Trails & Parks
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Fernie has an abundance of Parks and Trails, with views of rugged peaks, rushing waters, and breathtaking natural areas.
Located adjacent to the Elk River, Annex Park is the perfect place to spend an afternoon or a day. A natural area surrounded by two trails, it features a duck pond, grassy open areas and picnic facilities.
Located along the Elk River, Dogwood Park encompasses the area from the West Fernie Bridge (Highway 3 crossing) straight through to Coal Creek. Within it there is the City's boat launch (non-motorized boats only), picnic areas, picturesque viewscapes of the Lizard Range, the Leroux Pond (home to ducks, turtles, frogs and more) and is part of the Fernie Recreational Trail Network.
James White Park
Our largest park, James White Park (formerly known as Mountview Park) has all of the features you would expect from a municipal park - large open areas, ballfields, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, off leash area for dogs, disc golf course - and yet there is still space to find peace and solitude.
Located adjacent to Highway 3, this park has picture-perfect views of the main peaks around Fernie and is also host to our premier playground. Rotary Park has also been home to weddings, community events and during the summer you will find the Mountain Market here on Sundays.
More than 20 kilometers of multi use community trails are easily accessed from all areas of the community:
- Mountview Loop
- Main Town Loop
- Great Northern Loop
- Other Recreational Trails
- Winter Groomed Trail
Winter Trail System
The City of Fernie has great outdoor cross country ski tracks throughout the community. Grooming of the trails take place after an accumulative snowfall where the trail is no longer level and or the groomed sections are undistinguishable. In times of extreme snowfall, leveling of the trail system will take place after the snow event has completed.
We encourage you to try these amazing trail systems with your family.
The City of Fernie is actively working to secure a grooming contractor for the 2022/2023 Winter Season. Please contact Jacquie Hill, Manager of Parks and Recreation, at 250-423-4466 for more information.