We have been advised by Fernie Fire and Rescue - Fire Chief Ted Ruiter that: Effective 1:00 MST Saturday Sept. 2nd, due to extreme wildfire hazard, the City of Fernie will be closing all trail access, including Coal Creek Heritage Trail, Old Stumpy, Coal Discovery Trail (Elk Valley Trail), Mt. Proctor Trails accessed from the Visitor Centre trailhead. The Dyke trails will remain open.
The closure also now includes all trails on Canwel, Ridgemont & Montane property.
Thank you for your cooperation.
What does this mean? Full closure of all trails on Crown land. Please see attached list for trails this includes and watch for more information to come.
Mount Proctor Hiking Trail
Fernie Mountain Trail
Mount Fernie Park
Meet at the Aquatic Centre at 1pm for the group ride from Fernie to the Hosmer Ruins. Alternativley you can drive and meet us at the Hosmer Ruins at 5pm for a free BBQ and refreshments. A free shuttle will be provided back to Fernie and Sparwood for bikers.
Please visit www.sparwood.ca for information on meeting time and location for Sparwood ride.
ATTN: SMOOTH SALAMANDER IS CLOSED. (Branch G/ River Road Extension / Three Kings) A cow has met an unfortunate end on this trail. Please keep away from the area as the carcass might attract predators.
As of August 10th, there will be a closed livestock fence impeding passage until a new crossing is installed. This section of trail is closed until further notice.
Please check out Trailforks for the exact location of this trail.
Please see attached PDF for information and guidelines on this trail.
The 90 tickets for the hike and dine ( $100) are now on sale at Island Lake reservation office on 2nd Avenue ( CASH ONLY) and Guide's Hut (CASH AND CARD).
Make sure you fill in the information sheet so we can contact you. Please enter the hike of your choice so we can do the number logistics for the bus. It is understood that you may change your mind at the last minute but give us your best choice of hike at the time of buying the ticket.
Shuttle only tickets ($20) will not be on sale until 3 days previous to the event based on availability of seats on the bus.
Hot off the press! Check out the Elk Valley Community Trail
Bears, biking, hiking… Do you know how to use bear spray?
Come along and learn how to respond to wildlife encounters and get hands on experience using inert bear spray (like the real thing but without the sting of the pepper). Sunday July 2nd at 2pm at the Fernie Bike Park Gazebo behind the aquatic centre.
The safest wildlife encounter is one prevented. Having bear spray accessible and knowing how to use it will give you the confidence to do the right thing (stay calm, assess the situation and respond accordingly) and not give in to the instinct to run (which can invoke the chase instinct).
For more information contact the WildSafeBC Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org