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Photo provided by Henry Georgi/Resorts of the Canadian Rockies

Completely encircled by the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Fernie invites you to discover an idyllic lifestyle of arts, culture and exciting outdoor pursuits. Enjoy the area’s world-renowned summer fly-fishing, winter skiing and year-round charm.

Experience the best of the warm seasons in the Rockies, from spring flowers in May to colorful falling leaves in October. Follow forest trails by mountain bike or on a family hike. Restaurant patios come alive every afternoon with clinking glasses and enthusiastic chatter.

The Elk River is a welcoming spot on a hot summer day, providing a refreshing, lazy float or a peaceful day of fly fishing on sparkling waters. Visit the lower Elk River Canyon for exhilarating whitewater rafting with thrilling rapids and spectacular scenery. Include a round of golf or pamper yourself at a spa.

In winter, Fernie features legendary powder for excellent skiing. The outstanding snowfall is only the beginning of the appeal of this winter playground. Diverse mountainous terrain provides winter activity choices from low exertion to big thrills. Discover world-class groomed and backcountry snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Ski on some of the highest vertical drops in the Canadian Rockies. Try cat skiing: Ride up the mountain in a heated snow cat and then ski or board on fresh lines down uncrowded backcountry slopes.

Learn about the area’s interesting past in Fernie’s Historic Downtown. Look for the stony profile of the Ghostrider on a nearby rock face and listen to the legend of the one-time curse on the valley.

Fernie is located in southeastern British Columbia. Reach the area with a 3-hour drive from Alberta’s Calgary International Airport or a 2-hour drive from Glacier International Airport in Kalispell, Montana.

World-renowned fly fishing, mountain biking, snow sports, golf, river adventures and hiking highlight Fernie’s natural beauty and provide outdoor thrills. Indoors, meet friendly people in a laid-back atmosphere and relax with soothing experiences for your mind, body and soul.

Known for

Skiing, Hiking and Mountains

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Where to stay in Fernie

Historic Downtown Fernie
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Historic Downtown Fernie

Snowboarding, Skiing, Nature

Historic Downtown Fernie is a welcoming neighborhood. The neighborhood has many appealing features, among them its natural features.


Top Hotels in Fernie

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Fernie Stanford Resort
3 out of 5
100 Riverside Way, Fernie
Aug 6 - Aug 7
4/5Very Good! (521 reviews)

"They were very accommodating of early check ins. The pool was clean and the slide was fantastic. We enjoyed the breakfast and the tandoori grill was great."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2019

Fernie Stanford Resort
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Red Tree Lodge
3 out of 5
1101 7th Ave, Fernie
Jul 24 - Jul 25
4/5Very Good! (497 reviews)

"Good value for money. Excellent location. Great staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Red Tree Lodge
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Lizard Creek Lodge
3.5 out of 5
5346 Highline Dr, Fernie
Jul 25 - Jul 26
4.3/5Excellent! (654 reviews)

"The check in was easy. The suite was as advertised. The suite was clean and the beds were wonderful. We used the hot tub and if was clean and at temperature. The only negative is the Hotel charges a resort fee in addition to the fees that Expedia charges. Just strikes me as an extra fee to increase ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Lizard Creek Lodge

Popular things to do in Fernie

Fernie Alpine Resort
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Fernie Alpine Resort

Summer or winter, the varied terrain and breathtaking views of this sprawling Canadian wilderness make it the perfect getaway for an outdoor adventure.

Fernie Museum
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Fernie Museum

Learn about the history of Fernie and the surrounding Canadian Rockies, get an insight into the pioneering spirit and enjoy a local arts exhibition.

Kimberley Alpine Resort
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Kimberley Alpine Resort

Set atop the beautiful Purcell Mountains, this sunny resort is thick with perfectly fluffy snow and features one of North America’s largest gladed terrains.