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 Mt 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.
Trail names include Sherwoody Forest, Gorby, Happy Gilmar, Old Goat, Stove, Dem Bones and more. View the Fernie Trail Maps section for more details.
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 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.
About Mt Fernie Provincial Park Campground
More details on camping at the Park.