Riding for Mental Health

Posted by Becca Fahey on May 13, 2022 in Outdoors

Valley Vitals Fernie: Tips #2 Direct Seeding vs Starting Indoors

Well this Spring has been an excellent example of the resiliency required to grow food in the Elk Valley. It kind of reminds Ashley Lortscher of a Katy Perry song? So she’s back with more beta for cold climate gardening!

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 11, 2022 in Outdoors

Large-Scale Projects Support Ecosystem Health

Forests, wetlands and riparian areas are among the habitats that will benefit from several projects that are focusing on ensuring healthy, diverse and functioning ecosystems in the Columbia Basin.

“The Trust heard from people living in the Basin that ecosystem enhancement is important to maintain and improve native biodiversity in the wide variety of ecosystems that make up the region,” said Johnny Strilaeff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Basin Trust. “The efforts seen in these projects reflect those values as they involve hands-on work at a large scale, across entire landscapes, to create lasting effects.”

Posted by admin on Apr 28, 2022 in Outdoors

Youth Engage in Climate Events

Life in the Basin is ingrained with nature, whether this involves camping, kayaking or simply waking to the sounds of birdsong. It’s no wonder that Basin youth are inspired to protect their local landscapes by getting involved with climate action.

Posted by admin on Apr 28, 2022 in Outdoors

City of Fernie Receives Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant

The City of Fernie is welcoming $102,525 in Provincial grant funding to support wildfire-risk-reduction initiatives in our community.

Posted by admin on Apr 21, 2022 in Outdoors

City of Fernie Welcomes $1.28m in Grant Funding for New Skatepark

The Federal and Provincial Governments have confirmed the City has been successful in securing $1,282,572 in funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, Rural and Northern Infrastructure stream. 

Posted by admin on Apr 12, 2022 in Outdoors

Fernie Freestyle Athletes Flying High at Panorama

After nearly two years without competition, Fernie Freestyle Club athletes haven’t skipped a beat, with 20 athletes attending the BC Freestyle Provincial Competition this past week, January 14-16th 2022, at Panorama Mountain Resort, landing 17 podium finishes.

Posted by admin on Jan 25, 2022 in Outdoors

#FernieStreak 2022 Tips and Inspiration

Often times with multi-day challenges, you start off strong and can get side-tracked or lose motivation along the way. Here are some tips from the #FernieStreak team to keep you motivated, engaged and having fun! Remember to share with your fellow streakers by using the hashtag, and most importantly this is a fun, community event to raise funds for an important local cause, Twin Meadows Animal Rescue Society, and to get people outside! Enjoy, and thank you for participating.   

Posted by admin on Dec 31, 2021 in Outdoors

Improving Accessibility and Safety on The Trails

In the last year, community groups across the Basin undertook 25 new projects that rehabilitate, enhance or develop recreational trails.

Posted by admin on Dec 31, 2021 in Outdoors

FAR Opening Day 2021 Announced

Fernie Alpine Resort is happy to announce that they will be opening for Winter 2021/22 at 9am this Saturday, December 11, 2021. The weather forecast is very promising, with significant accumulations possible throughout the weekend.

Posted by admin on Dec 09, 2021 in Outdoors

Trail Etiquette

The trails managed by the Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) are multi-use, year-round. This time of year, you may see hikers, bikers, runners and snowshoers using the trail network. Every user is out there likely for the same reason, to get some fresh air, exercise and enjoy the views. Keep that in mind when you are out on the trails, and be kind and respectful to all trail users. 

Posted by Julie Kelly on Nov 14, 2021 in Outdoors

FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)

Fear. It is a bit of a weird one. It comes along and sneaks up and hits you when you really don’t want it to. Fear is our neurological response to certain environmental or thought-provoking exposures that wants to pump us with adrenalin to ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ a given situation. What if, instead, we do not put ourselves into that situation in the first place? 

Posted by Danyal Taylor on Oct 17, 2021 in Outdoors

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Trying something new is always scary and can cause all kinds of emotions including excitement, anxiety, and perhaps fear. However, it’s always great to get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. As we transition into fall, it’s an ideal time to try a different activity on our trail network. Alternatively, check out a trail or trails you have never explored before. 

Posted by admin on Oct 06, 2021 in Outdoors

Trails for All

Our trail network is designed to be inclusive for all non-motorized users including bikers, runners, walkers, and hikers. Our member and supporter clubs including Fernie Mountain Bike Club, Fernie Nordic Society, Stag Leap Running and Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club represent all the various trail users.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Sep 23, 2021 in Outdoors

Local Wakesurfers Shine at Canadian Wakesurf Nationals

The 2021 Wake Canada Wakesurf Nationals were held over the weekend on the shores of Moyie Lake, attracting 58 competitors from across Canada.

Posted by admin on Sep 21, 2021 in Outdoors