Property at a Glance: Timberline Lodges
Fernie is popular for outdoor recreation no matter the season. In the fall, visitors flock to the surrounding Canadian Rockies to see the fall foliage, fly-fish, or mountain bike and hike on miles of trails. After the first snowfall, Fernie becomes a ski destination, and Timberline Lodges’ collection of condos are situated right at the Fernie Alpine Resort.
- Fully equipped condominiums: Most of the units in the Balsam and Juniper lodges come with a fully equipped kitchen, electric fireplace, and spacious living area. Some feature outdoor pools or a shared hot tub.
- Downtown Fernie is just 5 minutes away. Head here to shop the boutiques or grab a bite to eat.
- Aquatic adventure: Navigate churning rapids on the Elk or Bull Rivers on a whitewater-rafting excursion
- Tee off at the 18-hole Fernie Golf and Country Club, where you can get stunning views of the surrounding peaks from many of its holes.
Fernie, British Columbia: Historic Mountain Town with World-Class Outdoor Recreation
Fernie began as a coal-mining boomtown in the 1870s and reinvented itself in the 1960s with its namesake ski resort. The town’s western-facing location in the Lizard Range of the Canadian Rockies makes it a popular spot for skiing—the slopes are blanketed with more than 30 feet of snowfall annually.
You can get a good idea of what life was like in Fernie at the turn of the century in the downtown area, which has a number of historical buildings. For more context, pop into the Fernie Museum to see ski artifacts and photos of the city through the years.
Of course, you’d be remiss to spend all your time in Fernie cooped up indoors. After the snow melts, you can go mountain biking and hiking amid alpine meadows. The fishing is also superb in this region; cast a line at the Elk River, St. Mary River, or Kootenay River.