Tourism Fernie Home Page
Book Your Trip
  • Book Your Trip
  • Mt Fernie Provincial Park Campground
  • Mt Fernie Provincial Park Campground
  • Limited camp sites during winter season, not maintained or plowed

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 to reservations for 2-months in advance of arrival date, on a rolling window. Reservations will be available for stays between May 26th - September 29, 2021.  Some sites are first come first served.  Outside of this reservable date range all sites are first come first served.

Make a reservation here. Reservations can only be made online or by calling 1-800-689-9025. 25 more sites will be developed this season.

IMPORTANT 2021 COVID-19 Update: BC Parks is a system of Provincial Parks managed by the provincial government. For 2021 season, non-BC residents will be able to make reservations starting July 8th for the remainder of the season while BC Residents will have access to book reservations starting early March.  BC Parks campgrounds have limited first-come-first-served sites all season that will be available to both BC and out-of-province residents. Day-use of parks are open to everyone whether from BC or other provinces.

Track all BC Parks updates here. More on COVID-19 Community Updates

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.

Amenities at Mt Fernie Provincial Park Campground

  • 61 campsites accessible for tenting or RVs. 25 more sites are planned for development this season.
  • No RV hookups
  • Over half the sites are reservable, the rest are first-come-first-served
  • Firepits, picnic tables
  • Shared water available
  • Washrooms & Showers on-site
  • Secluded sites in dense forest with plenty of shade

Things To Do

There are multiple access points throughout the Park and to trails adjacent to the Park that connect with Mount Fernie, Island Lake Lodge and Fernie Alpine Resort for both hiking and mountain biking from late April to late October and is great for winter walks and snowshoeing between November and early April. As these trails are shared multi-use trails please remember to keep your head up and be mindful of your surroundings.

Hiking & Snowshoeing

Popular trail names to hike from Mt. Fernie Provincial Park include Sherwoody Forest, Gorby, Happy Gilmar, Old Goat, Stove, Dem Bones and more. View the Fernie Trail Maps section for more details.

Mountain Biking & Fat Biking

There's a whole wealth of trails spanning outwards from the Mount Fernie Provincial Park. The climb to Island Lake Lodge followed by the fast and flowy downhill descent on Lazy Lizard is always hugely popular with families. Verboten and S-Bomb is a great choice for more technical riders looking to get their hearts pumping.

Fly Fishing

Lizard Creek is one of the many small tributaries feeding into the Elk River. The narrows channels and small pools create fantastic walk and wade fly fishing options for beginners and young anglers. 

Events

Lone Wolf Race

The Lone Wolf is a trail running race in Fernie, BC. A simple, fun, looped race. But there’s a catch. Racers start together at on the hour as a pack, needing to finish the loop within the hour. As when the next hour strikes, the race starts again, in the opposite direction. The goal? To complete as many loops as you can. So, do you think you can outrun the pack and become the Lone Wolf?

Fernie Flying Viking Challenge

Fancy dress is optional, totally encouraged, but very importantly it is unscientifically proved to make you faster around this classic course. This 25km or 50km cross-country ski event starts at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre connecting onto the trails at Fernie Alpine Resort. Take it on as a relay or solo if you're feeling absolutely nuts.

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. Plantlife includes a variety of lichens, mosses, ferns and wildflowers. Abundant wildlife, diverse vegetation and waterfalls highlight this 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.

  • Contact Information
  • 1-800-689-9025 (Toll Free)
  • 250-422-3003
  • Contact By Email
    security code
  • www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/
  • Share