Mount Fernie Provincial Park is a beautiful forested area just outside of Fernie with camping, trails for walking, hiking and mountain biking and Lizard Creek.
Mt Fernie Provincial Park is now open for day use and camping. Please note – reservations are available 2-months in advance of an arrival date, on a rolling window. Make a reservation here.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 Update: BC Parks is a system of parks and camping areas managed by the provincial government, as such preferential access to camping this summer at all BC Parks will be given to BC-residents. Day-use of parks are open to everyone whether from BC or other provinces.
Mt Fernie Provincial Park is a popular recreation and camping/RV destination just outside of Fernie. The 259-hectare park protects the sensitive flora and fauna in the park and the banks of Lizard Creek.
About Mt Fernie Provincial Park Campground
About Mt Fernie Provincial Park
Situated in the southern portion of the Kootenay Range, this 259-hectare park is shadowed by the 2,133m high Mount Fernie and protects the drainage area of Lizard Creek. Lizard Creek flows through the park before forming a beautiful waterfall and emptying into the Elk River. Black bear, deer, and elk are commonly seen in these parts, please be wildsafe in the woods.
Surrounding forests consist of western larch, Douglas fir, black cottonwood, trembling aspen, western red cedar and spruce, including some areas of old growth. Plant life includes a variety of lichens, mosses, ferns and wildflowers. Abundant wildlife, diverse vegetation and waterfalls highlight this 38-vehicle/tenting site park just west of Fernie. Proximity to City of Fernie which offers such amenities as golf facilities, restaurants and art galleries.
This area is also popular for mountain biking and hiking. With a vast network of trails there is a great opportunity for visitors to explore the park. Keep in mind that these trails are shared multi-use trails so remember to keep your head up and be mindful of your surroundings. There is also opportunity for fishing in the nearby Elk River. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.