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  • Fernie sky looking North at 7:30am, August 19th
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  • 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

Sunday • August 20, 2017

Fernie welcomes travellers affected by BC and Montana wildfires.

At 8:00am this morning Fernie's sky is partly cloudy with minimal to no smoke in the air. We are expecting another sunny day with a high of 25C. There are no fires around Fernie.

The closest wildfires are Gibralter Ridge Fire (1 hour away) east of Eureka, Montana, Island Pond Fire (2 hours away, 100% contained) south of Canal Flats, and White River Complex Fire (2 hours away) east of Fairmont Hot Springs.

Current air quality advisories (ie via the Weather Network) are regional and not always an accurate reflection of Fernie's air quality. We will update on any changes to local conditions by providing written and image updates. Fernie doesn't have on official air monitoring station, the closest are in Columbia Falls, Montana (2 hours south), Golden and Castlegar (over 3-4 hours away).

All parks and trails* are open in the Fernie area but no campfires are allowed and no off-road vehicles are allowed in the backcountry.

Highway 3 leading in and out of Fernie is not affected by wildfires and 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 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.

* 1:00pm Aug 4th UPDATE: The operation of any off-road vehicle for recreational purposes on crown land is prohibited in many parts of BC as of 11am today (READ FULL NOTICE), including Fernie and the Elk Valley. This means no ATVs/Side-by-Sides/Dirt Bikes etc. are able to go into the backcountry and on forest service roads. Regular vehicles (On-Hwy Vehicles) are allowed on main forest services roads but not allowed off-road.

For more details on current conditions please use these links:

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