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Here you will find some of the best kept secrets in Fernie, BC, allowing you to maximize your time here. The must-do trails to explore by mountain bike, downshill or Nordic skiing, trail running or snow shoeing. Tips on how to improve your golf or tennis game or cabins to venture to, in summer or winter. All of the best things to do with your family while here, and also a look at Fernie's arts, culture and nightlife.
 

Summer

With the entire summer ahead, make sure to set some time aside to take in the view. These three vistas promise to reward you with new memories, unique experiences and fresh perspectives.

Posted by Christine Thompson on Jun 14, 2017 in Outdoors

There are so many reasons to hike; the warm summer wind against sun-kissed skin, the aches and pains after miles of woods-walking, the bottle of red wine with girlfriends at sunset.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jun 04, 2017 in Outdoors

Tennis has grown tremendously in Canada. The game itself hasn't changed much since the 19th Century, but its popularity has grown immensely. 

Posted by Sara McFarlane on Jun 01, 2017 in Outdoors

Don't worry it's not you - Golf is hard. Everyone was a beginner at one time and getting started in the right direction towards getting where you want to be. Here are a few tips for getting off on the right foot. 

Posted by Kenny Maki on Apr 30, 2017 in Outdoors

Regardless how high your winter stoke gets, no one can disagree that summer’s arrival is a welcome one. Long days and clear skies. Cold beers and sundrenched decks. Single track and trail running. Matches made in heaven. And summer in Fernie offers it all. 

Posted by Abi Moore on May 18, 2016 in Outdoors

Fernie has been known as a mountain biking mecca for some time, but what many do not know is the growth of trails being developed or revised to provide opportunities to the younger cohort of riders, or those new to the sport.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Apr 30, 2016 in Outdoors

Winter

Cross-country skiing is truly a sport for all-ages, and one that can be fun for parents, kids and even toddlers. Here are a few tips to make it fun while you introduce the sport to your family.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan 04, 2018 in Outdoors

Fernie’s contingent of families has been on the rise in recent years, and with it has come an amazing array of programming and events specific to kids and families. This provides a great resource not just for those residing here, but those visiting.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Dec 19, 2017 in Outdoors

Fernie, BC is rapidly becoming one of British Columbia’s ultimate sledding destinations. Legendary snowfall, five distinct riding zones, staging areas just minutes from your door with local amenities and attractions for every type of rider – wide open adventure awaits!

Posted by Nicole Matei on Dec 19, 2017 in Outdoors

Few things rival the satisfaction of sipping a glass of wine as snow falls slowly on a cold winter’s night. Perhaps you have a couple winter wine favourites you repurchase frequently. L’wren Farkas, Restaurant Manager at Island Lake Lodge and local wine connoisseur, suggests a few that may have previously flown under your radar. All of her picks are available off Fernie BCL’s shelves.

Posted by Katie Hamar on Nov 16, 2017 in Community

Skiing the backcountry in Fernie is a lot of fun and takes you to some beautiful locations, but before you take that first step out off bounds off the hill or decide to go and climb to the top of a mountain to ski a line, there should be a lot of forethought and info gathering before you go.

Posted by Steve Kloepzig on Nov 09, 2017 in Outdoors

Winter can be cold. The snowbanks are high enough to bury stop signs, and with the right storm, deep enough to bury your car. With that in mind, here is a list of things that might make your winter in Fernie a little brighter; comforting, delicious, practical things that will take the sting out of any frost you might acquire.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Nov 01, 2017 in Outdoors