• 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.


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With warmer temperatures around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning your springtime activities. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast or would just like to take in some vitamin D, we’ve rounded up some of Fernie’s greatest outdoor attractions to get you pumped for the season. Dust off those running shoes, get outside and enjoy these safe outdoor activities with family or friends. 



Take an afternoon and head to one of the many bike trails in and around the town. Many of the trails are accessible from downtown Fernie, making it a convenient activity to fit into any schedule. With apps that provide suggested routes, trail names, and community ratings based on your comfort level, you’ll have all you need to get up and go! Bring your own bike or rent from one of the many locations in the city. As the locals here can tell you, biking is a great physical activity to increase leg strength as well as cardio endurance and can be embraced by all fitness levels. Heading out on a trail is an affordable, family-friendly activity that all ages can enjoy. 



This outdoor activity has gained some traction and popularity this year, with many first-time golfers joining in on the fun. With its rugged mountain peaks and breezy forest air, 

Fernie is one of the best locations to practice your swing surrounded by nature. If you’re lucky, you may even come across some local wildlife on the greens - with moose, elk, coyotes, and deer sometimes seen on these pristine courses. And who knows – maybe escaping the bustle of the town might even improve your swing!



With springtime representing new beginnings, why not try a new sport like disc golf? Spend the afternoon with friends or family learning one of Fernie’s favourite pastimes. Head to James White Park with its course length of 4,800 ft surrounded by scenic views and cottonwoods. Get competitive and challenge your friends and family to a round! 


If you’re looking for a way to energize after a long winter spent indoors, we know the Fernie Stanford Resort is right for you and your family! Our resort is located on the beautiful Elk River and has breathtaking views of our alpine town. Wake up in serenity and spend the rest of the day chasing adventure and fun. Book your stay with us and get ready to make memories!