Mount Fernie Provincial Park is beautiful and lush forested area with secluded sites, ample hiking and biking trails, Lizard Creek and excellent nature-based exploring.
Mt Fernie Provincial Park is just 3 kilometres west of Fernie off Hwy 3, between Fernie Alpine Resort and the City of Fernie. The 259 hectare park protects the sensitive flora and fauna in the park and the banks of Lizard Creek.
About Mt Fernie Provincial Park Campground
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
Campground is officially open from June 1st to September 29th
Off-season (October 1 - May 30) camping is available in top/north loop only. There are no facilities open or fees to camp during the off-season.
About Mt Fernie Provincial Park
Situated in the southern portion of the Kootenay Range, this 259 hectare park is shadowed by the 2,133m high Mount Fernie and protects the drainage area of Lizard Creek. Lizard Creek flows through the park before forming a beautiful waterfall and emptying into the Elk River.
Surrounding forests consist of western larch, Douglas fir, black cottonwood, trembling aspen, western red cedar and spruce, including some areas of old growth. Plant life includes a variety of lichens, mosses, ferns and wildflowers. Abundant wildlife, diverse vegetation and little waterfalls highlight this park. Black bear, deer, and elk are commonly seen in these parts, please be wildsafe in the woods.
The park is 3km from the City of Fernie.
This area is also popular for mountain biking and hiking. With a vast network of trails there is a great oppurtinity for visitors to explore the park. Keep in mind that these trails are shared multi-use trails so remember to keep your head up and be mindful of your surroundings.