Day One – Calgary To Fernie
From Calgary head south and connect to Hwy 22 south before heading west on Hwy 3. This three hour scenic drive takes you from the prairies of Alberta into the Rocky Mountains that completely surround Fernie.
Upon arrival in Fernie start your official My Kootenays Tour with a visit to Historic Downtown with its unique shops, attractions, cafes and restaurants. Once fuelled up with a fresh veggie filled lunch with real fruit smoothies at Lunchbox, pick up a copy of the Fernie & Elk Valley Cultural Guide and explore Fernie’s local Art Walk with a stop in at The Arts Station and the Arts Co-op featuring local artists.
Take time to experience some of the specialty shops, including the newly opened Fernie Distillers, focusing on small batch production of handcrafted spirits and Freyja Lifestyle Fashion, offering a wide collection of Kootenay chic!
Spend the remainder of your day discovering nature and the scenic beauty of Fernie. Join a local naturalist on a Wild Nature Tours Watershed Tour walk, or learn how to forage in the forest and spot wildlife.
For dinner, a stop at the popular Yamagoya Sushi is a must for authentic Japanese and Asian fusion cuisine.
Settle in for the night at the luxury condo suites at 901 Fernie, located in Historic Downtown.
For more information about Fernie visit www.tourismfernie.com