The lift accessed hiking at Fernie Alpine Resort offers a variety of gorgeous trails throughout our local mountain ranges, for various abilities with views that will make you want to whip out your camera at every corner.  Hikes (guided also available) ranging from easy (great for the whole family including children) to advanced, for experienced hikers ready for an all-day adventure.  All provide great opportunities to see a variety of native flora, wildlife and fossils.

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2015 Guided Tour Hiking Rates
(Prices include lift tickets)
Half Day
Lost Boys and Old Growth Hikes
$36.95 $28.95 $22.95 $28.95 $99.95
Full Day
Griz Face and Polar Peak
$49.95 $42.95 $35.95 $42.95 $139.95
All prices are subject to change to change and do not include taxes.**Private Guided Hikes are available,
flat rates for up to 8 people (private hikes do not include lift tickets)
Private Half Day – $85.95
Private Full Day – $125.95All guided hike schedule, times & routes are based on availability and must be booked in advance at the Resort Adventure Centre – 250-423-2435.


Lost Boys Pass Tour

Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Half day


During the tour you will pass alpine meadows with a variety of alpine wildflowers, lichens & signs of wildlife that live at this elevation. You will also see a number of rocky outcrops where the exposed limestone contains fossils of sea creatures that lived here over 200 million years ago.

Old Growth Cedar Tour

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Half day

Other details:

• Hike must be pre-booked.
• 4 person minimum.

This tour traverses the mountain to end up in an Old Growth Forest of Western Red Cedar. The terrain is all relatively downhill terrain and will pass some spectacular views.


Griz Face

Difficulty: Moderate – uneven & ruged terrain
Duration: Full day

Other details:

• Hike must be pre-booked.
• 4 person minimum.

This hike is an ascent of Lizard Bowl. The spectacular vistas of the Elk Valley will be unobscured and the opportunities to view wildlife will increase as you get higher. On the trip you will pass two or three areas where the alpine wildflowers are numerous and the scree slopes will provide abundant habitat for seldom seen Pika’s, and Golden Mantled Ground Squirrels. The fossils are everywhere in the limestone as this was at one time ancient shallow seabeds. The view from the top of Facelift will fill you with a sense of the magnitude of the mountains. Bring food/snacks, water, camera and wear sturdy footwear.

Polar Peak

Difficulty: Difficult. Rocky terrain with significant elevation changes. Some scrambling is necessary.
Duration: Full Day (5-6 hours)

Other details:

• Hike must be pre-booked.
• 4 person minimum.

The destination is Polar Peak at an elevation of 7010 feet. The Trailhead will be accessed via a scenic ride on the Timber Express Chairlift. The view is spectacular as you traverse Elephant Head and on the return trip you will have the option of descending on the Timber Chair, or hiking down. Bring a lunch, water and camera, and wear sturdy footwear.


What to Bring
• daypack
• lunch / snacks / water
• camera & binoculars
• additional clothing (mountain weather & temperature can change quickly!)
• be sure to wear sturdy footwear!

About Nature Bob & New Interpretive Centre

Bob, has been guiding people around the Fernie resort for 11 years now. Through winter he runs snow shoe walks and in the Summer he is the hiking guru.  Bob has a great passion for the mountains and a depth of knowledge that is only achievable through years of experience. Throughout our local mountain range there is a huge variety of native flora, wildlife and fossils. Without doubt the way to learn about these subjects and walk these mountains is with Bob.
Visit the Bears Den & New Nature Bob Interpretive Centre! Located at the Yurt (top of the Elk Chair), the interpretive centre is full of picture boards & information as well as fossil displays to check out.

Please register for all guided hikes at Guest Services.

Phone: 250-423-4655