Welcome to the Core of the Canadian Rockies
Nestled near the southern end of the Canadian Rockies and alongside the Elk River, Fernie is a paddling playground, whether you simply want to float through the city from the North Bridge to the West Bridge, or you’re looking for a guided whitewater excursion on some gnarlier fare. Rivers of note in the area including the Elk, the Bull and the Wigwam and dozens of lakes, such as Maiden Lake located right in the heart of the city.
Featured waterways in Fernie
Here are some of the area’s best bodies of water to dip into.
Located a scenic 1.5-hour drive from Fernie, the Bull River offers some of the best whitewater in the East Kootenay.Explore
Fernie offers excellent kayaking, canoeing and rafting adventures. From float trips to exciting whitewater, the Elk River and its tributaries offer a wealth of adrenaline, wildlife and relaxation.Explore
Meet the specialists Fernie
From guides and instructors to marina owners and sales reps, here are the people who will ensure you’re not sent up the creek without a, well, you know.
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Canyon Raft Company
Located in Fernie BC the Canyon Raft Company offers anything from scenic floats to whitewater rafting, making it suitable for all.Learn More
Edge of the World
Offering top of the line equipment for sale and rent. Come check us out – Downtown Fernie. BCLearn More
GearHub sports offers a wide variety of watersports gear and equipment for rentals or sale.Learn More
Tunnel49 is a rafting company that offers a variety of different tours including calmer trips or more adventurous ones.Learn More
Tunnel 49 (Mountain High Adventure)
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.Learn More