Step inside the interpretive centre in the yurt at the top of the Elk Chair and explore fossils, artifacts and information about the unique geological formations and fossils to be found, and the wildlife that makes it's home here in the Elk Valley. The yurt can be accessed by taking the Elk Chairlift, open daily 10am-5pm. Beside the yurt, be sure to spend some time with the kids in our shaded "Fossil Dig" area.
Complimentary interpretive walks from the Interpretive Centre down to the base area are offered daily at 2:30pm (departing by 3pm - approximately 2 - 2.5 hours in length).
Nature Bob guiding a sightseeing tour around Fernie Alpine Resort
WHO IS NATURE BOB?
'Nature Bob' (Bob Livsey) has been guiding people around at Fernie Alpine Resort for over 19 years. Bob is a certified naturalist interpreter with a background in forestry who has a great passion for the mountains and a depth of knowledge that is only achievable through years of experience. You can find Nature Bob at the Interpretive Centre throughout the summer - drop by to check out the interesting nature facts, fossils and interactive displays. Bob is always happy to answer questions and chat with our guests!
Throughout our local mountain range there is a huge variety of native flora, wildlife and fossils. Without doubt the way to learn about these subjects and walk these mountains is with one of our interpretive guides. Take an interpretive guided hike on one of the resort's many trails and gain a deeper understanding of how our valley was formed and how special our ecosystem is. Our interpretive guides will help you discover some secrets of the natural world while exploring the rugged terrain around Fernie Alpine Resort.