Planning a Fall Fernie Road Trip

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Just over a 4.5-hour drive from Spokane, and even closer from North Idaho, Fernie is an authentic mountain town nestled in the dramatic peaks of the Canadian Rockies and an epic escape for trail lovers of all types. The abundance of mountain biking, hiking, and running trails that surround the historic downtown, from challenging singletrack to family-friendly biking and hiking paths, are enough to keep you busy for a weekend. But why not plan your trip around one of these events for a bit of local culture and even more fun? 
Photo courtesy of Tourism Fernie
Oct. 6: Fernie Half Marathon, 3-person Relay & 10K Run 

An all-trail course that winds along the Elk River and follows a beautiful, challenging community trail system. 

Oct. 12: Oktoberfest at Fernie Alpine Resort

Enjoy craft beers, food, entertainment, and crazy contests with Bavarian flair. 

Oct. 19: 5th Annual Great Pumpkin Hunt

Join the Fernie Nordic Society for this fun, family-friendly pumpkin hunt at the beautiful Elk Valley Nordic Centre.

Nov. 1-3: Yoga Retreat at Lizard Creek Lodge

Recharge mind, body, and soul at the Yoga in the Mountains Retreat.

Nov. 8-9: Fernie Ski & Board Film Festival & Ski Swap

Celebrate snow with inspiring films and deals on ski and board gear.

Nov. 30: Opening Day for Fernie Alpine Resort 

Bring the boards and fat bike for a Fernie multi-sport weekend!

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