Things to Do in Fernie

Fly Fishing: Spring and autumn are the best seasons for fly fishing in Fernie. And with more than eight rivers in the East and West Kootenays, you’re sure to bag your limits of cutthroat and bull trout. The Elk River, meanwhile, has a reputation for some of the best dry fly fishing in North America.

Canoeing: With more than two dozen lakes within close reach of Fernie, you can canoe across crystal waters that reflect the breathtaking majesty of the mountains that surround you.

Whitewater Rafting: For a little more excitement and a bit more speed, you can book yourself for a day of thrills through stunning canyons and panoramic wilderness with a number of opportunities for whitewater rafting s in Fernie.

Mountain Biking: In the spring or summer, hop on your mountain bike and give yourself a thrill pedaling the 142 available trails in the Lizard Range.

Nature Hikes: Hiking in the Fernie vistas is everything your soul needs. Whether in the Spring, when the wildflowers begin to burst above ground, or in the summer, when the mountains are in verdant splendor, or when the fall colors radiate like a painter’s palette across the hills and valleys, a hike in the Elk Valley is a sumptuous treat for eyes, body, and spirit. Along the trail, your jaw might drop when you get a glimpse of the wonderful wildlife that roams the mountains just outside your room.

There are more things to do during your stay at The Qanuk than you can imagine. From shopping, fine dining, golfing at the base of majestic mountains, sampling the brews at our local brewery, to horseback riding, listening to outdoor music, and just strolling through history along Fernie’s sidewalks—if you don’t get everything done during your first stay at The Qanuk, book your next stay before you head home. It’s time you enjoyed a breather from your hectic life. Plan your Qanuk adventure today!