This 5,000 resident town at the foot of Trinity Mountain is a year-round recreation center. There is skiing in winter, and several lakes nearby for boating, fishing, and swimming.
Annual Events: Power, Pedal, Paddle Relay Race (April), Fernie Sports 5 & 10 k Run (June), Bikers’ Toy Run (June), ‘The Gathering’ Island Lake Folk Festival (August), Harvest Fair (August), Mud ‘n’ Madness Mountain Bike race (Aug), Kootenay Cruisers Show’n’Shine (Sept), Lions Demolition Derby (Sept), Craft & Flea Market (Oct).
Mount Fernie Provincial Campground
4.8 km east of town
This area is popular for mountain biking and the opportunity for fishing in the nearby Elk River.
Fernie Snow Valley
5 km southwest of town, off highway 3
5339 Fernie Ski Hill Rd.
Fernie, BC V0B 1M6
Known for Legendary Powder,this world-class, destination ski resort combines ski town atmosphere with tons of history. With an annual snowfall of over 29ft, varied terrain including 5 unique bowls over 2,504 acres, and lodging options from ski-in/ski-out chalets to 5-star hotels.