Summer is coming…I can feel it! Yes, we’ve had our unfair share of the 'monsoon’ and the Elk River is challenging the very banks that guide it through our beautiful valley, but everything is looking so green and lush. Riding our mountain bikes along River Road to Morrissey (we chose to stay off single tracks to preserve them until they are able to dry out) on Sunday afternoon took longer than usual because we kept stopping to take in the spectacular views…okay fine, we may have also stopped to ensure our lungs weren’t splayed on the road behind us after what seemed like endless steep uphill sections….but the scenery definitely helped the recovery process! That’s the thing about Fernie…it is positively therapeutic. Speaking of which, we are home to some of the best massage therapy in BC and after partaking in all the outdoor activities you can possibly fit into one day, what better to do than book an appointment in one of our many spas for some relaxing and pampering?
There are always lots of events and activities happening throughout the summer in Fernie, but I think what I am most excited about is Fernie Alpine Resort’s new Aerial Playground & Rippin' Zip Line! My adrenaline starts pumping the minute I think about taking that leap of faith and traversing through the rope course….60 feet off the ground…woohoo! They are having a summer operations preview weekend on June 23 and 24 and then open 7 days a week as of June 29. I will be first in line on June 23….come join me won’t you? I can even organize your Fernie accommodation! We have a great SPECIAL for the preview weekend and awesome mid week and long stay specials available all summer whether you choose to rent a cozy cabin or a condo suite.
The Elk River opens for fishing on June 15, the Fernie Raft Race happens on June 20 and there will be a Travel Photography Workshop at Island Lake Lodge June 25 – June 28. Following closely is the 3 day multi-staged Furious 3 Mountain Bike Race June 30 – July 2 and further into the summer athletes from around the world gather in Fernie as they negotiate our famous single tracks for the epic mountain bike race known as the TransRockies. How much adrenalin can you handle in one summer? Come to Fernie and find out!
Now although summer is only just starting to paint us with her bronzer, it’s never too early to plan your ski vacation packages for next season. Call us today and we’ll make your Fernie BC dream getaway come true!
Love Fernie in the Summer!