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Here you will find some of the best kept secrets in Fernie, BC, allowing you to maximize your time here. The must-do trails to explore by mountain bike, downshill or Nordic skiing, trail running or snow shoeing. Tips on how to improve your golf or tennis game or cabins to venture to, in summer or winter. All of the best things to do with your family while here, and also a look at Fernie's arts, culture and nightlife.
 

Summer

With the entire summer ahead, make sure to set some time aside to take in the view. These three vistas promise to reward you with new memories, unique experiences and fresh perspectives.

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.

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

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. 

Regardless how high your winter stoke gets, no one can disagree that summer’s arrival is a welcome one. Long days and clear skies. Cold beers and sundrenched decks. Single track and trail running. Matches made in heaven. And summer in Fernie offers it all. 

Fernie has been known as a mountain biking mecca for some time, but what many do not know is the growth of trails being developed or revised to provide opportunities to the younger cohort of riders, or those new to the sport.

Winter

Few things rival the satisfaction of sipping a glass of wine as snow falls slowly on a cold winter’s night. Perhaps you have a couple winter wine favourites you repurchase frequently. L’wren Farkas, Restaurant Manager at Island Lake Lodge and local wine connoisseur, suggests a few that may have previously flown under your radar. All of her picks are available off Fernie BCL’s shelves.

Skiing the backcountry in Fernie is a lot of fun and takes you to some beautiful locations, but before you take that first step out off bounds off the hill or decide to go and climb to the top of a mountain to ski a line, there should be a lot of forethought and info gathering before you go.

Winter can be cold. The snowbanks are high enough to bury stop signs, and with the right storm, deep enough to bury your car. With that in mind, here is a list of things that might make your winter in Fernie a little brighter; comforting, delicious, practical things that will take the sting out of any frost you might acquire.

With the growth of the younger population, Fernie has seen an influx of programming and events for kids and families over the last few years. This has not only been fantastic for those residing in our community, it has become a great resource for those visiting, whether regularly or for a winter adventure. Educational programming, outdoor pursuits, arts and culture opportunities, and a whole lot of fun await you and your family on your visit to Fernie. We hope you enjoy your time, and get to knock some of our Top Ten off your list during your stay!

In recent years ski touring has grown multitudes in popularity, and Fernie and the surrounding area offers many opportunity for the backcountry enthusiast. The area includes five awesome mountain ranges – the Monashees, Rockies, Selkirks, Purells and Valhallas.

Island Lake offers its Winter Lunch and Spa specials every year, and this year they extended the schedule and reduced the price to make it more accessible to the many interested in this treat. Running Thursday to Sunday throughout the entire winter season, a snowcat ride and lunch is $69/person with spa treatments available as ad ons. Children 4-12 receive 50% off and toddlers under three are free.