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Plan Now. Travel Soon.

A destination unlike any other. Where your well-being is top of mind.

Fernie is getting ready to welcome visitors again with BC expecting to open regional travel by end of May. Escape the crowds and experience our beautiful landscapes of pristine rivers, lush valleys and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Fernie is an idyllic mountain community 1 hour east of Cranbrook and 3 hours southwest of Calgary with its historic downtown, endless outdoor activities, quaint attractions, great places to eat, a craft beer and kombucha brewery, coffee roaster and distillery too. 

Stay a couple of days or many, there is much to explore and our local businesses are excited to welcome visitors again. Learn more below and know before you go with our Tips for visiting during COVID-19.

Plan Today & Book Soon!  View Current Travel Offers.


Combining Safety & Service!

Your well-being is top of mind in Fernie.  Throughout the pandemic local attractions and businesses have been open and the safety of their customers and staff have been of utmost importance while ensuring a high level of service.

Check out our Photo Blog of local businesses showing off their way of doing business this summer and fall.

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Planning your Trip to Fernie During COVID-19

Learn about our LOYAL to LOCAL Program

About Fernie, BC

Completely surrounded by the Canadian Rockies, Fernie is situated in the southeast corner of British Columbia along Highway 3 close to the Alberta and USA border.  Only 1 hour east of Cranbrook, 2 hours north of Whitefish, MT and 3 hours southwest of Calgary.

It's pristine nature, wide open spaces, friendly residents and historic town make it the perfect getaway this summer and fall.

Fernie Travel Guide

Getting to Fernie

Interactive Map & Other Maps

20 Things to Do this Summer in Fernie

Trip planning can be tedious, here's a helpful and inspiring list to get you started. Summer starts this May with hiking, biking, golfing & rafting and more!


Places to Stay

With a diversity of accommodation options in Fernie, you are bound to find what you're looking for. Save by booking direct and with our spring & summer packages and offers.

Explore our lodging types to find the perfect spot for your visit. Filter by location, amenities and more.

Resorts, Hotels & Motels

Condos & Townhomes

Private Homes, Lodges & Chalets

Bed & Breakfasts

Tiny Homes

Camping & RV

All Fernie Activities

From wild adventures to gentle exploration, cultural walking tours, strolling local shops and cafes and fun activities for the family, there is a wealth of experiences to undercover in Fernie.  Businesses have been operating safely since last spring and welcome you for an exceptional experience.

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Hiking & Nature Walks
Fly Fishing
Arts & Culture
Mountain Biking
Whitewater Rafting, Scenic Floats & SUP Tours
Spa & Wellness
Attractions & Scenic Chairlift Rides
Brewery, Distillery & Roastery

Dining & Patios


Important Dates & Events

MAY Trails Open - Walk, hike or mountain bike Fernie's epic trails.

MAY Patio Season Starts - As summer starts over 25 spots to dine and drink in the sun open up.

MAY 14th - Fernie Golf Club Opens - Book your tee time!

MAY 22nd - Whitewater Rafting Starts - So fun!! Mild or wild the options are there!

JUNE 15th - Fly Fishing Season Begins - One of North America's top fly-fishing destinations!

JUNE 18th - Island Lake Lodge Opens - One of Fernie's iconic Lodges opens for summer stays and adventures.

JUNE 26th - Fernie Alpine Resort Opens - The kick-off for summer fun!

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Top 10 Hikes

Head out and explore the Canadian Rockies by foot. We are spoiled by the range of hiking options in Fernie.


Explore Fernie...When Travel Opens.

The Time is Now to Plan A Summer Trip