• 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.
Photo by Kalen Emsley 



Fernie, BC is a natural paradise, which makes it the perfect spot to go hiking. Mount Fernie Provincial Park is just around the corner, not to mention the plethora of gorgeous mountains to explore in the area (Mt Bisaro, Mt Hosmer, Mt Proctor, Three Sisters, and the Lizard Range, to name a few). Whether you’re in the mood for a short, easy hike or something a little more challenging, keep reading to discover the best hikes in Fernie, British Columbia.


Heiko’s Trail

Heiko’s Trail is definitely the most epic hike in Fernie. Visitors from all over come to hike this 21 kilometre trail that takes you through canyons, mountain meadows, waterfalls, and even the huge Bisaro Cave. If you choose to do this trek, prepare for a long, full day of hiking (about 8-12 hours), but rest assured, the views (and possible wildlife sightings) will be worth it!


Fairy Creek Falls

Are you planning a family hike? We can’t think of anywhere better than Fairy Creek Falls. This trail has hikers following Fairy Creek all the way to a scenic waterfall that sits at the base of Mount Proctor. The waterfall itself promises to be loud, misty and overflowing with water (especially in mid to late spring), which makes it the perfect place to cool off.


Three Sisters

The Three Sisters Trail will have hikers climbing to the peak of the tallest mountain visible from Fernie, Mount Trinity. This hike is not for the faint-hearted! The trail begins the same way as Heiko’s Trail, taking you through caves, canyons, and meadows. However, it diverges shortly thereafter, when you start to head up Three Sisters. Note: Be sure to do this hike on a clear day, as otherwise, the clouds will block the incredible view you get from the top.



If you plan on hiking while in the beautiful alpine town of Fernie, then you’ll want to book a room at the Fernie Stanford Resort. A short distance from some of the best trails in the area, we combine cozy accommodation and family-friendly amenities with an unbeatable location.