Saturday • July 22, 2017
Fernie welcomes all travellers currently affected by wildfires in other BC locations.
Fernie and the Elk Valley are not affected by the wildfires in other parts of BC.
As of this morning Fernie skies are clear. Another beautiful sunny day. There is no smoke in the air and there are no air quality advisories for Fernie. All parks and trails* are open in the Fernie area but no campfires are allowed.
Highway 3 leading in and out of Fernie is fully open to all travellers. Highway 3 is the scenic alternative to Hwy 1, allowing travellers to drive across the province from Alberta to Vancouver. View Fernie Maps.
NO campfires are allowed anywhere in BC, including Fernie, until cooler/wetter conditions return and the government removes the official fire ban.
* The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has now closed access to all their lands and trails in BC. This is a province wide notice. This closure impacts access to the Ancient Cottonwood Trail just west of Fernie. Read NCC notice. All other lands, parks and trails around Fernie are open.
For more details on current conditions please use these links: