Summer Activities

Summer Fun in the Canadian Rockies

Glorious sunny days and fresh mountain breezes combine to make Fernie and area one of the best summer destinations for those who like outdoor adventure and family activities.

To plan your summer Fernie adventure,
call our Central Reservations team toll free at:
1.800.667.9911 (North America)
1.250.423.6878 (International)

Mountain Biking

Fernie is a mountain biker’s top destination, and it’s located in the centre of a huge selection of bush roads, single track and extreme downhill trails. Rentals are available — call Central Reservations to find out more. 1.800.667.9911  or 250.423.6878 (International)

These local stores offer repairs, rentals, gear and bike maps:
Ski (Bike) Base, Board Stiff, Gear Hub, Straight Line and The Guides Hut.

More information regarding trail openings and closures, wildlife sightings etc can be found at 

Give your legs a break from climbing, and experience the thrills of downhill riding by riding the lifts at Fernie Alpine Resort. Day tickets available at Guest Services. Ask us about booking an experienced bike guide for the day - or longer.


Try a round of golf at Fernie Golf & Country Club, the Elk Valley's most scenic location. Opened in 1918 and regarded as a player's dream, this course has something for every player.

Club facts: Par 70 and 6,556 yards long; cart rentals available at the club house. There is a full Pro-Shop and complete food and beverage service available in two venues: the casual Player's Lounge and the terrace overlooking the course. On-course refreshments are available from on-course service carts.
Call 250.423.7773

Wildlife Viewing and Mountain Pursuits

Discover the natural beauty and mystery of the southern Rocky Mountains. Join Fernie Nature Tours. Lee-Anne Walker, local naturalist and environmental educator since 1983, will take you on a guided experience. Lee-Anne is a member of the Federation of BC naturalists, Wildsight, Interpretation Canada, and the Fernie District Historical Society.
Call 250.423.4306

Whitewater Rafting

A number of whitewater rafting companies provide whatever river experience you are looking for. Experience whitewater - or a gentle cruise - along some of the most spectacular terrain of the Canadian Rockies. Three types of trips: thrilling whitewater river rafting; inflatable kayaking; and scenic river floating. From May until September on two unbeatable whitewaters, the Bull and Elk Rivers.


Access a diverse natural environment with more an 60 hiking trails, ranging from backcountry, high-alpine routes to easy strolling paths alongside the Elk River shoreline dike. We’ll help you book an experienced guide who will select the appropriate hike for your family.

Fly Fishing on the Elk River 

World class fly fishing in stunning mountain surroundings. Could it get any better? We have all the info, tips and contact info here... 

Kayaking, Wakesurfing or Sailing on Fernie's surrounding lakes  

Plan a week or two in the area to truly experience the best of the East Kootenays. Click the link above to find out about Fernie's best lakes.