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As the only community to be included in a stage every year since the inception of the world-renowned TransRockies, Fernie is synonymous with mountain biking.

Loops of single track leave from and return to downtown Fernie, making the ease of access second to none. Push yourself on the steeps or enjoy family time on Fernie’s community trail network. Session at the Dirt Jump & Skills Park featuring large and small dirt jumps, wooden bridges, obstacles and a pump track. Winter is no reason to put away the bikes in Fernie, as plenty of fat biking trails to explore during the snowy months. Whatever your choice of trail, Fernie has you covered.

Be sure to purchase the Mountain Bike Guide Book for details on Fernie’s trails. Sales of the Guide Book support the Fernie Mountain Bike Club volunteers who dedicate their time to maintaining the trails for all of us to enjoy.

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A Canadian mining town transformed into a healthy living, active playground.


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Legends and Myths – Rich in folklore and campfire tales, Fernie can spin a yarn to entertain any visitor.

Fernie is located in the Canadian Rockies in the southeast corner of British Columbia along Highway 3.

BY AIR:  Calgary International Airport (YYC) is approximately 300km from Fernie with direct international flights from around the globe and is the primary choice for international travellers from Eastern Canada, the US and Europe.

The Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) near Cranbrook, BC is just 115km (approx 1 hr 20 minutes drive) from Fernie. Daily scheduled flights arrive from Calgary and Vancouver with other regular flights from around BC. Charter shuttle and rental car services are available.

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) recieves international flights from around the globe. Connecting flights to Cranbrook and Calgary are available throughout the day. Flight time from Vancouver to Calgary or Cranbrook is approximately 1.5 hours. See below for drive times.


BY CAR:  Fernie is situated on Highway 3 (Crowsnest Pass Highway) that travels from Alberta to the east, and from Cranbrook, BC to the west. Highway 3 is the easiest of all the Highways going through the Rocky Mountain connecting Alberta and BC. For road conditions visit

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5-Day Itinerary: Kootenay Rockies

Downhill rides and flowly singletrack, with trails for all abilities, this 5-day route through the Kootenays is not to be missed. Ride the Seven Summits in Rossland to the downhill bike part at Fernie. Post-ride, fuel up at local breweries in every town.

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Adaptive Mountain Biking in the West Kootenays

Adaptive sports are growing around the world, and British Columbia is at the forefront of adaptive mountain biking trails that help bring the community together so everyone can enjoy the sport of mountain biking.

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Fernie Stoke. Riding Fernie with Vince Mo

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Fall Riding in Fernie,BC

Fall Riding in Fernie,BC  Words and photos by Nick & Steph Nault As the last of the summer heat dissipates and the temperatures start to drop, mountain biking in Fernie, BC enters its’ prime. The fall colours alone are worth a visit to the bike trails, where...

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Exploring Fernie with Guestagrammer Todd Weselake

Exploring Fernie with guestagrammer Todd Weselake May 21, 2017 | Fernie, Trip Stories Meet Todd Weselake, this week Todd shared some of his favourites trail shots from Fernie. Viewing the world through his camera since the late 90’s, Todd has a strong creative sense...

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