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HI - Fernie - Raging Elk Hostel

892 6th Avenue PO Box 160, Fernie, V0B 1M0, Canada

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For the ultimate Canadian mountain experience in winter and summer come and stay at The Raging Elk! Situated in the heart of Fernie we are walking distance to shops, resturants, markets and night life. Enjoy hikes and mountain biking from our front doors or Fernie Alpine Resort is a short drive for downhill skiing,mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides and ziplining!


Fernie Hostel

Hostel Fernie

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The Raging Elk Hostel is recognised as a gem among all hostels in British Columbia. The hostel is nestled in the centre of Canada’s snow belt, slap-bang in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, and whatever room you stay in – you’re guaranteed an out of this world panoramic mountain view.

The hostel has everything from spacious double rooms to fully equipped large group rooms – as well as common areas complete with rocky mountain log décor. Large private rooms are available for any guests on group field trips, as well as spacious bright common lounges for meetings and gatherings.

The Raging Elk is particularly popular with sports enthusiasts looking for a group getaway, university groups, school trips and staff in search of the ultimate outdoor team-building adventure. It successfully combines an exciting social experience with access to some of the most exhilarating snowboarding, skiing and mountain biking you’ll find anywhere in the world. Not only this, but groups staying in the Raging Elk also have access to world-class fly fishing, extreme white water rafting, diverse hiking trails and snowboarding workshops.

Group ski passes and lessons can be arranged by staff, as well as evening horse sleigh rides and cross country ski trails. Not just that – but all groups are provided with a complimentary daily breakfast of Pancakes and coffee! So if you’re a planning an adrenaline fuelled, ultimate outdoor group getaway or school trip – the Raging Elk could be just what you’re looking for.

Make an enquiry and start planning your group’s Canadian rocky adventure.

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Sauna
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 14 Jun to 01 May

From 07:00 to 11:00
From 04:00 to 11:00
From 04:00 to 11:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (250) 423-6811

Fax. (250) 423-6812

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Fernie Alpine Resort (1 to 2km)
  • Island Lake Lodge (2 to 3km)
  • Downtown Fernie (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (Less than 500m)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Fly into Calgary International airport Cranbrook Canadian Rockies airport or Kalispell Montana. Shuttle services from Calgary and Cranbrook include the Fernie connector or the Fernie shuttle during the winter months
The Greyhound bus service offers transportation to Fernie daily - situated at Huskey/smittys Fernie
Phone 250 423 4408 or email
Onsite parking available. Plug-ins also available.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Tennis
  • Walking / Hiking