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In this vlog That Mountain Life showcaseS 5 family friendly activities you can do in Fernie, BC when visiting in the summer. Of course some of these things are great to do without kids as well. This video is sponsored by Tourism Fernie.

The Elk Valley offers an abundance of adventures for all ages and types of fun. Whether you want to go for a quick bike ride during your lunch break, spend a day hiking the vast array of trails in the area or take on a multi-day adventure, Fernie has it all!

Winters in Fernie can be a blast but they can also be busy, long and draining – especially for business managers and owners. And no winter has been longer or seemingly darker than the one we just collectively endured. 

Look up from any Fernie patio on a summer evening and you may see some colourful action in the skies above you. Paragliding has been a part of mountain sports in Fernie for more than four decades, and the area is home to an active and rapidly growing flying community. 

Very often a hiking outing has a destination to lure you from the comforts of your normal surroundings. Whether it is a river, lake, mountain ridge, or just a tranquil meadow, these attractions make us get out and explore. The hikes suggested in this article have the reward of walking amongst the big trees in the local forests.

We get to the turn around and shut off the snowmobile. The stillness that follows is like music to my ears and I feel a tickle of pride knowing that I haven’t turned into the “sled neck” my friends were 
sure I would become when I bought the machine four years ago. It is still simply a necessary tool. 

Time: Approx. 45 mins - 1 hour
Distance: 5 km • Difficulty: Blue

During these uncertain times it’s important to carve out time for yourself. Getting outside and hitting the trails is a great way to take a mental break from your daily commitments and boost your energy. A breath of fresh air always feels good!

If you are pressed for time, an easily accessible area from town is the Ridgemont trail network, which is frequently groomed in the winter. You can do this fun loop on your bike or on foot.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 25 2021 except Fri Dec 25 2020.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Experience the tranquility (and fun!) of an evening winter bike ride in the snow! Fully guided by the professional staff (@ Fernie Alpine Resort base area). Headlamps are provided!

Cost
Adult - $44.00 + taxes (includes 2 hour guided bike ride and winter fat bike rental)
Kids - $39.00 + taxes (includes 2 hour guided bike ride and winter fat bike rental)

Pick up your rental bike at the FAR Rental Shop by 4:30pm.
Tour departs from the FAR rental shop at 5pm!

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Mar 30 2021.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time: 
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy a 2 hour guided snowshoe tour through Fernie Alpine Resort's beautiful tranquil forests.

Includes guided tour and snowshoe rental. Please pick up your snowshoe rentals at the Rental Shop by 4:30 pm, and meet your guide at the lobby at Lizard Creek Lodge at 5pm.

Cost
Adult: $34.00 + tax per person (includes guided snowshoe tour and snowshoe rental)
Child: $28.50 + tax per person (includes guided snowshoe tour and snowshoe rental)

A few years ago I borrowed a friend’s car for a road trip. As I wound my way up the Kootenay Pass, the only music available was a stack of unmarked, burned CDs jammed between the seats. As I cycled through those discs each new track was an adventure.