Discover the fascinating flora, fauna & geology of Fernie with Fernie Alpine Resort's own naturalist guide, Nature Bob!
Step inside the interpretive centre in the yurt at the top of the Elk Chair and explore fossils, artifacts and information about the unique geological formations and fossils to be found, and the wildlife that makes it's home here in the Elk Valley. The yurt can be accessed by hiking from the base area, or taking the Elk Chairlift, daily 10.30am-4.30pm.
'Nature Bob' (Bob Livsey) has been guiding people around at Fernie Alpine Resort for over 11 years. Bob is a certified naturalist interpreter with a background in forestry who has a great passion for the mountains and a depth of knowledge that is only achievable through years of experience. When he's not out guiding, he's on hand to answer questions and chat with visitors at the yurt. Take an interpretive guided hike on one of the resort's many trails and gain a deeper understanding of how our valley was formed and how special our ecosystem is. Bob and his team of guides will help you discover some secrets of the natural world while exploring the rugged terrain around Fernie Alpine Resort.
July 2nd: A 380-million-year-old History Tour: Fossils & Geology
July 16th: More Than Just a Pretty Face: Mountain Wildflowers
July 30th: Creatures of the Forest: Birds & Wildlife
August 13th: All-natural Foodie Tour: Berries & Other Useful Plants
August 27th: Secret History of Trees: Forestry
Time: 11am – 2pm
Cost, including scenic chairlift ride:
Adults (18+): $49.95
Senior (65+)/Youth (13-17): $41.95
Child (6-12): $24.95
Family (2 adults + 3 youth/kids): $115.95
*Reservations Required. Book by phone or by email or in person at the FAR Adventure Centres: at Lizard Creek Lodge at Fernie Alpine Resort, or at Fernie RV Resort in town. Hike-only rates (no lift ticket included) also available).
All hikes are moderate in difficulty taking approximately the hours in length, and are guided by experienced, professional staff. We recommend taking the following gear:
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In winter, Fernie Alpine Resort is one of North America's top ski and snowboard destinations with over 142 runs, 10 lifts and a Village Base area offering lodging, dining, activities and shopping.
Winter ski season operates from early December to mid-April.