Many visitors travel to the Canadian Rockies to take advantage of the best winter sports in Fernie while staying at Red Tree Lodge. There are many things to do in Canada in the winter. Try skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, fat tire biking, and snowshoeing. Fernie, BC weather brings the perfect temperatures for spending time outdoors. Sunny bluebird days are meant for shredding fresh powder on the slopes! Find out why taking a trip to Fernie, BC during winter in Canada should be on your bucket list.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Fernie Alpine Resort is officially open for winter in Canada until April for those who are looking to ski and snowboard! Outdoor enthusiasts can head to the resort at 9:00 a.m. daily. You can hit the slopes and enjoy as many as 142 runs. There are a variety of green for beginners, blues for intermediates, and of course, black and double diamond runs for the experts! The resort has a thriving nightlife for those looking for things to do in Fernie after a day outdoors. No need to worry about packing your gear as you’ll be able to grab rentals and last-minute winter gear at the Fernie Alpine Resort.
Snowshoeing in Fernie
Explore the breathtaking natural wonderland of winter in Canada while staying in Fernie by trying something new like snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. The Fernie Nordic Society maintains a trail grooming report on their site. You can also explore the Fernie trail system on your own or opt for a guided tour at Fernie Alpine Resort or Island Lake Lodge. You’ll have the opportunity to traverse many different types of terrain. There are old-growth forests with riverside views, or explore the mountain trails with towering cottonwood trees. All are available while spending time in Fernie, BC. Learn more about where to start, what to wear, where to rent gear, and the top locations for snowshoeing during winter in Canada, here!
How to Prepare for Winter Sports in Canada
Join us next month as we go over More Winter Sports in Fernie, which features snowmobiling and fat-tire biking. No matter what you do, be sure to wear the correct winter gear exploring the outdoors in Fernie, BC. Wearing lots of thin layers will allow you to shed layers throughout your winter activities. Wearing synthetic or wool socks is a must as you’ll be sweating throughout your daily adventures. You don’t want to have wet feet throughout the afternoon! If you forget any essential outdoor winter gear, don’t panic. Fernie, BC, has a variety of shops downtown where you can grab any last-minute items you may have left behind.
Package Deals on Winter Sports in Fernie
Fernie, BC has become a popular winter vacation destination. Many people visit to explore and try the different winter sports in Fernie. We offer ski and stay packages and can help you arrange other sports like cat skiing and more as well. Book now as our rooms at Red Tree Lodge tend to fill up fast during the beautiful season of winter in Canada. To get in touch with our welcoming staff about your upcoming getaway, please give us a call at 1-250-423-4622 or for convenience book online!
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!
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!