The easy singletrack trail to Fairy Creek Falls is very picturesque, easy to get to and ends at a waterfall.
Winter access: Many people hike to Fairy Creek falls in the winter season (November to early April), but trails can be less clear to track in fresh snow. WARNING: during winter season do not go close to the base of the falls as it is an avalanche deposit zone from up high on Mt Proctor (east side).
Distance: 4 km (return hike)
Elevation Gain: 120 m
Fairy Creek Falls trail follows Fairy Creek to a picturesque waterfall. This trail explores the lower slopes of Mount Proctor and can connect you to the bigger Fairy Creek Trail up to Mount Proctor and also connects to the base of the Three Sisters/Mt Trinity.
This trail is not suitable for chariots or strollers, however, toddlers tend to enjoy the hike due to its ease and access to explore nature.
Stop and park at the Fernie Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Centre located at 102 Commerce Road on Highway #3 to the east of town. The trailhead is marked with a large sign in the parking lot.
Be aware that this is wildlife country. Please respect the environment and leave no trace of your visit, pack out any garbage. Be safe during the spring season as creek water levels can be high.