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20 Summer Activities in Fernie for 2024

Updated June 28, 2024

Check out these 20+ great things to do in Fernie, BC this summer!

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1. Explore Historic Downtown

Visit Historic Downtown lined with century old heritage buildings, shops, restaurants, cafes, patios and attractions.

2. Download the FREE Iconic Fernie App!

Enjoy a variety of self-guided tours by theme - Family Fun, Heritage, Arts, Taste of Fernie, Nature & Best Views! A new & fun way of exploring Fernie. Learn more & download the Iconic Fernie app here.

3. From mild to wild!

Take a guided scenic river tour, from family floats and full white water rafting adventures, to SUP and kayaking.

4. Cast a Line Fly Fishing for Trout

Experience world-class fly fishing for cutthroat or bull trout on the freestone Elk River. Hire a local guide for the best experience

5. Enjoy an easy family-friendly nature walk or bike ride!

Pick up the Easy Hiking or Biking Brochure at the Fernie Visitor Centre to see out recommended trails for the family.

6. Ride Fernie’s extensive mountain bike trails

Need a rental or lesson? Want to joing a group ride? Fernie offers it all! Learn More

7. Get your adrenaline rush at Fernie Alpine Resort lift access bike park

They have easy trails too, organized bike clinics and races for adults and youth. Visit Fernie Alpine Resort's bike park.

8. Relax and pamper yourself at one of Fernie’s day spas

There's a wide selection of spas and treatments to choose from. Visit Fernie's Spas here.

9. Hit the driving range at Fernie Golf Club

We promise this beautiful golf course with 360 Rocky Mountain Views will not disappoint, no matter the handicap. Find details here.

10. Wet Your Whistle at a Local Brewery, Distillery, or Coffee Roastery

Taste local spirits at Fernie Distillers, sample local brews at Fernie Brewing Company, or locally roasted coffee at Rooftop Coffee Roasters. Try artisan ice cream at Happy Cow Ice Cream.

11. Visit Beanpod Gelato & Chocolate

Taste artisan chocolate and learn about the bean-to-bar process at one of Canada's few traditional chocolate makers right here in Fernie. Learn more

12. Spy on local birds as you self-explore parks and trails

Pick up the Birding & Wildlife Viewing Brochure at the Visitor Information Centre.

13. Hang Out at the Splash Park or Beach

Cool off at the outdoor Splash Park, along the Elk River or nearby lakes such as Loon, Tie or Surveyors Lake.

14. Enjoy a scenic chairlift ride at Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort is open June 22 - September 2, 2024. Day tickets,season passes and Ride & Dine packages are available. Learn more

15. Hike, sightsee, canoe, dine and spa at the Island Lake Lodge

For the 2024 summer season, Island Lake Lodge is open from June 14th to September 24th on selected days. Call or check online before you visit.

16. Visit the Museum and and take a self-guided Art or Heritage Walk

Enjoy fascinating insights into local heritage and beautiful outdoor art in Historic Downtown Fernie.

17. Enjoy beach volleyball, tennis, baseball, or disc golf at local parks around town

Explore all activities at Fernie's Parks or hit the jumps at the Dirt Jump Bike Park.

18. Hike the Rockies on epic trails like Mt Fernie, Heikos Trail, Mt Proctor, Three Sisters and Mt Hosmer

Learn more about hiking options in and around Fernie.

19. Take in a blockbuster movie at the Vogue Theatre

Ideal for when it's too hot or rainy outside! Visit this charming movie theatre.

20. Attend one of Fernie’s many great events, programs, live music, markets, festivals and more!

Visit our events calendar for all that's happening and details.

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