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The mountain community of Fernie is a Canadian destination of note. Largely thanks to its majestic beauty and colourful historical legacy, Fernie is one of those small memorable towns that provide travellers with endless delights and numerous recreational activities to pursue. Located in the heart of the south east part of British Columbia and tucked away in a narrow village at the slopes of the famous Canadian Rockies, this lovely town was named after mining magnate William Fernie who helped the Fernie become one of the largest centres in the industry.
Fernie furthermore achieved boom-town status at the start of the 20th Century and courted the reputation of Whiskey Gap during the era of the Prohibition. Avid history buffs will love Fernie as the number of abandoned mines, heritage sites, and museums really amplify the town’s unique soul and transports visitors back to the old days when the town was being discovered and settled. Though it has an incredible historical legacy, what Fernie is most popular for is of course its amazing outdoors recreational potential. Boasting a world-class skiing mountain as well as an excellent alpine resort, the town is at its finest during the winter months when supreme layers of snow make it a terrific destination for snowmobiles, skiing, ice fishing, and other similar leisure pursuits.
The fishing in the area is superb thanks to the lakes and streams found throughout the town while mountain biking has become a sought after pastime in recent years as Fernie is full of challenging bike trails and courses. For those that are not really prone to high-octane adrenaline-pumping pleasures they can enjoy a competitive and pristine 18-hole golf course or visit the outstanding Mount Fernie Provincial Park where wildlife including bears, deer, and elk can be viewed.