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9 Romantic Things to Do in Fernie this Winter

Last updated on January 24, 2022

Love in a Mountain Winter Wonderland!

Completely surrounded by the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, Fernie is renowned as a snowy winter wonderland, making it the perfect place for romance! Simply being in Fernie for a getaway with your main squeeze promises to be memorable in this magical place. However, if you really want to impress, check out some of the romantic things to do in Fernie. Browse the photo gallery for more ideas. You can thank us later. :-)

Have a winter wonderland experience

Snowshoe up Swine Flu or Castle Mountain for stunning scenic views. The Castle Mountain is also a great spot for romantic sunsets. For an easier access with zero elevation, yet with nice views on the mountains, take a walk along the Great Northern Trail. Find out more about where to snowshoe in Fernie here.

Get your heart muscles pumping

Active lovers will find romance in one of Fernie's four beautiful cross-country ski areas - Elk Valley Nordic CentreFernie Alpine ResortFernie Golf Club, and Montane  . Enjoy amazing views of the surrounding mountains and snowy forests while exploring the diverse trails with your sweetheart. Don't have a pair of skis? You can easily rent them in town or at the ski resort.

Treat yourselves to a romantic apres

Bramasole Restaurant & Wine Bar is Fernie's newest hot spot, serving mouthwatering charcuterie platters and pouring the best of the best BC Wines. You will score extra points for taking your sweatheart here on an afternoon date. 

Take a romantic walk on the art side

Grab a smoochie-selfie in Historic Downtown Fernie with the original outdoor wall art in the background on a self-guided art walk around Fernie. Pick up a copy of the Elk Valley Cultural Guide and explore Fernie's galleries and studios and pick an original gift for your other half. 

Soak up some love

Spend some 'You time' soaking in the giant outdoor hot pool at the iconic Spa 901, followed by a relaxing couple's massage in a cozy treatment room. Or try rejuvenating body wraps at the Three Sisters Day Spa.
Follow by delicious cocktails at the nearby Fernie Distillers.

Enjoy the old classic that never disappoints - dinner and a movie!

There are so many great and diverse dining options in Fernie that it's hard to pick just one. A visit to any of these Fernie restaurants & lounges will be a success. Afterwards stroll along 2nd Avenue under the twinkling lights to the charming Vogue Theatre for a movie on the big screen. 

A late night date with the stars

Fernie is fantastic for stargazing, with low light polution and lots of Nordic trails with open skies. Start with a cup of decadent hot chocolate from the Beanpod Chocolate, Coffee and Gelato to fuel your adventure. Don't forget to dress appropriately, pack your headlamp and take to the trails at Montane for a big sky experience. If you’re lucky you may even experience the northern lights above the Three Sisters! And even if the stars are not visible, the experience of gliding on your cross-country skis as the snow falls through the darkness is magical. 

Don’t forget the cheese!

Feel like staying in? Class it up with a fondue set rental from Le Grand Fromage and some premium international cheeses and other yummy snacks. Snuggle up in front of the fire in your cabin or condo with a bottle of quality wine from Spirits Cold Beer & Wine Shop. Not a fan of alcohol? Try locally brewed, delicious and healthy Kombucha from Fernie Alpine Springs.

Whatever romantic adventure you embark on during your say in Fernie, don't forget to share it with us using #ferniestoke. 



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