Warming Huts and Hidden Trails

Winter is a trillion snowflakes and whispering trees on the crispest, quietest of nights. It’s steamy coffee against white-walled snowbanks, and January embers glowing against the cast iron of a wood stove in a log cabin deep in the woods.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Dec 11, 2019 in Outdoors

Nordic Adventures with Your Four-Legged Friends

Opportunities abound in Fernie when it comes to getting out and about with your four-legged friends. While the Nordic Centre and Golf Course are STRICTLY for Nordic Skiing ONLY do not despair.

Posted by Tara Higgins on Dec 08, 2019 in Outdoors

’Tis the Ski-son

Winter is here! Fernie-ites and visitors alike are eager to get outside and shred. On top of hitting the slopes, did you know that Fernie also has five unique xc skiing areas with over 50 km of trails to explore? It’s a great activity for the whole family especially as it is so accessible for new moms and soon-to-be moms. 

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Dec 04, 2019 in Outdoors

Top Ten Family Winter Fun 2019/20

Fernie is such an attractive location for families for a variety of reason, but above all else because of the opportunities and amenities available for this younger cohort (and also those young at heart). As the number of families continues to grow, so does the programming, facilities and events.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 21, 2019 in Outdoors

FTA Intentions & STA Update

Find out the Fernie Trails Alliance’s (FTA) intentions are for 2020 and The Sparwood Trails Alliance (STA) have been working diligently with great success this year in bringing new trails to its expanding network.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Nov 15, 2019 in Outdoors

The Spark of Dreams

“Intention is the starting point of every dream,” says Fernie mother of two, Sanne de Groot. “It is the creative power that fulfils all of our wants and our needs, whether for money, relationships, building a dream home, spiritual growth, or love.”

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Nov 07, 2019 in Outdoors

Inherited Spirit

We all have a spirit animal. For Fernie Mountain Mamas it is often the majestic and graceful Gran-Mama. Our saviour. Our calm amidst the storm. Our inspiration.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Oct 11, 2019 in Outdoors

Volunteerism and Fall Views

It takes a lot of spirit to maintain our trail network. With over 300 kilometres of trails, we could not maintain and build our trails without the dedication of our volunteers.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Oct 02, 2019 in Outdoors


September is a great time to reflect on the summer and maybe think about getting back to something whether it’s a goal or activity.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Sep 14, 2019 in Outdoors

Great Greens

I was in a funk. An I’m-almost-32-anddon’t- know-what-I’m-doing-with-mylife kind of funk. Lacking fulfillment and feeling misdirected, I decided to quit my job.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Sep 08, 2019 in Outdoors

Now, Let’s Begin!

Birth is the ultimate beginning. Each new parent patiently waits nine months to meet their little one and begin the big adventure. With this beginning comes one of the purest forms of joy but also restless nights and extreme fatigue.

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Sep 04, 2019 in Outdoors

Gear Hub Summer Challenge

Posted by admin on Aug 24, 2019 in Outdoors

Thumbs Up For Shoulder Stability

This may sound a little silly, but take a minute to consider how difficult life would be without a functioning shoulder. The shoulder is a fascinating part of the body that offers a range of motion greater than any other joint.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Aug 16, 2019 in Outdoors

Peru, Mi Amor

There's a white-haired donkey standing along the banks of a river in the morning mist, and my food bag dangles in his mouth.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Aug 14, 2019 in Outdoors


Spotted: A Fernie Mountain Mama at play in the wild. Watch as the courageous and daring Mama plans and executes a kayaking trip with her precious babe in tow. Balance is essential in work, life and play. 

Posted by Yvonne Prest on Aug 10, 2019 in Outdoors