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summeR GUIDE 2019 Welcome to Fernie, BC by Krista Turcasso | 9

ARTS AND CULTURE | 53

Off the Grid Adventures with Family by Leanna Nanninga | 15 Exploration on Two Wheels by Krista Turcasso | 19 I Love Lake by Jesse Bell | 23 Staying in the Game by Kenny Maki | 29 #RunFernieRun - Taking the First Step by Abi Moore | 31 Little Ripper Trail Passport by Wes Shaw | 35 Kids’ Guide to Summer by Krista Turcasso | 39

EVENTS CALENDAR | 58 SHOPPING | 61

RECREATION | 11

HEALTH AND WELLNESS | 47

Lengthening and Repairing Through Yoga with Katie Joyce | 48

Fernie’s Cultural Values by Carolyn Nikodym | 55

Fernie Finds by Krista Turcasso | 63

FOOD AND DRINK | 67

Patios for Every Occasion by Krista Turcasso | 69 Dining Guide | 70

WHERE TO STAY | 73 Accommodation Guide | 75

REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT | 77 Outdoor Appeal by Patrick Lampman | 81

SERVICES | 83

Fernie Parks and Spaces by Norm McInnis | 87

GETTING HERE – GETTING AROUND MAPS | 89 Getting Here/Area, Island Lake Lodge, FTA Trail Map, Fernie Alpine Resort, Elk River Activity Map

DIRECTORY | 96 COVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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WELCOME TO FERNIE, BC BY KRISTA TURCASSO

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“What is your favourite Fernie season?” we ask hundreds of visitors and residents each year in our annual Best of Fernie survey, and time and time again the answer is the same – summer! This may come as a surprise to some, seeing as Fernie is predominantly known as a ski town that receives a ridiculous amount of champagne powder and an influx of seasonal visitors throughout the winter months. Why summer, you may be asking. What can possibly compete with faceshots and freshies? First of all, the days are longer. Starting in early spring, it is not uncommon to awake bright and early to enjoy a walk by the river with the dogs, a trail run with friends, or a cup of coffee and breakfast on a patio with the paper. Returning home with ample time to

get to work, or dive into other responsibilities for the day, you feel rejuvenated and that time is on your side. By late afternoon, planning is already underway for the evening’s activities, whether it is a round of golf, trail ride, game of tennis, playing in one of the City parks with the family, or dinner and drinks on a deck. Time is somehow in abundance and with extended daylight and warmer temperatures, we feel as though we can fit it all in with energy to spare. Secondly, warm, dry weather encourages people to not only get outside, but to get together. This year, we had a stretch of

very warm weather in early spring and even though the mountains were covered with snow and skiing was still a predominant activity, it felt like summer in town. The streets were busy with groups of people moving slowly throughout their day, savouring every minute of their time together in the warm, sunny weather. Regardless of what they were out doing it truly showcased the community nature this type of weather and time of year brings out in Fernie. With the arrival of July this quality is only augmented with weekly gatherings such as the Mountain Market and Wednesday Concert Series. WELCOME continued on next page

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FERNIE 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: 5,249 permanent residents with an additional outside city limits and a substantial seasonal population. Temperature: Average high in degrees Celsius is 20.6 in June, 25.1 in July, 25.1 in August and 19.3 in September.

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One of the last characteristics of Fernie that we feel truly makes summer a favourite is its four-season nature. A beautiful fall is swiftly followed by a snowy winter and a rainy spring. By the time summer shows its true colours, we are more ready than ever, sometimes feeling as though it could not have come soon enough. We dive into this season and all it has to offer uninhibitedly, not wasting a moment and finding it hard to plan even a weekend away. The busy schedule that accompanies July and August make it even harder, with the idea of missing events such as Canada Day festivities, Wapiti Music Festival or Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam giving us some serious FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).

Soon enough, summer will make its way into your heart as your favourite Fernie season. Or maybe an alternative season will continue to hold the top spot on your list. Regardless, after you spend some time here during this beautiful season you will truly appreciate it and at the very least understand why it is repeatedly a fan favourite. This guide is here to help you as you discover these attributes and more during your time in Fernie. For additional information visit ferniefix.com, where you will find the Best of Fernie 2018 results as well as a multitude of recommendations, articles, and events! We hope you have a fantastic time here, whether for the short or long-term.

Trail Network: There are over 300km of trails in and around Fernie, along with an additional 36 trails plus at Fernie Alpine Resort. The Lake District: Just 30 minutes west of Fernie, approximately ten lakes to visit on a hot day including the well-known Koocanusa. Fernie’s Name: William Fernie founded this town on one of his prospecting trips in 1887. Ghostrider Legend: Known for its legends, summer is a great time to check out the Ghostrider on Mt. Hosmer, revealing a distinctive horse and rider rumoured to be the ghost of an angry Indian Chief and his daughter pursuing Wiliam Fernie. Festivals: Fernie hosts the popular Wapiti Music Festival and Bibbity Bobbity Boo Children’s Festival in August, the Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair and Gillbilly Fest in September, the Fernie Pride Festival in October and a host of one-day events and festivals throughout the summer. Visit our events calendar for details!

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RECREATION Like so many mountain communities, recreation is a way of life in Fernie. An early morning yoga class, run along the river, ride on the trails, round of golf, or an evening fly-fishing session or dip in the Elk quickly become a daily ritual during beautiful summer months. Some days, you may even get in one or two activities, taking advantage of the longer days which seem to bring with them more time and energy. In this section, you will find a plethora of options for you to enjoy during your stay. But be forewarned - it may be so difficult to decide when faced with this abundance, the result is extending your stay or booking another trip!

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Early on in the mid 1960’s some locals put a bid in to host the 1968 Olympics, that bid helped motivate the community to get behind building a new ski hill at the current location. Who knows where the recreation industry will go in the future!

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I first remember Fernie when our parents brought us skiing in the mid 70’s. I don’t feel that old, but when we started there were only two T-bars and a Rope Tow, and the Socher family lived in a mobile home attached to the Day Lodge. We came to ski every other weekend staying in the Inn Towner Motel (now Huckleberry Plaza). Dave Rogers helped me pass the Level 2 ski instructor course and gave me a job in the winter of 79-80 (I did have to get a hair cut!). I met some incredible people and many are still here today. The valley had lots going for it but really more than that it attracted like minded individuals, great people who loved the mountains and continue to build this place. I worked away lots of the intervening years (as a Park Warden, Heli Ski Guide… always outside) and gained some knowledge of the tourism/outdoor recreation industry, but always knew Fernie was home. Ours is a real community first and foremost, not a made for resort town. We started with a good base and work hard to keep it. I don’t know if anybody would have guessed Fernie would boom in the recreation sector like it did, and it brings opportunities and problems like all growth does. The opportunities are such now that people in the recreation industry don’t have to move on to find year round or even summer jobs like I did for years, but housing and other costs challenge new and old residents alike. Recently I have been involved in bringing the International Snow Science Workshop

Q. Summer is voted Fernie’s best season year after year because... A. Of the bountiful outdoor recreational opportunities that exist here! My guess is that summer has twice the activities and four times the locations to do them in! Q. The best way to cool down on a hot day is… A. To float the river, swim in the river or just take your lawn chair in the river. In Fernie it’s only a short walk no matter where you live. Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie during the summer months is…

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(ISSW) to Fernie in the fall of 2020. It’s a large project that will bring from 1000 to 1200 of the world’s top avalanche and snow science professionals from 25 countries or more for five days of workshops. For many of us in the avalanche industry, it’s a really big deal but for the community it may be even bigger. The ISSW will be putting us on the map with other past host cities like Innsbruck, Austria; Breckenridge, Colorado; Banff, Alberta; Grenoble, France; Whistler, BC; Anchorage, Alaska; and Davos, Switzerland.

A. To hike. I actually enjoy the early summer best for hiking, when there is still some snow up high. It’s better scenery and allows for fast travel over the snow in the Alpine. Once you get above the bush in many places you can go wherever you want. Q. One Fernie secret I am willing to share… A. Please keep this on the down low, but summer is not really Fernie’s best season! Spring and fall are, nobody around and the place to ourselves!

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Off the Grid Family Adventures STORY AND PHOTOS BY Leanne Nanninga COAL CREEK

Fernie really does have it all when it comes to summer adventures with your kids. Here are three (or four) of my personal favourites that are a little off the beaten track.

Bisaro Cave It feels like you have stepped into another world; dense rainforest and cedars slung with bright green moss. Rickety bridges across little creeks. A long cascading waterfall aptly named Tumbling Waters. Watergate; a remarkable spout of H2O pouring straight out of a rocky ledge. Add wooden ladders to assist in getting up steeper terrain, and top it off with Bisaro Cave, an impressive gaping cavern etched in the side of the mountain. This trail has all the ingredients for a cool excursion.

How to get there: Drive NW on Hartley Lake Rd for 10.6 km making sure to stay on the ‘main’ road. This road is narrow and steep in places and may require 4×4. At the 7km road marker (measured from Bull River rather than Hwy 3) turn left into a clearing. If you don’t have 4×4 you will need to park here and walk 3km to trailhead. It takes 30-40mins to walk. If you do have 4×4 you can navigate the large mud/water holes, and close bushes/trees and drive those 3km to the 3 Sisters/Heiko’s trailhead.

What you need: Solid footing; the trail is steep and narrow in places. Insider Tips: If the water is low, take a flashlight and head back into the darkness of Bisaro Cave for a mini adventure! It takes a fair while to get to the trailhead, so make a day of it. The hike takes 30mins-1 hr each way.

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Fernie Ridge This trail is rated as ‘very difficult’ with 750m of elevation gain and just over 3km of hiking to get to the peak. It makes a great family hike so long as you go slow and steady and take lots of breaks at the amazing view points. Big elevation gives a BIG sense of accomplishment. The panorama from the summit is spectacular – See it all; the Lizard Range, Mt Fernie and the City of Fernie, Three Sisters, Mt Hosmer, the Elk Valley and other rocky peaks as far as the eye can see. How to get there: A 4x4 is recommended to navigate the logging roads to the trailhead. Drive 2km along Coal Creek Road. Turn left onto Rifle Range Road. Go right at first fork, left at second fork, and then hard right at third fork. The road gets a bit sketchy from here with a deep mud puddle that eats 2wd cars. Use the Trailforks app to find the trailhead which is in the middle of a clear-cut and can be difficult to find. What you need: Plenty of water and food, sturdy shoes and bear spray.

Insider Tips: There are several spots where it is very steep with switchbacks and drop-offs. Keep an eye out for your kids and hold their hand where necessary to keep them safe.

Matheson Falls Looking for a cool adventure on a hot summer’s day? Matheson Falls is the place! Though it is only a short walk (about an hour with kids who are in explore-mode) it feels more significant and adventurous because the trail only lasts about 100m before dipping into the creek bed. Navigating through boulders, over logs and slippery rocks, the beautiful falls is about 1km from the parking area.

What you need: Swimsuit, grippy shoes to get wet while hiking in the water.

Local Swimming Holes Fernie has many inviting and picturesque places to take a dip and play in the heat of summer. We enjoy several different spots in the Elk River, particularly between the Golf Course and James White Park and a variety of places up Coal Creek and Lizard Creek. I suggest you just go for a hike in your swimsuits and water shoes and see what you come up with! How to get there: By vehicle or foot. Choose your own adventure!

Insider Tips: Go when the water is low. Take a picnic. Have a contest to see who can swim in the pool underneath the waterfall the longest!

Insider Tips: Play safe. Put your kid in a life jacket if they don’t swim well and avoid areas with wood in the water that create a strainer hazard.

How to get there: Travel about 10km east up Coal Creek Rd from Fernie. Drive over a little bridge just past mile marker 41. Park on left side of road in large pull-out. The trail begins on right side of road.

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Cross Country Exploration on Two Wheels BY krista turcasso

Every year, I come up with different trails and loops to recommend to locals and visitors. You would think coming up with something new might be difficult, but it’s actually quite the opposite! We are so blessed in this valley. The multitude of passionate bikers has meant years of dedication to trail building and maintenance, the majority done solely for the purpose of exploring this vast terrain on two wheels. The result has been an expansive trail network, offering a little (or more accurately a lot) for everyone. Here are three great options to check off your list this summer, all approachable for the beginner, great for recovery or training rides, and easy to add to if out there for a full-day affair. For additional options, make sure to visit ferniefix.com Fix Favourites where you will find a plethora of route options for all levels and types of riding. JORDAN BORATYNEC PHOTO

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Level: Blue Distance: Approximately 15km, return Estimated Time: 1.5-2.5 hours

Starting on the Bridge View Connector just below the campsite (adjacent to the Elk Valley Nordic Centre), climb or walk your bike up the short steep hill and continue on Sherwoody/Stumpy Woody until it meets up with Ben Emmett. This is a meandering trail through beautiful Cedar stands, that will take you all the way to the Cedar Trail at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort.

Starting from the Fernie Aquatic Centre, head out on the Coal Creek Heritage Trail until it connects with the Trans Canada Trail (The Great Trail) which will lead you to Coal Creek Road. Cross the road, and take River Road across the yellow bridge. To your right, you will see the Great Trail pick up again. Continue on this trail, as it turns into Ruby’s Way. Follow Ruby’s Way up to River Road, crossing again to hook onto New Roots. Climb this until you reach the Hyper sign, turn right down Roots. When you reach a small opening turn left picking up the Great Trail again on Snoop Lion. This fun, fast section takes you to an opening, where it intersects South Castle. Take a right down the single track crossing River Road, and connect here (to the left) to La Bamba. A bit more technical in sections, this meets up with lower Montane which you can take all the way back to the Red Barn. From here, cross

From here, you have options. A. Continue to the hill for a coffee and snack, taking in the view. B. Go back the way you came. C. Turn right and climb Cedar Trail until it meets up with Mega Hurtz single track. Take Mega Hurtz, Old Goat and Happy Gilmar to meet back up with Sherwoody, and where you started.

Coal Creek Road, and take the short climb to meet back up with Heritage Trail and back to where you started at the Aquatic Centre!

Large: The Great Trail, Fernie to Hosmer Level: Green/Blue Distance: Approximately 30km, return Estimated Time: 2-3 hours Start on Old Stumpy, just across from the Fernie Dog Park on Ridgemont Road (13th Street). Here it branches off to the right onto Coal Discovery Trail (The Great Trail). Take this as it crosses multiple Ridgemont Trails, following alongside the power line to your left and a logging road to your right. Recently logged, you will enjoy views of Mount Hosmer and the Elk River as you make your way across to Hosmer and newly created trails, bringing you right down to the Hosmer Ruins. Enjoy a quick break here, before returning the way you came. Did you know you can ride the Great Trail all the way to Sparwood? Consider this as an option, out and back or arrange a pick up or drop off - it’s great in both directions!

The Fernie Trails Alliance is an umbrella organisation for member clubs the Fernie Mountain Bike Club, Stag Leap Running Co., Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club, Fernie Nordic Centre and Island Lake Lodge, working with government and private land owners to enhance and maintain Fernie’s Trail Network. Please respect the trails, and the generosity of the many Private Land Owners who allow access to their property. fernietrailsalliance.com

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Summer carries with it moods as varied as the heat of the sun. Barbecues and busy gatherings with friends, baseball games and afternoon dips, a pitched tent on a sandy shoreline, the need for complete solitude beneath cliffs of a summit. Summers in Fernie are fraught with opportunity—sometimes the hardest part is choosing where to begin. What’s not hard is finding a place to go for a swim. There’s a freshwater source for the hiker, the biker, the fisher and the lounger. Just down the street, or miles away up some mysterious peak. It depends only on how far you want to go, and for how long.

find your perfect spot—a hidden swim hole, some adrenaline-inducing rapids, a sandy beach for suntanning. The Elk River saves Fernie residents on those long, scorching days, and gives everyone equal opportunity to chill their feet.

If staying in town’s your jam, the beautiful, pristine Elk River is your best bet. The chilly water meanders from beneath one bridge to the next, encapsulating the busy streets and trails in some sacred dance of flowing perfection. Adventure along the riverbanks to

Further up the highway, along a dirt road (or trail, depending on your preferred mode of transportation) is the serene Island Lake. The small lake, almost green and encrusted in evergreens, is a quiet spot home to hiking trails and the world-class Island Lake

Lodge. Rent a canoe and paddle the lake in the shade of the Lizard Range on a hot day, then head in for bison burgers and a pint of beer. Or spend your day hiking the infamous Spineback Ridge to a rocky outcrop overlooking Fernie far below, and spot a favourite watering hole for yourself. The South Country area has a multitude of lakes to jump into. If what you imagine more on a scorching summer day is your I LOVE LAKE continued on next page

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feet burning in the hot sand and extravagant people watching, there’s no better place for it than Koocanusa Campsite & Marina. Follow the turn off from Hwy. 3 onto Kikomun Newgate Rd. until you reach the long bridge, then turn left into the marina. You’ll notice a beautiful beach with floating docks, and there’s even a place for burgers and ice cream. Or, if you’re like me, save the hunger for 3&93 Dairy Bar on your way back into town—sit and eat poutines and ice creams while watching hummingbirds zoom in and around the nearby spruce trees. Just before Koocanusa lies Surveyor’s Lake, complete with full campground and facilities. The lake has two beaches, a nice walking trail, and beautiful turtles on nearly every

bobbing log. The turtles find sanctuary here, and make an easy and magical distraction for the kids just long enough for you to enjoy a good book and your picnic lunch. The lake is also perfect if you want an extended swim— sometimes there’s nothing better than floating on your back under the sun. Or look to Tie Lake for a similar experience. For something a little more unique, book a boat with Sunshine Houseboats & Marina. Gather a group of girlfriends and spend a weekend on the lake, fly off the houseboat slide or soak in the houseboat hot tub. Float from beach to secluded beach and lie on a floating unicorn in the lapping waves from passing boats. Savour the solitude of summer goodness.

If you find you’re more endeared by the sense of adventure, take a look at a topographic map or google earth and find your own secret lake or swim hole. We are lucky to live in Canada, so filled with fresh water we could never imagine swimming in all the lakes and rivers outside our front doors. Wherever you go, don’t forget to bring a towel. As always, in Fernie, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you find. Born and raised in Fernie, BC Jesse Bell is a freelance writer and photographer who enjoys time spent in the mountains. For more on her adventures, check out her previous column “Never Have I Ever” on ferniefix.com.

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Staying in the Game BY Kenny Maki

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Frustration, fear and lack of focus are three things we try to avoid on the golf course but they seem to creep in when we least need them. In what other sport do we get thinking about the smallest things? I know that when I’m playing golf I try not to think about what happens if the ball goes out of bounds, I think about where I’m trying to get the ball to land. For some reason when we play golf we let these unwanted thoughts find their way into our heads and quite often let them consume us. So, here are some tips to stay in the game even when things aren’t going your way.

shots that’s 450 seconds (7.5 minutes), we don’t want to slow the game down.

Create your own routine and stick to it.

Spend some time at the range hitting more than just your driver. Pay attention to where the ball lands when you hit each club. This is called your carry distance and should be used when you are picking a club on the course. Keep a notepad and write down the carry distance for each club. You should have 5-10 yards between each iron or hybrid. When you know how far each club will go you can be more confident that you picked the right one.

Just like a basketball player shooting free throws, a routine can help to keep you thinking about what you are trying to do. It can be as simple as closing your eyes for a moment or standing directly behind the ball to visualise your shot. Whatever it is make sure you do it for every shot. Remember, play ready golf - this routine should be kept to five seconds at the most. In a round with 90

Leave the outcome for later. There’s no point in thinking about what is going to happen before it has. Keep your mind thinking of the things you can control like your pre shot decision making. What effect will the wind, elevation change or lie do to your club choice? Pick the club you think will get the job done and swing it with full confidence that the ball will end up on target.

Know how far your clubs go.

In between shots keep it light. Talk to your playing partners, sing a song or have a look at your surroundings. Try to take your mind off of the game when it’s not your turn. A round of golf can take up to four hours and keeping your brain concentrated for the entire time can tire the best of us. Do whatever you can to avoid thinking too far ahead. In conclusion, try your best to think about the things that matter. Wind, elevation change, club selection, shot shape or landing zone. Stay away from things like if I hit it in the water I’ll make a triple bogey because I’ll hit it over the green then duff my chip and three putt. Thoughts like this are easy to come by and difficult to forget. When you step up to make your shot, know that you’ve made the right decision and execute. More often than not it will turn out, even if the club you chose wasn’t perfect. Kenny Maki is a PGA of Canada Assistant Professional at the Fernie Golf Club. For more information, to book a tee time or perhaps some lessons, visit golffernie.ca.

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While the somewhat simple act of trail running is nothing new, it’s evolving with every step. Each year there’s a new line to toe, a new trail to explore and a new training buddy to be found. This is no truer than here in Fernie - with a trail network to keep even the most enthusiastic distance runner inspired and spur on the novice into taking their first step. The best part about trail running and racing is that everyone’s journey is entirely their own. Goals and mileage can be customised to fit around work schedules, social calendars and family time - better still they can become part of them. However, such enthusiasm should come with a warning, as long before you’ve entered your first race, your casual running could turn into a habit, your Sunday lie-ins replaced with the desire to scale a mountain before breakfast, and your beach vacations replaced with toe-nail losing adventuring.

But really, it’s a good problem to have – and better still, it’s a sport for life. Luckily for you, Fernie is a trail runner’s paradise with a plethora of endorphin induced adventures just waiting to be found, along with support from an increasing number of local stores, races, events and trail running clubs. Want in on the act this summer? Here’re a few key tips to help you start off on the right foot, and get yourself to both the start, and more importantly, the finish...

Find your right shoe. Then be prepared to change your shoe. A few times. And more than likely appear to be operating your own shoe shop out of

your basement. While the rest of your family might see you as having a “problem,” it’s well-proven that rotating through a variety of shoes is good for your feet. Plus, as you start running longer distances, you’ll soon realise what does, or doesn’t work for your foot shape. Be sure to match your foot shape to the shoe, pick the right cushioning level, heel-to-toe drop and of course shoe type – in short, don’t pick your shoes based on colour, or what works for your running buddy.

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for success, but it also ups the fun factor. Sharing your exhaustion and utter hatred for hills with an equally sweaty, red-faced friend will soon help you see the funny side to running.

Learn to embrace hills. Yep, you might hate them at the start, but make them your friend - and to be honest, as Fernie sits in a valley, you have very little choice. Don’t be afraid to walk, just keep on moving. They don’t just make you fitter, but the endorphins, views and sense of achievement will make you feel like a champ. Even if you have just gone 0.8km in 45 minutes.

Don’t run for mileage. The terrain is what makes trail running so special, fun and unique. However, it’s also what makes you feel like some days you are going nowhere. If you’ve decided to invest in a GPS watch, (good call), you’ll discover that on steeper adventures, those kms take a long time to rack up. Don’t be alarmed if your watch stops clocking your kms altogether – that is the sign you’re tackling your very own Everest session.

No two runs are the same. Along with your new-found love of hills, be

prepared for ups, and downs. In short, some days you might feel like you’ve cracked it, while other days you might feel like you’ve never run in your life. That is normal, do not panic – rather, just get back out there and try again. Fernie has so many trails, be sure to switch up your routes and find new areas – it’s such a fun way to explore, and it will stop you comparing every run to your last.

It’s all in the technique. Good technique is key to success. Bad technique is one of the hardest things to kick. Find a professional to help, reach out to your local run club, or watch YouTube videos – it takes a while, but you’ll feel a difference and your body will thank you. While the internet is a great place to find information, check out the running section in your bookstore – there’s a book about every aspect of running, and there are some amazingly inspiring stories out there. If you haven’t read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, it’s an absolute must…

Look after yourself. You’ll feel a whole lot better if you stay fuelled and hydrated. Carrying a water bottle, along with a little fuel and electrolytes will help both your run, and more importantly your recovery. If you’ve taken the next step to following a training plan, which states you need to run

again tomorrow, you need to be ready to roll. And if passing out on the couch doesn’t quite cut it, book regular massages of the deeptissue, slightly painful variety.

Lastly, set yourself a goal. Whether you’re a goal-oriented person or not, there is nothing quite like entering a race to spur on your running. Even if you’re not considering it a “race,” ensuring you’re adequately trained will raise your levels of enjoyment, the desire to ever do it again, and increase your chances of being able to walk down the stairs, (or sit on the loo), the following day.

Sound like a plan? Check out Fernie’s summer trail running calendar. Then, find that trail buddy, rescue a dog, buy four pairs of new trail shoes, a GPS watch that won’t stop beeping at you and go run, walk or literally crawl up a hill. It will be a sure-fire way to a fantastic summer in Fernie. Abi Moore is an avid endurance runner, who alongside husband Mike Moore created Stag Leap Running Co. Visit stagleaprunning.com for information on weekly run groups and exciting events, including the Lone Wolf, Elk Valley Ultra, and Fernie Tears and Gears.

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This challenge is sponsored by the Fernie Mountain Bike Club. Please consider supporting Fernie’s trails by purchasing a yearly membership.

For more on membership, trails and the Little Critter Races that happen each month, visit bikefernie.ca.

Suggested Family Friendly Trails • James White Park • Town Loop (Dike Trail) • Old Stumpy • Provincial Park interpretive trail (camp ground)

Suggested Age: Seven and under 1. BIKE PARK LEARNING LOOP A skills progression loop, start at the bike kiosk and follow the learning loops signs clockwise. Checkpoint Animal:

2. MAIDEN LAKE LOOP A beautiful flat trail around a lake, start at the beach (behind Canadian Tire) and take in either direction.

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3. ANNEX PARK Start at the duck pond and head North to the dyke, turn left and follow along the Elk River, turn left at the pond and follow along the shore back to where you started.

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4. TCT (TRANS CANADA TRAIL OR LOOK FOR EVT ON MAP) TO MONTANE Take the Coal Heritage Trail to connect to the TCT. After River Road Bridge, it picks up on the right. When it meets Montane turn right and descend to Coal Creek Rd and come back on the Heritage Trail.

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Level 2 - Mud Munchers Suggested Age: 7-9

1. INCLUSIVE TRAIL (MONTANE GREEN) Start at the Montane gate on Coal Creek Rd and follow inclusive trail to Montane hut.

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2. GORBY TO OLD GOAT Start at the Gorby Bridge and ride up Gorby until you reach the Goat, then come back the way you came.

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3.CEMETERY BY-PASS TO KIDDIE UP – WHAT’S UP DOC Starting at the Cemetery entrance, take Cemetery Bypass and Kiddie Up, then come back down What’s Up Doc and connect to Cemetery Bypass.

4. TCT TO UPROOTED Take the Heritage Trail from bike park, cross Coal Creek Rd and over the River Rd Bridge then pick up TCT trail on your right, continue until you meet the intersection of Uprooted then turn right and enjoy the descent!

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Level Three - Wheelie Awesomes Suggested Age: 10+

1. ECO-TERRORIST BOARD WALKS From the Cemetery, climb Cemetery Bypass, Kiddie Up, Queen V, then take Eco-Terrorist on the right to the boardwalks and bench. Come back the same way.

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2 LAZY LIZARD PARK TO POWERLINE Start at the Provincial Park, and climb Stove trail. A left at the first junction will take you to Lazy Lizard. Follow to the power line. If you are feeling strong it is a great ride all the way to Island Lake Lodge.

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3. TCT (EVT) TO MONTANE HUT Take the Heritage Trail to connect with the TCT, and once across the River Road bridge pick up the TCT and follow the signs until Roots, turn right and descend to the hut. Come back the same way, or on Montane blue or green back to the barn.

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4. KIDDIE UP TO SIDEWINDER Starting at the Cemetery, ride Cemetery Bypass, Kiddie Up, Queen V, then take the left at the Eco junction until stay left until you see the Sidewinder trail sign on your right.

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Kids’ Guide to Summer BY KRISTA TURCASSO

Kids sure have it good in Fernie, especially during the summer months! With an increase in visitors and a growing number of families calling Fernie home, businesses and organisations have responded with a plethora of opportunities for the younger population. This is also very helpful for parents - whether working while the kids are off school, or keen to enjoy some solo time, with so many seminars, camps and lessons to choose from catering to all ages and interests, you can be rest assured that while you’re out enjoying yourself, your kids are, too! Just make sure to book ahead of time, many of these are in high demand and fill up quickly! Outside of the following, there are also weekly opportunities and events. Make sure to visit the Events Calendar in this guide, ferniefix.com, or to pick up one of our monthly magazines for the full list.

Arts The Arts Stations - Club Cre8

Every Monday this summer, your kids have the opportunity to get creative with Heather and Rachel! Half or full day options are available for kids K to Grade 6. Boys and girls welcome, activities are indoors and outdoors on the Arts Station premises and supplies included. Stay tuned for art and performance camps. Theartsstation.com The Arts Station - Performing Arts Camp Led by Denise Baughan July 8-12 from 11am-3pm, this is an intensive program intended to provide an opportunity for

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participants to express themselves and develop a sense of individuality through the arts. Participants choose a theme for their Play Build on the first day, and Denise prepares a script to start working from for the following days. It ends with a performance on the last day. theartsstation.com

Extraordinary. The club runs July and August Tuesday to Friday from 1:00-3:00pm. This is a drop-in program for children aged 7-11. fernie.bclibrary.ca

The Arts Station - Theatre Workshop

Located adjacent to the Gymnastics club, Crossfit Fernie also hosts kids camps, typically for ages 5-9 running Monday to Friday, once in July and once in August. Visit crossfitfernie.com for updates on this year’s camps and to register.

Join Sadie and Rachel at the Fernie Arts Station for this workshop aimed at kids ages 6-12 intrigued with drama. The workshop includes singing, acting, poetry and movement with a performance to follow. Running July 2-4 and August 13-15. theartsstation.com Fernie Heritage Library - Reading Club

Every year, the Fernie Heritage Library hosts a reading club. This year’s theme is “Imagine the Possibilities” with seven weekly subthemes: Step into the Pages, Inventions and Innovations, Monsters and Make-Believe, Imagination Creation, Imagine a World Where..., Reach for the Stars, and Everyday

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Gymnastics

Elk Valley Gymnastics, located at 902 6th Ave, hosts weekly summer camps available for ages 5-10 (9am-1pm) and ages 7-11 (9am to 3pm). Games, outdoor activities, parkour, trampoline and more! Visit elkvalleygymnastics.ca for more details or to register. KIDS’ GUIDE continued on next page

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A one-day program for 5-8 year olds who know how to ride a bike. Designed to teach children the basic skills of mountain biking including bike handling, braking, descending and cornering. Fridays starting June 28 through August 24, 9:30am-12:30pm. Call 250-423-4691 to register. College of the Rockies – General Mountain Bike Camp

A three-day program for beginner/ intermediate level teaching kids aged 8-14 the basic skills of mountain biking, not how to ride a bike. Covering bike handling, braking, descending, climbing, rolling over obstacles and cornering. Tuesday to Thursdays each week, June 25 to August 22, 9:30am-2:30pm. Call 250-423-4691 to register. College of the Rockies – Advanced Mountain Bike Camp

This course is the next progression from the general bike camp and kids must have been signed off by the instructor in order to take this course, ages 10-15. It covers skills including advanced bike handling, selective braking, climbing over obstacles, high speed cornering, wheel lifts and intro to drops and jumps. Offered July 9-11 and August 13-15, call 250-423-4691 to register. Fernie Alpine Resort – Kids Freeride Camps

Teaching kids ages 8-16 to ride hard and safe. Learn to ride steep lines and tackle challenging terrain with a team of professional coaches. Choose one or two days, camps run July 11-12 and 27-28, August 8-9 and 17-18, from 10am to 4pm. skifernie.com

Golf Fernie Golf Club – Beginner Golf Camp

A two-day camp aimed at kids who are new to golf or want a fun couple of days at the golf course. Ages 7-14, July 15-16. golffernie.com Fernie Golf Club – Intermediate Golf Camps

A three-day camp for kids who have attended a camp before an/or have an interest in playing more golf and getting on the course! Ages 7-14, July 15-17 and August 12-14. golffernie.com

A fun and engaging hands-on field camp for youth age 10-14. Explore the Elk Valley Watershed through hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, rafting and more. Subsidies available, sessions run July 8-12, 22-26 and August 12-14 with registration through the College of the Rockies. 250-423-4691.

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Swimming

Located at the Bear’s Den, for ages 8 and over, this overnight adventure provides a single lift ticket, dinner and smores/ snacks, breakfast and fantastic campout programming. Fully supervised, running July 27, August 10 and August 24. skifernie.com

The Fernie Aquatic Centre offers many opportunities for kids throughout the summer! Make sure to book lessons ahead of schedule, as these fill up quickly for all levels. Weekends, enjoy the waterside from 1-5pm and inflatable toys on Saturdays. Please note the Aquatic Centre indoor facilities close August 10 for annual maintenance. Outside of the Aquatic Centre, you’ll find the free Splash Park - complete with a new shade structure. Visit fernie.ca for further details.

Fernie Alpine Resort – Outdoor Adventure Camps

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Explore the outdoors this summer with these three-day camps that are action packed and guaranteed fun. For ages 6-12, July 8-9, July 22-24, July 29-31, August 12-14 and August 26-28. 10am-4pm daily. skifernie.com Fernie Alpine Resort – Mini Griz Rangers

Professional kids camp staff keep children active and engaged through games and activities such as scavenger hunts and digging for treasures. For ages 3-5, half day and full day camps are available starting June 22 to September 2. skifernie.com Fernie School Aged Care - Summer Camp A licensed program with professional and qualified staff, FCAC runs week-long sessions for eight weeks of the summer, from 8:30am to 5:30pm, with weekly themes full of crafts, games, nature play and field trips. Kindergarten - Grade 6, fernieschoolagedcare.com

Fernie School Aged Care - Sunny Days Pre-School Camp

In its third year, this camp is for ages 3-5 and runs half days, 9am to noon every Monday and Wednesday from July 22 to August 21. Spent mainly outdoors, kids can learn the fundamental skills of outdoor activities while embracing Fernie’s natural play spaces. fernieschoolagedcare.com

Soccer Soccer Quest is BC Interior’s largest full time Soccer Company and is hosting its annual summer camps for ages 4-18 July 1-5. The

Weekly Lessons

Fernie’s Tennis Coaching hosts weekly group lessons for children ages 2-5 this Summer, running every Friday from 10am to 12pm. There are also spring and fall weekly lessons available for this age group, as well as for those over 6! Held at the James White tennis courts. tennisfernie.com Summer Camps

In July and August, camps run Monday – Thursday 9:30-2:30pm for ages 6-16. Full week, single day and half days available. Fun, sociable outdoor programs, with equipment included. Visit tennisfernie.com to register or for more details.

Watersports H2O School Ltd. is hosting multiple kids camps this summer! From one day to five days, H2O teaches kids how to be safe and responsible boaters alongside wake surf and/ or fly board lessons and additional activities. All gear, tools and equipment is provided. Kids camps run July 4-9 and 23-26, and August 5-9 and 21-26. Teens camp (12 and up) run July 16-19 and August 21-25. h2oschoolbc.com If your child is interested in attending summer camps, but you are having difficulty affording them this opportunity, visit emilybrydonyouthfoundation.com which support the youth in pursuing their dreams.

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Biking and Hiking Fernie Alpine Resort

If you are keen for lift-access mountain biking and hiking, look no further. Fernie Alpine Resort offers alpine trails, ridgeline hikes, stunning views, events, guided tours, and more. Book a pre or post season Aerial Park or Cross Country bike tour. skifernie.com

Fernie Bike Guides

Guided mountain bike rides, private instruction and customised bike holidays: great ways to get to know the spectacular trails in the Elk Valley. High performance demo bikes available. ferniebikeguides.ca

Island Lake

Perfectly situated within the Lizard Range, Island Lake is a beautiful “getaway” just minutes from Fernie, offering spectacular views, amazing dining, hikes for all levels included regular guided hikes, spa services and beautiful accommodations. islandlakelodge.com

Dog Adventures Happy Hounds

Just like humans, dogs require regular exercise and social interaction. Happy Hounds creates adventures for dogs in Fernie’s wilderness. A tired dog is a happy dog, and that’s what you will come home to. happyhounds.ca

The District of Elkford

Elkford is a picturesque Rocky Mountain town, largely undiscovered by lovers of outdoor recreation. Walk out their back door into a world untamed, from extreme sportsman to simple nature lover, adventurers are living life to its fullest in this mountain playground. Get intimate with nature…visit Elkford, BC. elkford.ca

Events Fernie Half Marathon

Every fall, the Fernie Half Marathon takes place utilising the beautiful trails of Fernie and offering three race styles - a 10km, relay and half marathon, starting and finishing in the Annex Park. This year, the event is October 6. ferniehalfmarathon.com

Fernie Tears and Gears

A mountain duathlon, including trail running and mountain biking, that challenges all levels and ages on some of Fernie’s best singletrack. Includes great giveaways, a fun and inclusive atmosphere, taking place September 7 and celebrating its 10th year. Expect new routes and lots of laughs and surprises. stagleaprunning.com/tears-gears

Stag Leap Running Co.

Excursions

A non-profit organisation offering group trail runs catering to a variety of speeds and schedules, and hosting events throughout the summer months including The Lone Wolf Trail Race and the Elk Valley Ultra 50km and Relay. stagleaprunning.com

3&93 Dairy Bar

Wapiti Music Festival

On the way to or from your next summer adventure, savour the famous ice cream treats and hamburgers at 3 & 93 Dairy Bar. 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 11-8pm.

Brooks Creek Ranch

Completely off the grid, Brooks Creek Ranch offers access to recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, fishing and kayaking/ canoeing. Gourmet dining options, using fresh local ingredients. And luxurious accommodation and amenities in a mountain setting. brookscreekranch.com

Wapiti is Fernie’s summer indie music festival, in a park by a river at the foot of a mountain. Fantastic music, dancing, delicious food, refreshments, souvenirs and an atmosphere not soon to be forgotten. This year the lineup includes Black Pistol Fire, Current Swell, Jeremy and the Delicious Hounds and more! wapitimusicfestival.com

Wednesday Concert Series

Every Wednesday evening in July and August, downtown Fernie comes to life with live music, food trucks, a refreshment garden, and kids’ art zone outside of the Arts Station on 6th St. with the weekly Wednesday Concert Series. Bigger and better every year, this is an event not to miss. theartsstation.com

Fly Fishing Elk River Guiding Co.

Located just off Hwy 3, Elk River Guiding is a fly fishing and fly shop offering trips on the Elk River, Wigwam River, St. Mary and tributaries with professional guides. They also offer a wide range of top name fly fishing gear for all levels. elkriver.ca

Fernie Wilderness Adventures

A beautiful lodge centrally located allowing easy access to some of the best fishing spots in the area. Customised fly fishing trips available, suited to your needs and just 20 minutes from Fernie, BC. fernieadventures. com

Kootenay Fly Shop

Located just off Hwy 3, Kootenay Fly Shop offers guided fly fishing trips including float trips, walk and wade, fish and stay, river camping and more. Their fly shop also provides all you will need on your trip, including fly fishing rods, reels, flies, boots, waders and more. kootenayflyshop.com

Golfing Fernie Golf Club

An 18-hole championship course with some of the most scenic views available in Fernie. Playable for the beginner or average golfer, but also challenging for more experienced players. Cart and club rentals, driving range, practice green, pro shop and full service restaurant. golffernie.com

Rafting Canyon Raft

Offering white water rafting trips and tours in the Kootenays, on the Elk and Bull Rivers with professional, knowledgeable and fun river guides. Trips include amazing lunches and photography to commemorate your trip. Paddle board tours available! canyonraft.com

Mountain High Adventures

Mountain High Adventure Centre now is based at the Fernie RV Resort in a mega yurt! Offering white water rafting tours as well as family rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, rentals and heli sightseeing/photography. rafternie.com.

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summER 2019 › RECREATION listings

Resources City of Fernie

Fernie is home to a variety of parks including the Annex Park and James White Park, and an expansive trail system that webs these spaces together, circumnavigating the town. Fernie is also home to impressive facilities, such as the Fernie Aquatic Centre, which includes an indoor pool, gym, steam room, slide, and an outdoor splash park, a bike park, skate park and tennis courts. fernie.ca

Fernie Mountain Bike Club

DESIGN / BUILD / DWELL Black Pine Builders is a small, hands-on residential building and renovation company based in Fernie. They offer timberframe construction, complete renovation services, design, project management and everything in between.

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A member-based, non-profit organisation that fosters and promotes building, maintaining and riding trails as a member club of the FTA. Primarily, the FMBC organises a variety of events for all trail users regardless of age, type of riding or level. The season starts with the Spring Bike Blitz and annual fundraiser the Trail Razr, and continues with weekly 2knee races on Tuesdays, monthly Little Critter Criteriums, and finishes with a bang with the Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam, Project 9 Race, Dirt Diggler DH Classic and of course the popular High Roller. Don’t forget to volunteer at the weekly work parties, held on Thursdays. bikefernie.ca

Fernie Trails Alliance

An umbrella organisation for the Fernie Mountain Bike Club, Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club, Stag Leap Running Co., Fernie Nordic Society and Island Lake Lodge, the FTA is launching the Fernie Trail Pass this biking season. A voluntary pass to be purchased if not a member of one of its member clubs. A great opportunity for visitors to purchase a day pass and support the trail network. fernietrailsalliance.com

Water Sports H2O School ltd

Try a new adventure this summer on Lake Koocanusa, let pro wakesurfer Caro and her partner Ben share their passion for watersports. Experience world-class wakesurfing and the latest thrill, flyboarding! H2O School offers single lessons, hourly charters, parties and summer camps. Have your own boat? Hire a coach for boat driving instructions and expertise to dial in your surfing and wake. h2oschoolbc.com

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summER 2019 › health and wellness

HEALTH AND WELLNESS When surrounded by the beauty of this valley, and all of the recreational opportunities it provides year round, it’s not surprising to find a great interest in health and wellness in Fernie. Not only is it an inspiring place to live or visit, it continually makes us feel connected and in the moment. We find ourselves slowing down and taking time for ourselves, our friends and families. Being in the mountains helps us to recognise the value in finding balance. Whether through diet, exercise, meditation, or utilising the plethora of health care professionals available here. After a day filled with exploring this connectivity in the outdoors, make sure to look into the many opportunities to unwind and revitalise before tomorrow’s adventure.

Bob Maudie

Fernie Physiotherapy My interest in Physiotherapy was sparked during my time as a Professional Hockey Player in my early 20’s. I had numerous injuries that required visits to the team physio. I was always intrigued at how they could just figure out what was wrong and seemingly “fix” you with their hands. I later went on to do my bachelors of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and my Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of British Columbia. My first job as a physiotherapist was actually at Fernie Physiotherapy, back when the clinic was located on the highway. When I first arrived in town in 2007 there were five private physio’s, two chiro’s, and two Registered Massage Therapists. These numbers have more than doubled and tripled since that time! I feel a reason for this growth is the mentality and passions of the Fernie population. People are active! They have moved here for the active mountain lifestyle and want to keep their bodies working. Locals who grew up here don’t even know how active they are, it is just normal life for them. Some of my favourite patients are retirees who go to the gym in the morning, then mountain bike for two hours, followed by a few hours of trail work in the afternoon. Yes, you know who you are, and thank you for your hard work on the trails! Q. Summer is voted Fernie’s best season year after year because... A. The long days enable you to do numerous

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activities in a day and still have time to get together with friends for a drink on the deck. An average weekend day for many is a mountain bike in the morning, followed by some fishing or golf in the afternoon, finished by an outdoor meal with family or friends on one of Fernie’s awesome decks. Q. The best way to cool down on a hot day is… A. Go up… Hike to the top of Three Sisters or traverse one of the many ridgelines you see from town, then stop for a dip in the Elk River on the way home.

Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie during the summer months is… A. Definitely by mountain bike! The hardest decision a Fernie-ite has on a summer day is deciding which trail network to go to. Some energetic folks just ride them all! Yes... serious first world problem :) Q. One Fernie secret I am willing to share… For those aspiring rock climbers… there are some great bolted sport climbs off the Spineback Trail at Island Lake.

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Lengthening and Repairing Through Yoga with Katie Joyce

With summer upon us, our bodies are forever busy as we try to soak up every moment of sunshine and enjoy all the outdoor activities our beautiful valley offers. Runners, hikers, and bikers alike, if we find just a few minutes each day to counter all the work we ask of our bodies, the benefits are noticeable as we lengthen and repair the major muscles we use to travel up and down our mountains. Here are few simple (simple does not mean easy) poses to get you going.

front of you to ease off if this is really intense). Let the soles of your feet open, lengthen, and release as best you can. Hold for 10-15 breaths (don’t hold the breath), come back to all fours, un-tuck the toes, wiggle, tap the feet to release the pose.

Remember it is always a good idea to start with some gentle movement (a brisk walk, a few sun salutations) to warm up the body before asking it to open up. Move just into the first edge of each pose (do not go to the full depth) and let the body open slowly with time and your breath. I give guidelines for how long to hold each pose, but feel free to spend longer in any of them if it’s comfortable and the body is asking for more.

2. Low Lunge – Targets Quad/ Hip Flexor

1. Open Up Your Feet Come to all fours, bring the inner edges of your feet and your ankle bones together, tuck all ten toes under and sit back on your heels (keep pressing the inner feet and ankles together), hands on your thighs (option to place a blanket or pillow between your hips and heels, or your hands down to the floor in

Start the same way as a., but this time point your toes behind you and bring the tops of your feet to the floor. Hold for 5-10 breaths and release in the same way.

From all fours, bring your right foot between your hands, ankle stacked right under your knee. Bring your hands to blocks level with the front foot and directly under your shoulders so you can lengthen your spine finding one long line from your tailbone out through the crown of your head, reach the sternum long and widen the chest (don’t round and collapse forward). Hold for 10-15 breaths. Option to bring the hands to the right thigh, reach the tailbone down to the earth, crown of the head to the sky for an additional few breaths, or right hand to thigh, raise left arm to sky. Repeat sequence on the opposite side.

3. Reclined Hand to Big Toe – Targets Hamstrings, IT band Lie on your back, bend your knees, soles of feet on the floor. Reach your right leg into the air, with one side of a strap (band or scarf) in each hand, place the strap across the ball of your foot, ankle flexed, press your heel towards the sky, leg in line with the hip. Knee can be as bent as you need, but ensure your toes, knee, and quad are pointing in the same direction (behind you) to keep the leg aligned. Left leg is either bent, foot on the floor OR long on the ground, ankle flexed, leg engaged, aligned with the hip, toes, quad, knee pointing toward the sky. Hold 10-15 breaths. Pass both straps into your left hand, keep the right hip glued to the floor, and take the right leg across the body just an inch or two to move into the outer edge of the raised leg. Hold for 5-10 breaths. Repeat other side.

4. Reclined Pigeon – Targets Glutes Lie on your back, knees bent, feet on the floor. Cross your right ankle over your left knee, lift head and shoulders to reach arms through, take hold behind your thigh, or in front of your shin. Option to use the strap around your shin/thigh if you need more space (longer arms). Release your head and


shoulders down, hug your legs into your chest. Shift a little side to side to find that sweet spot. Press your right knee away from you to deepen the stretch, but never any pain in the joints! Back off if this is the case. Hold for 10-15 breaths. Repeat other side.

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5. Reclined Bound Angle – Targets Inner Legs, Chest Lie on your back, knees bent, feet on the floor. Bring your blocks (or pillows/stacks of books) to either side of your hips. Let the soles of your feet come together, knees fall open, and place the blocks under the outer edges of your legs just at that place where you start to feel a stretch (closer to the hips for more support). Arms can be down by your sides, out in a T position, or over head, circling the face, palms facing up. Hold for 10-15 breaths. For similar poses and additional variations paired with slow deliberate movements, join Katie at Soar Studios. No yoga experience necessary. Visit soarstudios.ca or contact katiejoyce@outlook.com for more info.

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summER 2019 › health and wellness

Fitness Evolution Health & Fitness

Massage and Esthetics

Sarah’s Active Rehabilitation

Features five treatment rooms, a couple’s wellness room with deep Japanese soaking tub, change rooms and relaxation rooms. Take time before or after your treatment in their rustic outdoor space with sauna and spectacular mountain views. 250-423-3700

Evolution offers a revitalised space with weights, cardio equipment, stretching areas, a variety of group fitness, climbing wall and friendly staff, making going to the gym almost easy. evolutionhealth.ca Working out of Evolution Health & Fitness, Sarah Ingram along with additional personal trainer Martin Theroux are Practicing Kinesiologists specialising in training individuals to achieve personal goals, or actively and effectively rehabilitating individuals recovering from an injury. sarahsactiverehab.com

Soar Studios

An inclusive environment where like-minded people with an enthusiasm to be strong and connected can come together to reach their fitness goals. Classes include barre, spin, yoga, strength, essentrics, dance and more. Three studios, two doors, one movement. soarstudios.ca

Island Lake Spa

King Fir Spa

A revitalised space at Fernie Lodging Company up at Timberline Lodge on the ski hill, this all-encompassing spa offers treatments perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the mountains. Yoga seminars and clinics available. 250-423-6878

Névé Spa at Lizard Creek Lodge

Located in Lizard Creek Lodge, Névé Spa strives to create an experience that compliments time spent on the mountain, using products inspired by nature’s

rejuvenating properties. All massages and spa services include use of their outdoor heated pool and hot tubs. 877-228-1948

Three Sisters Day Spa

Offering exclusive esthetic spa and massage services including microblading, waxing, eyelash extensions, body treatments and more, with Aveda skincare, techniques and products. Enjoy quality care in a fun, comfortable and friendly setting in the heart of downtown. 250-423-6395

Practitioners and Health Centres Dr. A.M. Kahane Inc. Dentistry Dr. A. M. Kahane, Dr. Amos Kahane and Dr. Jensen and their team of prefessionals are committeed to providing superior dental care to clients. Services include endodontic specialty care, orthodontics, dentures, sleep studies and implants. 250-423-6838

Hair Salons Sparrow Hair

With a diverse artist team that is both up to date and classically trained, Sparrow Hair is committed to providing services that leave you feeling inspired, empowered and beautiful. Now offering modern men’s cutting and grooming. sparrowhair.ca

Health Products The Good Earth

Located in the heart of downtown, offering organic, sugar-free, gluten-free, preservativefree products to natural supplements, an impressive number of gemstones and crystals and other gift items. Snacks, natural food and drinks and gluten/dairy free ice cream available. 601 2nd Ave

IGS Pharmacy

Fully equipped for all of your pharmacy needs, IGS also offers health and wellness products such as vitamins, baby products, homeopathic tablets, and more. Friendly and helpful service, call 250-423-4496 for details.

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summER 2019 › arts and culture

ARTS AND CULTURE While recreation might be what brought you here, you will soon find yourself emerged in our cultural side. Fernie has a rich history, peaking your interest as you walk alongside the iconic brick buildings on Victoria Ave. It is also home to a variety of events, alluring locals from their homes and visitors from around the world. On top of this, there are many talented artists who reside here, adding colour to our lives through their studios and creations, music and words. Make sure to take in one of the many events during your stay, or at the very least visit the Fernie Museum or Arts Station to fill your cultural cup. We promise it won’t disappoint.

Dylan Siggers

Musician and Photographer I don’t think I’ve ever really identified as someone involved with arts or culture. But ever since digital cameras could take videos I was enamoured with the idea of recording stuff and taking videos of my friends and me doing stuff. Like skiing or biking or trampoline stuff or really anything. Now that’s what I do for a living full-time, with a few months in the end of winter pretending to be a skier guy (ha). I feel super attached to Fernie and it really is a huge part of who I am. I feel kinda silly saying that, but I really care about making the place I live as fun as possible. Because it’s got an amazing mix of my favourite things to do. Maybe that’s just because I’m from here and grew up around it. The skiing and biking thing has just been my life since I could remember. But playing music is one of those things I always wished I was doing, and never did. Until a few years ago we were at jam night at the Royal over Christmas, and I’d never really known about those events, and some of our friends got up and just destroyed. The crowd was so good and I couldn’t believe these guys weren’t even a band and just put on this amazing show just so effortlessly. I’m pretty sure people were crowd surfing, on a Wednesday! And I remember that night saying to myself “I wanna do THAT.” And then a year later Seany J and The Boys opened for The Runs at the Northern for the Burrrlapz, The Movie after party. And ever since, playing in a band in Fernie is one of the luckiest thing I get to do I think. Those jam nights are pretty special and the guys that put them on are legends. Shout out to Toppo and Zac and Hart, Dey Dey too. 

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The Fernie music scene is pretty good actually. There’s tonnes of super talented musicians that just come out of nowhere and will just go rip at jam night, and then there’s also a growing number of small basement band crews that are super super good. I’m fairly young, and I know it’s not a new thing to town. But right now there’s a wave building of local bands that put on a great show, who all really care about doing it well.

A. I’m quite the inside guy mid-day in summer… just glued to my computer editing, unless me and Huddy are riding bike park laps at the resort, hah. But I love swimming in the river, and the Elk River is sweet for jumping in and floating around. I’d take a quick swimming session before doing longer tube floats personally. Also, Happy Cow after riding bikes in the evening. They’re open till 10 at night! Crazy stuff.

Q. Summer is voted Fernie’s best season year after year because...

Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie during the summer months is…

A. Because people forget how fun skiing pow is, haha. No but the summer really is amazing in Fernie, and likely is a lot of places across the province I’m sure. Being able to ride your bike until 10pm is amazing. And warmth. People like warmth.

A. Bike for sure, one of my favourite things is cruising home at night with a bunch of friends on our dirt jump bikes and doing really fast sidewalk gaps and carving around in the middle of the night.

Q. The best way to cool down on a hot day is…

Q. One Fernie secret I am willing to share… A. The real Seany J isn’t even in the band!

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Wednesday Concert Series

Join us this summer every Wednesday evening (starting July 3) for FREE, family-friendly outdoor live concerts at the Fernie Arts Station! For the 2019 LINE-UP visit theartsstation.com

LIVE MUSIC FOOD TRUCKS 6:30-8:30pm

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REFRESHMENT GARDEN 5:30-8:45pm

KIDS ART ZONE 5:30-8pm

DJs EACH WEEK starting at 5:30pm

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Fernie’s Cultural Values by Carolyn Nikodym

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There are plenty of people who parrot the mountain-town refrain, “Came for winter and stayed for the summer” in these parts. While it doesn’t roll off the tongue as well, it’s also fitting to say, “Came for the outdoor rec and stayed for the culture.”

Take a walk down and around Victoria Avenue and you can see where this little town’s priorities are. Nestled between gear stores and restaurants are shops that feature the work of local artists, artisans and authors. And check out the local art on the banners hanging from the light posts downtown. Even when you slip off the main drag, you’ll find painted dumpsters, back alley murals and metal sculptures. Tourism Fernie has a downloadable Art Walk Map and Guide available on its website. (Also available for download is a heritage map that is a wonderful primer to Fernie’s historic buildings.) Don’t forget to check on the exhibits at The Arts Station and the Fernie Museum. The Arts Station features many local artists on a monthly rotation, with openings on the final Thursday of every month. The Museum has a permanent exhibit on the ground floor, while the second-floor exhibits change every few months or so. (The Museum also has a couple of interesting virtual exhibits on its

website that feature old-timey photos of the area and its people.) When it comes to books, there are more than a handful of local authors whose books you can find at Polar Peek Books & Treasures (just ask the knowledgeable staff!), but worth mentioning are Kevin Allen’s Our Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary and Terry Nelson’s Fernie Area Hiking Trails and Natural Plant Compendium. Allen’s book began as a gig as historianin-residence at Calgary Outlink in 2012 and morphed into a much larger project that resulted in a website, guided tours, a documentary short and Our Past Matters, which tells the stories of Calgary’s gay history in 70 short stories. Nelson’s book has been a long time in the works, as Terry has been travelling, planning and building the local trails for several decades. Fernie Area Hiking Trails is a much-needed companion to the growing trail network in the area. It’s also colourful and

packed with information about local flora. Finally, Fernie loves music all year, but especially in the summer. Wapiti is an annual affair and is Fernie’s love letter to emerging Canadian musicians. Intimate and familyfriendly, Wapiti Music Festival takes over Annex Park August 9 and 10 with a variety of bands and singer-songwriters. And then don’t forget to take the little ones to Rotary Park on the 11 for Bibbity Bobbity Boo for the Children’s Festival at the Mountain Market. The Wednesday Socials are also a must-do and a personal favourite. Every Wednesday evening in July and August, come see live bands at Station Square. There are drinks, food and atmosphere, all before it gets dark. The Socials have become a summer staple and feature acts from across the country and around the world. For complete listings on events and cultural offerings, check on ferniefix.com or tourismfernie.com.

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summER 2019 › arts and culture listings

Après Cocktails The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Fernie, The Brickhouse offers a cool atmosphere and great food with small live music acts and a popular Thursday evening jam night. 401 2nd Ave

Cirque Restaurant

Located at Lizard Creek Lodge, Cirque is a perfect après bike or hike location or for a sunset with friends. With its popular Ice Bar, the evening can quickly escalate, as you taste some of the world’s best vodka. 5346 Highline Dr.

The Kodiak Lounge

Located in the Raging Elk Hostel Adventure Lodge, the Kodiak Lounge opens at 4pm and closes late, specialising in après anything. Good times and live entertainment make the lounge and huge outdoor patio a great place to take in the sunset and converse with travellers from around the world. 892 6th Ave

Parkplace Pub

The Pub is a great place for an après run, hike or bike, a game of pool, catching a sports event on the big screen, a family meal, or socialising with friends. They also have an extensive menu and occasional live music. 742 Hwy 3

The Rusty Edge

with a variety of rotating exhibits as well as hosts special events. 491 2nd Ave

Launstein Imagery

Located in the Crowsnest Pass on Main Street in Blairmore you are welcome to drop by Launstein Imagery Wildlife Art Gallery, open year-round. Check out the limited selection of fine art prints and canvases, sculptures, calendars, greeting cards, jewellery and gifts. launsteinimagery.com

Live Music Fernie Arts Station

Fernie Brewing Company

Fernie Distillers

Hosting live acts regularly, along with DJs and special events, The Fernie Hotel provides a great atmosphere whether sitting back or dancing while enjoying the music. 691 1st Ave

Infinitea

Infinitea hosts local and visiting musicians in a relaxed and intimate all-ages setting. Every Friday night see local acts play and check events for special mid-week shows this summer. Fully licensed, with a full menu. 501 1st Ave

Into its eighth year, Wapiti Music Festival highlights Canada’s best Indie music over two days August 9-10. Enjoy opening and headliner bands followed by a day of activities and music for the entire family on Saturday. wapitimusicfestival.com

The Fernie Museum not only has an extensive permanent exhibit taking guests through Fernie’s unique and interesting past, it boasts a beautiful gallery space upstairs

Tasting Rooms

The Fernie Hotel and Pub

Galleries

Fernie Museum

With revamped digital audio-visual, the Vogue Theatre shows new releases, independent and foreign films nightly in the twin cinemas. It also boasts the largest video game room in the Elk Valley, available for birthday parties and private functions. 321 2nd Ave

Continually growing and in demand, FBC recently completed an extensive renovation to allow for this growth including a beautiful tasting room! Head down for a flight of their famous brews, raising funds for their Cheers to Charity campaign! 26 Manitou Rd.

The Royal

A beautiful gallery space in a restored historical train station, the Arts Station hosts talented artists and their work regularly including an opening reception. Make sure to stop by to see whose work is on display while here this summer. 250-423-4842

Vogue Theatre

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

Located at the base of the mountain in the Griz Inn, the Rusty Edge at Fernie Alpine Resort offers perfectly placed après with its large patio and grandiose views of the Lizard Range headwall. Enjoy great food and a warm rustic atmosphere. 5369 Fernie Ski Hill Road

Fernie Arts Station

Movie Theatres

Informal and yet refined at the same time, Fernie Distillers offers a unique space in the Historic Downtown, to enjoy a tasting and then try to make a choice from their cocktail menu! They also have bottled spirits, apparel and other items for sale. 531 1st Ave

Open Monday to Saturday from 8pm, the Royal is one of Fernie’s original bars and hosts jam nights, live bands, DJ’s and events and is also available for private functions. 501 1st Ave

Wapiti Music Festival

Wednesday Concert Series

Every Wednesday evening in July and August, Fernie’s downtown comes to life with live music, refreshment gardens and food vendors outdoors by the Arts Station from 5:30pm-9pm. The line-up includes a variety of genres, and offers something for all ages and musical tastes. 601 1st Ave

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summER 2019 › calendar May May 1 Core Challenge Begins @ Essential Yoga May 4 Learn to Sew Workshop @ The Arts Station May 4 Spring Craft Fair @ Fernie Community Centre, 10am-2pm May 9 Ping Demo Day @ Fernie Golf Club May 8 Intro to Hand Building Pottery Workshop @ The Arts Station May 14 Ladies Opening @ Fernie Golf Club, 6pm Shotgun Start May 16 Senior Club Opening @ Fernie Golf Club, 5pm Shotgun Start

May 18 The Fernie Mountain Bike Club Trail Razr

Get behind this event to show your appreciation and help raise important funding for the Fernie Trails Alliance and the many volunteers that make trails happen in Fernie. This event is always popular and a lot of fun, with prizes, music, silent and live auctions, raffles, food and more. bikefernie.ca May 22 Men’s Opening @ Fernie Golf Club, 5pm May 22 Focused Wheel Throwing Pottery Workshop @ Fernie Arts Station May 25 Community Yard Sale @ Fernie, 9am-1pm May 25 Spring Bike Blitz @ Elks Hall. Bike and gear swap, BBQ, FMBC membership, bikefernie.ca May 25 MomGuilt/DadGuilt Theatre Show by Comedy Circus Collective May 26 Fernie Rotary BBQ Challenge @ Station Square, 2-6pm May 29 Ride with Librarians @ Fernie Library May 29 Focused Wheel Throwing Pottery Workshop @ Fernie Arts Station May 30 Exhibit Opening: Images with a Twist by David Pantuso @ The Arts Station, 7pm

June June 2 Elkford Triathlon @ Elkford, BC elkfordtri.ca June 6 Banner Project Launch @ The Arts Station June 7 Opening Day @ Island Lake Lodge June 8 Untamed Kootenays Culinary Event @ Island Lake Lodge June 9 Junior Open @ Fernie Golf Club, 12pm June 9 Community Day @ Fernie Golf Club June 8-9 Gerick Sports Wasa Lake Triathlon @ Wasa Lake, rmevents.com June 10 Little Critter Race #1 @Bike Park, 6pm June 15 The Lone Wolf Trail Race @ Fernie Trails, stagleaprunning.com June 15-16 Trail Running Workshop @ Lizard Creek Lodge June 16 Father’s Day Brunch @ Island Lake, June 19 Lemonade Special @ Fernie Heritage Library, end of school event for all ages. June 21 National Indigenous People’s Day Potluck @ Fernie Heritage Library

June 21 Emily Brydon Youth Foundation Summer Solstice Community Fundraiser @ Fernie Golf Club. A fun event to celebrate the year’s success in supporting the youth in the Elk Valley. Enjoy refreshments, snacks, socialising, amazing views and live entertainment while perusing the silent auction, playing games and preparing for the amazing live auction items! emilybrydonyouthfoundation.com

June 22 Opening Day for full summer operations @ Fernie Alpine Resort June 23 Pop Up Mountain Market @ Fernie Alpine Resort, Base Area June 26 Men’s Special @ TBA June 27 Opening Gallery: The Simple Things by Tessa Stanley @ The Arts Station, 7pm

July July 1 Canada Day Celebrations @ City Hall Grounds, 1pm to dusk July 2 2Knee Race Series @ Fernie Bike Trails, bikefernie.ca July 3 Wednesday Concert Series @ Station Square, 5:30-9pm July 4 North Face Trail Running Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 4 Tony Sorvello Senior Open @ Fernie Golf Club July 5-6 Trans BC Enduro @ Fernie Trails, transbcenduro.com July 6 Fernie Gravel Grind @ Fernie, fundraiser for fernietrailsalliance.com.

July 7 Community Appreciation Day at Fernie Alpine Resort

Enjoy a complimentary lift ticket to enjoy hiking, views, and of course mountain bike trails! This season, Fernie Alpine is running the Elk Chair as the Timber requires maintenance, but expect some creative changes to ensure you get your fill of adventure this season. skifernie.com July 7 Specialty Hiking Series: Fossils and Geology @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 8 Little Critter Race #2 @ James White Park, 6pm bikefernie.ca July 9 2Knee Race Series @ Fernie Trails bikefernie.ca July 10 Wednesday Concert Series @ Station Square, 5:30-9pm July 12 Rogers Rookie Tour Tennis Tournament @ James White Park Tennis Courts, tennisfernie. com July 13-14 Women’s Bike Camp @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 14 Heiko’s Trail Guided Hike @ Island Lake July 16 2Knee Race Series @ Fernie Trails, bikefernie.ca July 17 Wednesday Concert Series @ Station Square, 5:30-9pm July 18 North Face Trail Running Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 20 Griz Kidz Summer Carnival @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 21 Specialty Hike – Mountain Wildflowers @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 23 2Knee Race Series @ Fernie Bike Trails, bikefernie.ca July 24 Men’s Special @ Fernie Golf Club, 5pm shotgun start July 24 Wednesday Concert Series @ Station Square, 5:30-9pm July 25 Splish Splash Sploosh @ Fernie Aquatic Centre, free party for kids! July 25 Exhibit Opening: Out of Range by Lindsay Dew @ The Arts Station, 7pm July 27 Elk Valley Ultra 50km and Relay @ Annex Park. stagleaprunning.com July 29 Adult/Junior Team Event @ The Fernie Golf Club, 3:30pm tee times

July 28 Guided Hiking: Big White Peak Hike @ Island Lake July 31 2Knee Race Series @ Fernie Trails, Bikefernie.ca

August August 1 Ladies’ Night @ Elevation Showcase, five year anniversary outdoor sale! August 1 North Face Trail Running Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort August 1 Wednesday Concert Series @ Station Square, 5:30-9pm August 4 Guided Hiking: Heiko’s Trail @ Island lake Lodge August 4 Specialty Hike – Birds and Wildlife @ Fernie Alpine Resort August 7 2Knee Race Series @ Fernie Trails bikefernie.ca August 8 Wednesday Concert Series @ Station Square, 5:30-9pm

August 9-10 Wapiti Music Festival @ Annex Park

A summer staple, this is a weekend not to miss. It all starts Friday evening with music, an impressive array of food vendors and refreshment gardens offering BC’s best wines, cider and FBC beverages. Don’t forget your Wapiti pint or wine glass - this event works hard to limit waste! Saturday, expect the morning jam, kids’ activities, and music all day and night! Full lineup at wapitimusicfestival.com - and remember the Children’s Festival Sunday at Rotary Park - Bibbity Boppity Boo! August 10-11 Women’s Bike Camp @ Fernie Alpine Resort August 10-11 Columbia Basin Trust Cultural Tour @ Fernie Artist venues, cbtculturetour.com August 11 Guiding Hiking: Spineback/Goldilocks @ Island Lake Lodge August 11 Bibbity Boppity Boo - Fernie Children’s Festival @ Fernie Rotary Park. August 12 Perseid Meteor Shower Campout @ Fernie Alpine Resort August 12 Little Critter Race #3 @ Maiden Lake, 6pm Bikefernie.ca August 14 Wednesday Concert Series @ Station Square, 5:30-9pm August 15 North Face Trail Running Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort August 17-18 Women’s Trek Dirt Series @ Fernie Trails, register at dirtseries.com. August 17-18 Club Championship @ Fernie Golf Club, Golffernie.com August 18 Guided Hikes: Heiko’s Trail @ Island Lake. Two-day with overnight camp. August 18 Specialty Hike – Berries and Other Useful Plants @ Fernie Alpine Resort August 21 Wednesday Concert Series @ Station Square, 5:30-9pm August 23 Junior Tennis Tournament @ James White Park tennis courts, fernietennis.com August 24 Fernie’s First Dance-a-thon @ Rotary Park August 25 Guided Hike: Spineback/Goldilocks @ Island Lake August 28 Men’s Special @ Fernie Golf Club, 5pm shotgun August 28 Wednesday Concert Series @ Station Square, 5:30-9pm


summER 2019 › calendar Weekly MONDAYS Club Cre8 @ The Arts Station (July and August) Jam Night @ The Kodiak Lounge Date Night @ Island Lake Advanced Tennis @ James White Park TUESDAYS Ladies Day @ Fernie Golf Club Little Women on Wheels @ The Bike Park, bikefernie.ca 2Knee Tuesday Race Series @ Fernie Trails, bikefernie.ca (July and August) Beginner/Intermediate Tennis @ James White Park Forage and Feast @ Fernie Alpine Resort, hike and then enjoy dinner with what you harvested Cheap Night @ The Vogue Theatre

WEDNESDAY CONCERT SERIES | V.CROOME PHOTO August 29 North Face Trail Running Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort August 29 Exhibit Opening: Abstracts and Other Thoughts by Peggy Black @ The Arts Station, 7pm August 30 - September 2 Dumpster Painting @ The Arts Station, outdoors

September September 1 Demolition Derby @ Railway Ave, 12-4pm September 1 Specialty Hike – Forestry @ Fernie Alpine Resort September 2 Final day of full summer operations @ Fernie Alpine Resort September 4 Out of the Box Dumpster Party @ The Arts Station, 5:30pm

September 7 Fernie Tears & Gears Mountain Duathlon @ Fernie Alpine Resort

Celebrating ten years, this community event is for runners and bikers of all ages and levels. Courses are mainly singletrack including a kids route, running route and biking route - expect exciting changes this year! Enjoy food, refreshments, great giveaways, FBC finisher’s beer and a supportive environment! stagleaprunning.com/tears-gears September 8 Highline100 @ Koocanusa/South Country Area century road ride of 60, 100 or 160km. highline100.com September 8 Heiko’s Trail Guided Hike @ Island Lake September 8 Mountain Market @ Fernie Alpine Resort, 10am-2pm September 8 Indie Films Fernie @ The Vogue Theatre, 5pm September 9 Project 9 Race @ Island Lake parking lot, up, down and overall times. September 9 Little Critter Race #4 @ Annex Park, 6pm bikefernie.ca September 14 Fernie Colour Crawl @ The Arts Station

September 16 Guided Hike: Lizard Lake Trail @ Island Lake September 15 Fernie Kids Triathlon @ Fernie Aquatic Centre September 19-22 Fernie Chatauqua and Fall Fair @ Fernie Museum and City Hall. A cultural cornucopia of entertainment, food, mountain market and family fun. ferniemuseum.com, wildsight.ca September 21 Community Team Tennis Tournament @ James White Park tennis courts, tennisfernie.com September 21 Dirt Diggler Fall Classic DH Race @ Microwave Tower, Castle Mountain. September 22 Ladies Closing @ Fernie Golf Club, 1pm shotgun September 22 Elk River Shoreline Clean-up @ Elk River Alliance September 26 Exhibit Opening: Burgers and Birds by Beth Gallup and Roni Jurgensen @ The Arts Station, 7pm September 26 Senior Closing @ Fernie Golf Club September 28 High Roller @ Fernie Mountain Bike Club. Celebrate the season of riding trails with this community event. bikefernie.ca September 27-29 Gillbilly Festival @ Fernie. Jamming, concerts, workshops, fishing, food and friends. oldtypemusic.ca September 29 Men’s Closing @ Fernie Golf Club, 12pm Shotgun Start

October

October 6 Fernie Half Marathon & Three Person Relay @ Annex Park, ferniehalfmarathon.com October 6 Ironman Open @ Fernie Golf Club, 12pm Shotgun Start October 7 Closing @ Island Lake Lodge October 13 Indie Films Fernie @ The Vogue Theatre, 5pm October 14 Turkey Tombstone @ Fernie Golf Club, 12pm Shotgun Start October 31 Exhibit Opening: But, Do You See in Colour? By Jennifer Van Popta @ The Arts Station, 7pm

WEDNESDAYS Fernie Women on Wheels Ride @ Fernie Trails Concert Series @ Station Square, Fernie Arts Station (July and August) Wine Tasting Wednesdays @ Island Lake, five courses paired with wine Tarot Card Readings @ Infinitea Jam Night @ The Royal Men’s Night @ Fernie Golf Club THURSDAYS Seniors Morning @ Fernie Golf Club Little Sprouts @ Fernie Eco Garden, 9:30am (July and August) Mountain Kids @ Rotary Park, 9:30am (July and August) Work Party @ The Bike Park, bikefernie.ca Scott Thursday Night Race Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort, skifernie.com Jam Night @ The Brickhouse FRIDAYS Beginner/Intermediate Tennis @ James White Park Sparwood Farmers Market @ Sparwood Shop Late Fridays @ Freyja @ Freyja Lifestyle Fashion SATURDAYS Morning Yoga @ Lizard Creek Lodge Heritage Walking Tours @ Fernie Museum (July and August) Scavenger Hunt, Pool Party and BBQ @ Fernie Alpine Resor, Cirque SUNDAYS Birding and Breakfast @ Fernie Alpine Resort, nature guide followed by breakfast Junior Night @ Fernie Golf Club Heritage Walking Tours @ Fernie Museum (July and August) Fernie Mountain Market @ Rotary Park (July and August) BBQ and Beats @ Infinitea For additional weekly events visit ferniefix.com or pick up the monthly edition of the Fix! Subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter for the low down on what’s happening in Fernie.

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summER 2019 › SHOPPING

SHOPPING Fernie offers an outdoor shopping experience, along Victoria Ave in the Historic Downtown. Not only is it lined with unique shops offering a full range of quality products and services, it boasts amazing views of the surrounding mountains, most notably Fernie Alpine Resort and the Lizard Range. To enhance the shopping experience, little cafés and restaurants are strategically placed to allow you respite with a latté or perhaps happy hour pint of beer. What more can you ask for?

Kate Moran

Ace Ferguson Studio I have worked with my hands and created for as long as I can remember, an entire lifetime of tinkering and collecting knowledge. Moving to BC in 2010, I left the work I knew, and becoming a professional artist became my sole aspiration. Nelson, BC was good to me, and it was there I had the gift of time to hone my artistic interests. I passionately worked part-time at the bead shop, Abacus Beads, and a wealth of knowledge was gained there! The other 5.5 days a week, for five years, I explored anything and everything my creative heart desired. I delved deep into micro macrame, I learned to wet felt hats and needle felt sculptures, I was sewing, freehand beading, wire wrapping, knitting, and so on. This time to develop my skills laid the groundwork for my life today. Fernie, BC has been great to me! I arrived four years ago, fully prepared to showcase my evolved skills. I was quick to learn that this community and its visitors are hugely supportive and inclusive of artists. Within months, I joined the Spinners and Weavers Guild, was performing music again, joined a charitable group, learned to crochet that first very cold winter, consigned in stores, and was finding success vending at the Mountain Market and Fernie Craft Fairs. In just a couple short years, I found myself ready to open my own creative space in Fernie.  Ace Ferguson Studio was my creative solution to opening my first shop and studio. City Council supported my mobile vending dream, and all I had to do was renovate a bus that sat for more than a decade along the highway. Although it was a mountain to climb, June of 2018 I opened the bus

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and I couldn’t be happier! The downtown businesses and community have warmly welcomed Ace to the neighbourhood, and the collective vision is to have more budding businesses join the mobile vending area downtown. It is just this kind of open mindedness, forward thinking, community support, and endless encouragement that makes Fernie a wonderful and abundant place to call home. Q. Summer is voted Fernie’s best season year after year because... A. It is when the beauty that is always around us is most alive.

Q. The best way to cool down on a hot day is… A. Keeping it simple with a quick swim. Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie during the summer months is… A. Saying yes to activities, invitations can take you new places with great people.  Q. One Fernie secret I am willing to share… A. Fernie is just as wonderful as everyone is always describing it!

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summer 2019 › shopping

Fernie Finds BY Krista Turcasso

You’re here, and you have fallen in love with this beautiful mountain community. And you just must find something before you go that will remind you of your time here, take you back to glorious summer days spent well in Fernie.

Here are a few of our quick picks. For more options, visit ferniefix.com to read past shopping columns “The Find” by Cyrs Stewart and “Fashion for Everyone” by Emma Polit in the Health and Lifestyle section.

Coffee and drinking vessels We all want to stop using single use containers and cups, why not invest in a Fernie-branded coffee or drinking vessel? Every time you sip a beer, kombucha, or tasty coffee you will instantly recall a Fernie moment! The Valley Social sells the perfectsized, glass coffee to go cups in multiple colours. They fit well in your hand, and most importantly in your vehicle’s cup holder! Coal Town Goods has a trendy black ceramic coffee cup with a cork bottom and handle, fantastic for that walk in the woods or by the river. Check out Freyja Lifestyle Fashion, No.3, Interior Envy or the Green Petal for a mountain-themed camping mug. More interested in a growler or pint glass? Fernie Brewing Co. has what you need (as well as camp mugs)! You can also head to Freshies for a Fernie Alpine Springs kombucha growler.

Hoodies, T’s and Hats We all want to wear a bit of Fernie, even those of us who live here! Giv’er Shirt Works is where you need to go. Cool tank tops, kids’ t-shirts and hoodies, funny slogans

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for adult wear, and fun trucker hats… all with awesome designs created in-house. Or check out IGS for some fun Fernie-themed items. For those looking for more formal wear, check out the Fernie Golf Club’s Pro Shop. Collared shirts, hats and visors, t-shirts and more, all with the recognisable logo of this course, which celebrated 100 years in 2018. Fly Fisherman, be sure to visit Elk River Guiding and the Kootenay Fly Shop for branded wear as well - friends at home will be jealous of your travels to the famous Elk River. Fernie Brewing Co. has a host of FBC branded wear including plaid and denim shirts, photo series t-shirts and hats, tank tops, bike jerseys and socks! And how can we forget the Coal Town hats? They seem to have hit every spring vacation photo this year!

Art This is probably the best option for a lasting impression in your home. And the options are truly endless! Visit Kyle Hamilton’s, Brian Pollock’s, Stephanie’s Glass and Art, or Leanne Stothert’s art studios downtown. Head into a Mug Shots to see Vanessa Croome’s recent collection and Freshies and Big Bang Bagels for their current

artist on display. Polar Peek Books and Treasures houses beautiful paintings by Laura Nelson and Tara Higgins. And don’t forget the off the beaten path Clawhammer Press! The more obvious choices include the Arts Co-op, a shared space of so many talented artists, as well as the Arts Station and Fernie Museum which host regular exhibits. Jewellery more your thing? Consider the timeless pieces created by Element 7 Nine, or hit Kate Moran’s Ace Ferguson’s bus for her unique work.

Home There are a variety of shops in town that provide ample opportunities for mountainthemed decor, wall-hanging, strategicallyplaced pillow, and so much more. Make sure to visit Urban Settler, Interior Envy, No.3 and the Green Petal in downtown Fernie. Brecan Interiors and Fernie Hearth and Home are also worth checking out! This list is short but sweet, and undoubtedly there are more gems to be uncovered. Let us know what you pick and even better, find above and beyond what is included - take a picture and tag #ferniefix on instagram or @ ferniefix on Facebook and we’ll share!

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summER 2019 › shopping listings

Catering & Events Cast Iron Grill

Located at the Fernie Golf Club, the Cast Iron Grill in the Clubhouse is available for weddings, private groups, special events, retreats and meetings. 250-430-7163

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dinner you’re attending? Fernie Brewing Company offers growlers, bottles and cases of their popular beer. They also carry an impressive variety of branded tanks, t’s, sweaters, hats, bike jerseys, mugs and more. 26 Manitou Rd RR5

with locally sourced products. Unique and decadent flavours, order to stay or take away, celebrate with an ice cream cake, or choose a popsicle or ice cream sandwich instead! 561 Hwy 3

Fernie Distillers

Located in downtown Fernie and offering a variety of health and household products, gifts and souvenirs, books and magazines, postcards and cards, as well as a full-service pharmacy and lottery ticket centre. Friendly service and knowledgeable staff. 441 2nd Ave

Offering food and service for any event including weddings, corporate events, family reunions and birthday parties. They are devoted to affordable and memorable experiences, with experience providing catering for up to 1200 guests. 250-423-7367

A new craft distillery making fine spirits and liqueurs. Distillery and tasting room located next to the Legion, where you can view the stills, chat with the distiller and learn about the process or relax in the lounge and enjoy a cocktail. Available for private functions. 531 1st Ave

Lush Kootenay

The Good Earth

With 20 years experience in the customer service industry and a graduate from the Wedding Planners of Canada, Faye offers everything from fully planning the event, to day-of coordination to a custom package to fit your needs. Visit lushkootenay.com for more details.

Clothing and Gear Elevation Showcase

Featuring adventure lifestyle brands KAVU, tasc Performance, ENO Hammocks, Red Paddle Co SUPs, Hydro Flask, prAna swimwear, and more, Elevation Showcase has gear that’ll complement every aspect of your active mountain lifestyle. 598 2nd Ave

Gear Hub

A popular outdoors sports shop offering award winning service and a diverse selection of high end rentals and new and used products. They mend, sell, tune, rent, custom fit, and find products you are after! 401 1st Ave

Giv’Er Shirt Works

Original Fernie souvenir designs created by Giv’er, printed by Giv’er and sold by Giv’er! Mountain inspired clothing produced by the coolest crew in Fernie. Drop by to see their production department in action through the viewing window. 672A 2nd Ave

Groceries Fernie Brewing Co.

Looking for something to bring to that next

Located in the heart of downtown, offering organic, sugar-free, gluten-free, preservativefree products, and natural supplements. Snacks, natural food and drinks, and gluten/ dairy free ice cream available. 601 2nd Ave

Happy Cow

A popular place to visit any day in summer, Happy Cow Ice Cream is locally made

IGS Value Drug Mart

Le Grand Fromage

Le Grand Fromage offers specialty cheeses, spreads, crackers, cook books, merchandise, cured meats, fondue and raclette sets... basically anything cheese or that goes well with cheese! Check out their gourmet grilled cheese menu and platters for special events. 672 2nd Ave


summER 2019 › shopping listings The Tipple Cold Beer and Fine Wines

Conveniently located in Downtown Fernie, adjacent to Save On Foods, the Tipple offers an impressive variety of cold beer and wines from around the world, as well as other specialty items. Free reusable bag with a purchase of four bottles of wine. 792 2nd Ave

Home and Gifts Brecan Interiors Furniture Studio

Now serving the Elk Valley for all your home interior needs! Conveniently located in downtown Fernie, Brecan Furniture Studio has a wide range of brands for fireplaces, sofas, loveseats, recliners, dinettes, coffee tables, area rugs, sofa beds and mattresses. Drop by and visit the team. 441C 2nd Ave

Coal Town goods

A small boutique store offering beautiful, contemporary merchandise handpicked and often handcrafted by Canadian designers and artists, including jewellery, clothing, mugs, bags, sunglasses and more. Owners Deanna and Nic have an amazing eye for unique, quality products. 591 2nd Ave

Element 7 Nine

Located in the Mug Shots building in downtown Fernie, Element 7 Nine offers custom jewellery by goldsmith Matti Martin. Matti works with clients to create something individual and distinctive. The store also offers pieces from his collection for sale. 592B 3rd Ave

Fernie Hearth and Home

Offering a wide selection of brand name fireplaces and appliances, including Amana, Maytag, Whirlpool, Kitchenaid, Wolf, Sub Zero, Fisher and Paykel, GE, Blazeking, Enviro, Napoleon, Osburn, Morsi Valcourt, Montigo and Jenn-Air, and a showroom to see the products first hand. Serviced and warranted locally. ferniehearthandhome.com

Urban Settler

Located in the heart of downtown, Urban Settler is a leading producer and source for reclaimed wood furniture, reclaimed wood flooring, feature wall cladding and reclaimed wood millwork. They also offer home furnishings and interior design services. 701 2nd Ave

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AN ideal venue for private events Located at the griz inn, fernie alpine resort

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Book early to secure a space this summer!

RUSTYEDGE.NET | 778-519-5206

visit facebook and rustyedge.net for current restaurant summer hours as they are subject to change.

The Royal

Your place to party this summer Mon - Free pool/$15 Jugs

Tues - Karaoke with Top-O

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Wed - Zak’s Jam Night

Fri/Sat - Special events, live bands, DJs, theme parties Happy hour/free pool 9-11pm every night, $4 drinks

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501 1st Ave, Fernie, BC

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summER 2019 › FOOD AND DRINK

FOOD AND DRINK Regularly we overhear visitors and new residents comment on Fernie’s culinary scene. People are happily surprised by the quantity and variety of options available to them in Fernie. This diversity has built over the years, and continues to grow as there is more demand and interest for unique offerings and spaces. For a small mountain community that depends on industries beyond tourism, it’s impressive to say the least. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, a snack and refreshment post recreation, or a coffee and savoury treat with friends, your taste buds will thank you in Fernie!

Sydney Salvador The Chopstick Truck

We jumped into Fernie’s food sector when we opened The Chopstick Truck, a family run Vietnamese food truck, in the summer of 2015. The truck specialises in Asian/ Vietnamese cuisine, having many vegetarian, vegan and kid-friendly options. Our goal is to have a menu that everyone and anyone can order from. Food and beverage (F&B) is an evergrowing industry which calls us to seek out the best products that are on the market. From compostable packaging, to sourcing local goods and produce. Fernie’s F&B has grown a lot over the last five years seeing local businesses supporting each other and sharing environmentally sustainable practices. Being a resort town close to the Alberta and US borders, it brings the opportunity to serve both tourists and the locals alike. It’s always great to chat with a customer as to why they chose Fernie. The food sector and community bring each other together for events like the Fernie Show ‘n’ Shine and fundraising events throughout the Elk Valley. One of the faster growing events would be the Wednesday Night Concert Series. In 2015 The Chopstick Truck was the only food vendor! Fast forward to 2018 and the addition of four more vendors speaks to the ever-growing popularity of a great event for all ages to attend and a taste for every palate.

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To wrap it up, F&B in Fernie is un’pho’gettable.

Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie during the summer months is…

Q. Summer is voted Fernie’s best season year after year because...

A. Hiking along with my new obsession, biking!

A. Our trail system and the community events happening all summer long!

Q. One Fernie secret I am willing to share…

Q. The best way to cool down on a hot day is…

A. The Chopstick Truck is a dog friendly venue, so bring your four-legged friend to our Wag Station.

A. Floating the river or cliff jumping.

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The Raging Elk Adventure Lodge ...beds from $30 +tax • Private and family rooms with ensuites available

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• Mates Rates group rooms available for hiking, biking and wedding groups • free wifi • Coin Laundry on site

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Kodiak Lounge “Fernie starts here!”

fernie’s organic beer house best drink prices all season long! biggest deck in town! Hours: 7 days a week • 4pm till late Visitors and locals welcome

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summER 2019 › food and drink

Patios for Every Occasion BY Krista Turcasso

Summer in Fernie is sweet. It can also feel rather short, after the lengthy months filled with all things pow. This is why it is very important to take advantage of being outdoors in the sun with friends and family for every occasion possible.

Morning Coffee It is quite magical to watch the sun fill the valley while sipping a warm cup of coffee! Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to do just this! Victoria Ave is home to a variety of cafés who all provide fantastic options for this occasion. Visit Big Bang Bagels or the Valley Social for their unique wooden structures out front - people watching for days. For a more secluded feel, check out Freshies or Mugshots who both have patios out back. Beanpod offers a more old-school feel, with chairs and table on the sidewalk, making it a more social affair.

Enjoy a Meal Why eat indoors for breakfast, lunch or dinner when you can be outside, basking in the warmth of summer and enjoying the scenery that surrounds Fernie? For breakfast, you definitely want to check out The Blue Toque at the Arts Station. This used to be the train station back in the day, so don’t be surprised when you hear the horn blasting just metres away! It’s part of our charm. Loaf also hosts a wonderful breakfast, with a wooden patio out front. Just down the street, Lunchbox offers a fresh and healthy menu for lunch, and of course a patio to enjoy it on. Around the corner, Infinitea has healthy options that your taste buds will enjoy, and a side-street patio! As the day’s activities

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come to an end and dinner is on your mind, the sun is still out! The Asian restaurants have successfully responded to the demand for outdoor dining, with popular patio settings available at Yamagoya, The Curry Bowl, Sushi Wood, the Chopstick Truck, Tandoor Grill at the Stanford Inn along Hwy 3, and the Himalayan Spice Bistro in town. And of course you don’t want to miss out on the cajun-inspired cuisine at the Smokehouse at Red Tree Lodge and its outdoor setting, or the magical lighting and greenery available at the patio at Nevados downtown.

Après You’ve just finished a round of golf and are keen on a refreshment. Well, you’re in luck. The Fernie Golf Course’s Cast Iron Grill offers panoramic views of the valley and lovely evening sunshine and sunset! After a day riding the Elk Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort, you’ll also be happy to find Legends in the plaza has a well-placed patio for post-ripping pints. At the base of the Elk, you’ll find Cirque Restaurant and the Rusty Edge, both with patios facing the beautiful

headwall at the hill. Riding or trail running in town? No worries! The Brickhouse, Northern, Parkplace Pub, Kodiak Lounge and The Fernie all have fantastic patios and après options, make sure to check out their weekly specials! If you’re out there, tackling the increasingly popular FBC Trails to Ale, you’ll be happy to find their patio perfect for celebrating such a fantastic accomplishment. And if fly-fishing is your main event today, the Bridge Bistro is perfectly positioned to continue watching and listening to the Elk River as the sun sets with a cold drink and snacks. The sun cycle in summer is something we definitely cherish. Of course we adore it in winter too, but with the days stretched out it’s as if we are present for it all… the rising sun, as it first hits the Lizard Range, Mount Fernie and Three Sisters. The high sun, creating brightness, heat and energy. And my personal favourite, as the sun sets creating a striking contrast between the mountains and skies. So now that you have been provided with the occasions and various options, get out there and make it happen!

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summER 2019 › dining Guide ASIAN

Meal - B (breakfast), L (lunch), D (dinner) T (treats) Meal Type

Licensed

Family Oriented

$

Cedar Garden 1302 Hwy 3 250-423-3689

D

3

3

$$

The Curry Bowl 931 7th Ave 250-423-2695

D

3

3

$$

L,D

3

3

$$

Blue Toque Diner 601 1st Ave 250-423-4637

B,L

3

3

$$

Boston Pizza 1622 7th Ave 250-423-2634

L,D

3

3

$$

The Old Elevator Chinese Buffet 291 1st Ave 778-519-5198

CASUAL DINING

B,L,D

3

3

$$

Infinitea 501 1st Ave 778-519-5050

L,D

3

3

$$

Legends Mountain Eatery Fernie Alpine Resort Plaza 250-423-2444

L,D

3

3

$$

B,L,D

3

3

$$

3

$$

Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002

The Loaf 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702 Lunchbox 561 A 2nd Ave 250-423-4500

B,L

Max Restaurant 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871

B,L,D

3

3

$$

Smitty’s 2001 Hwy 3 250-423-3892

B,L, D

3

3

$$

COFFEE SHOPS & CAFÉS Big Bang Bagels 502 2nd Ave 250-423-7778

B,L

3

$

Crumbs Cakery 562 2nd Ave 250-423-2006

L

3

$

Freshies 562 2nd Ave

B,L

3

$

Mug Shots 592 A 3rd Ave 250 423 8081

B,L

3

$

Slopeside Coffee and Deli 5339 Fernie Ski HIll Rd. 250-423-4655

B,L

3

$

Starbucks 1641 7th Ave

B,L

The Valley Social 562 C 2nd Ave 778-519-5272

3

3

$

3

$

B,L,D

3

$

B,L,T

3

FAST FOOD A&W 1392 Hwy 3 250-423-4333

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

$

Dairy Queen 250-423-9297

FINE DINING Cirque Restaurant 5346 Highline Dr. 250-423-2057 Fernie Cattle Co 561 Hwy 3 250-423-7498 Island Lake Lodge 602A 2nd Ave 250-423-3700 Smokehouse 1101 7th Ave 250-423-4622

B,L,D

3

3

$$$

D

3

3

$$$

L,D

3

3

$$$

D

3

3

$$$

INDIAN AND NEPALESE Mountain Tandoor 100 Riverside Way 250-423-5000

D

3

3

$$

Himalayan Spice Bistro 301 2nd Ave 250-430-0399

L,D

3

3

$$

D

3

3

$$

LATIN Nevados 531 2nd Ave 250-423-5566


summER 2019 › dining Guide PIZZA - EAT-IN, DELIVERY OR PICK-UP Boston Pizza 1602 7th Ave 250-423-2634 Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002

Meal Type

Licensed

Family Oriented

$

L,D

3

3

$$

B,L,D

3

3

$$

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

L,D

3

Fernie Pizza & Pasta 1221 7th Ave 250-423-4231

L,D

$

3

3

$

B,L,D

3

3

$$

The Brickhouse 401 2nd Ave 250-423-0009

L,D

3

Cast Iron Grill 201 Fairway Drive 250-423-4115

L,D

3

3

$$

The Fernie Hotel and Pub 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444

L,D

3

$$

The Northern Bar and Stage 561 2nd Ave 250-423-3075

L,D

3

$$

L,D

3

B,L,D

3

The Loaf 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702

PUB FARE

The Pub Bar & Grill 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871 The Rusty Edge 5369 Ski Hill Road 778-519-5206

$$

$$ 3

$$

SPECIALTY Beanpod 691 2nd Ave, 778-519-5008

T

3

$$

Crumbs Cakery 562 2nd Ave 250-423-2006

L

3

$

Happy Cow 561b Hwy 3, 250-423-8381 Le Grand Fromage 672 2nd Ave, 778-519-5050 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 581 2nd Ave, 250-423-2680

T

3

$$

T, L

3

$$

T

3

$

3

$$$

STEAKHOUSE D

Fernie Cattle Co 561 Hwy 3 250-423-7498

3

SUSHI Sushiwood 1221 7th Ave, 778-519-5255 Yamagoya 741 7th Ave 250-430-0090

L,D

3

3

$$

D

3

3

$$

Eat, Stay & Play!

Explore your Happy Place

AN ideal venue for private events

in the Heart of Historic Fernie

Located at the griz inn, fernie alpine resort

JOIN US THIS WINTER AT THE BRICKHOUSE

See ad on page 66

photo: Nick Nault & Mark Eleven Photo

A GREAT PLACE TO CHILL AFTER A DAY ON THE SLOPES

RUSTYEDGE.NET | 778-519-5206

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Book early to secure a space this summer!

Free Reusable Bag* with purchase of four bottles of wine!

View menu at ferniehotelandpub.com • Family friendly

visit facebook and rustyedge.net for current restaurant summer hours as they are subject to change.

1st Ave. Downtown Fernie • 250-423-6444 •

* while supplies last

VOTED BEST PLACE TO SEND THE FAMILY

Open June 22 - September 2 nd

See ad on page 52

downtown fernie • open daily until 11pm

nd

Elk Chairlift Open Daily

Dine . Hike . Bike . Stay . Spa

Hiking - Biking - Scenic Chairlift Rides & Sightseeing - Aerial Park Interpretive Centre - Lift Accessed Camping - Kids, Youth & Family Programs

Spring Hours (April 15 - June 21)

Monday Date Nights - All Summer! 2 entrées, 2 glasses of bubbly and an appetizer to share - $99 per couple

Best Advice Ever - Hike More Island Lake has over 100 kms of signed and maintained hiking trails, accessible right from the lodge. Guided hikes are available.

Wine Tasting Wednesday - All Summer!

More Spa Time! You Deserve it. Life is busy and full of sensory overload. Our spa offers a variety of treatments derived from ancient healing traditions and the breathtaking natural landscape that surrounds us.

4 courses paired with wine - $99 per person

Open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 5:00 - 9:00pm (Bar opens at 4pm)

See ad on page 92

See ad on back cover

Summer Hours (June 22 - Sept. 2) Open Daily 4:00 - 9:00pm

islandlakelodge.com 1.250.423.3700 Follow: @islandlakelodge

For reservations: 250-423-2056 or online lizardcreek.com

Please note Cirque may be closed for special events & weddings – check website for details.

• Featuring a 100% BC only wine list and beer on tap

Cheers to another epic Summer in Fernie!

Avoid disappointment - call ahead to inquire about reservations and availability. Check our website for restaurant hours, spa and dining menus and accommodation packages.

• Lunch and dinner menu with homemade burgers

11am - 10pm Daily 250.423.3002 301 Highway 3

• Open 7 days a week, 11:30am to close

See ad on page 56

See ad on page 34

• Live music

• Thursday Jam Night

thebrickhousefernie.com 401 2nd Ave, Historic Downtown Fernie • 250.423.0009

250.423.6871 | parkplacelodge.com | 742 Hwy #3

250-423-4622

info@redtreelodge.com

1101 7th Ave, Fernie

See ad on page 40

beside West Fernie Bridge

Enjoy the Outdoors Indoors with our Overhead Patio Doors

We’re open from 9am

Saturday & Sunday for Breakfast

The Spot to Meet for:

Brunch (11am - 1pm) Lunch, Dinner, Dessert & Drinks

Fernie’s Favourite Riverside Patio

Open for Lunch + Dinner

Pick-up or Delivery! 9th Annual

for more details

2018

Pizza * Wings * Greek Wraps * Lasagna * Desserts + more!

fresh•food•fast homemade wraps - salad - soup - chili - curry real fruit smoothies

250-423-0007 ElkValleyPizza.com

• Healthy Summer menu - Lunch & Dinner • Live music every Friday from 8pm • Sunny patio licenced noon - 10pm

Patio Open!

• Iced tea & coffee cocktails

See ad on page 46

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TWO LOCATIONS

• Handmade bagels baked daily in house • Open 7am-5pm EVERYDAY

• Sunday BBQ & DJ

T

See ad on page 51

a

• All ages all the time

open daily 10am - 5pm 561a 2nd ave. downtown fernie 250-423-4500 fernielunchbox.ca Fernie.lunchbox

See ad on page 56

The Best BANG for your Buck!

email:infinitea@mail.com

• Voted ‘Best Quick Food Fix’ Fernie Fix Awards, 2018

See ad on page 74

502 2nd Avenue, Fernie BC 250-423-7778 www.bigbangbagels.com

See ad on page 64

Fernie: 561B, Hwy 3 Cranbrook: 307-535 Victoria Ave N.

See ad on page 88

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summer 2019 › where to stay

WHERE TO STAY From cabins and chalets nestled within the wilderness, to bed and breakfasts, home rentals and hotels a minute’s walk from the downtown core, your stay begins with this first step and depends on what you desire most from your time in Fernie. Whether you want to indulge in the shops, cafés and restaurants, or feel like you’ve escaped into the backcountry for a private and rustic experience, you will find it here in Fernie. We have included an inclusive Accommodation Guide to help you in your search, and look forward to seeing you.

Véronique Roy Snow Valley Lodging

My husband Jason and I have always been adventurers, initially drawn to the Rocky Mountains... myself from Quebec, Jason from the United Kingdom. We met in Banff in 1995, and spent the next four years travelling and snowboarding around the world working in between to pay for our next winter season or travel destination. When we heard of the investment in Fernie Alpine Resort in 1998, we were excited for this mountain town’s future, and decided to look into real estate here. We absolutely fell in love with this area, and decided to purchase the Snow Valley Motel in 1999. Extensive renovations, including adding a threebedroom suite on top for our home, were our first steps… as well as growing from a family of two to six! In 2015, we recognised that we needed a ‘refresh’ including additional upgrades to become to first Boutique Hotel in Fernie, alongside rebranding. We also saw an opportunity to support the tiny home movement, developing six rental tiny homes with a communal gathering unit! Snow Valley Lodging was born, retaining ties to the original name but also showcasing the diverse opportunities available here. Both Jason and I are proud to be a part of this sector in Fernie, and to see how it has evolved over the last twenty years. And we are excited to see where the next twenty take us.

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Q. Summer is voted Fernie’s best season year after year because...

Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie during the summer months is…

A. Because it has the best biking trails and sunny skies.

A. By bike!

Q. The best way to cool down on a hot day is… A. In the Kooc.

Q. One Fernie secret I am willing to share… A. The first tiny home hotel setting in Canada is in Fernie!

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SARAH'S ACTIVE REHABILITATION

EXERCISE REHABILITATION AND PERSONAL TRAINING

Mountain lodging designed with style, for comfort. suites • tiny homes • penthouse • hot tub • borrow a bike • laundry

snowvalleylodging.com • Fernie, BC • 1 877 696 7669 • info@fernieaccommodations.com

The perfect family retreat! Fully-equipped 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Indoor hot tub, gym, resort daycare & Legends Mountain Eatery on the main level.

1-888-423-6855

www.cornerstonelodge.ca

Sarah Ingram, Practicing Kinesiologist Martin Theroux, Practicing Kinesiologist

250-423-9167 www.sarahsactiverehab.com Evolution Health & Fitness 1192 8th Ave, Fernie BC

The Best BANG for your Buck!

Quality Year-Round Accommodation at Fernie Alpine Resort. Ideal for weddings, family get-togethers, or just getting away!

• Handmade bagels baked daily in house Best value on the mountain! Hotel rooms to 3-bedroom suites + lofts. Indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, ski shop and restaurant.

1-800-661-0118 www.grizinn.com

• Open 7am-5pm EVERYDAY • Voted ‘Best Quick Food Fix’ Fernie Fix Awards, 2018 502 2nd Avenue, Fernie BC 250-423-7778 www.bigbangbagels.com


summER 2019 › accommodation Guide IN TOWN

SKI HILL

901 Fernie 901 2nd Ave 1-800-622-5007

The Alders 35 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

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

Alpine Aerie 5267 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

Blackstone Bed and Breakfast 30 Piedmont Drive 250-531-0080

Alpine Lodge Fernie 5291 Highline Drive 250-423-4237

Canadas Best Value Inn 401 Hwy 3 250-423-4438

Bear Paw Lodges 5383 Highline Drive 1-800-667-9911

The Central Hotel 301 2 Ave 250-423-7367

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

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

Black Diamond Chalet 5406 Boomerang Way

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

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

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

Cedar Ridge Estates 5388 Highline Dr 1-800-667-9911 or 250-423-2077

Park Place Lodge 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871 Powder Mountain Lodge 892 Hwy 3 250-423-4492

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

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

Currie Cabin 4520 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

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

Fernie Slope Side Lodge 5339 Ski HIll Road Fernie Alpine Resort 1-866-633-7643

Silver Rock Condominiums 1500 Macdonald Avenue 250-423-2077

First Tracks Lodge 5389 Boomerang Way, 1-800-667-9911

Snow Valley Condos 51 Ridgemont Drive 250-423-2077

Glowing Embers 5209 Highline Close 250-423-2077

Snow Valley Lodging 1041 7th Ave 250-423-4421

Ingamo Lodge 5331 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

Super 8 Fernie 2021 Hwy 3 250-423-6788

Kimbers Timbers Fernie Alpine Resort 403-240-1769

Tightlines Lodge 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483

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

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

Grizzly Den Chalet 250-5398 Boomerang Way

OUTSIDE OF FERNIE

Heartland Hideaway 4564 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

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

Holohike Haven 5275 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

Brooks Creek Ranch 100 Lladner Creek FSR 866-288-1418

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

Elk View Lodge 888-733-7643

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

Island Lake Lodge 1-888-422-8754 / 250-423-3700 Pinnacle Ridge Elk Chalets Rivermount Place 1-800-667-9911

Polar Peak Lodges 4576 Timberline Cres. 1-800-667-9911

Stanford Resort 100 Riverside Way 250-423-5000

Snow Creek Lodge & Cabins 5258 Highline Drv 1-800-667-9911

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Snowed Inn 5271 Highline Drive 250-423-3830

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See ad on page 72

• Free Wi-Fi • Banquet &

Hot Tub

Meeting Facility

• Kitchenettes • Executive Suites • 100% Smoke-Free

Open June 22nd - September 2nd

Hot Breakfast

See ad on page 92

Elk Chairlift Open Daily

• Fitness Room • Boston Pizza • Liquor Store

See ad on page 42

• Complimentary

Hiking - Biking - Scenic Chairlift Rides & Sightseeing - Aerial Park Interpretive Centre - Lift Accessed Camping - Kids, Youth & Family Programs

See ad on page 34

• Massage Studio • Pet Friendly

Spring Hours (April 15 - June 21)

Cheers to another epic Summer in Fernie!

Wherever Life Takes You, Best Western Is There.® Fernie Mountain Lodge

1622 7 Ave, Fernie, BC 250-423-5500 Toll Free: 1-866-423-5566 www.bestwesternfernie.com Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated.

Open Daily 4:00 - 9:00pm

lizardcreek.com

250.423.6871 | parkplacelodge.com | 742 Hwy #3

Explore your Happy Place

Stone Creek Condominiums 5423 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077

Open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 5:00 - 9:00pm (Bar opens at 4pm)

Summer Hours (June 22 - Sept. 2) For reservations: 250-423-2056 or online Please note Cirque may be closed for special events & weddings – check website for details.

The Raging Elk Adventure Lodge ...beds from $30 +tax

Thunder Ridge Chalets 5304 Highline Drive 1-800-667-9911 Timberline Lodges 4559 Timberline Cresc 1-800-667-9911

• Private and family rooms with ensuites available

Spend a night not a fortune

• Mates Rates group rooms available for hiking, biking and wedding groups • free wifi • Coin Laundry on site

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7th Annual

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Voted Best Place to Send Friends on a Budget 2010 to 2018

www.ragingelk.com

See ad on page 68

892 6th Avenue, Fernie BC • ph: 250-423-6811

See ad on page 6

See ad on back cover

Dine . Hike . Bike . Stay . Spa Monday Date Nights - All Summer! 2 entrées, 2 glasses of bubbly and an appetizer to share - $99 per couple

Best Advice Ever - Hike More Island Lake has over 100 kms of signed and maintained hiking trails, accessible right from the lodge. Guided hikes are available.

Wine Tasting Wednesday - All Summer! 4 courses paired with wine - $99 per person

More Spa Time! You Deserve it. Life is busy and full of sensory overload. Our spa offers a variety of treatments derived from ancient healing traditions and the breathtaking natural landscape that surrounds us.

Avoid disappointment - call ahead to inquire about reservations and availability. Check our website for restaurant hours, spa and dining menus and accommodation packages.

islandlakelodge.com 1.250.423.3700 Follow: @islandlakelodge

Kodiak Lounge “Fernie starts here!”

fernie’s organic beer house best drink prices all season long! biggest deck in town! Hours: 7 days a week • 4pm till late Visitors and locals welcome

Enjoy the legendary Ghostrider sunset from our patio!

Fernie Central Reservations Fernie Central Reservations

Renting in Fernie

Renting in Fernie

See ad on page 74

See ad on page 40

Mountain lodging designed with style, for comfort. suites • tiny homes • penthouse • hot tub • borrow a bike • laundry

snowvalleylodging.com • Fernie, BC • 1 877 696 7669 • info@fernieaccommodations.com

250-423-4622

ferniecentralreservations.com Short Term Rental Division

• Housekeeping & laundry services • Maintenance/hot tub services

• Covered by the BC tenancy act • Experienced marketing • Accounting & reporting • The highest nightly return

THE MOST LUXURY CHALETS | THE HISTORIC 901 | SILVER ROCK CONDOS | CEDAR RIDGE ESTATES | RIVERSIDE WAY CONDOS

1101 7th Ave, Fernie

Super 8 Fernie B.C. • Rapid response to any issues • 24/7 Emergency monitoring

250-423-2077 or 800-622-5007 • 15 Years of experience • 24/7 Emergency monitoring • Competitive commission rates

info@redtreelodge.com

• Secured damage deposits are held in Trust to protect you

Heidi Berry

The perfect family retreat! Fully-equipped 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Indoor hot tub, gym, resort daycare & Legends Mountain Eatery on the main level.

See ad on page 26 Personal Real Estate Corporation

rentinginfernie.com Long Term Rental Division

250-423-2052 or 877-661-9993

SNOW CREEK LODGES | PINNACLE RIDGE CONDOS | THE GRIZ INN | STONE CREEK CHALETS | POLAR PEAK LODGES

1 877-447-6788

See ad on page 90

reservations@ferniesuper8.com www.ferniesuper8.com

1-888-423-6855

www.cornerstonelodge.ca

Quality Year-Round Accommodation at Fernie Alpine Resort. Ideal for weddings, family get-togethers, or just getting away!

Best value on the mountain! Hotel rooms to 3-bedroom suites + lofts. Indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, ski shop and restaurant.

1-800-661-0118

See ad on page 74

Accommodation/Property Management Services Fernie Alpine Resort Skifernie.com 1-877-333-2339 Fernie Central Reservations Ferniecentralreservations.com 1-800-622-5007 Fernie Getaways Ferniegetaways.com 1-888-423-6855 Fernie Lodging Company Fernielodgingco.com 1-800-667-9911 Fernie Property Care Ferniepropertycare.ca 778-519-5190 RentinginFernie.com 1-877-661-9993

www.grizinn.com

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summER 2019 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT

REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT Like all industries, real estate and development is in constant ebb and flow. Regardless of where we are, we always seem to be moving forward at a pace that fits perfectly with Fernie’s core values – to remain true to our history, community and people while growing at a sustainable pace. Fortunately, Fernie is home to numerous professional and experienced individuals that hold these same values and help this industry thrive. Whether you are keen to buy, sell, build or rent, Fernie has something for you!

Reto Barrington Developer

I first started to work in real estate development in 1981 while practicing law in Calgary. I found the work to be highly creative and involved many different skills that interested me. I have lived in Fernie now for 12 years, and have seen the market cycles. Living through market fluctuations has helped me understand opportunities and risks in a more detailed way. It also allows me to be more focused on high probability prospects. People who originally came to Fernie because of its legendary snow, are now looking for more of a four-seasons experience. I’m personally thrilled to be part of the evolution of Koocanusa Village at beautiful Lake Koocanusa. This development really adds to the summertime experience and meets that need. A new local board has recently taken over this development. We have an exciting concept that we’re starting to bring to life with four main features: an interior lake, marina complex, dedicated swimmers’ beach and mixed-use commercial location. Our plans are to make it into a world-class recreational paradise with affordable price points – an ideal four-season setting for the active family. While Fernie is well known for its outstanding winter attractions, let’s not forget about summer! Just a short drive away, you can enjoy find the fun and relaxation that a lake lifestyle has to offer at stunning – and uncrowded. With more than 140 kilometres of turquoise water, there’s plenty of room for everyone to play. And with water temperatures averaging 25.5 C in the summer, there’s no place that I’d rather be on a hot day. There really isn’t anything else like this area in southeastern BC or Alberta.

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Q. Summer is voted Fernie’s best season year after year because... A. The recreational opportunities in Fernie and the South Country are plentiful and the weather is predictably hot – the perfect combination for outdoor enjoyment! Q. The best way to cool down on a hot day is… A. At Lake Koocanusa where you’ll find amazing beaches that are accessible from the water or by road—all within a short drive from Fernie. Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie during the summer months is…

A. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, one of the best adventures around Fernie is a day trip to the lake with family and friends. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day exploring the various beaches and bays, alternating between swimming and lounging. For those who are more ambitious, give cliff jumping or wake surfing a try. Q. One Fernie secret I am willing to share… I suggest putting your boat in at the government dock across from Cutts’ Marina and heading north to the cliffs. Anchor there and enjoy the action!

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summER 2019 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT LISTINGS

Developers and Developments Black Pine Builders

Black Pine Builders is a small, handson residential building and renovation company based in Fernie, BC. They work with their customers to design and build custom homes that reflect unique style, personality and quality craftsmanship. blackpinebuilders.com

Element Mountain Homes

Element Mountain Homes is dedicated to the highest of standards from concept to completion. Fully equipped with the latest in technology, they are capable of producing original design concepts, building permit packages, and construction working documents and are specialised in crafting custom homes. elementhomes.ca

Elk River Mountain Homes

Greendoor Construction

Fernie Vacation Properties Inc.

Koocanusa Village

Dedicated to building homes that reflect the personality and desires of the owner, while maintaining the highest standards throughout every aspect of the project. Lindal Homes builder. elkrivermountainhomes.com

Over 25 years experience of providing signature lodges, homes, timber frames, cabins and developments in Fernie, including Polar Peak Lodges, located at Fernie Alpine Resort. Fernie Vacation Properties strives to embody the lifestyle of the area whether at the golf course or ski hill. fernievacationproperties.com

Graceland Builders

From large-scale, specialty homes to renovations or home additions, Craig MacKay at Graceland Builders is directly and personally involved and successfully implements each client’s vision. CHBARM winner of best new home under $500,000. gracelandbuilders.com

With nearly 20 years of experience in the development sector, Rich Lauriston offers a broad skill set, a creative approach and strong relationships in the field. New builds to custom designs and renovations. greendoorconstruction.ca A short drive from Fernie on the iconic Lake Koocanusa, this village offers 170-acre family community of lake-accessible properties with marina slips available and a lot of space to boat on beautiful turquoise water. A multigenerational community for everyone, you’re guaranteed to make memories and build lifelong friendships. koocanusavillage.com

LWE Builders

LWE designs, manages, builds new, renovates and restores. A local, full-service building company, LWE is a 2017 Georgie Award Winner for Best Certified Custom Home and Best Custom Home. They also won Best of Houzz 2015 for Design. lwebuilders.com

Canadian Home Builders Association Winner of Best New Home Under $500,000

custom homes // renovations // incredible spaces www.gracelandbuilders.com // Craig Mackay // 250-423-8858


summER 2019 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT LISTINGS Montane Fernie

Montane offers modern mountain homesites in Fernie, offering the opportunity to live where you play. Fully-serviced lots with panoramic views of the iconic mountains found here, and access to over 20km of multi-use and groomed trails. montanefernie.ca

Pacific Homes

Custom home and cottage building packages, featuring their Pacific Smartwall technology. Proud suppliers to LWE Builders. pacific-homes.com

Parastone

Parastone is a landmark development, construction and rental management company headquartered in Fernie with nearly 20 years of experience in BC, their mission is to create unique properties that enhance the Fernie area for the enjoyment of both residents and tourists. parastone.ca

Realtors Alan Young

After a 21 year career in global foreign exchange trading markets, Alan and his family moved to Fernie in 2003. With extensive market knowledge, negotiation skills and proven results, let Alan put his 15 years as one of Fernie’s top realtors to work for you! alanyoung.ca

Carol Cohen

Working with Re/Max Elk Valley Realty Ltd., Carol has also been in resort real estate development for more than ten years. She is dedicated to helping her clients realize their real estate dreams. buyinginfernie.com

Fernie Real Estate Company Ltd.

A full-service realty company that serves a wide range of consumers. Individuals and families can feel confident that their professional staff will find them the perfect house or special “home away from home” for getaways. fernierealestate.com

Frank Hughes

A Royal Lepage Real Estate Agent representing Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford, Frank is personal, attentive, and patient with excellent knowledge of the area, great

negotiation skill and expert selling strategies. ferniesparwood.com

Loralee Thomas

Born and raised in Fernie, Loralee feels privileged to work in the town she knows and loves. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, allow Loralee the opportunity to earn your trust and service your needs while exceeding your expectations of what your realtor can and should do for you. ferniehomes.com

Ryan Frazer

Having been an active member of the community for over ten years, Ryan has the local knowledge and experience necessary for all real estate transactions. Ryan is always available to show you all this area has to offer, a true “locals only” experience. propertiesinfernie.com

Todd Fyfe

Todd moved to Fernie after 18 years in wholesale and retail management and brings a business mind and a critical sense of customer loyalty to realty. Expect a detailed and professional approach with your best interests in mind. sellingfernie.com

Home Care and Services

Fernie Property Care

Whether you’re looking for a security check, property inspection or maintenance project, Fernie Property Care can take care of your prized investment. Working with vacation home owners, full time residents and multiple unit developments, no job is too small. ferniepropertycare.ca

Foothills Silva Culture

Founded in 1991, Foothills’ background is in forestry, logging, road-building, reclamation and site preparation. More recently, they offer general contracting, providing experience on projects large and small, and supplying equipment with the ability to supply aggregate from their own pit. They value their role in the success of your project. foothillssilva.com

Goldstar Cleaning and Laundry Services

Goldstar is the area’s leading provider of contract cleaning, servicing commercial clients, construction companies and customised service arrangements for individual homes. They also offer linen and laundry drop-off service per pound. 250-423-4029

Nufloors

A collaboration of local trades organising their services to make your build more efficient. Kootenay Insulation, D’s Drywall, and White Ladder Painting collaborate as a team to provide a one-stop-shop and more complete, streamlined service. buildtrain.com

Serving the Elk Valley for 20 years, Nufloors has a wide variety of flooring options, including carpet, vinyl, ceramic tile, hardwood and laminate, many Benjamin Moore paints to choose from, Hunter Douglas window treatments and a large selection of samples in their decorating centre. 391 1st Ave

Fernie Central Reservations

Renting in Fernie

Build Train

A fully licensed call centre booking Fernie accommodations and holidays, with a large support centre of professionals that all live in the Fernie area and have your best interest at heart. ferniecentralreservations.com

Fernie Lodging Company Property Management

Whether you’re looking for seasonal accommodation, are a first time traveller or are enjoying a long term holiday, they have a range of properties to meet your needs, equipped and ready to be your home away from home. By renting through a licensed Property Manager you ensure your best interests are protected. rentinginfernie.com

Helping to ensure the maximum return on your investment, achieve your goals with your income property and ensure guest satisfaction are priorities for Fernie Lodging Company’s property management team. fernielodgingco.com

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We value Our role in the success of Your project.

SERVICES Site prep, road building and excavating complex building sites.

CONTRACTING Providing experience and knowledge in projects large and small.

OFFICE 250-423-2050 or MICK’S CELL 250-423-1868 office@foothillssilva.com • FERNIE, BC

AGGREGATES Consistent high quality products. Manufactured from river bottom gravels.

www.foothillssilva.com

SUMMER 2019 AT THE FERNIE MUSEUM SUMMER WALKING TOURS - EXPANDED DATES! Every Saturday & Sunday: June 8 – September 1, Holiday Mondays: July 1, August 5 and September 2 Times: 11am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm Discover Fernie’s unique and fascinating past on a 90-minute walking tour of historic downtown Fernie with a knowledgeable, local guide. Explore stories of a community at war, Fernie’s dark history of prohibition, and how the Great Fire of 1908 shaped the town. ‘THIS IS OUR FERNIE’ EXHIBIT & TEMPORARY EXHIBIT GALLERY Fernie’s history, heritage and culture comes to life in our ground floor permanent exhibit, special temporary exhibits are displayed in the upstairs gallery.

491 2nd Ave. Downtown Fernie 250-423-7016

www.ferniemuseum.com

FERNIE CHAUTAUQUA AND FALL FAIR September 19-22, 2019 Celebrating the history and bounty of living in the mountains. A cultural cornucopia of entertainment, food and family fun.


Outdoor Appeal

summER 2019 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT

BY Patrick Lampman So you finished building your dream house and all that is left is to complete the yard. Sounds easy, right? You grab a shovel, punch it into the earth, and quickly realise that the construction process has turned your property into wasteland of rock and compacted earth. So, now what? As a landscape designer, I always remind my clients that you get one chance to do the yard properly. The initial investment in designing a proper yard will enhance your property dramatically and reduce the stress associated with completing the project. A 3D landscape design allows you to see the potential that can occur in your yard. It allows for immediate changes to be implemented before any work has started and will save time and money in the long run. An experienced designer will also recommended plants that will work in this area and that are resistant to disease, drought and deer. The design shows where the plants will go in the yard and allows for proper spacing as the plants mature. How the perennials, shrubs, lawn, and trees interact with each other and with the house is very important to the overall finished look of the yard. In many cases, clients opt to have no lawn and request a more naturalised yard comprised of plants, stone, mulch and even water features. Once the design portion is completed, you must decide if you want to tackle the job by yourself or have an experienced and reputable company do some or all of the work for you. And this gets us back to the realisation that your shovel is not going to work very well. What will take you a whole summer to complete with your shovel can be completed with the proper machinery within a matter of

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your yard should ever look. If properly taken care of, the yard will only get better as it matures. Proper fertilisation and pruning practices will make all the difference and will create a yard that is enjoyable, beautiful and easy to manage over the years.

hours. Excavators, skid steers, dump trucks, and an experienced landscape crew can accomplish a great deal in a short amount of time. They don’t get tired or angry and have no reason to take shortcuts. They allow for deep planting beds, proper grading and the installation of large rocks and trees. They remove a large amount of rocky material that was created during the house construction and replace it with beautiful soil that facilitates proper plant growth. As the project progresses, and nears completion, you will see a noticeable difference in the appearance of your property and how the landscape makes your house feel more grounded and welcoming. When the job is fully completed, and everything is installed as per the design, this is the worst

The first yard I designed in Fernie was my own. It was a new house that was built on a property that was once a parking lot. You can imagine how compacted that earth was when the project started. This is also the first job that PlanScape, An Outdoor Design Company and Valley View Contracting did together. When I look back at the yard when it was first completed, the plants are all so small and seem out of balance with the house. But over the years, everything has grown and filled in as planned and now the yard is beautiful and very easy to maintain. So I have been in your shoes and I know what it is like to have a wasteland of a yard. Take your time thinking about what you want in and from your yard and give us a call and we will help you achieve your goals. Patrick Lampman owns and operates PlanScape, An Outdoor Design Company which works with Valley View Contracting in Fernie, BC. Fore more details, visit valleyviewcontracting.com.

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simply the Best movie theatre experience in the Kootenays from first run Block Busters to Quirky indies and everything in between. Grab some delicious theatre popcorn, sit in our newly updated seats and experience the way movies are meant to be seen and heard.

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Carol Cohen 250-278-0678 Calling Fernie Home

promises kept. 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS! Quality of service, knowledgeable sales people, courteous staff, competitive prices, professional installation and our promise that you will love your new floors.

carol@buyinginfernie.com

www.nufloorsfernie.ca 391 - 1st Avenue Fernie BC 250.423.4314 • 1.800.860.3136

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summER 2019 › services

SERVICES The greatest aspect of community is that you get back what you give. Fernie is fortunate to have many residents and visitors who appreciate what is available here, and are willing to offer their time, knowledge and experience to make Fernie an even greater place to live and visit. From trail maintenance to event planning, family resources to the environment, the span of support offered by the ever-growing number of organisations and strong cohort of volunteers, is impressive in Fernie to say the least.

Marta Proctor

City of Fernie Community Services Director I’ve had the privilege of a great career in the public service sector dedicated towards building strong, healthy and vibrant communities. One of my first jobs was as a summer camp leader with the City of Toronto. After completing University I was drawn to opportunities where I could contribute to improving quality of life by supporting community based programs and services. Approximately ten years ago, our family moved out of the very large City of Toronto to live in smaller resort areas in central Ontario. We very quickly embraced the more rural lifestyle, specifically in communities which offer a range of exciting outdoor living experiences. We have also valued and enjoyed the enhanced cultural and culinary opportunities that many resort communities offer. Moving to British Columbia has always been a family dream, especially because of the great skiing relative to Ontario. When the opportunity to work in Fernie presented itself, we were very excited about exploring this adventure. After spending approximately nine months in Fernie I can sincerely say it has exceeded my expectations. Fernie is a diverse and growing community with a great sense of spirit. There are a large number of local residents that are dedicated to ensuring that Fernie offers a wide range of valuable and exciting programs and services. I am very appreciative that I can work closely with the committed residents of Fernie to ensure that our community programs and facilities are developed and managed in a responsive and accountable manner.

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Q. Summer is voted Fernie’s best season year after year because...

Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie during the summer months is…

A. Having experienced one summer here, I can vouch for the slogan,”We came for the winter and stayed for the summer.” My first summer was filled with pleasant new adventures, long (hard) hikes, mountain biking, rafting, Wednesday Night Concert Series… the list goes on. I’m really looking forward to summer 2019 to take greater advantage of all Fernie has to offer.

A. On my bike. Believe it or not, we drove across Canada trailering our road bikes, silly thing for Fernie. Luckily I also brought my townie bike too. Since arriving I’ve had the chance to explore the extensive trail networks on a mountain bike and this winter I loved riding a Fat Bike. 

Q. The best way to cool down on a hot day is… A. Enjoy a cool beverage at one of the many great local bars and restaurants. The best part is that you can also enjoy great food and entertainment.

Q. One Fernie secret I am willing to share… A. Fernie is home to the greatest yoga and cycle instructors. Thanks to them I can’t get enough of my cycle and Yin classes!

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summer 2019 › serviceS LISTINGS City of Fernie

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For information regarding City Council and Departments, bylaws, services, parks and recreation, visit the City of Fernie official website. fernie.ca

EK Kids

A fantastic Elk Valley community organisation that organises and hosts a variety of free kids activities, information sessions, seminars and more, visit ekkids.ca for more details.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK ALL SUMMER! May 17 – Sept 2

Fernie Arts Station

The hub of Fernie’s arts and culture scene, with an art gallery, a 100 seat theatre, craft and painting studio, pottery studio and workshop/meeting spaces, there’s always something going on. theartsstation.com

Fernie Chamber of Commerce

9:30am – 5:30pm Hiking Info, Souvenirs, Maps, Directions, Etc.

You can also find our Mobile Info Tent at events throughout summer

Servicing the business community of Fernie and providing information services to visitors and new residents, the Fernie Chamber and Visitor’s Centre is located on Highway 3. They also have a comprehensive website, where you will find a member directory and information on upcoming Chamber events. ferniechamber.com

Fernie Heritage Library

Located downtown in a beautifully restored building, the Fernie Heritage Library is three floors, all offering different opportunities. For kids and family, head downstairs where numerous events are held throughout the week. The second floor holds many books and an activity and reading space. The third floor has computers, study/reading rooms and fantastic views. Look for new technological offerings! fernie.bc.libraries.coop

Fernie Museum

HWY 3 INFO CENTRE Located east of the City

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GOLF COURSE

Teck operates five steelmaking coal mines in the Elk Valley which employ over 4,000 people who raise families in the Valley, fish and swim in the river and care deeply about ensuring the environment is protected. teckelkvalley.com

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CITY OF FERNIE BRITISH COLUMBIA

Our parks feature abundant recreational options in beautiful mountain settings. You can enjoy a stroll on one of our many trails or try for a hole-in-one at the disc golf course in James White Park! For more information on our parks, visit www.fernie.ca

Elk River Riverfront

Excellent recreation/retreat/revenue property! 8.43 acres • Custom built 2,810 sq. ft. Chalet Gothic Arch Home 2 kitchens • 3 bdrms • 3 1/2 baths 2 fireplaces • 2 solarium’s MLS #2431711

EAST KOOTENAY REALTY

561A HWY 3, Fernie BC 250-423-4644 www.ferniecanada.com

Let’s find you THE perfect everything for your special day! Faye Latulippe, a Wedding Institute of Canada graduate, offers full wedding planning, month/day coordination, custom wedding packages, and private events.

Contact Frank Hughes 250-425-5555 fhughes@fernie.com

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Fernie Parks and Spaces BY Norm McInnis As you will see in this Summer Guide, Fernie is blessed with natural and built spaces that offer summer enjoyment no matter what you are looking for. A great place to start is the Historic Summer Walking Tour offered by the Fernie Museum. This tour visits 12 of Fernie’s most iconic Historic Downtown buildings and features a variety of architectural styles and photo opportunities. Begin the walking tour at #1, the Fernie Arts Station at 601 1st Avenue. Tour Length Accessible, paved sidewalks Approx. 45 minutes–1.5 hours. Within the City boundaries there are three major looped trail networks. Great Northern Loop, 5.7 km. This trail offers many opportunities for wildlife viewing around the McDougall Wetland, and Hutchinson Spring areas. Portions of this trail pass through private property and managed forest, please respect this privilege. Main Town Loop, 7.5 km. This trail circles the downtown and Annex areas of Fernie, and offers excellent access to city amenities, the Historic Downtown, and the Elk River. James White / Cokato Loop, 7.6 km. Take time before departing from the trail hub to view the interpretive panel on the local history of the coke ovens. This trail also follows part of the Coal Creek Heritage Trail and ends at Fernie’s Aquatic Centre. Fernie is world renowned for its trails. If you want more of a challenge then walking our loop systems, check out hiking and biking opportunities on Trail Forks or visit fernietrailsalliance.com.

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After enjoying a walking tour or hike on the trails it might be time to find some shade and relax at one of our parks or leisure facilities Aquatic Centre: Featuring a six-lane, 25 metre main pool, 150’ waterslide, kids pool, hot tub and steam room. Soak in the hot tub after a day’s adventure or splash and have fun to escape the heat - there is a fabulous Splash Park outside of the Aquatic Centre. Skateboard Park: An excellent spot for the skateboarder in your family. The outdoor park features several bowls and streetscapes. Rotary Park: Essentially the multi-function park of Fernie, Rotary Park features play structures for kids, grass areas, picnic sites, seating areas and a gazebo. It is the perfect place for the kids to have fun or to hold your celebration. Ridgemont Park: Ridgemont Park offers play structures for children, a large field for activities and a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. 10 Ave Park: The Annex’s neighbourhood top park features a play structure for children and a grass area for relaxing.

Annex Park: Annex Park is a quiet setting featuring picnic areas, horseshoe pits, under a canopy of trees and a large grass field and duck pond. Prentice Park: Prentice Park is comprised of two slo-pitch fields, a soccer field, a running track and a concession area. This is Fernie’s primary location for tournaments and track and field competitions. James White Park (Mount View): Situated alongside the Elk River, James White Park provides a beautiful forested area featuring towering pines, mountain scapes and a host of amenities including tennis courts, horseshoe pits, bocci courts, slo-pitch field and a minor ball field. Railway Park: Our newest park is a ten acre off-leash park in the heart of Historic Maintown. Paved walkways and plenty of open space for you and your four legged friends. Annex Park and James White Park also have off-lease areas. Norm McInnis is the CAO of the City of Fernie. For more information on the recreational amenities and services offered by the City, visit fernie.ca

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summER 2019 › getting to fernie

GETTING HERE Getting Here Located in South-eastern British Columbia, Fernie is situated near major hubs allowing quick and efficient access from anywhere in the world. It’s a three-hour drive from Calgary, Alberta, five-hour drive from Spokane, Washington, 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 easy.

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Car Rental Avis 1-800-879-2847 Budget 1-800-268-8900 Hertz 1-800-263-0600 Tilden 1-800-387-4747

Carrying your passport is necessary when travelling between the US and Canada. Visit Cbsa.gc.ca for information on border crossing, and Drivebc.ca for road conditions.

Driving Directions

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From Calgary, Alberta: Follow Deerfoot Trail south to Marquis of Lorne Trail (Hwy 22 and 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.

Taxi Services Operating 24 hours a day, Kootenay Taxi carries up to six people with room for luggage and gear and offers a personal van service to both the Calgary and Cranbrook airports. Kootenaytaxi.com, 250-423-4409

Fernie Ride Board A free ride-sharing website that allows people to offer and look for rides, carpooling, and more. Fernierideboard.com.

The Kootenay Carshare A six-month commitment, deposit and clean BC driver’s license provides access to a vehicle in Fernie, plus other vehicles around the Kootenays. Carsharecoop.ca

Elk Valley Transit System The Elk Valley Transit System travels between Elkford, Fernie and Sparwood and picks up at three locations in Fernie: the Elk Valley Hospital, Fernie Community Centre and College of the Rockies between 8:30am and 5:30pm. Health Connections provides transportation for medical appointments Wednesdays and Fridays, leaving at 9am at the Fernie Hospital and arriving at the Tamarack Mall or Cranbrook Hospital at 10:15am. Transportation departs Cranbrook at 3pm from the Cranbrook Hospital, arriving in Fernie at 4pm. Buses are equipped with racks for Bike and Ride, and passengers can travel with collapsible strollers. $2 locally/$2.50 regionally per ticket, ten for $15 or a monthly pass for $42. Bctransit.com, 1-855-417-4636

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Open June 22nd - September 2nd Elk Chairlift Open Daily

Hiking - Biking - Scenic Chairlift Rides & Sightseeing - Aerial Park Interpretive Centre - Lift Accessed Camping - Kids, Youth & Family Programs

Spring Hours (April 15 - June 21) Open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 5:00 - 9:00pm (Bar opens at 4pm)

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FEATURE TrailsHIKES AT FERNIE ALPINE RESORT SKELETON FLATS & SUMMER ROAD Skeleton Flats Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.5km/1hr one way Elevation Gain/Loss: 156m/-36m A stunning alpine hike that climbs through the ‘Dancer’ avalanche path to connect with the Summer Road. This unique ecosystem provides nutrient rich habitat for wildflowers, moose, and bears. Please stay on trail to protect glacier lilies, blue clematis, and western anemone wildflowers. Summer Road Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2.46km / 2hrs one way Elevation Gain/Loss: 320m/-21m The sub-alpine forests will thin into alpine tundra as you steadily climb this wide road through the Lizard Bowl. Enjoy premium

views from the mid-trail observation deck. A fossil zone at the end of the trail is full of examples of ancient sea life. This trail also makes a great ‘down’ route from the Skeleton Flats trail.

BOOM / GORBIE / OLD GROWTH Boom Trail / Peak to Park Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.43km/1hr one way Elevation Gain/Loss: 73m/-140m A great hike on a hot day! This wide multi-use road travels through old growth cedar forest but also offers exceptional views up the Elk Valley. Interpretive signage detailing some of the special ecological features that can be found on this trail. Multi-use trail (hike/bike).

FERNIE SUMMER HIKING MAP Gorbie Loop Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.5km /1 hr round trip loop from trailhead Elevation Gain/Loss: 69m/-101m This wide loop road descends through the Cedar Bowl drainage to connect the resort with the Fernie Provincial Park trail network. Watch for moose in the seasonal creek and willow beds to the right of trail. Hike back up or connect with View trail to return to base area. Multi-use trail (hike/bike). Old Growth Grove Difficulty: Easy Length: 1km /1 hr round trip from trailhead Elevation Gain/Loss: 91/-91m This spectacular, secluded trail meanders through a magical pocket of old growth forest to a notable stand of ancient cedar trees.

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LAKE TRAIL (2 km, 1 hr) & FIR TRAIL (3 km, 2 hrs) Rating: Easy Access: From the trail head below the Bear Lodge, head down the trail to the lake and follow the signs. A gentle hike around Island Lake. CEDAR VALLEY RAIL TRAIL (3km, elevation gain 50 m) OLD GROWTH TRAIL (1 km, elevation gain 250m) Rating: Easy. Hiking Time: 45min -1hr each. Access: The Rail Trail starts at the base parking area, 30m past the Island Lake gate and finishes at the Old Growth Trail head. 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.

MOUNT BALDY LOOP (10.5 km, elevation gain 620m, 4-6 hrs) Rating: Mod to Adv Access: From the trail head below the Bear Lodge head west following signs for the Mount Baldy Trail. From the summit, the trail traverses the Mount Baldy ridge, continuing west. TAMARACK TRAIL (8 km, elevation gain 640m, 5 hrs) VIEWPOINT (4 km, elevation gain 200m, 3 hours) Rating: Mod to Adv Access: From the trail head below the Bear Lodge head east following signs for the Tamarack Trail. The trail winds its way up the south-west slopes of Mount Fernie.

NEW! GOLDILOCKS TRAIL Length: 2.5 km / Type: Loop / Hiking Time 1.5 hrs / Elevation Gain: 210 m / Rating: Advanced / Access: The trail starts at the top of the Spineback Trail (at the second bench) and follows the valley between Baby Bear and Papa Bear peaks. It wraps around the back of Baby Bear to the Upper Nonstop saddle with dramatic views of the headwall and The Valley. The trail continues around the east side of Baby Bear and follows a series of switchbacks down the valley between Baby Bear and Mama Bear peaks. It then completes the loop back at the top of the Spineback Trail. WHEN COMBINED WITH THE SPINEBACK TRAIL – Length: 6 kms or 12 km return / Elevation Gain: 740 metres / Rating: Advanced Photo Spots: #islandlakelodge8 #islandlakelodge13 #islandlakelodge19


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Recreation

Adventure Tours

Ascent Helicopters ascenthelicopters.ca 250-423-1443 Bellevue Mine Crowsnestguide.com/ bellvuemine/ 403-564-4700 Brooks Creek Ranch brookscreekranch.com 866-288-1418 Bull River Guest Ranch bullriverguestranch.com 250-429-3750 Canyon Rafting Company 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 Bike Guides ferniebikeguides.ca Fernie Nature Club naturebob@telus.net Fernie Wilderness Adventures 1281 7th Ave 250-423-6704 Happy Hounds - Outdoor Adventures for Dogs happyhounds.ca 250-430-0043 Island Lake 602A 2nd Ave 250-423-3700 Kootenay Fly Shop 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483 Lost Creek Angler lostcreekangler.com 250-423-7561 Mountain High Adventures raftfernie.com 1-877-423-4555 Mountain Adventure Centre Fernie Alpine Resort 250-423-4655 Mountain High Travel and Tours 652 2nd Ave 250-423-6916 Thunder Meadows Cabin – Guide’s Hut 671 2nd Ave 250-423-3650 Trit Trot Farms 4991 Hwy 3 250-423-6883 Wild Nature Tours Wildnaturetours.ca 250-423-3322 VM Travels vmtravels.ca 250-946-6062

Clubs and Associations

Elk Valley Gymnastics elkvalleygymnastics.ca Fernie Ghostriders Fernieghostriders.com Fernie Judo Club 891 Mt Washburn St. Fernie Nature Club naturebob@telus.net Fernie Nordic Society fernienordic.com 250-531-0690 Fernie Mountain Bike Club bikefernie.ca Fernie Skating Club fernieskatingclub.com Fernie Snowmobile Association ferniesnowmobile.com 250-423-6489 Fernie Tennis Community tennisfernie.com Fernie Trails Alliance fernietrailsalliance.com Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club fernietrails.com Stag Leap Running Co. stagleaprunning.com

Events

Chautauqua and Fall Fair ferniechautauqua.com Fernie Half Marathon ferniehalfmarathon.com Fernie Tears & Gears stagleaprunning.com Highline 100 highline100.com Wapiti Music Festival wapitimusicfestival.com Wednesday Concert Series theartsstation.com

Fly Fishing

Elk River Guiding Company 791 7th Ave 250-423-7239

Fernie Wilderness Adventures fernieadventures.com Kootenay Fly Shop 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483 Lost Creek Angler lostcreekangler.com 250-423-7561

Gear Repair

Edge of the World 421B 2nd Ave 250-423-9292 Fernie Alpine Resort Ski Hill Rd 250-423-4655 Gear Hub 401 1st Ave 250-423-5555 The Guide’s Hut 671 2nd Ave 250-423-3650 Ski Base 432 2nd Ave 250-423-6464 Straight Line Bicycle & Skis 461B 2nd Ave 250-423-3532

Gear Purchase or Rental

Board Stiff 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 Elk River Guiding Company 791 7th Ave 250-423-7239 Fernie Golf Club Pro Shop 201 Fairway Drive 250-423-7773 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 Kootenay Fly Shop 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483 The Ski Base 432 2nd Ave 250-423-6464 Sports Alpine Ski and Sports Boutique Fernie Alpine Resort 250-423-4655 Straight Line Bicycle & Ski 461B 2nd Ave 250-423-3532

Elk Valley Communities

District of Fernie fernie..ca District of Elkford elkford.ca District of Sparwood sparwood.bc.ca

Info Services

City of Fernie 501 3rd Ave 250-423-6817 College of the Rockies 342 3rd Ave 250-423-4691 East Kootenay Kids ekkids.ca Elk Valley Employment Centre 302C 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 362 2nd Ave 250-423-7016

Indoors

College of the Rockies Indoor Climbing Wall 342 3rd Ave 250-423-4691 Crossfit Fernie 902 6th Ave 250-531-0240 Elk Valley Gymnastics 902 6th Ave Elkvalleygymnastics.ca Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th Ave 250-423-9672 Evolution Health & Fitness 1192 8th Ave 250-423-3344 Fernie Aquatic Centre 250 Pine Ave 250-423-4655 Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842

Fernie Heritage Library 492 3rd Ave 250-423-4458 Fernie Judo Club 961 891 Mt Washburn St. Fernie Leisure Services 250 Pine Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Martial Arts 4 Mount Washburn Rd 250-430-3155 Fernie Memorial Arena Highway 3 250-423-2254 Fernie Museum 362 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Fernie Old School Boxing 661B 2nd Ave 250-423-0272 Soar Studios 461 1st Ave soarstudios.ca Vogue Theatre 321 2nd Ave 250-423-7111

Lake Country, Parks and Outdoor Fun

3&93 Dairy Bar Junction Road, East Kootenay B 250-529-7363 Baynes Lake Market Jaffray, Baynes Lake, BC 250-429-3519 Fernie Mountain Market Rotary Park 250-423-7799 Fernie RV Resort ferniervresort.com H2O School Ltd. H2oschoolbc.com 250-278-7873 Island Lake Lodge 602A 2nd Ave 250-423-3700 Kikomun Creek Provincial Park 250-422-3003 Koocanusa Campsite 9800 Caven Creek Rd 250-529-7484 Koocanusa Village koocanusavillage.com Mount Fernie Provincial Park Campsite 250-422-3003 Newgate Sandy Shores Resort Newgate Rd, Lake Koocanusa 250-887-3272 Sunshine Houseboats Sunshinehouseboats.com 1-877-489-2610

Rafting

Canyon Rafting Company canyonraft.com 250-423-7226 Mountain High Adventures raftfernie.com 1-877-423-4555

Travel

Flight Centre Travel Associates Amy Hare 250-423-0910 Mountain High Travel & Tours 652 2nd Ave 250-423-6916

Health and Wellness Animal Care

Barkside Pets 1201 6th Ave 250-423-4332 Cathy Smith-Clark Dog Training 250-423-7257 Happy Hounds happyhounds.ca 250-423-6695 Pet Tech Care 250-278-PETS Pampered Paws Kennel 4991 Hwy 3 pamperedpawsfernie.com Tanglefoot Vet 1161 7th Ave 250-423-2620

Acupuncture

Fernie Physiotherapy 901 5th Ave. 250-423-3423 Jade River Healing Centre 901 5th Ave 250-423-7667 Thunder Meadows Massage – Accupuncture thundermeadowsmassage.ca


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Alpine Pathways Psychological Services alpinepathwaypsychology.com Cristallin Toullec - Life Coaching 250-464-5938 Evolve Ink Coaching & Consulting 571b 2nd Ave 250-423-6697 Fernie Counselling and Consulting ferniecounselling.com 250-423-2608 McDermid & McDermid Counselling Associates 10 Pine Cres 250-423-6785 Snow Valley Counselling Ltd. 862 3rd Ave 250-531-0048

Chiropractic

Alpine Chiropractic 701a 4th Ave 250-423-1452 Elk Valley Family Chiropractic 831 7th Ave 250-423-3003 Fernie Chiropractic 901 5th Ave 250-423-4800 Kootenay Chiropractic and Sports Performance 1301 7th Ave 778-519-5287 Pure Life Family Chiropractic Silver Rock Condos 778-519-1122

Dental

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

Doula Services

Rachel Cline mothernurturedoulas.com 250-946-6322 Rebecca Vaughan RMT 632 2nd Ave 250-423-2673 Tanya Malcolm tanyamalcolm.com 250-278-0666

Fitness Centres

Crossfit Fernie 902 6th Ave 250-531-0240 Evolution Health & Fitness 1192 8th Ave 250-423-3344 Fernie Fitness 561 Hwy 3 250-531-1004 Soar Studios 461 1st Ave soarstudios.ca

Hair Salons

Blue Lime Hair Co. 601 2nd Ave 250-423-4334 ET Hair Studio 462 2nd Ave 250-423-4813 Lysh Hair Salon 461A 2nd Ave 250-423-5001 Mirror Images Hair Studio 991 7th Ave 250-423-7615 New Roots Hair Co. 661 C 2nd Ave 250-423-1084 Sparrow Hair 641 7th Ave 250-423-7175 Walter’s Hair Studio 591 2nd Ave 250-423-3320

Massage/Esthetics

Active Living Massage RMT activelivingmassage.ca 250-430-7055 Elaine’s Massage 561 Hwy 3 250-423-1511 Enchanted Esthetics enchantedestheticsfernie.com 250-430-1289 Esthetics by Danielle Emery 571 2nd Ave 403-700-9374 Fernie Massage, RMT ferniemassage.ca 250-423-0155 Fernie Mountain Massage Therapy Clinic 1571 2nd Ave 250-423-5522

Island Lake Spa islandlakecatskiing.com 250-423-3700 Jade River Healing Centre 901 5th Ave 250-423-7667 Jeremy Grassick RMT 632 2nd Ave 250-423-3423 King Fir Spa 4559 Timberline Cres 250-423-6878 The Massage Place 592 3rd Ave 250-423-9677 Névé Spa at Lizard Creek Lodge 5346 Highline Dr 250-423-2057 Rebecca Vaughan RMT 632 2nd Ave 250-423-2673 Roberta Milne RMT 522 8th Ave. 250-278-0537 Spa 901 901-2nd Ave 250-423-7722 Stephanie Hanson, BC RMT 901 5 Ave. 250-423-3423 Summit Massage 571B 2nd Ave 250-430-7244 Three Sisters Day Spa 472 2nd Ave 250-423-6395 Thunder Meadows Massage thundermeadowsmassage.ca Trillium Day Spa 632 2nd Ave 250-423-7774

Medical Clinics

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 Wild Heart Therapies and Farmacy 561M Hwy 3 250-531-0154

Medical Services

Addiction Services 250-423-4423 Alcohol Anonymous 250-423-2131 Celebrate Recovery celebraterecovery.ca 250-423-4112 Community Services 250-423-8266 Drugs and Alcohol Referral 1-800-663-1441 Home Support 250-423-8265 Poison Control Centre 1-800-567-8911

Natural Food and Supplies

The Cottonwood Tree 602C 2nd Ave 250-423-8081 Good Earth Natural Alternatives 601 2nd Ave 250-423-7121 The Healing Hollow 472 2nd Ave 250-423-6800 Wild Heart Therapies and Farmacy 561M Hwy 3 250-531-0154

Optometric

Pro Vision 492 2nd Ave 250-423-3346 Rocky Mountain Optometry 642 2nd Ave 250-423-4467

Pharmacies

Kevin’s Independent Grocer (Pharmacy) 1792 A 9th Ave 250-423-3264 IGS Value Drug Mart 482 2nd Ave 250-423-4511 The Cottonwood Tree 602C 2nd Ave 250-423-8081

Good Earth Natural Alternatives 601 2nd Ave 250-423-7121 Save On Foods (Pharmacy) 792 2nd Ave 250-423-4607 Wild Heart Therapies and Farmacy 561M Hwy 3 250-531-0154

Rehabilitation and Athletic Resources

Ahead of the Curve Physiotherapy aheadofthecurvept.com 250-430-2115 Cristallin Toullec – Osteopathic Practitioner 571B 2nd Ave 250-464-5839 Elk Valley Wellness Centre interiorhealth.ca 250-425-6212 Fernie Athletic Therapy & Rehabilitation 901 5th Ave 250-423-4800 Fernie Fitness 561 Hwy 3 250-531-1004 Fernie Physiotherapy 901 5th Ave 250-423-3423 Fluid Motion Therapy fluidmotiontherapy.com 250-946-6722 Mountain Life Pilates 902A 6th Ave 403-918-6121 Play it Forward Sports Thearapy playitforwardtherapy.com 250-430-1007 Return to Health Physiotherapy 571b 2nd Ave 250-430-7419 Sarah’s Active Rehabilitation sarahsactiverehab.com 250-423-9167

Yoga and Pilates

Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th 250-423-9672 Evolution Health & Fitness 1192 8th Ave 250-423-3344 Heather Ivany Yoga heatherivanyyoga.com King Fir Spa and Wellness 4559 Timberline Cresc. 250-423-8215 Lizard Creek Lodge 5346 Highline Dr. 250-423-2057 Soar Studios soarstudios.ca Yoga Netra yoganetra.com

Arts and Culture Bars/Lounges

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 Cirque Restaurant 5346 Highline Dr 250-423-2057 Fernie Distillers 531 1st Ave ferniedistillers.com Kodiak Lounge 892 6th Ave 250-423-6811 Nevados 531 2nd Ave 250-423-5566 The Pub Bar & Grill 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871 Royal Canadian Legion #36 551 1st Ave 250-423-6606 The Rusty Edge 5369 Ski Hill Road 778-519-5206

Clubs

The Fernie Hotel & Pub 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444 The Northern 561 2nd Ave 250-423-3075 The Royal 501 1st Ave 250-946-5395

Cultural Venues

The Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044

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Fernie Heritage Library 492 3rd Ave 250-423-4458 Fernie Museum 491 2nd Ave 250-423-7016

Live Music

The Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Infinitea 501 1st Ave 250-430-7168 Kodiak Lounge 892 6th Ave 250-423-6811 Loaf 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702 The Rusty Edge 5369 Ski Hill Road 778-519-5206 The Valley Social 562 2nd Ave 778-519-5272

Tasting Rooms

Fernie Brewing Company 26 Manitou Rd. 250-423-7797 Fernie Distillers ferniedistillers.com 551 1st Ave

Movie Theatres

Vogue Theatre 321 2nd Ave 250-423-7111

Shopping Art Studios

Brian Pollock 532B 2nd Ave 250-430-7114 Clawhammer Letterpress clawhammer.ca 250-946-6400 Decoro Portrait decoroportraits.com 250-423-3023 Element 7 Nine 592 3rd Ave element7nine.com Eye of the Needle 260 5 St. 250-423-0412 Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Kyle Hamilton 341C 3rd Ave 250-423-0904 Stephanie’s Glass & Art 532 2nd Ave 250-423-3944 Studio 562 - leannestothert.com

Fashion, Apparel, and Accessories

Board Stiff 542 2nd Ave 250-423-3473 Coal Town Goods 591B 2nd Ave 250-423-0949 Commit 462A 2nd Ave 250-423-2669 Edge of the World 421B 2nd Ave 250-423-9292 Element 7 Nine 592 3rd Ave Element7nine.com Elevation Showcase 598 2nd Ave 250-423-3328 Elk River Guiding Company 791 7th Ave 250-423-7239 Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th 250-423-9672 Fernie Brewing Company 26 Manitou Rd 250-423-7797 Fernie Golf Club Pro Shop 201 Fairway Drive 250-423-7773 Freyja Lifestyle Fashion 602B 2nd Ave 250-423-0713 Gear Hub 401 1st Ave 250-423-5555 Giv’ Er Shirt Works 672A 2nd Ave 250-423-6615 Ghostrider Trading Company 661 2nd Ave 250-423-5541 The Green Petal 421C 2nd Ave 250-423-4486 Grow Children’s Boutique 482 2nd Ave 250423-4769 The Guide’s Hut 671 2nd Ave 250-423-3650 Heaven Boutique 672C 2nd Ave 250-423-6652 Hempire 571 2nd Ave 250-423-4144 Kootenay Fly Shop 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483

Mark’s Work Wearhouse Ghostrider Crossing 1791B 9th Ave 250-423-3695 No3 522 2nd Ave 250-423-2171 Odyssey 692 2nd Ave 250-423-5620 The Red Apple 1101 Hwy 3 250-423-3484 Ski Base 432 2nd Ave 250-423-6464 Salvation Army 741C 2nd Ave 250-423-4661 Sports Alpine Ski and Sports Boutique Fernie Alpine Resort 250-423-4655 Straight Line Bicycle and Ski 461B 2nd Ave 250-423-3532 Wild Things Children’s Resale Boutique 672D 2nd Ave 250-423-6652

Groceries

7-Eleven Food Store 1261 Hwy 3 250-423-7662 Back Country Meats & Sausage 1091 Hwy 3 250-423-6656 Barkside Pets 1201 6th Ave 250-423-4332 BC Liquor Store 792 2nd Ave 250-423-6006 The Cottonwood Tree 602C 2nd Ave 250-423-8081 Crumbs Cakery 562 2nd Ave 250-423-2006 Elk Valley Wine & U-brew 592 8th Ave 250-423-3530 Fas Gas Plus 621 Hwy 3 250-423-3275 Fernie Brewing Company 26 Manitou Rd. 250-423-7797 Fernie Meat Market & Deli 512 5th Ave 250-423-4212 Fernie Mountain Spirits 1641 7th Ave 250-423-6522 Good Earth Natural Alternatives 601 2nd Ave 250-423-7121 Happy Cow 561B Hwy 3 250-423-8381 Kevin’s Your Independent Grocer 1792 A 9th Ave 250-423-3264 Le Grand Fromage 692B 2nd Ave 778-519-5050 Mountain Pantry Grocery & Liquor 5339 Ski Hill Rd 250-423-2431 The Red Apple 1101 Hwy 3 250-423-3484 Save On Foods 792 2nd Ave 250-423-4607 Spirits Cold Beer & Wine Store 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871 Tipple Cold Beer & Fine Wines 792 2nd Ave 250-423-3012

Home, Garden and Gifts

Barkside Pets 791 2nd Ave 250-423-4332 Beanpod 691A 2nd Ave 778-519-5008 Bisaro Woodworking 792 3rd Ave 250-423-7329 Brecan Interiors Furniture Studio 441C 2nd Ave 250-423-0560 Canadian Tire Ghostrider Crossing 1791 9th Ave 250-423-4222 Coal Town Goods 591B 2nd Ave 250-423-0949 Element 7 Nine 592 3rd Ave Element7nine.com Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Hearth and Home 24B Manitou Road 250-423-4216 Fernie Home Hardware Building Centre 300 Manitou Rd. 250-581-1520 Ghostrider Trading Company 661 2nd Ave 250-423-5541 The Good Earth 601 2nd Ave 250-423-7121

The Green Petal 421C 2nd Ave 250-423-4486 The Healing Hollow 472 2nd Ave 250-423-6800 Heaven Boutique 672C 2nd Ave 250-423-6652 IGS 441 2nd Ave 250-423-4496 Interior Envy 441 2nd Ave 250-430-7883 Le Grand Fromage 692B 2nd Ave 778-519-5050 Naked Earth Pottery 702A 3rd Ave 250-423-4008 No 3 522 2nd Ave 250-423-2171 Nufloors 391 1st Ave 250-423-4314 Polar Peek Books & Treasures 592 2nd Ave 250-423-3736 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 581A 2nd Ave 250-423-2680 Snow Valley Spa & Leisure 1541 9th Ave 250-423-3370 The Source 362A 2nd Ave 250-423-3527 Stephanie’s Glass & Art 532 2nd Ave 250-423-3944 The Urban Settler 701 2nd Ave 250-423-0820

Professional Services

Claris Media 361A 1st Ave 250-423-4062 CP Catering enjoyfernie.com 250-423-7367 Goldstar Cleaning and Laundry 1591 10th Ave 250-423-4029 Happy Hounds happyhounds.ca 250-423-6695 Launstein Imagery launsteinimagery.com Lush Kootenay lushkootenay.com Teck Resources teck.com

Sports and Lifestyle

Board Stiff 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 Fernie Golf Club Pro Shop 201 Fairway Dr. 250-423-7773 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

Food and Beverage See Dining Guide on page 70

Where To Stay

See Accommodation Guide on pages 75

Real Estate and Developments Developments

Alpine Trails alpinelivinggroup.com 1-866-232-1270 Bossio Road Properties 250-423-1148 Burma Road Estates fernielistings.com 250-423-1921 Burton Lake Estates ferniesparwood.com 250-423-5555


summER 2019 › directory The Cedars thecedars.ca Fernie Golf Estates ferniegolfestates.com 1-866-423-6873 Koocanusa Village koocanusavillage.com Montane Fernie montanefernie.ca 250-423-4136 Timberline Lodge timberlinelodge.com 1-866-423-6873

Developers/Builders

Alpine Trails alpinetrails.com 866-232-1270 Black Pine Builders blackpinebuilders.com 250-423-3999 Brecan Homes ferniebcgeneralcontractor.ca 778-402-6370 The Cedars thecedars.ca Element Homes elementhomes.ca Elk River Mountain Homes elkrivermountainhomes.com 250-423-4229 Fernie Vacation Properties fernievacationproperties.com 250-423-6878 Graceland Builders gracelandbuilders.com 250-423-8858 Green Door Construction greendoorconstruction.ca 250-423-0960 Lindal Homes elkrivermountainhomes.com 250-423-4229 LWE Builders lwebuilders.com 250-423-3100 Pacific Homes pacific-homes.com Parastone Developments Ltd. parastone.ca 250-423-4136

Property and Home Care

Build Train buildtrain.com D’s Drywall 250-423-0120 Elk Valley Painting & Decorating elkvalleypainting.com 250-430-3853 Fernie Central Reservations ferniecentralreservations.com 250-423-2077 Fernie Hearth and Home ferniehearthandhome.com 250-423-4216 Fernie Lodging Company Property Management fernielodgingco.com 800-667-9911 Fernie Mow & Snow Land Care mowandsnow.ca 250-423-1665 Fernie Property Care 802-A 2nd avenue 779-519-5190 First Peak Home Inspections firstpeakhomeinspections.ca 250-423-0424 Foothills Silva Culture foothillssilva.com 250-423-1868 Goldstar Cleaning and Laundry 1591 10th Ave 250-423-4029 Grizzly Bear Spa and Property Maintenance 772 8th Ave 250-946-7217 Hourglass Window Cleaning Hourglasswindowcleaning.com 250-859-0700 Kootenay Insulation 888-294-6613 Nufloors 391 1st Ave 250-423-4314 Renting in Fernie rentinginfernie.com 1-800-622-5007 Valley View valleyviewcontracting.com White Ladder Painting whiteladderpainting.com 250-430-1872

Realtors

Alan Young alanyoung.ca 250-430-1245 Carol Cohen buyinginfernie.com 250-278-0678

Fernie Real Estate Company 1602 9th Ave 250-423-2000 Frank Hughes ferniesparwood.com 250-423-5555 Loralee Thomas ferniehomes.com 250-430-1070 Ryan Frazer propertiesinfernie.com 250-531-0303 Re/Max Elk Valley Realty 1241 7th Ave 250-423-4444 Royal Lepage East Kootenay Realty 561A Hwy 3 250-423-4644 Todd Fyfe sellingfernie.com 250-423-8989

Community Services Churches

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 Knox United Church of Canada 201 2nd Ave 250-423-6010 Mountainside Community Church 1622 10th Ave 250-423-4112 Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle 1362 8th Ave 250-423-4114

Resources

Alcohol and Drug Counseling 802 B 2nd Ave 250-423-4423 Canada Post Office 491 3rd Ave 250-423-7555 Celebrate Recovery 1622 10th Ave 250-423-4112 City Hall 501 3rd Ave 250-423-6817 College of the Rockies 342 3rd Ave 250-423-4691 District of Elkford elkford.ca Drive 99.1 FM 250-423-4449 East Kootenay Addictions Services Association 802 2nd Ave 250-423-4423 Elk Valley District Hospital 1501 5th Ave 250-423-4453 Elk Valley Employment Centre C-302 2nd Ave 250-423-4204 Emergencies 911 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 ferniefix.com 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 362-B 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Interior Health Interiorhealth.ca 250-420-2442 RCMP 250-423-4404

Women’s Resource & Drop In Centre 691A 4th Ave 250-423-4687

Financial

CIBC 501 2nd Ave 250-423-4426 East Kootenay Community Credit Union 1601 9th Ave 250-423-9222 Scotia Bank 502 3rd Ave 250-423-8440 TD Canada Trust 391 2nd Ave 250-423-2100

Organizations

Elk River Alliance elkriveralliance.ca 250-423-3322 Elk Valley Bear Aware Bearaware.bc.ca 250-423-6406 EK Kids ekkids.ca Emily Brydon Youth Foundation emilybrydon.com 250-423-4782 Fernie Arts Co-op fernieartscoop.com 250-423-7044 Fernie Chamber of Commerce ferniechamber. com 102 Commerce Road 250-423-6868 Fernie Childcare Society fmcs.ca 250-423-3313 Fernie & District Arts Council theartsstation.com 250-423-4842 Fernie & District Historical Society ferniemuseum.com 362 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Fernie District Search and Rescue 102 Commerce Road 250-423-8366 Fernie Mountain Bike Club bikefernie.ca Fernie Nature Club naturebob@telus.net Fernie Ride Board fernierideboard.com Fernie Skating Club fernieskatingclub.com Fernie Trails Alliance fernietrailsalliance.com Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club fernietrails.com L’Association Francophone des Rocheuses Du Sud afros.ca Lions Club 250-423-6335 Rotary Club Fernierotary.org 250-423-7016 Salvation Army 741C 2nd Ave 250-423-4661 Tourism Fernie tourismfernie.com 250-423-2037 Wildsight 891 2nd Ave wildsight.ca 250-423-3322

Schools

Bright Beginnings 1601 2nd Ave 250-423-8653 College of the Rockies 342 3rd Ave 250-423-4691 Ecole Sophie-Morigeau 44 Mt. Washburn 778-519-1115 Fernie Academy 492 3rd Ave 250-423-0212 Fernie Creative Minds Preschool 44 Mt Washburn 250-423-1144 Fernie Early Childhood Development 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 Little Me Playcare 521 4th Ave, littlemeplaycare@gmail.com Outdoor Connections Beyond Four Walls Forest School connectoutdoors.ca

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This guide to help you in learning more about Fernie! This piece was built with you in mind, providing as much of a local’s perspective as p...

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