20+ Summer Activities in Fernie for 2021!
Check out these 20+ great things to do in Fernie, BC this summer! All Canadians are welcome to visit as of July 1st.
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1. Explore Historic Downtown
Visit Historic Downtown lined with century-old heritage buildings, flowered patios, shops, restaurants and cafes.
3. Mountain Bike Fernie's Legendary Trails
Ride Fernie’s extensive cross-country and downhill mountain bike trails. Visit local bike shops for all the details and to rent a bike! When in Fernie bike to the trailheads instead of driving as most trails are in town or close to town.
4. Visit Fairy Creek Falls
Enjoy the gentle hike to Fairy Creek Falls, great for all ages. Find the trailhead next to the Fernie Visitor Centre.
5. Enjoy the Thrill of Whitewater River Rafting
Explore the scenic Elk River Canyon on a guided white water rafting tour. For a calmer option book a half-day scenic river float. This summer our river rafting companies Canyon Raft and Mountain High have taken all the safety precautions with COVID-19 to ensure your experience is super fun and safe!
6. Golf Fernie Amongst the Rockies
Spend a morning, afternoon or evening at the scenic Fernie Golf Club. This 18-hole, par 70 championship course emphasizes playability and welcomes all new and expert golfers. Only have a short time window? Ask about their Short Course.
7. Cast a Line Fly Fishing for Trout
Set against the peaks of BC's Canadian Rockies, Fernie’s pristine waters, freestone rivers and clear lakes make it one of the most stunning and productive dry fly destinations in the world. Hire a local guide for the best experience
8. Visit the Fernie Museum
Discover Fernie's past and present at the Fernie Museum in the historical setting of one of Fernie's distinctive heritage buildings - the former Home Bank.
10. Stop by Beanpod Chocolate, Coffee & Gelato
Visit one of the only spots in North America to make authentic chocolate from cocoa beans. Visit Beanpod Chocolate, Coffee & Gelato for a taste of artisan chocolate or gelato and learn about the bean-to-bar process. They roast their own coffee too!
11. Spy on Local Birds
Learn about local birds as you self-explore local parks and trails, view the Birding & Wildlife Viewing brochure or pick up a copy at the Fernie Visitor Centre.
13. Get a Bird's Eye View on a Scenic Chair Lift Ride
Head up to Fernie Alpine Resort for a scenic chairlift ride this summer for big valley views of the Rockies. Add a hike and lunch at the Resort to extend the day!
14. Rejuvenate at the spa, or take in a yoga or spin class
Fernie features a diversity of health and wellness options to choose from during your visit and include all measures to ensure you have a great and safe experience.
20. Unwind at One of Fernie's Great Restaurants & Patios
End each fabulous day refueling on a local patio, Fernie has many options whether downtown, through town or on-mountain at Fernie Alpine Resort or Island Lake Lodge.
21. Visit the Sunday Mountain Market
The Fernie Mountain Market is open each Sunday afternoon from 10am - 2pm in July & August at beautiful Rotary Park! Buy local art, crafts and farm foods.
22. Visit and Explore Island Lake Lodge
Tucked away in a spectacular wilderness setting yet only 10km from town. A visit to Fernie in summer shouldn't exclude a half or full day at Island Lake Lodge. Sightsee, hike, canoe the lake, dine and spa. Hire a hiking guide for Heiko's that ends at the Lodge.
23. Catch a summer movie!
Check out the beautifully renovated historic Vogue Theatre and enjoy the very best in seating, sound and visual on the two screens. See events calendar for listings!
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