Furry Friend Adventures
Distance: Approx. 8 km
Time: Approx. 1 - 1.25 hours
We are so lucky in Fernie and to have a wonderful outdoor playground. There are so many options to play outside during the winter season. When I think of “play” I envision fun, fresh mountain air, biking, and spending time with my dog Chloe on the trails. The new Inclusive Trail is a great one to take your pet along. It’s nice and wide and has a gentle grade.
Start at the Montane Barn and follow the “multi-use” signs. Meander through the trees, stay right and climb up and over the bridge. Cross the Nordic Ski track and take a right on to the Inclusive Trail. Climb 100 meters on a gentle grade navigating a number of wide switchbacks. You will reach the Montane Hut and be treated to the wonderful views. Now the fun really begins as you turn around and descend on this fast trail back to the barn. Be sure to look back a few times to make sure your pet is still with you.
We could not have completed this project without the support of our funders including Columbia Basin Trust, Teck Coal, RDEK, City of Fernie, Parastone Developments Ltd. as well as various individual donors. Our volunteers and contractors spent a total of 961 hours on this new trail. Thank you to everyone who took part in this project.
Playing in the outdoors with furry friends is a popular pastime in Fernie, and fortunately, most locations promote this type of use. Please note, if you are Nordic skiing, the Elk Valley Nordic Centre and Fernie Golf Club do not allow dogs because of the sensitivity of grooming.
Have fun out there!