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  • Sunday • August 13, 2017
  • Fernie Area

Remembering a legend with iconic hikes and a celebration dinner at Island Lake Lodge.

Heiko Socher arrived in Fernie in 1966 and immediately began working to improve Fernie Snow Valley as a ski destination. His passion for forestry and trailbuilding spilled over into the surrounding mountains and culminated in the spectacular trail connecting Hartley Lake Road to Island Lake Lodge. In celebration of Heiko's legacy, the trail will be officially named Heiko's Trail this summer. Join friends, family and the Fernie community to celebrate the life and achievements of one of Fernie's most popular figures on a special day of hiking and dining. 

No dogs - this is grizzly country

Full Heiko's - 25km
Pick up at 7:30am at the VIC, Hwy #3 location. (8-9 hr strenuous hike)

To Bisaro Cave and back - 8km
Pick up at 8:45am at the VIC, Hwy #3 location. (3 hr strenuous hike)

From Island Lake to Windy Pass - 16km
Pick up at 1pm at the Nordic Centre parking lot at Fernie Provincial Park. (5hr strenuous hike)

Tamarack View
Pick up at 1pm at the Nordic Centre parking lot at Fernie Provincial Park. (3hr family-friendly hike)

For Hiking information and assistance, contact  or call 250-423-0561.


A sumptuous celebration 3-course awaits hikers at the end of the day in the charming Tamarack Lodge at Island Lake Lodge. 


Wild Salmon Tartar - ginger, apple, daikon slaw - fresh citrus - chili oil - micro greens
Slow Braised Bison Shortribs - truffle cheddar polenta - roasted vegetables
Raspberry Chocolate Cake - white chocolate garnish - chocolate gelato


Only 90 tickets are available for the Hike & Dine. These are sure to sell out fast, so don't delay!

Tickets are $100 per person and include your shuttle, 3-course dinner, and gratuities.
Tickets are available from the Island Lake Reservation office, 2nd Ave (cash only) or The Guides Hut (cash or card).

Please be sure to fill in the info sheet so you can be contacted with any additional info/changes! 

Shuttle-only tickets ($20) may be available 3 days prior to the event based on availability of seats. 


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  • Cedar Valley Road, Fernie, BC