Snowy mountain peaks, blue-bird days, and historic buildings. You'll be hard pressed to find a view in Fernie that won't reap a few 'likes' on your profile feed.
We trawled through thousands of your photos floating around on social media to find the most Instagram-worthy spots to check out this winter. Soak in the view with your own eyes, then share with your colleagues back at work. Please remember that we're not accountable for any vacation-jealousy incited office-chair pranks you may fall victim to upon your return.
This waterfall at the base of Mount Proctor attracts plenty of hikers during the warmer months. It's even more stunning in the winter with soft marshmallow islands appearing to float over the creek.
The peaks of the Lizard Range headwall are one the first spots to get kissed by the Sun's early morning rays. Best thing is, you can catch it all from the warm comfort of inside one of the many cafes and eateries along 2nd Avenue while hugging a hot mocha.
Built it 1909, it's now home to Fernie's Government of BC Office. The grand stature and red bricks of the Fernie Courthouse provide dramatic contrast to the snowy vista surrounding it.
The Montane Trails are the most recent addition to an extensive and growing Fernie trail network. Venture out by nordic ski, snowshoe, or fat bike, and you will find stellar views across the Lizard Range and Fernie Alpine Resort. Warm up inside the Montane Hut before continuing your journey.
Pick up a copy of the winter trail map and try a gentle or more challenge ascent on the Castle Mountain trails. It's hard to decide if the glimpses of town or a descent by fat bike is the bigger reward for the effort.
Ride the Polar Peak chair into and above the clouds at Fernie Alpine Resort. At 7,000ft above sea level the atmospheric inversion puts the clouds way below you, creating a spectacular view of the top of the world.
A short drive from town is the stunning Silver Springs. A popular location for cliff jumpers looking to cool off in the summer turns into a frozen wonderland of ice and snow in winter, perfect for a winter hike to clear the cobwebs away!
Those snowy white-coated cabins deep in the mountains you see on Christmas Cards, do exist in real life. Island Lake Lodge is a short distance from the main town and is best reached by snowcat. Once there you can explore the surroundings by nordic ski or snowshoe, or perhaps enjoy the luxury of the lodge with by having lunch or even a spa session.
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