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Here you will find some of the best kept secrets in Fernie, BC, allowing you to maximize your time here. The must-do trails to explore by mountain bike, downshill or Nordic skiing, trail running or snow shoeing. Tips on how to improve your golf or tennis game or cabins to venture to, in summer or winter. All of the best things to do with your family while here, and also a look at Fernie's arts, culture and nightlife.
 

Summer

Freebird at Whiefish Mountain Resort

Bikers heading down Freebird at Whitefish Mountain Resort, image by Chuck Finlay

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Jul 24, 2018 in Outdoors

There’s nothing much more curious to many than the desire to run. Up mountains or down mountains, early in the morning or through the night, in the scorching heat or in a torrential downpour.

Posted by Abi Moore on Jul 10, 2018 in Outdoors

Are your curious about hiking and where to take in the some of the best views in Fernie? A great option is Fernie’s newest trail found at Island Lake Lodge.

Posted by Julie Kelly on Jul 07, 2018 in Outdoors

When the sun stays up late, and going barefoot is the walk of life. When an afternoon bevy turns into an evening beer, turns into a late night dance and a bike ride home, with the warm breeze flickering between my hair. Summer is the best time of year.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jul 05, 2018 in Outdoors

Summer in Fernie is FULL ON. Whether you are a hiker or paddler, are biking the gnarly terrain or sitting at a desk, we all face the requirement of taking care of our body in order to maintain it for the coming adventure.

Posted by Julie Gallant on May 23, 2018 in Health

There are so many reasons to hike; the warm summer wind against sun-kissed skin, the aches and pains after miles of woods-walking, the bottle of red wine with girlfriends at sunset.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jun 04, 2017 in Outdoors

Winter

Fernie’s historic buildings are well known for distinctive rooflines, unique locally-fired rose-gold brick and stone, and a variety of international influences. Only a few original interiors remain although many hints of the past can be seen in pressed tin ceilings, smoke-stained exposed brickwork and vintage windows.

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Nov 15, 2018 in Art and Entertainment

he Lizard Range’s wild and rugged peaks seem to have a knack for capturing moist weather patterns holding them hostage while snow falls hard and heavy for days. This makes Fernie the ideal winter playground for countless outdoor pursuits. 

Posted by Mike Wilson on Nov 15, 2018 in Outdoors

A shake of the snow globe and braapcountry enthusiasts find ourselves on the heels of another legendary winter in the Elk Valley. Emerging as one of BC’s best snowmobile destinations, Fernie serves up out-the-door, easy access to a delicious buffet of terrain suitable for a variety of powder palates. 

Posted by Nicole Matei on Nov 14, 2018 in Outdoors

Fernie isn't much for scale; those of us who live here know this. A quaint 12 avenues and 16 streets, a mountainside subdivision, a serene river, and a four-block main street—just how we like it.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Nov 13, 2018 in Community

With snow completely changing the landscape, these beautiful and adventurous snowshoe spots are destined to provide a little winter magic.

Posted by Christine Thompson on Feb 07, 2018 in Outdoors