Fernie BC

Get Schooled Outdoors: Programs Offer Hands-On Learning for Careers Outside

Rock climbing, mountaineering, and ski touring for college credit? Yup! There are classes for these and more in the Mountain Adventure Skills Training (MAST) program at College of the Rockies, in Fernie, British Columbia. This nine-month program teaches students how to become an adventure tourism professional and offers certification in swiftwater rescue, wilderness first responder, …

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Grizzlies and Granny Gears: Fall Mountain Biking in Fernie, B.C.

It’s early evening, and my riding buddy Nat and I are pedaling toward Brokeback Ridge on the wooded slopes of Fernie Provincial Park outside Fernie, B.C. Word on the trail is Brokeback, a mile-long black-diamond luge run, is on every Fernie local’s top five list. We hear a loud crash and branches snapping. We stop. …

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