Winter Iconic Photo Spots
Fernie’s scenic beauty shines all year round. Find and photograph historic attractions, snow-coated Rocky Mountain viewpoints, frozen waterfalls, rivers or parks as winter whites transform our local landscape.
Ride the Timber Bowl Express Quad at Fernie Alpine Resort. From the Lost Boys Cafe you can pick up a hot drink and watch the Sun's early morning rays kiss the town in the valley below as it rises over Fernie Ridge.
Ride the Polar Peak chair into and above the clouds at Fernie Alpine Resort. At 7,000ft above sea level, the atmospheric inversion puts the clouds way below you, creating a spectacular view of the top of the world.
Strap on some snowshoes for this all-day hike to Castle Rock. You'll get your sweat on to get to this spot, but it's hard to argue that its panoramic vistas aren't worth the effort.
You're bound to find something to your liking along Historic Downtown 2nd Avenue. If it's not hunting for treasures in one of the many boutique shops, lunch at an independently run cafe or restaurant, we're confident you'll appreciate the Canadian Rocky Mountains bearing down on the historic buildings.
The Fairy Creek Falls at the base of Mount Proctor attract plenty of hikers during the warmer months. It's even more stunning in the winter with soft marshmallow islands appearing to float over the creek.
Snowshoeing in Mt Fernie Provincial Park is great for all ages. Enjoy this beautiful winter wonderland just minutes from town.
Starting at the Montane Barn, venture out by cross-country skies, snowshoe, or fat bike to these stellar views across the Lizard Range and Fernie Alpine Resort. Warm yourselves up inside the Montane Hut before continuing your journey.
With the right timing and a bit of luck you can catch a pink sunset over the Elk River. Rent a fatbike, crosscountry ski, or snowshoe from several rental shops in town or on the mountain, and head over to one of the town trails with gorgeous views - the Great Northern Trail, Dogwood Trail or James White Park trail.
We'd love to see your epic Fernie views this winter, and you can share them with #Ferniestoke