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!
Love Beer … Love Skiing!
It’s the perfect combination for a winter vacation, so alongside Fernie Brewing Co we are bringing you the best of this cold and crisp duo! Stay and save up to 20% off on our mid-week Beer Lovers Ski Package and we will also throw in a sample pack of the brewery’s craft beer. Think that the fun might tucker you out? No worries, this two-night stay package also includes a 1 pm late checkout. Book now for our standard rooms, or upgrade to a superior room or even a king room on the second floor if you want to enjoy your beer on the balcony and snuggle up on a pillow top mattress with upgraded linens! We are also a pet friendly hotel so you can still book a room if you want to bring your furry friends along.
Fernie’s Home-Grown Craft Brewery
Located off highway 3, the Brewery is passionate about their goal to quench the thirst of the valley. They boast refreshing brews with no additives or fillers and stand by the idea of “Good Beer for a Good Town“. Their flavourful, award-winning craft beers win the hearts of the locals, and hopefully you will be able to pick your favourite. Even though you will have samples waiting for you in your room we recommend checking out the Brewery – it’s just as cool and full of character as their beer is!
Hit the Slopes!
Fernie Alpine Resort is known for its legendary snow fall and reportedly has the highest of any resort in Canada. Itching to get out and play in the powder? Lift tickets are included in this package so you can head up for some skiing (or snowboarding!) – the shuttle pick up is conveniently located right outside of the lodge and will drop you off right at the base of the hill, if you don’t feel like driving. We are also equipped with all the amenities to warm you up, so take a dip in our heated pool, soak in our hot tub or relax your muscles in the sauna after a day out in the cold. Call now to book your stay with us, and bottoms up to an awesome ski vacation!
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.