Three Family-Friendly Water Activities near Fernie BC

By / 17th July, 2019 / Fernie / No Comments

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 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!

Top Summer Activities in Fernie BC

By / 21st May, 2019 / Adventure, Fernie, Things to do / Off
summer activities in Fernie, BC

Disc golf in James White park

As the sun starts to shine stronger, and the days become longer, we’d like to offer some advice for a fun day out in the sun near Red Tree Lodge with the top summer activities in Fernie, BC. Whether you’d like to spend the day in Fernie mountain biking, playing a round of disc golf at James White Park, or want to explore the local parks, we’ll give you ideas to add to your list of things to do in Fernie BC! Keep the packing light as we provide shared toys such as townie bikes, frolf discs, street hockey equipment, and more. We help you get the most out of your Fernie Canada summer vacations!

Mount Fernie Provincial Park in the Summer

Spending the day in Fernie mountain biking the trails at Mount Fernie Provincial Park will be high up on your list of summer activities in Fernie, BC! Our Fernie hotel is bike friendly, so take advantage of our free townie bike rentals during your stay. If you’re bringing your own mountain bike along, we have an area to tune, store, and wash your bike after a fun day out at Mount Fernie mountain biking. The park has many trails and offers breathtaking views of greenery along the way! You’ll be surrounded by massive Cedar trees, wildflowers, and many shaded areas. Imagine the sounds of trickling creeks echoing all around during your ride. Whether you’re looking to mountain bike, hike, swim or just want to spend the day basking in nature, the park has something for all ages!

Summer river activities in Fernie

White water rafting with Mountain High

Mountain High Adventures

Make a splash this summer at Mountain High Adventures. They’re located just minutes from our Fernie BC hotel. Here you’ll find many watersport activities like white water rafting, standup paddleboarding, scenic floats, and Fernie Canada kayaking. Adrenaline seekers will experience Class 4 rapids in Elk River Canyon on a Whitewater Mammoth Rafting adventure. Try something new on your family vacations as this rafting thrill ride holds up to six. Not only will you whitewater raft, but you’ll also be able to step up the trill with the opportunity to do cliff jumping as well! Milder thrills are also offered at Mountain High Adventures for those with little ones along.  No matter what adventure you choose, you’ll have an amazing day on the water in Fernie Canada.

Family Room

Relax after your adventure in our Family Room

Family-Friendly Fernie Accommodations for Summer Activities

After a day out in the sun, why not come back to our spacious Fernie BC lodging to relax with our on-site movie theater room? We include a DVD library so that the kids will be able to come down after an exciting day outdoors, while you relax in our hot tub or sauna!  Our family-friendly rooms include bunk beds and a queen bed.  They can also be made into pet-friendly lodging, so that you’re able to bring the entire family along. To browse through our Fernie accommodations to see what is best for your family vacations, visit us online! Get in touch with our staff about booking your stay; call 1-250-423-4622!

Best Spring Activities in Fernie, BC

By / 25th April, 2019 / Fernie / Off

Spring has officially arrived here in the jaw-dropping Kootenays of British Columbia. We’ve already started to swap our snow gear for paddles, golf clubs, and hiking boots here at Red Tree Lodge, the top-ranked independently-owned hotel in Fernie, BC. Take full advantage of our springtime savings with a well-deserved escape to our beautiful slice of the snow-capped Canadian Rockies. With so many nature-related things to do in Fernie, BC, you’ll barely have time to bask in our valley’s beauty. We’ve hand-selected three of our favorite spring activities to help make your getaway to the Kootenays one-of-a-kind.

The Best Spring Activities in Fernie, BC

Fernie Golf Club

Dust off the clubs and swing your heart out this spring at nearby Fernie Golf Club, conveniently located within a mile of downtown Fernie. Fernie Golf Club is known for its splendid panoramic Canadian Rockies views. This stunning course is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 golf courses in British Columbia. Wildlife often scurry through the fairways on their way to and from the Elk River.

Self-Guided Canoeing

There is a seemingly endless wilderness to be explored near Red Tree Lodge via canoe. This is why it’s one of the top spring activities here in Fernie, BC. Several stretches of the Elk River provide tranquil, slow-paced canoeing terrain, especially from Hosmer to Fernie. Enter at Hosmer Bridge and exit at the first Fernie bridge. Don’t forget to plan your pick up accordingly. There are also five lakes within 40 minutes of Red Tree Lodge. Fernie’s Maiden Lake is perfect for a paddle. We also recommend a quick day-trip to Surveyors Lake and Baynes Lake. Both of these hidden gems provide exceptionally stunning views of the Canadian Rockies!

Scenic River Floats in Fernie

There’s no denying the allure of rushing down the river in the Canadian Rockies, but whitewater rafting isn’t for everyone. Canyon Raft Company realized years ago that families and rafting novices still have the urge to explore the Elk River’s splendor without the thrill-seeking aspect of whitewater rafting. Canyon Raft Company created a three-hour “River Mild” option that meanders along the Upper Elk River where you’ll drift past glacial-carved valleys, snow-capped mountains, and serene wildlife.

Top-Rated Fernie AccommodationsHotel Room with Three Queen Beds

There are just too many crowd-pleasing spring activities to choose from! But it’s still worth mentioning the seemingly endless hiking trail system in and around Fernie, BC. Take a quick peek at this extensive map to start planning a springtime hiking excursion! Don’t forget to start each morning with a steaming cup of fresh-brewed coffee at dawn and a home-cooked meal in our guest kitchen before heading out into the pristine wilderness. After each full day of exploration, adventure, and relaxation, retreat to Red Tree Lodge for a full rack of braised ribs and craft beer at Smokehouse, one of the premier Fernie restaurants. We have several specialty rooms to choose from, including a romantic Mount Fernie Suite, pet-friendly rooms, and the deluxe family room. Visit us online at, or give us a call today at 1-250-423-4622 to book a well-deserved springtime escape to the beautiful Canadian Rockies!