What can we say? We LOVE Fernie, and this delightful haven was perfect for us. Our children do not want to go home... much like their parents. We look forward to our return.
So here we are at the end of June already! Seriously? What the dickens happened to May? Wow…time flies when you’re having fun and here in Fernie BC there is no end to the fun! Isn’t it time you came for a visit to find out exactly what I’m talking about? Oh you bet! I think you need to see for yourself that I’m not just spinning the yarn! You know….telling a tall tale….no fish stories here…oh wait! Fish stories? Why yes, as a matter of fact there are fish stories! Fly fishing opened on the Elk River June 15….we have incredible fishing and some of the best fishing guides you’ll find anywhere! Just imagine yourself in a drift boat, floating down the river…reeling in the “big” one! Give any one of these renowned companies a call: Elk River Guiding Company, Fernie Wilderness Adventures, Kootenay Fly Shop and Guiding Co. or Fernie Fly Fishing. You won’t be disappointed!
In all honesty, I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed when visiting our beautiful little piece of heaven! There is always something to do…on your own, as a couple, with your friends or your entire family…Fernie is truly where you want to spend some quality time this summer! Whether it’s playing in the new Outdoor Water Spray Park at the Fernie Aquatic Centre, hiking to the highest peak, golfing 18 at Fernie Golf and Country Club or mountain biking our incredible trail system….why would you want to go anywhere else?
Fernie Alpine Resort has their preview weekend coming up in their bike park and then their official summer opening is June 29! Have you tried their Rippin’ Zip Line? How about the Aerial Park Adventure? Really? You haven’t? Well it’s high time (no pun intended) you did! I had so much fun last summer it was hard to keep me away! Who knew I was such an adrenalin junkie? Jumping, twirling, hanging, climbing, stretching....it was absolutely awesome! They’ll be open 7 days a week…no excuses!! You can also treat yourself to a scenic chairlift ride, guided hikes and tours and lunch atop the mountain at Lost Boys Café…and keep your eyes open - you may be lucky enough to see certain members of our local wildlife!
Island Lake Lodge has some incredible hiking trails to offer…a gentle stroll around the lake or head out on one of my favourite trails – Spineback. It is a 3 – 4 hour round trip and highlights not only sub-alpine meadows but also an incredible marine fossil field (including horn corral fossils) so keep you eyes open and your geology book out! Once back down to the beautiful lodges, head to the Bear Lodge Patio where you can order a cold, refreshing beverage and some of the tastiest food in all the land!! Better yet, stay for dinner and enjoy the French inspired Rocky Mountain cuisine in the Ancient Timbers Dining Room...you won't regret it...trust me!!
Now here is an offer I don’t think you could possibly refuse! Hot off the press! Your Summer Getaway awaits you and where better to stay? The Timbers, of course! It’s an executive 6 bedroom log home and sleeps up to 17! Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5. Yes you read that correctly - 2 FREE nights!! Check out these other great deals - King Fir Spa June Special or our Bike & Stay Package. Call us now and let us make your summer dreams come true!
Love Fernie in the Summer!
Photo: View from first bench on Spineback Trail, Island Lake Lodge
Photo Credit: Heather Boyd