Updated June 28, 2022
Live your best family life on a fun-filled adventure in beautiful Fernie.
Must Do! Download the Iconic Fernie App and while in Fernie take the family on the Family Fun & Yum self-guided tour!
Fernie has many free or inexpensive activities, making it easy to get the family out and enjoy the outdoors (and indoors) without breaking the bank.
When outdoor family fun is the interest for the day there are a wide range of free or inexpensive options:
Historic Downtown Fernie is the hub of the town with great dining and summer patios, unique shops and attractions. Throughout July & August, enjoy the Wednesday Evening Outdoor Concerts at Station Square with live music, beverage gardens, food trucks and free crafts for kids.
When you need to escape the summer sun, check out the latest movies and video arcade at the Vogue Theatre, head to Beanpod Chocolate, Coffee and Gelato where chocolate and gelato are made from scratch, burn off some energy at the Fernie Aquatic Centre or head to the Fernie Heritage Library where storytime, craft sessions, and special events for kids are held regularly throughout the year, and all are FREE to attend!
Being an old mining town, Fernie has engaging history and heritage buildings in abundance. Fernie City Hall—built in 1905—is the home of the Miner's Interpretive Walk featuring local sculptures and challenges for kids. Start at the Fernie Museum—located in a former bank building—where two floors of interactive and engaging exhibits and displays will entertain the whole family. The museum offers regular guided walks throughout the summer, along with fun and engaging bus tours to local historical sites.
Fernie Alpine Resort is the ultimate mountain destination fun zone with 14+ hiking and 30+ named biking trails including ridge-top hikes, XC trails and the Fernie Bike Park.
Island Lake Lodge is a summer mountain paradise, perfect for a family hike combined with lunch at the Bear Bistro.
You will not be lost for things to do on a family trip to Fernie. Other great things to do for families include River Floats, Whitewater Rafting, Tennis and Golf, or check out our Events Calendar for great family-friendly events including the Summer Socials, Splish Splash Sploosh Children's Party, Wapiti Music Festival, Dirt Jump Jam and more! Add the small-town atmosphere, friendly locals, and great family options for dining out, you've got your new recipe for a BC family vacation!
Start planning your trip to Fernie by checking out all the places to stay including great camping, and don't forget to see the latest Fernie hotel and lodging deals!