Tuesday • May 10, 2016
Summer in Fernie offers a wide range of options when it comes to family orientated recreation and activities.
The best part about this is that many are free or inexpensive, making it easy to get the family out and enjoy what Fernie has to offer.
When outdoor family fun is the interest for the day there are a wide range of free or inexpensive options:
Something you need to put on the to-do list is a picturesque hike at Island Lake Lodge combined with lunch on the deck. The Lodge and amenities are open for summer from mid-June to early October. You don't have to stay overnight at the Lodge to enjoy the hiking, dining or spa. There are numerous hiking options at Island Lake, starting with easy strolls around the lake, guided hiking or full day trips. Spending time at Island Lake isn’t complete without lunch or post hike refreshments on their deck that overlooks the spectacular Lizard Range and surrounding Rocky Mountain valley.
Historic Downtown Fernie is the hub of town with great dining and summer patios, unique shops and attractions. In the height of summer enjoy Wednesday Evening Outdoor Concerts at Station Square, or many of our summer events and festivals. When you in need of some indoor time check out the latest movies at the Voque Theatre, head to the Beanpod where chocolate and gelato are made from scratch, burn off that energy at the Fernie Aquatic Centre or head to the Fernie Heritage Library.
Being an old mining town, Fernie has a lot of engaging history and heritage buildings are very much part of our downtown core. For example, the current site of the Fernie Heritage Library, which offers great family programs, was built in 1907. Just around the corner sits the Fernie City Hall built in 1905 and the Fernie Court House, which looks like a beautiful castle, built in 1909. If you are wondering where to start, the Fernie Museum is a great port of call. Located in the heart of downtown the old heritage building has been restored, providing great interpretative displays and historical information.
You will not be lost for things to do on a family trip to Fernie. Add all the other amazing things to do and guided tours available such as river floats, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, climbing, hiking, golfing, cultural experiences, going to the movies and more! Add the small town atmosphere, friendly locals and great family options for dining out, you've got your new recipe for a BC family vacation!