Summer Activities

Summer Activities In Fernie

Given a whole week, you still can’t see and do everything there is in Fernie and the Elk Valley. But with an extended stay at The Qanuk, a modern resort right on the Fernie Alpine Resort, you can certainly try!

A lot of the summer activity in Fernie revolves around mountain biking. Every year, bikers come from all around to spin, twist, and skid their way through an epic system of bike trails that criss-cross the majestic terrain of Elk Valley. There are also mountain bike races, dirt jump events, and social rides. You can sign up for mountain biking camps around Fernie and clinics to learn techniques that improve your biking skills and boost your confidence on the trials. From June to September, Fernie is a world-class destination for mountain biking enthusiasts.

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Adventures for All

For sportsmen and adventurists, the lakes and rivers flowing through the Rockies offer opportunities near Fernie for rafting, fly fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. Outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes can satisfy their love of nature with camping, backpacking, and panoramic hikes that accommodate every skill level.

If hiking is more your thing, you can hike through an old growth cedar forest, traverse the Heiko Trail to the triple peaks of the Three Sisters, or walk the 15km Fernie Town Trail that encircles downtown and follows alongside the Elk River. Keep your eyes open for northern flicker, bufflehead, mule deer, and maybe even moose, because every trail winds you through different ecosystems with perfect opportunities for birding and a chance to see amazing wildlife.

In addition to the natural sites, there’s also the beauty and buzz of our summertime communities in the Canadian Rockies. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll right in Fernie’s Historic Downtown to shop, eat, grab a pint, and enjoy the century-old architecture that gives Fernie its charm. Around every corner you’ll discover a bit more of Fernie’s history, and if you’re lucky enough to come during the first week in August, you can enjoy the 2-day Wapiti Music festival in town.

Beyond Fernie, the Elk Valley hosts a full calendar of annual summer events. Every second week in June, for example, the community of Sparwood hosts Coal Miner days, and just a little ways up the road from there, Elkwood hosts the annual Wildcat Days every first week of July. All through the summer in Fernie, live music reverberates around the Rockies, and with tons of shops and open-air markets, you won’t find any ghost towns in the Elk Valley.

The Qanuk resort is your paradise away from home, and is your convenient hub for access to everywhere you want to go and everything you want to do in Fernie this summer. Live music, nature, leisure, sport—right outside your door a world full of adventure, beauty, and relaxation awaits! Set your mind free with new and natural experiences; book your stay at The Qanuk today!

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