Things to Do
Couple hiking at Island Lake Lodge (Hiking near Fernie (Dave Heath photo)
Outdoor adventure enthusiasts flock to Fernie for myriad winter activities like skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and cat-skiing.
Come summer, the mountains attract hikers, mountain bikers and river rafters. Culinary and literature festivals draw the cultural crowds, and history buffs follow the self-guided walking tour of Fernie.
Mountain biking and hiking the Elk Valley are both great ways to take in some of that fresh mountain air.
Closer to home, exploring Fernie's history starts with a visit to the Fernie Museum at 502 - 3rd Avenue. Purchase a copy of the self-directed Walking Tour, and take a stroll around town to learn more about Fernie's extensive inventory of heritage buildings. Take in a concert or art exhibit at the Arts Station on 1st Avenue.
Learn about the art of brewing with a tour of the Fernie Brewing Company. Tours are offered every Friday at 3pm at their premises on Manitou Road (north of town, parallel to the highway).