Easily accessible for your Fernie BC ski vacation, golf getaway, fly fishing retreat or family adventure. Fernie is a beautiful Rocky Mountain town located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, Canada.

By Air

Fernie is just a one hour drive east of Cranbrook, BC and the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC). This airport has daily flights to and from Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport(YVR) on Air Canada, and daily flights to and from Vancouver on Pacific Coastal Airlines.

Both the Calgary and Vancouver International Airports service all major airlines and airports around the globe. Flight time from Calgary is approximately 50 minutes, while flight time from Vancouver is approximately 1.5 hours. Car rentals are available from all the above airports, but should be booked in advance. Visit each of the airport websites via the links above for more details on car rental.

Another close option lies in Kalispell, Montana in the United States. Kalispell is only a two hour drive to the south of Fernie, across the USA border (Roosville Border Crossing – open 24hrs). The Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell receives daily flights from numerous US cities and airlines.

For information on Canada Border Services & for travelers not from Canada please visit www.cbsa.gc.ca

By Car

Fernie is situated on Highway 3 (Crowsnest Pass Highway) that travels from Alberta to the east, and from Cranbrook, BC to the west. Driving conditions during the months of November-April can be difficult due to winter weather. Fernie is only a 30 minute drive from the Alberta border and an approximate 60 minute drive to the USA border.

For road conditions visit www.drivebc.ca

Fernie is also serviced by Greyhound Buslines, servicing all cities in North America. The pick-up and drop-off location in Fernie is located at the Husky Gas Station by Smitty’s Restaurant and the Super 8 Hotel.

Fernie has a new Ride Share Website, check it out: www.fernierideboard.com

Closest Major Airports:

  • 1 hour 15 min drive from the Canadian Rockies International Airport (Cranbrook, British Columbia)
  • 3 hour drive from the Calgary International Airport (Calgary, Alberta)
  • 2 hour drive from the Glacier Park International Airport (Kalispell, Montana)
  • 4 hour drive from the Spokane International Airport (Spokane, Washington)
  • 10 hour drive from Vancouver International Airport (Vancouver, BC)

Approximate Driving Times:

  • Cranbrook, BC – 1 hr
  • Kimberley, BC – 1.25 hrs
  • Whitefish/Kalispell, Montana – 2 hrs
  • Spokane, Washington – 2 hrs
  • Calgary, Alberta – 3 hrs
  • Banff/Lake Louise, Alberta – 4 hrs
  • Edmonton, Alberta – 6 hrs
  • Seattle, Washington – 8 hrs
  • Vancouver, BC – 10hrs

By Bus

Backside ToursIntroducing the Fernie Connector

Backside Tours is excited to announce that they will be providing Scheduled Connector Bus service in the East Kooteany region of south-eastern BC.

The service will connect the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) in Cranbrook, BC to Fernie Alpine Resort and the City of Fernie, BC.

The service will commence operation on Dec 23, 2011 and complete on April 8, 2012. Five days per week, twice daily.

Full schedule and booking system to be live at www.FernieConnector.com on Monday October 31, 2011. We will have plenty of capacity so please do not worry about blocking space prior to this date.

YXC to Fernie Connector Schedule: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: depart YXC at 4:30pm & dpt YXC at 630pm.

Fernie to YXC | Connector Schedule: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: pick ups in Fernie commence 6:05am with drop off at YXC at 8:40am

Saturday: pick ups in Fernie commence 7:40am with drop off at YXC at 10:15am

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: pick ups in Fernie commence 11:35am with drop off at YXC at 2:10pm

On-Mountain accommodations served by the Fernie Connector: Snow Creek Lodge, Lizard Creek Lodge, Wolf’s Den, Griz Inn and Timberline Condos.

In-Town accommodations served by the Fernie Connector: Best Western, Snow Valley Motel, Park Place Lodge, Silver Rock Condos and Super 8.

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