What’s new in Fernie?
This tourism-based community is bursting with opportunities
For anyone who has been to Fernie, it will come as no surprise that there are new and exciting changes in the works. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, this bustling little city is gearing up to be even more spectacular as a tourist destination.
Experience the mountains
One new attraction that the locals are buzzing about is the new Zipline & Aerial Park at the ever-popular Fernie Alpine Resort. With a preview opening on the weekend of June 23 and 24, the park will officially open its doors for the 2012 summer season on June 29, and it will remain open seven days a week until the season ends on September 2.
In addition to the new zipline at Fernie Alpine Resort, the Lift Access Bike Park will also be operating seven days a week between June 29 and September 2. The bike park and extensive local cross-country trails offer a mountain bike experience touted as being among the best in British Columbia.
On the subject of mountain biking, The Guide’s Hut in Fernie has started up Fernie Bike Guides this summer to host mountain bike camps and local trail guiding services.
Fostering an active lifestyle
There are several other ways to enjoy Fernie’s outdoor playground. Women on the Fly offers ladies-only fly-fishing opportunities, and Bull River Horseback Adventures provides half-day, full-day and multi-day horseback adventures in the Bull River Valley. Top off the day with a cowboy dinner that is sure to satisfy.
After an active day, relax at Spa 901, the new destination spa situated in a restored historic schoolhouse.
After an active day in Fernie, a few tasty treats are in order. Beanpod Chocolate is a new business where you can watch chocolate being made from scratch. The Lunchbox is also new to town, offering homemade menu items.
Other essential stops on your culinary tour include the authentic and reasonably priced Smokey Mountain Pasta and Happy Cow Ice Cream, a highway-side stop that sells homemade ice cream and desserts made with love.
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