How would you like to travel to Fernie? International flights arrive at the Calgary International Airport in the Province of Alberta. Instead of renting a hotel room, vacation rentals are a great alternative for staying in Calgary – known for its "White Hat" hospitality, and home of the 100-year old Calgary Stampede, a world-renowned rodeo show where urban meets rural. This cosmopolitan city with its laid-back friendly ambience is located in the grasslands and natural parkland regions. Stay in a vacation rental – a condo rental or a holiday home in the heart of town – before continuing on your journey. Heading south along Highway 22, known as The Cowboy Trail and the Crowsnest Pass, is the scenic back-road route towards Fernie – an ideal optional route during the summertime. The most-travelled road is Highway No. 2 heading west out of Calgary, through the rolling grasslands towards the foothills, and is a serene introduction to the majestic Rocky Mountains. Just before you reach the gates of Banff National Park, perhaps you would like to stay in lodging accommodations in Canmore and enjoy the fresh mountain air, as well as the view from your vacation home rental. Stop at the Town of Banff and experience first-hand why this is a popular destination for people from all over the world, as well as the residents of the Province of Alberta and the Province of British Columbia. With a five-hour drive from Banff, you will reach the town of Fernie.
Will today be a rolling cross-country trail ride, or an adrenaline-rush downhill adventure? During the summertime, meet up at Wolf's Den Lodge and ride with the locals to mountain bike on some of the best trails in the Rockies. Be inspired by the majestic beauty of the Kootenay National Park – one of the four parks designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the others being: Jasper, Yoho and Banff . Fernie's network of river systems can take rafters and kayakers from wet and wild white water to a more relaxed meander down river. Go boating on Lake Koocanusa, about 30 minutes away. Fly fishermen are drawn to the emerald waters of the Elk River and its tributaries for a world-class experience. Enjoy dinnertime with the family at the Island Lake Lodge after you have hiked in this premier area, with its trails that are suitable for different hiking abilities. On another day, treat yourself at the spa.
For your Rocky Mountain get-away, stay in privately-owned lodging - chalet rentals, vacation home rentals in a village, cabins, or apartment condo rentals in the city. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals offers world-wide vacation rentals for your holiday home accommodations.