Outdoors

Derby

Denim vests and cutoff denim shorts, trucker hats and chewing tobacco. Small cars, big trucks, mud and dust all over your face, your hands, your feet, your clothes. This, all of this, is Derby.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Sep 01, 2018 in Outdoors

Ridgemont Firesmart Harvesting

Posted by Julie Kelly on Aug 28, 2018 in Outdoors

Get in the Flow with Contra

Distance: Approx. 10 km
Time: Approx. 1.5 – 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate - Advanced

Posted by Julie Kelly on Aug 22, 2018 in Outdoors

"Stayin’ Alive”

Knowledge of the climbing lingo as well as understanding common mistakes and how to avoid making them can lead to a life of climbing without ever having to make a rescue call.

Posted by Mel Makepeace on Aug 19, 2018 in Outdoors

The Trails of Island Lake

Fernie is a beautiful place to live. Many places have a great view, but perhaps nowhere are the surroundings more magical than around Island Lake Lodge.

Posted by Jeff Colden on Aug 12, 2018 in Outdoors

Wine Tours and the Little Things

Sometimes you don't know what you need inside your soul. That is, until you're yelling out lyrics to Robyn's Show Me Love circa 1997 while wine-drunk, and on your way to a pool overlooking a vineyard.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Aug 07, 2018 in Outdoors
Freebird at Whiefish Mountain Resort

Summer Getaway - Whitefish, Montana

Bikers heading down Freebird at Whitefish Mountain Resort, image by Chuck Finlay

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jul 24, 2018 in Outdoors

100 Years of Mining, Five km and One Lovely Afternoon

Coal mining in the Elk Valley has been a way of life for over 100 years. Despite this rich heritage, few of us spend much time thinking about it. Mining was not always the job it is today. It was dangerous, backbreaking work.

Posted by Jeff Colden on Jul 21, 2018 in Outdoors

The Original TransRockies is Back in 2019

Last week, the TransRockies Race Series announced its plans to bring back the seven-day TransRockies Classic stage mountain bike race, starting in Panorama Mountain Resort and ending in Fernie, BC.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jul 18, 2018 in Outdoors

Curious About Climbing

From comfortable air temperature controlled indoor climbing gyms to the imposing and exposed mountains of the Alps, there is an environment and style of climbing out there for everyone curious about the sport.

Posted by Mel Makepeace on Jul 12, 2018 in Outdoors

Ultra Running

There’s nothing much more curious to many than the desire to run. Up mountains or down mountains, early in the morning or through the night, in the scorching heat or in a torrential downpour.

Posted by Abi Moore on Jul 10, 2018 in Outdoors

Paddle Boarding

To no surprise, from June through September I never take a lot of time to slow down, another new hike or trail beckoning me, another Wapiti Music Festival echoing off Fernie Mountain through town, pulling me in with its ever-epic lineup. Until recently, when I discovered an adventurous activity that forces me to relax—paddle boarding.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jul 08, 2018 in Outdoors

Fernie’s Newest Hiking Trail

Are your curious about hiking and where to take in the some of the best views in Fernie? A great option is Fernie’s newest trail found at Island Lake Lodge.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Jul 07, 2018 in Outdoors

Take a Dip

When the sun stays up late, and going barefoot is the walk of life. When an afternoon bevy turns into an evening beer, turns into a late night dance and a bike ride home, with the warm breeze flickering between my hair. Summer is the best time of year.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jul 05, 2018 in Outdoors

New Mountain Bike Race Held in Fernie August, 2018

Racing bikes has been a huge part of Tom Gibson's life for as long as he can remember.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jun 29, 2018 in Outdoors