Outdoors

Emily Brydon Rediscovers the East Kootenays

When COVID brought her back home in March, I did my best to take advantage. Over the summer, I observed her getting reacquainted with a town that had developed and changed, just as she had, in the years they had been separated. 

Posted by Shona Rubens on Jan 18, 2021 in Outdoors

My Fernie Favourites

There are so many extremely amazing trails in Fernie so picking a few favourites is difficult, but here are my top three winter trails and activities!

Posted by Julie Kelly on Jan 10, 2021 in Outdoors

The Ridge

Posted by Shona Rubens on Dec 18, 2020 in Outdoors

Provincial Park Snowshoe

Posted by Julie Kelly on Dec 16, 2020 in Outdoors

Fat Biking 101

We’ve been fat biking in Fernie for many years. Our Fernie fat biking community has gotten bigger and more organized with each year. We went from floundering on precarious single track to riding side by side on groomed trails. Our volunteers are the heart of this community and continue to go out and groom trails for all users in the middle of the night! 

Posted by Troy Nixon on Dec 01, 2020 in Outdoors

Winter at Fernie Alpine Resort - More Than Just Skiing

Connecting and enjoying time with friends in the outdoors has never been more important to our well-being as it has since the arrival of the global pandemic in 2020.  

Posted by Karen Pepper on Nov 26, 2020 in Outdoors

Backcountry Winter Safety

More and more people visiting Fernie during the winter are drawn to spending time in the amazing backcountry, whether on skis/snowboards, snowshoes or a snowmobile. The current global health challenge is likely to increase further the numbers of people looking for socially-distanced recreation in the wilderness.

Posted by Simon Piney on Nov 13, 2020 in Outdoors

Taking Time

This month I was lucky to interview local mama and registered nurse, Leilani Levesque. A woman who I look up to and who always comes to mind when I am striving to find balance as a mama in my own life. I first met Leilani on a home visit when we first had our son.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Nov 10, 2020 in Outdoors

Local Wakesurfer Honoured with Prestigious Legend Award

For anyone on the competitive wakesurfing circuit, Caroline Villeneuve’s status as a pioneer and legend in the sport are well known, but it is now official as Villeneuve has been presented with the Competitive Wakesurfing Association’s most prestigious award, the Legend Award, for her contributions to the sport.

Posted by Loree Duczek on Oct 22, 2020 in Outdoors

Tradition

October is here and I’m panicking to make my child a costume. Alright, alright, I mean panicking to find one to buy or bor-row. I often leave tasks like this to the last minute and end up being a witch or ghost, again. I want more for my son. Or do I?

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Oct 13, 2020 in Outdoors

Fall Trail Work

The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) has been working hard all season to keep the trails in tip-top shape. Here are some of the projects the crew will continue to work on this fall. 

Posted by Julie Kelly on Oct 08, 2020 in Outdoors

East Kootenay Wake Surfers Put in Strong Performance at Canadian Nationals

It was a stellar weekend for East Kootenay riders at the 2020 Wake Canada Wakesurf Nationals, presented by Yanmar Marine.

Posted by admin on Sep 27, 2020 in Outdoors