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!
Spring Has Sprung!
With the weather getting warmer some people may assume that little ski-town of Fernie is packing up and closing down until next winter. Fortunately, that assumption is incorrect as spring in Fernie is yet another season that is jam-packed with loads of activities allowing people to enjoy the weather. The snow banks in town are starting to get smaller, and the roads are getting drier but the mountain still has a healthy coat of white meaning people can still head up and enjoy spring style skiing -a whole new experience compared to riding on powder. The trails are clearing up so the bikes are coming out of winter storage and hiking boots are being laced up. Layers of ice on the Elk River are melting allowing the fisherman their first casts of the season and boat-enthusiasts are already eager bring out their kayaks and canoes. Campfires are being lit, tents and trailers are heading up to the parks for camping, and photographers are venturing out to catch a shot of the animals returning from their winter vacations.
The ski hill has in no way slowed down and this is made clear with all the events they have on for the upcoming weeks. From the Monster Energy Boarderstyle competition to the infamous Hot Dog Day, and even the Coca Cola Slope Soaker, it’s impossible for a dull moment to exist. The town is also keeping busy with live music every week and exciting, themed parties at the bars for people to enjoy after a day spent outside.
Spring Stay Free Promotion
If you are itching to get your goggle tan perfected or to try out your legs on a bike after a long winter, Fernie is the place to be. With our new spring promotion here at Red Tree Lodge, you are able to enjoy all your favourite activities as the new season rolls in. Stay 3 nights and get the 3rd night FREE and don’t forget to ask about out late check out option when you call us at 1-800-977-2977 to book. This promotion is not available if you book online so give us a call and save on your Fernie accommodations!
Biking Adventures in Fernie
What an amazing Spring we’re having here in Fernie – the snow is melting fast and many of the trails around town are already dry, making the biking available out there really, really fun!
Did you know that the Red Tree Lodge is a bike friendly hotel?
We love having you all visit to experience the trails we love, so we’ve added some bike specific features to make it easier; bike wash station, lockable indoor bike storage, and tuning stand and gear too! We have single track bike trail maps available at the desk, and you can even store your bike in your room if you want.
We at the Red Tree are very excited for another incredible summer of biking, hiking, golfing, fishing and all sorts of other adventures – come join us! Keep up with our summer adventures by following us on Facebook.