Tourism Fernie Home Page
  • Fernie Sky 8am August 16th 2022 - Looking South
  • Fernie Sky 8am August 15th 2022
  • Fernie Sky 5pm August 11th 2022
  • Fernie Sky 9am August 9th 2022
  • Fernie Sky 9am August 8th 2022
  • Aug 5th 2022, 10am - Fernie skies looking north west
  • Aug 4th 2022, 9am - Fernie skies looking north west
  • Fernie Sky 8:30am August 4th 2022
  • Aug 3rd 2022, 4pm - Fernie skies looking north from 3rd Ave
  • Aug 3rd 2022, 11am - Fernie skies looking north from Maiden Lake
  • Aug 2nd 2022, 12pm - Fernie skies looking south west from Fernie Visitor Info Centre
  • July 26th 2022 - Fernie skies looking south west from Mt Proctor
  • July 23rd, 2022 10am - Fernie sky looking North East from Fernie Alpine Resort

Wildfire updates

Tuesday • August 16, 2022

Sky is clear this morning with slight haze in the distance.

We expect to see/smell some smoke later today and this evening from wildfires in the region: Sparwood - Cummings Creek fire (~30km away), Cranbrook (~60km away) and USA-Canada border - Weasel Creek fire (~80km away). These fires are not of concern for Fernie area but may cause some smoke to drift in from prevailing winds.

See the below links for weather, fire map, smoke tracker, road reports and more details related to BC wildfires.

What to do if you see signs of a wildfire? Call:

To report a fire or smoke plume, call *5555 or 1-800-663-5555

Can I have a campfire while in Fernie? No!

Campfires and similar are banned in the entire region (Fernie is part of the South East Fire Centre region) as of Thursday, August 4, 2022, to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. Fire ban is expected to stay in place until fall season.

Important Links

Local radio stations list:

Past Summer Conditions

The previous five summers did not see any forest wildfire activity in our area. In 2017 and 2018 Fernie experienced periodic smokey skies, primarily between early August and early September, but no wildfires in close proximity.

In BC, local community and regional governments lead the initial response to emergencies in communities.

How to prepare in case of wildfire

Wildfire Preparedness - What To Do.  In BC, local community and regional governments lead the initial response to emergencies in communities.


Additional links

  • Share