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.
Skiing, Hiking and Mountains
Summer or winter, the varied terrain and breathtaking views of this sprawling Canadian wilderness make it the perfect getaway for an outdoor adventure.
Learn about the history of Fernie and the surrounding Canadian Rockies, get an insight into the pioneering spirit and enjoy a local arts exhibition.
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.