The season of romance is in full swing in Fernie, Canada. There’s no better time than now to plan your romantic escapes to Red Tree Lodge. If you’ve never spent time in Fernie, BC, you’ll come to realize that we’re a destination location for romance once you visit. Whether you’re going on an anniversary trip, romantic getaway, or honeymoon, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Fernie that will connect with your loved one.
Plan a Hike
With spring comes refreshing Fernie weather. Our the trees begin to flourish into beautiful shades of green and flowers start to bloom. The adventurous couple will love the hiking opportunities located close to the lodge. Why not get out and stretch your legs? Make your way to Fairy Creek Waterfalls, where the hiking trail is dotted with shaded areas and well-marked signage that eventually leads to a stunning waterfall. The Matheson Falls is another hidden gem that’s located on Coal Creek Road near the 41-mile marker. Because the trail is in a secluded area, find out more information about Matheson Falls here.
Grab a Drink
Fernie, Canada, is a destination location known for skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. It’s also full of local artists and craft beer enthusiasts. After a long day of exploring the outdoors in spring, you may want to spend time relaxing on your romantic getaways. Fernie Distillers offers locals and visitors a place to post up and try a new cocktail. They feature a variety of unique cocktails with incredibly talented bartenders. That makes for a fun experience on a night out on the town! Fernie Brewing Company also offers the local taste of Fernie. Try their staple IPAs and core brands such as a Bavarian pilsner, huckleberry ale, or a West Coast pale ale.
Enjoy an Intimate Dinner
The service you’ll receive at the Smokehouse Restaurant is second to none. For your convenience, it’s attached to our lodge! It’s always important to enjoy an intimate meal together as you spend time in Fernie, Canada. You’ll be able to indulge in the mouth-watering slow-cooked meats such as juicy hickory-smoked braised brisket sandwich or applewood smoked pork belly. The restaurant also features other options such as our famous ribs, the cherrywood-smoked chicken leg, or vegetarian options, including the smoked vegetable ratatouille or haloumi burger.
Weddings at Red Tree Lodge
While Fernie, Canada, is an excellent spot for a romantic getaway, it’s also a destination location for your wedding! Let us help you plan your special day with a beautiful reception ceremony at the Smokehouse Restaurant attached to the lodge. We’re partnered with Silver Lining Events in Kootenays that will help you execute the wedding of your dreams. You may also reserve a block of rooms for your guests at the lodge, which includes a variety of room sizes, along with our Mount Fernie Suite for the bride and groom. Please visit our Weddings page to learn more about what we can do for you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Red Tree Lodge at 1-250-423-4622.
One of the fondest childhood memories most people who grew up in Canada have is grabbing all your neighbourhood friends, setting up some nets on the pavement outside your house and playing street hockey until the street lights came on. If someone spots a vehicle that might disrupt the group, it is their duty to yell “CAAARRR” as loud as possible to inform the players, prompting everyone to haul their designated gear to the side until it is safe to play again. It’s also regulatory rules that the if the ball is hit into a yard, house, or window, the culprit is required to retrieve it themselves. The game usually ends around dinner time when the player count has been thinned out by curfews or parents calling them in for food, and teams don’t have enough people to play.
Grab Your Stick
Street hockey – also known as road hockey or ball hockey – is a game enjoyed year round by people of all ages. Whether it be hockey players wanting to keep their skills fresh or groups of friends wanting some good, competitive fun, the game allows people to enjoy the beloved sport and not be limited to indoor arenas or frozen ponds. No one is certain when exactly the game was ‘invented’, but it is believed to have started around the turn of the 20th century when wealthier North-American neighbourhoods started paving their streets. The sport picked up speed in the 70’s when the ‘No Bounce Ball’ was invented by Raymond W LeClerc. Rules and regulations started being established and it became more and more popular. Mr. LeClerc even went on to build a site with 3 outdoor arenas in Leo-minster, Massachusetts which prompted the development of leagues and tournaments across North America.
Fun For Everyone
Here at the Red Tree Lodge, we love street hockey and of course sharing it with our guests! Our sister company – Nonstop Adventure – is run out of the lodge, and brings people from around the world to enjoy the winter season in Canada while becoming ski and snowboard instructors. We love giving the full Canadian experience to our guests, so introducing them to activities that we grew up with is something everyone enjoys. Street hockey is always quick to become a favourite activity and they are even able to set up right in front of the lodge! Next time you stay with us in Fernie at the Red Tree Lodge, be sure to come borrow some of our equipment; we can provide you with sticks, nets and balls. Who knows, maybe we will even join in with you…Game on!
We’re always striving to provide a great experience for guests staying at the Red Tree Lodge, that’s why we constantly evaluate all customer feedback… and we’ve been listening. We’ve been making changes to the lodge to help make our guests stay more comfortable and enjoyable – here’s what we’ve been up to.
Our Economy rooms featured a smaller flat screen TV, double beds and dated furnishings, which gave us the ability to charge a lower rate. With the lower rate, we found that guests still weren’t enjoying their stay. All of our Economy rooms have now been replaced with Standard rooms, effectively removing all double beds from the hotel. These rooms now feature new carpet, newer furniture and a 32′ flat screen TV. In addition, many other rooms throughout the lodge have had mattresses replaced to offer maximum comfort to our guests.
We know how much our guests love a nice king room, that’s why we’ve added 2 more. Located on the 2nd floor, our king rooms feature a small sitting area, desk, Keurig coffee maker, king bed and private balcony where you can take in the gorgeous surrounding views. If this is the type of accommodation you’d like on your next trip to Fernie, be sure to book early as this room type goes quick!
Our collection of We Share Our Toys is continuing to grow. Enjoy a movie with the family or friends in our Movie Theatre room – free of charge to all guests. Over the summer we’ve added 10+ titles, including family classics Hook, Jumanji and Shrek 2, as well as new favorites Fast & Furious 6 and Step Brothers. We’ve also added two new board games, including Twister Dance Moves and The Game of Life. Our games room now features a 42′ flat screen TV with cable, replacing the older style TV, as well as replacing the outdated couches with new ones. The games room has also been re-arranged to offer maximum space to enjoy foosball, pool, or darts. With the addition of two townie bikes, that brings the total to four for our guests to use – free of charge. A waiver must be signed and a helmet is provided.
Every room now has brand new pillows – each bed with four.
We’ve fixed the issue with both side doors and keys not working by installing completely new locks.