Three Family-Friendly Water Activities near Fernie BC
You’ll be happy to know our Red Tree Lodge is centrally located to all the water adventure one can have in Fernie BC. When you’re looking for things to do in Fernie during the summertime, spending your time near the water is an absolute must! Planning vacations can be tough when you have little ones along that need constant entertainment, which is why we’d like to offer a little guidance on our top three family-friendly water activities near Fernie BC during your stay!
Fernie Aquatic Centre / Outdoor Splash Park
Your family will have the time of their life splashing around at the Fernie Aquatic Centre located just up the street from our Fernie BC lodging. Watch as your kids fly down a giant waterslide grinning from ear to ear, while you relax in the large hot tub that seats 25! The Fernie Aquatic Centre features a little tykes area, heated pool, hot tub, steam room, and is affordable for the entire family! After playing in the pool, the kids will be able to play in the sun at the Outdoor Splash Park where water shoots up out of the ground and is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day in Fernie BC!
Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park
Plan a day trip from Fernie Canada to the Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park, as it is a favorite stop by the locals all year round! This hidden gem has many hot springs surrounded by the majestic beauty of the wilderness and is a one-of-a-kind atmosphere! The natural pools are adjacent to the edge of the Lussier River, so after you take a dip in the hot springs, cool off in the river. Located just off the Whiteswan Forestry road you’ll traverse a short hike down a gravel path so be sure to bring your hiking boots along for the journey! Birds of prey will circle overhead as you’re surrounded by pure bliss as you listen to the sounds of the river and you may even spot elk, deer, mountain goat while you’re there!
Canyon Raft Company
Take a scenic float on the Upper Elk River with your family from Canyon Raft Company, and will be a favorite on your list of things to do in Fernie! For those with little ones along, choose the River Mild float where you’ll spend three hours exploring the Majestic Rocky Mountains by raft! During the trek, the guides will point out wildlife and give you an education about the Elk Valley. You’ll stop to investigate gravel bars, areas for swimming, and will be a great trip for all ages! When you want a little more out of your adventure choose the River Wild whitewater rafting excursion where you’ll travel the Elk River Canyon and will even be able to do some cliff jumping during the journey! No matter what you decide to try at Canyon Raft Company, this is a must-stop during your family summer vacations!
Family-Friendly Fernie Accommodations
After a long day out exploring the local water destinations, come back to our comfortable Fernie BC lodging to indulge in a much-needed home cooked meal. Our Red Tree Lodge provides a guest kitchen that’s fully equipped, so you’ll feel as though you’re at home away from home during your stay. Check out our Family accommodations where you can choose from our Family Room or our Deluxe Family Room to see what best suits your families needs! When you’re ready to make reservations, give us a call at 1-250-423-4622!
As the sun starts to shine stronger, and the days become longer, we’d like to offer some advice for a fun day out in the sun near Red Tree Lodge with the top summer activities in Fernie, BC. Whether you’d like to spend the day in Fernie mountain biking, playing a round of disc golf at James White Park, or want to explore the local parks, we’ll give you ideas to add to your list of things to do in Fernie BC! Keep the packing light as we provide shared toys such as townie bikes, frolf discs, street hockey equipment, and more. We help you get the most out of your Fernie Canada summer vacations!
Mount Fernie Provincial Park in the Summer
Spending the day in Fernie mountain biking the trails at Mount Fernie Provincial Park will be high up on your list of summer activities in Fernie, BC! Our Fernie hotel is bike friendly, so take advantage of our free townie bike rentals during your stay. If you’re bringing your own mountain bike along, we have an area to tune, store, and wash your bike after a fun day out at Mount Fernie mountain biking. The park has many trails and offers breathtaking views of greenery along the way! You’ll be surrounded by massive Cedar trees, wildflowers, and many shaded areas. Imagine the sounds of trickling creeks echoing all around during your ride. Whether you’re looking to mountain bike, hike, swim or just want to spend the day basking in nature, the park has something for all ages!
Mountain High Adventures
Make a splash this summer at Mountain High Adventures. They’re located just minutes from our Fernie BC hotel. Here you’ll find many watersport activities like white water rafting, standup paddleboarding, scenic floats, and Fernie Canada kayaking. Adrenaline seekers will experience Class 4 rapids in Elk River Canyon on a Whitewater Mammoth Rafting adventure. Try something new on your family vacations as this rafting thrill ride holds up to six. Not only will you whitewater raft, but you’ll also be able to step up the trill with the opportunity to do cliff jumping as well! Milder thrills are also offered at Mountain High Adventures for those with little ones along. No matter what adventure you choose, you’ll have an amazing day on the water in Fernie Canada.
Family-Friendly Fernie Accommodations for Summer Activities
After a day out in the sun, why not come back to our spacious Fernie BC lodging to relax with our on-site movie theater room? We include a DVD library so that the kids will be able to come down after an exciting day outdoors, while you relax in our hot tub or sauna! Our family-friendly rooms include bunk beds and a queen bed. They can also be made into pet-friendly lodging, so that you’re able to bring the entire family along. To browse through our Fernie accommodations to see what is best for your family vacations, visit us online! Get in touch with our staff about booking your stay; call 1-250-423-4622!
Firstly, I need to tell you that I am not a ‘crafty’ person. I am pretty good at drawing stick people but that is about the extent of it. After enjoying a summer of outdoor adventures, Fall is the perfect season to look at Fernie’s Cultural scene. And what better place to check this out than the Arts Station – the hub of the cultural scene in Fernie. Boasting two Art Galleries, a 100 seat Theatre, Craft and Painting Studio as well as a Pottery Studio, there is a ton of activities to choose from! While I am not a ‘crafty’ person, I am a ‘wine’ person and I REALLY loved the movie Ghost so I was pretty excited about giving Wine & Wheel Wednesday a go. Clink the wine glasses and cheers to the next Deskie Adventure!!
Wine & Wheel
Bottle of wine in hand I showed up at the Arts Station ready to let my creative flag fly! The evening is facilitated by the very talented (and very patient!) Kerri Holmes, downstairs in the pottery studio. Tasked with making sushi plates and bowls, Kerri showed us some different techniques and then let us loose on the clay. Some of our group had done pottery a few times and for some like me, it was their first time.
With Kerri’s tutorial here I was making plates and bowls instead of carving stick figures into the clay and focusing on the wine! I even learnt some new terminology like, ‘centering the clay’ on the wheel and ‘throwing off the hump’ to make small bowls. My masterpieces include a couple of sushi plates and a couple of bigger bowls (…think more soup bowls than soy sauce bowls). The price for attendance includes the clay, glazing and firing. I pick my pieces up next month and cannot wait to see how they turned out! Guess what my friends are getting for Christmas!!?
Covered head to toe in clay and really happy at my ‘crafty’ accomplishments, now I am pretty good at drawing stick people AND kind-of-ok at making clay plates and bowls! I had an absolute blast and would recommend getting along to try Wine & Wheel Wednesday while you can. Grab some girlfriends or boyfriends and make a night of it!! Hold steady on those wines though; no one wants to see you re-enacting THAT scene from Ghost.
The Arts Station really does have something for everyone. If getting down and dirty with the Wine & Wheel is not your thing, check out the Rhumba dance lessons, the Fall Concert Series or the Gallery when brunching at the amazing Blue Toque Diner. The Gallery is currently showcasing ‘Exploring the Elk’ with Mark Locki. The photos are seriously stunning!! See what else is on offer at the Arts Station events page.
If you have been looking for a way to more involved in the Fernie community there are plenty of options at the Arts Station. You can become a member, volunteer, donate or help with projects. However you get involved it is a pretty sweet investment in the Fernie Arts & Culture future!
What to do in Fernie!
Frosty mornings, colourful mountains and extra clothing layers needed, we have well and truly transitioned into Fall. The fishing is still fantastic, the biking and hiking views just keep getting better buuuut it is definitely a great time of year to start indoor activities like Wine & Wheel Wednesdays at the Art Station! Check out the Art Station website for their latest events or the Tourism Fernie events page to keen up to date with what is happening around Fernie!