The town of Fernie, British Columbia, is best known for deep, powdery snow that draws downhill enthusiasts to the area every winter. Rich in folklore, culture and other outdoor activities, Fernie has something for the winter sports enthusiast and history buff alike.
Founded in 1898 as a mining town, Fernie has a fascinating historical narrative of disaster and regrowth. To learn about Fernie’s unique history, visit the Fernie Museum. Located in Fernie’s historic downtown, the museum is close to additional attractions such as Beanpod traditional chocolate makers, Fernie Arts Co-Op and several boutiques and outdoor outfitters.
For snowy adventures, head out into nature to go snowshoeing, ice fishing and, of course, skiing. Along the way, keep your eye out for wildlife, including black bears and elk.
After a day exploring the town and the surrounding area, stop in for a drink at the Fernie Brewing Company or grab a bite to eat at the Bridge Bistro. For more information and to plan your Fernie winter getaway, go to tourismfernie.com.