• Brown dried trees and vegetation line one side of the Elk River bank and tall conifer pines trees are clustered on the other side with the backdrop of the snow capped Rocky Mountains far in the distance. The Elk River in Fernie, BC on a winter day with brown and dried vegetation, barren trees and sturdy pine trees at the river's banks and snowy Rocky Mountains in the distance.
posted by: Fernie Stanford Resort on: July 30, 2017
Each year, more and more visitors are discovering the charm of Fernie in summertime. Situated in the Elk Valley area right near the border between BC and Alberta, our town is a notable hot spot for fun, outdoor activities. Fishing enthusiasts swarm in for the famously beautiful Elk River right by our hotel, a great spot for fly fishing, white water rafting, kayaking, paddling and more.

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Fly Fishing

Swarming with a variety of bass, brook and trout, from rainbow and bull to brown and cutthroat, the Elk River is a well known fly fishing hot spot. There are tonnes of great spots to cast off from, whether you’d prefer high action river speeds, still, quiet waters, shorelines or boat fishing. Elk river and it’s tributary lakes are internationally known for their emerald waters, offering a unique fly fishing experience. Don’t have equipment? No problem. Ask our front desk about where to find fly fishing equipment rentals, sales, and even guided tours to help you find the perfect spots.

White Water Rafting

Nothing says exhilaration like a white water rafting trip down the Elk River. Mountain High Adventures provides a tonne of exciting rafting adventures for all different skill levels, from the Ultimate River Adventure (two days of rafting and SUPsquatch paddleboarding) to the slow, Scenic Float, perfect for families with youngsters or those looking relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. Find Mountain High Adventure’s base of operations onsite at Stanford Fernie Resort.


Golf lovers can expect some gorgeous, world-class golfing when they visit Fernie, BC. Set against the pristine backdrop of numerous mountain ranges, including Mount Fernie, Hosmer, Proctor, the Lizard Range and The Three Sisters, Fernie Golf & Country Club boasts a championship 18 hole course. The club is open from May until September, with both beginners and intermediate courses featuring tree-lined fairways, water obstacles and more. Rent a cart, grab a bite at their dining room or practice your swing down at their driving range.

World renowned fly-fishing, fast-paced white water rafting, and top-tier golf ranges await in Fernie, BC. Whatever your summer pastime, there’s something for everyone. After a long day out on the driving range, or the rapids or the riverbanks, come unwind at the Fernie Stanford Waterslide Resort, where our well-appointed amenities, comfortable beds and friendly reception will see to it that all your needs are met. Book your stay today!