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Fall Iconic Photo Spots

Fernie’s scenic beauty shines all year round. Find and photograph historic attractions, big Rocky Mountain viewpoints, waterfalls, rivers or parks as autumn colours transform our local landscape.

The Elk River runs gently through Fernie, with many beautiful vantage points. Capture this river shot with the Lizard Range from the North Fernie Bridge.

Mt. Proctor viewpoint taken from the bench at the top of the Swine Flu Trail. Bike or hike up from the Fernie Visitor Information Centre.

You will find unparallel view of the every rugged neighbouring mountain peaks whether you visit Fernie Golf Club for a quick round in the summer months or explore the trails by cross-country ski in the winter season.

The Ghostrider Shadow appears on Mt Hosmer at sunset during the warmer months. The best place to photograph it? At the Fernie Golf Club.

Annex Park with colourful foliage, duck ponds, wooden bridges, gentle trails along the river and mountain views. Access at the end of 11th Street.

Matheson Falls is tucked away 9km along Coal Creek Road and takes a bit of exploring to find but is worth the effort.

Historic Downtown Fernie with its Rocky Mountain backdrop. Photograph from every crosswalk along 2nd Avenue between 7th Street and 5th Street.

Named one of BC's Best Buildings by the Architecture Foundation of BC, the Court House was built in 1907 and is still in use today. The grounds are a venue to many outdoor wedding ceremonies.

Built in 1905, City Hall was once home to the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company and now depicts Fernie's mining legacy with the Miner's Walk on its grounds.

Maiden Lake at 19th Street and 9th Avenue is a great spot to capture fall foliage with a backdrop of Mt Proctor, the Three Sisters and Mt Fernie.

Island Lake Lodge, open till October 8th, has a series of its own Iconic Photo Spots each with magnificent views of the Canadian Rockies.

The bench on Hyper Ventilation Trail on Castle Mountain offers great views of the valley looking west, and is popular for mountain bikers and hikers.

Mount Fernie Provincial Park's lush forest and easy trails provide so many photo opportunities. Access Sherwoody Trail from various points within the campground.

Fairy Creek Falls is one of Fernie’s most popular and family-friendly trails. A short, mostly flat hike leads to this lovely spot from the Visitor Centre.


Find more Iconic Autumnal Views in the fall edition of the Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide. Did we miss out any of your favourite iconic views? Let us know via our social channels.

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