Tag Archives: Camping

Birthday Weekend At Loon Lake

There’s nothing like celebrating a birthday with amazing friends, camping at a local lake. The “local” part is important because we ended up camping with about fifteen extra Fernie families, on top of our group of 5 families, and the kids came home with their cups full and passed out for 13 hours. Everyone left the campground happy, even my husband who had to go to the hospital for 5 stitches on his finger.

Camping is one of the only ways I can completely relax and let go. My phone was off for four days and that felt amazing. The kids were busy and happy with new and old friends. The lake was glassy smooth and clear and the campfire roared for hours each night. Life is truly good.


Staying In Fernie For Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair Weekend!

Fernie Chautauqua kicks off today and goes until Sunday, September 16th. The schedule is so long and vast, you gotta get to their website www.ferniechautauqua.com to see it all. If you’re coming for the weekend, Fernie’s RV Resort has some yurts available. Special!

Fernie RV Resort - Camping and Yurt Accommodations

Did You Know : Campfire Ban In Effect

I imagine the propane fire pits are flying off the shelf.

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From City of Fernie’s website:

Campfire Ban Effective July 26

Effective on July 26, 2018 at 1 PM a Campfire Ban for the region including the City of Fernie and area. This campfire ban will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

The Southeast Fire Centre is currently experiencing hot and dry conditions. The fire danger rating is “moderate” in some areas, with larger areas rated “high” and “extreme”. Forest fuels are drying out quickly, and hot weather and dry lightning are in the forecast. It is crucial to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires, so the BC Wildfire Service can deal with any naturally occurring fires that start in the region.

This prohibition applies to all public and private land unless specified otherwise – for example, in a local government bylaw. Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire. Read more here.

Hartley Lake Recreational Site

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A quick stop at Hartley Lake, brief due to a rumbling tummy, was enough to take in it’s peaceful tranquility. Hartley Lake is best known for fishing and (limited to 2 spots) camping and although the lake is small, I can see this being a great spot for to spend a hot summer day.

Traveling to Hartley LakeTraveling north on Highway #3 through Fernie, cross the Elk River and on your left is Dickens Road. Turn here. Continue on Dickens to the Hartley Lake FSR (Forest Service Road). Turn onto the gravel road and continue driving. Be aware as the road is narrow. At about the 7-8 kilometre mark look for the lake on your left side. There is no sign but you’ll see the lake through the trees as you drive towards it.

Watching Dave Wake Skate

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Mt Fernie Provincial Park – Opening In May

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Mount Fernie Provincial Park, just a few kilometers outside of Fernie, is possibly opening May 9th. The park, with vehicle accessible camping, doesn’t shut everyone out in the off season but you don’t get the running water, security and other services that you get from May to September. There’s no lake to play in but it does have a gorgeous Lizard Creek with various waterfalls and rocky beach areas – perfect picnic areas. The network of trails can keep you busy on your bike or on foot all day long. When it gets busy, it’s probably best to reserve your spot but first-come, first-served sites are available.

Views Of Fernie :: Whatcha Got In There?

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