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5 Family Activities To Do with Kids this Summer in Fernie, BC

The ultimate mountain family, That Mountain Life, explores 5 family-friendly activities you can do with kids in Fernie, BC this summer.


1. Fairy Creek Falls

The easy singletrack trail to Fairy Creek Falls is a gentle climb ending at a picturesque waterfall. This popular family-friendly hike is accessible year-round and is enjoyed by all, especially young children and toddlers due to its ease and access to explore nature.

2. Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort has plent to offer the family traveller this summer. Whether you looking for some high-adrenaline action on a mountain bike, or opportunity to absorb the Rocky Mountain vistas, you'll find something for everyone in the family here.

3. Island Lake Lodge

Island Lake Lodge is the ultimate in relaxation - gourmet cuisine, spectacular views, romantic spa & B&B options, hiking to suit all abilities plus a tranquil lake for fishing, wildlife watching, kayaking, and canoeing.

Amongst the intensive alpine hiking , there are equally spectacular family-accessible trails into old growth forests and around the the mountain lake. Taking a canoe across the lake is a must-do for the kids.

4. Fernie Town Trail

The Fernie Town Trail is a 15km of connected family-friendly paved, gravel and dirt trails. The 15km route follow sections of the Elk River, loops around and within the City of Fernie.  Tou'll catch mountain views, and explore the fringes of Fernie's huge multi-use trail network.

For family with younger childen we recommend the section between Maiden Lake, Dogwood Park, and James White Park. Each areas have easy access to water to cool off during the hot summer days.

5. Historic Downtown Fernie

The heart of Fernie's vibrant community is the small but perfectly formed Historic Downtown. Shops, cafes, bars line the sides of downtown. Beanpod Chocolate & Gelato is a firm favourite for kids and adults alike.


We've kept this list pretty short, but there're plenty more options for family and kids to get out and enjoy Fernie this summer. We love to see how you guys make the most of your Fernie getaway. Please share your photos with #FernieStoke so we can see where your adventure takes you.

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