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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

Want in on the act this summer? Here’re a few key tips to help you start off on the right foot, and get yourself to both the start, and more importantly, the finish...

Posted by Abi Moore on Jun 01, 2019 in Outdoors

With summer upon us, our bodies are forever busy as we try to soak up every moment of sunshine and enjoy all the outdoor activities our beautiful valley offers. Here are few simple (simple does not mean easy) poses to get you going. 

Posted by Katie Joyce on May 30, 2019 in Health

Frustration, fear and lack of focus are three things we try to avoid on the golf course but they seem to creep in when we least need them. In what other sport do we get thinking about the smallest things? I know that when I'm playing golf I try not to think about what happens if the ball goes out of bounds, I think about where I'm trying to get the ball to land. Here are some tips to stay in the game even when things aren’t going your way.

Posted by Kenny Maki on May 30, 2019 in Outdoors

Summer in Fernie is sweet. It can also feel rather short, after the lengthy months filled with all things pow. This is why it is very important to take advantage of being outdoors in the sun with friends and family for every occasion possible.

Posted by Krista Turcasso on May 28, 2019 in Outdoors

Back by popular demand, the Second Annual Fernie Junior Ripper Trail Passport is a series of skill/age appropriate mountain bike challenges. The goal is to ride the trail, find the checkpoint sign, and record the animal found on the sign on this worksheet.

Posted by Wes Shaw on May 26, 2019 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