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Top 20 Winter Things to Do

No excuses to be bored in Fernie this winter. These are our top 20 things to do this season.

1. Book a day of snowcat skiing with Fernie Wilderness Adventures, the epic, social and affordable alternative to heliskiing

2. Visit Historic Downtown lined with century-old heritage buildings and unique shops, restaurants and cafes

3. Ski or snowboard at Fernie Alpine Resort with 142 runs

4. Learn of local legends & The Griz at the Fernie Museum, and pick up a copy of the Fernie Cultural Guide

5. Enjoy nordic skiing at Fernie’s 5 cross-country ski areas

6. Visit Beanpod and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for artisan chocolate, or fine cheese at Le Grand Fromage

7. Stop by the Fernie Distillers and Fernie Brewing Company to sample local spirits and brews

8. Take in a Ghostrider Hockey Game at Memorial Arena.

9. Enjoy local live music every night of the week at Fernie’s various pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants

10. Experience winter wonderland on snowshoe on many of Fernie’s trails or take a guided tour with Wild Nature Tours or Fernie Alpine Resort

11. Take the kids to the Vogue Movie Theatre, Heritage Library, Aquatic Centre or Cultural Saturdays at The Arts Station

12. Take a snowmobiling half-day or full-day session with Weir Boondocking or Elk Valley Snow Shepherds

13. View local works of art via Fernie’s Art Walk or take a self-guided Heritage Walking Tour

14. Treat yourself at one of Fernie’s spas or join a yoga class

15. Take in unique regular evening entertainment such as Indie Films, Beers & Queers, Tarot Readings, Poker Tournys, Trivia Nights, DJ Club, Bingo, Jam Nights, Meat Draw, Vinyl Appreciation, Karaoke, and more

16. Rent skates and enjoy the outdoor rink by the Aquatic Centre or public skating at the Memorial Arena.

17. Book a scenic snowcat ride for a gourmet lunch at Island Lake Lodge. Add a cross-country ski or snowshoe around the stunning lake, and complete your day with a spa session.

18. Experience the Vodka Ice Bar at Cirque Restaurant or Apres Ski live music at Rusty Edge or Griz Bar, at Fernie Alpine Resort

19. Rent a fatbike and go ride the local town singletracks or the groomed loop at Fernie Alpine Resort.

20. Attend one of Fernie’s many great events, programs, tours, and live music events. How about Fernie Stoke Fest?