Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Fernie's elevation of 1,009m/3,310ft gives hikers a kind of boost – those mountaintops seem somehow more accessible – and there is a trail for every level of fitness.
Getting up into the alpine can be as easy as taking the chairlift at Fernie Alpine Resort, or as tough as climbing to the top of Ghostrider Peak. Let's start with easy...
The City of Fernie has a Recreational Trail Committee mandated to provide a "quality network of trail systems for pedestrians, cyclists, snowshoers and cross-country skiers." Pick up the Fernie Recreational Trails brochure from the Visitor Centre and explore urban pathways, some of which are part of the TransCanada Trail.
Fairy Creek Falls
Starting from the Visitor Centre just north of town, this 2.3km/1.5mi trail crosses an open meadow, continues along the lower forested slopes of Mt. Proctor, then drops down to the edge of Fairy Creek. This easy hike involves an elevation gain of just 90m/295ft. Follow the blue flagging tape and watch for wildlife.
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602 A 2nd Ave
Fernie, British Columbia
Walking & hiking in our pristine wilderness & old growth forest relaxes & renews the spirit & provides excitement for the body & mind. Explore the wonders of Island Lake with a Discovery Walk, Adventure Hike or Privately Guided Trip.
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5339 Ski Hill Rd
Fernie, British Columbia
Fernie Alpine Resort is your one-stop adventure this summer with the new Aerial Park.
Don't miss the best in summer adventure. It's the latest rage in summer fun, the trying & exhilarating undertaking gets you to take the leap of faith & traverse through the rope course challenge, a high level adventure in the tree tops is guaranteed to keep the adrenaline pumping!
Fernie will also operate the Mountain Bike Park operations & guided hike program again this summer! Check our website & Facebook page for updates & other activities!
At Noble Adventures, we thrive in the snow, explore in the spring, live for the summer and can't wait for the fall! British Columbia is a 4-season paradise and we are your guide, 12 months a year. We place a strong emphasis on an authentic experiences by partnering with local people and businesses in the communities we work. The company is carbon neutral and promotes balance in all aspects of our business: work, life and the environment. Best of all, we have fun making it happen.
So the next time you're in our area, join Noble Adventures on a wine tour or a hike, paddle board, snow shoe or ski vacation. You will be glad you did!