Outdoors

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

My bucket list is made of mountains. Mountains I've yet to climb but hope to, ones with deep-blue lakes and jagged ridges, where the summit leaves you feeling infinite.

The Fernie Little Ripper Trail Passport is a series of skill/age appropriate mountain bike challenges. The goal is to ride the trail, find the checkpoint sign, and record the animal found on the sign in this booklet. Complete four challenges during the mountain bike season and receive a Fernie Little Ripper badge at one of Fernie’s local bike shops. If you are in for a big challenge try and complete all of the rides.

The Fernie Heritage Libary host the annual Ride with Librarians event happening Thursday, May 31st from 4:00-5:30pm.

The ride starts at at the Library garden at 4:00pm. This ride is created to raise awareness of library programming and to bring the Fernie Book Bike back into the community for the Summer months. It is an enthusiastic and leisurely bike parade for ALL AGES and they are hoping for lots of local riders, whistles and waves!

Fernie Golf Club has been an iconic amenity in the region for both residents and visitors since 1918 – marking 100 years this summer.

This is Fernie. We provide support to one another; we help one another; we celebrate each other’s successes and lend aid in times of trouble.