Winter fun in Fernie. Photo by the Free Press.

Fernie winters offer lots of fun for families

Inside or outside, find plenty of ways to keep busy

Families find a lot to love during a Fernie, BC, winter.

Fernie is cut with trails specifically for the cross country skier, with trails ranging in dif culty from novice to expert. Both the Fernie Golf Club and Elk Valley Nordic Society have trails suitable for beginners. To find the trail suitable for your family, visit Fernienordic.com

For a winter day in the fresh air, grab a Thermos of hot chocolate and your toboggan and head over to the hill behind the dirt jump park, adjacent to the Aquatic Centre.

A day at Fernie Alpine Resort is a great way to spend family time. Young skiers and snowboarders can sign up for a lesson with an experienced instructor at the resort’s Winter Sports School. With a variety of lessons available ranging from group lessons to private lessons, children to adults,there is something to suit every ability, schedule, and budget. Visit Skifernie.com to learn more.

Strap on the skates and spend a day on the frozen lakes and ponds in the Fernie area or visit the Fernie Memorial Arena during public skating hours. Another option for skating is the outdoor NHL-sized ice surface located next to the Fernie Aquatic Centre.

If you prefer a quick dip, or a leisurely soak in the hot tub, drop by the Fernie Aquatic Centre and enjoy the 25m competitive pool, a leisure pool perfect for children and water slide.

To view the schedules for both the Fernie Aquatic Centre and Fernie Memorial Arena, follow the links at Fernie.ca

The Fernie Heritage Library offers a number of weekly programs for children of all ages, including storytimes toddlers and preschoolers, Lego club and Teen Drop-In card games, plus special events.

Learn more about local history with a visit to the Fernie Museum, stop by The Arts Station on 1st Avenue to learn more about this historic building, or visit theartsstation.com/calendar to see what is coming up.

However you spend your day, wrap it up over a warm cup of something delicious from one of Fernie’s downtown restaurants.

Editor’s note: While many of BC’s facilities are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, plan for future adventures here and throughout the West Coast at westcoasttraveller.com.

British ColumbiaCanadafernietravel

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Possible Kermode Bear spotted near Castlegar

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run on May 27

District of Elkford rolls out four phase reopening plan

Phase two will begin in mid May with the reopening of some public outdoor spaces

Fernie Fox Hotel donates $5,000 to Fernie Pets Society

The donated money is going towards the development of the Railyard Dog Park

Proposed changes afoot for Fernie’s Second Avenue

The change would allow businesses to extend patios to serve more clients

Fernie Alpine Resort to reopen this summer

The resort will open for summer operations on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Mission prison COVID-19 outbreak ends, 9 new cases in B.C.

New positive test at Port Coquitlam care home

Man who bound, murdered Vancouver Island teen still a risk to public: parole board

Kimberly Proctor’s killer is still ‘mismanaging emotions,’ has had ‘temper tantrums’

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

Revelstoke woman finds welcoming letter on her Alberta-registered truck

There have been multiple reports online of vandalism to vehicles with Alberta licence plates

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

B.C. businesses ‘can’t shoulder burden’ of COVID-19 sick pay

Trudeau’s plan should be tied to federal emergency aid

B.C. teacher reprimanded for sharing homophobic and sexist memes, making racist comments

Klaus Hardy Breslauer was accused of making a laundry list of concerning decisions as a science teacher

COVID-19: B.C. too dependent on foreign food production workers

New B.C. job site links unemployed with farm, seafood work

Most Read