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Experiencing Fernie on a Shoe String

Friday • June 1, 2012

Fernie on a Shoe String – Summer Things to Do in Fernie that are free or minimal cost

As travelers we are always interested in knowing all there is to see and do at a destination. It’s even better when it’s free or at a nominal cost (under $10/person)! Here’s the Fernie list!

  • Frisbee Golf
  • Aquatic Centre – Pool, Waterslide, Hot Tubs
  • Water Park - new summer 2012 (opening end of July)
  • Dirt Jump Park
  • Skateboard Park
  • Mountain Biking local trails (over 50+ trails)
  • Extensive alpine hiking trails
  • Walk the Great Cedar Trail Forest
  • Walk the Ancient Cottonwood Interpretive Trail
  • Visit the ducks at Annex Park
  • See the turtles at Surveyors Lake
  • Kids fishing in Coal Creek
  • Head to the playing fields for baseball, soccer or friendly game of football
  • Play tennis
  • Kayak, Canoe, Surf or Float the Elk River
  • Family Scenic Chairlift Ride
  • Visit the Fernie Museum
  • Self-Guided Heritage Walking Tour
  • Tour of the Fernie Brewing Company
  • Mine Tours & the Fernie Miner’s Walk
  • Learn and watch traditional chocolate in the making
  • Learn and watch traditional letterpress in action
  • Visit the Mountain Market on Sundays
  • Listen to live music on Wednesday Evenings
  • Join in on Fernie’s Summer Socials on Sundays in Historic Downtown
  • Visit the Fernie Nature Centre
  • Explore historic downtown shops and dining
  • Swim local area lakes
  • Visit the Fernie Heritage Library, partake in Story Time
  • Tour the Fernie Arts Station, the old CP Railway Station
  • Enjoy the mountain scenery from local cafes and patios

Eat on a shoestring:

  • Start the day with a Big Banger at Big Bang Bagels
  • Devour a Smokin’ Joel Burger at The Pub Bar & Grill or hike up to Lost Boys Café.
  • Take in the shadow of the Ghostrider and enjoy the nightly dinner special at the Fernie Golf & Country Club        

Stay on a shoestring:

  • Snow Valley Motel
  • Red Tree Lodge
  • Super 8 (breakfast included!)
  • Raging Elk Hostel
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