Fernie Alpine Resort is situated in the Rocky Mountains, five minutes south of Fernie.
Transportation options to Fernie include driving, flights to the Canadian Rockies International Airport, and bus service.
East of Fernie, Highway 3 negotiates the moderate grades of the Crowsnest Pass. Beyond the Continental Divide, the route continues to Fort Macleod (159km/99mi) and Lethbridge (208km/129mi), before joining the Trans-Canada highway at Medicine Hat (375km/233km). Calgary is 327km/203mi via Fort Macleod.
To the west, Highway 3 follows the Elk River, breaking out into the Rocky Mountain Trench en route to Cranbrook (96km/60mi), Nelson (325km/202mi), and the southern Okanagan Valley, rejoining the Trans-Canada Highway at Hope. Vancouver is a little more than a one-day drive, at 940km/584mi.
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