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.
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 Accommodations
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 RedTreeLodge.com, or give us a call today at 1-250-423-4622 to book a well-deserved springtime escape to the beautiful Canadian Rockies!
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.
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 rates, ranging from 5-20 percent off
- Guest kitchen
- Free laundry facilities
- Three meeting spaces, ranging from 650 to 1,050 square feet
- On-site dining at Smokehouse
- Complimentary adult cruiser bicycles, board games, frisbee golf discs, and movie rentals
- Full catering services
- Wedding facilities
- Extended stays
- Picnic area with a BBQ
- Swimming pool and hot tub
- Pet-friendly guest rooms
Group Outings and Special Events
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:
- 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
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!
Springtime BC Weddings with Red Tree Lodge
There’s no better time than right now to start planning a dream wedding in the scenic town of Fernie, BC. Our gorgeous city sits at the foothills of snow-covered Canadian Rockies and is surrounded by lush forestry and the tranquil Elk River. There are countless ceremony possibilities in our serene wilderness. Fernie also has world-class photographers and event planners who are only a phone call away. Planning weddings in British Columbia is much easier when you choose a stay at Red Tree Lodge. Here’s a quick rundown of what the breathtaking community of Fernie has to offer eager brides and grooms.
As mentioned earlier, there are several popular ceremony locales scattered throughout the city and the surrounding natural wilderness. Recite your heartfelt vows high in the cloudy Rockies outside of Lost Boys Cafe. Say “I do” at Annex Park near a babbling creek with the towering Rocky Mountains in the background. Annex Park is only a five-minute walk from Red Tree Lodge! Mount Fernie Provincial Park, Fernie Golf Club, and “I Dew Point” at Island Lake are also popular choices. Remember to pair your unforgettable wedding with world-class photography from Raven Eye!
Red Tree Lodge proudly provides wedding receptions inside Smokehouse Restaurant, our on-site dining room which seats up to 85 people. Silver Lining Events is our preferred wedding planning service – these talented folks do incredible work, and they’re incredibly flexible! Please call Jody for wedding menu possibilities at 1-800-977-2977. Smokehouse has two fireplaces, three interconnecting sitting areas, and a full bar. Red Tree Lodge is one of the only Fernie hotels that provides an on-site reception space.
Mount Fernie Bridal Suite
All weddings in British Columbia should end with a memorable night with your sweetheart inside a lavish bridal suite. Red Tree Lodge’s Mount Fernie Suite features a soothing jetted tub fit for two, an ultra-comfortable king-size bed, a separate living area, and stunning mountain vistas. To inquire about wedding blocks, please dial 1-250-423-4622.
Springtime BC Getaways
Planning weddings in British Columbia is especially enjoyable because there is an endless array of springtime activities for newlyweds in the Fernie area. Start your honeymoon with spa treatments at Spa 901, a “Java the Hut” coffee milk stout at Fernie Brewing Company, and some Kootenays exploration via canoe, mountain bikes, or an old-fashioned hike. For even more inspiration, visit our travel blog!