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 an 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.
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.
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.