Travel Details

How to Get to Fernie

Flying & Driving

Arrange a car rental once you decide which airport you will arrived into.

  • 3 hour drive from Calgary airport (YCC)
  • 2 Hour drive from Glacier International airport (FCA), MT.
  • 1 Hour Drive from Cranbrook airport (YXC).

We suggest flying into Glacier International (FCA) in Kalispell, Montana and renting a car for the drive to Fernie. Fernie is approximately 118 miles from Kalispell and the drive typically takes about two hours. There is a small airport in Cranbrook, BC (YXC) that has customs and accepts small private planes. You can fly into Calgary as well, renting a car for a beautiful 3 hour drive through the canadian rockies into Fernie. 

Documents Required

A passport is required for U.S. citizens to enter Canada. A British Columbia fishing license is required and may be purchased upon arrival.

Drunk Driving or other Criminal Record

Anyone with a criminal record (including a drunk driving conviction) may be excluded from Canada. A waiver of exclusion may be issued but several weeks are required and a processing fee must be paid. Contact the Canadian Embassy or a Canadian Consulate in the U.S. for more information.