Mount Proctor Hike

The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) has been focusing on a number of key initiatives including Trail Work Procedures, COVID Procedures and communications.

We have developed an easy to use online trail work application form and encourage you to share your ideas for a new trail or a significant change to an existing trail. Significant changes include anything other than deadfall or debris clearing or minor drainage repairs. We want to make sure these ideas get proper approval from the Trails and Maintenance Committee, FTA board of directors and landowner.

During these challenging times we have been working hard to resume volunteer work parties, while following the proper COVID protocols. All individuals who attend a work party are required to fill out a questionnaire and waiver online prior to attending. Every individual will be recorded in our database each time a work party is attended.

It’s a busy time of year, so how do you keep on top of all of the information? A great way to keep in the loop is to sign up for the e-newsletter by e-mailing You can also follow the FTA on Facebook and Instagram and be sure to tag us to show us your favourite way to enjoy the trails. For the most up to date trail conditions please go to Trail Forks.

Talking about trails, thanks to the Columbia Basin Trust Trail Enhancement Grant the Mount Proctor Hike has been given a lot of love! Enjoy improved signage, new picnic tables, drainage work and more!

Hike of the Month: Mount Proctor
Time: 8-10 hours round trip
Distance: 16.9 km loop
Difficulty: Black

This is an epic hike that you will want to start early to complete the full loop. Start at the Fernie Visitor Information Centre following the Fairy Creek Trail. Follow the signs as you climb up to the top of Swine Flu enjoying the views and maybe taking a breather on the bench. This is a good turn around point if you are not up for the entire hike. If you are keen, continue climbing the switchbacks along the ridgeline and take the views from the top before following the trail down through the valley between the Three Sisters and Proctor.