Winter Sports in Fernie

By / 15th February, 2020 / Adventure, Fernie, Sports, Things to do / No Comments

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!

3 Top-Rated Romantic Things to do in Fernie, Canada, for Couples

The season of romance is in full swing in Fernie, Canada.  There’s no better time than now to plan your romantic escapes to Red Tree Lodge. If you’ve never spent time in Fernie, BC, you’ll come to realize that we’re a destination location for romance once you visit. Whether you’re going on an anniversary trip, romantic getaway, or honeymoon, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Fernie that will connect with your loved one. 

Plan a Hike

With spring comes refreshing Fernie weather. Our the trees begin to flourish into beautiful shades of green and flowers start to bloom. The adventurous couple will love the hiking opportunities located close to the lodge.  Why not get out and stretch your legs? Make your way to Fairy Creek Waterfalls, where the hiking trail is dotted with shaded areas and well-marked signage that eventually leads to a stunning waterfall. The Matheson Falls is another hidden gem that’s located on Coal Creek Road near the 41-mile marker. Because the trail is in a secluded area, find out more information about Matheson Falls here

Grab a Drink

intimate dinnerFernie, Canada, is a destination location known for skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. It’s also full of local artists and craft beer enthusiasts. After a long day of exploring the outdoors in spring, you may want to spend time relaxing on your romantic getaways. Fernie Distillers offers locals and visitors a place to post up and try a new cocktail. They feature a variety of unique cocktails with incredibly talented bartenders.  That makes for a fun experience on a night out on the town! Fernie Brewing Company also offers the local taste of Fernie.  Try their staple IPAs and core brands such as a Bavarian pilsner, huckleberry ale, or a West Coast pale ale. 

Enjoy an Intimate Dinner

The service you’ll receive at the Smokehouse Restaurant is second to none. For your convenience, it’s attached to our lodge!  It’s always important to enjoy an intimate meal together as you spend time in Fernie, Canada. You’ll be able to indulge in the mouth-watering slow-cooked meats such as juicy hickory-smoked braised brisket sandwich or applewood smoked pork belly. The restaurant also features other options such as our famous ribs, the cherrywood-smoked chicken leg, or vegetarian options, including the smoked vegetable ratatouille or haloumi burger. 

Weddings at Red Tree Lodge

While Fernie, Canada, is an excellent spot for a romantic getaway, it’s also a destination location for your wedding! Let us help you plan your special day with a beautiful reception ceremony at the Smokehouse Restaurant attached to the lodge. We’re partnered with Silver Lining Events in Kootenays that will help you execute the wedding of your dreams. You may also reserve a block of rooms for your guests at the lodge, which includes a variety of room sizes, along with our Mount Fernie Suite for the bride and groom. Please visit our Weddings page to learn more about what we can do for you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Red Tree Lodge at 1-250-423-4622.

Explore the Arts of Fernie BC

By / 4th October, 2019 / Fernie / Off

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-opCo-op Arts of Fernie BC

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 SculptureFernie Arts Station 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.

Fernie MuseumThis Is Our Fernie

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

Arts of Fernie BC MuralThis 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.