Fernie

Travel Guide
Fernie Alpine Resort showing mountains, snow and night scenes

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.

Fernie Stanford Resort
Fernie Stanford Resort
3 out of 5
100 Riverside Way, Fernie, BC
The price is CA $123 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of College of the Rockies Fernie Campus, Fernie Heritage Library, and Arts Station. Fernie Memorial ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (942 reviews)
"Great front desk staff, room door and basement door access doors were hard to open. Good hotel."

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2021

Fernie Stanford Resort
Lizard Creek Lodge
Lizard Creek Lodge
3.5 out of 5
5346 Highline Dr, Fernie, BC
Fully refundable
The price is CA $165 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Offering ski-in/ski-out access, this resort in Fernie is in the mountains, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Fernie Alpine Resort, and close to winter activities such as ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (860 reviews)
"Nice property that is well maintained. Some services curtailed (either season or COVID). Otherwise, great stay."

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2021

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 $167 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 5
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Fernie hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fernie Memorial Arena, Fernie Golf and Country Club, and Annex Park. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (361 reviews)
"Well appointed hotel, comfortable clean room, beautiful lobby and nice view of the mountains. There is also an indoor pool and hot tub and out door hot tub to enjoy."

Reviewed on Oct. 10, 2021

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.
Newly Built Ski In/Out Luxury Location
Newly Built Ski In/Out Luxury Location
Fernie, BC
Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out vacation home in Fernie is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Fernie Alpine Resort and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fernie Memorial ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
New condo right on the mountain!
"My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Timber House. The condo is new, spotless, very well stocked and nicely furnished. It is just a very short drive to Fernie. We saw moose and deer right outside from our deck. Very quiet but there is construction during the day—we did not find this to be a problem ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2021

Newly Built Ski In/Out Luxury Location
Timberline Lodges by Fernie Lodging Co
Timberline Lodges by Fernie Lodging Co
3.5 out of 5
4559 Timberline Crescent, Fernie, BC
Located near the slopes, this Fernie condo building is in the mountains, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Fernie Alpine Resort and close to winter activities such as skiing ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (44 reviews)
Perfect COVID getaway!
"It was amazing! The view sitting in the hot tub was amazing. Great place to isolate with our bubble...another COVID perfect trip! Just bring your food and your swimsuits, a great place to get some quiet time and relax not too far from home!"

Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2021

Timberline Lodges by Fernie Lodging Co
Snow Creek Lodge by Fernie Lodging Co
Snow Creek Lodge by Fernie Lodging Co
3.5 out of 5
5389 Highline Drive, Fernie, BC
Offering ski-in/ski-out access, this condo building in Fernie is in the mountains, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Fernie Alpine Resort, and close to winter activities ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (28 reviews)
"Beautiful and spacious. Loved the pool and hot tub area."

Reviewed on Aug. 3, 2021

Snow Creek Lodge by Fernie Lodging Co
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.

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