Although I have been visiting Fernie on a fairly regular basis over the last 2 decades to visit my sister and her family, I only moved here this past September and I have not regretted one single second of living here. Admittedly, there has been a fair amount of precipitation of late, but there are still plenty of things to do in this quaint little resort town. Time to do some exploring and where better than the Fernie Museum or visit the beautiful Fernie Heritage Library housed in the building that survived the Fire of 1908. There is the Vogue Theatre if you’re into popcorn and a movie but one of my favorite places is The Arts Station – the hub of Fernie’s cultural scene. With 2 art galleries featuring our very talented local artists, a 110 seat theatre and painting and pottery studios, there is always something going on!
I’m still on my ‘get in shape for summer’ program and this weekend was no exception. Yes Saturday was wet, but thanks to my stereo blasting out some classic rock, my condo is now spic and span and I’m sure I burned hundreds of calories doing my ‘cleaning dance’ to the Stones, Queen and even a little Zeppelin. Sunday morning looked brighter, so it was time for some outdoor activity. 18 holes of golf…here we come! I mean, even if we did get wet, has anyone actually melted from a little rain?? We headed out for an 8:30am shotgun start, had a great round, lunch in the clubhouse and then off for some mountain biking in the afternoon. We chose to preserve the single track trails and instead headed up to Island Lake Lodge via the road. What a fantastic ride! I will admit however that the last section was all up hill and at one point I may have vocalized a few untoward verbs and adjectives but just quietly enough for my friend not to hear…didn’t want him to think I was whining! The rewards upon arrival at the Lodge are breathtaking mountain views and beautiful log lodges nestled amongst majestic evergreens, perched above a beautiful little lake. They will open their accommodation, restaurant and hiking trails for summer on June 16 and on June 17 they will serve up their annual Father’s Day Brunch.
Speaking of Father’s Day, why not treat dad to a summer getaway in Fernie? We have great ‘summer savings’ accommodation specials – cozy cabins, condos, chalets and resort homes with endless Fernie activities for Dad to partake in. Come stay with us mid week and get your 3rd night 50% off or book a full week and experience Fernie the right way…stay 7 pay 6!
Love Fernie in the Summer!