Top 5 Fernie Summer Activities

Fernie may be known for its winter activities and proximity to Fernie Alpine Resort, but don’t be fooled, our little town is an amazing in the summer time as well!

We often get asked to recommend Fernie Summer activities, so we thought we’d put our top 5 picks in one place!  So here they are, in no particular order:


1. Float the Elk River

One of life’s simple pleasures is a leisurely float down the beautiful Elk River. Start at the north end of town (near Canadian Tire) and give yourself 1.5 - 2 hours to float through town all the way to the Stanford Hotel. 


What to bring:


Safety note: make sure you find out about river conditions before you go! Log jams and high water can be very dangerous, and we don’t recommend floating without knowing what shape the river is in!! Click here to download the river map and plan your float!


2. Play Disc Golf at the Lizard Range Disc Golf Course

The Lizard Range Disc Golf Course in James White Park was established in 2004 and has been going strong ever since! Shaded by trees, this is a great option for those extra sunny days!


What to bring:


3. Go Stand Up Paddleboarding

Who doesn't love a good SUP?! Whether you're looking for a serene lake experience, or a fast-paced river ride, we have the SUP for you!  


What you'll need:

For a list of recommended local lakes for SUP-ing and swimming, click here.


4. Skateboarding at the local Fernie Skate Park

The skate scene is booming in Fernie, and a $1.28m in grant funding was recently secured for a large scale revitalization of the skate park.


The current skate park has great features including a tight snake run with two bowls (The Death Skillet and The Wok), a 6ft halfpipe, an 8ft quarter pipe with banks, funboxes, volcano, rails, and more! The nearby Sparwood Skate park is also worth a visit!


If you're new to skating, the nearby Fernie outdoor rink doubles as a nice flat riding area for beginners.


What you'll need:


5. Mountain Biking

No Fernie summer list would be complete without a mention of Mountain biking. With an extensive trail network and a variety of awesome local bike shops, Fernie is fast becoming a mountain biker Mecca. 

While we may not have bikes, we do offer some bike apparel and accessories! 

Here are our top picks:


Whatever your summer needs are, Edge of the World has got you covered. Check out our Summer Essentials collection for more Summer picks!