Summer may well be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Here in Fernie, there are always fun and exciting activities and events happening to take part in! From celebrations of local culture to extreme downhill mountain bike racing, this unique Canadian destination is sure to have something entertaining for everyone. Don’t let this summer end without one more fun family getaway! Book your late-summer vacation with Red Tree Lodge, one of the best Fernie hotels available, and take advantage of the area’s great late season offerings!
Chautauqua Cultural Festival & Fall Fair
Technically still in the last part of summer, this four-day local culture and art fest is held in mid-September. The annual celebration is put on by several community and city organizations and showcases regional art, music, food, and heritage. Enjoy some free live music from some of the best musicians in British Columbia, have lunch with renowned Canadian novelist Wayne Norton (author of Fernie at War), and learn all about the history of this magical place. Visit the fest’s website for more information and specific times of events!
Annual GillBilly Fest
For even more live music fun, make your way from one of the most convenient Fernie hotels down to the yearly GillBilly Fest! Held on the last September weekend, this unique festival sounds like what it is – a combo-celebration of fly fishing and old-time music. If you enjoy casting your line through the air or listening to the sweet melody of a well-worn mandolin, imagine an event combining both! Come experience the variety of music and fishing workshops in beautiful downtown Fernie.
Annual Dirt Diggler Downhill Race
With a vertical descent of over 3,500 feet, this free race is what mountain biking is all about! Take your time navigating down from the ridge to the valley, or ride like a pro and get some serious air. The professionals fly down the course, making the usual hour-long ride last about ten minutes! A small one-time membership fee is charged to ride, and a provided shuttle transports you to the top! Click here for more information on this thrilling event.
Mountain Biking Made Easy
If you want to enjoy even more mountain biking fun out on your own with the family, Red Tree Lodge has got you covered. As one of the most bike-friendly Fernie hotels, Red Tree Lodge offers you numerous on-site biking amenities free of charge. Take advantage of our bike washing station and our bike tuning stand and tools. Keep your cycle safe in the Lodge’s locked bike storage room, and take one of the available townie bikes if you want to just tool around the area. Visit the front desk to receive a trail map from our friendly and knowledgeable staff, or visit the Fernie Mountain Bike Club website for everything you’ll need to know. Red Tree Lodge is your mountain biking destination!
Red Tree Lodge
Don’t let the remainder of your summer season go to waste! Plan a trip to one of the best Fernie hotels and have a little more family fun this summer. Red Tree Lodge in Fernie, British Columbia, will provide you with a variety of entertaining and fun family activities and events! If you are interested in visiting for one of these amazing events, call us at 1-250-423-4622 for potential discounted rates! Visit Tourism Fernie for even more information on the area’s offerings.