The Qanuk Fernie: A Four-season Adventure
The Qanuk ski and extended stay lodge in Fernie, British Columbia, is well-known for its winter sports and legendary powder, but truth be told, it’s a perfect getaway no matter the season.
Because of the unique climate across the Elk Valley and in the Canadian Rockies, ski season usually runs through April. Still, there is plenty of opportunity for springtime beauty. You can take a chairlift up the slopes to walk the trails and admire the tree blossoms and wildflowers coming out of hibernation. If you prefer, bring your bike or rent one and pedal any of the more than 100 trails that criss-cross the peaks and valleys of the Lizard Range. The Qanuk is as legendary in the spring mountain biking world as it is in the winter skiing world.
With average temperatures that range from comfortable to even more comfortable, The Qanuk is your perfect base camp for all the amazing activities, adventures, and musical events that happen all summer long in the Elk Valley. From mountain biking to trail running, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, kayaking and canoeing, there’s so much to do in the mountains that you’ll need more than a few days to experience it all. The summer begins in June with Wildcat Days in Elkford and the weeklong Coal Miner Days festival in Sparwood, both just up the road from Fernie. A mountain vacation at our lodge is sure to be full of activities and excitement. For example, every August the Wapiti music festival echoes across the valley with an outstanding lineup of live music. Contact us today to book your stay!
Picturesque walks amidst the blazing colors of turning trees, cool breezes that invite you to an enjoyable afternoon of golf at the base of the Rockies, a brisk round of disc golf in James White Park—there’s so much to enjoy during the autumn quiet that settles over the Elk Valley as summer winds down. Whispers of winter’s approach will steer you toward the many cozy, savory restaurants in historic Fernie. Our ski and extended stay lodge can provide a multitude of activities during your stay. You can fly fish the pristine waters of the many rivers and lakes that surround Fernie, or rent a canoe for an easy float to enjoy the fall colors. You might even get a glimpse of moose or elk coming down from the mountains.
When the Elk Valley dons its epic powder coat in wintertime, the snowy Lizard Range awaits. What can’t you do when it snows in Fernie? Our ski and extended stay lodge has all sorts of different activities available. You can downhill ski and snowboard, or you can take off cross-country through the backcountry areas of Mongolia Ridge and Lost Boys Pass. For a secluded, out-of-the-way expedition, you can ski the crown land between Fernie Alpine Resort and Island Lake Resort for an overnight stay in one of several ski huts tucked into the majesty of the Canadian Rockies. In the morning you can ski back to your room at the Qanuk just in time for a warm shower or a soak in the hot tub.