White Water Rafting in Fernie


The Qanuk is the perfect basecamp for whitewater rafting near Fernie, BC. From late May to June, swollen with springtime runoff from the Canadian Rockies, the rivers near Fernie froth with thrilling whitewater adventure. That cusp between spring and summer is the best time for rafting excitement. You can run the rapids on a full-day journey, or you can spend an afternoon on a lazy float through the historic mountain town of Fernie. From the waters of the Elk River in the Elk Valley, to the Bull River rolling out of the Kootenay Mountains toward Bull River Falls and into the thunder of the Kootenay River, you will find a whitewater rafting trip that matches your skill level and thrill level. 


When it comes to lodging, our Fernie luxury lodge’s 3,600 square feet of luxurious comfort makes for a modern, cozy retreat after a long day on the river. We can accommodate your whole rafting crew, and The Qanuk is perfectly situated for all kinds of other outdoor adventures.


Choose Your Adventure

Slot canyons, hoodoos, drops, a 35-foot waterfall—the eight rivers near Fernie offer waters that test your rafting and kayaking prowess and your mettle, while other rivers like St. Mary’s offer smooth stretches perfect for families with young kids and folks who want an introduction to whitewater rafting in Fernie. On either side of the Kootenays, all just a hop, skip, and jump from The Qanuk, you’ll find any number of whitewater companies that offer trips of varying lengths, special activities, and particular challenges. Trips last from a few hours to half-day adventures that include a bankside stop-off for lunches. Contact our office for recommendations!


Rest and Relaxation

When the day’s adventure is over, you’ll no doubt want to dry off and rest before heading out the next morning. The Qanuk is your perfect basecamp in the Elk Valley, offering all the amenities and comfort you need to recharge from outdoor adventures. Our little piece of paradise is your home away from home when you need some outdoor time to soothe your soul and lift your spirits.

Call today and book our nature hotel in Fernie for your next vacation for your next whitewater adventure in Fernie.