Found on the southern portion of the Rocky Mountains in the Kootenay Range, Mount Fernie Park is plentiful in natural beauty. Diverse forests, vegetation and wildlife can be found here.
Visitors can enjoy hiking trails and the view of the waterfall which flows from Lizzard Creek. Proximity to City of Fernie offers such amenities as golfing, restaurants and art galleries. This area is also popular for mountain biking and the opportunity for fishing in the nearby Elk River.
Campsite reservations are accepted and first come, first served sites are also available.
All campsite reservations must be made through the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first come, first served.
This park offers vehicle-accessible campsites. Campsite reservations are accepted and first come, first served sites are also available.
|Vehicle-accessible camping fee||$30 per party per night|
|BC seniors’ rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only)||$15 per senior party per night|
For information on the BC seniors’ rate, see the camping fees page.
Campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite. We encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented.
To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
This park has a day-use and picnic area.
Lizard Creek provides limited fishing opportunity. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to the potential for problems with bears and other wildlife.
Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia. For more information on mountain biking in the park and the surrounding area, check the Fernie Mountain Bike Club. For details on e-biking within Mount Fernie Park, see the e-biking section.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are permitted on signed or designated trails within Mount Fernie Park, provided they meet the definitions and criteria for e-bike use as outlined in the BC Parks cycling guidelines.
Located 3km South of Fernie on Hwy 3.
This park proudly operated by:
EK Parks Ltd.
Because of the location of this park, a unique variety of plant life can be found in the area.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.