Looking to explore some of the attractions in the neighbouring area?
Fernie sits along the Highway 3/93 corridor, and we are just a short drive away to even more adventure, nature, culture and art all within the Elk Valley and beyond.
From 1908, the Hosmer Mine—a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway— produced coal. By 1910, over 1,200 people lived in what appeared to be a community with a bright future but in 1914, the C.P.R. unexpectedly announced that the mine would cease production immediately. Still inhabited today, the community is a popular spot where the Hosmer Cemetery, former power house, coke ovens, and other ruins can be explored.
Sparwood Chamber of Commerce, 141 A Aspen Dr, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0
Weighing in at 350 metric tonnes, the Terex Titan is an unmissable landmark along Highway 3 just 20minutes drive east of Fernie. Visit this colossal, now out-of-service vehicle in Sparwood.
Hwy 3 Crowsnest Pass, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0
At 4:10am on April 29, 1903, a rock slab one kilometre wide, half a kilometre long slide from Turtle Mountain crashing down on the town of Frank, AB. Learn more about Canada's deadliest rockslide at Frank's Slide Interpretive Centre. Find them just 1.5km off Highway 3.
4522 Fenwick Road, FORT STEELE, BC, VOB 1NO
Kootenay Trout Hatchery is one of six major fish hatcheries operated by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. Up to 3 million baby Rainbow, Cutthroat trout, Brook Char, and Kokanee are raised each year to enhance recreational fishing opportunities. In addition, the red-listed White Sturgeon are raised here for conservation purposes.
Find Kootenay Trout Hatchery about 50min drive away west from Fernie, on the east side of the Kootenay River. A guided tour is available to visitors from May through August. An extensive interpretive area with aquaria, educational models, displays and a turtle pond is open every day from 8am to 4pm for self-guided tours. There is also a stocked fishing pond on-site for new anglers to practice their skills in catch and release angling. Rods are available for loan and a guide can help get visitors set up for fishing. Learn to Fish Programs can be arranged in advance, which includes a guided tour of the facility.
Lussier Hot Springs is a long favourite of campers and wilderness pilgrims. This beautiful set of hot springs can easily be accessed from the Whiteswan Forestry Road by a short hike down to the Lussier River. A change room/ toilet is located at the parking lot. No liquor or dogs or garbage are permitted at the springs and bathers must wear bathing suits.
Park Rangers make regular patrols to Lussier Hot Springs. Please help keep this wildland hot springs clean. Please be aware, Lussier Hot Springs are natural and subject to climatic conditions may sometimes run cool.