Outdoors

Hot Springs near Fernie, BC

It doesn't matter if it's in the summer or winter, we're always looking for always looking to relax and recharge. Hot springs whether natural or real provide both, and sometimes a little adventure too.

Posted by Christine Thompson on Mar 19, 2019 in Outdoors

A Hike on Swine Flu

Exploring the outdoors and breathing in the fresh mountain air is often a great way to find your inner voice. A great escape from your daily life commitments is to hit the trails. A hike up to the top of Swine Flu is a good option. It’s relatively short and has a great view of the city from the bench at the top.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Mar 09, 2019 in Outdoors

Inspiring Your Child to Find Their Own Movement Voice

Children need to find their own voice. This can be in terms of the choice of their own style in clothing, their favourite foods or in the way they like to move. Every child likes finding their own way of doing things, but it sometimes takes a while for them to do so. That being said, there a few ways that you can help your child in finding their own “movement voice.”

Posted by Sarah-Beth Plishka on Mar 04, 2019 in Outdoors

The Push Up Pump

“Push-ups are too hard. I’m not good at them!” Oh, okay, well, in that case, let's just never work on them and never get better at them. Whether you are a total newbie or a push-up boss, the options below will aid in increasing your success.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Feb 12, 2019 in Outdoors

Structured vs. Unstructured Play

Remember when you were a kid and you had a ton of fun just making up games, playing sports with your friends, and doing cartwheels in the park? Thankfully, it’s fairly simple to re-introduce it back into our daily lives.

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

Furry Friend Adventures

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.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Feb 03, 2019 in Outdoors

Seven Activities to Try in 2019

It’s hard not to think skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking when it comes to Fernie. Because in all honesty, that is what Fernie is famous for! As awesome as all these outdoor activities are, they often cast a shadow over many of the other offerings that Fernie has. This is especially true when it comes to indoor activities.

Posted by Sarah-Beth Plishka on Jan 14, 2019 in Outdoors

Meet the MAST Program

The MAST program surrounds you with like-minded people with a variety of skills and vastly different experiences. Get to know them!

Posted by Charlie Osborne on Jan 06, 2019 in Outdoors

The January Streak

#FernieStreak / Fer•nie•Streak / verb

Nordic Ski, Bike, Run or Hike, outside, for a minimum of 30 minutes, every day, for the entire month of January. Clothes optional, but highly recommended.

Posted by Abi Moore on Jan 01, 2019 in Outdoors

For the Love of Fernie

For nearly seven years and 92 issues (this marks, officially, number 92) Jesse has pushed herself to hike mountains, climb rocks, and camp solo in the pouring rain. 

Posted by Jesse Bell on Dec 10, 2018 in Outdoors

Fernie Golf Course Nordic Loop

December is a great time of year for a family adventure in the outdoors. A fantastic activity for everyone in the family is Nordic skiing. Whether you have skate or classic skis, a great place for all levels is the Fernie Golf Course. With little change in elevation, it gives everyone a chance to find his or her ski legs.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Dec 03, 2018 in Outdoors

Spots at FAR For the Best Day Ever

It’s 7am on another powder day. Time to check the snow report while sipping your morning coffee and planning the day ahead. The staff at FAR help with favourite stashes and runs from each of the five bowls to keep you smiling all day long.

Posted by Jeni Pearson - ... on Nov 19, 2018 in Outdoors

The Evolution of Fat Biking

The Fernie Fat biking community has taken off with new trails, new riders and yes, newer technology which for some bikers means a new fat bike.

Posted by Troy Nixon on Nov 18, 2018 in Outdoors

Cross-Country Skiing

Fernie offers some of the finest cross-country skiing in all of the Kootenays. The Fernie Nordic Society offers nordic skier only trails at the Fernie Golf and Country Club in town and at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre near Mount Fernie Provincial Park. There is also Nordic skiing to be found on Island Lake Road from the lower parking lot, in the Montane area of Fernie, and up at Fernie Alpine Resort. So to help you make the most of it, we’ve put together a few of our favourite loops for you to enjoy!

Posted by Madeleine Bragg on Nov 16, 2018 in Outdoors

Top Ten Family Winter Fun

If you’re visiting Fernie with your family, you will be happily surprised to find the number of amenities available here for the younger cohort (and also those young at heart). As the number of families continues to grow, so does the programming, facilities and events geared to this market. Here are our top ten for you to explore this winter!

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 15, 2018 in Outdoors