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  • Corporate float on the Upper Elk River
  • Based at the Adventure Yurt at Fernie RV Resort
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding on the Elk River
  • Relaxing float on the upper Elk
  • Wildlife viewing opportunity
  • Hiking the Ancient Cotton wood forest; 2 km loop
  • Animal sightings
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Enjoy a day on the river with Mountain High Adventures
  • Paddle boarding along the upper Elk River
  • Paddle boarding along the upper Elk River

Explore the scenic Elk River and tranquil lakes on a nature-filled adventure with Jon and the crew at Mountain High. 

Scenic Float

Beat the summer heat by floating the beautiful Elk River. Join a Mountain High guide at the Stanford resort where you will relax as you float by the breathtaking scenery. There is no chance of falling overboard on this great trip but lots of opportunities for swimming. Great for all ages including grandparents and grandkids!

Finish the trip off with an optional hike through the Giant Cottonwood Trail, home to 400-year-old Cottonwood trees, the oldest known grove in the world. This is the perfect way to spend the day with your family or as corporate retreat. 


  • Adult: $75
  • Youth: $49 (up to 15 years old)
  • Infant: Free (up to 3 years old)
  • Private: $199 (2 adults)
  • $2 land and water usage fee
  • GST not included


Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Lake tours are a great way to learn the basics of Stand-up Paddle Boarding while experiencing the beautiful calm waters around Fernie. Learn about the local flora and fauna from our enthusiastic and well-trained guides.

Lake Tour (Lake Kocanusa)

This ½ day lake tour introduces participants to the basics of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding as well as learning about the local flora and fauna from our enthusiastic and Paddle Canada Certified guides. This is a great chance for anyone who is keen to try out SUP boarding and explore the water in a whole new way.

River Tours (Upper Elk River)


Challenge yourself with this awesome ½ day river SUP tour. The tour progresses from advanced flat-water training then onto the swift waters of the Elk River. Our Paddle Canada Certified River Guides will lead you through wave trains, practice eddy turns, surf standing waves right through scenic Fernie. The tour ends at our on-river base at the Stanford Resort. This tour is suitable for the adventurous, some previous SUP boarding experience is recommended.



  • Adult: $99
  • Youth: $79 (up to 15 years old)
  • $2 land and water usage fee
  • GST not included

Mountain High Adventures also offers high adventure whitewater rafting trips on the Elk River, and full- and 1/2-day inflatable kayaking trips.

  • Contact Information
  • 877-423-4555 (Toll Free)
  • 250-423-5008
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  • 2001 6th Ave - at Fernie RV Resort, Fernie, BC V0B1M0
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