Whitewater Rafting is a unique way to experience Fernie. You’ll enjoy breathtaking sceneries in our high quality 8 seater rafts as you navigate through carved canyons, and over Class 2, 3, and 4 rapids.
Depending on time of year and water levels, you will experience the best 15kms+ of 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 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 some Island Farms ice-cream while you view the photos from the day.
- Ages 6+ (50lbs)
- Splash level 3+
- 9am – 3pm
- 15+ KM
- 4 days a week on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.
- 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
Price and group discount
- Adult: $179 (Ages 16+)
- Youth: $149 (Ages 6 – 15)
- $1 land and river usage fee
- GST not included
- 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. All guests 19 years and older must read and agree to a Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims and Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement prior to their rafting trip. Guests under 19 must be signed by a guardian. VIEW THE WAIVER HERE.