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  • Wednesday • August 4, 2021
  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Creatures of the Forest: Birds & Wildlife

People aren't the only animals that call Fernie home. Some, such as deer, can be seen all over town and some, such as the cougar, are elusive and rarely seen by people. Join Nature Bob as he shows you the vibrant array of creatures that can be found here, how to identify tracks and scat, and what to do if you run into a bear. 

Time:  11am – 2pm
Cost, including scenic chairlift ride: 
Adults (18+): $51.95 
Senior (65+)/Youth (13-17): $43.95
Child (6-12): $25.95
Family (2 adults + 3 youth/kids): $120.95
*Reservations Required. Book by phone or by email or in person at the FAR Adventure Centres: at Lizard Creek Lodge at Fernie Alpine Resort, or at Fernie RV Resort in town. Hike-only rates (no lift ticket included) also available).

All hikes are guided by experienced, professional staff.
Hikes are moderate in difficulty, 3 hours in length.
Recommended gear:

  • Daypack
  • Lunch/snacks/water
  • Sunglasses & Sunscreen
  • Camera & Binoculars
  • Additional clothing layers to allow for changes in temperature/conditions (waterproofs, sweater, hat)
  • Sturdy, comfortable footwear 

The 2019 Summer Hiking Series:

JULY 7: A 380-million-year-old history lesson: Fossils & Geology

JULY 21: Mountain Wildflowers

AUGUST 4: Creatures of the forest: Birds & Wildlife

AUGUST 18: The all-natural foodie tour: Berries & Other Useful Plants

SEPTEMBER 1: The secret history of trees: Forestry 

Other hikes available by reservations:

  • Half day hikes at Fernie Alpine Resort
    •  Old Growth Magical Forest(easy)
  • Full day hikes at Fernie Alpine Resort
    • Griz Face (moderate-hard)

Daily from Nature Bob's Interpretive Centre at the top of the Elk Chair:

  • Complimentary Interpretive walk (with the purchase of a lift ticket).

Weekly Scheduled Hikes:

  • Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm: Forage & Feast, Adult $35/Child $22
  • Saturdays, 5-7:30pm: Kids Nature Hike & BBQ Pool Party, Youth $31.40/Child $24.50
  • Sundays, 8-10am: Birding & Breakfast, Adult/Youth $24/Child $13

and for mountain bikers:

  • Peak to Park to Pint Mountain Bike Tour
    Fridays, 1:30-4:30pm $59.95


2019 Full Operations Season:
Opening Day:
 Saturday, June 22, 2019
Last Day of Summer Operations: Monday, September 2, 2019

2019 Chairlift Schedule:

Elk Chair: Daily from 10.30am-4.30pm & until 7pm on Thursdays

Timber Chair: Closed for major maintenance upgrades. 

Fernie Alpine Resort's Summer Activities and Attractions include:

  • Bike Park with 37 marked trails from beginner to expert featuring berms, bridges, ladders, stunts, bumps and flowy downhill rides
    • Full service resort rentals featuring SCOTT Voltage FR 720 & SCOTT Junior Voltage Downhill bikes, pads & helmets
    • Bike clinics, camps, lessons and special events, including the SCOTT Thursday Night race series
  • Dedicated hiking trails
  • Nature Bob's Interpretive Centre
  • Guided hiking
  • Scenic chairlift rides
  • Mountain Camping Experiences
  • Aerial Park
  • Mountain top lunch at Lost Boys Cafe
  • Sports Alpine Retail Store with clothing, souvenirs, drinks, snacks & gear
  • Kelsey's Restaurant for family friendly dining and patio relaxing
  • Tennis
  • Weekly events & Live entertainment including the Griz Kidz Summer Carnival! 
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  • 250 423 2435
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  • 5339 Ski Hill Road, Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie, BC, V0B 1M6