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

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

Conquering Your Fears

A working mother with three children, knew she'd always felt that triathlon was a sport she'd like to try, except one thing kept getting in the way. She was a horrible swimmer.

Posted by Eden MacGregor on Mar 25, 2017 in Outdoors

The Fernie Academy Fury, No Gym? No Problem!

The Fernie Academy and it's athletic opportunities for it's students.

Posted by Erin Summers on Mar 14, 2017 in Outdoors


Marking five years and 60 different adventure stories later, including completing a three-day hike, Jesse continues to adventure. Looking forward to even the smallest of trips, as they sometimes leave the biggest of impact.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Mar 03, 2017 in Outdoors

Fernie Women on Wheels

Fernie is a competitive town; the women here are inspiring and potentially intimidating on first encounter. They will challenge, accept and encourage you with empathy, most of them remember where they started, even if it was 20 years ago. It was with all these different women in mind that Fernie Women on Wheels (FWOW) was born.

Posted by Heather Lavers on Mar 01, 2017 in Outdoors

Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Training for the Elkford triathlon this runner found her biggest boost was the support from family and friends on race day.

Posted by Fix on Feb 25, 2017 in Outdoors

Admiring the Tracks on the Trail

When out in the winter forest, observing the many tracks that leave an impressions in the snow. A reminder that we must all share the trail and be respectful.

Posted by Terry Nelson on Feb 14, 2017 in Outdoors

Nordic Skiing

There is no shortage of sports, activities, events, and athletes in the Elk Valley. It is not uncommon to see athletes of every age participating and competing in multiple races and competitions throughout all of our four seasons. This winter we thought we would highlight some of our local sports teams and organizations.

Posted by Erin Summers on Feb 06, 2017 in Outdoors

Winter Wheezer

Competing in the equivalent of the Fernie Tears and Gears, Jesse takes on a fun winter event.

Posted by Jesse Bell on Feb 02, 2017 in Outdoors

Secret Stash

It’s just as sweet as its namesake brownie at Freshies - the Secret Stash. Everyone has one, and to some, it’s a true secret. It’s that go-to place on the mountain on a powder day that never disappoints.

Posted by Karen Pepper on Jan 24, 2017 in Outdoors