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FernieCanada

Dramatic Rocky Mountain vistas form the backdrop for a town filled with historic charm and exciting adventures. 

Completely encircled by the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Fernie invites you to discover an idyllic lifestyle of arts, culture and exciting outdoor pursuits. Enjoy the area’s world-renowned summer fly-fishing, winter skiing and year-round charm.

Experience the best of the warm seasons in the Rockies, from spring flowers in May to colorful falling leaves in October. Follow forest trails by mountain bike or on a family hike. Restaurant patios come alive every afternoon with clinking glasses and enthusiastic chatter.

The Elk River is a welcoming spot on a hot summer day, providing a refreshing, lazy float or a peaceful day of fly fishing on sparkling waters. Visit the lower Elk River Canyon for exhilarating whitewater rafting with thrilling rapids and spectacular scenery. Include a round of golf or pamper yourself at a spa.

In winter, Fernie features legendary powder for excellent skiing. The outstanding snowfall is only the beginning of the appeal of this winter playground. Diverse mountainous terrain provides winter activity choices from low exertion to big thrills. Discover world-class groomed and backcountry snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Ski on some of the highest vertical drops in the Canadian Rockies. Try cat skiing: Ride up the mountain in a heated snow cat and then ski or board on fresh lines down uncrowded backcountry slopes.

Learn about the area’s interesting past in Fernie’s Historic Downtown. Look for the stony profile of the Ghostrider on a nearby rock face and listen to the legend of the one-time curse on the valley.

Fernie is located in southeastern British Columbia. Reach the area with a 3-hour drive from Alberta’s Calgary International Airport or a 2-hour drive from Glacier International Airport in Kalispell, Montana.

World-renowned fly fishing, mountain biking, snow sports, golf, river adventures and hiking highlight Fernie’s natural beauty and provide outdoor thrills. Indoors, meet friendly people in a laid-back atmosphere and relax with soothing experiences for your mind, body and soul.

Top Hotels in Fernie

Fernie Stanford Resort
Fernie Stanford Resort
3 out of 5
100 Riverside Way, Fernie, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $117 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21

Located in East Kootenay, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Fernie Alpine Resort, and within 6 mi (10 km) of College of the Rockies Fernie Campus and Fernie ...

4.1/5Very Good! (727 reviews)

"Hotel pool and water slide were fun, but the hot tub is not working. The hotel shows its age and needs some updating. Room was decent buy nothing fancy. Bathroom in the room was also dated and needs work. All in all a good hotel, but they definitely need to repair some things and spend some money ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2020

Fernie Stanford Resort
Lizard Creek Lodge
Lizard Creek Lodge
3.5 out of 5
5346 Highline Dr, Fernie, BC

Located in the mountains, this East Kootenay resort offers ski-in/ski-out access within 3 miles (5 km) of Fernie Alpine Resort and Lake Koocanusa, and is convenient ...

4.3/5Excellent! (812 reviews)

"I loved the remoteness of this property, it had a beautiful feel of serenity and peace for a couple of days in what was a very packed vacation. I booked this stay here with the plan to sit back, relax and just enjoy a few days in the mountains and this was the perfect location."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

Lizard Creek Lodge
Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge
Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge
3 out of 5
1622 7th Avenue, Fernie, BC
The price is CA $196 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Located in East Kootenay, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fernie Memorial Arena, Fernie Golf and Country Club, and Annex Park. Fernie Nature ...

4.3/5Excellent! (314 reviews)

"Excellent breakfast! Central location. Thank you very much."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Fernie

The Griz Inn
The Griz Inn
3 out of 5
5369 Ski Hill Road, Fernie, BC

Located in East Kootenay, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Fernie Alpine Resort and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Lake Koocanusa. College of the Rockies Fernie ...

3.9/5Good! (63 reviews)
Fernie

"Good"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2020

The Griz Inn
Discount FOR Long Stays! Fernie Two Bedroom Condo Free Cleaning! Free Wifi!
Discount FOR Long Stays! Fernie Two Bedroom Condo Free Cleaning! Free Wifi!
65 Cokato Road, 102, Fernie, BC
The price is CA $144 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21

Located in East Kootenay, this historic condo is within a 15-minute walk of Fernie Aquatic Centre and Coal Creek Heritage Trailhead. Fernie Museum and College ...

4/5Very Good! (65 reviews)
Quiet Place to Stay with Little Ones

"The place was very clean. The carpeting, cupboards and bathroom are dated and some spots are in need of repair but it was still very clean and comfortable. The second bedroom had room for a playpen. We didn't hear noise from any neighbours. It's true that you can hear the train but that would be ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 24, 2020

Discount FOR Long Stays! Fernie Two Bedroom Condo Free Cleaning! Free Wifi!
Cornerstone Lodge
Cornerstone Lodge
3 out of 5
5339 Ski Hill Road, Fernie, BC

Located in East Kootenay, this condominium resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Fernie Alpine Resort and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Lake Koocanusa. College of the Rockies ...

4.1/5Very Good! (33 reviews)

"Easy check in, beautiful views, great accommodation. I would definitely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2020

Cornerstone Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Fernie

Fernie Alpine Resort
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Fernie Alpine Resort

4.5/5(190 reviews)

Summer or winter, the varied terrain and breathtaking views of this sprawling Canadian wilderness make it the perfect getaway for an outdoor adventure.

Kimberley Alpine Resort
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Kimberley Alpine Resort

4.5/5(90 reviews)

Set atop the beautiful Purcell Mountains, this sunny resort is thick with perfectly fluffy snow and features one of North America’s largest gladed terrains.

Top things to do in Fernie

Luxury Limousine Wine Tours
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Luxury Limousine Wine Tours

CA $153
Per adult

Reviews of Fernie

4.5

Top Destination

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 1, 2020

Not a lot of choices for good dining. It is no whistler village. Fernie has a great network of snowmobile trails. If your going on a ski vacation; go somewhere else.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 1, 2020

Very convenient to ski, friendly staff

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 29, 2020

You should go there sometime!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 23, 2020

Great place to ski-board. Friendly and great snow

4/5 - Good

Jackie

Feb 20, 2020

Family had a great time at the Alpine Ski Resort

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 12, 2020

This is a gem, hope it can maintain its quaintness and uniqueness

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