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.
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:
Daily from Nature Bob's Interpretive Centre at the top of the Elk Chair:
Weekly Scheduled Hikes:
and for mountain bikers:
FERNIE ALPINE RESORT THIS SUMMER:
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: