Well, another long weekend for the record books…and what a weekend it was! With very little precipitation, Mother Nature fired up her golden ball of sunshine and kept us smiling as we enjoyed all the outdoor activities Fernie has to offer. Whether it was hiking, biking, golfing or merely strolling along the river, Fernie was a hub of activity for the Victoria Day weekend. The restaurants were full and the shops in our historic downtown were abuzz! You know the great thing about long weekends? Your following work week becomes 4 days long and everyone seems to be in a great mood!! They’ve had that one extra round of golf; challenged their biking skills on Swine Flu or Hyperventilation; checked out Castle Mountain or Mt Fernie hiking trails…thank you Queen Victoria for reigning 63 years and 7 months (longer than any other British monarch and the longest female monarch in history) and giving us a holiday to honour you on! Praise the Victorian era!
So although it was back to work yesterday, I was excited because I had decided to partake in the Ladies Day Opening Special after work at the Fernie Golf and Country Club. What a great evening! I played 9 holes and had a delicious 3 course meal all inclusive (that’s what ‘specials’ are all about)…didn’t win any draw prizes but how much fun did I have!! The three ladies I played with were hilarious and somehow we managed to finish our round through gales of laughter that resounded across the golf course – oh and we played well! No really!! It was my first swing of a club this year and I was on fire! The course is in fantastic shape and was a delight to play. So there you go…all you gals out there who want to have some fun and play on our championship course…every Tuesday is Ladies Day and you can go for 9 holes or 18 holes and tee off in the morning or the afternoon. I will be teeing off in the afternoons and if you want to have a whole lot of fun, I encourage you to join me! Call the Pro Shop to sign up and keep an eye out for some of the ‘specials & events’ throughout the summer! In fact, why don’t you call your gal pals, load up the car and head to Fernie for a couple of nights mid-week and we’ll put together a Stay and Spa Package just for you! Give us a call and we’ll set you up in a 1 bedroom Platinum condo or a 2 bedroom Platinum condo with your own private hot tub. How about a quaint little log cabin nestled in the trees? We’ll book you a relaxing 1 hour massage at King Fir Spa…all starting at $99 per person (accommodation and spa). We can also book your round of golf for you because that’s what we do….we make your vacation dreams come true!
Fernie, BC is one of Canada’s most amazing, picturesque playgrounds ever and we want to share it with you…come play with us! We’ll welcome you with open arms….we’ll show you all the fantastic things to do and we’ll be sure to get you the best deal on lodging…whether you’re only 2 people or a few families wanting to spend some time together.
Love Fernie in the Summer!
Photo: View of the valley from the bike trails on Castle Mountain
Photo Credit: Heather Boyd (me)