If you are an avid skier or mountain biker you have probably heard about Fernie BC, but what you may not have heard is that it is not just an adventure capital. Sure, we have more than you could ever need to fill your adrenaline junky cup, be it white knuckle mountain biking, steep tree skiing or hucking cliffs in waist deep powder at Fernie Alpine resort, to running the rapids on the Elk River.
Rich Cultural Heritage
But our little mountain town has a softer side too. Culturally there is a rich mix of stories spanning historical pioneers, devastating fires and determined community renewal, myths, legends and skiing visionaries.
Vibrant Arts and Culture
Arts and culture is alive and kicking with public art sculptures and murals springing up around town adding further flavour to the galleries you’ll find while wandering downtown.
Speaking of flavours, Fernie has truly become a foodies paradise whatever your tastebuds desire. Restaurant options are diverse with cuisine originating from all continents on offer.
Grab an incredible sandwich or salad to go at Lunchbox, dine in beautiful surroundings and take home fresh bread from Loaf, spice things up South American style at Nevados, eat the greatest sushi at Yamagoya and finish the evening with award winning cocktails at Fernie Distillers, and that’s just a small cross section!
Fernie’s golf course is a hole in one for players looking for a challenging 18 hole course but it’s easy to get distracted by the most picturesque fairways you’re likely to experience. If you can keep focused during the game you’ll be rewarded by the view from the deck at the 19th.
The Elk River’s reputation as a mecca for dry fly fishing cannot be understated. Drifting or wading the river can be equally rewarding and it is likely that you’ll encounter the legendary cutthroat trout in most locations in and around town. The tall tales you’ve heard about fishing in Fernie are actually probably true…
Challenging Outdoor Routes
For people looking for challenging routes, Island Lake Lodge, Mount Fernie Provincial Park, Three Sisters and Heiko’s Trail provide longer options that will get you up into alpine territory.
Scenic Hiking and Walking
Hiking and walking needn’t be too strenuous in Fernie as there are beautiful trails meandering along the scenic riverside and accessible adaptive and inclusive trails perfect for the whole family in the Montane area with stunning vistas trail map here.
If you like the sound of what’s on offer in Fernie B.C., take a look at our availability and select the dates to stay with us in our Fernie accomodation.