A beautiful historic mountain town of over 5 square miles, Fernie is nestled in the Elk valley area of the East Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia. A home to its 5000 residents, the town’s setting is dramatic and timeless with being surrounded by rugged mountains on four sides and pierced by the icy Elk River.
“I will never get tired of the mountains, the wildlife and the endless outdoor adventures Fernie offers. You don’t get to live this close to nature in big cities”
This beautiful town has something for everyone in every season. Fernie attracts skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers in the winter with its dry powder; while in the summer, it’s a superb spot for hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and rafting. Despite its ever-growing popularity with tourists, Fernie retains a low-key appeal and a small town charm.
Fernie is a town of celebrations with festivals and parties all year round! One of such major celebrations is The Griz Days. The annual Griz Days Festival is Fernie's biggest event, encompassing the entire community from Fernie Alpine Resort to the Provincial Park to the Highway and Historic Downtown Fernie. The town comes together to celebrate a local legend- “Griz” whose story embodies the resilience and strength the community stands for.
|Local Breakfast||Have breakfast the local way with some lox, cream cheese and bagel from Big Bang Bagel|
|Picnic Time||Enjoy beautiful view and have a relaxing day along the shores of Elk River valley in warmer months|
|Must Try||Ice Cream place- Happy Cow. Try out their home made ice cream made from locally sourced ingredients.|