For those staying at Red Tree Lodge who wish to explore the arts of Fernie BC, we suggest taking a self-guided tour to check out our many local artistic creations. Fernie is full of culture, history, and many types of artwork created by amateur and professional artists. You’ll find local photography, handcrafted items, paintings, sculptures, and more displayed throughout town. Whether you’re looking to take a break from all the Fernie Mountain biking adventures you’ve been having or would like to do something on a rainy day, checking out the creative scene will be a fun way to spend an afternoon. Here are a few places to check out near our Fernie BC lodging.
Fernie Arts Co-op
Not only will you find local art creations at the Fernie Arts Co-Op, but you’ll also find many gifts to pick up for loved ones back home. While walking through the historic downtown area in Fernie Canada stop into the co-op where you’ll find many items on display. Pick up paintings, handcrafted soap, home furnishings, accessories, woodwork, and fine art prints— the list goes on. The local co-op provides a space for local artisans to sell their work to the community and will be one of your favorite stops!
The Arts Station and A Hardy Town Sculpture
Outside of The Arts Station, you’ll find A Hardy Town Sculpture which was created by Michael Hepher and Paul Reimer. The sculpture represents the history of The Great Fire of 1908, which claimed five-million dollars worth of property in Fernie, BC, in less than 90 minutes. While no lives were taken in the fire, this piece of the arts of Fernie BC represents a defining moment in our history and will be permanently displayed in front of the gallery. The Arts Station provides a rotating gallery show every month and is open daily.
On the first floor of the Fernie Museum, you’ll find This is Our Fernie, a permanent exhibit where you’ll learn about the rich history of our beautiful town. The museum also has a welcome center where you’ll be able to pick up visitor information that will give you an idea of things to do in Fernie, BC, during your stay. On the second floor, the Museum Gallery features works of regional as well as local artists work and rotating historical exhibits.
All Kinds of Beauty
This fall, we are proud to have a new public installation of the art of Fernie BC with the completion of Michael Hepher’s mural All Kinds Of Beauty. Designed to represent the whole of the community and reflect everything that makes us who we are in Fernie – the outdoors, our native heritage, local industry, and more. The mural will be officially unveiled on October 15th, 2019. While visiting the Red Tree Lodge, why not go check it out?
Shared Toys with Your Stay
When you’d like to take a break from all the hiking, fishing and exploring outside, we strongly encourage you to take a self-guided art tour during your getaway. Our Fernie accommodations are centrally located to all the town’s many attractions, so you won’t have to travel far to check out the local art scene. We also provide bikes to use in our shared toys where you may opt to cruise down to the river or ride into town. Explore our accommodations and shared toys online. Please call 1-250-423-4622 to book your stay.
If you haven’t noticed by now, our staff at Red Tree Lodge loves to stay active by taking advantage of all the beautiful trails for mountain biking and hiking in Fernie. When you’re looking for places to explore nearby, ask our staff to point you in the right direction or check out the Fernie trail map. Planning to stay active during your vacation will be easy. We provide bikes, frolf discs, and other supplies for the outdoor enthusiast. Here are some great options for when you’d like to get out and stretch your legs during your stay.
James White Park in Fernie
Grab your friends, our shared toys frolf discs, and head to James White Park for an afternoon full of fun and disc golf! The park features an 18 hole Disc Golf Course where you can challenge your friends to a round or two. Not only does the park feature the Lizard Range Disc Golf Course, but there are also many trails for walking near the Elk River. The Montview Trail is the perfect place to explore while hiking in Fernie as it intersects with many other recreational trails. When you’re exploring Fernie, BC to stay active during vacation, James White Park is a great place to spend the day!
Mountain Biking in Fernie
The Fernie mountain biking season begins around April each year and lasts through late October. The trails for mountain biking in the area are seemingly endless, and most are just minutes from our Fernie accommodations. If you’d like to have a quick warmup before hopping on one of the 110+ trails, head to the Dirt Jump and Skills Park to test your agility. There are never ending trails in Fernie, BC to stay active during vacation. Our welcoming staff will point you in the right direction for all your Mountain biking needs. As a special treat for those who bring a bike, we offer a full range of mountain bike-friendly amenities such as a storage room and bike wash.
Fernie BC Lodging
During your stay, we provide our shared toys to use to ensure that your family vacations are full of adventure. Play board games or purchase a bag of popcorn from our front desk and lounge in our Movie Theatre room. After a long day out hiking in Fernie, relax in our hotel hot tub to unwind. To browse through our Fernie accommodations and amenities, visit us online. Give us a call to book your stay at 1-250-423-4622.
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!