Twelve years after my first time in Fernie, just under 10 years living here, I finally made it to Matheson Falls. I wonder how many other people have lived here and not made the short 20 minute journey up the river to this amazing spot. The water is frigid, which is perfect on a hot day like today, and the climb is rocky but you feel like you’re in another world.
The best part was watching the five kids, ages 3 to 6, having a blast on their way up to the falls. Not one of them complained for a second…okay, other than that one moment when someone had to go to the washroom and they didn’t want to do it in the forest. It was a cool afternoon spent on the mountain with friends, going on a little kid friendly adventure. It will be something we do every summer from now on.
It’s the number one spot to swim on this website: www.kootenayrockies.com
And a facebook page with people’s photos of Matheson Falls: www.facebook.com
When you don’t blog for a couple weeks you fall out of tune with the community. The Fernie Heritage Library is almost in their closure and at the pool on Friday I noticed a little sign about their closure from August 19th – September 16th, 2018.
Historic qualifier for Dolphins Swim Club
For the first time in Dolphins Swim Club history, one of their swimmers has qualified for nationals.
Fernie’s Olivia Howse beat the 1500-metre Freestyle qualifying time of 19:44 by 11 seconds with a long-course time of 19:33, opening up a slot for her to compete against approximately 30 other athletes at Nationals…read more here on The Free Press.
From Randi on Facebook:
“Friends!!! The pool is staying OPEN for May and June this year!! We will have swim lessons, jr lifeguard club, pj-movie- pizza nights, no school Friday swims and more!! Pass it on!! We need to make it worth it to stay open during this time “
From City of Fernie website:
Join us at the Fernie Aquatic Centre on BC Family Day (Monday, February 12th) for a FREE swim from 12 – 3pm, with the Wibit obstacle course in the main pool.
Posted in Activity, Children and Babies, Community Event, Did you know..., Fernie BC, Holiday, Ideas Galore
Tagged City of Fernie, Family Day, Fernie Aquatic Centre, Free, Swimming
Just wanted to share a few pictures from our trip to Costa Rica this September. It was Costa Rica’s rainy season so we (four families from Fernie) were all prepared for mosquitoes, rain, dengue fever, sting rays, tantrums and sun burns but it ended up being much easier than I expected. We did get bit by mosquitoes but only a little. Only one of us got stung by a sting ray. Hardly any tantrums erupted and only a few noses pealed. The travel was tedious, no doubt, it took over 24 hours to get there and over 30 hours to return, but we did it and survived!
We surfed, played in the cool pool, hunted lizards, admired the massive butterflies, biked around town, played on the beach, collected shells and ate some delicious food. It was just what I needed.
Posted in Fernie BC, Friends and Family, Holiday, Photography, Real Life Events, Vacation
Tagged Beach, Costa Rica, Lizards, Nosara, Ocean, rainy day, Sting Ray, Surf, Swimming, traveling, Travelling With kids
From City of Fernie:
“Please be advised that the Leisure Pool (smaller kids pool) at the Aquatic Centre is currently closed due to a maintenance issue. We will let you know when the issue has been resolved.
Thank you for your patience.”