Fernie really does have it all when it comes to summer adventures with your kids. Here are three (or four) of my personal favourites that are a little off the beaten track.
We are so lucky to have such a strong community of volunteers, contractors, local businesses, and funders who support our trail network. The Fernie Trails Alliance is centred on volunteerism.
When it comes to thinking green, my mind automatically thinks of the Three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle. It was drilled into me since kindergarten to think about ways to reduce my waste, reuse old materials, and recycle my cans and bottles.
It’s incredible what a little fresh air and Vitamin D can do for a person. Anyone else notice an increase in energy or desire to get outside when the sun pops out? Let’s go for a walk.
Spring is in the air and it’s a great time to get back outside if you have been hibernating this winter. If you are just getting back into the swing of things it’s a good time to sharpen up your skills.
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.
The Turkish Get Up (TGU) is a movement that more people should be doing yet most don’t even know it exists and therefore, is often overlooked.
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.
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.”
“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.
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.
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.
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.
The MAST program surrounds you with like-minded people with a variety of skills and vastly different experiences. Get to know them!
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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.