Outdoors

Lift Accessed Hiking with Jono Leonard

The hiking program at Fernie Alpine Resort is becoming more and more popular these days, with the recent addition of Nature Bob’s Interpretive Centre, guided nature hikes, and specialty hikes (focusing on fossils, wildflowers, or trees).

Posted by Karen Pepper on Jun 11, 2017 in Outdoors

Mountain Magic

There are so many reasons to hike; the warm summer wind against sun-kissed skin, the aches and pains after miles of woods-walking, the bottle of red wine with girlfriends at sunset.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Jun 04, 2017 in Outdoors

Tennis Time

Tennis has grown tremendously in Canada. The game itself hasn't changed much since the 19th Century, but its popularity has grown immensely. 

Posted by Sara McFarlane on Jun 01, 2017 in Outdoors

Mushroom Head Figure 8

Destination of the Month - Mushroom Head Figure 8
Distance: 12km
Time: ~ 1.5 hours, test it on Strava
Difficulty: Blue

Posted by Tom Gibson on May 27, 2017 in Outdoors

Wakesurfing

Not to be confused with wakeboarding, wakesurfing is a water sport in which riders surf the wake behind a boat unsupported, using a towrope only to get to their feet before releasing it as they ride freely on the endless wake created by the vessel.

Posted by Caroline Villeneuve on May 14, 2017 in Outdoors

Australia, Fair Dinkum!

When Jesse hops back on a plane back to Canada she realize something; that you can measure your love for a country the moment you have to leave it. 

Posted by Jesse Bell on May 11, 2017 in Outdoors

Tennis Anyone?!

Superior fitness, hand-eye coordination, power, speed and finesse are all required to play this sport. The skills learned in tennis can assist in many other sports and it is great fun for all ages.

Posted by Erin Summers on May 05, 2017 in Outdoors

Spin to Win

It’s no hidden secret that we have some very talented cyclists here in Fernie. The creation of the FMBC Race Team with the support of local businesses now offers the opportunity for Fernie to receive recognition on the podium.

Posted by Tom Gibson on May 01, 2017 in Outdoors

Golf Tips For Beginners

Don't worry it's not you - Golf is hard. Everyone was a beginner at one time and getting started in the right direction towards getting where you want to be. Here are a few tips for getting off on the right foot. 

Posted by Kenny Maki on Apr 30, 2017 in Outdoors

Swine Flu

Destination of the Month - Swine Flu          
Distance: Approx. 6km
Time: 1-1.5 hr
Difficulty: Blue

Posted by Julie Kelly on Apr 27, 2017 in Outdoors

GM Brings New Focus to the Fernie Golf & Country Club

The new General Manager at the Fernie Golf & Country Club, Max Sherwood is bringing new and exciting ideas about growing golf in the community. He'll be implementing a number of initiatives in an effort to make the Club more enticing for young players, women, families and seniors.

Posted by Fix on Apr 20, 2017 in Business

Island Lake Lodge's 1st Annual Untamed Kootenays Culinary Event

This June, Island Lake Lodge Catskiing​ welcomes food lovers to experience elevated Kootenay cuisine as Island Lake’s Head Chef Keith Farkas invites two notable Calgary chefs to join him in the kitchen for the 1st Annual Untamed Kootenays Culinary event.

Posted by Fix on Apr 17, 2017 in Business

Elk Valley Gymnastics

Gymnastics as a sport has been around for over 2000 years. It is a complex sport that requires physical strength, endurance, power, flexibility, agility, coordination, grace and balance.

Posted by Erin Summers on Apr 14, 2017 in Outdoors

The New Green

Green can make you feel good and in the Fernie Trails Alliance circles, green symbolizes “Beginner Trails”. The Trail Construction and Maintenance Committee of the FTA have been busy over the last couple of years to create an environment to experience opportunity.

Posted by Terry Nelson on Apr 09, 2017 in Outdoors

Elk River Apiaries

Jesse visits the Elk River Apiaries with apiarist Deborah Davidson to learn that the weeds we so often despise of are the ones little bees need. 

Posted by Jesse Bell on Apr 05, 2017 in Outdoors

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