Picturesque landscapes and an abundance of trout and salmon are arguably the primary reasons for anglers from all over North America to choose Fernie, British Columbia, for their fly fishing destination. We want to make the endeavor easier for you by providing a brief river guide to help maximize your Fernie fly fishing experience.
You may know the city of Fernie BC for being an activity destination. You’ll be skiing the slopes, boarding, fishing, and riding your mountain bike through the trails near Red Tree Lodge. What may not be quite as obvious is that our town is full of talented, hardworking artisans. From the local artists of Fernie BC to the craft beer enthusiasts creating unique, flavorful brews, Fernie loves to create! After a long day of exploring the activities in Canada, you will want to spend some time in Fernie quenching your thirst and relaxing with a refreshing adult beverage or two. Smokehouse might be closed right now, but we can still recommend other options for you in town. Continue reading to find out the best local stops in Fernie BC to grab a drink, unique to the area. That’s local flavour!
As the end of summer approaches, people may wonder, “What is there to do on a fall vacation in Fernie?” Well, the short answer is plenty. The warm temperatures begin to simmer down, but there is also a slight decrease in tourist travel, making an ideal situation for those hoping to avoid crowds during their British Columbia vacation. The fall season in Fernie means the Canadian Rockies surrounding the alpine town showcase a delightful display of reds, oranges, and yellows throughout Elk River Valley. As such, the nearby landmarks and attractions take on a whole new persona, making it an excellent time to take photos, go for a hike, plan a fishing trip, or simply take in the scenic beauty presented by the East Kootenay region. Below we provide some ideas for things to do in Fernie during your fall getaway.