Follow the Coal Creek Heritage Trail – it’s an easy to moderate seven kilometre (4mi) trail that begins at the gazebo by the Fernie Aquatic Centre. The trail follows an abandoned railway line and road grade to the ghost town of Coal Creek, a once bustling mining community of up to 1,000 residents form 1898 to 1958.
Walk, jog or mountain bike this trail and enjoy the splendour of nature while discovering the rich heritage of the area. All that remains of the townsite are ruins to explore, as many of the buildings were either burned down in a fire or moved to Fernie after the Coal Creek mine shut down. For the full story, visit the Fernie Museum .