Explore our incredible winter wonderland with a snowcat ride, lunch and snowshoe. Take a snowcat ride up through old growth forest to our scenic mountain lodge. Have a spectacular lunch in the Tamarack Lodge dining room and go for a snowshoe around the lake. Complete the full lodge experience with an added spa treatment. You deserve it!
The Goldilocks Trail at Island Lake Lodge is an alpine loop in the Lizard Range near Fernie BC. The 3.7 km trail is a new extension of the existing Spineback trail. The trail takes hikers through valleys, a mountain pass and through the dramatic peaks of the 3 Bears. Hikers can expect spectacular views, wildflowers and if your lucky, you might see Mountain Goats.
The Spineback Trail is one of the signature hikes at Island Lake Lodge. Paralleling the beautiful Spineback Ridge, the trail winds up through sub-alpine meadows, reaching the crest of the ridge and its bench. Continue to the second bench nestled between the 3 Bears’ peaks.
Vacations with your kids should be fun, enriching, relaxing and affordable. Fernie offers all of this and much more. This small mountain town is inspired by the Rocky Mountains surrounding it. You will find the peace and quiet you need to enjoy family time while engaging in fun and exciting activities that will bond you.
Visit Fernie this summer.
Every spring, the Island Lake property is invaded by Fiddleheads. These delicious green treats can be found at different elevations and our chefs take full advantage of them. Watch chef Keith Farkas describe how he forages for them. #ferniefoodie
Three quarters of the terrain at Fernie Alpine Resort sits beneath five looming headwalls in avalanche paths - a constant hazard if not for the daily efforts of a skilled team of technicians who keep the mountain safe.
Visitors from around the world come to visit Fernie, BC each winter to ski, snowshoe, snowboard, snowmobile, catski or simply enjoy the relaxing vibe in the historic downtown. Local businesses take pride in offering quality service to their guests.