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Mount Fernie Provincial Park
About This Park
Proximity to City of Fernie which 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.
Park Size: 259 hectares
| Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
|Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
|June 1 – September 30
(Off season: camping only in top loop area; no fees; no services; user maintained)
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||June 1 – September 30|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||June 1 – September 1|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||43|
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.|
ReservationsAll campsite reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- Campground Map [PDF 154KB]
Nature and Culture
- Conservation - Because of the location of this park, a unique variety of plant life can be found in the area.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 337.25KB] for Mount Fernie Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia. For more information on mountain biking in the park and the surrounding area, click on this (off government) link: http://www.bikefernie.ca/trails/fernie-trail-guide
Lizard Creek provides limited fishing opportunity. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Pets on Leash
Pets/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 wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Facilities Available at this Park
While 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.
Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
This park has a day-use/picnic area.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $25.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $12.50 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.