• 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.

Image via Aaron Burden


Fernie, British Columbia becomes a paradise in the fall. Beautiful foliage, comfortable temperatures, and sunny days make for an incredible time of year in this BC town. If you’re wondering what to do in Fernie during the fall, we’ve got you covered. From hiking the Canadian Rockies to taking a self-guided walking tour, check out the top three best fall activities in Fernie, BC.


Visiting Fernie means direct access to the Canadian Rockies, which makes this a great place to go hiking. There are hiking trails to suit all levels in Fernie. From short, easy day hikes to multi-day backpacking treks, there are plenty of ways to get out in nature. Plus, fall is one of the best times to go hiking. During this time of year, you can expect milder weather coupled with stunning, brightly-coloured foliage. Fairy Creek Falls is a picturesque yet short hike for families. For longer hikes, be sure to visit Mt Fernie Provincial Park.


Golfing season isn’t over yet! The Fernie Golf Club stays open until at least Canadian Thanksgiving. That gives you several more weeks to hit the links. If you’re short on time, the Fernie Golf Club has an express 1-hour loop option available to golfers. Nestled among the Rocky Mountains, Fernie is the perfect place to play your last golf game of the year.

Heritage Walking Tour

Fernie, BC dates back to 1904, and believe it or not, not much has changed since then. The downtown core has largely been preserved, which makes it a fascinating site for history buffs. If you're interested in learning a bit about Fernie’s town history, we recommend embarking on the Heritage Walking Tour. This is a self-guided tour that will take you to 12 of Fernie’s most iconic downtown historic buildings. You will witness plenty of unique architectural styles and there promises to be many photo opportunities along the way.


If you plan on visiting Fernie in the fall, then you’ll want to book a room at the Fernie Stanford Resort. Right near some of the best fall activities in the area, we combine quality accommodation and luxe amenities with a stunning alpine location.