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Population: 6,320 (2021 Census)
Elevation: 1,010 m (3,314 ft)

No. 3 Boutique
Spa 901
Three Sisters Day Spa

Edge of the World Board shop
GearHub Outdoor Sports shop
Giv’Er Shirt Works
Kootenay Fly Shop
Wildsight Local shop
The Guides Hut
The Ski Base

Co-Working Space:
2nd Edition Co-Working Fernie

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The largest community in the Elk Valley is also the oldest. Explore Fernie’s historic downtown for its treasure of 100 year old brick and stone architecture. Set in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, wilderness adventure begins right at the edge of town such as fishing the sparkling Elk River.

Things to See and Do in Fernie

Arts, Culture & History
Explore Fernie’s fascinating history and wealth of heritage buildings.  Stop by the Fernie Museum and explore Fernie’s storied past including legends and myths like the tale of the Ghostrider. Be sure to visit The Arts Station and the Arts Coop for your fill of local art.  The Fernie Heritage Library offers many services and programs, and resides in the restored Post Office building of 1909.

Cross-country Skiing
Five distinct areas around Fernie provide plenty of opportunities for self-powered ski adventures. Choose from daily-groomed trails at Fernie Alpine Resort, Old Growth Forest Trails at the Fernie Nordic Centre, the Montane trail system and Island Lake Lodge, or spectacular views from the groomed trails at the golf course.

Fat-biking and Snowshoeing
Fernie’s network of mountain biking and hiking trails stay busy in the winter as locals and visitors jump on their fat-tire bikes and snowshoes. Try Ridgemont or the groomed trails at Montane for fun adventures the whole family will love. Guided Tours are available.

Fernie Alpine Resort
A world-class snowsport resort during the winter with 142 runs on five vast alpine bowls. Fernie’s legendary resort has sublimely groomed beginner runs, long blues and gorgeous glading, plus plenty of steep and deep adventures. Experience a mountain playground in the summer with a Bike Park, guided nature walks, kids forest playground, Interpretive Centre and more.

Fernie Golf  & Country Club

Rated one of BC’s most scenic and playable courses. Hit the links at this 18-hole, par 70, 6,556 yard course.

Hiking & Nature Walks
A mix of easy to advanced trails include the Old Growth Trail, Fairy Creek Falls and Mountain Lake’s Trail. Enjoy magnificent Rocky Mountain views at every turn. Island Lake Lodge is a mountain paradise minutes from town. Come for the day or stay the night. Enjoy spectacular hikes and walks, fine dining, the spa and a luxury lodge.

Mountain Biking
Fernie’s extensive trail system features beginner to advanced riding around town and at the Fernie Alpine Resort Bike Park. The Dirt Jump Park is also a hit for all ages.  Mountain bike coaching, instruction and guiding is available on the Elk Valley Trails.

Well known as a ‘must do’ adventure destination for sledders, Fernie has over 50 km (30 mi) of groomed trails at Rolling Hills accessed from the Coal Creek Staging area, complete with 2 warming huts and plenty of big mountain snowfields. Other popular areas include Ram Creek and Hartley Lake Road areas.

Contact Information

102 Hwy #3


V0B 1M5


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