Adventures in Fernie!
Spring is in full swing in Fernie, with the sun casting it’s bright warmth sun on us daily for the past two weeks. It’s a treat and residents and visitors alike are out making summer memories with their adventures in Fernie.
If you’ve never experienced a Summer in Fernie before, you’ll often hear residents say “I came for the winter, but stayed for the summer”. These residents were most likely once visitors and experienced the legendary snow conditions we receive each winter, but then discovered that summer in Fernie has so much more to offer. The gorgeous surrounding mountains, the endless walking, hiking and biking trails, world renowned fly fishing, markets, socials, golfing…. Not sure which of these adventures in Fernie to choose? Let us help you decide!
Popular for it’s fly fishing and located only 4 blocks behind the Red Tree Lodge is the Elk River. Spend a day with local guiding company Elk River Guiding Company as you fish the waters that are home to one of the largest remaining populations of wild, pure-strain Westslope Cutthroat Trout. If you’re short on time, the fly fishing conditions are still great from the river banks. Remember all fishing requires a BC Fishing License.
Thanks to two great volunteer organizations, the Fernie Mountain Bike Club and the Fernie Trails Alliance, Fernie’s walking, biking and hiking trails are maintained and available for everyone to enjoy. Enjoy a leisure afternoon walk along the river and finish downtown enjoying dinner and a drink on the patio at Nevados, The Brickhouse, The Northern or The Loaf. Be sure to stop by the Front Desk to get your Loaf card for your FREE beer from Fernie Brewing Company with a purchase of $20 or more on food. If you’re looking for an adventure with a bit more adrenaline, then mountain biking Fernie’s extensive trails is for you. With trails for every skill level and with the help of the Fernie Trails Alliance trail map (also available at the Front Desk for purchase), experience beginner trails like Coal Creek Heritage trail or for big thrills, try Eco Terrorist. After a great day on the trails, wash all the hard work off with the help of our bike wash station. We also provide secure bike storage or you have the option to bring your bike in your room (a policy must be signed).
White Water Rafting
Looking for family adventure in Fernie and don’t mind getting wet? Enjoy white water rafting adventures with Mountain High Adventures! Choose between a leisure afternoon float down the Elk River, providing ample opportunities to view wildlife and surrounding mountains or for more adventure choose between the Raging Elk Canyon or Bull River, both providing class 2/3/4 rapids. Both white water rafting adventures come with a delicious afternoon lunch alongside the river. Guests of the Red Tree Lodge can enjoy this adventure with our Stay & Play packages. Our Front Desk will book your rafting trip for you, while helping you save between 5-10%!
The Fernie Golf & Country Club provides an 18 hole championship course that’s very playable for beginners but still offers challenges for even the best players.