Outdoors

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

While out on snowshoes, learn about winter ecology in the Elk Valley. Discover the secrets of plant and animal survival. All Wild Nature Workshops are delivered by local naturalists with proceeds being returned to environmental education programming.

Cost is $40 (includes lifetime Wildsight membership) and $30 for current Wildsight members. Programs meet at Day Use Area at Mount Fernie Provincial Park. Register online.

There are so many reasons for living in Fernie, but these three keep making the cut year after year.

Gold: 
The people
Silver: 
Access to everything
Bronze: 
The Beauty

Thanks to the Fernie Nordic Society, our classic and skate skiing options have grown over the last few years. Here are this year's picks.

Gold: 
Elk Valley Nordic Centre
Silver: 
Montane
Bronze: 
Golf Course

More and more people are travelling to Fernie with snowmobiles in tow. For those of you into this growing sport, here were your 2019 picks!

Gold: 
Coal Creek
Silver: 
Harvey Pass
Bronze: 
Morrissey

Arriving at one of the many peaks surrounding this Valley, and taking in the awesome views is always a summer highlight. Here are your favourites from 2019.

Gold: 
Heiko's Trail
Silver: 
Goldilocks
Bronze: 
Spineback

The number of summer activities is on the rise in this beautiful Valley, drawing numerous people to our community with a substantial increase in summer tourism year after year.

Gold: 
Biking
Silver: 
Hiking
Bronze: 
Golf

Known for its deep powder days and great skiing, there's another fun way to explore the snow and all its winter beauty - with snowshoes! The trees covered in snow, glistening as the sun hits their surface with only the sound of your snowshoes crunching above the snow through the seemingly sleeping life of nature surrounding you. Winter brings a beautiful landscape just waiting to be discovered. Try these three snowshoe adventures for something new.

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, Fernie Alpine Resort will say 'Thank You' to local communities by offering a FREE day of skiing and riding to the residents of the Elk Valley – Fernie, Elko, Elkford, Grasmere, Jaffray and Sparwood as part of the annual Community Appreciation Day.

Please note that Photo ID and proof of local residency (driver's license, pay stub, utility bill, etc.) are required to receive the lift ticket. Tickets are only valid on January 12 and snow checks will not be issued on complimentary tickets.

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Time: 
5:30pm - 9:30pm

5th Annual Fernie on Fire Christmas tree Bonfire and fundraiser hosted by Fernie Fire Rescue.

This year they are teaming up with the Fernie Nordic Society to light up the January night sky! Come out for bbq, music, and beer gardens! Awesome raffle prizes to be had.

Whether you’re here for a short or a long time, one thing is for sure - you want to experience the perfect winter’s day. For obvious reasons, there are varying opinions on just what this day would entail… so we got in touch with three avid winter recreationalists, each with their own passion and they gave us a run-down of what this day would look like from their perspective.