Hey good to have you aboard. There is a thread on the board about using inexpensive fog lights from WalMart. You should be able to find a like product here in Canada to that being discussed on the board.
I had my fog's installed by Honda for many reasons. I wouldn't have a clue how to install them myself. I've read enough from this site about others trying themself and really screwing up the plastic front panel (including dealers) and by having the dealers do it, if the do screw up the fron panel they will have to replace it, plus it's coverd under my Honda warranty and my Extended Honda Warranty.
I agree that it's not cheap but it is a lot more involved than just bolting on some lights and running some wires.
I have no regrets in having fog lights installed as the stock lights are not that bright. I have also replaced the stock quartz bulbs with "white" lights and there is a huge improvement in night driving.
Enjoy your new Element, and watch for some of our "E-Vents". We had one in May that was a lot of fun.