Specialty Hike: Fossils & Geology at Fernie Alpine Resort

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, September 2, 2017
10:30 - 1:30pm

Back by popular demand! Fernie Alpine Resort is adding one more specialty hike on Fossils & Geology to their summer hiking program!

A 380 million year old history lesson: Fossils & Geology

Why are the rocks in the Lizard range upside down? And how does Polar Peak tell the story of a mass extinction event 360 million years ago? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we traverse ancient sea beds, uncovering the remnants of the sea creatures that lived in ancient times. 

The specialty hikes are fully guided by experienced, professional staff. Hikes are moderate difficulty, and are 3 hours in length. This hike will start at the top of the Timber Chair and follow the Megasaurus trail through some amazing fossils zones, to the top of the Elk Chair. Guests are welcome to download to the base area via the Elk Chair, or they are also welcome to join the free daily interpretive walk down to the base area which leaves Nature Bob's Interpretive Centre at approximately 2pm.

Lift ticket or season pass is required as all specialty hikes are lift accessed.

Specialty Guided Hike only - Adult $36.95 / Youth & Senior $28.95 / Child $22.95 / Family $99.95
Specialty Guided Hike with Lift Ticket - Adult $49.95 / Youth & Senior $41.95 / Child $24.95 / Family $115.95

Register in person at the FAR Adventure Centre or by phone at 250-423-2435.

They suggest you bring the following items:
• Daypack
• Lunch/snacks/water
• Sunglasses & sunscreen
• Camera & binoculars
• Additional clothing, including a jacket (mountain weather & temperatures can change quickly!)
• Be sure to wear sturdy, comfortable footwear