Fernie Raft Race
Great for all ages, visitors and locals, participants and spectators.
Rafters meet at Dogwood Park to be shuttled to the starting point at the end of Dicken Road. After a short practice session, the race is on! Around 25 rafts will race from the North Fernie Bridge to the South Fernie Bridge. The course is almost entirely flat water and suitable for all ages.
Rafts, all equipment (including lifejackets), qualified guides, and support, are provided by Fernie's two Rafting Companies, Canyon Raft Co, and Mountain High Adventures. The event carries a very small participation fee and everything else is provided on a voluntary basis. All money raised is returned to the community.