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!

Planning a Group Outing or Special Event in Fernie, Canada

By / 20th March, 2019 / Fernie / Off

The time to start planning your next group outing or special event in Fernie is right now before all of the town’s conference facilities and guest rooms are fully booked. Red Tree Lodge is one of the only Fernie hotels to provide group-friendly amenities for weddings, family reunions, sports teams, and beyond. Not only do we offer up to 20 percent off group stays, but you’ll also be able to take advantage of our guest kitchen, meeting spaces, free laundry facilities, and so much more! Keep reading to learn more about our first-class amenities, facilities, and service.

BBQ and Picnic Table
Enjoy a meal outside at our guest BBQ

On-Site Amenities

We pride ourselves in providing a world-class experience for large groups, including weddings, family reunions, and corporate retreats. Fernie’s unique blend of natural beauty, exciting outdoor adventure, and downtown charm draw groups of all sizes into our serene slice of the Canadian Rockies. Here’s a short list of our on-site amenities:

Group Outings and Special Events

Groups small or large
We accommodate all groups small or large

Red Tree Lodge, unlike most Fernie hotels, specializes in hosting large groups, including sizable wedding parties. Fernie is a particularly beautiful stretch of the Canadian Rockies, making us one of the premier locations for weddings in British Columbia. Our modern yet affordable hotel has successfully hosted a wide array of groups, events, and gatherings, including:

  • Weddings
  • Family reunions
  • Birthday parties
  • Bachelor/bachelorette parties
  • Anniversary parties
  • Fishing trips
  • Snowmobile getaways
  • Sports teams
  • School trips
  • Motorcycle clubs

Things to Do in Fernie, BC

Adventures out on the river

Regardless of the season, you’ll always be steps away from exhilarating adventures, genuinely stunning beauty, eclectic shopping, and a refreshing pint of craft beer at Fernie Brewing Company. Fernie is known for its legendary powder, world-class mountain biking, spectacular events, and a seemingly endless array of outdoor adventure, including fat biking, golfing, and whitewater rafting. Visit our travel blog for even more inspiration. After each memorable day in the Canadian Rockies, retreat to Red Tree Lodge, one of the only group-friendly Fernie hotels. Indulge in a hickory-smoked braised brisket sandwich at Smokehouse, soak in the on-site hot tub, and enjoy the best sleep of your life inside an ultra-comfortable guest room. Call us today at 1-250-423-4622 to book your next group getaway into the Canadian Rockies!