Outdoors

The Spineback Trail is one of the signature hikes at Island Lake Lodge.

Fernie is world renowned for its easy access to the great outdoors. One only has to stand anywhere in town to look towards the mountains and imagine a variety of outdoorsy pursuits.

Five hours in and the sun is out in full force. Your mind is whirling, your muscles are firing and your fingers are like cocktail sausages. But for some reason it feels just right. You feel strangely free. Free from everyday life, reality, decisions and time. 

Tennis has grown tremendously in Canada. The game itself hasn't changed much since the 19th Century, but its popularity has grown immensely. 

Destination of the Month - Mushroom Head Figure 8
Distance: 12km
Time: ~ 1.5 hours, test it on Strava
Difficulty: Blue

Destination of the Month - Swine Flu          
Distance: Approx. 6km
Time: 1-1.5 hr
Difficulty: Blue

Spring is a great time to get out for a hike or trail run. Please be mindful of potentially wet trails. A classic Fernie trail that tends to dry out early is Swine Flu. Many will be “green” with envy of the views you can take in at the top.

The new General Manager at the Fernie Golf & Country Club, Max Sherwood is bringing new and exciting ideas about growing golf in the community. He'll be implementing a number of initiatives in an effort to make the Club more enticing for young players, women, families and seniors.

This June, Island Lake Lodge Catskiing​ welcomes food lovers to experience elevated Kootenay cuisine as Island Lake’s Head Chef Keith Farkas invites two notable Calgary chefs to join him in the kitchen for the 1st Annual Untamed Kootenays Culinary event.

Shot entirely at Island Lake Lodge Catskiing in Fernie BC - Winter of our Content is a story of weather, powder skiing, terrain, inspiration and pushing your personal limits. Watch some of the top skiers, snowboarders and wing-suit athletes in the world explore the Lizard Range of the Rocky Mountains. The show was produced in conduction with a film about Fernie - Ascent to Powder.

The Fernie Trails Alliance continually works to adapt to the changes that the trail users we represent desire and here are some of the examples, of the changes they have made of late.