- The list below includes 8 free or cheap things to do in or near Fernie, British Columbia, including 12 different types of inexpensive activities like Fishing, Bars, History Museums and Libraries.
- From Fernie Heritage Library to Fernie Aquatic Centre, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Fernie and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Elko.
Housed in the original town post office, Fernie Heritage Library once resided in only two rooms in the building during the beginning of its formation. Now the library has been refinished and is a staple in the community. Books and videos can be rented, and there are rooms available for special programs.
Open all year long, Ernie Aquatic Centre has indoor heated pools for all uses. There is a competitive lane pool, a leisure children's pool, and a 25-person whirlpool. The facility also includes saunas and steam rooms, meeting rooms, and a swim shop.
Located in the center of town, Fernie Museum educates visitors about the local and regional history. There are exhibits on the settlement of the area, as well as the development of the mining community. The museum hosts art shows and other events throughout the year.
Since opening in 1986, Fernie Wilderness Day Adventures has been giving visitors exciting trips they will remember. Fly and ice fishing in the local rivers are popular attractions. The business also hosts wilderness safari-style tours, with moose and bears frequently being spotted along the rivers.
One of the newest establishments in town, The Brickhouse Bar & Grill resides in the historic Imperial Bank of Canada Building. The restaurant has a unique Mediterranean inspired menu. Though the late evenings, music can be enjoyed, preformed by either a DJ or live band.
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791 - 7th Ave, Fernie, British Columbia MoreLess Info
Elk River Guiding Company offers visitors the chance to fish the local waterways with their knowledgeable staff. The tours are all-inclusive, and there are options to either float or wade in the rivers.
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Kerr Road, Elko, British Columbia MoreLess Info
The grassland and pine forests of the Kikomun Creek Provincial Park are ideal for hiking and hunting. The park allows boating, swimming and fishing along its waterfront. There are campgrounds and cabins for overnight visits.
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590 Van Horne Street, Cranbrook, British Columbia MoreLess Info
Elizabeth Lake Lodge Mini Golf offers fun for the whole family. Visitors play the creative and challenging 18-hole mini-golf course while interacting with the friendly staff, eating Hawaiian Shaved Ice and lodging next door.