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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

A variety of local trail notices and updates have caused the need to clarify the current situation for this summer season. Trails in Fernie are extensive, cherished and a critical part of what Fernie is well known for. Though 2019 will experience a few interruptions most trails are accessible to mountain bike, walk and hike! Continue below for current details and updates.

Posted by admin on May 17, 2019 in Outdoors

Every year, I come up with different trails and loops to recommend to locals and visitors. You would think coming up with something new might be difficult, but it’s actually quite the opposite! We are so blessed in this Valley. 

Posted by Krista Turcasso on May 02, 2019 in Outdoors

Fernie really does have it all when it comes to summer adventures with your kids. Here are three (or four) of my personal favourites that are a little off the beaten track.

Posted by admin on May 02, 2019 in Outdoors
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

Winter

It’s 7am on another powder day. Time to check the snow report while sipping your morning coffee and planning the day ahead. The staff at FAR help with favourite stashes and runs from each of the five bowls to keep you smiling all day long.

Posted by Jeni Pearson - ... on Nov 19, 2018 in Outdoors

One of the things I love about Fernie is that you can wear anything you want with no judgment. Whether in jeans and a tee or a gorge party dress, your style is welcome and accepted in our little mountain town.

Posted by Emma Polit on Nov 19, 2018 in Art and Entertainment

The Fernie Fat biking community has taken off with new trails, new riders and yes, newer technology which for some bikers means a new fat bike.

Posted by Troy Nixon on Nov 18, 2018 in Outdoors

Fernie offers some of the finest cross-country skiing in all of the Kootenays. The Fernie Nordic Society offers nordic skier only trails at the Fernie Golf and Country Club in town and at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre near Mount Fernie Provincial Park. There is also Nordic skiing to be found on Island Lake Road from the lower parking lot, in the Montane area of Fernie, and up at Fernie Alpine Resort. So to help you make the most of it, we’ve put together a few of our favourite loops for you to enjoy!

Posted by Madeleine Bragg on Nov 16, 2018 in Outdoors

If you’re visiting Fernie with your family, you will be happily surprised to find the number of amenities available here for the younger cohort (and also those young at heart). As the number of families continues to grow, so does the programming, facilities and events geared to this market. Here are our top ten for you to explore this winter!

Posted by Krista Turcasso on Nov 15, 2018 in Outdoors

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