Mount Fernie Provincial Park is a small park with a big personality.
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.
Surrounding forests consist of western larch, Douglas fir, black cottonwood, trembling aspen, western red cedar and spruce, including some areas of old growth. Plant life includes a variety of lichens, mosses, ferns and wildflowers. Abundant wildlife, diverse vegetation and waterfalls highlight this 38-vehicle/tenting site park just west of Fernie.
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.
Camping at the park is permitted year around however the facilities are only available when the park is open during the summer season (June 1st -Sept 30th).