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.

Staying Active on Vacation in Fernie

By / 15th August, 2019 / Fernie / Off

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 FernieFernie Bike Wash

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.