Visitor Info

“Fernie, BC is the ultimate winter playground!”

Visitor Information

Nestled deep within the heart of the Canadian Rockies, this historic mining town is famous for receiving 29 feet of snow on average each winter while offering world class amenities and outdoor adventures. Rich in legend, mountain culture and personalities, Fernie is fully encircled by breathtaking alpine vistas and provides out-the-door access to some of BC’s most stunning backcountry.

A true sledder’s paradise, Fernie features access to terrain to suit every type of rider. The Fernie Snowmobile Association manages a network of 114 kilometers of groomed trails, three warming cabins, and provides endless acres of wilderness to explore. All riders are welcome to attend events such as moonlight rides, family days at the cabin, and the sled drag races organized by the association each winter.

While you may have come for the sledding, don’t forget about some of the other great experiences that await you in Fernie. Visit for more information or check out one of the guides linked to below.

Tourism Fernie Winter Travel Guide

Tourism Fernie Winter Tour Guide Video



Information on British Columbia Off-Highway Vehicle Regulations can be found here.

The Elk Valley has access management areas established to protect wildlife corridors, sensitive ecosystems, and to provide opportunities for non-motorized recreation areas. Review the RDEK regional access management maps here before you head out exploring.