COVID-19 Response – Temporary Closure

By / 24th March, 2020 / Fernie / Off

To all our guests,

We at the Red Tree Lodge are 100% committed to doing what is necessary to combat the COVID-19 global pandemic, and to protect our small mountain community.  It is for that reason that we have decided to temporarily halt all incoming reservations until July 1st.

All existing reservations will be cancelled or rebooked, and guests will be notified by email.  Many of you already have.  We encourage all our guests to be socially responsible and stay home in this time of crisis.  We’ll be here for you, ready and waiting, when it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, our core staff are staying safe so that when we re-open, we can continue to give our guests the exceptional stay they have come to expect at the Red Tree Lodge.  We can’t wait to welcome you to all of what Fernie has to offer – great hiking, fishing, bike trails, and more.  Fernie will be ready to be your escape to the mountains, away from the business of the city with dark night skies and clean mountain air.

We’re sorry we aren’t going to see you this spring, but we know it’s for the best.  Together, by staying apart, we are going to beat this challenge and come out strong the other side.  Look out for one another, stay safe, and we’ll see you soon.


The team at the Red Tree Lodge

More Winter Sports in Fernie Canada

By / 5th March, 2020 / Adventure, Fernie, Sports, Things to do / Off

Winter Sports in Canada

Since there are so many outdoor activities and things to do in Canada in winter, we’d be limiting ourselves if we talked only about skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. While many stay at Red Tree Lodge to take advantage of the beautiful Fernie, BC weather for skiing, we’d like to go over a couple of adrenaline-pumping winter sports that can’t be done on foot. We’re talking about fatbiking and snowmobiling! Both winter sports in Canada will get your heart rate up and adrenaline pumping. Without further ado, here’s how you can take advantage of winter sports in Canada during your stay.

What is Fatbiking and Where to Do it

winter sports in Canada

Fatbike in Fernie

A fat tire mountain bike is a slightly different version of a regular mountain bike.  They feature wider tires for stability and to provide more traction in the snow. The best part about fatbiking is that it’s excellent for both beginners and experts. Fernie Alpine Resort now features 8km of well-groomed trails.  They also offer fat tire mountain bike rentals and even offers guided programs for beginners on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Perhaps you’d like to explore fatbiking on your own time. There are versatile fat tire mountain bike trails in Fernie, Canada that offer different challenges with clear signage. Beginners can explore the community riverside trails while intermediate fatbikers may enjoy the Montane area and new trails off Coal Creek Road. If you’d like a bit more of a challenge, try a singletrack trail at Mt Fernie Provincial Park. There you’ll find other challenging paths as well as more comfortable options. Learn more about trail etiquette, locations, and one of the best new winter sports in Canada on the Tourism Fernie Services website.

Snowmobile this Winter in Canada

Snowmobile Fernie

Go sledding!

Looking to snowmobile this winter in Canada while on vacation? Fernie is the right town to get your fill of outdoor activities. The Fernie Snowmobile Association has every bit of information on snowmobiling that you’ll need to know before your day out, including snowmobile events, a Fernie snowmobile map, up to date information on the grooming of the paths and so much more.  Plus our parking lot has lots of space for your trailer if you’re bringing your own sled.

Ghostrider Motorsports is where you’ll find sled rentals and gear that will set you up for a successful day out on the trails when you’d like to explore on your own. Elk Valley Snow Shepherds features snowmobile guides that can teach you all you need to know about snowmobiling this winter in Canada, especially when it comes to the skills you need to ride the backcountry terrain.

Book Now to Secure Your Spot

We’ve covered a whole plethora of winter sports in Canada, including snowmobiling, snowshoeing, fatbiking, skiing and snowboarding.  What are you waiting for? Book your trip to Fernie, Canada, before our rooms fill up! Winter in Canada is a popular and busy time of year in Fernie.  We suggest booking in advance to secure a spot for your upcoming winter escape.

Do you plan on bringing your own fat tire mountain bike? You’ll be happy to know about our mountain bike amenities that are free of charge. Red Tree Lodge will also secure your bike in a storage room or for your convenience, and you may store it in your room if you choose. Learn more about our mountain bike-friendly amenities on our website. Our welcoming staff is eagerly awaiting your arrival, and please give us a call at 1-250-423-4622 to learn more!


Winter Sports in Fernie

By / 15th February, 2020 / Adventure, Fernie, Sports, Things to do / Off

Snow in the mountainsMany 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!