Hotel at a Glance: Cornerstone Lodge
Situated at the top of the Fernie Alpine Resort base village, the Cornerstone Lodge offers panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies. Popular warm-weather activities include hiking, biking, ziplining, and river rafting. Take a scenic chairlift tour for an aerial look at the gorgeous landscape.
- Spacious condos feature gas fireplaces, balconies, and washer/dryers
- Aerial park: Challenge yourself on an obstacle course with ziplines and bridges suspended between trees.
- Downtown Fernie: Located a couple miles away from the lodge, the quaint town offers up plenty of shopping and dining options.
Fernie, British Columbia: Outdoorsy Town in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies
Situated at 3,000 feet above sea level, Fernie, British Columbia, is surrounded by the Canadian Rockies' East Kootenay Range. In 1897, miners began excavating coal from the mountains; shortly thereafter, the coal industry—as well as the nascent town of Fernie—started to boom. Fernie reinvented itself as a vacation destination when it opened its first ski resort in 1963. Recently, National Geographic named Fernie one of the "World's 25 Best Ski Resort Towns."
You can see the mountains up close at Fernie Alpine Resort, about 5 miles outside of town—go hiking or mountain biking in summer, or enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the winter. Historic downtown Fernie has plenty of places where you can shop or grab a bite to eat. The town's entertainment hub, Fernie Arts Center, was formerly a train station; now it houses a restaurant, two art galleries, a pottery studio, and a 100-seat theater, which regularly shows indie films.