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Best places to see the larch colour change in Fernie

Fernie's colour transition to the iconic golden fall tones sweeps through the valley from as early as late September, until mid to late October.

With sunny blue skies, vibrant larch mountainscapes, and maybe a gentle dusting of white snow, the diverse colour palette makes autumn a beautiful time to escape the city into the mountains.

These are our favourite viewpoints in and around town to witness the switch to autumn

Dogwood Park Boat Launch

Dogwood Park Trail is found along the the Fernie Town trail between the West Fernie Bridge and James White Park. There is also vehicular access where you can park up and relax by the Elk River with a picnic.

Annex Park will be coming more accessible than ever following recent upgrades which saw the trail paved as part of the Fernie Valley Pathway project to better connect the city to Fernie Alpine Resort. The park is just as beautiful as ever with the pond area a local favourite spot to stop for a picnic.

The Montane Barn parking is the gateway to the Montane trail network, which includes popular trails such as the Easy Beaver to the lookout hut.

If you're looking to gain some elevation to look back towards town then the first part of the Mt. Proctor trail to the Swine Flu bench is an excellent choice.

Fall colours over Fernie Golf Club
Castle Mtn - Morrissey Ridge. An early morning in Fall