THE Elk River Highway 3 bridge on the east side of town
Capture this river shot with the Lizard Range from the North Fernie Bridge . Access via the Community Trail Network or park in pull out on the east side of the river / bridge .
FAIRY CREEK FALLS Trailhead at 102 Commerce Road
One of Fernie ’ s most popular family-friendly hiking trails . An easy 4km return hike includes a waterfall to get that perfect photo with friends and family . Trailhead starts at the Fernie Visitor Centre .
MT PROCTOR VIEWPOINT Trailhead at 102 Commerce Road
A half day , intermediate hike up Swine Trail to the bench gives big valley views . Popular with mountain bikers this trail is multi-use . Take the same trail back down . Trailhead starts at the Fernie Visitor Centre .
HYPER VENTILATION & Castle Mountain
Trailhead ~ 1.5km up River Road Ext .
A half day , intermediate hike up Roots & half-way up Hyper Ventilation brings you to a valley viewpoint and bench looking west . Take the same way down or extend the hike up another ~ 30 minutes to include Castle Rocks & Castle Ridge viewpoint .
MATHESON FALLS Trailhead ~ 9km up Coal Creek Road
A special place that is off-the-beaten path . Route is fairly flat and easy to navigate but not good for children and prepare to potentially get your feet wet along the creek . At yellow road marker 41 , cross a little bridge , discrete trail on right side .
SCENIC CHAIRLIFT RIDE Fernie Alpine Resort
Take a scenic chairlift ride for a relaxed and easy way to see big valley views . Fernie Alpine Resort offers this great experience daily through the summer and weekends in September . Explore hiking trails , lunch at Lost Boys Cafe or simply enjoy the ride , and views , back down .
MT FERNIE PROVINCIAL PARK Mt . Fernie Park Road
Mt Fernie Provincial Park ’ s lush forest and easy trails provide many photo opportunities . Access Sherwoody Trail from various points within the campground .
OLD GROWTH TRAIL Mt Fernie Park Road
This 8km return intermediate hiking trail is open till October 8th and takes you to Island Lake . The scenic trail features big Western Red Cedars . Parking area and trailhead is ~ 4km past Island Lake Lodge gate .
ISLAND LAKE LODGE End of Mt Fernie Park Road
Island Lake Lodge is a spectacular resort with big views of the Rockies . Open to public and day visitors between June 8th and October 8th . Also enjoy a variety of hikes , a walk around the lake or enjoy the dining patio .
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