Looking for more action than with whitewater rafting? This is the perfect adventure for those who have tried whitewater rafting and are looking for their next challenge. Whitewater kayaking is a fun way to discover whitewater sports.
This guide-assisted adventure is suitable for both beginner and experienced paddlers but if you aren't quite ready to paddle the class III and IV rapids of the Raging Elk Canyon, you can start with a half-day trip on the upper section of the Elk River. It is a great place to experience whitewater for the first time with class I and II rapids.
Inflatable kayaking is one of the most exciting river activities. They're ideal for people looking for a little more adventure and who want to be in control of their own craft. The kayaks are very stable, maneuverable, and great fun.
Upper Elk Trip
Enjoy outstanding views of the Elk Valley while floating through Fernie. This half-day scenic run is perfect for beginners with minimal splashes, and class I and II rapids.
If you have a family or group of friends with mixed interests and abilities, you can combine a scenic float and kayak trip so that everyone is happy!
Raging Elk Canyon Trip (August only)
This full-day trip is great for adrenaline seekers (beginner and experienced paddlers alike) with 16 km of class II, III, and IV rapids.
As soon as your kayak leaves the river bank, you will hit your first rapids. From then on it will be rapid after rapid until lunch time. As the day progresses, you'll find your paddling technique improve as well as your confidence!
While you enjoy the scenery and pose for pictures taken by our photographer, the guides will get lunch ready for you. You will enjoy a well-deserved and delicious riverside picnic made of build-your-own wrap, fresh fruits, and cookies.
After your lunch break, you will get back on the river for more rapids down the canyon. Towards the end of the trip, the river becomes gentler, and there will be an opportunity to do some cliff jumping and swimming in the mellower section of the river.
After taking your kayak off the water and stepping into dry clothes, you'll hop on the bus back to the base where you can view the photos taken during the day.
Not quite ready yet to paddle class III and IV rapids on your own? Try whitewater rafting. You will paddle the same section of the river but on a bigger boat and with a team.
- Guided rafting adventure
- Quality river gear
- Great lunch (full-day trip only)
- Safety instructions
- Pictures (full-day trip only)
Price and group discount
- Half-day: $99
- Full-day: $169
- $2 land and water usage fee
- GST not included
- 10% discount for groups of minimum 6 people
Our kayak trips follow safety regulations and precautions, and a support raft is available on every excursion. However, you must be a strong swimmer, and there is an age minimum of 16 years old for all kayak adventurers.
Mountain High Adventures reserves the right to change or cancel any trip due to lack of bookings, water levels, weather or other unforeseen circumstances.