Outdoors

Have a great winter and don’t be afraid to show your love for the Fernie and Sparwood trails.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, February 14, 2020
Time: 
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Learn the celestial constellations while snowshoeing under the romantic full "Snow Moon". Chocolate fondue to follow.

Price is $50/person and includes snowshoes and fondue. Register online.

Wild Nature Tours are led by local naturalists with all proceeds being returned to environmental education programming. Please meet at the Day Use Area at Mount Fernie Provincial Park.

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Inspired by the natural intelligence of nature, learn techniques for surviving if stranded outdoors. Participants will learn how to build a quinzhee, aka Canadian snow shelter, fire building techniques in snow, along with fun games and tasty treats. Wild Nature Tours are led by local naturalists with all proceeds being returned to environmental education programming.

Loving a dog may be different than a human, but it’s certainly not subpar. The beauty in their inability to verbally communicate with us is that instead, we naturally develop an emotional connection on a different level than those who we can share words with.

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn to identify tracks and scat of winter wildlife. Read the stories in the snow about what activity is going on in your own backyard.

Wild Nature Tours are led by local naturalists with all proceeds being returned to environmental education programming.

Cost is $40 for nonmembers (includes lifetime Wildsight membership) and $30 for current Wildsight members. Sign up online.

Event Date(s): 
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