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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 a local nature guide to discover 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. 

Explore and find out more about the mountain, the secrets it has to offer, and enjoy the beautiful scenery on a specialty hikes at Fernie Alpine Resort. Each hike has a different theme and is fully guided by experienced, professional staff. 

Hikes are 4 hours in length and go from 10:30am to 2:30pm. 
Hikes are moderate in difficulty with elevation gain and some rugged/uneven terrain.

Cost, including scenic chairlift ride: $70 + GST

Open to guests 17 years of age and older
A minimum of 6 guests are needed to run the hike (maximum 10 guests)

Reservations Required: 
Call 250-423-2406 or email [email protected] to book.

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 2024 Summer Speciality Guided Hiking Series:

JULY 7: Mountain Wildflowers

JULY 21: A 380-million-year-old history lesson: Fossils & Geology

JULY 27, AUGUST 4 & SEPTEMBER 1: Polar Peak* (Full day 5-6 Hours)

AUGUST 4: The all-natural foodie tour: Berries & Other Useful Plants

AUGUST 18: Creatures of the Forest: Birds & Wildlife

OTHER HIKES, available by reservation:

  • Half day hikes at Fernie Alpine Resort
    •  Old Growth Magical Forest (easy)
    • Megasauras/Bike Thief loop (moderate-advanced)
  • Full day hikes at Fernie Alpine Resort
    • Griz Face (moderate-hard)


2024 Elk Chairlift Schedule: Daily from 10.30am-4.30pm & until 7pm on Thursday
2023 Timber Charlift Schedule: 10am - 3:30pm, Saturdays from July 13 & Sundays August 4 & September 1.

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
    • Bike clinics, camps, lessons and races
  • Dedicated hiking trails
  • Nature Bob's Interpretive Centre
  • Guided hiking
  • Scenic chairlift rides
  • NEW Forest Grove Playground
  • Sports Alpine Retail Store with clothing, souvenirs, drinks, snacks & gear
  • Legends Restaurant for family friendly dining and patio relaxing
  • Tennis
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  • Contact Information
  • 250 423 2406
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  • 5339 Ski Hill Road, Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie, BC, V0B 1M6