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After almost 25 years in business Mountain High Adventures has opened up a new Adventure Center based in a large yurt at the Fernie RV Resort. The Fernie RV Resort sits on close to a kilometer of beautiful Elk River shoreline and provides Mountain High with direct access for river activities. The new Adventure Center yurt is a welcome addition to the resorts existing five yurts offering nightly glamping.

“It has always been my goal to create a full service, year round adventure center in Fernie.” says Mountain High owner Jon Knauf. “Guests can gear up in a beautiful location, can easily rent everything from inflatable kayaks to stand up paddle boards, or fat bikes, and directly access Fernie’s endless recreation!”

Reto Barrington, Fernie RV Resort General Manager, commented, “Mountain High is a great active outdoor partner to provide exciting services for guests and visitors from our Resort and Fernie. We are also excited to be able to provide a variety of camping and glamping accommodations for their guests.”

This summer the Mountain High Adventure Center is offering the following from the new Adventure Centre at the Fernie RV Resort:

Whitewater Mammoth Rafting
Mountain High Adventures is thrilled to offer the first Mammoth Rafts in Canada. These light-weight, high performance six-seater rafts have an instant draining mesh floor and wave punching catamaran tubes that send the raft rocketing high over waves. It resurfaces quickly after charging through a hole. Even the smallest rapid feels sporty in the Mammoth!

Whitewater Rafting
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.

Ghostrider Mammoth Trip
Run the famous Ghostrider rapid in this high performance Mammoth six seater raft. 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+ and a splash level of 2+.

Kids Day Camps
Mountain High Adventures is excited to offer drop-in day camps Monday to Thursday all summer. Our adventure guides will fill their day (9am-3pm) with a mix of water and land excursions and wilderness and water safety training. Each day brings a different adventure!

The Fernie Float
Enjoy the scenic Elk River on the Fernie Float. Rafting for the whole family on this scenic guided rough trip through historic Fernie, BC. This scenic run is perfect for infants, Grandparents, and paddlers of all ages with minimal splashes, and class 1 rapids. This trip is also wheelchair accessible.

Whitewater Kayak Tour
This guide-assisted adventure is suitable for both beginner and experienced paddlers. Inflatable kayaking is one of the most exciting river activities. They’re ideal for people looking for a little more adventure and who want to be in control of their own craft. The kayaks are very stable, maneuverable, and great fun.

Stand Up Paddle Board River Tours
Join us for a fun, 3 hour, paddle boarding adventure down the Elk River. Enjoy the scenery and wildlife as you paddle your own board through town. Some previous SUP experience is recommended.

Stand Up Paddle Board Lake Tour
This 3 hour round trip tour introduces participants to the basics of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding 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. The Lake Tour requires a minimum of 4 participants to run, so grab some friends and share the experience!

SupSquatch River Tour
A brand new experience. Mountain High Adventures is the first and only guided SupSquatch River tour in Canada. A 17ft inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard, surf it, run river rapids and have the time of your life. Mountain High Adventures offers 2 hour guided trips for groups of 4-8. An amazing day for any group or family!

Heli Rafting/Sightseeing
Add to your White Water Rafting experience by arriving to the river in a helicopter! Enjoy a 20 minute tour of the Rocky Mountains, over the Three Sisters and Lizard Range before landing right on the river where all your rafting gear and guides will be waiting for you.

Mountain High Adventures plans to operate the new Adventure Center throughout the winter at the Fernie RV Resort. The RV Resort is open year around for RVing and glamping and Fernie is an absolute Winter paradise. Winter trails for snowshoeing, fat biking and XC skiing directly connect with the Resort. To help with winter, Mark Hatch has partnered with Mountain High Adventures and is excited to fill the missing activities in Fernie’s winter adventure offerings. “We will offer XC ski, snowshoe, and fatbike excursions packaged with a Yurt fondue dinner for Fernie’s residents, guests and visitors.” says Mark, “Watch our website for more details!”

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