Best-Loved Winter Wonders

Whether you have lived here for a number of years or are spending your first winter in this stunning mountain town, there are likely many things that you have never done and many places you have never seen. 

Posted by Jesse Bell on Oct 13, 2016 in Outdoors

Dreamy Iceland

Spending 23 days in a tent, driving 3,100 kilometres by car and walking nearly 100 kilometres on foot, it's the best way to see a country.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Oct 09, 2016 in Outdoors

Melanie MacVoy

While many children are getting back into the school groove this month, this gardening story will inspire new and experienced food growers to consider the ongoing passion for learning that gardening demands.

Posted by Helen McAlliste... on Sep 20, 2016 in Outdoors

Stand Back to Take it In

As the leaves start to change and this season leads into the next I always look back on what just happened, where I started and where I am now.

Posted by Tom Gibson on Sep 09, 2016 in Outdoors

Tears & Gears

Admittedly, there is no better feeling than discovering yet another reason to get outside.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Sep 05, 2016 in Outdoors

How Healthy Forests Foster Healthy Fish and Us

Do you know where your water comes from, its quality, how we use it and what other living things depend on from it? Make September the month to increase your water literacy with your neighbours, friends and family.

Posted by Lee-Anne Walker on Aug 31, 2016 in Outdoors

Wake Surfing

Holy moly, I'm actually wake surfing. The water beneath me splashes white with turquoise blue, my friends cheer for me from the back of the boat – this lake life is a good life.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Aug 25, 2016 in Outdoors

Master of the Mountain: Advanced Trails at FAR

As we moved into the advanced trails this month, I found myself way out of my league. So I chatted with local rider Murray Sedlowsky to get his ideas on how to transition from the intermediate blue trails to the more advanced blacks.

Posted by Karen Pepper on Aug 20, 2016 in Outdoors

A Quiet Space

This is August. The lawn is mowed. The trees, shrubs and beds are settled in and on an even keel. This is the time to step back, to take the measure of your yard and create a special space, a quiet space.

Posted by Fix on Aug 19, 2016 in Outdoors

Imperturbation Found

My heart beats intensely as I work to sustain the climb while the natural surroundings create an atmosphere of tranquility. I love this feeling. 

Posted by Terry Nelson on Aug 16, 2016 in Outdoors

Fred Voysey

The first thing you notice when you approach Fred Voysey's garden is the fence. For anyone who has ever had their crops decimated by wildlife, this nearly seven-foot high fence is enviable.

Posted by Helen McAlliste... on Aug 13, 2016 in Outdoors

What is Life Without a Little Adventure?

Sooooo, what’s up?
Not too much, just moving to Mexico you know…..

Posted by Emily Pullen on Aug 10, 2016 in Outdoors

Summer Hikes with the Elk River Alliance: Elk Lakes Provincial Park

A hike to the Petain Glacier, the source of the ribbon of life that connects all of our communities and the river that is the inspiration for our community-based water group. 

Posted by Lee-Anne Walker on Aug 06, 2016 in Outdoors

Postcard Views

Endless choices of gorgeous mountain vistas, beautiful turquoise water and feeling like you're above the clouds. The opportunities are plentiful and we can help you get those postcard views.

Posted by Terry Nelson on Aug 01, 2016 in Outdoors

Aaron Levesque

When Fernie first established itself as a town, many residents grew their own food. It was a matter of survival. Fast forward to today – there is a new generation of gardeners who are concerned about where their food comes from and how it is grown.

Posted by Helen McAlliste... on Jul 22, 2016 in Outdoors