Fernie is a beautiful mountain town nestled in the heart of the stunning Kootenay Rockies in Eastern British Columbia. With its enviable hot summer climate and its renowned winter powder Fernie is a firm favorite of those in-the-know. However, the word is getting out and we encourage you to come and explore all that this unique town and valley have to offer.
With a large network of trails for hiking and mountain biking, white water rivers, golf courses, and breath-taking scenery this place is a summer paradise. With all this potential it's no wonder Fernie has a wealth of established outfitters ready to show you the best of the area.
New this year to Fernie Alpine Resort is the Aerial & Zipline Park. The latest rage in summer fun - an exhilarating undertaking that gets you to take a leap of faith and traverse through the rope course challenge 60 feet off the ground, guaranteed to keep the adrenaline pumping! Amaze yourself as you take each challenge head on, from speedy Rippin' Zip Lines, midair jumps, suspended gravity defying climbing walls, walk the plank and high wire acts.
The Elk Valley provides some fantastic options for golfers and Fernie's 18 hole championship course is no exception. From beginners to advanced golfers, this course provides many challenges. If you want a player-friendly course suitable to all skill levels try Bootleg Gap in Kimberley or for some beautiful vistas, play the Sparwood Golf Club.
Hiking and Wildlife Viewing
Surrounded by Rocky Mountain peaks, hiking in Fernie offers a wide range of trails. Take a leisurely stroll along the river or hike by lakes to high-alpine ridge walks and climbs. The terrain is beautiful and varied and guides will help to ensure your trek is complete by spotting incredible wildlife. Fernie's trail network offers kilometres of enjoyment and the surrounding mountains have trails for all ages and abilities to enjoy.
For the most extreme fun, why not try inflatable kayaking. Easy to get in, easy to get out and almost too much fun to describe in words. Challenge the swift Upper Elk River with it's beautiful and scenic trip. Great for first timers! Raging Elk Canyon provides the ultimate in adventure. Challenge the lower canyon with 15 kms of wilderness and white water.
Fernie Alpine Resort offers cross country, downhill, single track and dual slalom trails with and without chairlift access. With 37 lift access trails to choose from, dare to challenge yourself to something new! Fernie also boasts many other accessible trails. Stop by one of the local shops on 2nd Ave and get your trail map for even more riding locations.
Scenic River Trips
Take a leisurely float in the summer sun, down Fernie's pictureque river. With a guide and oarsman to point out the wildlife and mountain ranges, and to keep you on a steady course, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the scenery with your friends and family.
White Water Rafting
Rapids, cliff jumping, beautiful mountains and lots of wildlife can all be enjoyed while white water rafting. Try the Raging Elk Canyon, as it carves 15kms through the Rockies with towering peaks, vertical canyon walls and try out some cliff jumping. If your looking for something a little more adventurous (and guaranteed to get you wet) then the Bull River is for you. 2/3/4 class rapids make for lots of thrills.