The Ultimate Fernie Bucket List


A charming mountain town in British Columbia is located on the western approach to Crowsnest Pass in the Canadian Rockies. Fernie, a small town with just over five thousand population, is known for its snow, Chinook winds, and natural beauty. It is an adventure playground for those who love skiing and snowboarding.

There is a lot to do in Fernie and spending a week in the area is easy. But if you are still unfamiliar with the place, here are some of the best things to do when visiting this magnificent town.

Roam Around Downtown

Despite being a small town with a small population, there are numerous establishments in Fernie’s downtown area. Most of them are located on 2nd Ave, just a few minutes from most accommodations in town. Many restaurants and cafes provide great food options for those looking to have a scrumptious meal, such as The Brickhouse and Fernie Distillers.

Cross-Country Skiing

Located in the beautiful East Kootenay Rockies, Fernie is a skier’s paradise. The town boasts an average of 875 cm of snow annually, making it one of Canada’s top ski destinations. Fernie is also a snowshoeing destination. Fernie has an extensive network of trails offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. This is also a great way to get a workout in the mountains.

Fernie is home to the Fernie Nordic Society, a group of locals who enjoy cross-country skiing. They have part-time paid staff, as well as a volunteer trail groomer. The organization aims to offer locals low-cost and easy access to winter fitness activities.

Mountain Biking

Fernie is also a mountain biking mecca. It has a long mountain biking history and many trails to choose from. The area has something for everyone, from a leisurely ride to a serious enduro lap. Fernie has five main riding areas. The site is also home to Mt. Fernie Provincial Park, one of the most popular trails in the area. This trail network has super-loamy soil and a thriving natural ecosystem. The trails are also known for flowing lines and diverse difficulty levels.

The Fernie Mountain Market

Whether you are looking for locally sourced produce, delicious baked goods, or artisanal products, you’ll find everything you need at the Fernie Mountain Market. This festival, held every Sunday in the summer and autumn, brings forth vendors from across British Columbia.

The Fernie Brewery Company

Rugged west coast lifestyles inspire Fernie Brewery Company, just a short drive north of downtown. They’ve been putting out solid seasons for years. The brewery is part of a tight-knit community in Fernie, BC. The brewery is part of the BC Ale Trail and has a full-service tasting room. They also offer tours and growlers. They use quality ingredients and Rocky Mountain water to brew their beer. The brewery is open from 10 AM to 6 PM, seven days a week.

If you are looking for dog-friendly rooms in Fernie, you should check out Fernie Fox Hotel. We are located right off Hwy 3 and are the closest accommodation to the Fernie Alpine Resort. Contact us now by calling (250) 423-6788 or emailing