Mount Fernie Provincial Park is a beautiful area with great and easy trails to go out and explore nature.
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Mt Fernie Provincial Park is accessible year-round, is close to town and offers seasonal camping/RVing. The 259-hectare park protects the sensitive flora and fauna in the park and the banks of Lizard Creek.
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. It is a great option 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.
Lizard Creek is one of the many small tributaries feeding into the Elk River. The narrow channels and small pools create fantastic walk and wade fly fishing options for beginners and young anglers.
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.
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 moose can be seen in these parts occasionally, 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.
More details on camping at the Park.