Fairy Creek Trail leaves from the Fernie Visitor Center and ushers you along a forested trail before popping out at picturesque cascading Fairy Creek Falls with views of Mount Proctor. At approximately 4 km out and back the trail makes for a family friendly or perfect post-meal hike. Make sure to glance up at trees along the trail as you hike. There are a handful of trees with claw marks from mountain lion and/or bear. It makes for a good reminder you're actually visiting their home. Elk Valley Wild Nature Tours offers guided outings if you're more inclined to do a group outing with a naturalist.
Latitude: 49.524799 Longitude: -115.054709 Elevation: 3294 ft
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"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." -Carl Sagan
Trail running, hiking, backpacking, alpine/nordic skiing, fly fishing, kayaking, and exploring quaint authentic towns.
I like to experience a place. I typically scout out the locals' coffeehouse or cafe and use that as a jumping off point. Striking up a conversation with a local can provide leads on authentic regional experiences that you will never forget.
Exploring the Crown of the Continent.
Trail Vertical Gain or Loss120 m
Trail Distance4 km total
Type of Trail ExperienceOut-and-Back
Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark
Park at the Fernie Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Centre located at 102 Commerce Road on Highway #3 to the east of town. The trailhead is marked with a large sign in the parking lot.