Experience the Best Whitewater Rafting in British Columbia! 16 km of rapids, wildlife, and some of the most breathtaking sceneries, the Raging Elk Canyon carves its way through the Rocky Mountains. With towering peaks, vertical canyon walls, great water temperatures, and cliff jumping, this popular class II/III/IV adventure is best from mid May to September.
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 May to September and will have the most powerful rapids early season before becoming more family-friendly towards the end of summer.
While the winter's snowpack is melting or at times when the Elk River is too high to safely raft, we will run Bull River trips. The river is composed of Class 2 to 3+ rapids and offers stunning flora and historic relics along forested hillsides. Unlike the Elk River, the trip starts off gently then builds up and saves the best stretch of rapids for the latter half of the trip. This trip is family-friendly the entire season and the views are unparalleled.
Your Whitewater Rafting Day
Trips start from our office at the Stanford Resort at 9:00 am where you will sign-in and meet your guide. From there, we'll jump on the bus for a brief drive to Elko where the rest of the crew will be waiting.
After changing into your wetsuit and gear, we'll make your way towards the canyon for a safety talk. Once done, we'll jump into the rafts and go over and the paddling strokes that will be used during the trip.
As soon as your raft leaves the river bank, you'll hit your first rapids. From then on it will be rapid after rapid until lunch. As the day progress, you'll become more comfortable with bigger waves and be ready for more excitement.
While you enjoy the scenery and pose for pictures taken by our photographer, the guides will prepare lunch. You will enjoy a well-deserved and delicious riverside picnic made of build-your-own wraps, fresh fruits, and cookies.
After your lunch break, you will get back in the raft for more rapids down the canyon. Towards the end of the trip, the river becomes gentler, where there is an opportunity to do some cliff jumping and swimming.
After taking the rafts off the water and stepping into dry clothes, you will hop on the bus for the ride back to the base where you can view the day's photos.
Looking for something more challenging than whitewater rafting? Try whitewater kayaking. You will paddle the same 16 km of rapids, so you will be able to enjoy your time on the river with the rest of your group.
- Guided rafting adventure
- Quality river gear (wetsuit, booties, splash jacket, life jacket, and helmet)
- Great lunch
- Safety instructions
Mountain High Adventures reserves the right to change or cancel trips due to water levels, weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Price and group discount
- Adult: $149
- Youth: $119 (up to 15 years old)
- $2 land and water usage fee
- GST not included
- 10% discount for groups of minimum 6 people
- 15% discount for groups minimum 16 people