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Fernie's Fall Season

Experience fall season in Fernie this September thru October.

Foliage becomes a shimmering sea of umber, magenta, copper and primrose as fall casts its net across the forests. Mother Nature has a little show to share with us and there's no better way to experience it than by exploring the viewscapes and outdoors of Fernie. View Fernie hotel and lodging specials.

The shift from summer can starts as early as the first week in September as bright greens and browns become shades of copper and gold that continue to spread into late October. With mild temperatures, beautiful viewscapes and a quieter time of year, fall is a great season to visit. Here are 10 ways to make the most of fall in Fernie and the spectacular views:

Fernie's historic downtown and buildings provide for a delightful walking tour.  End your stroll by exploring all the unique cafes, shops and attractions.

Take out a canoe and paddle the lake at Island Lake Lodge (open until October 7). The contrast of mountain lake and high alpine are a feast for the senses.

Catch a glimpse of the town below between the trees from the mountain biking trails surrounding Fernie such as Montane and Mt Proctor. Great locations to capture the whole valley as the colours florish. 

Annex Park and James White Park are connected by the community's gentle river trail. Follow the golden carpet of fallen leaves that pave the way alongside the Elk River.

The Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair is an annual fall festival celebrating local art, music, heritage, and cuisine. Held this September 19 - 22, 2019, the event offers an array of activities and events for all ages. Also, on Thanksgiving Weekend October 11-13th Fernie will host its annual Pride FestivalOktoberfestTurkey Tombstone Golf Event and more!

The Fernie Golf Club opened in 1918 and is rated one of the top 25 courses in BC. Noted for its majestic mountain setting and playability, this golf course has something to offer for both the low handicap player and beginner alike. With luscious greens, silica sand bunkers, varied terrain and a stunning view of the Rocky Mountains, the golf course is a par 70 and plays 6,556 yards long from the back tees. 

Fall offers some of the best fly fishing in North America. Float or walk the smooth flowing clear waters and relax amongst the whispering cottonwoods and watch local wildlife settling in for winter. 

Fall season calls for a bit of pampering.  Fernie's spa and wellness offerings are as abundant as the diversity of colours and make for a perfect wellness getaway.

The half day hike up Swine Trail on Mt Proctor provides spectacular valley views. Be sure to include the easier hike to Fairy Creek Falls.

As nature creates an awe inspiring backdrop, innovative locals create unique brews.  Be sure to visit Fernie Brewing Company and Fernie Distillers for a unique taste of Fernie before you end your Fernie trip.

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