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20 Things to Do in Fernie this May & June

With warm sunny days coming ahead, there's plenty of reasons to smile, with zero excuses to be bored this Spring.

Here are our Top 20 Things To Do in Fernie, BC in May & June. 

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

2. View local works of art along Fernie’s Art Walk or take a self-guided Heritage Walking Tour.

3. Take a guided scenic river tour, from family floats and full whitewater adventures to stand-up paddle and kayaking. The season typically starts around May long weekend.

4. Swim a few laps or enjoy the hot tub at Fernie Aquatic Centre.

5. Relax and rejuvenate at one of Fernie’s day spas.

6. Enjoy an easy family-friendly nature walk or bike ride! Pick up the Easy Hiking or Biking Brochure at the Fernie Visitor Centre.

7. Visit Fairy Creek Falls. The waterfall will be raging this time of year due to the spring melt. Best bring a rain jacket.

8. Sample some locally produced sweet delights at Beanpod Coffee, Chocolate and Gelato. Artisan chocolate is made inhouse, and you can witness the manufacturing process and learn about the bean-to-bar process instore.

9. Hit the links or driving range at Fernie Golf Club. The driving range and the course usually open mid May. 

10. Attend one of Fernie’s many great events, programs, tours, live music events and more. See what's happening in town during your visit in our events listings.

11. Visit the Fernie Museum to learn about the coal mining history.

12. Get some retail therapy and shop your heart out at locally-owned specialty stores.

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

14. Enjoy tennis, pickleball, baseball or disc golf and beach volleyball at local parks around town.

15. Taste local spirits at Fernie Distillers, sample local brews at Fernie Brewing Company, or savour locally roasted coffee (and/or home-made gelato) at Rooftop Coffee Roasters.

16. Take in a blockbuster movie at the Vogue Theatre or rent their retro Arcade room. Great for groups!

17. Explore Fernie’s food truck scene on HW #3 or enjoy the diverse dining options along 2nd and 7th Avenue. Miner's Mud serves delicious coffee and fresh baked goodies daily from 6AM to 1PM, while The Chopstick Truck serves delightful Asian Fusion cuisine from 11.30AM until 7PM.

18. Complete the Trail To Ale challenge. Bike, hike or run 3 peaks within 24hrs to earn a beer at Fernie Brewing Company. Check in with the locals about the current trail conditions and consider supporting local trail organizations for their hard work on maintaing Fernie's trails. 

19. Ride Fernie’s extensive mountain bike trails. Need a rental, lesson or service? Fernie offers it all!

20. Hit the jumps at the Dirt Jump Bike Park.

Extra Tip:

21. Self-guided Tours with our free mobile app

Explore Fernie's many amazing themed tours with a free new mobile app! 

This NEW way of exploring Fernie helps you see more of the community by your GPS map function on your device, plus you can also choose to collect points for rewards! Learn more about the app here.

You can keep this list handy during your time in town and download a copy to your smart device.

20 Things To Do In Fernie This May & June May-June