Fernie is world renowned for its easy access to the great outdoors. One only has to stand anywhere in town to look towards the mountains and imagine a variety of outdoorsy pursuits.

Posted by Ahmed Mumeni on Jul 26, 2017 in Outdoors

The Aerial Park

Fernie Alpine Resort has amazing guides that teach, coach and encourage you while you’re in the Aerial Park - get to know one!

Posted by Karen Pepper on Jul 18, 2017 in Outdoors

Elk Valley Ultra

This month’s Spin to Win contest is for the third leg of the Elk Valley Ultra. Let’s take you through the course.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Jul 17, 2017 in Outdoors

Game On

A few steps to be aware of before you start playing in the river and getting your adrenaline going. It’s no different than dropping into Lizard Headwall, a bit of prep work goes a long way!

Posted by Gord Bunston on Jul 12, 2017 in Outdoors

Crowsnest Mountain

Good hikes are rarely easy. Great hikes scare you. The best hikes combine sore legs, crippling fear, along with moments of despair and capability, and leave you feeling infinite.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jul 08, 2017 in Outdoors

Taking the High Road

Five hours in and the sun is out in full force. Your mind is whirling, your muscles are firing and your fingers are like cocktail sausages. But for some reason it feels just right. You feel strangely free. Free from everyday life, reality, decisions and time. 

Posted by Abi Moore on Jul 01, 2017 in Outdoors

Island Lake Lodge's Iconic Photo Spots

The 7,000 acres of pristine wilderness at Island Lake provides countless hiking opportunities. Last year Island Lake started off by creating 12 Iconic Photo Spots last summer. For summer 2017 they are adding an additional 5 photo spots with unique hashtags and giving you a chance to win $100 monthly prizes.

Posted by Fix on Jun 26, 2017 in Outdoors

Brown Town

As we watch the rivers “wake up,” we see the ice break, the first little trickle, then more flow enters and soon enough the river is high and brown, game on!

Posted by Gord Bunston on Jun 22, 2017 in Outdoors

Fernie Lucky 7’s Loop

This month, in preparation for the first annual Fernie Lucky 7’s event taking place on June 24, we’re taking you out on the fun course set for this race!

Posted by Julie Kelly on Jun 20, 2017 in Outdoors

Fernie Snowmobile Association at a Crossroads

By itself snowmobiling now brings in an estimated $1 Million worth of revenue into the local economy. But this apparent success has created a new challenge for the local Fernie Snowmobile Association.

Posted by Fix on Jun 18, 2017 in Outdoors

Easy to Access Views

With the entire summer ahead, make sure to set some time aside to take in the view. These three vistas promise to reward you with new memories, unique experiences and fresh perspectives.

Posted by Christine Thompson on Jun 14, 2017 in Outdoors

Lift Accessed Hiking with Jono Leonard

The hiking program at Fernie Alpine Resort is becoming more and more popular these days, with the recent addition of Nature Bob’s Interpretive Centre, guided nature hikes, and specialty hikes (focusing on fossils, wildflowers, or trees).

Posted by Karen Pepper on Jun 11, 2017 in Outdoors

Mountain Magic

There are so many reasons to hike; the warm summer wind against sun-kissed skin, the aches and pains after miles of woods-walking, the bottle of red wine with girlfriends at sunset.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jun 04, 2017 in Outdoors

Tennis Time

Tennis has grown tremendously in Canada. The game itself hasn't changed much since the 19th Century, but its popularity has grown immensely. 

Posted by Sara McFarlane on Jun 01, 2017 in Outdoors

Mushroom Head Figure 8

Destination of the Month - Mushroom Head Figure 8
Distance: 12km
Time: ~ 1.5 hours, test it on Strava
Difficulty: Blue

Posted by Tom Gibson on May 27, 2017 in Outdoors