Mount Fernie Provincial Park
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Introduction

Sitting in a forested area, and shadowed by the 2,133 m (7,000 ft) high Mount Fernie, is Mount Fernie Provincial Park, a great RV holiday destination. Located 3 km (2 miles) south of Fernie, British Columbia, off Highway 3, this provincial park features the Lizard Creek which flows through it, empties into Elk River and forms a beautiful waterfall. Recreational activities to enjoy at Mount Fernie Provincial Park include mountain biking, hiking, fishing, flora observation, wildlife viewing, interpretive tours, picnicking, photography, pet walking, nature exploration, and many more.

Mount Fernie Provincial Park features 43 secluded RV campsites within a dense forested and shaded setting. Facilities and amenities at the park include restrooms with showers, garbage station, telephone, dump station, drinking water, washrooms, Information Center, and parking lots. Amenities available in the nearby City of Fernie include golfing, restaurants and art galleries.

Mount Fernie Provincial Park is most popular for the mountain biking opportunities available in the park. The opportunity for fishing available in the nearby Elk River is also an added feature of the park that attracts RV campers.

Mount Fernie Provincial Park was established in 1959, and is situated in the southern portion of the Kootenay Range.

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Transportation in Mount Fernie Provincial Park

Driving

Located 3 km (2 miles) south of Fernie, British Columbia, off Highway 3, Mount Fernie Provincial Park is a simple drive-in park that is easily accessible by RVs and trailers, as well as other motorized vehicles. The network of paved roads within the park make navigation to the different areas in the park easy in rigs and campers. There are no driving restrictions within Mount Fernie Provincial Park.

Parking

There aren’t many options for parking RVs, trailers, and cars at Mount Fernie Provincial Park since the park has only one parking area, located south of the campground. Vacationers at the park can also park their trailers and RVs at their respective campsites in the park. Furthermore, overnight parking is available.

Public Transport

There are no direct public transportation services to Mount Fernie Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Mount Fernie Provincial Park

Campsites in Mount Fernie Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Mount Fernie Campground

Mount Fernie Campground in Mount Fernie Provincial Park features 43 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. There are no RV hookup options available in the campground. RV length limit in the campground is 32 ft (10 m), however vacationers with larger rigs can call ahead to find out if there is space available. Amenities available in the campground include picnic tables, firepits, water taps, pit/vault toilets, telephone, access to trailheads.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Mount Fernie Provincial Park

In-Season

Fishing

Fishing opportunities are available in Lizard Creek at Mount Fernie Provincial Park, since whitefish, cutthroat trout, and bull trout are present in the creek. Consequently, RV campers and visitors who enjoy angling visit the park with their fishing rods and tackle to get a bite in the park. Fly fishing, spinning, and baitcasting are well-loved activities in the park. An appropriate fishing license is required at Mount Fernie Provincial Park.

Hiking

Hiking and walking trails are available for RV campers to enjoy leisurely strolls at Mount Fernie Provincial Park. These trails begin at the campground and lead to Lizard Creek, taking campers along the bank of the creek up to the different scenic spots in the park. Posted signs are available on the trails in the park to guide hikers and prevent incidents that may lead to the destruction of the park’s plants and soil structure.

Mountain Biking

Recreational and competitive cycling opportunities are available for RV campers of all ages and abilities at Mount Fernie Provincial Park. Many fun cycling races and events are hosted in the park for RV campers to enjoy while on vacation at the park. Fat biking is also a popular activity at the park. Not only is mountain biking a popular activity in the park in season, during winter, winter bike trails are also groomed for campers to enjoy during the off season.

Off-Season

Picnicking

Just by the parking lot in Mount Fernie Provincial Park is a picnic area where RV campers relax with family and friends and enjoy outdoor meals. The picnic area is equipped with nice amenities that make the experience of campers memorable at the park.

Interpretive Tours

Mount Fernie Provincial Park features guided interpretive tours that expose RV campers to the unique natural features of the park. These tours involve hikes with experienced naturalist guides that allow campers explore the beautiful trails while learning about the park.

Flora and Fauna

Mount Fernie Provincial Park is surrounded by beautiful vegetation such as black cottonwood, Douglas fir, aspen, spruce, and cedar. Some of the plants in the park include mosses, lichens, wildflowers and ferns. Wildlife in the park include deer, black bear, and elk.

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