Downtown Fernie
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Transportation & Maps

While most visitors arrive in Fernie in their own car, recreational vehicle or by motorcycle, there are other options for transportation and getting around town.

However, having a vehicle allows visitors the opportunity to set out on the beautiful Rockies & Ranchlands Circle Route.

Car Travel

There is one road into town and one road out the other side. High in the Elk Valley, Fernie is situated in a narrow transportation corridor linking the Rocky Mountain Trench with the Continental Divide and southern Alberta.

To the east, Highway 3 negotiates the moderate grades of the Crowsnest Pass. Beyond the pass, the route continues to Fort Macleod (159km/99mi) and Lethbridge (208km/129mi), before joining the TransCanada highway at Medicine Hat (375km/233km). Calgary is 327km/203mi via Fort Macleod.

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