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Summer 2012 u guide to Fernie Shopping | 47 Food & Drink | 55 Dining Guide | 56 & 57

Fernie’s Summertime Allure by Krista Turcasso | 9

Recreation | 11 East Kootenay Golf Guide Kid’s Guide to Summer Biking – Getting Started by Krista Turcasso Fernie Hikes Not to Miss Fly Fishing – After the Run Off by Bill Wilcox Fernie Wedding Guide

After Dark | 59 Where to Stay | 63 Accommodation Guide | 64 & 65

Real Estate & Development | 67 Services | 73 Maps | 75 Bike/Hike Trails Disc Golf Island Lake Lodge Fernie Alpine Resort Fernie

Health and Lifestyle | 37

Directory | 83

Exercises for an Active Summer by Blair Crosby

Events | 42 Summer Calendar Kootenay Festival Tour Hitting the Trails: A Race Guide

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Taking in the morning light, during a photo shoot high above Fernie. Photo by www.RavenEyePhotography.com

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Fernie’s Summertime Allure

Summer 2012 u welcome

By Krista Turcasso

u Each spring as we put together the Fernie Fix – Summer Guide, I brainstorm on new and exciting ways to share all that makes Fernie such an amazing place to spend time. As you flip through this guide you will find that there is an incredible amount on offer in this Valley, but outside of these palpable experiences there are additional aspects to Fernie difficult to share that are equally as important in regards to its summertime allure. When I imagine summertime in Fernie, many words come to mind but these five and their meanings hold the most value. I hope this provides a glimpse of what you’ll experience when here, and creates anticipation for your journeys in Fernie this summer.

Colour - I never tire of waking to a beautiful summer sunrise. The sun glowing on the mountainsides, accentuating the deep greens against the golden hues of its rays, both in contrast to the bright blues of the sky. However, my most favourite moment of the day is when the sun has set behind the mountains, and they become silhouettes in the skyline. Everything takes on a different look and shade, and it’s breathtaking.

Escape - Longer, warmer days bring increased opportunities to get out and explore. I often find myself wandering on paths and trails, on foot but more often on bike, escaping the noise and stress of a busy day for the quiet solitude of nature.

Challenge - When I used to visit Fernie, I would meet people and attend events that made me want to try harder, to get involved, to learn something new. This has only continued since I moved back, as the number of fascinating people and amazing events you’re exposed to in Fernie is growing exponentially.

Social - While summer may provide the ease of escape, it also accentuates Fernie’s social side. People move about more freely, walking or taking their townie from patio to

patio, chatting with friends or making new ones. They organize events or attend them. They come out of their winter shells and are present in the community.

Energy - Maybe it’s in the water or the air, or because we’ve been recluse throughout the winter and are now experiencing colour, finding escape, challenging ourselves and socializing, regardless there is a heightened energy about town and its people. Come visit, you’ll know what I mean. Welcome to Fernie, I hope your experiences help you to find your own words to describe Fernie’s summertime allure, and that the Fernie Fix – Summer Guide accentuates your time here. Maybe, just maybe you will love summer in Fernie so much that you decide to stay. For more information please visit www. ferniefix.com. For information on moving here… just chat up the person serving you a coffee, selling you a helmet, or sitting next to you at a pub. The Fernie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fernie are also great resources to utilize: www. ferniechamber.com, www.fernie.ca.

u On the way to the top of Mt. Hosmer on a

beautiful summers day. Photo by www.RavenEyePhotography.com

Summer Facts Location:  Southeast corner of British Columbia, Canada, fully encircled by the Canadian Rockies. Just 45 minutes from both the Alberta and US borders. Population: 4,448 permanent residents with an additional 2,000 outside city limits and a substantial seasonal population. There are 2,848 private dwellings in Fernie. Temperature: Average temperature is between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius June through September. Bike Trails:  Roughly 70 trails in Ridgemont, Castle Mountain, Mount Fernie and Fernie and Hosmer Ridges. Fernie Alpine Resort has approximately 37 trails on top of this. Golfing: There are more than 15 golf courses within an hour from Fernie. Hiking: There are roughly 20 hiking trails in Fernie including those at Fernie Alpine Resort and Island Lake Lodge, and many day trip options to explore. Fishing: Fernie boasts world-class fly fishing on the Elk River and its’ tributaries. The Lake District: Just 30 minutes west of Fernie, approximately ten lakes to visit on a hot day. Fernie’s Name: William Fernie founded this town on one of his prospecting trips in 1897. 

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u The number and quality of recreational opportunities in Fernie grows with each year, offering such an array of activities that it’s impossible to choose what to include in your summer vacation, or stay-cation for that matter. Some might choose biking or hiking days on end, whether at the hill, exploring the mountains with a Fernie Mountain Bike Guide in hand, or booking a guided tour. Others a day at one of the nearby lakes, a round of golf at the Fernie Golf & Country Club, or attending a musical festival or live event. And then for those rainy days or days demanding a little down time, a swim at the Aquatic Centre, yoga session, or taking in the multitude of art and history in downtown Fernie may make the list. Truly, the options are endless and the Fernie Fix- Summer Guide will help to tailor your summer vacation to your specific interests… and the weather.

achieving both feels wonderful and is a great accomplishment.

Todd Weselake Raven Eye Photography

u “The photos from your helicopter portrait sessions were the reason we chose Fernie for our wedding location.” This quote stunned me when I recently met with some prospective clients from Calgary over drinks at Picnic. Like many young artists, my goals when I first started Raven Eye Photography were to actually make a living doing what I loved, and sincerely hoping that one day my work would influence people’s lives in a positive way. Now, to be

I have always loved flying, so the idea of combining photography with flight came pretty early on in my business model. What I discovered was a small but receptive, and very rewarding market for helicopteraccess portrait shoots. Working closely with Greg Goodison at Ascent Helicopters I found a variety of stunning alpine locations to fly people to. No one has ever come away disappointed from these trips into the mountains around Fernie – kids absolutely love it on family portrait shoots, and couples find it the perfect adventure for their wedding day or engagement photos. Fernie has so much to offer as a town and with its surroundings, the possibilities for recreation are endless. I’ve taken portraits of people snowmobiling, fly fishing, ATV’ing, skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking… pretty much any activity you can think of! I also have the privilege of covering fun annual events like the TransRockies, Tears & Gears, and TwoKnee races to name a few. Having growing up in Fernie I’ve seen a lot of change over the years. It’s great to see sustainable growth with tourism having a

major influence on local industry. I hope people continue to visit us, and when they see all this valley has to offer, perhaps decide to stay. I can only dare to hope my photos will draw more people seeking beauty and adventure to the amazingly scenic Elk Valley. Why do you think people come for the winter, but stay for the summer? There is more to Fernie than just legendary powder and stunning mountain scenery. Summer days here are long and warm, full of adventure and tranquility. What is your idea of a perfect Fernie day? A morning of biking with friends, a little afternoon fishing, and an evening BBQ on the deck while watching the sunset over the Lizard Range. How do you enjoy the outdoors during the summer months? See previous answer… Share one of your Fernie secrets... if you dare. The mountain tops are only a 5 minute flight away….


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Recreation u golf guide

East Kootenay Golf Guide uFernie is, among other things, a golf destination. With a world class course offering challenging terrain and stunning views, it’s not surprising. Over the years courses have filled the stretch of Highway 3 between the Crowsnest Pass and Cranbrook, making it an attractive area for travel as golf enthusiasts can enjoy multiple courses as they make their way to or from Fernie. Learn more about these courses while planning your golf trip this summer!

u Aerial View of the Fernie Golf and Country Club Photo by Matt Kuhn, www.mkuhnphoto.com Crowsnest Pass

Elkford

Jaffray

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Mountain Meadows Golf Course

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Increasing in popularity in recent years as a destination for golfers of all ages as it is one of the most golfer-friendly courses in the Kootenays, complete with a picturesque setting, great golf, and good value. 9-hole course. Green Fees: $27/$39, offer couples, seniors and family pricing. 3168/6294 yards. Par 36/72. www.mountainmeadowsgolf.com, 250-865-7413

This par 4 course is a popular early season option, along with for those spending time in “lake country” during the summer months. It also provides an approachable option for the beginner, although it does include rolling hills and water hazards on 6 of the 9 holes. 9-hole course. Green Fees: $22/$32, with junior pricing available. 2099 yards. Par 30. www.willobend.com, 250-429-3377

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Bootleg Gap

Offering a championship course that is very playable for the beginner or average golfer but also challenging for a more experienced player. Water is in play on all but three holes and the greens are challenging testing putting skills. Exceptional views complete the experience.18-hole course. Green Fees: $35/$63, offer weekday, twilight, junior and local pricing. 6556 yards. Par 70. www.golffernie.com, 250-423-7773

This championship-calibre course plunges into the beautiful St. Mary River Valley, with many isolated, tree-lined holes offering a wild and rugged appeal with 12 as its signature hole. Les Furber-designed, 18-hole course. Green Fees: $39/$59, offering weekday, twilight, junior and “recreational 9” pricing. 7157 yards. Par 72. www.bootleggapgolf. com, 250-427-7077

Located right in the heart of the Crowsnest Pass, with spectacular mountain views on all sides. While just a 45-minute drive from Fernie, it offers strikingly different aspects and terrain. 18-hole course, Green Fees: $30/$54, offer weekday pricing. 6814 yards. Par 73. www.crowsnestpassgolf.com Sparwood

Sparwood Golf Club A mountain golf course, the fairways are surrounded by tall pine and spruce forests. The signature hole # 7 par 3 offers an elevated tee, well-bunkered green and a putting surface shaped with undulation from front to back. 9-hole course. Green Fees: $27/$43, offer senior and student pricing. 3144/6156 yards. Par 36/72. www.sparwoodgolf.com, 250-425-2612

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Recreation u golf guide

u Fernie Golf and Country Club

Photo by Matt Kuhn, www.mkuhnphoto.com

Kimberley Golf Club

Cranbrook

This member’s course offers a variety of birdie opportunities in the opening holes, scenes of the Rocky and Purcell mountain ranges, and many challenging tree lined holes. 18-hole course. Green Fees: $31/$49 with weekday, twilight, junior, replay and happy hour pricing. 6429 yards. Par 71. www.kimberleygolfclub.com, 250-427-4161

Cranbrook Golf Course

Shadow Mountain A new addition to the courses in our region designed by Cooke Carleton International Golf Course Architects. The routing takes golfers on an adventure across diverse landscape of rolling forested sand dunes and mountainous terrain. 18-hole course. Green Fees: $122.60, weekday, twilight, junior, group, specials and shoulder season pricing available. 7405 yards. Par 72. www. shadowmountain.ca/golf

Trickle Creek Designed by renowned architect Les Furber, it recently was awarded a bronze medal by readers of SCORE Golf Magazine for being one of the top resort courses in Canada and is celebrating 20 years this season. 18-hole course. Green Fees: $125, with weekday, twilight, junior, 2nd round, and group rates. 6896 yards. Par 72. www.tricklecreek.com, 250-427-3389

With an easily walk-able route this is an enjoyable course for all levels. But it’s also a course for the serious player, being the site for five major BCGA championships and the 2004 RCGA Senior Men’s Match Play Championship. 18-hole course. Green Fees: $33/$55, with weekday, twilight and offseason rates available. 6803 yards. Par 72. www.golfcranbrook.com, 250-426-6462

Mission Hills Golf Course A friendly family owned and run golf and practice facility, this course is prepared with mats and grass turf for practice swinging and includes three 9-hole layouts – The Pine, The Badger and The Creek. 9-hole course. Green Fees: $15/$20, also offering senior and junior rates, and 3-hole fee. 1265/1481/1288 yards. Par 17/29/28. www.golfingmissionhills.com, 250-489-3009

St. Eugene Mission This Les Furber course places an emphasis on shot value, and within a year of opening was included in the top 3 Best New Canadian Golf Courses by Golf Digest magazine. Highlighting St. Eugene’s heritage, all 18 holes have Ktunaxa names in the traditional language. 18-hole course. Green

Fees: $35/$85 with weekday, twilight, 36 hole, junior, and shoulder season rates. 7007 yards. Par 72. www.steugene.ca/golf, 1-877417-3133

Way-Lyn Ranch Golf Course An executive golf course located in Saint Mary’s River Valley, consisting of tricky par 3’s and challenging 4’s. With some holes over 250 yards, golfers are able to brush up on their long game in addition to sharpening up on their short irons. 9-hole course. Green Fees: $17.42/$23.88 with senior and junior rates. 1335 yards. Par 30. www.waylyngolf. com

Wildstone A new addition to the East Kootenays, this course represents Gary Player’s expertise with each hole being carefully designed. Golf Digest editor claimed it was his favourite North American round in 2011! Includes a facility with large putting green, chipping green and driving range. 18-hole course. Green Fees: $69 with twilight, weekday and second round pricing. 7127 yards. Par 72. www.wildstonegolf.com, 250-489-1282 See the map on page for 67 a general view of golf course locations.

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Recreation u summer camps

Kid’s Guide to Summer in Fernie

u Mountain High Adventure Camp - Summer Fun! Photo courtesy of Mountain High Adventures

u Ah, to be a kid again with the freedom of summer. I especially envy Fernie kids as not only are there numerous recreational opportunities available right out their door, the number and quality of organized programs and camps sprouting up each year is pretty tough to beat! So kids, regardless of what it is you like – adventure, art, science, books, or sports, the opportunity awaits you this summer in Fernie. Enjoy! u Art

Safari Camps:

Adventures Under the Sea July 9-13 (Sparwood), Monsters, Magic in the Mountains July 16-20 (Fernie) and Puppets Around the World July 23-27 (Fernie) Art Safari camp is an age appropriate day camp for children ages 6-10. Campers will learn techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and theatre while learning about new cultures and art history. Campers will take part in the process of creating characters, props and scenery for an end of week performance as well as an art show for family and friends. Daily outdoor time will be included to make the most of Fernie and Sparwood’s beautiful surroundings. Spaces are limited to 14, register early to avoid disappointment. Cost: $195 per camper (including all activities and art supplies). Scholarships are available. www.artsafaricamp.com

u EcoCamp gets creative

Photo by Paige Hilderman

u Fernie

Leisure Services

Day Camps These camps are fully engaging and will have your child coming home excited about their day. For more details visit www.fernie.ca or call 250-423-4466 British Soccer Camp, July 9-13

u Community

Ecogarden

EcoCamp, July 23-27 and August 6-10 An action-packed, outdoor, fun-filled program for 5-10 year olds. Throughout the week, kids weave their days together with gardening, science, art, music, exploration, games and a whole lot of fun. Each day includes special guests that bring new exciting experiences. Kids + Dirt = Fun. www.ecogarden.ca

The number one youth soccer company in the United States, Challenger Sports, is back to host its British Soccer camp. Challenger coaches use innovative ways incorporating fun and personal challenges while maximizing participation and constant positive feedback. Programs are available for children of all ages and levels and each camper receives a free soccer ball and T-shirt. Register online www. challengersports.com or call 250-423-4466.

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u Library Fun! Photo courtesy of the Fernie Heritage Library

The Fernie Golf & Country Club offers three junior camps through July and August. The ages welcome are 5 years up to 18 years of age. Each camp is four days (Monday Thursday) with a wind-up party on the last day. Sessions are one to two hours long depending on the age category. The cost is $40 for 5-6 year olds, $90 for 7-10 year olds and $105 for 11-18 years old and includes professional instruction, a T-shirt, daily prizes and a wind-up green fee with dinner. Visit www.golffernie.com or call the Pro Shop at 250-423-7773 to learn more.

Teaching kids to ride hard and safe! Learn to ride steep lines and tackle challenging terrain with Fernie Alpine Resort’s team of professional coaches. For dates and camp details, visit www.skifernie.com/summer. Resort Kid Childcare FAR has a licensed childcare centre, and is a popular kid’s choice for summer activities and adventures! Open Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30pm and accept ages 18 months to six years old. Reservations are strongly recommended as space is limited. For more information or to reserve your spot call 250423-2430 or childcare@skifernie.com. u Fernie

Arts Station: Arts and Theatre Camps Operation Art Wednesdays, July 4-August 22 From 9:30-11:30am for children ages 5-10, this is a drop-in only program allowing children to complete one pottery piece and one fibre based creation to take home. $15 for one child, $12 for any additional siblings. Preschool Kids Summer Fun Days – Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 10-August 23 From 10am-12:30pm, kids ages 3-6 are invited to the Arts Station to create art. Each class begins with drawing activities in a sketchbook, allowing them to see how they’ve improved over the summer. Preregister ($20 or $35 for both) or drop in ($25) – maximum of 15 kids can participate. Youth Summer Theatre Camp – August 7-17, 9am-2pm Join theatre professional Denise Baughan in this two-week camp that is sure to leave youth with an enthusiasm for the performing arts and a solid foundation of theatrical skills. Week One will be focused on skill development and set design and construction. Week Two will be dedicated to the actual performance that is the culmination of everything that they have learned throughout this amazing theatre camp, taking place Friday, August 17 at 6pm.

u Summer Junior Golf Camps: July 3-5, July 24-26, August 7-9

Register early to ensure you get in. Funding is available through the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation. www. emilybrydonyouthfoundation.com/fundingapplication. u Fernie School Aged Care Summer Camps June 21 – July 20 Daily camps are available for your children, Kindergarten to Grade 6, from June 21 to July 20 this summer through Fernie School Aged Care. Each day there is a different theme, including Garden, Art, Photography, SuperHero, Picnic, Biking and more. The camps run 9-5pm and are $30 per day, or $150 per week. For more details or to register your children, visit www.fernieschoolagedcare. com or call 250-430-3155. u Mountain High Adventures Camp, Mondays to Fridays July and August Mountain High Adventures Camp is for kids and teenagers aged 12-17 who want to experience what adventure in Fernie is all about. Learn new skills, experience new activities and meet new friends. These fiveday camps (Mon-Fri) are action packed, fun filled and challenging. Adventures include rafting, mountain biking, inflatable kayaking, river surfing, hiking, cliff jumping, wake surfing, and zip line challenge course. No experience is necessary, must be capable swimmer in good physical condition, all equipment and lunches included. 250-423-5008, www.raftfernie.com.

u Fernie Heritage Library Summer Reading Club: Strange But True Strange But True, this year’s reading club for children aged 6 to 10 is slated to be better than ever. Kids will discover “Wild wild life”; explore world records, travel to outer space, learn about strange physics, cool chemistry and crazy inventions; be introduced to remarkable real-life kids; and play with magic. For more details or to register visit fernie.bclibrary.ca or call 250423-4458. All library programs are free and are open to everyone.  u Tennis:

Mondays 6-10pm

The Fernie Tennis Club grows each year in members and popularity, and is always accepting new members. They meet in the James White Park Mondays from 6-10pm May through Thanksgiving, weather pending. All levels welcome and private coaching will be available. This is a great opportunity for kids to get into the sport, for more information e-mail saramcfarlane@hotmail. com. u Trit-Trot Farms Children’s Programs Trit-Trot Farms runs four children’s camps (July 9-11, July 16-18, July 30-August 1, and August 6-8). These camps focus on fun and safety, training and round pen, parts of the horse, riding lessons, braiding and bandaging, leading, stable management, horse show preparation, arena etiquette, equine trivia, safe trailering, emergency care and feeding. Each camp runs Monday – Wednesday, 9-4pm and for kids ages 5-16. Camps are $295, visit www.trittrotfarms.com. FERNIEFIX.COM

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Fernie Hikes Not to Miss

Recreation u hikes

uSitting in this valley, it’s hard not to envision yourself at the top of one of the magnificent peaks surrounding us. Fortunately there are trails… a lot of trails leading to various points along the mountain side, and to peaks if you wish. Here are three options for you to try while here, with plenty more to be discovered.

Castle Mountain – Town Difficulty Level – Blue/Black Elevation – 5,280 feet Average Time – 3-5 hours Getting There: With the addition of Uprooted, Castle Mountain can easily be accessed from town. Take Pine Avenue once you’ve crossed the train tracks, passing the Fernie Aquatic Centre and turn left on Coal Creek Road. You will see a yellow bridge on your right by the old barn. Park here, and take the trail on your left after you cross the bridge, following the flagging as you make your way up the mountain.

Old Stumpy Loop - Town Difficulty Level – Green Elevation – just above town Average Time – 1-2 hours Getting There: You’re in Fernie, you have a couple of hours to spare and wouldn’t mind some exercise – this is for you. From 13th Street heading towards Ridgemont, you’ll pass the New Horizons’ subdivision after crossing the train tracks, and will see a gate leading to a path on your left. This is Old Stumpy. There is minimal parking here, try parking near Isabella Dicken Elementary School on 13th and 2nd Ave. The Hike: This is a mellow hike alongside Ridgemont Mountain through tall grass and trees with strategically placed benches. These provide great opportunities to sit and take in the stunning views above, and fields, golf course and town below. The trail continues eventually hitting the train tracks, where you will cross and connect with the dike behind the Fernie Golf and Country Club, alongside the Elk River. Eventually you will hit Maiden Lake, where you will turn left following the path behind Extra Foods, the Best Western and the Elk Valley Hospital, and in front of Fernie Secondary School. Here it will connect with 2nd Avenue, and take you back to 13th Street to complete the loop.

The Hike: This hike starts of pretty mellow and progressively gets steeper and more exposed. The beauty of it is there are so many view points along the way, any point you reach is rewarding. Uprooted crosses both the original and new River Road, meandering through trees until it eventually joins Hyperventilation. Take a left, and continue to climb the numerous switchbacks. Soon you will reach the first lookout and bench. From here, it’s a few switchbacks before you meet up with South Castle, taking you to the base of Castle Rocks. Once here, take a left and walk the last steep pitch to Castle Mountain’s rocks, a very worthwhile pinnacle. Please note: These trails are also used for mountain biking.

Hosmer Mountain – Hartley Lake Road Difficulty Level – Black Elevation – 7,676 feet Average Time – 4-6 hours Getting There: Travel north on Highway 3 and take a left on Dicken Road just after the Fernie Chamber of Commerce. Continue on Dicken Road to Hartley Lake Road and turn left, driving ~ 7 kms to the trailhead. It is not well marked, and is located on a turn with a small gravel parking area opposite the trailhead. If you’ve passed Hartley Lake, you’ve gone too far. The Hike: This is one of the most recognizable mountains in Fernie, alongside the Three Sisters, and standing on its peak is rewarding to say the least. The first section of the trail meanders through thick brush on a switch-backing, dirt trail which continually becomes steeper as you progress. You will reach the Ghostrider Peak, which is roughly 2/3 the way, and can continue along the rockier, steep climb to the “summit”. Caution is recommended when navigating this section, and it is not recommended for children. The vistas at either the Ghostrider Peak or summit are breathtaking, offering different view points of the valley and surrounding mountains. For more trails and maps, visit our site at www.ferniefix.com or purchase a Fernie Mountain Bike Guide. FERNIEFIX.COM

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Biking Getting Started By Krista Turcasso

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Recreation u biking For this area, an all mountain bike is recommended (vs. cross country or downhill). This will make you feel more comfortable on steep and technical trails, without the added weight. Of course this is preference, and as you gain experience you will learn what you like and what you don’t like. I personally began on a hard tail, moved to a 4x4 cross country bike, then went all mountain with the Giant Trance X and just came full circle with an XTC 29er hard tail. If you find the process of deciding on a bike time consuming and confusing, drop into one of the bike shops downtown. The staff are experts in their field and more than happy to utilize their technical savvy intelligence. u Gear. While it’s nice to look good and not stick out like a sore thumb, functionality is key. Here is a list of essentials to work from. A good helmet that fits properly. Bonus if it looks good. Pedals and Shoes. If you start out on flat pedals you’ll want a shoe with a soft sole that grips and limits movement. If you’ve decided to give clipless pedals a go, choose one with a platform and a shoe with grips that is easy to walk in. Pads. It does not feel good when your pedal slams into your shin. Invest in some soft pads to increase confidence while learning - a good investment as you’ll use them on bigger descents as you progress. Back pack. I recommend one with a 1-2 litre bladder that has room to carry an extra layer, snacks and your tools. (below). Sunglasses, preferably with changeable lenses. If not choose a lighter shade - think protection and visibility. Gloves. Full fingered with padding. If your hands go numb, try thicker padding to absorb shock. You’ll undoubtedly have various pairs once you get into the sport, to cover all temperatures and types of rides. When choosing a pair of shorts consider a longer length (just below the knee), ensure they are seamless in the crotch, and of durable material to withstand any potential impact. Chami (chamois). If you don’t know what these are you soon will. Ever hop on a bike

after a winter of skiing and woke up the next day with a sore tush? The key is a chami, and this is not the time to skimp. Invest in a few to wear under your shorts and wash after every use.

a great beginning point. Progress to Blues such as Eric’s Trail, Sidewinder and Dem Bones, and eventually to more technical rides such as Old Goat, Project 9 and Brokeback.

I like to have an array of jerseys available as the riding season is long and temperature range wide. Sleeveless, short sleeve and long sleeve options, of light weight, breathable material.

An important aspect of biking is climbing, and at first a wider path or road might feel more comfortable. Consider sticking to trails off Ridgemont Road, the Powerline or Gorby until you gain confidence in climbing but remember there is no shame in walking.

Bike socks can be pretty cute, and you may notice many have intricate patterns. Fashion aside, something thin that at least covers the ankles is a good choice. Longer options are available for extra coverage. u Tools. Chains break. Tires go flat. Regardless of the problem it’s a good idea to keep parts and tools in your pack and to learn how to use them. Definitely carry a spare tube (that fits your tire), a Multi-tool, tire pump, SRAM powerlink and chain lube. First aid supplies and more intricate stuff such as a shock pump and spare derailleur hanger are good options as well. u Hydration. It will take time to learn how much you sweat and what you need to re-hydrate. Pay careful attention, as electrolyte balance can make a world of difference in energy and performance. Regardless, you will need more fluid on hot days and on longer rides. I personally like HEED by Hammer Nutrition. u Fuel. Biking burns a lot of calories. Even while learning (maybe more so), you’re exerting yourself more than you’re probably used to. Having enough gas in the tank not only helps with your current ride, it helps on your next. Find out what works for you – gels, bars, energy drinks, fruit, and carry this with you. Also, never go out hungry and eat within 30 minutes after your ride. u Trail

Progression.

It’s great to ride with people you feel comfortable with that know where they are going, but make sure they are aware of your ability and comfort zone. Starting with smooth, flowy trails and progressing with your ability and comfort level will increase your confidence. Trails like Old Stumpy, Cemetery Bypass and What’s Up Doc are

u Tips. When climbing, keep your elbows in and enough weight over your front tire to prevent it from lifting. If you do feel it lifting, try gripping your handlebars like you would rev a motorbike, putting pressure against the bars and leaning towards them. Learn your gears. Knowing how to quickly increase or decrease tension when ascending or descending results in efficiency and consistency. When descending, stand with your feet level and keep your butt over your rear tire. If you feel your back tire skid, lay off the rear brake (right side). Also for steep terrain you may consider dropping your seat. Other advice: try to use only one finger on your brakes utilizing the others to grip the handlebars, keep your gaze at least a bike’s length ahead, and speed is your friend! While biking can be frustrating at times, it’s a fun, challenging and most of all rewarding sport. This list is a good place to start, but remember it’s just that – a starting point. Get out in the bike shops and discuss your needs with the professionals. Great service, quality products and a wealth of knowledge await you. And lastly, have fun because that’s what it’s all about! That and the après of course… For extensive details on trails including maps, photographs, and descriptions, pick up the Fernie Mountain Bike Guide online at www.ferniefix.com or at one of the following retailers: The Gear Hub, The Guide’s Hut, Polar Peek Books, The Ski Base or Straightline.

Getting Started

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Fly Fishing – After the Run Off

Recreation u fishing

by Bill Wilcox

u The Bull River just north of Fernie. Photo by Nicole Matei

u It seems like it was just yesterday, at the age of six, I was sitting at Bill Moffat’s kitchen table in Kimberly learning how to tie a dry-fly. Now, trying to teach a squirming six year old who wanted nothing more than to be fishing, how to tie a fly must have been a daunting task, if not impossible. But Mr. Moffat gave it his best shot and managed to instill in me a huge desire to fish whenever and wherever I could. My Dad was not a fly fisherman, so most of my time fishing was spent on a small creek just outside of Kimberly called Cherry Creek. I would wonder the waters with my cousin Kenny or by myself, exploring every little pool and run that I thought may have a fish in it. This to me was the best part of summer fishing and discovering what I thought were secret spots. Ah, the innocence of youth! Fast forward fifty or so years, while fishing the upper Wigwam River, a new to the area fly fisherman approached me decked out in new gear fresh off the rack. He asked where I thought he should try his luck. After some consideration I carefully proceeded. “Take this spot, it’s a good one. I’ll move up a little.”

“Thank you,” he replied with a smile. “Thanks a lot.” I headed upstream and as I moved around the next bend I looked back and he was into it! There he was staring at that tiny fly hoping that an animal with a tiny brain would come up from the bottom and eat it. There is just something about dry-flying that demands all of your concentration. We met again at the end of the day, at a spot where I had hidden my truck (not well enough I guess) and talked about the day’s successes. He hadn’t had a good one and wanted to know what to use and where to go tomorrow. Once again I proceeded carefully, and was starting to know how a Cutthroat feels, sore mouth and all. Being early in the season I suggested a #14 Blue Winged Olive or a #14 Yellow Bodied Elk Hair Caddis and to concentrate on fishing only longer slower moving water. It was early season and the Cutthroat spawn had just finished, so most fish are either in the slower prime feeding lines at the tail out’s eating, or tucked up tight against the cut banks, stumps and rocks resting. I suggested that he work them all. Ten or twelve good quality

drifts of the fly and if a fish won’t take it, try another fly or move on. There’s lots of river to fish, and it was going to be another great day either way. As far as where to go the next day I thought for a moment (images of a young boy on Cherry Creek filling my head) and told him that when I first moved to the Valley, the best part of going fishing was discovering new places to fish, and perhaps catching just one large Cutthroat on a dry-fly. I suggested that he do the same. Our paths haven’t crossed since. Like me, I suspect, he’s still looking for that special place, where once again he can try to outsmart that animal with the tiny brain, using a tiny dry-fly. If one day he’s approached by a fly fisherman looking for help, hopefully he remembers what I said, and tells him to search for that one in a million spot and catch that one in a million trout. All on his own. Stay dry-fly my friend. Bill Wilcox operates Lost Creek Angling Co, which offers float trips, walk and wades, helicopter fly in fishing, and scenic float trips. 250-423-7561, www.lostcreekangler.com


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Summer 2012 u weddng guide

Fernie Wedding Guide

uGetting married under the summer sun, at Island Lake Lodge. Photo by RavenEyePhotography.com

uFernie has the ability to accommodate your wedding, whatever size, style or taste you are looking for, and has been growing in popularity as a wedding destination in recent years. With this in mind, it’s important to plan accordingly and book the essentials well in advance. Here is a quick guide to what’s available in this beautiful mountain setting. Visit the Directory for additional businesses and services to help with your wedding planning and www.ferniefix.com to keep up to date on events and more that might complement your celebration in Fernie.

Ceremony and Reception Choosing the right venue is one of the first steps in creating your event. Knowing whether you’re interested in an outdoor or indoor venue will help in the decision process, as well as an estimate on group size. Many options are limited in the number of people they can host, but fortunately Fernie has plenty to choose from.

Outdoors Annex Park ~ Provides a large open area with a duck pond and views. www.fernie.ca | 250-423-4466

Birch Meadows ~ Rich greens of the mountains and a private, secluded area outside of town. www.birchmeadowslodge.com 250-423-4236 Fernie Golf & County Club ~ Open and majestic with 360 views of Fernie’s mountains. www.golffernie.com | 250-423-7773 Fernie Court House ~ A unique, historical setting in the centre of downtown Fernie. www.fernie.ca | 250-423-4466 I “Dew” Point at Island Lake ~ Grassy meadow on the lake with views of the Lizard Range. www.islandlakelodge.com | 250-423-3700 James White Park ~ A smaller mountain setting with a more rugged, outdoors feel www.fernie.ca | 250-423-4466

Lost Boys Café ~ Amazing views from Timber Bowl at Fernie Alpine resort with a large patio. www.skifernie.com | 250-423-4655 Mount Fernie Provincial Park ~ A classic mountain setting with a bridge over a beautiful creek. www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/ parkpgs/mt_fernie/ | 1-250-422-3003 Elk View Lodge ~ A beautiful lodge just outside Fernie with a large deck and views of the Lizard Range. www.elkviewlodge.com | 250-430-1089

Receptions/Indoor Ceremonies Best Western ~ A banquet room for up to 180 guests situated in the hotel just off the highway. www.bestwesternfernie.com 250-423-5500 FERNIEFIX.COM

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The Clubhouse ~ Offers spectacular views at Fernie Golf & Country Club both indoors and out for up to 150 for a seated event, and 230 for cocktail style. www.enjoyfernie.com | 250-423-7367 Corner Pocket ~ Located at the Griz Inn at Fernie Alpine Resort, a beautiful indoor setting at the hill with patio for up to 175. www.enjoyfernie.com | 250-423-7367 Elk View Lodge ~ Open plan dining and living room area can seat up to 100 using round tables. For smaller groups, they use rectangular tables to seat up to 50. www.elkviewlodge.com | 250-430-1089 Fernie Community Centre ~ With seating up to 480 this is the only option for large weddings. www.fernie.ca | 250-423-4466 Fernie Curling Club ~ Seating for up to 210 people, perfect for a casual affair. www.fernie.ca | 250-423-4466 Fernie Family Centre ~ A comfortable and central location suitable for 150-200 guests. www.holyfamilyfernie.ca | 250-423-6127 Island Lake Lodge ~ The Tamarack Lodge accommodates up to 80 people and the Bear Lodge up to 50. Beautiful mountain setting, book far in advance. www.islandlakelodge.com 250-423-3700 Lizard Creek Lodge ~ An open space with a fireplace and patio, up to 150 guests at Fernie Alpine Resort. www.lizardcreek.com | 250-423-2057 Parkplace Lodge ~ Centrally located with a fireplace, great for up to 150 guests. www.parkplacelodge.com | 250-423-6871 Red Tree Lodge ~ This newly renovated restaurant can accommodate up to 120 people. www.redtreelodge.com | 250-423-4622 Snow Creek Lodge ~ This lodge on the hill can accommodate up to 80 people. www.fernielodgingco.com | 250-423-6878 For smaller sized wedding or those looking for something more casual or unique, consider one of the following options! Casual yet cool: Griz Bar at Fernie Alpine Resort (250-423-4655) or The Bridge Bistro (250-423-7367) by the Elk River.

Elegant and chic: Picnic Restaurant and Social (250-423-7666), and the Arts Station/Blue Toque (250-423-4842) both in refurbished historical buildings.

Invitations While planning your wedding in Fernie, why not utilize some of the unique services available here? The first impression you give your guests is through your invitation, and these businesses can help you in creating a distinctive product that expresses your personalities and the feel of the event. Clawhammer Letterpress ~ Specializing in typography-based products, including invitations, stationery and cards. www.clawhammer.ca | 778-519-5010 Kootenay Sales and Marketing ~ Provides all printing needs including invitations, RSVP cards and save the dates. www.ksmweddings.com | 250-430-7545 Two Owls Collect ~ Offers a catalogue of modern invitations and stationery along with custom orders, including invitations, programs, guest books, thank you cards and more. www.twoowlscollect.ca | 250-423-4984

Flowers Flowers can have a big impact, especially when it comes to photography. Fernie is home to some talented florists whom will help brighten up your day. Bunches ~ They represent their client’s needs and expectations while maintaining a clean, sophisticated design aesthetic. www.bunchesonline.com | 250-423-2171 Fernie Blossoms and Blooms ~ Local Debbie Then with an amazing eye for detail and design. 250-423-1486 Green Petal ~ They love the different, unusual, fun, artsy and elegant and transfer this to their arrangements. www.thegreenpetal.ca | 250-423-4486

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Beauty Hair salons, spas and makeup artists have a busy summer season with the influx of brides and wedding parties. Book in advance, and enjoy your pampering sessions!

Makeup B2 ~ Specializing in high quality wedding day makeup, bridal party makeup lessons, and high quality skin care products www.b2bodybeauty.com | 250-423-2171 Freyja Lifestyle Fashion ~ Chantel is a selfproclaimed lover of makeup and fashion, and provides professional makeup for weddings. www.freyjalifestylefashion.com 250-423-0713 For spa and hair salon listings, visit the Health and Lifestyle section of the Business Directory on page 84.

Rentals Whether you’re organizing an outdoor or indoor wedding, many locations will need additional rental equipment, supplies and transportation. And what about that tux or dress? Bunches ~ Offers tuxedo rentals. www.bunchesonline.com | 250-423-2171 Heaven Boutique ~ Offers alterations, garment steaming, and takes measurements for ordering rentals. 250-423-6652 Home Hardware ~ Rent out tables, chairs, linens and a host of other items and materials – ask for Heather Ingram when calling. 250-423-4496 Patti’s Party Tent Rental ~ Offers tables, chairs, tents, port-a-potties, napkins, linens, and more, rental includes delivery, setup and tear down. www.pattispartytentrental.ca 250-423-7057 / 250-423-1455 Summit Lift Company Tent Rentals ~ Provide large white tent rental for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, includes setup and take down. www.summitliftco.net | 250-423-1255 FERNIEFIX.COM

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Transportation Quick List A Touch of Class Limousines 1-250-489-1140 Kootenay Taxi 250-423-4408 Rent a Wreck 250-423-6030 Smokey Mountain Charters 1-866-423-8605

Catering Many of the restaurants and hotels cater their own venues. If you have a venue that does not offer catering, there are private function caterers to choose from. Blue Toque ~ Offer tasteful catering to smaller events outside of their establishment (cocktail evening, dress rehearsal or intimate reception). 250-423-4637 CP Catering who run the Clubhouse at the Fernie Golf & Country Club, Corner Pocket and The Bridge Bistro, are known for their ability to beautifully cater weddings of all sizes. 250-423-7367 Lizard Creek Lodge ~ Offer tasteful catering to smaller events outside of their establishment (cocktail evening, dress rehearsal or intimate reception). 250-423-2057

Cakes/ Cupcakes There are many artistic and high quality bakers in this community, specializing in unique cakes to accompany your special day. Happy Cow ~ Specializing in all natural cakes and cupcakes (along with specialty ice cream). 250-423-8381 Piece of Cake ~ Specializing in unique custom made cakes that accentuate your occasion. 250-430-2176 Smilin Pixie ~ Specializing in both buttercream and fondant wedding cakes. 250-423-8066 Sugar Rush ~ Offering fondant cakes for any

occasion, customized specifically for you. www.sugarrushcustomcakes.ca 250-423-0498

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Music After it’s all said and done, it’s time to really celebrate and music is “instrumental”. Fernie is host to an array of live music options, including bands, Djs and classical ensembles. For a specific band or DJ, we recommend getting in touch with one of the bars in town that book them regularly. Otherwise utilize one of the services listed below. DJ McRae ~ Playing all of your favourites, sure to have your guests on the dance floor. 250-423-8658 Jim Paul DJ Services ~ Known for playing the best in music now and then, catered to your party’s tastes. 250-430-2490 Trinity Mountain Quartet ~ This quartet is available to provide classical music at your wedding. www.trinitymountainensemble.com

Photography There are so many talented photographers in Fernie, each with his or her own artistic flare. Here is a list of photographers that are known for wedding services, visit their sites to get a feel for their style. 6:8 Photography | www.68photography.ca Jamie Hide Photography www.jamiehide.com Kyle Hamilton Photography www.kylehamiltonphotography.com Matt Kuhn Photography www.mkuhnphoto.com Raven Eye Photography www.raveneyephotography.com

Planners Looking for a little extra help before, during or after your wedding? Here are a couple of options with services ranging from lending a hand to the whole nine yards.

u Photo By Kyle Hamilton Bunches ~ Offers detail, event day, customized coordination and services. www.bunchesonline.com | 250-423-2171 Find it in Fernie ~ A helpful concierge service available to help out with any task, whether big or small. www.finditinfernie.com | 250-278-3463 We Connect ~ This all in one service helps to relieve stress, particularly for those planning from out of town. www.weconnect.ca | 1-877-923-2654

Marriage Commissioners If you’re not getting married in a church you’ll most likely need to book a marriage commissioner. The following are available in the Fernie region. Jennifer Cronin ~ jcronin@elkvalley.net 250-423-4337 Faye Arlene Sigurdson ~ fayesig@telus.net 250-865-7119 Shannon Takacs ~ info@finditinfernie.com 250-278-3463


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Quality Year-Round Accommodation at Fernie Alpine Resort 1-800-661-0118 www.grizinn.com Best value on the mountain! Hotel rooms to 3-bedroom suites + lofts. Indoor pool, outdoor hot tubs & Corner Pocket restaurant. Ideal for Weddings!

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u Art

and Museum Exhibits

The Fernie Arts Co-op represents the art and creations of many talented East Kootenay artists, featuring a wide variety of media, including paintings, textiles, jewelery, photography, pottery and fine art prints. www.fernieartscoop.com The Arts Station regularly hosts art exhibits, workshops, Indie Film circuits and an array of concerts. www.theartsstation.com. Also check out the Fernie Museum, with a gallery space on the second floor and a core exhibit focusing on Fernie’s history on the main. www. ferniemuseum.com u Brewery

Tours

Visit Fernie’s Microbrewery – the Fernie Brewing Co, and enjoy a tour, check out their merchandise or purchase a growler. Open Monday – Saturday 1-5pm, stop by or call to book a tour. 250-423-7797 u Day

Tripping

The Elk Valley includes the communities of Sparwood and Elkford, rich in coal mining history and recreational opportunities. From coal mine tours to mountain bike trails to amazing hikes in the Elk Lakes Provincial Park, it’s worth the trip. The South Country includes the small and unique communities of Elko, Baynes Lake, and Jaffray, all surrounded by water – whether rivers or lakes. Biking, kayaking, boating, cliff jumping and a lot of beach chilling await you – visit the map on page 75 for directions and details. On the way savour the famous ice cream treats and hamburgers at 3 & 93 Dairy Bar. You’ll find generous portions and friendly service. See “Peanut the train”, an original compressed air locomotive used for hauling coal in the early 1900’s. Open daily spring and summer 11-8pm. Whitefish is a popular destination for visitors and residents of Fernie, just a hop, skip and a jump across the border. Visit www.skiwhitefish.com for information on recreational activities and events taking place both on the mountain and in town. u Family

Rainy Day Fun

Both Heaven Boutique (672 2nd Ave) and Mixed Elements (592 3rd Ave) offer crafting classes and supplies, fun for the entire family regardless of level. On a rainy day try the Fernie Aquatic Centre for public swim, waters slide, lane swim, and a hot tub and steam room. For the swimming

schedule or for more information on family activities and community services, visit www. fernie.ca. Why not catch a movie at the Vogue Theatre? Always offering the newest box office hits along with independent films. www.ferniemovies.com The Fernie Heritage Library is also a must, located in a striking historical building offering summer reading programs for a variety of ages, many useful resources, Internet access and a beautiful study room. www.fernieheritagelibrary.com. u Fishing Probably one of Fernie’s most well known attribute is its river, the Elk. This river and its many tributaries offer a wide range of fishing opportunities. Fernie Fly Fishing offers a range of services including Full Day Float Trips, Walk & Wade Adventures, Woman’s Only, Family Fly Fishing and Corporate Retreats, along with learn to fly fish programs for all ages and skill level. www.fernieflyfishing.com Fernie Wilderness Adventures float the many rivers and tributaries in the area, including the Elk, Flathead, Wigwam and Bull Rivers. www.fernieadventures.com Lost Creek Anglers also provides float trips on the Elk River, walk and wade, helicopter fly in trips and scenic floats, along with Wigwam River Wilderness Camps. www. lostcreekangler.com u Fore! Fernie and its surrounding area is quickly becoming a huge golf destination. Visit our East Kootenay Golf Guide on page 13 for details on Fernie’s own Fernie Golf & Country Club and others in our area. Also, the Events Calendar and Kid’s Guide to Summer include numerous events held at our course this summer. www.golffernie.com u Giddy

also included three hiking options and a piece on how to get started with the sport of mountain biking in this guide, along with a guide to running and biking races in our area… for those looking for a challenge! And what would hiking and biking be in Fernie without Island Lake Lodge or Fernie Alpine Resort? Visit their respective maps and hiking information in our map section. u Rafting All levels of rafting can be found in the Fernie area, and with two amazing companies offering a classic variety of trips, you’re sure to find one suited to your needs and intensity. Both Canyon Raft (250-423-7226, www.cayonraft.com) and Mountain High Adventures (250-423-5008, www.raftfernie. com) offer float trips and white water rafting on the Elk River Canyon and the Bull River. u Summer

Socials

Every Sunday and Wednesday, enjoy Summer Socials in Fernie! Sundays encompass the Historical Downtown, closing off Victoria Avenue to vehicles, shops keeping their doors open, and numerous events taking place such as talent show, fashion show, car show and more. Wednesdays are an evening affair, with the Mountain Market coming to the Station Square at the Arts Station and weekly bands taking the stage, along with the popular refreshment gardens. www.ferniefix.com will list specifics this summer! u Tennis

Anyone?

For anyone who already plays tennis or is just beginning, head to the tennis courts in the James White Park in the Airport subdivision - all skill levels are welcome. Play for fun, every Monday starting a 6pm, from May to Thanksgiving. u Yoga

Up

See Fernie and its surrounding area from a new perspective – by horseback! Alpine Enthusiasts offer trail rides, day trips and overnight horse trips. www.alpineenthusiasts. com. u Mountain

Recreation u what to do in Fernie

Biking and Hiking

In response to demand, we published the Fernie Mountain Bike Guide in collaboration with the Fernie Trails Alliance, available for purchase at bike shops in Fernie, Polar Peek Books, or online at www.ferniefix.com. We’ve

Yoga is a great way to begin the day or prevent sore muscles or injury after one of Fernie’s many available adventures. The Essential Yoga Studio offers many classes along with teacher training. www. essentialyoga.com. For more information on Fernie’s recreational activities, visit www.ferniefix.com or head to the Chamber of Commerce on Highway #3, 250-423-6868 or the Info Centre at the Fernie Museum in downtown Fernie. FERNIEFIX.COM

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Health & Wellness u profile

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u The level and diversity of athletic enthusiasts that live in and visit Fernie is difficult to match. From pro athletes competing on the world stage to those entering races “just for fun” to those enjoying the après as much as the activity itself, this is one energetic community. Fortunately the numerous opportunities when it comes to health and wellness facilities, practitioners and stores available in Fernie help to balance out these active lifestyles. Physiotherapy, chiropractic, athletic therapy, massage therapy, kinesiology, medical and natural doctors, acupuncture… if you are looking for something in particular, there is no doubt you will find it in this small mountain community. And be surprised that you did! Once the recreational portion of your day is complete, make room for a little pampering or better yet, a little prevention. After all, a balanced body and mind can only accentuate our experiences.

Amanda Markou Vitality

u I have been committed to recreation and a healthy lifestyle since I was in high school. I grew up with Yoga as my mom was an instructor in the 70’s. In 2009 I lived in an ashram in India and completed my Yoga Teacher Training and Reiki Master courses. Upon returning to Fernie, I began sharing my passion with others.

Last year a location became available and I saw this as an opportunity to continue sharing this passion through a warm and welcoming fitness and wellness environment for the many health conscious individuals of Fernie. Vitality Body & Mind opened its doors early January this year.

and services. I would like to continue to see the growth in organized races within the community with a focus on family involvement.

Vitality has helped me to create a space that allows individuals to focus on both the physical and mental aspects of their lives, and to encourage people to work towards their goals at their level of ability while staying on top of fitness industry standards and trying new activities. This summer we’ll be taking this outside with yoga and bootcamp in the park along with a running club.

Most people come to ski, but after falling in love with the community and the mountain lifestyle want to experience more and stay. Fernie is an amazing place to learn how to mountain bike. I started on a rigid Trek on Deadfall, the dike at the end nearly killed me and the bike.

Fernie has a very active population. People are keen to try new things to keep their exercise routine exciting. It is so fun working with people committed to their health that are happy and invigorated with life. Over the years I have enjoyed watching Fernie evolve. Our community has gone from a mining town to a multi-recreational destination. As Fernie continues to draw different types of people there is a demand for more variety in recreational activities

Why do you think people come for the winter, but stay for the summer?

What is your idea of a perfect Fernie day? When the sun shines from morning until night and everyone is happily exhausted from having fun all day! How do you enjoy the outdoors during the summer months? Biking, hiking, trail running and camping. Share one of your Fernie secrets... if you dare. Fernie is a SMALL town...there are no secrets. FERNIEFIX.COM

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Exercises for an Active Summer

Health & Wellness u keep healthy 1

by Blair Crosby

u Summertime means increased activity levels for many of us. Here are some key exercises to enhance your performance, prevent injury and hopefully help you to have more fun while being active. Including functional exercises into your workout is important for exposing your body to the activation of stabilizers, improving posture, strengthening in multiple planes of movement and building core strength. These exercises can be included in your regular exercise program, performed as a circuit or entirely on their own. With any exercise always maintain good form throughout the movement, adjust the exercise to your own level of intensity and overall ability. Perform 2-3 sets of each exercise for 10-15 reps. Use a moderate tempo and adequate rest period between sets. u1

- Static Lunge

Movement Patterns: Lunge Equipment Used: Body Weight Muscle Groups: Quadriceps With a split stance so that your back thigh and front shin are perpendicular to the ground when you lower down. Draw your belly button inwards. Keeping good posture lower to the point where your back knee just touches the ground. Then come back up. Your front shin should stay perpendicular with the ground on the lowering and rising phase of the movement. Stand back up returning to the start position. u2

- Chek Press

Movement Patterns: Push Equipment Used: Dumbbell, Swiss Ball Muscle Groups: Shoulders Seated or standing holding two dumbbells parallel to each other at shoulder level. Draw the belly button inwards and press the weights to arms length above your head. At the top turn the arms and weights to face forward, lower to shoulder height and turn the arms back to the start position. Keep good posture throughout the movement. u3

- Horse Stance - Opposite Arm and Leg Movement Patterns: Bend Equipment Used: Body Weight Muscle Groups: Core, Hip Extensors, Upper Back

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Kneeling on all fours with good spine alignment horizontal to floor, dowel on back with elbows bent. Drawing your belly button in towards your spine, raise one arm 45째 in front to shoulder height with thumb upwards and the opposite leg straight back to hip height. Simultaneously draw letters of the alphabet in the air with your foot and hand, moving the rest of your body as little as possible. Continue for the prescribed time, perform on the opposite side then repeat. u4

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- Pull-ups Parallel Grip

Movement Patterns: Pull Equipment Used: Body Weight, Chin-Up Bar Muscle Groups: Upper Back Hanging from a pull-up bar with palms facing each other.

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Draw your belly button inwards and pull yourself up, the forearms and body should stay vertical. Slowly lower and repeat. u5

- Cable Wood Chop

Movement Patterns: Pull, Spiral/Twist Equipment Used: Cable System Muscle Groups: Core Standing with feet a comfortable distance apart. Holding the cable handle with the hand furthest away from the cable column and the other hand over the top.

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Draw the belly button inwards, rotate your torso away from the cable while simultaneously pulling the handle down across your body. Slowly return to the top.

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Summer Events u calendar

Arts Station/ Entertainment

u April April 26 Lisa Martin Exhibit Opening @ The Arts Station April 27 Grant Lawrence @ The Heritage Library, reading from the award winning Adventures in Solitude. 7pm April 30 Opening Day @ Fernie Golf & Country Club u May May 1 Children’s Authors @ The Heritage Library May 2 Not Just Paper Planes: Origami with Akiko @ The Arts Station, 6-8pm all ages. May 3 Spring Tea @ Isabella Dicken Elementary School, 11:30am – 2:30pm. May 9 Men’s Opening @ Fernie Golf & Country Club May 12 Rotary Charity Golf Tournament @ Fernie Golf & Country Club, beneficiaries of this year’s funds are Shelterbox Canada and A Clear View Digital Mamography Unit Campaign. Call 250-531-3999 to register. May 15 Ladies’ Opening @ Fernie Golf & Country Club May 17 Owner/Operator Tour with Carolyn Mark, Luther Wright and Jack Grace @ The Arts Station, 8pm. May 26 Spring Bike Blitz @ Elks Hall. Includes a bike and gear swap, BBQ, bike parade and ride, Fernie Mountain Club AGM and more. May 30 WeeFest @ The Arts Station, 8pm. Evening of live entertainment. May 31 Visual Arts Guild Exhibit Opening @ The Arts Station u June June 2 Wigwam Challenge @ Fernie/Elko. June 3 Elkford Triathlon @ Elkford, BC. June 3-4 Men’s Pro-Am @ Fernie Golf & Country Club June 7 Tennis Club @ James White Park, 6-10pm June 9 Elk Valley Relay for Life @ Fernie Secondary School Track 11am – 11pm. A powerful and moving day, with entertainment and good company. June 9 Wasa Lake Trikids Triathlon @ Wasa Lake, BC June 10 Wasa Lake Olympic and Sprint Triathlon @ Wasa Lake, BC June 12 Tuesday 2knee Race @ Dem Bones, 7pm. June 14 Tennis Club @ James White Park, 6-10pm June 15 Couples Alternate Shot @ Fernie Golf & Country Club June 15-18 Travel Photography Workshop @ Island Lake Lodge. Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou host The Destination Travel Photography Workshop, teaching aspiring photographers how to become great travel photographers. 250-423-3700 June 17-18 STARS in the Valley Golf Tournament @ Fernie Golf & Country Club. Celebrate Father’s Day with a Family Fun Day Sunday followed by an 18-hole Scramble Monday. Call 1-877-516-2751 to register. June 19 Tuesday 2knee Race @ R-Trail, Kids Stuff 7pm. June 21 Tennis Club @ James White Park, 6-10pm June 23-24. Preview Weekend @ FAR. Allowing access to an amazing network of downhill mountain bike trails and unforgettable hikes. Visit the trail map section to learn more about hikes at FAR and to see their extensive trail network. June 26 Tuesday 2knee Race @ Verboten, 7pm.

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Family, Library, activities & outdoor

July 26 100 Mile Dinner @ Bull River FARMacy June 28 Tennis Club @ James White Park, 6-10pm June 28 Katherine Russell Glass Exhibit Opening @ The Arts Station June 30 Opening Day @ Fernie Alpine Resort June 30 Furious3 @ Fernie June 30 Eighth Annual Lizard Range Disc Golf Tournament @ James White Park. Rain or shine…or snow! Entrée fee includes a T-shirt, disc and lunch. Dinner and awards at El Guapo. www.ferniediscgolf.com u July July 1 Canada Day Celebrations @ Fernie Secondary School Track. A day full of events for the family and friends, finishing off with fireworks and live entertainment. July 1 Furious3 @ Fernie July 1 Mountain Market @ Rotary Park July 1 Downtown Social @ Victoria Avenue July 2 Furious3 @ Fernie July 3 Tuesday 2knee Race @ 48 hrs, 7pm. July 4 Concert and Market @ The Arts Station/Station Square July 4 Work Party Wednesdays @ The Aquatic Centre. Meet at 6pm to help out the Fernie Mountain Bike Club and its trail maintenance. July 5 Tennis Club @ James White Park, 6-10pm July 5 Scott Thursday Night Race Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 8 Mountain Market @ Rotary Park July 8 Downtown Social @ Victoria Avenue July 7-8 Club Championship @ Fernie Golf & Country Club July 10 Tuesday 2knee Race @ Slunt to Brokeback Ridge, 7pm. July 11 Work Party Wednesdays @ The Aquatic Centre. Meet at 6pm to help out the Fernie Mountain Bike Club and its trail maintenance. July 11 Concert and Market @ The Arts Station/Station Square July 12 Tennis Club @ James White Park, 6-10pm July 12 Scott Thursday Night Race Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 12 Tony Servello Senior Open @ Fernie Golf & Country Club July 14 Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam @ City of Fernie Dirt Jump Park July 14-15 Gravity Mountain Bike Festival @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 15 Mountain Market @ Rotary Park July 15 Downtown Social @ Victoria Avenue July 15 – 21 Fernie Writers Conference @ Fernie. Last year included an opening reception, wine and cheese, reading and song writing performances, a Barbecue Social, a poetry panel, Keynote Address, readings, and banquet. www.ferniewriters.com July 17 Tuesday 2Knee Race @ Final held on Swine Flu, 7pm. July 18 Work Party Wednesdays @ The Aquatic Centre. Meet at 6pm to help out the Fernie Mountain Bike Club and its trail maintenance. July 18 Norden the Magician @ The Fernie Heritage Library. Free children’s show, 2:30pm. July 18 Concert and Market @ The Arts Station/Station Square July 19 Tennis Club @ James White Park, 6-10pm July 19 Scott Thursday Night Race Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 22 Mountain Market @ Rotary Park July 22 Downtown Social @ Victoria Avenue July 25 Work Party Wednesdays @ The Aquatic Centre. Meet at 6pm to help out the Fernie Mountain Bike Club and its trail maintenance.


July 25 Concert and Market @ The Arts Station/Station Square July 26 Michael Hepher Exhibit Opening @ The Arts Station July 26 Tennis Club @ James White Park, 6-10pm July 26 Scott Thursday Night Race Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 27 Men’s Special @ Fernie Golf & Country Club July 28-30 TransRockies (TR3) mountain bike race @ Downtown Fernie to Canmore. July 29 Mountain Market @ Rotary Park July 29 Downtown Social @ Victoria Avenue u August August 1 Work Party Wednesdays @ The Aquatic Centre. Meet at 6pm to help out the Fernie Mountain Bike Club and its trail maintenance. August 1 Concert and Market @ The Arts Station/Station Square August 2 Tennis Club @ James White Park, 6-10pm August 2 Scott Thursday Night Race Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort August 4 Group Ride @ Fernie, hosted by the Fernie Trail and Ski Touring Club. August 5 Mountain Market @ Rotary Park August 5 Downtown Social @ Victoria Avenue August 6-8 Wakesurfing Camp and Clinics @ Koocanusa with Dominic Lagace and Chase Hazen, www.rmwa.ca August 8 Work Party Wednesdays @ The Aquatic Centre. Meet at 6pm to help out the Fernie Mountain Bike Club and its trail maintenance. August 8 Concert and Market @ The Arts Station/Station Square August 9 Tennis Club @ James White Park, 6-10pm August 9 Scott Thursday Night Race Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort Aug 9, 2012 - 100 Mile Dinner @ Bull River FARMacy August 10-11 Wapiti @ Annex Park August 10-12 Koocanusa Wakesurfing Challenge @ Sunshine Houseboats in Gold Bay, Lake Koocanusa. The World Series of Wake Surfing is coming to the East Kootenays, presented by the Rocky Mountain Wakesurfing Association. www.rmwa.ca August 11 He/She Tournament @ Fernie Golf & Country Club August 11 Highline 100 @ Fernie Alpine Resort, Highline Drive. August 11-12 Elko Annual Country Festival of Entertainers @ Elko Hall. August 12 Mountain Market @ Rotary Park. Featuring the BibBity BobBity Boo Children’s Festival, Heritage Library’s activity tent and great entertainers in the Gazebo. August 12 Downtown Social @ Victoria Avenue August 13-15 Wakesurfing Camp and Clinics @ Koocanusa with Dominic Lagace and Chase Hazen, www.rmwa.ca August 14 Fernie Ladies Amateur Open @ Fernie Golf & Country Club August 15 Work Party Wednesdays @ The Aquatic Centre. Meet at 6pm to help out the Fernie Mountain Bike Club and its trail maintenance. August 15 Concert and Market @ The Arts Station/Station Square August 16 Tennis Club @ James White Park, 6-10pm August 16 Scott Thursday Night Race Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort August 18 Dirt Jump Camp with Camp of Champs airbag @ City of Fernie Dirt Jump Park August 18 Lost Boys Lungbuster @ Fernie Alpine Resort August 19 Mountain Market @ Rotary Park

August 19 Downtown Social @ Victoria Avenue August 22 Work Party Wednesdays @ The Aquatic Centre. Meet at 6pm to help out the Fernie Mountain Bike Club and its trail maintenance. August 22 Concert and Market @ The Arts Station/Station Square August 23 Tennis Club @ James White Park, 6-10pm August 23 Scott Thursday Night Race Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort August 25 Heiko’s Hellish Half @ Mount Fernie/Annex Park. August 26 Mountain Market @ Rotary Park August 26 Downtown Social @ Victoria Avenue August 29 Work Party Wednesdays @ The Aquatic Centre. Meet at 6pm to help out the Fernie Mountain Bike Club and its trail maintenance. August 29 Concert and Market @ The Arts Station/Station Square August 30 Graham Fowler Exhibit Opening @ The Arts Station August 30 Tennis Club @ James White Park, 6-10pm August 30 Scott Thursday Night Race Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort u September September 3 Closing Day @ Fernie Alpine Resort September 2 Demolition Derby @ TBA. This is an event you won’t want to miss. Beer, mud, cars, and people dressed the part – how can you go wrong? September 9 Project 9 Race @ Island Lake parking lot, Mount Fernie. September 15 Fernie 3rd Annual Tears & Gears Classic and Enduro Race @ The Fernie Aquatic Centre. September 16 Fernie Kids Triathlon @ The Aquatic centre September 22 Emily Brydon Youth Foundation Golf Tournament @ The Fernie Golf & Country Club. A unique tournament style to raise funds for the youth of the Elk Valley. www.emilybrydon.com. September 22 Dirt Diggler Fall Classic DH Race @ Microwave Tower, Castle Mountain. September TBA Soap Box Derby @ Castle Mountain Road Sept 22, 2012 - Garlic Fest @ Bull River FARMacy September 25 Ladies Closing @ Fernie Golf & Country Club September 29 High Roller Poker Ride @ All Mountains September 30 Fernie Half Marathon & Three Person Relay @ Annex Park September 30 Men’s Closing @ Fernie Golf & Country Club u October October 7 Ironman Open @ Fernie Golf & Country Club October 7 6 in the Stix Enduro Race @ Cranbrook Trail Network October 8 Turkey Scramble @ Fernie Golf & Country Club

Pick up a copy of the monthly edition of the Fernie Fix for more information on events happening each month, or visit www.ferniefix.com FERNIEFIX.COM

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Hitting the Trails: A Race Guide

u Races of all sizes and disciplines have been popping up in and around Fernie, drawing people to our community and challenging many to slip on a pair of running shoes, swim a few extra laps, and take the bike to the trails. Whether you’re a regular competitor, cheer on friends and family, or volunteer, there is an abundance of options available to you.

Elk Valley June 2 Wigwam Challenge

u Photo courtesy of Furious3 with the TR3 in Fernie, then heads towards Canmore where it finishes after 7 days and 400km of mountain biking the most singletrack, biggest mountains, with the best support and services. www.transrockies.com

August 11 Highline 100

Dust off your mountain bikes - Fernie has a brand new season-opener race. Includes two categories, Fernie-Fernie and Elko-Fernie. Details to follow on www.ferniefix.com.

This fun road ride is from Highline Close at Fernie Alpine Resort, across the US Border, and back. Raises funds for the Elk Valley Hospital Foundation and Fernie Alpine Ski Team. www.highline100.com

June 3 Elkford Triathlon

August 18 Lungbuster

Classic sprint distance, 750m swim at the Elkford Aquatic Centre, 20k bike and 5km run towards Elk Lakes and back. Enjoy a hot tub, shower and BBQ, compete on a team or solo. www.elkfordtri.ca

A challenging race, climbing 2100 vertical feet. Bikers start at the base and finish at the top of the Timber Chair, where they can celebrate at the Lost Boys Café. www. skifernie.com

June 9-10 Wasa Lake Triathlon

August 25 Heiko’s Hellish Half (TREKS)

A sprint or Olympic distance triathlon at Wasa Lake, the swim is a rectangular loop from Horseshoe Bay Beach, the bike along the Rocky Mountain Trench, and a flat out and back run. Compete solo or on a team. www.rmevents.com

This grueling trail race takes place on one of Fernie’s most popular hiking routes. With beautiful vistas and steep terrain, racers are put to the test while enjoying epic scenery. www.heikoshalf.com, www.trekseries.com

June 30-July 2 Furious3

September 9 Project 9 Race

This popular event in its second year includes three days of mountain biking on Fernie’s epic trails, taking riders on a beautiful and grueling ride each day. This year features trails at Fernie Alpine Resort. www.furious3. com

Individuals test their times ascending, descending, or both on one of Fernie’s most popular trails. A fun race held by the Fernie Mountain Bike Club. www.bikefernie.ca

July 14-15 Gravity Mountain Bike Festival and Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam Celebrates mountain biking, and includes Dual Slalom and Super D Enduro Races at Fernie Apine Resort, and the popular Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam at the City Dirt Jump Park. www.skifernie.com

September 15 Tears and Gears (TREKS) Mountain running and/or mountain biking. Whether you compete individually or on a team, this event is fun and challenging, attracting all levels of runners and bikers. New this year – the Enduro Course. www. fernietearsandgears.com, www.trekseries. com

July 28-August 3 TransRockies

September 16 Fernie Kids Triathlon

Celebrating its 11th year, North America’s first multi-day mountain bike race starts

An event for kids aged 4-15 years old based

around the Fernie Aquatic Center, making use of roads and trails for the bike and run legs. Fun for little ones and challenging for older athletes. www.ferniekidstri.com

September 22 Dirt Diggler Strictly downhill affair from the top of Morrissey Ridge to the valley bottom. Experienced riders only. www.bikefernie.ca

September 29 Poker Ride A great way to finish the season and join the community of bikers. Held by the Fernie Mountain Bike Club, the course changes yearly and always includes the favourites. www.bikefernie.ca

September 30 Fernie Half Marathon This off-road course can be challenged or on a team, taking participants through majestic areas that showcase the amazing scenery and historic aspects of Fernie. www. ferniehalfmarathon.com

Close and Noteworthy Kimberly Round the Mountain (TREKS) – Running and Biking, June 24 www. roundthemountain.ca Rundle’s Revenge – Mountain Running and Biking June 23-24. www.rundlesrevenge.com Sinister 7 - Mountain Running July 7-8. www.sinister7.com Crazy Soles Nipika Trail Run (TREKS) July 21. www.nipika.com/crazy-soles-nipika-trailrun Kootenay Krusher Mountain Bike Race September 9. www.nipika.com/kootenaykrusher-mountain-bike-race Radium Headbanger (TREKS) – Mountain Running September 22. http:// headbangertrailchallenge.ca/ 6 in the Stix - Mountain Biking October 7 www.favorit-cycles.com/6%20website/ about6.html


Kootenay Festival Tour Let’s face it, summers are short in this region but they sure are sweet! Each year we do our best to get the most out of these blessed sunfilled days in the majestic mountains, and one method growing in popularity is attending music festivals. This pastime has especially become attractive with the inception of Fernie’s own music festival – Wapiti. In just its second year, it has quickly become a summer staple which residents and visitors alike organize their summer around. While August 10-11 is likely booked in your summer calendar, take a look at other festival options you can tie into your visit to Fernie. u June

23-24 Revelstoke Music Festival

Revelstoke’s premier summer music event includes live Funk, Latin, and Blues, amazing cuisine, artisans, kid’s centre, climbing wall, and microbrew beer garden, all at Centennial Park. www.revmusicfest.ca u July

20-22 Starbelly Jam Music Festival

Nestled in Crawford Bay Park along Kootenay Lake, Starbelly is a special festival with music from around the world. This year’s lineup includes The Barr Brothers, The Cave Singers, Pied Pumkin, Jamie Janover, Gabriel Palatchi Band and more. $95, with early bird, senior, youth and day pass pricing. www.starbellyjam.org u August

3-5 Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival

“The vibe of Kaslo is intimately amazing ... with pristine wilderness as a backdrop, the musicians are perched on the edge of Kootenay Lake while onlookers swim around the stage, dance in the sand or recline on blankets laid in a natural, green amphitheater.” –USA Today, 2007. This year’s performances include Taj Mahal, Jimmy Bowskill, Five Alarm Funk, Liala Biali, Kirby Sewell Band and more. www. kaslojazzfest.com

u August

4 Kimberley Music Festival

A family-oriented event with a variety of entertainment, food and vendors, this festival is a “rock band extravaganza” highlighting bands from the Kootenays and more. Bands and more details will be announced as the date approaches.1-11pm at Coronation Park. www. kimberleymusicfestival.com u August

10-11 Wapiti

Wapiti is organized by The Fernie Music Festival Society, a non-profit society made up of a group of Fernie people that love their town, music and music festivals. Last years event was incredibly successful including headliner Elliott Brood and notable bands such as Said the Whale and Library Voices. This year’s event includes The Belle Game, The Boom Booms, The British Columbians, The Zolas and more. Tickets are $45 until August 1. www.ferniemusic.com u August

8-13 Shambhala Music Festival

While the same weekend as Wapiti, Shambhala targets a different crowd with its focus on electronic music talent. A “celebration of music, art and life,” it is held on the Salmo River Ranch with six stages and has grown into a 12,000 person “city”, recently winning Best Large Event at the Breakspoll Awards. www. shambhalamusicfestival.com u August

11-12 Elko Festival

Just 20 minutes from Fernie, this festival includes a fun weekend of various styles of music humour, poetry, story telling and open microphone. High Feast dinner, pancake breakfast, Cowboy Church and Black Powder Shoot along with children’s programming available. Call 250-529-7418 for details.

u Wapiti - Fernie’s Annex Park Photo by Kyle Hamilton

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A la Maude Designs at Mixed Elements

u The Historic Downtown of Fernie is a shopping hub with boutique shops lining Victoria Avenue offering unique and tasteful products, many housed in refurbished historical buildings (hence the reference). Where else can you find clothing attire for all ages, children’s toys and gifts, books, hand made chocolate, home décor, jewelry, antiques, art, candy, artisan cheese, baked goods, and more within just four blocks? The added bonus is the strategically placed restaurants and cafes throughout the space, complementing any perfect shopping experience – whether it’s an hour, an afternoon or a day.

Sheryl Hancher Mixed Elements

u I have always loved shopping and finding those unique pieces in small boutiques. I’ve also always loved art and design. I would get inspired with friends and we would meet to do DIY (do it yourself) projects. Other friends were always interested in joining however

space was limited as we all lived in smaller houses. Therefore I decided to bring the two together and opened Mixed Elements (ME) art + design studio.

downtown, which is great for both locals and visitors. I feel retail in Fernie is getting better every year and look forward to continuing to be a part of it as it evolves.

I wanted the retail to showcase a variety of items such as clothing, accessories, home decor, toys and art. Our community has so many talented people that can only show off their creations at craft fairs a few times a year, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to offer a retail space they could put their pieces in year round.

Why do you think people come for the winter, but stay for the summer?

The creation of the studio space and sewing lounge was for everyone in Fernie looking for space to work on a project with friends or their children. I wanted the space to inspire people to try new things while at the same time allowing them to socialize with others, get new ideas and think outside the box. I love the upcycled items or a twist on something simple to look modern and functional. I love that everyone has different tastes and style and you never know what will be created.

What is your idea of a perfect Fernie day?

I have been in Fernie for 12 years and have seen a big change in retail. The shops stay open later in the evenings, and needed clothing and specialty shops have opened

There is so much more to explore in the summer - fishing/floating the river, mountain/ trail riding, and hiking to name a few. And then there are the beaches of Koocanusa.... need I say more?

Morning run, go for a hike with the dogs, ride the townie to a friend’s for a BBQ, and a couple of cold ones! How do you enjoy the outdoors during the summer months? Trail running, hiking, fly fishing, camping, riding around on my townie and swimming and tanning at Koocanusa. Share one of your Fernie secrets... if you dare. I don’t have any Fernie secrets.... that I’m willing to share! FERNIEFIX.COM

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we are summer lovin’

Wake surfing Long boards

rentals

Skateboards

available

Paddle Boards

Summer Fashions

THE VALLEYS ONLY SURF SHOP SHOP FERNIE or KIMBERLEY. For all your gear needs // www.boardstiffgear.com Fernie: 250.423.3473, 542 2nd Ave. // Kimberley: 250.427.4722, 360 Wallinger Ave.

Tours // Merchandise // Brewery Store // Growlers

COME VISIT FERNIE’S MICROBREWERY! Brewery Store now open on weekends. Located just a 5 minute bike ride east of Fernie off Hwy 3. Mon-Sat 1-5pm 1-5pm! Stop by for a visit or call to book a tour.

Fernie Brewing Co., 26 Manitou Road, Fernie, BC 250-423-7797 info@ferniebrewing.com // www.ferniebrewing.com


Business

u Mixed

u East

One of Fernie’s newest businesses, this art and design studio offers art, sewing and craft supplies and designer fabrics, along with studio space, DIY classes and a sewing lounge. 592 3rd Ave

Kootenay Insurance

Serving the community and its families since 1964. With locally owned offices located in Cranbrook, Fernie and Invermere, they offer exclusive products for all insurance needs. 1-888-489-3221

Elements

Groceries and Goodies

u Isosceles

u Barkside

Customized desktop, latptop and server sales, networking, digital phone systems, integrated business solutions, virus removal and prevention, remote access and monitoring services, upgraqding parts and accessories….with over 14 years experience and a multitude of services. 992B 8th Ave

We spend hours a day contemplating what we should eat and trying to make the healthy choice. Why shouldn’t our pets get the same treatment? Barkside Pets offers healthy pet food, supplements and gear for your dogs and cats, along with other products and goodies. 791 2nd Ave

u Laurel Dunn, National Bank Financial An Investment Advisor for National Bank Financial, Laurel brings more than 23 years of experience and credentials to serving the investment needs of her clients ensuring they receive innovative and effective investment strategies. 1-800-531-8400

Clothing u Freyja

Pets

u Cottonwood

Tree

Fernie’s community shop for holistic living with natural foods, body care, herbs/ nutritional supplements, earth-friendly goods, monthly food co-op and more. 602 2nd Ave u The

Good Earth

Located in the heart of downtown, offers everything from organic, sugar-free, glutenfree, preservative products to natural supplements to Internet service. 322 2nd Ave

Shopping u listings u Le

Grand Fromage

Le Grand Fromage offers specialty cheeses, spreads, crackers, cook books, merchandise, cured meats, fondue and raclette sets… basically anything cheese! Now offering platters to dine in or take out. 672 2nd Ave u Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory With hundreds of kinds of chocolate in more than a dozen categories, along with other decadent treats including ice cream, the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is a craving to give in to. 581A 2nd Ave

Home & Gifts u Bear Necessities Souvenirs & Gifts The store for all your Fernie and Canada gifts. Everything from postcards, magnets, mugs and posters to clothing in sizes 6month to 2 XL. Now stocking Angel Pins, Flapjacks and “Glow” paperweights. Specialty items include jade jewellery, bears and inukshuks. 461A 2nd Ave

Chic, funky and fresh, Freyja carries a variety of Canadian designers among others. Offering residents and visitors a look that reflects the casual, cool lifestyle in Fernie, Freyja has created a unique shopping experience. 602 2nd Ave u Giv’Er

Shirt Works

For original designs printed in-house, one of a kind iron-ons and custom shirts made while you wait visit Giv’Er Shirt Works. They also carry Fernie-ware, children’s hats, scarves, sunglasses and more. 672A 2nd Ave u Grow

Children & Maternity

Fernie is a growing community, and Grow supplies the up and coming! With hot products such as Bumbo, Organickidz, Littlesoles, Glamourmom and more, it’s definitely become a hot spot. #2 562 2nd Ave u Heaven

Boutique

If you’re into crocheting or knitting you’ll quickly discover this little gem, offering merchandise to indulge your hobbies. They also offer consignment clothing and alterations including wedding dresses. 672 2nd Ave FERNIEFIX.COM

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Mixed Elements Art+Design Studio • amazing retail items • studio space • DIY (do it yourself) classes.

Retail

• Unique items and art from various artist • Sewing and craft supplies • Designer fabrics

Studio

Studio Space • the studio is open to work on projects in a social environment with friends or children • private events, baby showers, DIY wedding items or birthday parties

© Matt Kuhn

www.mefernie.com 592, 3rd ave, Fernie ph: 778-519-5077 (Located in the Mug Shots building)

DIY classes • The project changes each week and you can book in store or email www.mefernie.com • Projects vary from sewing, home decor, Jewellery and art Sewing lounge • there are 2 sewing machine and one serger available for rent • available for repairing clothing or working on a project • instruction and assistance will be provided

• Spicy Thai Food • Vegetarian Meals • Sizzling Hot Pots • Soft Thick

any

for occasion

Noodles

• Lunch: Burgers,

BLT’s, Fish & Chips

Authentic Hong Kong Cuisine Healthy, non-greasy and light!

• Dinner: Pasta,

Steak, Stirfry • Breakfast served until 2pm • Eat-In or Take-Out • Big Screen TV

Call for Take-Out and Reservations: The Green Petal | 250.423.4486 421C - 2nd Ave, Fernie BC

250-423-3211

Open until late • 1221A 7th Ave. Hwy 3, Fernie BC • Beside Remax


u Fernie

Arts Co-Op

A collection of local artists display their talent in this popular location in downtown Fernie. Come by to peruse the amazing works of the multitude of talented artists found in Fernie. 572 2nd Ave u The

Green Petal

Offering an array of floral arrangements and selection of unique gifts, jewellery and household items. Their friendly staff can help you order your bouquet or find an item for your event. 250-423-4486 u Livery

Home

Tastefully chosen home décor, gift items, and so much more. Livery Home strives to offer modern mountain style and sustainable design and works with local artisans to create ‘one of a kind’ pieces. 701 2nd Ave u Nufloors Nufloors has a wide variety of flooring options, including carpet, vinyl, ceramic tile, hardwood and laminate, many Benjamin Moore paints to choose from, and a large selection of in their decorating centre. 391 1st Ave u Polar

Peek Books & Treasures

helicopter use, Raven Eye will take you to your ideal setting for your wedding or portrait session. www.raveneyephotography.com

u The

Sports u Board

Shopping u listings

Stiff

Carrying popular lines such as Hurley, Element, Fox, Rip Curl, RDS and Billabong, Board Stiff is a summer fashion and skateboarding hotspot. They also rent and sell wake boards, wake surfboards, long boards and paddle boards. 542 2nd Ave, Boardstiffgear.com u Essential

Yoga Studio

Offers many options for your next yoga session, walk in the park or hike in Fernie. PrAna clothes enhance your everyday wardrobe with high quality tank tops, pants, skirts, Capri pants and more. 761 7th Ave u Fernie Golf & Country Club Pro Shop Offering everything you need to get out on the course, carrying Taylormade, Callaway, Titleist and a host of others. Also offer an extensive club fitting and building program and clothing. 201 Fairway Drive

Gear Hub

Offering an array of clothing and gear for your next outdoor activity, including consignment, the Gear Hub has what you need in an environment that fosters passion for the outdoors. Rentals and tunes available. 401 1st Ave u The

Guide’s Hut

Get ready for your next adventure at this full service shop downtown. Find bikes, maps, camping, climbing and hiking gear plus great clothes and shoes. Rent cruiser bikes. Demo a new Trek mountain bike. 671 2nd Ave u Straightline This popular shop carries Santa Cruz and Giant for the mountain bike enthusiasts, and Electra for the townie enthusiasts among others. They also carry all bike clothing and gear, a full service shop for tunes, and rentals. 461B 2nd Ave

With a great selection of interesting titles, an abundance of hiking maps and guidebooks, and a children’s zone, you won’t be sorry that you stopped at Polar Peek Books during your stay in Fernie. 592 2nd Ave. u Wedistry.com

Custom Furniture

Accessories

Lighting

Design

Windows

A convenient and customizable money gifting wedding registry in which couples receive money for the things they want and need— instead of a lot of gifts they don’t. www. Wedistry.com

Photography u Kyle

Hamilton Photography

Kyle Hamilton is a Fernie based photographer specializing in modern and creative weddings, portraits, events, travel and action sports while being especially drawn to portrait photography. www. kylehamiltonphotography.com u Raven

Eye Photography

Whatever your taste, waterfalls or garden gazebos, unique urban settings or mountaintops accessed with exclusive

701 2nd Avenue, Fernie, BC 250/423-3038 FERNIEFIX.COM

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11am - 10pm Daily 250.423.3002 301 Highway 3

beside West Fernie Bridge

Featuring Rotisserie Chicken & Ribs, Mouth-watering Steaks & Wood-fired Oven Pizzas.

Fernie’s Award Winning Lunch Spot & Best Patio In Town

Like Us On Facebook

Fresh bagels, sandwiches and coffee Downtown Fernie • Open daily at 7am

Hot or Iced

Coffee & Premium Loose Leaf Tea

Located across from the Fernie Museum , 492-2nd Ave • 250.423.4060 OPEN Thursday to Monday: 10am - 5pm (closed Tue. & Wed.) NOW OPEN SUNDAYS! (Effective April 22, 2012)


Food & Drink u profile

u People new to Fernie are often surprised by its culinary offerings. It’s not often you find such an array of restaurants in such a small town, or even a small city at that. The food and beverage opportunities grow each year and while each unique in their own right, all provide high quality experiences for their patrons. Your only problem will be choosing. Our suggestion is to leave room in your calendar for more than one! From the casual café to the cool, eclectic pub to the classy fine dining restaurant, your choice not only depends on the type of food, but the atmosphere and dining experience as well. In an effort to simplify this decision, we’ve included the Dining Guide listing every option available to you in Fernie. Enjoy!

idea was for someone (not us) to offer fresh food made from scratch and oven roast and/ or smoke their own meats. After seven years of waiting, my husband looked at me and said, “The kids are in school now, just do it yourself.” And so I did. Being new to the industry, I based the menu on exactly what I love to eat. Wraps, soups, sandwiches, curries, stews and so many smoothies and fresh juices, with all sauces, dressings, and soups made from scratch. I also set two goals: 1. To provide a place for my family to eat regularly, where I feel good about what they’re eating.

Marsha Churchill Lunch Box

u Opening Lunch Box was my first attempt in the restaurant world. I’ve been in retail for nearly 15 years and needed a change…or more like a challenge. I have had a number of health challenges in my life, and the one thing that keeps me healthy is my diet. I realized that there was a lack of fresh food and vegetables available for the working community and began talking about an idea for a restaurant years ago. The

2. To make a difference in people’s diets by cooking from scratch and creating awareness about the kind of food people are putting into their bodies. The response has been overwhelming. People are looking for fresh food, and that is such an achievement in this day in age with all the fast unhealthy options available around us. My success in business has always been because I make an effort to be different. Unfortunately for all of us, healthy food made from scratch has become different.

Why do you think people come for the winter, but stay for the summer? People may be drawn to Fernie for the legendary powder…but while in Fernie they hear all about our fabulous summer and can’t resist staying. Albeit short, summer is beautiful and there is definitely no shortage of activities! What is your idea of a perfect Fernie day? Taking the kids biking around the river and stopping at the park for a picnic… which always ends up at the dirt jump park. How do you enjoy the outdoors during the summer months? We recently bought an acreage and spend most of our time at our own little retreat enjoying the property and the incredible view. We can dirt bike right from our yard. There’s nothing quite like watching your five and six year old on their own little dirt bikes… life is good. Share one of your Fernie secrets... if you dare. The people in Fernie are what really make it a great place to live - the nicest, most unique people you’ll ever meet. FERNIEFIX.COM

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Meal - B (breakfast), L (lunch), D (dinner)

Food & Drink u dining guide Meal Type

u Coffee Shops & Cafes

Licensed

Beanpod 691 2nd Ave, 778-519-5008 B,L

Big Bang Bagels 502 2nd Ave & at Snow Creek Lodge 250-423-7778

B,L,D

Cincott Organic Cafe 851 7th Ave & 561 Hwy 3 250-423-5564

3

Fernie Tea & Coffee House 492 2nd Avenue, 250-423-4060 B,L

Freshies 562 2nd Ave Loaf Bakery & Pizzeria 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702

Coffee Shop

Family Oriented

$

3

3

$

3

3

$

3

3

$$

3

3

$

3

3

$

B,L,D

3

3

3

$$

L

3

3

3

$

Lunchbox 362 2nd Ave 250-423-4500

B,L

3

3

$$

Mug Shots 592 A 3rd Ave 250 423 8081

B,L

3

3

$

Slopeside Deli & Cafe Ski Hill Rd. 250-423-4655

B,L

3

3

$

Lost Boys Café Top of Timber Chair, Fernie Alpine Resort

u Specialty 3

$

Happy Cow 561b Hwy 3, 250-423-8381

3

$$

Le Grand Fromage 672 2nd Ave, 778-519-5050

3

$$

Rocky Mountain Chocolate 581 2nd Ave, 250-423-2680

3

$

3

$$

3

$$

Beanpod 691 2nd Ave, 778-519-5008

3

u Italian L,D

3

B,L,D

3

The Brickhouse 401 2nd Ave 250-423-0009

L,D

3

$$

The Fernie 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444

L,D

3

$$

The Northern 561 2nd Ave 250-423-3075

L,D

3

$$

The Pub 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871

L,D

3

$$

Smokey Mountain Pasta Co. 301 2nd Ave 250 423 3343 Loaf Bakery & Pizzeria 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702

3

u Pub Fare

u Fine Dining Fernie Cattle Co. 561 Hwy 3 250-423-7498 Island Lake Lodge Cedar Valley Rd. 250-423-3700

D

3

3

$$$

L,D

3

3

$$$

Lizard Creek 5346 Highline Drive 250 423 2057

B,L,D

3

3

$$$

Max Restaurant 742 Hwy 3 250 423 6871

B,L,D

3

3

$$$

D

3

L,D

3

3

$$

D

3

3

$$

D

3

3

$$

B,L,D

3

3

$$

Picnic Restaurant & Social 701 2nd Ave 250 423 7666

$$$

u Asian Cedar Garden 1302 Hwy 3 250-423-3689 The Curry Bowl 931 7th Ave 250-423-2695 Ginger Beef 551 2nd Ave 250-423-4611 Kelvin’s Kitchen 1221A 7th Ave Hwy 3 250-423-3211 • Spicy Thai Food • Vegetarian Meals • Sizzling Hot Pots • Soft Thick

RESTAURANT + SOCIAL

at our venue or yours!

11am - 10pm Daily 250.423.3002 301 Highway 3

• Lunch: Burgers,

Featuring Rotisserie Chicken & Ribs, Mouth-watering Steaks & Wood-fired Oven Pizzas.

BLT’s, Fish & Chips

Authentic Hong Kong Cuisine

RESTAURANT + SOCIAL

Any event from 30 to 1000 guests. Events, Weddings & Corporate Functions – Rentals

Healthy, non-greasy and light!

250.423.7367 - events@enjoyfernie.com

See ad on page 60

Check out our website for sample wedding menus and packages.

See ad on page 61

250.423.7666

www.enjoyfernie.com

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See ad on page 54

See ad on page 50

• Dinner: Pasta, Steak, Stirfry

• Breakfast served until 2pm

• Eat-In or Take-Out • Big Screen TV

Call for Take-Out and Reservations:

250-423-3211

Open until late • 1221A 7th Ave. Hwy 3, Fernie BC • Beside Remax

PREPARE TO INDULGE

beside West Fernie Bridge

Noodles

Fernie’s Award Winning Lunch Spot & Best Patio In Town

See ad on page 54

Like Us On Facebook

581A 2nd Ave., Downtown Fernie

See ad on page 32

250.423.2680

OPEN DAILY


Food & Drink u dining guide u Sushi Yamagoya 741 7th Ave 250-430-0090

u Casual Dining Blue Toque Diner 601 1st Ave 250-423-4637 Boston Pizza 1622 7th Ave 250-423-2634 The Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002 Kelsey`s at the ski hill 250-423-2444 Kodiak Lounge 892 6th Ave 250-423-6811 Smitty’s 2001 Hwy 3 250-423-3892

D

3

Meal Type

Licensed

3

$$$

Family Oriented

$

B,L

3

3

$$

Coffee Shop

L,D

3

3

$$

B,L,D

3

3

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L,D

3

3

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D

3

B,L

3

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$

L,D

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3

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D

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3

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u Mexican El Guapo 902 6th Ave 250-423-9324

u Indian Mountain Tandoor 100 Riverside Way 250-423-5000

u Pizza Elk Valley Pizza 592 8th Ave 250-423-0007

L,D

3

$

2 for 1 Just Pizza 362 2nd Ave 250-423-9277

L,D

3

$

3

$$

B,L,D

Loaf Bakery & Pizzeria 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702

3

u Fast Food B,L,D

3

$

L,D

3

$

McDonalds 1702 9th Ave 250-423-5380

B,L,D

3

$

Tim Hortons 1701 9th Ave 250-423-7709

B,L,D

3

$

Subway 441 Hwy 3 250-423-4400

B,L,D

3

$

A&W 1392 Hwy 3 250-423-4333 Dairy Queen 250-423-9297

fresh market & smoothie bar FERNIE, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Wrap

Grilled Wraps

JOIN US THIS SUMMER AT

The Brickhouse Patio on 2nd Ave.

Ranked the #2 Public Golf Facility in BC

See ad on page 20

Sandwiches

in the Heart of Historic Fernie

www.golffernie.com

See ad on page 12

A GREAT PLACE TO GO AFTER AN EPIC BIKE RIDE!

• featuring a 100% BC only wine list and beer on tap • lunch and dinner menu with homemade burgers • open 7 days a week, 11:30am to close • live music • thursday jam night

Enjoy the panoramic views and weather on the patio, or escape the heat...we have air conditioning!

Clubhouse Restaurant

- Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - Weddings & Corporate Functions Check out our - Catering menu online --> - Daily Specials

www.thebrickhousefernie.com

401 2nd avenue 250.423.0009

Contact Us Today! 250.423.7367 - events@enjoyfernie.com - www.enjoyfernie.com

Mountains of toppings and an avalanche of taste

Hot or Iced

See ad on page 54

742 Highway #3 Fernie • Tel: 250.423.6871 www.parkplacelodge.com

201 Fairway Drive, Fernie - 250.423.7773 Photo: www.TerryParkerPhoto.com

362-B 2nd Avenue (corner of 2nd & 4th, Downtown Fernie) • 250.423.4500 All our meat is roasted & smoked in-house! Talk to us about a lunch program! We are LUNCH BOX!

Memorable Dining & Luxurious Rooms

Like us on Facebook -->

Little Rippers Menu

Wrap • Clubhouse Chocolate surprise • Smoked Turkey Banana Roll Up • Southwest Chicken A-Z Platter • Roasted Rigby • Hama Goya Smoothies • Smoked Beef • In house smoked or oven Hempire Green roasted chicken, turkey, ham, • Thai Chicken Subtle Bliss roast beef • Dirt Jumper Smooth way Down • Hard Hat • Corned Beef on Rye Black Bear + side salad + Liquid Lunch Combos cup of soup + bowl of soup Retro Ed 1. Cup soup + salad Morning Sprint Salad 2. Small winter bowl + Raspberry Ripper 1. pick your own salad (6 toppings) Del a Kruz 3. Sandwich + cup of soup 2. Cobb salad Solaris 4. Corned beef on Rye + 3. Chef salad Zether cup of soup 4. Caesar Valley View 5. Veggie wrap + small smoothie 5. Fresh Bowl 6. Sandwich + small HOURS OF OPERATION Mon - Fri 7am - 5pm 6. Thai Peanut winter bowl Saturday 9am - 5pm Watch for extended hours 7. Greek salad in July & August. Sunday 10am - 4pm • add meat • add tofu • add goat cheese • add double meat

May

Offering premium spirits, unique microbrews & award-winning wines. Open until 11pm daily.

1-888-423-6855 www.cornerstonelodge.ca The perfect family retreat! Fully-equipped 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Indoor hot tub, gym, resort daycare & Kelsey’s Restaurant on the main level.

Quality Year-Round Accommodation at Fernie Alpine Resort 1-800-661-0118 www.grizinn.com

Order from the Sports Bar Menu & you could win: - a stocked Molson Beer Fridge - golf for 2 at Indian Springs, MT - helicopter ride with Bighorn - a trip to Vegas for NHL Awards!

See ad on pageJuly26

Eat your way to Great Prizes!

June

BP Celebrates Mothers

ber

Enjoy Mother’s Day Lunch & Dinner Specials. Every Mom wins a prize.

Mom can Spin the Wheel to Win

August

Celebrate Summer @BP

Here’s to Dad

Sunday May 13th 2012

Sunday June 17th 2012 Enjoy Father’s Day Lunch & Dinner Specials. Every Dad wins a prize.

Dad can Spin the Wheel to Win

September

Summer Olympic Spot

Come Try Our New Menu

Fun in the Sun! - come check out our monthly themed Patio Parties - win prizes - enjoy food and drink specials

Think of BP Fernie as the place to watch the games on HD TV.

Our Patio is Wideopen for Summer

Come watch the Games in London

BUDWEISER IS THE OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE NFL

Lots of fresh menu items for Fall

Now showing UFC pay-per-view in HD - check instore for monthly listings!

Best value on the mountain! Hotel rooms to 3-bedroom suites + lofts. Indoor pool, outdoor hot tubs & Corner Pocket restaurant. Ideal for Weddings!

Visit www.ferniegetaways.com for information on vacation specials & to book on-line!

1602 7th Ave, Fernie 250-423-2634 bostonpizza.com

Here to make you happy.

TM

See ad on page 61 OPENING jUNE 30

S 1 Gu atis 00% ar fac an ti te on ed

The Difference is Taste

See ad on page 58

See ad on page 58

Take-out or Delivery

Located across from the Fernie Museum , 492-2nd Ave • 250.423.4060

See ad on page 34

Home to Fine Ales & Fernie’s tastiest Pub-style menu. Pool tables, free WIFI & outdoor patio.

Providing “Fresh Fernie Experiences” for over 12 years!

Coffee & Premium Loose Leaf Tea

OPEN Thursday to Monday: 10am - 5pm (closed Tue. & Wed.) NOW OPEN SUNDAYS! (Effective April 22, 2012)

Check out what’s happening at Boston Pizza this Summer April NHL Playoff Promotion

THIS SUMMER JOIN US ON OUR PATIO! Smoothies / Fresh Juices / Wheatgrass / Sandwiches / Soups Customized Wraps / Salad selection that changes every day! Breakfast Burritos & Bakes, for people on the go! / Specialty coffee/coffee

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Enjoy creative regional fare paired with great wines & friendly hospitality.

Check out our new menu this winter!

• Thin, Regular or Whole Wheat Crust • Build your Own Pizza • 36 Toppings & 9 Sauces

• Awesome Lasagna • Salads, Wings & More... • $12.00 Pizza Every Tuesday!

Open at 4pm

Call for Daily Specials

250-423-0007 592 - 8th Ave, Fernie , BC

Vegetarian Cuisine Located in Big Bang Bagels / 502 2nd ave Thursday - Monday 6 - 10pm

See ad on page 54 Fresh bagels, sandwiches and coffee Downtown Fernie • Open daily at 7am

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OPENING jUNE 30

Saturdays & Sundays: 3pm

The Elk Valley's Largest Video Game Arcade Fun for the whole Family! Available for private functions and birthday parties

321 - 2nd Ave., Fernie, BC • 250-423-7111 • www.ferniemovies.com

Vegetarian Cuisine Located in Big Bang Bagels / 502 2nd ave Thursday - Monday 6 - 10pm

Mountains of toppings and an avalanche of taste

S 1 Gu atis 00% ar fac an ti te on ed

Providing “Fresh Fernie Experiences” for over 12 years! The Difference is Taste

t Take-ou or y Deliver Check out our new menu this winter! • Thin, Regular or Whole Wheat Crust • Build your Own Pizza • 36 Toppings & 9 Sauces

• Awesome Lasagna • Salads, Wings & More... • $12.00 Pizza Every Tuesday!

Open at 4pm

Call for Daily Specials

250-423-0007 592 - 8th Ave, Fernie , BC


After Dark u profile

u In years past winter in Fernie was renowned for its nightlife opportunities, and it still is. What has changed is summer’s repertoire. From only a few establishments remaining open throughout the season to every single one offering live entertainment and events on a weekly basis, it is obvious that summer, previously known for its daytime draw, has encompassed the night. On top of establishments’ offerings we have additional events on the calendar such as the popular Wednesday Concerts and Market, the jaw dropping Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam, and of course Wapiti, among a plethora of others. Hats off to those stepping it up and meeting the demand for summer entertainment and nightlife. The lineup looks fantastic and we look forward to celebrating another beautiful season in Fernie with you. Have fun, and be safe! Open liquor is NOT permitted, the drinking age in BC is 19 years of age, and you are required to show two pieces of ID if you are under 25. Cabs are available and everything is relatively close in Fernie so walking is always an option. Drinking and driving is not.

Ben McEvoy The Fernie Pub u I have been in the restaurant and bar industry since I was 15, for 21 years now,

with the hope of running my own restaurant or pub someday. Knowing that the best way to get there was with hands on experience as opposed to schooling, I began the path of management when I was 18. Originally from the lower main land with community populations being well in the 100,000’s, business was a little easier and the competition a lot less than it is in Fernie.

Why do you think people come for the winter, but stay for the summer?

Running the Fernie Pub, we’ve managed to off-set this by maintaining the concept of customer service and personal touch we’ve always practiced. Having a pub/bar in Fernie has been a fantastic experience and is only getting better.

What is your idea of a perfect Fernie day?

There are many opportunities ahead of us, and it helps to have all establishments trying their best to promote one other and working together to strengthen the industry as a whole, even with it being as competitive as it is.

Golfing, fishing, camping and as many BBQs as possible.

I think people come to Fernie for the winter to experience the legendary powder, and once they see the natural beauty of this little town and realize there is just as much to do in the summer it becomes home for a lot of people. That’s what happened to me.

30 degrees, a round of golf and an ice cold beer on the deck afterwards. How do you enjoy the outdoors during the summer months?

Share one of your Fernie secrets... if you dare. Loose lips sink ships. FERNIEFIX.COM

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RESTAURANT + SOCIAL

RESTAURANT + SOCIAL

250.423.7666 701 2nd avenue


After Dark u listings

JOIN US THIS SUMMER AT

The Brickhouse Patio on 2nd Ave.

Bars and Lounges

Live Music

u BP’s

u Fernie

Lounge

Hosting many live bands and other entertainment throughout the summer, make sure to check what’s happening at the Arts Station while in Fernie this summer. 601 1st Ave

u The

Movie Theatres

Brickhouse Bar & Grill

The Brickhouse is Fernie’s casual yet chic pub in one of Fernie’s refurbished historical buildings. Great food and drinks, an awesome patio for après, live music and jam nights on Thursdays. 401 2nd Ave u The

Bridge Bistro

With its amazing patio on the Elk River, the Bridge is a popular location for many on a warm summer evening, whether taking in a late meal or socializing with friends and family. 301 Hwy 3 u The

A GREAT PLACE TO GO AFTER AN EPIC BIKE RIDE!

• featuring a 100% BC only wine list and beer on tap • lunch and dinner menu with homemade burgers • open 7 days a week, 11:30am to close • live music • thursday jam night www.thebrickhousefernie.com

401 2nd avenue 250.423.0009

Arts Station

Located in the Best Western, BP’s Lounge offers a great setting to catch the next hot sports event or a social evening with friends. A variety of beer on tap, and a convenient location. 1602 7th Ave

u Vogue

Theatre

Newly renovated, the Vogue Theatre shows new releases, independent films and foreign films nightly in the twin cinemas. The building now boasts the largest video game room in the Elk Valley, which is available for birthday parties and private functions! 321 2nd Ave

Clubhouse

While it’s a great place to enjoy an après meal or drink after a round of golf, it’s also a popular locale for those looking to enjoy the beautiful patio and sunset. 201 Fairway Dr. u The

Fernie Pub

A classic Fernie bar offering live music and entertainment throughout the summer months, along with sports viewing, pool tables, specials and events. 601 1st Ave u Parkplace

Pub

One of the original bars to party at during the summer months, the Pub is a great place for après ski pints, a game or two of pool, catching the game on screen, or just socializing with friends. They also have a great menu and live music. 742 Hwy 3 u Picnic

at our venue or yours!

Restaurant & Social

Great vibe, amazing eats and fantastic libation. Whether you are interested in a fine dining experience or an after hours cocktail and social with a few snacks, Picnic is a great locale. 701 2nd Ave

Any event from 30 to 1000 guests. Events, Weddings & Corporate Functions – Rentals 250.423.7367 - events@enjoyfernie.com Check out our website for sample wedding menus and packages.

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Beauty & Sleep... Guaranteed • Outdoor Hot Tub • Indoor Pool & Hot Tub • Fitness Room • Kitchenettes • Suites • 100% Smoke-Free • Free Wi-Fi

Fernie Mountain Lodge Each Best Western hotel is independently owned and operated

• Banquet & Meeting Facility • Complimentary Breakfast • Boston Pizza • Liquor Store • Massage Studio • Car Rental • Pet Friendly

250-423-5500 Toll Free: 1-866-423-5566 www.bestwesternfernie.com


Where to Stay u profile

Photo courtesy of Best Western Fernie

u There are plenty of options when deciding where to stay while visiting Fernie, it just depends on your preference. If you’re looking to camp, reserve that space early in the Provincial Park as it is in high demand! Otherwise, you have hostels, motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, condominiums, house rentals, and resorts at your service. It’s important to think about what you will be doing during your stay – will you mainly be in town or at the hill? Are the children joining you? Do you have a vehicle or will you be walking or biking while here? Are you hoping to cook your own food or order in? We’ve developed a comprehensive guide to assist in this decision, and to hopefully make your stay in Fernie that much more enjoyable. In the fall of 2002, I was offered a position working with the Building Services Department at Island Lake Lodge. To be clear, this is actually a glorified term for housekeeping. Best known for being one of the premier catskiing operations in North America, any chance I could get to work for this company was not one I was willing to pass up. Island Lake is a wonderful organization that recognizes the value and potential in its employees. I am a lucky example of this, having been Lodge Manager for over six years now.

Jen McEvenue Island Lake Lodge uOver the years I’ve heard countless tales of how people got “stuck” in the Elk Valley. My story is similar to many, in that I arrived with plans for one winter season and almost 12 years later, I’m still here. And I can honestly say it’s the summers that keep me going! My background was in Parks and Recreation but once I arrived in the Elk Valley, it became apparent that my best chance of gaining employment was in Customer Service. Unfortunately for both myself, and any dining establishment silly enough to give me a chance, it appears that I am one of the clumsiest girls in Canada. So I turned my focus to hotels.

When I started working at the Lodge, summer business consisted of lunch service daily from 11-2 in July and August. We now operate June through September, with 26 guest suites in three lodges, two dining rooms, a guided hiking program and a full-service spa. Every year Fernie as a whole is gaining more notoriety as a summer destination. I love working at Island Lake in the summer, mostly for selfish reasons I suppose. This corner office just can’t be beat. But I also love seeing the look on people’s faces when they arrive after a spontaneous trip up a dirt road through an Old Growth Forest. Resoundingly, the first thing to come out of their mouth is “I had no idea this existed.” Little by little, I think they’re figuring it out.

Why do you think people come for the winter, but stay for the summer? For me, when spring hit and the snow melted, it was almost like being in a new town. I can’t put my finger on it exactly but summertime sunshine creates a whole new energy in people around here. You want to get out of the bubble, go to the lake, be outside, take advantage of whatever it is you love doing. We only get so much summer, you gotta enjoy it while you can. What is your idea of a perfect Fernie day? Coffee and crossword in the morning sun, lazy little bike ride uptown to visit with friends, afternoon float down the river, backyard BBQ with (I’m not gonna lie) a few cold beers. How do you enjoy the outdoors during the summer months? I just enjoy being outdoors, period. Best days off are spent camping out in South Country. I’m a water-baby, so anything that involves the river or the lakes I guess. Share one of your Fernie secrets... if you dare. That’s the thing about secrets in this town… if you share them, they don’t stay secrets for very long…

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Accommodation Types: B&B - B , Chalet - Ch, Condo - C, Hotel - H, Motel - M

Where to Stay u accommodation guide Facility Type

Restaurant

Hot Tub

Fireplace

Internet/ Cable

Kitchen/ Kitchenette

3

3

3

3

3

$136-296

3

3

$65-95

Rate/night

u In Town 901 Fernie 901-2nd Ave 250-423-2077

C

3

Beaver Lodge 562 5th Ave 250-423-5093

B

3

Best Western Fernie Mountain Lodge 1622 7th Ave 250-423-5500

H

Barbara Lynn’s Country Inn 691 7th Ave 250-423-6027

H

Birch Meadows Lodge 4485 Hwy 3 South 250-423-4236

B

BurWoods B&B 120 Ridgemont Cres. 250-423-5940

B

3

3

$65 +

Castle Creek B&B 12 Cedar Bowl Drive 250-423-8014

B

3

3

$90-130

The Central Hotel 301 2 Ave 250-423-7367

H

3

$470-690/month

Cinnamon Bear Lodge 19 Pine Crescent 250-423-6033

B

3

Creekside Bed & Breakfast 16 Elkview Cres. 250-423-7394

B

3

3

East Kootenay Motel Ltd. 1302 Hwy 3 250-423-9266

M

3

3

3

Family B&B Suite 1701 Dicken Road 250-423-7492

B

Fernie Hotel & Pub 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444

H

3

3

$470-700/month

Lamphouse B&B 1730 Mcleod Av 250-430-0095

B & CH

3

3

3

$150 +

The Lodge at Fernie 4502 Timberline Cres. 406-756-7714

Ch

3

3

3

$599-1040

Old Nurses Residence B&B 802 4th Ave 250-423-3091

B

Park Place Lodge 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871

H

Parkside B&B 54 Mt. Proctor Ave 250-423-7578

B&B

Pinnacle Ridge Elk Chalets Rivermount Place 250-423-2077

CH

Powder Mountain Lodge 892 Hwy 3 250-423-4492

M

Raging Elk Hostel 892 6th Ave 250-423-6811

M

Red Tree Lodge 1101 7th Ave 250-423-4622

H

The Ridge B&B 20 Ridgemont Ave 250-423-3170

B

Silver Rock Condominiums 1500 Macdonald Avenue 250-423-2077

C

Snow Valley Condos 51 Ridgemont Drive 250-423-2077

C

Snow Valley Motel & RV Park 1041 7th Ave 250-423-4421

M

Stanford Resort 100 Riverside Way 250-423-5000

H & CH

Super 8 Fernie 2021 Hwy 3 250-423-6788

M

Travelodge Three Sisters 401 Hwy 3 250-423-4438

M

Twisted Timber Guest House 9 Alpine Trail Cres. 250-423-6425

B

u Accommodation Services

3

3

$100-125

3 3

3

$75-150

3

3

3

$195-$555

3 3

$120-140

3

$59 +

3

3

$99-218

3 3

3

3

$79-189 $75-100

3

3

3

$129-259

3 3

$395-$735

3

3

3

$80-175

3

3

3

3

$25-65

3

3

3

3

$79-129

3

3

$150 +

3

3

$165-505

3

$205-$365

3

3

$79-249

3

3

$149-269

3

3 3 3

3

3

$98.88-138.88

3

3

3

3

3

$80-125

3

3

$135-150

3

See ad on page 52

Fernie Alpine Resort www.skifernie.com 1-877-333-2339 See ad on page 6

Fernie Central Reservations www.ferniecentralreservations.com 1-800-622-5007 Fernie Getaways www.ferniegetaways.com 1-888-423-6855 Fernie Lodging Company www.fernielodgingco.com 1-800-667-9911

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Fernie Lodging Company has something for everyone. For the homeowner looking for property management, the couple planning their wedding, the family looking for a summer getaway or the corporate group looking for a fishing retreat.

Photo by: Mark Gallup; Courtesy of KootenayRockies.com

Photo by: Mark Gallup; Courtesy of KootenayRockies.com

Fernie.com RentinginFernie.com 1-877-661-9993

Photo by: Mark Gallup; Courtesy of KootenayRockies.com

Join our Rental Program Now – reduce the stress of managing your own property, whilst making a return on your Investment.

• Extensive online presence including social media, GDS and 3rd party websites

• Now managing both downtown and on-mountain properties

• Professional in-house Cleaning and Maintenance

• Competitive management fees

Tourism Fernie www.tourismfernie.com 1-877-933-7643

• 24 hour owner website • International and Canadian wholesaler partnerships

• High-end rental management software • Experienced Brand and Owner Relations Managers dedicated to marketing and managing your property • Large and engaged client database for e-marketing • Strong relationship with repeat Corporate clients

Plan your stay in Fernie.

• Group discounts are available

• Specialist lodging for group functions, weddings and company retreats – discounts available

• Condos, townhomes, luxury chalets and cabins available for nightly and weekly rental – long stays also available

• Convenient access to hiking and biking, whilst just 5 minutes from downtown restaurants, bars and shopping

4559 Timberline Crescent, Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie BC 250.423.6878 • 1.800.667.9911

fernielodgingco.com vacation@fernielodgingcompany.com

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Accommodation Types: B&B - B , Chalet - Ch, Condo - C, Hotel - H, Motel - M Facility Type

Restaurant

Where to Stay u accommodation guide Hot Tub

Fireplace

Internet/ Cable

Kitchen/ Kitchenette

Rate/night

Ski in/Ski out

u Ski Hill The Alders 35 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

Ch

3

3

3

3

$1145-2295

Ski in/Ski Out

Alpine Aerie 5267 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

3

$695-1605

Ski In/Ski Out

3

3

3

3

3

Alpine Lodge Fernie 5291 Highline Drive 250-423-4237

B & CH

Beaver Tail Lodge 4507 Timberline Cres. 250-423-4439

B

3

3

$135-192

Ski in/Ski out

3

$569-899

Ski In Ski In

Black Bear Chalet 24 Timberline Cres. 250-423-5023

CH

3

3

3

$750-975

Black Diamond Chalet 5406 Boomerang Way

CH

3

3

3

$785-$1715

Blackstone Lodge 7 Cedar Bowl Drive 250-531-0080

B&B

3

3

Cabin in the Woods 4720 Alpine Way 250-423-2077

Ch

3

3

Cedar Ridge Condominiums 5388 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

C

Cornerstone Lodge 5369 Fernie Ski Hill Rd. 250-423-6855

C&H

3

3

Currie Cabin 4520 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

CH

3

Freeway Lodge 4527 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

Ch

3

3

$90-140 3

$338.50

3

$216-439

Ski in/Ski out

3

$455-735

Ski in/Ski out

3

$415-$685

$545-$945 3

3

Glowing Embers 5209 Highline Close 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

$795-1375

Ski In/Ski Out

Ingamo Lodge 5331 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

3

$915-$1715

Ski In/ Ski Out

Kimbers Timbers Fernie Alpine Resort 403-240-1769

CH

3

3

3

3

$750-1250

Ski in/Ski out Ski in/Ski out

3

3

The Griz Inn 5369 Ski Hill Rd 250-423-9221

H&C

3

3

3

3

$92-563

Grizzly Den Chalet 250-5398 Boomerang Way

CH

3

3

3

3

$745-$1145

Heartland Hideaway 4564 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

$575-895

Holohike Haven 5275 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

CH

3

$645-1005

Ski in/Ski Out

Lizard Creek Lodge & Condominiums 5346 Highline Dr. 250-423-2057

H&C

$250-875

Ski in/Ski out Ski in/Ski out

3

3

3

3

3

3 3

$999

3

$100 +

River Rock Lodge 5403 Highline Dr. 240-423-6878

CH

3

Ski Inn Fernie 224 Spruce Lodge 4559 Timberline Cresc 403-669-9225

B&B

3

3

3

3

3

Snow Creek 5258 Highline Drv 250-423-6878

C

Snowed Inn 5271 Highline Drive 250-423-3830

B & CH

3

3

Spiral Lodge Chalet 4562 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

Spirit Lodge 5395 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

Stone Creek Condominiums 5423 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077

CH

Timberline Lodges 4559 Timberline Cresc 240-423-6878

C

The Timbers 5245 Highline Dr. 240-423-6878

CH

3

Wolf’s Den Lodge 5339 Ski Hill Rd FAR 1-866-633-7643

H

3

FERNIE, BRITISH COLUMBIA

See ad on page 14

Memorable Dining & Luxurious Rooms in the Heart of Historic Fernie 742 Highway #3 Fernie • Tel: 250.423.6871 www.parkplacelodge.com

3

$149+

Ski in/Ski out

3

$75 - 575

Ski in/Ski out

3

3

$535-915

3

3

$915-1605 $315-$575

3

3

$119

3 3

3

3

Offering premium spirits, unique microbrews & award-winning wines. Open until 11pm daily.

See ad on page 34

See ad on page 62 • Outdoor Hot Tub • Indoor Pool & Hot Tub • Fitness Room • Kitchenettes • Suites • 100% Smoke-Free • Free Wi-Fi

The perfect family retreat! Fully-equipped 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Indoor hot tub, gym, resort daycare & Kelsey’s Restaurant on the main level.

Quality Year-Round Accommodation at Fernie Alpine Resort 1-800-661-0118 www.grizinn.com Best value on the mountain! Hotel rooms to 3-bedroom suites + lofts. Indoor pool, outdoor hot tubs & Corner Pocket restaurant. Ideal for Weddings!

Visit www.ferniegetaways.com for information on vacation specials & to book on-line!

See ad on page 72

Beauty & Sleep... Guaranteed

1-888-423-6855 www.cornerstonelodge.ca

Fernie Mountain Lodge Each Best Western hotel is independently owned and operated

• Banquet & Meeting Facility • Complimentary Breakfast • Boston Pizza • Liquor Store • Massage Studio • Car Rental • Pet Friendly

Ski in/Ski out Ski in

See ad on page 40

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Enjoy creative regional fare paired with great wines & friendly hospitality.

Home to Fine Ales & Fernie’s tastiest Pub-style menu. Pool tables, free WIFI & outdoor patio.

$999 $75-175

Weddings & Retreats Spectacular Views and Seclusion www.elkviewlodge.com Tel: (250) 423-1508

250-423-5500 Toll Free: 1-866-423-5566 www.bestwesternfernie.com

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East Kootenay Realty 561A Hwy. 3, Fernie BC (250) 423-4644

custom homes // renovations

www.gracelandbuilders.com Craig Mackay 250-423-8858

Melanie MacKay (250) 423-1800

Buying or Selling 12 Years of Real Estate Experience Working for You! melaniemackay@royallepage.ca

Need a store that will sell you a box of flooring, give you an installer’s business card and wish you well? We didn’t think so. But if you need a flooring store that will do free in-home measurements, answer your most challenging questions, and offer you unequalled value, remarkable beauty and superior warranties, look no further.

Local convenience. Local expertise. Friend local service. We do custom window coverings

www.nufloorsfernie.ca nufloorsfernie

391 - 1st Avenue, Fernie BC Phone: 250.423.4314 • Toll Free: 1.800.860.3136


Real Estate & Development u profile

Photo courtesy of Larson Whelan Ltd.

u Fernie has been fortunate to experience a slow paced growth. While there has been a lot of development over the years, recently renovations have been predominant and “smart growth” advocated by the City of Fernie. Driving through different neighbourhoods in town, it’s apparent that people are choosing to add to or enhance their homes rather than sell and build… not surprisingly. Having said that, there are man y developments on the horizon, and we’re sure it’s not going to stop anytime soon! Fernie is home to a vast group of talented professionals in this field, evident in the craftsmanship and design of the homes and buildings in our area. If you’re looking to build or renovate, buy or sell, Fernie definitely has a lot of intriguing options. Good luck!

Mike Delich Fernie Vacation Properties u In February of 1988, I returned from a role with the Calgary Olympics and wanted a change. And to not stop wearing sweaters and corduroy pants. I could have gone back to my position at a mine north of Elkford, but instead chose to join Fernie Snow Valley (FSV) as one of ten full-time employees. The Sochers also attended the Olympics and had approached me to coordinate and accelerate development at the resort. As a single Dad with two young daughters, I left the security of a big company and started a new journey with FSV. We extended the natural gas lines to the resort, secured new water sources and drilled water wells in the valley, expanded the water reservoir, installed television cable, created

a resort master plan and had it approved by the government, and submitted a plan for cross-country trails on the east slope of the Lizard Range to stop logging on the mountain slopes. Government officials, politicians and the community wanted progress as Wester Mining was on the brink of bankruptcy. In September, a design charrette was staged at the ski hill. After walking around all parking lots and wooded areas, the resort was designed in an afternoon on a table in the day lodge.

People are attracted by the snow in Fernie, but soon discover that summer’s season is longer, there are more activities, and with hot days and cool evenings one is well rested. In 1953, the summer business in Zermatt exceeded their winter business and has exceeded winter each and every year. The same trend is now true for other mountain living towns such as Whistler, Canmore, Vail, Aspen, and Chamonix.

To bring new ideas to Fernie, we arranged for Mayor Mulholland, Councillor Samsonoff, and Muriel McLeod to spend three days in Telluride, America’s fledgling resort at the time with a similar “feel” to Fernie. They met with municipal officials and ski company executives and returned with confidence in Fernie’s future. I also participated in a design workshop in Whistler where I realized that Fernie had the scenery, the river, the main street and most importantly the snow to be a destination.

With my Grandson Conor, a bike ride along the Emily Brydon Trail adjacent to the Elk River, cycle around Fernie’s flat streets, stop at the Loaf bakery, return home and relax with family and friends in the sunshine.

In late 1990, as the economy was in a recession, I left FSV to start my own enterprise and completed the initial planning and selling of resort properties in Fernie. I hope that everyone understands that change is truly the essence of life, that visionaries should be included and embraced, and that individuals, no matter how they have resided or now call Fernie home be welcomed with a smile. Why do you think people come for the winter, but stay for the summer?

What is your idea of a perfect Fernie day?

How do you enjoy the outdoors during the summer months? Each year I have a checklist that includes: sit on the bench atop Castle Mountain to view the sunset, ride in the Highline 100 to the Montana border and back, hike the ridge walk to Polar Peak, walk Fernie’s “Grouse Grind” to the top of Fernie Mountain, golf in the EBYF event, float and fish the Elk River and enjoy an outdoor barbeque with family and friends. Share one of your Fernie secrets... if you dare. For each summer day on the river, the dry fly – Black Bart will provide daily thrills and pleasure!

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Large and small renovations deserve the same care and attention to detail. MRH makes the transition from old to new seamless. Call us today and lets start planning your renovation projects.

A personalised solution for all your property needs, including rentals.

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LICENSED RESIDENTIAL BUILDER Jens Mende | 250.423.1687 | 1.877.423.3020

www.mountainrecreationhomes.com

info@purepropertbc.com www.purepropertybc.com East Kootenay Realty 561A Hwy 3, Fernie BC Ph: 250.423.4644 Fax 250.423.3422 Toll Free:1.888.870.9064


Developers u Brecan

Building Systems Ltd

Custom home packages and affordable prices, if you’re planning to build a home, cabin, garage or warehouse, consider Brecan. www.brecan.com u Elk

River Mountain Homes

Dedicated to building homes which reflect the personality and desires of the owner while maintaining the highest standards throughout every aspect of the project. www. elkrivermountainhomes.com u Graceland

Builders

From large scale, specialty homes to your next renovation or home addition, Craig MacKay and his crew at Graceland Builders do not disappoint. www.gracelandbuilders. com u Impronta

Design

Lead by John Merritt, Impronta is a building and design consultancy business with LEED qualifications to ensure affordable and sustainable home packages. www.impronta. ca u Larsen

u Century

21 Maximum Realty

Real Estate & Development u listings

Whether it is buying, selling, financing or property listings, including house, condo, land, commercial ventures, C21 can assist you. www.c21maximumrealty.ca u Fernie

experience working in all markets feels confident to represent any buyer or seller. www.c21maximumrealty.ca u Melanie

Real Estate

Fernie Real Estate offers a wide range of listings from lakeside properties to restored heritage homes to new developments. Visit www.fernierealestate.com. u Jason

Andreola

With extensive knowledge and experience in Fernie’s real estate market Jason is always ready to help with your real estate goals. www.fernierealty.com u Marilyn

Brock

25 years in accounting, management and consulting have provided Marilyn with the necessary experience and skills to successfully assist clients. www. marilynbrock.com u Maxine

Wolfe

MacKay

Keeping you informed from interest rates to closing costs, and everything in between. Melanie has 12 years of experience, and a great understanding of Fernie’s market. www.ekrealty.com u Royal Lepage East Kootenay Realty Serving the Elk Valley’s for nearly 30 years, Royal LePage is specialized in residential, commercial, recreational property and developments. www.ekrealty.com u Todd

Fyfe

Todd Fyfe specializes in local real estate; homes, properties, developments, land and business. His professional and personal service gives him the upper hand in achieving his clients goals. www.sellingfernie.com

Maxine has gained great connections through her years in sales, and with her

Whelan Ltd.

Experienced residential and commercial builders and renovators, Larsen Whelan Ltd. hold a reputable portfolio of completed projects. www.ferniebuilders.com u Mountain

Recreation Homes

Offering a wide range of home building services, MRH is versatile with an integrated approach to home building focusing on helping clients realize their dreams. www. mountainrecreationhomes.com

DESIGN • BUILD • RENOVATE • CONSULTING MRH makes the transition from bare lot to your new home seamless.

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Call us today and lets start planning the best way to build your home.

Realtors u Candace

Grey

A top producer in the Elk Valley area for over 25 years, Candace has helped many attain their real estate goals and specializes in the residential market. www.realestateinfernie. com u Carol

Cohen

A new real estate agent with Fernie Real Estate, Carol has also been in resort real estate development for more than ten years. She is dedicated to helping clients find their dreams. www.fernierealestate.com

MRH

LICENSED RESIDENTIAL BUILDER Jens Mende | 250.423.1687 | 1.877.423.3020

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Office: 250-423-4113

Call Marilyn Brock for your personal tour (250) 423-8650 Toll Free: 1-877-423-8650

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Concierge Service your local contact for . . .

SUMMERTIME FUN • fly fishing shuttles • lawn & garden care • lake cruise & dinner • boat & water-ski hire • guided river floats trips • guided hikes (day/multi day) EVERYDAY AFFAIRS • security checks • local alarm contact person if you don’t see

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shannon takacs www.finditinfernie.com 250.278.3463 (find)

An Independent Book Store

All programs and events are free and open to everyone! Norden the Magician Wednesday July 18th 2:30 pm

A unique selection of books, gifts, award-winning toys, guide books & maps, stationery and special treasures.

Summer Reading Club, Strange but True Ages 6 - 10 Discover - explore - travel - learn - play

Going on a road trip? Borrow ebooks and audiobooks before your holidays. Find your beach reads, magazines and new releases. fernie.bclibrary.ca • Phone: (250) 423-4458 • 492 3rd. Ave, Fernie B.C.

Open Everyday 592 2nd Ave., Fernie • 250-423-3736 polarpeekbooks@telus.net www.polarpeekbooks.ca

Contact us to place a special order


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Services u The

Fernie Academy

Sstudents are faced with opportunities and challenges helping them to develop their full potential. Students, families, and staff work together to create a positive and supportive environment. www.fernieacademy.com u Find

it in Fernie

A concierge service offering support with booking and choosing transportation, lodging, activities and a host of small stuff to help accentuate your stay in Fernie or your return to your home or weekend getaway. www.finditinfernie.com u Goldstar

Cleaning Services

Independently owned and operated, Goldstar is the area’s leading provider of contract cleaning, servicing commercial clients, construction companies and customized service arrangements for individual homes. 250-423-4029 u Mow

& Snow Land Care

Specializing in all kinds of land care for both residential and commercial clients. Lawn and garden care, bobcat services, and so much more. www.mowandsnow.ca

Property Management

Pure Property Management offers long and short term rentals, insurance checks, concierge services, security checks, and coordinates with local maintenance providers. Get in touch with Shannon at 250-278-3463. u Renting

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Mountain Run and Bike Race

Fernie largest and widest range of seasonal and long term rental properties. They have the perfect Fernie property for you. www.rentinginfernie.com

Community Services u Community

Listing Services

An online directory for businesses and services, this website allows you to access hundreds of business and service listings across Canada and the USA. www.communitylistingservice.com u Fernie

Chamber of Commerce

Servicing the business community of Fernie and providing information services to visitors and new residents, the Fernie Chamber and Info Centres are located a key locations (Hwy 3 and Downtown Fernie). www. ferniechamber.com

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FernieCHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Hwy 3 Info Centre Located East of the City

SUMMER HOURS: July - September 7 days a week 9am to 5:30pm

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Visit the on-site Fernie Nature Centre

To view our listings, and to learn more about Fernie follow our new location specific community link:

Downtown Info Centre

http://fernie-bc.communitylistingservice.com/listings/_about--this-community

(Tourism BC Network Visitor Centre)

Located at the Fernie Museum

SUMMER HOURS: July - September 7 days a week 10am to 5:30pm

(Network Visitors Centre)

1361-B 7th Avenue Fernie BC. Office: 250-423-4113 www.c21maximum.ca • info@c21maximum.ca


Carol Cohen Sharing your passion for Fernie With over ten years experience in resort real estate development combined with her love of the outdoors and a passion for the community in which her family lives and plays in, Carol is dedicated to helping you realize your dreams.

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u So much of what we celebrate in Fernie depends upon the hard work and dedication of individuals volunteering their time, enthusiasm, skills and ideas. The number and array of groups and organizations is astounding – the Fernie and District Arts Council, Fernie Historical Society, Fernie Trails Alliance, Downtown Social Committee, Fernie Pets Society, Advocates for Local Living… and this is just the tip of the iceberg. We would like to thank all of those working to make Fernie a better place to live and visit, and encourage you to get involved. How does your passion or interest fit with an organization or event already in place, and if it doesn’t how can you add to what is already being offered here? We believe Ange is right - we can all make a difference.

Ang Qualizza Fernie Trails Alliance u I had an opportunity to hike Heiko’s Trail with Linda Socher last summer and two things happened. I spent the day with a Fernie legend, and I received a lesson in trail etiquette. The hike was filled with inspirational anecdotes about how Heiko built the trail, and every hundred steps Linda would bend over and clear debris. The more Linda cleared, the more I was aware that we take the state of our trail system for granted. At one point Linda muttered, “Sheesh, people must think there is a cleaning crew that comes up here!” I’ve always been a believer in authenticity and volunteerism. I think growing up in Fernie I have been imprinted with the idea that you

can make a difference, and participating in worthy activities makes your community stronger. I was volunteering for the Poker Ride on a rainy day last fall when Dave Richards popped out of the forest – literally. My girlfriend introduced us and he was suddenly talking about the Fernie Trails Alliance. He had heard I had a Masters in Economics and that my thesis work had specialized in valuating recreation users. Comically, in true Fernie fashion as I was puffing up to Project 9 with a loaded pack, in the rain, trying to maintain traction, he asked me if I would be interested in working with them. For the remainder of the hill he interviewed me, I interviewed him (to see if indeed this organization was ready for a manager) and in between gasps, I told him I would think about it. As you may have guessed, I jumped at the chance. The Fernie Trails Alliance is a volunteer organization that advocates maintaining responsible, non-motorized trail access on both Crown and private lands in the Fernie area. We are a collective of four member groups including Island Lake Lodge, The Fernie Nordic Society, the Fernie Mountain Bike Club, and the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club. I feel very lucky to have found a job in an area that brings so much value to people; it is very rewarding working with people that give so much of themselves to the community.

I love being the voice of the Trails Alliance and will work tirelessly to make sure this organization receives the recognition and assistance it needs to thrive. In the spirit of the lovely Linda Socher herself, “Sheesh, do you people think the construction and maintenance of this incredible trail system just happens?” Why do you think people come for the winter, but stay for the summer? I would say we are on the verge of people coming for the summer, and staying for the winter! Many of us were surprised to hear the film crew this past winter only ever talk of the epic mountain biking and hiking opportunities available, and how lucky we are to live here. What is your idea of a perfect Fernie day? Being outside with a few friends, laughing and enjoying our mountains. It surely is what keeps us young! How do you enjoy the outdoors during the summer months? In the summer in between biking and trail running, I love hiking with my children. Share one of your Fernie secrets... if you dare. A Fernie Secret… shhh… Fernie just keeps getting better and better… FERNIEFIX.COM

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Located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, Fernie is situated near many hubs allowing quick and efficient access from anywhere in the world. Just a three-hour drive from Calgary, Alberta, a five-hour drive from Spokane, Washington, a two-hour drive from Kalispell, Montana and a one-hour drive from Cranbrook, British Columbia, all home to international airports. Shuttles, buses, car rentals and transit make travel to and from these locations, among others, easy. Air The Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) in Cranbrook has daily flights to and from Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on Air Canada, and daily flights to and from Vancouver on Pacific Coastal Airlines. This airport also has three direct flights per week from Edmonton, Alberta on Integra Air. Air Canada makes it easy to get here from Australia, with a quick connection in Vancouver from Air Canada Flight AC34 (SYD-YVR) to Air Canada Flight AC8213 (YVR-YXC) for easy access directly into the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook. Car Rental Rent A Wreck, Best Western, Hwy 3, 1622 - 7 Ave. 250-423-6030 Avis 1-800-879-2847 Budget 1-800-268-8900 Hertz 1-800-263-0600 Tilden 1-800-387-4747

Driving Directions From Calgary, Alberta: Follow Deerfoot Trail south to Marquis of Lorne Trail (Hwy #22 & #2). Follow the Marquis of Lorne Trail west to Hwy #22. Follow Hwy #22 south to Hwy #3, Take Hwy #3 westbound to Fernie. From Banff, Alberta: Follow the TransCanada Highway #1 west to Hwy #93. Follow Hwy #93 south to Hwy #3 and take Hwy #3 eastbound to Fernie. From Kalispell, Montana: Follow Hwy #93 northbound through Whitefish, across the Canadian border and continue to Hwy #3. Take Hwy #3 east to Fernie. From Spokane, Washington: Follow Hwy #95 northbound across the Canadian border to Hwy#3. Take Hwy #3 east to Fernie.

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Carrying your passport is necessary when travelling between the US and Canada. Visit www.cbsa.gc.ca for information on border crossing. For road conditions visit www. drivebc.ca.

Getting Around Taxi Services Operating 24 hours a day, Kootenay Taxi is a fast way to get around Fernie. Also offering a personal van service to both the Calgary and Cranbrook airports for up to six people. www. kootenaytaxi.com, 250-423-4409 Bus Located at the Husky Gas Station adjacent to Smitty’s in West Fernie, the Greyhound Bus travels between Fernie and Cranbrook and Fernie and Calgary, among other destinations. Greyound departs for Calgary at 1:15am daily and 11:45am Friday through Sunday, and for Cranbrook at 4:00am daily and 2pm Thursday through Saturday. It leaves Calgary for Fernie at 8am or 11pm and Cranbrook at 12:20am daily or 10:30am Friday through Sunday. www.greyhound.ca, 250-423-3892 Fernie Ride Board This free ride sharing website allows people to offer rides, look for rides, figure out carpooling, and more. www.fernierideboard. com.

The Kootenay Carshare With a minimum six-month commitment, deposit and clean BC driver’s license you can get access to a car and truck in Fernie, plus 22 other vehicles around the Kootenays. www.carsharecoop.ca or email local coordinator Rebecca Hall at hall.rebecca.j@ gmail.com. Elk Valley Transit System The Elk Valley Transit System facilitates travel between Elkford, Fernie and Sparwood. Transit picks up at three locations in Fernie: the Elk Valley Hospital, Fernie Community Centre and College of the Rockies first thing in the morning, mid-day and evening, beginning at 8:30am through 5:30pm. There is also a South Country Loop, running through the Elk Valley and South country communities on Thursdays twice a day. Health Connections provides transportation for medical appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays leaving at 9am at the Fernie Hospital and arriving at the Tamarack Mall or Cranbrook Hospital at 10:15am. Departs Cranbrook at 3pm from the Cranbrook Hospital, arriving in Fernie at 4pm. Buses are equipped with racks to facilitate Bike and Ride. $2.50 or purchase a sheet of ten or a monthly pass. www.transitbc.com/regions/ elk/?p=2.list, 1-800-933-0025 / 250-4250025. FERNIEFIX.COM

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Fernie Mountain Bike Trails


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Trail Etiquette

with Henry Barrett, FMBC Trail Crew The following are excerpts taken from the Fernie Mountain Bike Guide. You can purchase a mountain bike guide at various locations in town, or head to one of the shops downtown to get oneon-one tips and information.

• Leave your car at home. You can easily access the trail network from anywhere in town. A great starting point is at the Dirt Jump Park next to the Aquatic Centre. • Ride it don’t slide it. Don’t lock up the brakes and skid down trails... although drifting both wheels without tapping a lever is just part of the fun. • When you encounter puddles go straight through the middle of them not around the side, this minimizes trail widening. Best of all if there’s still lots of puddles try to do something that’s not mountain biking. I know it’s really hard sometimes. • Garbage is simply unacceptable. • Wear a helmet, other riders do not enjoy riding though brain splatter. • If there’s a deadfall/tree down then post it on bikefernie.ca/forum or carry a folding hand saw and take care of it on the trail. • When riding down trails you know are also popular up-tracks (e.g. What’s Up Doc, Hedonism, Dem Bones, the bottom of Gorby) you don’t need to be going mach 3 million, catching air around blind corners - especially if your name is Luke Nelson and you have a history of ramming uphill riders whilst in mid air. • Remember; people working with chainsaws and brushsaws won’t be able to hear/see you on your bike. They are very loud and our circle of vision is focused through the visor on the helmet. Plus it takes forever to re-sharpen after you mow someone’s leg off... • Don’t harass dirtbags in pickup trucks driving up Ridgemont, they might be heading to maintain your trails! • Approach the Fernie Trails Alliance about building new trails rather than the old skool way of just starting your chainsaw. • Feel free to donate your life savings to the Fernie Trails Alliance!

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Please respect private land and posted closures when exploring the outdoors in and around Fernie. The majority of the land on the east side of the valley is privately owned. Roads and trail systems are constantly changing due to land developments in the area. Be informed and prepared before heading out. Remember to be bear aware! Ceck out the Fernie Mountain Bike Guide for more details on how to prevent encounters with bears and how to handle an encounter. Or visit www.bearaware.bc.ca

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More Local Resouces on Trails in Fernie

Fernie Mountain Bike Club: www.bikefernie.ca FTASTC: www.fernietrails.com Fernie Trails Alliance: www.fernietrailsalliance.com

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SPINEBACK TRAIL (3.5 km, elevation gain 530m, 3-4 hrs) Rating: Moderate Access: Via the Lake Trail and Fir Trail toward the west end of Island Lake. Once you reach the marked junction, follow the Spineback signs.

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MOUNTAIN LAKES TRAIL (HEIKO’S TRAIL) (22km, elevation gain 4500m, 8-12 hours) Rating: Difficult Access: A high level of fitness and route finding skills are required.

Hiking Routes of the Cedar Valley Rating for routes: Difficult. Steepness, loose rock, becoming lost, encountering wild animals, and stream crossings are just some of the hazards. Hiring a guide is recommended.

CABIN RIDGE (ROUTE) Access: Drive the Island Lake Lodge access road 3km to the Old Growth Trail head. Follow the Old Growth Trail for 1km, then take the left fork trail to the Cabin Trail.

LIZARD LAKE (ROUTE) Access: The trail head is in The Mount Fernie Provincial Park, approximately 0.5 km from the Island Lake Lodge property boundary and gate.

BIG WHITE PEAK (ROUTE) Access: Via Spineback Trail. Visit www.islandlakecatskiing.com/summer/ hiking for more details descriptions on these hikes and to learn more about other opportunities such as the spa and dining experiences.


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1. Do not hike on biking trails.

EMERGENCY PHONE: (250) 430-7778

2. Leave only your footprints - Ensure all refuse is packed out with you. 3. Check in with the Guest Services (phone or stop in) before going on a hike and after you return. 4. Hike at your own risk. Areas not patrolled. 5. Never hike alone. 6. Be prepared. Mountain weather changes frequently, so carry extra clothing. 7. Observe all closures. Stay on marked trails to avoid damage to the alpine ecosystem. 8. Steep slopes are very dangerous. You may encounter various hazards such as cliffs, rock falls, avalanches, and unstable surfaces. 9. Treat all widlife with caution. Do not feed or approach bears.

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Maps u disc golf course

Disc Golf Map Disc golf is like traditional golf in a lot of ways, but instead of a ball and clubs players use a flying disc, or Frisbee. The disc or Frisbee is thrown from a tee to a target - the hole. The hole can be one of a number of targets, the most common being a Pole Hole which is an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The various terrain differences along and around each fairway can make the game pretty challenging and frustrating. When the Frisbee or disc lands in the basket, the hole is complete – on to the next!

Course Etiquette • • • • • •

ALL other park users have right of way. Take everything you bring on the course, off the course. Wait for groups ahead to complete the hole before you begin. No altering of trees or other obstacles on the course Respect the course, including grounds, baskets, signs, etc. Pick up after your dog!

Course Rules • • • • •

Number 1 rule of Disc Golf: HAVE FUN! All 18 holes at the Lizard Range DGC are par 3 (3 throws from tee to pin for an experienced player). Player with the lowest score on the previous hole tees off first. After teeing off, player furthest away from the pin throws first. Out of bounds are as follows: 1) on top of or over dyke 2) on or across the road 3) on or across park paths; these paths define most fairways 4) Horseshoe pits and

baseball diamonds. • In the case of O.B. throw from last place inbounds, with a 1 stroke penalty • Mandatories are as follows: - Hole 9 - two flagged trees - Hole 10 - two flagged trees • If your disc fails to go through mandatory trees, you must throw from the mandatory trees, with a penalty stroke • When playing tones, anything below the branch counts (rope and/or tones) • All of these rules must be followed to attain course records Visit www.ferniediscgolf.com for more information.


A wealth plan to fit your lifestyle

This summer in Fernie enjoy:

Laurel Dunn, Investment Advisor with National Bank Financial, delivers a tailored wealth plan to help you reach your financial goals so that you continue to enjoy all your favourite activities. Laurel is available for meetings in Fernie and Calgary. LAUREL DUNN cfp, cim, fcsi Investment Advisor

403-531-8429 or 877-531-8400 Ext. 8429 laurel.dunn@nbf.ca National Bank Financial is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada. The National Bank of Canada is a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA: TSX).

Sunday Downtown Socials

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• Enjoy shopping and entertainment in downtown Fernie with 2nd Avenue closed to traffic. • Check local calendars for fun family events happening on Sundays in July and August. • Visit the Mountain Market each Sunday in Rotary Park from 10am - 2pm

Wednesday Night Concerts and Market • Every Wednesday, 5pm - 9pm at Station Square: outdoor concerts, refreshment garden and market.

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Recreation

Adventure Tours Adventure Source Dog Scooter Tours www.adventuresourcetours.com 250-423-3959 Alpine Enthusiasts 9820 King Street Hosmer 250-423-0564 Ascent Helicopters www.ascentaerospace.ca 250-423-1443/250-752-2981 Big Horn Helicopters 431 Burma Road 250-423-4118 Bellevue Mine www.crowsnestguide.com/ bellvuemine/ 403-564-4700 Canadian Fly Fishing Services 1190 Hand Ave 250-423-3783 Canyon Rafting Company www.canyonraft.com 250-423-7226 Elk River Guiding Company 791-7th Ave 250-423-7239 Fernie Alpine Resort Ski Hill Rd. 250-423-4655 Fernie Fly Fishing www.fernieflyfishing.com 250-423-1597 Fernie Mountain Bike Club www.bikefernie.ca Fernie Mountain Bike Guide www.ferniemountainbikeguide.com Fernie Nature Club naturebob@telus.net Fernie Nature Tours 1883 Dicken Rd. 250-423-4306 Fernie Tears & Gears www.fernietearsandgears.com Fernie Trails Alliance www.fernietrailsalliance.com Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club www.fernietrails.com Fernie Wilderness Adventures 1281 7th Ave 250-423-6704 Happy Hounds: Outdoor Adventures for Dogs www.happyhounds.ca 250-430-0043 Home Waters www.flyfishtheelk.com 1-888-737-9359 Island Lake Lodge 602A 2nd Ave 250-423-3700 Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Co. 891 7th Ave 250-423-4483 Lost Creek Angler www.lostcreekangler.com 250-423-7561 Mountain Adventure Centre Fernie Alpine Resort 250-423-4655 Mountain High Adventures www.raftfernie.com 250-423-5008/1-877-423-4555 Mountain High Travel & Tours 652 2nd Ave 250-423-6916 Mountain Pursuits 602A 2nd Ave 250-423-3700 Prestige Tours 14 Anderson Rd. 1-877-888-9899 Pro-Fish Guiding and Rafting Tours

34 Mt Proctor 250-423-3526 Pushing Limits Mountain Bike Adventures 250-423-0002 Sacred Rides www.sacredrides.com 1-888-423-7849 Trit Trot Farms 4991 Hwy 3 250-423-6883 Whitefish Mountain Resort www.skiwhitefish.com Windwalker Safari Canada #2 Mt Minton 250-423-5887

Elk Valley Communities District of Elkford www.elkford.ca District of Fernie www.fernie.ca District of Sparwood www.sparwood.bc.ca

Gear Purchase Board Stiff 542 2nd Ave 250-423-3473 Commit Apparel Ltd. 462A 2nd Ave 250-423-2669 Edge of the World 902 6th Ave., 250-423-9292 Fernie Alpine Resort Ski Hill Rd. 250-423-4655 Gear Hub 401 1st Ave 250-423-5555 Ghostrider Motorsports 30 Shadow Road 250-423-9251 The Guides Hut 671 2nd Ave 250-423-3650 Straight Line Bicycle & Skis 461 B 2nd Ave 250-423-3532

Directory u Summer 2012 College of the Rockies Climbing Wall 342 3rd Ave 250-423-4691 Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th Ave 250-423-9672 Evolution Health & Fitness 1192 8th Ave 250-423-3344 Fernie Aquatic Centre 250 Pine Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Martial Arts 44 Mount Washburn Rd 250-430-3155 Fernie Old School Boxing 661B 2nd Ave 250-423-0272 Heaven Boutique 672C 2nd Ave 250-423-6652 Living Truth Yoga & Traditional Thai Massage 861 9th Ave 250-423-0833 LW Pilates 250-531-0096 Mixed Elements 592 3rd Ave 778-519-5077 Vitality Body and Mind 1561 10th Ave 778-519-5019

Just For Fun

Fernie Golf & Country Club Fairway Drive 250-423-7773

Baynes Lake Market Jaffray Baynes Lake, BC 250-429-3519 Fernie Mountain Market Rotary Park 250-423-7799 Island Lake Lodge 602A 2nd Ave 250-423-3700 Koocanusa Boat Rentals 9800 Caven Creek Rd 250-430-3343 Koocanusa Campsite 9800 Caven Creek Rd 250-529-7484 Mount Fernie Provincial Park www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks Newgate Sandy Shores Resort Newgate Rd, Lake Koocanusa 250-887-3272 Surveyors Lake www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks

Info Services

Rainy Day Family Fun

Gear Repair Fernie Alpine Resort Ski Hill Rd. 250-423-4655 Gear Hub 401 1st Ave 250-423-5555 The Guides Hut 671 2nd Ave 250-423-3650 Ski Base 432 2nd Ave 250-423-6464 Straight Line Bicycle & Skis 461 B 2nd Ave 250-423-3532

Golf

College of the Rockies 342 3rd Ave 250-423-4691 Elk Valley Job Seekers C-302 2nd Ave 250-423-4204 Fernie Chamber of Commerce 102 Commerce Rd. 250-423-6868 Fernie Heritage Library 492 3rd Ave 250-423-4458 Fernie Leisure Services 250 Pine Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Museum & Info Centre 362 2nd Ave 250-423-7016

Indoor Recreation B2 Body Beauty 571A 2nd Ave 250-423-2181

Fernie Aquatic Centre 250 Pine Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Fernie Brewing Company 26 Manitou Road 250-423-7797 Fernie Heritage Library 492 3rd Ave 250-423-4458 Fernie Leisure Services 250 Pine Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Museum & Info Centre 362 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Vogue Theatre 321 2nd Ave 250-423-7111

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Acupuncture Jade River Healing Centre 901 5th Ave 250-423-7667 King Fir Spa 4559 Timberline Cres 250-423-6878

Counseling Services

Rebecca Vaughan RMT 250-423-3423 Return to Health www.returntohealthfernie.com 250-423-0371 Trillium Day Spa 632 2nd Ave 250-423-7774 Spa 901 901 - 2nd Ave. 1-800-622-5007 Summit Massage 571B 2nd Ave 250-430-7244

Rehabilitation and Athletic Resources

Groceries

Dental

Natural Food and Supplies

Dr. A. M. Kahane 292 2nd Ave 250-423-6838 Elk Valley Denture Clinic 302A 2nd Ave 250-423-7236 Mountain View Dental Centre 1191B 7th Ave 250-423-7764

Hair Salons Blooz Hair Salon 19 Ridgemont Ave 250-430-2610 Blue Lime Hair Co. 601 2nd Ave 250-423-4334 Bonnie’s Cut To It Hair Design 661 3rd Ave 250-423-7262 ET Hair Studio 462 2nd Ave 250-423-4813 Mirror Images Hair Studio 991 7th Ave 250-423-7615 Sparrow for Hair 1221 7th Ave 250-423-7175 Trish’s Hair Design 25 Aspen Cres 250-423-6770 Walters Hair Studio 591 2nd Ave 250-423-3320

Massage/Esthetics Ajna Holistic 991 7th Ave 250-423-7615 Ancient Roots Shiatsu Therapy 601C 2nd Ave 250-423-0155 B2 Body Beauty 571B 2nd Ave Elaine’s Massage 561 Hwy 3 250-423-3603 Fernie Mountain Massage Therapy Clinic 1571 2nd Ave 250-423-5522 Global Healing 602C 2nd Ave 250-423-0714 Indigo Spa 472 2nd Ave 250-430-7624/250-423-9499/250-423-9499 Island Lake Spa 602A 2nd Ave 250-423-3700 Jade River Healing Centre 901 5th Ave 250-423-7667 Jeremy Grassick RMT 250-423-3423 King Fir Spa 4559 Timberline Cres 250-423-6878 Laura Achibald RMT 1500 McDonald Ave 250-531-0084 Lizard Creek Spa 5346 Highline Dr 250-423-2057 The Massage Place 592 3 Ave. 250-423-9677

Fashion, Apparel, & Accessories

The Cottonwood Tree 602C 2nd Ave 250-423-8081 Good Earth Natural Alternatives 250-423-7121 Extra Foods (Pharmacy) 1792 A 9th Ave 250-423-3264 IGS Value Drug Mart 441 2nd Ave 250-423-4511 Overwaitea Foods (Pharmacy) 792 2nd Ave 250-423-4607

Medical Clinics

Alpine Chiropractic 701 4th Ave 250-423-1452 Elk Valley Family Chiropractic 831 7th Ave 250-423-3003 Fernie Chiropractic 901 5th Ave 250-423-4800

Chiropractic

Shopping

Boardstiff 542 2nd Ave 250-423-3473 Bunches 522 2nd Ave 250-423-2171 B2 Body Beauty 571A 2nd Ave 250-423-2181 Carosella 601 2nd Ave 250-423-6150 Commit 462A 2nd Ave 250-423-2669 Edge of the World 421B 2nd Ave 250-423-9292 Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th 250-423-9672 Freyja Lifestyle Fashion 602B 2nd Ave 250-423-0713 Giv’ Er Shirt Works 672A 2nd Ave 250-423-6615 Ghostrider Trading Company 661 2nd Ave 250-423-5541 Gorgeous & Green www.gorgeousandgreen.ca The Green Petal 421C 2nd Ave 250-423-4486 Grow 562b 2nd Ave 250-423-4769 The Guide’s Hut 671 2nd Ave 250-423-3650 Heaven Boutique 672C 2nd Ave 250-423-6652 Hempire 3-562 2nd Ave 250-423-4144 Livery Home 701 2nd Ave 250-423-3038 Mark’s Work Wearhouse Ghostrider Crossing 1791B 9th Ave 250-423-3695 Mixed Elements 592 3rd Ave 778-519-5077 Odyssey 692 2nd Ave 250-423-5620 Pema Design Studio 9 Mt Trinity Ave 250-423-3482 Poison Apple 1221C 7th Ave 250-423-5948 Salvation Army 741C 2nd Ave 250-423-4661 Ski Base 432 2nd Ave 250-423-6464 Sports Alpine Ski and Sports Boutique Fernie Alpine Resort 250-423-4655 Straightline 461B 2nd Ave 250-423-3532

Elk Valley District Hospital 1501 5th Ave 250-423-4453 Leroux Clinic 521 2nd Ave 250-423-6404 Options for Sexual Health Clinic 1501 5th Ave 250-423-8274 Rocky Mountain Health Centre 901 5th Ave 250-423-4718 Sparling East Medical Centre 402 2nd Ave 250-423-4442

Fernie Counseling and Consulting www.ferniecounselling.com

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Cincott Farms Organic Market 561 Hwy 3 250-423-5564 The Cottonwood Tree 602C 2nd Ave 250-423-8081 Good Earth Natural Alternatives 250-423-7121

Optometric Fernie Optometric Clinic 642 2nd Ave 250-423-4467

Pharmacies

Ahead of the Curve Physiotherapy www.aheadofthecurvept.com 250-423-3423 Fernie Athletic Therapy & Rehabilitation 901 5th Ave 250-423-4800 Fernie Physiotherapy 901 5th Ave 250-423-3423 Kinesis 841B 7th Ave 250-531-1004 Peak Orthotics 250-423-4433 Sarah’s Active Rehabilitation 1192 8th Ave 250-423-9167 Silver Lining Therapeutic Recreation Service 778-519-2114

Yoga & Pilates B2 Body Beauty 571A 2nd Ave 250-423-2181 Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th 250-423-9672 Evolution Health & Fitness 1192 8th Ave 250423-3344 Living Truth Yoga & Traditional Thai Massage 861 9th Ave 250-423-0833 Pinnacle Pilates 661B 2nd Ave 250-531-0096 Vitality Body and Mind 1561 10th Ave 778-519-5019

Back Country Meats & Sausage 1091 Hwy 3 250-423-6656 Barkside Pets 791 2nd Ave 250-423-4332 Cincott Market 561 Hwy 3 250-423-5564 The Cottonwood Tree 602C 2nd Ave 250-423-8081 Elk Valley Wine & U-brew 592 8th Ave 250-423-3530 Extra Foods 1792 A 9th Ave 250-423-3264 Fas Gas Plus 621 Hwy 3 250-423-3275 The Tipple – Cold Beer & Fine Wines 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444 Fernie Meat Market & Deli 512 5th Ave 250-423-4212 Fernie Mountain Spirits 1641 7th Ave 250-423-6522 Good Earth Natural Alternatives 322 2nd Ave 250-423-7121 Happy Cow 561B Hwy3 250-423-8381 Le Grand Fromage 692B 2nd Ave 778-519-5050 Loaf Bakery, Café & Pizza 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702


Mountain Pantry Grocery & Liquor 5339 Ski Hill Rd. 250-423-2431 Multi Menu Pet Store at Your Door 7420 3rd Ave, Hosmer 250-423-3959 Overwaitea Foods 792 2nd Ave 250-423-4607 7-Eleven Food Store 1261 Hwy 3 250-423-7662 Spirits Cold Beer & Wine Store 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871

Home, Garden & Gifts Alpine Spa & Leisure 1541 9th Ave 250-423-3370 Barkside Pets 791 2nd Ave 250-423-4332 Beanpod 691A 2 Avenue 778-519-5008 Bear Necessities Souvenirs & Gifts 461A 2nd Ave 250-423-5536 Bisaro Woodworking 792 3rd Ave 250-423-7329 Bunches 522 2nd Ave 250-423-2171 B2 Body Beauty 571A 2nd Ave 250-423-2181 Canadian Tire Ghostrider Crossing 1791 9th Ave 250-423-4222 Carosella 601 2nd Ave 250-423-6150 Cedar Valley Greenhouse 23 Anderson Rd 250-423-7250 Clawhammer Press 661 2nd Ave 250-946-6400 Cotton Tree Quilt Shop 581 B 2nd Ave 250-423-3358 Elk Valley Wine & U-Brew 592B 8th Ave 250-423-3530 Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Blossoms and Blooms 250-423-1486 Fernie Exchange New & Used Pawnbrokers 1501 9th Ave 250-423-6625 Fernie Garden Centre 6283 Olivia Rd. 250-423-3666 Ghostrider Trading Company 661 2nd Ave 250-423-5541 Gorgeous and Green www.gorgeousandgreen.ca The Green Petal 421C 2nd Ave 250-423-4486 Heaven Boutique 672C 2nd Ave 250-423-6652 The Hot Tub Hut 561 Hwy 3 250-278-8827 Livery Home 701 2nd Ave 250-423-3038 Mixed Elements 592 3rd Ave 778-519-5077 Naked Earth Pottery 702A 3rd Ave 250-423-4008 Nufloors 391 1st Ave 250-423-4314 Pema Design Studio 9 Mt Trinity Ave 250-423-3482 Polar Peek Books & Treasures 592 2nd Ave 250-423-3736 Quality For Less Furniture 902 6th Ave 250-423-3433 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 581A 2nd Ave 250-423-2680 Sears Fernie 472 2nd Ave 250-423-6821

Stephanie’s Glass & Art 532 2nd Ave 250-423-3944 Snow Valley Pets 7420 3rd Ave Hosmer 250-423-3959 Sweet Shoppe 661 2nd Ave 778-519-5009

Professional Services Claris Media 841 7th Ave 250-423-4062 CommunityListingService.com Find it in Fernie www.finditinfernie.com 250-278-3463 Isosceles 992 8th Ave 250-423-1037 Kyle Hamilton Photography www.kylehamiltonphotography.com Raven Eye Photography www.raveneyephotography.com

Sports & Lifestyle Boardstiff 542 2nd Ave 250-423-3473 Commit Apparel Ltd. 462A 2nd Ave 250-423-2669 Edge of the World 421B 2nd Ave 250-423-9292 Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th 250-423-9672 Gear Hub 401 1st Ave 250-423-5555 Ghostrider Motorsports 30 Shadow Rd 250-423-9251 The Guides Hut 671 2nd Ave 250-423-3650 Ski Base 432 2nd Ave 250-423-6464 Sports Alpine Ski and Sports Boutique Fernie Alpine Resort 250-423-4655 Straight Line Bicycle & Skis 461 B 2nd Ave 250-423-3532

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Asian Cedar Garden Grill and Wok 1302 Hwy 3 250-423-3689 The Curry Bowl 931 7th Ave 250-423-2695 Ginger Beef Restaurant 551 2nd Ave 250-423-4611 Kelvin’s Kitchen 1221A 7th Ave 250-423-3211

Butcher Shop Back Country Meats & Sausage 1091 Hwy 3 250-423-6656 Fernie Meat Market 512 5th St 250-423-4212 Overwaitea 792 2nd Ave 250-423-4607

Directory u Summer 2012 Coffee Shops & Cafes Beanpod 691A 2nd Ave 778-519-5008 Big Bang Bagels 502 2nd Ave 250-423-7778 Cincott Farms Organic Market and Café 851 7th Ave 250-423-5564 Fernie Tea & Coffee House 492 2nd Ave 250-423-4060 Freshies 632 2nd Ave Le Grand Fromage 692B 2nd Ave 778-519-5050 Loaf Bakery, Café & Pizza 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702 Lost Boys Café Timber Chair, FAR 250-423-4655 Lunchbox 362B 2nd Ave 250-423-4500 Mug Shots Bistro 592 3rd Ave 250-423-8018 Slopeside Coffee & Deli Mountain Plaza, FAR 250-423-2440

Fast Food A & W Restaurant 1392 Hwy 3 250-423-6344 Dairy Queen 1610 McDonald, Hwy 3 250-423-9297 McDonalds 1702 9th Ave 250-423-5380 Tim Horton’s 1701 9th Ave 250-423-7709 Subway 441 Hwy 3 250-423-4400

Fine Dining Fernie Cattle Co 561 Hwy 3 250-423-7498 Grass Roots Bistro, Vegetarian Cuisine 502 2nd Ave 250-423-7778 Island Lake Lodge Cedar Valley Road 250-423-3700 Lizard Creek Lodge 5346 Highline Dr 250-423-2057 Max Restaurant 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871 Picnic Restaurant & Social 701 2nd Ave 250-423-7666

Indian Mountain Tandoor at Stanford Inn 100 Riverside Way 250-423-5000

Italian Smokey Mountain Pasta Co 561 2nd Ave

Mexican

Casual Dining

El Guapo 902 6th Ave 250-423-9234

The Blue Toque Diner 601 1st Ave 250-423-4637 Boston Pizza 1602 7th Ave 250-423-2634 Kelsey’s 5339 Ski Hill Rd. 250-423-2444 The Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002 Smitty’s Family Restaurant 2001 Hwy 3 250-423-3892

Pizza, delivery or pick-up

Catering Services CP Catering www.enjoyfernie.com

Elk Valley Pizza Shoppe 592 8th Ave 250-423-0007 Just Pizza 2 for 1 362 2nd Ave 250-423-9277 Loaf Bakery, Café & Pizza 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702

Pub Fare The Brickhouse 401 2nd Ave 250-423-0009 The Clubhouse 201 Fairway Drive 250-423-7367

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The Fernie Pub 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444 Kodiak Lounge 892 6th Ave 250-423-6811 The Northern 561 2nd Ave 250-423-3075 The Pub Bar & Grill 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871

Sushi Yamagoya 741 7th Ave 250-430-0090

Sweets Beanpod 691A 2nd Ave 778-519-5008 Dairy Queen 1610 McDonald, Hwy 3 250-423-9297 Loaf Bakery, Café & Pizza 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702 Happy Cow 561B Hwy 3 250-423-8381 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 581 A 2nd Ave 250-423-2680 Sweet Shoppe 661 2nd Ave 778-519-5009

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The Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 BP’s Lounge 1602 7th Ave 250-423-2634 The Brickhouse 401 2nd Ave 250-423-0009 The Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002 The Central 301 2nd Ave 250-423-3343 The Clubhouse 201 Fairway Drive 250-423-7367 The Fernie Pub 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444 Kodiak Lounge 892 6th Ave 250-423-6811 The Northern 561 2nd Ave 250-423-3075 Picnic Restaurant & Social 701 2nd Ave 250-423-7666 The Pub Bar & Grill 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871 Royal Canadian Legion #36 551 1st Ave 250-423-6606 Vogue Theatre 321 2nd Ave 250-423-7111 Yamagoya 741 7th Ave 250-430-0090

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B&B Alpine Lodge 5291 Highline Dr 250-423-4237 Barbara Lynn’s Country Inn 691 7th Ave 250-423-6027 Beaver Lodge 562 5th Ave 250-423-5093 Beaver Tail Lodge 4507 Timberline Cres 250-423-4439 Birch Meadows Lodge 4485 Hwy 3 South 250-423-4236 Blackstone Lodge 7 Cedar Bowl Dr 250-531-0080 BurWoods B&B 120 Ridgemont Cres 250-423-5940 Castle Creek B&B 12 Cedar Bowl Dr 250-423-8014 Cinnamon Bear Lodge 19 Pine Cres 250-423-6033 Creekside Bed & Breakfast 16 Elkview Cres 250-423-7394 Fernie Bed & Breakfast Association www.fernielodging.com

Family B&B Suite 1701 Dicken Road 250-423-7492 Lamphouse B&B 1730 Mcleod Av 250-430-0095 Old Nurses Residence B&B 802 4th Ave 250-423-3091 Parkside B&B 54 Mt. Proctor Ave 250-423-7578 The Ridge B&B 20 Ridgemont Ave 250-423-3170 Snowed Inn 5271 Highline Dr 250-423-3830 Twisted Timber Guest House 9 Alpine Trail Cres 250-423-6425 Ski Inn Fernie 224 Spruce Lodge 250-946-5999

Booking Services Fernie.com 250-423-5535 Fernie Alpine Resort 250-423-4655 Fernie Central Reservations 1-800-622-5007 Fernie Lodging Company 4559 Timberline Cres 250-423-6878 Fernie Getaways www.ferniegetaways.com 250-423-6855 www.RentingInFernie.com 1-877-661-9993 Tourism Fernie www.tourismfernie.com 1-877-933-7643

Chalet The Alders 35 Highline Dr 250-423-2077 Alpine Aerie 5267 Highline Dr 250-423-2077 Alpine Lodge Fernie 5291 Highline Drive 250-423-4237 Black Bear Chalet 24 Timberline Cres. 250-423-5023 Black Diamond Chalet 5406 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077 Blackstone Lodge 7 Cedar Bowl Place 250-423-2077 Cabin in the Woods 4720 Alpine Way 250-423-2077 Currie Cabin 4520 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077 Elk View Lodge 3934 Cokato Road 250-423-1580 Freeway Lodge 4527 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077 Glowing Embers 5209 Highline Close 250-423-2077 Grizzly Den Chalet 5398 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077 Heartland Hideaway 4564 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077 Holohike Haven 5275 Highline Dr 250-423-2077 Ingamo Lodge 5331 Highline Dr 250-423-2077 Kimbers Timbers Fernie Alpine Resort 403-240-1769 The Lodge at Fernie 4502 Timberline Cres. 406-756-7714 Pinnacle Ridge Chalets Rivermount Place 250-423-2077

Red Tree Hideway 4458 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077 River Rock Lodge 5403 Highline Dr 250-423-6878 Spirit Lodge 5395 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077 The Timbers 5245 Highline Dr 250-423-6878

Condo 901 Fernie 901 2nd Ave 250-423-2077 Cedar Ridge Condos 5388 Highline Dr 250-423-2077 Cornerstone Lodge 5369 Fernie Ski Hill Rd. 250-423-6855 The Griz Inn 5369 Ski Hill Rd 250-423-9221 Lizard Creek Lodge & Condominiums 5346 Highline Dr 250-423-2057 Silver Rock Condos 1500 Macdonald Ave 250-423-2077 Snow Valley Condos 51 Ridgemont Dr 250-423-2077 Snow Creek Lodge 5258 Highline Dr 250-423-7669 Snow Valley Condos 51 Ridgemont Dr 250-423-2077 Stone Creek Condos 5423 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077 Timberline Lodges 4559 Timberline Cres. 250-423-7669

Hotel Best Western Fernie Mountain Lodge 1622 7th Ave 250-423-5500 The Central Hotel 301 2 Ave 250-423-7367 Fernie Hotel & Pub 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444 The Griz Inn 5369 Ski Hill Rd 250-423-9221 Lizard Creek Lodge & Condominiums 5346 Highline Dr 250-423-2057 Park Place Lodge 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871 Red Tree Lodge 1101 7th Ave 250-423-4622 Stanford Resort 100 Riverside Way 250-423-5000 Travelodge Three Sisters 401 Hwy 3 250-423-4438 Wolf’s Den Mountain Lodge 5339 Fernie Ski Hill 250-423-4655

Motel East Kootenay Motel Ltd. 1302 Hwy 3 250-423-9266 Powder Mountain Lodge 892 Hwy 3 250-423-4492 Raging Elk Hostel 892 6th Ave 250-423-6811 Snow Valley Motel & RV Park 1041 7th Ave 250-423-4421 Super 8 Fernie 2021 Hwy 3 250-423-6788


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Developments 901 Fernie www.901fernie.com 250-423-9204 Alpine Trails www.alpinelivinggroup.com Black Rock www.blackrockfernie.com Canyon Peaks www.canyonpeaks.com Fernie Vacation Properties www. fernievacationproperties.com 1-866-423-6873 Pinnacle Ridge Chalets www.pinnacle-ridge.com 250-423-2606 Silver Ridge Estates www.ownsilverridgeestates.com 250-423-3041

Developers/Builders Brecan Building Systems www.brecan.com 250-423-1580/9472 Elk River Mountain Homes www.elkrivermountainhomes.com 250-423-4229 Graceland Builders www.gracelandbuilders.com 250-423-8858 Impronta www.impronta.ca 250-423-1580 Larsen & Whelan www.ferniebuilders.com 250-423-8810 Medlicott Homes www.medlicotthomes.com 250-423-9472 Mountain Recreation Homes www.mountainrecreationhomes.com 250-423-3030 River City Woodworks www.rivercity.ca 250-423-3331

Property and Home Care Fernie Central Reservations www.ferniecentralreservations.com 250-423-2077 Find it in Fernie www.finditinfernie.com 250-278-3463 Mow & Snow Land Care 250-423-1665 Nufloors 391 1st Ave 250-423-4314 Goldstar Cleaning 1591 10th Ave 250-423-4029 Pure Property Management www.purepropertymanagement.ca 250-278-3463

Realtors Candace Grey 250-423-4644 Carol Cohen 1602 9th Ave 250-278-0678 Century 21 Maximum Realty 1361B 7th Ave 250-423-4113 Fernie Real Estate Company 1602 9th Ave 250-423-2000 Jason Andreola 250-423-1645 Marilyn Brock 1361B 7th Ave 250-423-8650 Maxine Wolfe www.c21maximum.ca 250-423-4113 Property Guys East Kootenay 250-420-0555 Re/Max Elk Valley Realty 1241 7th Ave / 472 2nd Ave 250-423-4444 Royal Lepage East Kootenay Realty 561A Hwy 3 250-423-4644 Todd Fyfe 2602 9th Ave 250-423-8989

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Community Services

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Churches

Financial

Anglican Church of Canada Christ Church 541 4th Ave 250-423-6517 Holy Family Church 521 4th Ave 250-423-6127 Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 421 9th Ave 250-423-6887 Mountainside Community Church 1622 10th Ave 250-423-4112 Trinity Lutheran Church 691 4th Ave 250-423-4119 Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle 1362 8th Ave 250-423-4114 United Church of Canada 201 2nd Ave 250-423-6010

CIBC 501 2nd Ave 250-423-4426 EKCCU 1601 9th Ave 250-423-9222 East Kootenay Insurance 1-866-423-6851 National Bank Financial, Laurel Dunn 403-531-8429 Scotia Bank 502 3rd Ave 250-423-8440 TD Canada Trust 391 2nd Ave 250-423-2100

Resources Alcohol and Drug Counseling 802 B 2nd Ave 250-423-4423 Canada Post Office 491 3rd Ave 250-423-7555 City Hall 501 3rd Ave 250-423-6817 College of the Rockies 342 3rd Ave 250-423-4691 Drive 99.1 FM 250-423-4449 Elk Valley District Hospital 1501 5th Ave 250-423-4453 Elk Valley Job Seekers C-302 2nd Ave 250-423-4204 Emergencies 911 East Kootenay Addictions Services Association 802 2nd Ave 250-423-4423 Fernie Aquatic Centre 250 Pine Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Chamber of Commerce 102 Commerce Rd. 250-423-6868 Fernie Community Centre 901 6th Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Curling Club 991 6th Ave 250-430-7257 Fernie Family Centre 521 4th Ave 250-423-6127 Fernie Fire Department 692 3rd Ave 250-423-4226 Fernie Fix Magazine www.ferniefix.com 250-423-4062 Fernie Free Press 342 2nd Ave 250-423-4666 Fernie Heritage Library 492 3rd Ave 250-423-4458 Fernie Memorial Arena 991 6th Ave 250-423-2254 Fernie Museum/Visitor Info Centre 362-B 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Interior Health www.interiorhealth.ca 250-420-2442 RCMP 250-423-4404 Women’s Resource & Drop In Centre 1592 10th Ave 250-423-4687

Organizations Advocates for Local Living www.allfernie.ca Elk Valley Bear Aware www.bearaware.bc.ca 250-423-6406 Emily Brydon Youth Foundation www.emilybrydon.com 250-423-4782 Fernie Chamber of Commerce 102 Commerce Road 250-423-6868 Fernie Community Currency www.localcurrency.ca Fernie Curling Club 991 6th Ave 250-430-7257 Fernie & District Arts Council www. theartsstation.com 250-423-4842 Fernie & District Historical Society www. ferniemuseum.com 362 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Fernie District Search and Rescue 102 Commerce Road 250-423-8366 Fernie Mountain Bike Club directors@bikefernie.ca Fernie Mountain Film Festival www.ferniefilmfestival.com Fernie Nature Club naturebob@telus.net Fernie Ride Board www.fernierideboard.com Fernie Skating Club www.fernieskatingclub.com Fernie Trails Alliance www.fernietrailsalliance.com Fernie Trails & Ski Touring www.fernietrails.com Lions Club 250-423-6335 Rotary Club www.fernierotary.org 250-423-7016 Salvation Army 741C 2nd Avenue 250-423-4661 Teck www.teck.com Tourism Fernie www.tourismfernie.com Wildsight www.wildsight.ca 250-423-3860

Schools Bright Beginnings 1601 2nd Ave 250-423-8653 College of the Rockies 342 3rd Ave 250-423-4691 Fernie Academy 492 3rd Ave 250-423-0212 Fernie Creative Minds Preschool 44 Mt Washburn 250-423-1144 Fernie Early Childhood Development www.ekkids.ca 250-423-6225 Fernie Learning Centre 1601 2nd Ave 250-423-4912 Fernie Secondary School 102 Fairway Dr 250-423-4471 Isabella Dicken Elementary School 1302 2nd Ave 250-423-4651

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college

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Mixed Elements

academy Green Petal

Vogue Theatre

fire hall

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Guides Hut

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