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20 Things To Do in Fernie Fall

Reviewed: August 17, 2023

No excuses for being bored in Fernie this Fall. Here are our Top 20 Things To Do in Fernie, BC, this autumn. 

1. Visit Historic Downtown lined with century old heritage buildings, shops, restaurants, cafes, patios and attractions.

2. Download the FREE Iconic Fernie App! Enjoy a variety of self-guided tours by theme - Family Fun, Heritage, Arts, Taste of Fernie, Nature & Best Views.

3. Experience fly fishing for cutthroat or bull trout on the freestone Elk River. Hire a local guide!

4. Hit the links or driving range at Fernie Golf Club. Open until October 10th 2023.

5. Take a nature walk or an easy hike! Walk the newly paved and accessible Fernie Valley Pathway, or hike to Fairy Creek Falls, explore Sherwoody, or walk the Easy Beaver (aka. Adaptive Trail) to Montane Hut viewpoint.

6. Ride Fernie’s extensive mountain bike trails. Need a ride? Rent a bike from one of our local bike shops.

7. Relax and pamper yourself at one of Fernie's spas or book a yoga class at Mantra Spirit Studio.

8. Taste local small-batch spirits at Fernie Distillers, sample local brews at Fernie Brewing Company, kombucha at Fernie Alpine Springs or freshly roasted coffee at Rooftop Coffee Roasters.

9. Visit Beanpod Chocolate, Coffee & Gelato for a taste of artisan chocolate and learn about the bean-to-bar process.

10. Spy on local birds as you self-explore parks and trails. Pick up the Birding & Wildlife Viewing brochure at the Visitor Centre.

11. Pick up the Fernie & Elk Valley Cultural Guide to learn about our local artists, artisans and creativity.

12. Swim a few laps and enjoy the hut tub at the Aquatics Centre.

13. Take the self-guided Heritage Walking Tour of Fernie’s many historic sites and visit Fernie Museum.

14. Enjoy tennis or disc golf at James White Park. Or take the kids to the playgrounds at Rotary Park or Prentice Park.

15. Get up high and hike the more challenging fall season trails including Mount Fernie or Castle Mountain. Great for a sunrise or sunset experience.

16. Practice your bike skills at the Skills & Dirt Jump Bike Park.

17. Book the outdoor pickleball court by Max Turyk Centre.

18. Take in a movie at the Vogue Theatre.

19. Pick up the Fernie Art Walk map and guide at The Arts Station and check out a new gallery show every month.

20. End each fabulous day at one of Fernie’s cafes, restaurants or pubs, or order take-out and head to a local park to dine.

We'd love to see what adventures you get up to this autumn. Share your photos with us on social platforms with a #ferniestoke tag.