Outdoors

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 2:00pm

The secret history of trees: Forestry

Uncover the story behind the burnt out stumps that dot much of the mountain and how they’re part of a curse from Fernie’s past. Explore the mystical, 800-year-old Old Growth Grove and discover how it gives away the secret of Fernie’s incredible amounts of powder snow in winter.

Explore and find out more about the mountain, the secrets it has to offer and enjoy the beautiful scenery on one of these special hikes! Our specialty hikes are fully guided by our experienced, professional staff.

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 2:00pm

Creatures of the forest: Birds & Wildlife

People aren’t the only animals that call Fernie home. Some, such as deer, can be seen all over town and some, such as the cougar, are elusive and rarely seen by people. Join our guide as they show you the vibrant array of creatures that can be found here, how to identify tracks and scat, and what to do if you run into a bear.

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 2:00pm

The all-natural foodie tour: Berries & Other Useful Plants

First Nations people once lived sustainably off the land. Luckily, some of their knowledge still remains. On this hike we show you how nature is not only tasty, but useful as medicine, material and even for cleaning your dishes!

Explore and find out more about the mountain, the secrets it has to offer and enjoy the beautiful scenery on one of these special hikes! Our specialty hikes are fully guided by our experienced, professional staff.

Event Date: 
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 2:00pm

More than just a pretty face: Mountain Wildflowers

Take a stroll through our colourful sub-alpine meadows and discover why flowers are not only beautiful but also an interesting and important part of the natural landscape & ecosystem.

Explore and find out more about the mountain, the secrets it has to offer and enjoy the beautiful scenery on one of these special hikes! Our specialty hikes are fully guided by our experienced, professional staff.

Event Date: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 2:00pm

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.

Explore and find out more about the mountain, the secrets it has to offer and enjoy the beautiful scenery on one of these special hikes! Our specialty hikes are fully guided by our experienced, professional staff.

Event Date: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019

The ADULT event is a Sprint Distance Triathlon, Start time 8:30am, 750m Swim, 20K Bike, 5K Run and they offer 2 levels:

  • Regular Sprint-Pool Swim, Relatively Flat Bike Course, Run
  • Extreme Sprint-Pool Swim, Hilly Bike ( up mine road) , Run

The KIDS event Start time is 11 am, and there are 2 levels:

Event Date: 
Repeats every week until Mon Sep 02 2019.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Time: 
8:30am - 4:00pm

Kids love to be outdoors and the Mini Griz Rangers program gives children lots of fresh air and natural sunlight away from electronics! Their professional kids camp staff keep children active and engaged through tons of games and activities such as scavenger hunts and digging for treasures.

The Mini Griz Rangers Program is available in Half Day and Full Day.

Mini Griz Rangers Program Available Daily from June 22, 2019 to Sept 2, 2019.

Half Day 8:30AM - 12PM or 1PM - 4PM
Full Day (with Lunch Supervision) 8:30AM - 4PM

Event Date: 
Repeats every day 1 times. Also includes Sun Jul 28 2019, Sun Aug 04 2019, Sun Aug 11 2019, Sun Aug 18 2019, Sun Aug 25 2019, Sun Sep 08 2019.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019

The 7,000 acres of pristine wilderness at Island Lake provides countless hiking opportunities. Whether you are interested in a 30-minute walk or a Full Day hike, Island Lake has hiking trails for all ability levels. We have a full-time trail crew who keeps the trail system well maintained. Want to learn about flora & fauna?

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 
10:00am

Back by popular demand, The Lone Wolf is a trail running challenge in Fernie, BC. A simple, fun, looped race. But there’s a catch. Racers start together on the hour as a pack, needing to finish the loop within the hour. As when the next hour strikes, the race starts again, in the opposite direction. The goal? To complete as many loops as you can.