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There are constant updates, developments and improvements to the Fernie Trail Network. As well as some great stories and news to share. As such, you can always find hot off the press news below, as well as on our Facebook Page. If you want to be kept in the loop, be sure to follow us.

If you’re unsure of the status or state of any given trail, download Trailforks before you hit the trails. And if you find something not quite right, be sure to post your findings on Trailforks and the Fernie Trail Conditions and Ride Board on Facebook.

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Q+A with Fernie SAR

October 2020 – Fernie BC Whatever the time of year, Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR), plays a huge part in the safety of all recreationists – whether on the Fernie trail network, or in the backcountry. While these areas and the risks associated with them are vastly different, being prepared, trained and in the know […]

A Season’s Wrap up from the FTA

Like many this spring, the season started off challenging, as the Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA), and our associated Member Clubs, worked through the changes presented by a global pandemic. After a rocky, and somewhat damp spring, it soon became clear that if there was one place to be during the summer months, it was on […]

WINTER IS COMING – OCT 15, 2020

Whether the upcoming cold snap stays, or goes, one thing is for sure, winter is knocking at the door.

Snakebite and Verboten Trail Closures – OCT 6, 2020

Following confirmation from Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR), Snakebite and Verboten are to be closed for the remainder of the season.

ELK RIM TRAIL – JUNE 2020

Back in mid-May, the Koocanusa Recreation Steering Committee (Recreation Sites and Trails BC) hired a contractor to establish the Elk Rim Non-Motorized Recreation (mountain bike) Trail in the popular South Country.

Welcome our new Trail Manager – June 2020

It’s been a long time coming, but this spring sees a new addition to the primarily volunteer-run Fernie Trails Alliance. The FTA are delighted to announce the hiring of Ben Martin, as our new Trails Manager.

STAY SMART. STAY SAFE. #STOPTHESPREAD – MAY 2020

We all love the Fernie Trails, especially once spring hits hard. While we all want to have fun, we need to be careful and follow some simple trail etiquette – which goes a long way. To help keep us safe and to #stopthespread, we ask all trail users to take a moment and adhere to […]

How to get the most out of Trailforks – MAY 2020

We have seen some good questions surrounding the use of Trailforks, and figured it would be helpful to set out some of the features and user configurations to make sure everyone is getting the most out of it. A big thank you to Simon Piney for putting this information together. Using the maps for navigation […]

April Trails Update

In this challenging time we wanted to keep you up to date on the current status of trails in the Fernie area. Effective April 8th BC Parks closed all provincial parks until further notice in response to COVID-19. More information can be viewed on their website.  https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020ENV0019-000645?fbclid=IwAR06RKUJWOb3JsB4fBeZo4LRhAh7nO-Q90YhY4b-48aF2WPvAM-zq06jj0M We have included a map of our trail […]

FTA AGM Presentation – March 2020

March 11, 2020 – Following a full-house at last night’s AGM, as promised, we’d like to share our Presentation in full. We thank everyone for coming out and supporting our event and community. Please find our 2020 AGM Presentation, HERE. You may also reference and download our Mission Vision Values, Committee Structure and Fernie Trails […]