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  • Fernie sky toward the Mt. Fernie at 10am, September 20th
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  • Fernie sky toward the Mt. Fernie at 10am, September 18th
  • Fernie sky toward the Three Sisters at 10am, September 17th
  • Fernie sky toward the Three Sisters at 6pm, September 15th
  • Fernie sky toward the Three Sisters at 9am, September 14th
  • Fernie sky at 1:00pm September 13th
  • Fernie sky at 5:00pm September 12th
  • Fernie sky at 10:00am September 12th
  • Fernie sky at 10:00am September 11th
  • Fernie sky at 9:30am September 11th
  • Fernie sky 11:00am September 10th - Annex Park
  • Fernie sky 3:30pm September 9th
  • Fernie sky 9:00am September 8th
  • Fernie sky at 9:00am September 6th
  • Fernie sky at 5pm, September 5th
  • Fernie sky at 9:00am September 5th looking West
  • Fernie sky 9:30am September 4th
  • Fernie sky 10:00am September 3rd
  • Fernie sky at 8:00pm September 1st
  • Fernie sky at 9:00am September 1st
  • Fernie sky over Fernie Alpine Resort at 9:30am August 31st
  • Fernie sky at 9:00am August 30th
  • Fernie sky at 9:30am August 29th - Elk River looking North
  • Fernie sky at 15:30pm August 27th - Fernie Alpine Resort
  • Fernie sky at 11:00am August 26th - Elk River
  • Fernie Sky at 7:00am looking North East on Friday August 25th
  • Fernie Sky at 5:00pm Thursday August 24th
  • Fernie sky looking north at 12:30pm, August 22nd
  • Fernie sky looking south at 11:00am, August 21st
  • Fernie sky looking North at 7:30am, August 19th
  • Fernie sky looking North from Maiden Lake at 9:30pm, August 18th
  • Fernie sky looking southwest toward the Lizard Range at 7:00pm, August 17th
  • Fernie sky at 7:00pm August 16th - From Sidewinder Trail looking west
  • Fernie sky at 7:30pm August 16th
  • Fernie sky at 9:30am August 16th
  • Fernie sky at 2:30pm August 15th
  • Low cloud over the Lizard Range - 10am on August 15th 2017
  • Fernie sky at 9:00am August 14th
  • Fernie sky - 7pm August 13th - Looking South West
  • Fernie sky - 1pm August 13th - Looking South
  • Fernie sky 9am Aug 12th - Looking SW from Castle Mtn
  • Fernie sky at 7pm on August 11th - Looking South East towards Castle Rock
  • Fernie sky at 10am on August 11th - Looking North from Annex Park
  • Fernie sky at 7pm on August 10th - Looking North West from Coal Creek
  • Fernie sky at 10am on August 10th - Looking North towards Three Sisters
  • Fernie sky at 10am on August 10th - Looking west towards Mt. Fernie
  • Fernie sky at 5pm on August 9th - Elk River looking North
  • Fernie sky at 5pm on August 9th - Annex Park looking NE
  • Fernie sky at 8:00am on August 9th - Maiden Lake looking towards the Three Sisters
  • Fernie sky at 10:30am August 8, 2017 - Highway 3 looking North
  • Fernie sky at 10:00am August 8, 2017 - Outside City Hall
  • Fernie sky at 4:00pm August 7, 2017 - Looking down to Fernie from Three Sisters summit
  • Fernie sky at 10:00am August 6, 2017 - Highway 3 looking SW
  • Fernie sky at 10:00am August 6, 2017 - Looking North towards the 3 Sisters
  • Fernie sky at 8:00am August 5, 2017 - 1st Ave looking SW
  • Fernie sky at 5:30pm on August 4, 2017 - Elk River looking east
  • Fernie sky at 5:30pm on August 4, 2017 - Looking North to Three Sisters Mtn
  • Fernie sky at 10:00am on August 4, 2017 - Looking towards Fernie Alpine Resort
  • Fernie sky at 10:00am On August 4, 2017 - The Arts Station
  • Fernie sky at 8:00am on August 4, 2017 - Cokato Road looking west
  • Fernie sky at 8:00pm on August 3, 2017 - Elk River looking NE
  • Fernie sky at 9:30am August 3, 2017 - Historic Downtown on 2nd Avenue
  • Fernie sky at 7:30pm on August 2, 2017 - Lizard Range & Mt Fernie Trail System
  • Fernie sky at 7:00pm on August 1, 2017 - Fishing the Elk River
  • Fernie sky at 7:00pm on August 1, 2017 - Fishing the Elk River
  • Fernie sky at 3:00pm on August 1, 2017 - Maiden Lake
  • Fernie sky at 8:00pm on July 31, 2017 - Maiden Lake
  • Fernie sky at 12:30pm on July 30, 2017 - Lizard Range at Fernie Alpine Resort, Gorby Trail
  • Fernie sky at 11:30am on July 29, 2017 - Maiden Lake
  • Fernie early morning sky on July 29, 2017 - Top of Mt Fernie
  • Fernie sky at 9:30am on July 28, 2017 - Fly fishing on the Elk River
  • Fernie sky on July 26, 2017 - Fernie Golf Club
  • Fernie sky at sunset on July 24, 2017 - On Morrissey Ridge
  • Fernie sky on July 23, 2017 - View of Fernie from Swine Trail/Mt Proctor
  • Fernie sky at 11:30am on July 22, 2017 - View of Three Sisters Mountain from town
  • Fernie Court House at 11am, July 20, 2017
  • Fernie City Hall at 11am, July 20, 2017
  • Fernie sky at 5pm on July 19, 2017 - Looking North from Montane Trails
  • Fernie sky at 5pm on July 19, 2017 - Looking West from Montane Trails

BC wildfire update - Fernie welcomes travellers

Friday • September 22, 2017

Trails open again! Campfire ban lifted.

As of 10:00am Fernie sky is overcast, and showing signs of clearing up. There is no smoke from distant wildfires. We're expecting a gentle rise in temperature leading into the weekend. This is forecasted to continue into next week. 

The Crown Land closure for most areas has been lifted as of September 15th. There are still some areas, those closer to the current fires, that are still closed. READ SE Fire Centre NOTICE. On Sept 20th the Off-Road Vehicle Ban was lifted. On September 22nd the campfire ban lifted.

TRAILS OPEN: Mt Fernie Trails, Mt Proctor Trails (Fairy Creek Falls, Swine, etc), Ridgemont Trails, Castle Mountain, Morrissey Ridge bike trails, Montane, Island Lake Lodge - all trails, City of Fernie municipal lands & trails, Heiko's Trail, Three Sisters Trail, Mt Hosmer, Ancient Cottonwood Trail, Silver Spring Lakes.

River Access: is mostly all open again, however, there are still blocks of Crown Land Closures close to existing fires that impact some rivers/creeks such as the Wigwam. See update for details and maps

There is still a full campfire ban in effect. Highway 3 is fully open. To report a fire or smoke plume, call *5555 or 1-800-663-5555

The closest 'Fires of Note' are 35km (as crow flies) or more away and are in the backcountry and are improving. They are not visible from Fernie. These include the Soowa Mtn Fire south of Fernie and Elko, and the Quinn Creek Fire north of Fernie, NW of Sparwood and west of Elkford. Another large fire is the Lodgepole Fire south of Fernie but is not a 'Fire of Note' and the Linklater Fire west of Lake Koocanusa on the USA border and connected to Montana's Caribou Fire.  Visit map of current wildfires in British Columbia and RDEK Facebook page for further updates on BC and regional fires, including the RDEK daily video updates. There are also fires across the Canada-USA border in Montana, view US MT fire updates.

The air quality advisories in effect (ie via The Weather Network) are regional and provincial, and may not reflect local conditions. More links below.

Highway 3 leading in and out of Fernie is not affected by wildfires and is fully open to all travelers. Highway 3 is the scenic alternative to Hwy 1, allowing travelers to drive across the province from Alberta to Vancouver. View Fernie Maps.

To report a fire or smoke plume, call *5555 or 1-800-663-5555

For more details on current conditions please use these links:

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