This book is a guide for those interested in exploring the natural wonders in and around Fernie.
Terry Nelson's Fernie Area Hiking Trails and Natural Plant Compendium is a thoughtful collection of classic hikes that will assist hikers in identifying trail-heads, routes and terrain. A keen plant enthusiast, Nelson has included a compendium of plants he has identified in the area, along with quotes and anecdotes to enhance the narrative. The book is not intended to be a definitive guide, more of a companion to assist hiking enthusiasts in making the most of the area's incredible trail networks.
Geographically, the are encompasses the region between the ranges of the Continental Divide and the Rocky Mountain Trench from the Flathead in the south to Kootenay National Park to the North.