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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.

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NEW! 2021 Trails Pass

Jan 2021 – Why the Trails Pass now only available through the Fernie Trails Alliance.

New! Winter Trail Map

Jan 13, 2021 – Fernie BC. Collaborative Effort Brings Improvements to Winter Trail Access & Grooming along with a New Fernie Winter Trail Map for 2020-2021. Starting January 16th you can pick up a FREE hard copy of the new Winter Trail Map around Fernie at local shops and the Visitor Centre. This year’s map […]

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 […]


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.


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.


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 […]