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  • Paddle boarding along the upper Elk River
  • Relaxing float on the upper Elk
  • Wildlife viewing opportunity
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding on the Elk River
  • Hiking the Ancient Cotton wood forest; 2 km loop
  • Animal sightings
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Corporate float on the Upper Elk River
  • Enjoy a day on the river with Tunnel 49
  • Paddle boarding along the upper Elk River

Explore the scenic Elk River and tranquil lakes on a nature-filled adventure with the crew at Tunnel49. 


Beat the summer heat by floating the beautiful Elk River. Join a Tunnel49 guide for a float through Fernie, taking in beautiful scenery and wildlife along the way. 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!
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Splash level 1
  • Experienced guide, transportation, lifejacket and safety instructions included
  • Departure times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
  • Trip time: 1.5hrs
  • Trip distance: 5km, From the Adventure Centre at the Fernie RV Resort to the Stanford Resort


  • $300 per boat, for up to 6 people
  • $45 per additioanl person
  • $1 land and water usage fee per person
  • GST not included


Run the famous Ghostrider rapid in high-performance Mammoth rafts. Hear the legend, surf the wave, paddle, swim and snack your way through the scenic river experience. Fun for the whole family. 


  • Suitable for ages 3+
  • Splash level 2+
  • Experienced guide & safety instructions included
  • Transportation provided
  • Wetsuit, lifejacket, helmet, riverside snack included
  • Trip time: 3hrs
  • Trip distance: Approx 8km, Dicken Road End to the Dogwood Boat Launch


  • Adult: $129
  • Youth: $99 (Age 3-15)
  • Groups of 8 or more, 10% discount
  • 10% discount for groups of 8 or more
  • $1 land and water usage fee
  • GST not included

Tunnel 49 offer a huge range of water-based adventures to suit all preferences and abilities, including:

  • Lake & River Stand-Up Paddleboarding and the famous SUPsquatch tour
  • High adventure Whitewater rafting trips on the Elk and Bull Rivers
  • Inflatable Kayaking Trips
  • Plus mountain bike tours and e-bike rentals!
  • Contact Information
  • 250-423-5008
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  • 802 Hwy #3 between 8th St & 9th St, Fernie, BC V0B1M0
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