Summer Sports, Fernie
Concierge.com's insider take:
The alpine trails, lakes, and summits around the Elk Valley are spectacular hiking terrain. The Elk lift is open June 1 to September 5 to take outdoor enthusiasts up the mountain. Other pastimes include mountain biking and white-water rafting. Both can be booked through the resort's Mountain Adventure Center (250 423 4655, open daily 95, Jul. 1Sept. 5). Thrill seekers will love the all-day Bull River raft trip ($78), a progressively more exciting ride climaxing in three knuckle-whitening rapids: "Bubblicious," "The Sandwich Maker," and "The Toilet Bowl."