family fun

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Inspired by the natural intelligence of nature, learn techniques for surviving if stranded outdoors. Participants will learn how to build a quinzhee, aka Canadian snow shelter, fire building techniques in snow, along with fun games and tasty treats. Wild Nature Tours are led by local naturalists with all proceeds being returned to environmental education programming.

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn to identify tracks and scat of winter wildlife. Read the stories in the snow about what activity is going on in your own backyard.

Wild Nature Tours are led by local naturalists with all proceeds being returned to environmental education programming.

Cost is $40 for nonmembers (includes lifetime Wildsight membership) and $30 for current Wildsight members. Sign up online.

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

While out on snowshoes, learn about winter ecology in the Elk Valley. Discover the secrets of plant and animal survival. All Wild Nature Workshops are delivered by local naturalists with proceeds being returned to environmental education programming.

Cost is $40 (includes lifetime Wildsight membership) and $30 for current Wildsight members. Programs meet at Day Use Area at Mount Fernie Provincial Park. Register online.

Known for its deep powder days and great skiing, there's another fun way to explore the snow and all its winter beauty - with snowshoes! The trees covered in snow, glistening as the sun hits their surface with only the sound of your snowshoes crunching above the snow through the seemingly sleeping life of nature surrounding you. Winter brings a beautiful landscape just waiting to be discovered. Try these three snowshoe adventures for something new.

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, Fernie Alpine Resort will say 'Thank You' to local communities by offering a FREE day of skiing and riding to the residents of the Elk Valley – Fernie, Elko, Elkford, Grasmere, Jaffray and Sparwood as part of the annual Community Appreciation Day.

Please note that Photo ID and proof of local residency (driver's license, pay stub, utility bill, etc.) are required to receive the lift ticket. Tickets are only valid on January 12 and snow checks will not be issued on complimentary tickets.

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Time: 
5:30pm - 9:30pm

5th Annual Fernie on Fire Christmas tree Bonfire and fundraiser hosted by Fernie Fire Rescue.

This year they are teaming up with the Fernie Nordic Society to light up the January night sky! Come out for bbq, music, and beer gardens! Awesome raffle prizes to be had.

Enjoy your holiday season and head out on this family-friendly snowshoe on one of Fernie’s classic trails, or try the Mountain Shadows Loop in Sparwood.

Fernie is such an attractive location for families for a variety of reason, but above all else because of the opportunities and amenities available for this younger cohort (and also those young at heart). As the number of families continues to grow, so does the programming, facilities and events.

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the Fernie Heritage Library for cider, stories, treats, and activities for all ages. This annual event is a wonderful chance to connect with your neighbours. The afternoon concludes with a rousing community Christmas carol led by local community musicians. All are welcome.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Time: 
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come out and celebrate the New Year with the entire family! Night ski on the Mighty Moose from 4pm - 9pm. Family activities and fireworks at 9pm for all to enjoy!