trails

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, June 13, 2024
Time: 
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Always wanted to work on the trails? Then come on out! Every Thursday from 6-9pm the Fernie Trails Alliance will be out working on the trails. They provide the gloves and the tools and will teach you how. 

All volunteers must sign a digital waiver beforehand.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time: 
7:00pm

Hosted by the Fernie Trails Alliance, the Fernie Trail Razr is an action-packed night of fundraising, games, dinner, DJ and dancing! All proceeds go directly to the trails.

7PM – Doors open. Grab a drink and play some games!

8PM – Dinner is served. Enjoy a delicious dinner from Himalayan Spice Bistro and bid on some silent auction items.

9PM – Live auction begins!

9:30PM – The dancing will start so make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes on to party the night away!

Originally conceived in 1998 when the Fernie Recreational Trail Steering Committee was formed, the vision for a paved trail connecting Fernie with the ski hill was incorporated into the City OCP. In 2004 part of this vision was realized with the construction of the Fernie Centennial Trail – a gravel surfaced trail from West Fernie to Riverside Way.

In the Columbia Basin, there's no denying the presence of exceptional campsites and recreational trail networks, which are among the best in the province, if not the entire country. But what's the secret behind their upkeep and management? It's not by chance. The recreation crews formed through a partnership between Columbia Basin Trust and Recreation Sites and Trails BC are one of several such entities making a difference in the region.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, July 22, 2023

Now in its 5th year, this high-vert, challenging 50km, encompassing some of Fernie’s best trails and jaw dropping views, returns. 2023 sees the return of their 2022 course, while also offering a NEW! 15km distance.

While trail running is an increasingly popular year-round sport, there’s no doubt it comes into its own during the three non-wintry Canadian seasons. Give or take the odd snow flurry. Just like in many other areas of your life, while spring takes seemingly forever to roll around, before you know it, it’s fall. Cue drilling spikes into your sad looking, under-used trail shoes. Sound familiar? Well here’s a little lowdown of some of the local-ish to Fernie trail racing opportunities, to help get a few races on the calendar and set some much-needed goals…

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Aug 24 2023.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Thursday, June 22, 2023
Thursday, June 29, 2023
Thursday, July 6, 2023
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Thursday, August 3, 2023
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Time: 
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Every Thursday from 6-9pm the Fernie Trails Alliance will be out working on the trails!

Always wanted to work on the trails? Then come on out! We provide the gloves and the tools and will teach you how. For your 2 hour effort they will always have yummy cookies and drinks!

Each week will be a different location but they will always meet at the Aquatic Centre to fill out a waiver and head to the trail head either by car or by bike.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time: 
7:00pm

After a few years off, the Fernie Trails Alliance’s popular fundraising event that is the Fernie Trail Razr is back! A super “fun”-draiser for the Fernie Trails network with a dinner, games, raffles, prizes and dancing! It’s guaranteed to be a good time! Trail Razr starts 7pm, with Electric Blanket Band at 10:30pm. Get your tickets online here!

For more information visit the Fernie Trails Alliance website

 

There are three new pieces of grooming equipment plowing around Fernie’s non-motorized trails this winter thanks to a federal grant secured by Tourism Fernie.

As part of the Winter Trails and Grooming Collaborative, Tourism Fernie applied for, and was successful in being granted $45,000 from PacifiCan’s Tourism Relief Fund.

Some trails will be longer, get upgraded surfaces, or have new bridges or benches. In 17 communities, 26 projects are improving trails, supported by Columbia Basin Trust. In addition,16 organizations are receiving Trust funds to offer 38 trail-crew jobs.