Outdoors

Potential Gold

Our senses come alive as we begin to explore what is possible through sensory exploration. Fernie Mountain Mamas understand the importance of exposing their children to new environments to increase their potential for progress. Adina Koran is one such Mama.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Jul 08, 2019 in Outdoors

The Garden

Ralph's garden is a gardener's dream; well-established, metamorphic, an enchanted yard full of za za zoo. And so, one sunny afternoon in June Jesse joins Ralph for homemade iced tea under the shade of an umbrella to talk worms and dirt. To talk about how you can get your garden to look like his.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jul 04, 2019 in Outdoors

Nature Is Our Ritalin

Who is a Fernie Mountain Mama? She is the woman next to you in line at the grocery store. She is your next-door neighbour. She is the girl who hitchhiked west or drove north or cycled east and found her forever-home in the Kootenays.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Jun 12, 2019 in Outdoors

Private Land Accessibility - Castle Cruise

This June, we will hopefully continue to get a bit of wet weather. Trails on Castle Mountain are known to dry out nicely. Here’s a great route to explore this month!

Posted by Julie Kelly on Jun 04, 2019 in Outdoors

#RunFernieRun - Taking the First

Want in on the act this summer? Here’re a few key tips to help you start off on the right foot, and get yourself to both the start, and more importantly, the finish...

Posted by Abi Moore on Jun 01, 2019 in Outdoors

Staying in the Game

Frustration, fear and lack of focus are three things we try to avoid on the golf course but they seem to creep in when we least need them. In what other sport do we get thinking about the smallest things? I know that when I'm playing golf I try not to think about what happens if the ball goes out of bounds, I think about where I'm trying to get the ball to land. Here are some tips to stay in the game even when things aren’t going your way.

Posted by Kenny Maki on May 30, 2019 in Outdoors

Patios for Every Occasion

Summer in Fernie is sweet. It can also feel rather short, after the lengthy months filled with all things pow. This is why it is very important to take advantage of being outdoors in the sun with friends and family for every occasion possible.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on May 28, 2019 in Outdoors

Fernie Trails Alliance Announces New Climbing Route for Swine Flu

On May 27, 2019 the Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) announced that a re-route is in the works for one of Fernie's popular trails, Swine Flu.

Posted by admin on May 27, 2019 in Outdoors

Little Ripper Trail Passport

Back by popular demand, the Second Annual Fernie Junior Ripper Trail Passport is a series of skill/age appropriate mountain bike challenges. The goal is to ride the trail, find the checkpoint sign, and record the animal found on the sign on this worksheet.

Posted by Wes Shaw on May 26, 2019 in Outdoors

I Love Lake

Summer carries with it moods as varied as the heat of the sun. Barbecues and busy gatherings with friends, baseball games and afternoon dips, a pitched tent on a sandy shoreline, the need for complete solitude beneath cliffs of a summit. Summers in Fernie are fraught with opportunity—sometimes the hardest part is choosing where to begin.

Posted by Jesse Bell on May 25, 2019 in Outdoors

Fernie Trails Update for Spring and Summer 2019 – Where to Go & Temporary Closures

A variety of local trail notices and updates have caused the need to clarify the current situation for this summer season. Trails in Fernie are extensive, cherished and a critical part of what Fernie is well known for. Though 2019 will experience a few interruptions most trails are accessible to mountain bike, walk and hike! Continue below for current details and updates.

Posted by admin on May 17, 2019 in Outdoors

Ready, Set, Sweat

Com·mu·ni·ty - A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on May 15, 2019 in Outdoors

Finding Your Fitness Tribe

Starting a fitness journey can be hard. Going at it completely solo can be even harder. When you have a tribe around you supporting you, encouraging you, and believing in you even when the going gets tough, not only do your goals seem that much more achievable, but the process itself becomes way more enjoyable.

Posted by Sarah-Beth Plishka on May 07, 2019 in Outdoors