada. These light-weight, high performance, six-seater rafts have an instant draining mesh floor and wave punching catamaran tubes that send the raft rocketing high over waves. It resurfaces quickly after charging through a hole. Even the smallest rapid feels sporty in the Mammoth!
Depending on time of year and water levels, you will experience 15km+ of the best whitewater rafting in British Columbia on one of Fernie’s famous rivers.
Raging Elk Canyon
The Elk River Canyon is our most popular run, geared towards adventure seekers looking for Class 4 rapids while rafting through the stunning scenery of towering canyon walls. Always a classic, paddlers will get the chance to go cliff jumping, spot wildlife such as bald eagles and mountain goats, and hit excellent white-water features. The river is great from late June to September and will have the most powerful rapids early season before becoming more family-friendly towards the end of summer.
The Bull River
In Spring and early summer while the winter’s snowpack is melting and the Elk River is too high to safely raft, we run the Bull River. This area feels rugged and remote. The glacier blue waters and dense surrounding forests are home to abundant wildlife coming down the mountains for a taste of spring. Snowcapped mountains tower above, and the Class 2 to 3+ rapids offer an unforgettable day for the whole family.
Meet us at our Adventure Centre Yurt at the Fernie RV Resort. Sign in, meet your guide, grab a coffee, and get sized for all your wet water gear.
Jump on the bus for a 45 min drive to the rafting put-in. Your guide will give you a safety talk before getting into the rafts to learn the paddling strokes you’ll use during your trip.
Your 15km+ raft trip allows a unique view of the stunning scenery, cliff walls, and wildlife. You’ll enjoy white water rapids and, depending on the time of year, cliff jumping and swimming. We’ll stop for a well-deserved snack along the way as well.
Back at the Adventure Centre you’ll change into dry clothes and have the option of enjoying a BBQ lunch and some Island Farms ice-cream while you view the photos from the day.
Looking for something more conventional? Try whitewater rafting. You will paddle the same 15km + of rapids, but the raft will have a gentler acceleration and be more stable.
- Ages 6+
- Splash level 4+
- 9am – 3pm
- 15+ KM
- 4 days a week on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday until September 5th. Friday tours end August 20th.
- Hike down into the Canyon – not recommended for anyone with mobility issues.
- Guided rafting adventure
- Quality river gear (wetsuit, booties, splash jacket, life jacket, and helmet)
- Riverside Snack
- Safety instructions
- Adult: $199 (Ages 16+)
- Youth: $179 (Ages 13 – 15)
- $1 land and water usage fee
- GST not included (5%)
- 10% discount for groups of minimum 8 people
Mountain High Adventures reserves the right to change or cancel trips due to water levels, weather, minimum numbers not reached, or other unforeseen circumstances.