Fun Activities to do During the Holidays in the Elk ValLey
Explore the array of festive activities catering to both visitors and locals in the Elk Valley. Delve into this list of holiday delights:
Skiing and Snowboarding: Take advantage of Fernie Alpine Resort’s world-class slopes for some exhilarating winter sports.
Snowshoeing or Cross-Country Skiing: Explore the serene winter landscapes by trying out snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on the well-maintained trails.
Winter Hiking: Bundle up and take a winter hike to enjoy the crisp mountain air and stunning views. Trails like Fairy Creek Falls offer a magical winter experience.
Ice Skating: Lace up your skates and hit the outdoor rinks. Check out Fernie’s outdoor rink or other community ice rinks in the area.
Winter Festivals: Explore local winter festivals featuring holiday markets, live music, and festive events. Keep an eye out for special events happening in Fernie and the Elk Valley here: https://tourismfernie.com/events/calendar-view
Sleigh Rides: Experience the charm of a horse-drawn sleigh ride through snowy landscapes. It’s a delightful activity for families and couples. Details here: https://skifernie.com/purchase/sleigh-rides/
Hot Springs: Relax and rejuvenate in the nearby hot springs. Soak in the warm waters surrounded by snow-covered mountains for a truly tranquil experience. See day trip attractions here: https://tourismfernie.com/activities/attractions/day-trips
Holiday Shopping: Explore the local shops and boutiques for unique holiday gifts. Fernie’s downtown area is known for its charming shops and artisanal products.
Festive Dining: Indulge in holiday-themed meals at local restaurants. Many establishments offer special menus and seasonal treats during the holiday season. Dining guide: https://tourismfernie.com/dining/restaurants
Holiday Lights Tour: Take a tour on your own to explore the festive holiday light displays in Fernie and surrounding areas.
Winter Wildlife Viewing: Explore the Elk Valley’s natural beauty and keep an eye out for winter wildlife. You might spot elk, deer, fox or even wintering birds.
Craft fairs: Unearth charming wooden garden hideaways, indulge in freshly baked pies, adorn yourself with hand-stamped copper jewelry, cozy up in crochet toques, and explore a plethora of other delightful discoveries! Craft fair dates here: https://tourismfernie.com/events/twilight-holiday-craft-fairs-at-fernie-community-centre
New Year’s Eve Celebrations: Find out about New Year’s Eve celebrations in Fernie, including fireworks, parties, and special events. Fernie Alpine resort’s Celebration details : https://tourismfernie.com/events/new-years-eve-family-fun-event