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Welcome to Fernie, BC by Krista Turcasso and Claire Lewis | 7 RECREATION | 11

How to Have an Amazing Summer in Fernie by Miss Smith’s Grade 3 Class | 15 A Guide to Trail Running in Fernie by Abi Moore, Stag Leap Running Co. | 17 Great Rides for Every Level in Fernie by Krista Turcasso | 21

Five Tips to Help Your Golf Game by Michael Van Horne, CPGA Head Pro at FGCC | 25 Kids’ Guide to Summer by Krista Turcasso | 27 HEALTH AND WELLNESS | 33

Summer Sorts Injury Prevention by Bob Maudie, Fernie Physiotherapy | 36 ARTS AND CULTURE | 39

Historical Walking Tour by Ron Ulrich, Fernie Museum | 43 EVENTS | 48

SHOPPING | 51

A Fashion-Forward, Shangri-La Summer by Jesse Bell | 55 FOOD AND DRINK | 59 Dining Guide | 60

Patio Beverages in Fernie This Summer by Krista Turcasso | 63 WHERE TO STAY | 65

Accommodation Guide | 66

REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT | 69 Let Summer In by Tara Higgins | 75 SERVICES | 76

Getting Here / Area Map | 78 Island Lake Lodge | 79 Bike/Hike Trails | 80

Fernie Alpine Resort | 82

DIRECTORY | 83

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY › Kent fly fishing on the ever majestic waters of the Fernie backcountry. Photo by Mike McPhee, www.mikemcphee.com

THIS PAGE › Matt Dennis taking in the views of the Lizard Range. Photo by Nick Nault, www.nicknaultphotography.ca

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BY KRISTA TURCASSO AND CLAIRE LEWIS

EVERY YEAR, I SPEND A LOT OF TIME THINKING ABOUT AND WRITING THIS OPENING. TRYING TO FIND ALL OF THE RIGHT WORDS, THE BEAUTIFUL WORDS, AND PIECING THEM TOGETHER IN AN EFFORT TO CONVEY TO YOU OUR LOVE FOR THIS PLACE AND WHY IT IS SO SPECIAL TO SO MANY. ››› This spring, I was approached by an individual interested in writing for us. Having lived in Fernie for a year and a half, and her time here quickly and sadly coming to an end, she wanted to share with our readers her love and appreciation for this place. I was in the midst of deciding on content for this guide, and it dawned on me – how refreshing would it be to provide an outside perspective? An eloquent and honest review of what made Fernie stand out to her, what enticed her to stay longer than originally intended, and ultimately what has shaped her moving forward? This Love Letter to Fernie is touching, and helpful in understanding why Fernie is truly a special place to be whether for a few days or a lifetime. Welcome.

A LOVE LETTER TO FERNIE For the last eighteen months I have been one of you lucky ones who call Fernie ‘home’. When my partner and I decided to make the most of Canada’s working holiday visa just before we turned thirty, we had many images in our mind and hopes in our heart of what to expect – but Fernie has exceeded our expectations beyond imagination. We are the classic ex-pat couple who came for a winter and stayed for a summer (and another) and it was the summer that really stunned me and revealed to me the multi-facetted community and environment that is Fernie. My Canadian adventure is starting to draw to a close and the UK will soon be home once again, but I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to some of the more subtle gems that make this place so incredibly special.

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As we move into the season of summer the sidewalks and bike trails start to appear and I am reminded of what a privilege it is (although it should be the norm) to live in a place where both are kept immaculately with very little littering. This demonstrates the great respect the community and the town’s visitors have for the environment that surrounds them. The culture and attitude around the maintenance of the bike trails is an inspiration in itself – the admirable work of all the volunteers who meet on Thursday nights deserves a nod of respect from all as well as the respect for that hard work when rain inevitably falls by taking the day off biking and letting the earth rest. Fernie is a place to make dreams a reality. Whatever the vision, many individuals find the strength to voice theirs and as they do, they find members and groups

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SHRED KELLY’S COLOUR RUN, A COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER FOR THE ARTS | NICK NAULT PHOTO in the community are right behind them, supporting, assisting and cheering them on. In the last eighteen months I have received the benefits of a number of individuals who have done just that: the beautiful Grace who founded FIRE to ensure everyone had the opportunity to partake in winter sports; Heather, who established WOW to provide an un-intimidating place for women to share good times on two wheels; Marlene, who opened the Castle’s doors as a place to inspire movement for all; Rachel and Tanya, who have made the Goddess Rising festival an annual event, as well as numerous other events and ventures that fill both mine and Fernie’s vibrant diary. The limitless imagination and entrepreneurialism has had a profound effect on me to stay true to my dreams and make them happen. Whilst living here I have worked in a number of different roles and participated in an even greater number of activities. One of the greatest gifts Fernie has given me is experiencing first-hand the complete integration of people of different ages. Whether it’s on the trails, at the gym, in the community garden, in life-drawing classes, in the park, by the river or at yoga, there is always the most wonderful rainbow of

ages present. Here, age is not viewed as a limitation (at either end of that rainbow) and there is a great respect between generations. Both of these values are not always common in the developed world and it has been a life lesson witnessing and being a part of it. One priceless experience and lesson that I will take from this magical place and cherish forever is the importance of presence. It’s all well and good reading and preaching about the need to stay present, but this is a practice and habit that is naturally normal amongst this community. There is an underlying rhythm dictated by the seasons, but each day and week can bring so much variety and surprise to everyone here. If the sun is out and the trails are dry, work is tidied up quickly that morning or can wait till the evening. Every opportunity is embraced and every day is received as a gift not to be wasted. Fernie, you are truly a special place. Your landscape and community are both inspiring and comforting as you continue to welcome new visitors and residents each season with un-faltered energy and kindness. Thank you, Claire Lewis

INTERESTING SUMMER FACTS Location: Southeast corner of British Columbia, Canada, fully encircled by the Canadian Rockies. Just 45 minutes from both the Alberta and US borders. Population: 4,448 permanent residents with an additional 2,000 outside city limits and a substantial seasonal population. Temperature: Average high in degrees Celsius is 20.6 in June, 25.1 in July, 25.1 in August and 19.3 in September. Trail Network: There is 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 1897. 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 William Fernie. Festivals: Fernie hosts three festivals each summer, the Roll and Sole Trail Festival, the Wapiti Music Festival and Bibbity Bobbity Boo, Fernie’s children’s festival.

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RECREATION THIS MAY BE WHAT LURED YOU TO OUR LITTLE CORNER OF BC, IN THE BEAUTIFUL ROCKY MOUNTAINS – THE VARIED AND ABUNDANT ACTIVITIES FERNIE PROVIDES. WHILE IT MAY HAVE GOTTEN ITS INITIAL FAME FROM FERNIE SNOW VALLEY, NOW FERNIE ALPINE RESORT, TODAY OUR SUMMERS RIVAL OUR WINTERS WITH MANY CHOOSING THIS TIME OF THE YEAR AS THEIR FAVOURITE TIME TO EXPLORE AND RECREATE. FROM WATER SPORTS AT THE LAKES LOCATED NEARBY OR ALONG THE ELK RIVER, TO SESSIONS AT THE BIKE OR SKATE PARK. FROM TRAIL RUNNING, TO 18-HOLES AT THE FERNIE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB. YOU WON’T BE LACKING IN OPTIONS DURING YOUR TIME HERE, AND WILL NOTICE AN ACTIVE AND VIBRANT COMMUNITY DURING YOUR TIME HERE. A COMMUNITY THAT VALUES AND ENJOYS ALL THAT IS ON OFFER, WHETHER HERE FOR A LIFETIME OR A WEEKEND.

CARTER NIEUWESTEEG BIKER

Growing up in Fernie I’ve always had passion for outdoor activities, especially for mountain biking. Cycling has been a pretty big part of my life as riding the trails around Fernie seems like second nature. I’ve participated in a handful of sports like ski racing, soccer, and hockey, but cycling was the only sport that really stuck with me through all the years. Now, I’ve translated my love for the sport into racing, which has taken me to some pretty amazing places along the way. I’m very excited to see where I can go with cycling, and I’m thankful for everyone in the community who has helped me develop a passion for the sport, as well as succeed in it.

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Since my involvement, cycling and the community has really morphed into one thing, as everyone is so passionate about the sport here. No matter where you look in Fernie there’s always something bike related. When I was younger there were no youth mountain bike programs like there are today. Not only has that changed but also the trail network. Fernie now has a labyrinth of trails in each part of the valley, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the community who maintains and expands them. It’s pretty special to see how cycling in Fernie has taken off not only on the trails, but within the community as a whole.

bonds between friends, family, and the rest of the community. Mountain biking in Fernie has been very important to Fernie, and it always will be. It’s great to see programs like The Fernie Flyers getting youth more involved in the sport of mountain biking at a young age. Furthermore, races like the Fernie 3 really showcase what Fernie has to offer, from its epic trails to its welcoming hospitality. I hope Fernie will continue to grow and expand the sport for many years to come.

I think one of the most valuable things a community can have is outdoor activities. They teach valuable life lessons, generate revenue for the community, and strengthen

A. From the top of Hyper Ventilation. The view is always better after a little hard work.

Q. The best place to take in a Fernie view…

Q. I unwind after a busy summer day by… A. Floating the Elk River. Nothing beats river floats after a busy summer day. Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie is… A. With two wheels and a lot of travel. Q. In my opinion, summer wins “Best Season” each year in the Fernie Fix Best of Fernie because…  A. Of its world-class riding, countless outdoor activities, and friendly small town vibe.

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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, spa services and beautiful accommodations. www.islandlakecatskiing.com

WILD NATURE TOURS Whether you’re a visitor or a resident, Wild Nature Tours has a guided adventure for you. Offering safe access to the best hikes in the region accompanied by local insights, cool facts about plants and wildlife, as well as colourful stories about Fernie’s past. wildnaturetours.ca

EXCURSIONS

3&93 DAIRY BAR

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.

EVENTS

DOWNTOWN SOCIALS

Four Sundays this July and August, each with its own theme, 2nd Ave. is shut to traffic, and activity and shopping fills the sidewalks and streets. July 10, July 17, July 31, and August 14. www.ferniechamber.com

FERNIE HALF MARATHON

Every fall, the Fernie Half Marathon takes place utilizing the beautiful trails of Fernie. This year, the event is October 2 and includes a 10km, half marathon and relay. www. ferniehalfmarathon.com

HIGHLINE 100

Taking place August 6, this century road ride is a fun event, raising funds for the Elk Valley Hospital Foundation and FIRE – Adaptive Snow Program. Bikers can choose 60, 100 or 160kms, and celebrate with a dinner and dance. www.highline100.com

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Taking place September 17 at the Fernie Golf and Country Club, this fundraiser helps to keep a critical emergency response medical transport system in our community. www. golffernie.com.

WEDNESDAY CONCERT SERIES

Every Wednesday evening in July and August, downtown Fernie comes to life with live music, food trucks, and a refreshment garden, outside of the Arts Station. www. ferniefix.com

FLY FISHING

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GOLFING

FERNIE GOLF AND COUNTRY 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. www.golffernie.com

RAFTING

CANYON RAFT

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

MOUNTAIN HIGH ADVENTURES

Mountain High offers adventures to thrill anyone from heart pounding white water to scenic floats. New this year is the SupSquatch - a giant Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard, Surf it, Paddle it, Run River Rapids, have the time of your life. www.raftfernie.com

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Fernie is home to a variety of park spaces, the Fernie Aquatic Centre which includes an indoor pool and gym and outdoor splash park, tennis facility, a skate park and bike park. Visit www.fernie.ca for full details.

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HOW TO HAVE AN AMAZING SUMMER IN FERNIE

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WE ASKED A GRADE 3 CLASS FROM ISABELLA DICKEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHAT THEY WOULD RECOMMEND VISITORS TO FERNIE DO WHILE HERE THIS SUMMER, AND HERE IS WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY. ››› “Make sure to buy tickets for Wapiti. It has live music and lots of food trucks from all over Fernie. While the kids play and dance, the adults can have a drink in the beer house!” Kye Tuggle

“Definitely go to the public library because it’s full of lots of interesting facts or instructions and it’ll fill your brain with knowledge. I suggest you try it out.” Danika Blais

“Do you need a place to park your trailer or set up your tent? Why don’t you try Fernie’s Provincial Park! The park has nice roads that you can bike on, walking paths, and beautiful unique trees surrounding the sites. Don’t worry about using your trailer bathroom or going in the wilderness, because the Provincial Park has nice quality bathroom facilities.” Jessi Melenka

“Are you tired of swimming inside? Well, you can get wet at the splash park at the Fernie Aquatic Centre! It is a fun place for kids because they can run around, going through the frog tunnel and get soaked by the dump buckets.” Dane DeMarchi

“Feel like shopping but not wanting to stay indoors? Try going to the Farmer’s Market! They have a variety of homemade wearable things and loads of organic food.” Deven MacGregor “Make sure you definitely go trail riding but always start easy before attempting a huge hard trail like Big Money.” Grace Simms “Don’t you ever get tired of having random things for supper like chicken wings, pizza or salad? Check out Yamagoya – one of only two places to get sushi in Fernie! Bring a group of five or ten friends at 5pm and grab a personal room and play a game of cards while waiting for your order at this awesome Japanese restaurant.” Maddox Johnson

“If you’re downtown on a hot summer day you should go to Beanpod and try their scrumptious gelato! If you’re like me and you like machines, peek into the window where you can watch the chocolates being made by the machines!” Parker Wallace “Go for a run along the dike. Running makes you feel so relieved when you’re done. And after, stop by Freshies for a steam milk and a tasty homemade chocolate chip cookie!” Ben Shopland “Try to find time to go and get active. There are plenty of fields to play sports like soccer and baseball. Fernie also has one of the best outdoor tennis courts, too! If you need any gear, check out the Gear Hub and they will fit you with anything you need.” Jesse Stull “Check out the ski hill and go for a hike, but make sure to look out for the bikers and be

loud for the bears. Also, try the Zip Line if you are not afraid of heights!” Jackson Hobbs “Definitely visit Happy Cow after a long bike ride and treat yourself to a magnificent Rocky Road ice cream. You can even get a puppy cone for your dog!” Lauralie Collins “Try fishing Kookanusa Lake or the Elk River with your papa. You can keep some fish but have to release the rest. I love sitting on rocks, it is so peaceful while you’re waiting for a fish to bite.” Nolan Mertz “Go check out Castle Rock. It is a great twohour hike or bike and when you reach the top, you can see the entire town of Fernie. ‘It’s beautiful up here.’” Carly Beck “You have to check out the skate park by the tracks. The skate park is awesome for shredding poles and doing jumps plus sometimes there is even a refreshing Gatorade stand.” Owen Hodge “Definitely stop by the Bridge Bistro for dinner. They have the very best grilled cheese and salads ever. My favourite thing about the Bistro is that you can sit outside and enjoy the pretty view of the river.” Ivy Atkinson “Make sure to go canoeing on Maiden Lake. It is very peaceful and if you are lucky you may see a deer, a moose or even an elk!” Sophia Wood PHOTO BY KYLE HAMILTON

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A GUIDE TO TRAIL RUNNING IN FERNIE BY ABI MOORE, STAG LEAP RUNNING CO.

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WELCOME TO SUMMERTIME IN FERNIE! REGARDLESS HOW HIGH YOUR WINTER STOKE GETS, NO ONE CAN DISAGREE THAT SUMMER’S ARRIVAL IS A WELCOME ONE. LONG DAYS AND CLEAR SKIES. COLD BEERS AND SUNDRENCHED DECKS. SINGLE TRACK AND TRAIL RUNNING. MATCHES MADE IN HEAVEN. AND SUMMER IN FERNIE OFFERS IT ALL. ››› The amazing network of trails found in, around, and high above Fernie, are popular with a large number of locals and visitors. With hundreds of trails, loops and routes, there are quite literally, endless opportunities to be found, by bike, hike or foot. But so many options, brings some tough decisions. It’s hard enough for a group of locals to make their mind up on where to go, but as a visitor to town, it’s overwhelming as to where to run – what elevation there’ll be, how long a loop will take, what terrain to expect and whether you’re in the path of a high-speed, high-traffic bike route! So, to help you find your feet, here are a few of our faves, which cater to a variety of levels, distances and desires… “Running” continued on next page

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Distance: 10.5km Elevation: 266m Start/Finish: Montane Barn Area: Montane Description: A great, cruising route on some of Fernie’s newest trails. Undulating and fun! Combination of single and double track. Perfect For: Running with your off-leash four legged friend! Directions: From the Montane Barn, head out on the Montane Trail, following Coal Creek upstream. Follow the signs until you reach the turnaround point, turning onto fun switchback single track home.

Distance: 7km Elevation: 376m Start/Finish: Just off Hwy 3, east of Fernie Area: Mount Proctor Description: Short, but not so sweet! This steep single track climb, leads you quickly high above town. Perfect For: A quick, challenging loop. Please note: No dogs allowed in this area, due to cattle grazing. Directions: From the gate, follow the single track up, over the cattle grid and up a whole lot more. Options to cut out earlier down Far Side, but getting to the top is worth it for a gorgeous perspective of the Elk Valley.

Distance: 15km Elevation: 425m Start/Finish: Montane Barn Area: Castle Mountain Description: A great climb, loop and view from the top! Perfect For: Gorgeous views of Fernie, with a good wheeze to boot. Directions: Head out on the Montane loop, but instead take Lower Uprooted, Uprooted, onto Hyperventilation. Take a quick breath (or a seat), before heading down Hyper Extension, and into Roots Extension. Popping out and cruising along Coal Creek, it’s a perfect cool down back to base.

PHAT BASTARD TO P9 Distance: 25km S Elevation: 759m Start/Finish: Annex Park Area: Mount Fernie to Provincial Park Description: Showcasing another great trail network, in and around Fernie Provincial Park. Perfect For: A great route, with two solid climbs, great views and fast flowy single track. Lots of options to add onto this route! Directions: From the Annex Park head up Burma Road, then take Phat Bastard, onto Mushroom Head. Climb one, done. Head down, then from the Powerline, open it up down Stove. Once you hit the Island Lake Road, continue up it, until the Lazy Lizard entrance at the Island Lake sign. Follow Lazy Lizard, until you reach the second double track – take it, up to the right. Climb two. Keep going up, following signage. At the top, take the fun, technical single track down. The road home is the quickest route, but for a third climb, head back up to Mushroom Head and home!

MT. FERNIE TO ISLAND LAKE Distance: S 30km Elevation: 1,679m Start/Finish: Annex Park Area: Mount Fernie to Island Lake Description: A gorgeous run, with challenging climbs, high ridgelines, and backcountry single track and navigating. Perfect For: An adventure with friends. And bear spray! Challenging vertical, and technical terrain. Directions: Take the Fernie Mountain Trail from Alpine Trails. Once you reach the top of Mount Fernie, head over the backside and onto Heiko’s Rocky Road – be careful to stay on the trail. At Windy Pass, take a left, and onto the Tamarack Trail down to Island Lake. Here you can get water (or a beer on the deck), before heading home via Lazy Lizard Trail, or the Old Growth.

Needless to say there are endless options to choose from! For more routes and information on all things running, or to help plan your running adventure in Fernie, head to www.stagleaprunning.com, Fernie’s new trail running resource. Or follow Stag Leap Running Co.’s Club on Strava, to find routes, challenge yourself and “prove it!” to your friends. Until then, happy trail running!

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GREAT RIDES FOR EVERY LEVEL IN FERNIE BY KRISTA TURCASSO

FERNIE HAS BEEN KNOWN AS A MOUNTAIN BIKING MECCA FOR SOME TIME, BUT WHAT MANY DO NOT KNOW IS THE GROWTH OF TRAILS BEING DEVELOPED OR REVISED TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO THE YOUNGER COHORT OF RIDERS, OR THOSE NEW TO THE SPORT. ›››

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The Fernie Trails Alliance along with its members, Island Lake Resort, the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club, Fernie Alpine Resort and the Fernie Mountain Bike Club, have had an integral roll in this evolvement. While they regularly maintain the many intermediate to advanced trails, they have also been improving some trails and building new trails to round out what is on offer. Mountain biking increases in popularity with each year, and we think it’s amazing how approachable it is becoming for all ages, all interests and all levels. Here are a few trails that are fantastic to ride and provide great views, for every level of rider. Happy Trails.

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Mount Fernie Provincial Park/Island Lake Distance: 14km out and back Level: Green/Blue Est. Time: 2-3 hours This trail is beautifully built, beginning at Island Lake’s lower parking lot and meandering along side the road with wooden bridges built at every creek crossing. When it reaches the steeper terrain, you’ll encounter gentle switchbacks and reach a beautiful

viewpoint overlooking the Old Growth Forest and Lizard Range. The trail takes you across the powerline, where you will continue to climb until you reach a gate at Island Lake Road. Ride the extra few minutes to reach a stunning patio at the Bear Lodge with much deserved snacks and refreshments, before enjoying how this trail rides on the way down. Ridden as both a climb and descent, riders are recommended to be aware of oncoming traffic in both directions.

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Distance: 7.5km + Loop Level: Green/Blue Est. Time: 1–2 hours

Distance: 3km Level: Green/Blue Est. Time: .5-1 hour

Distance: 5km Level: Green/Blue Est. Time: 1-1.5 hours

The Montane sub division is now home to a network of trails, attracting snow and mountain bikers, trail runners, Nordic skiers and hikers all year round. During the summer months, this loop is enjoyed by all ages and levels as it gently climbs and descends throughout, with beautiful viewpoints, a warming hut mid-way, and some fun technical features to try like a teeter – totter. What is cool about how this network has developed, is that riders can choose to add to the loop, making it more difficult or longer.

When you’re up at Fernie Alpine Resort, and have either had your fill of lift-access riding or are looking for something to do while the kids are enjoying the downhill trails, Double Creek trail is a great option. A cross-country loop, with some short climbs and descents, it’s a quick loop that travels through dense forest, crossing a gravel road (used for Nordic skiing in winter) and coming back along the other side.

Castle Mountain

The trail starts at the old barn off Coal Creek Road, just off downtown Fernie. Cross the bridge, and take an immediate left. Typically this loop is ridden counter-clockwise, so follow the signs and as you go, you can stay “green” or choose some “blue” options. However you decide to ride the Montane loop, fun is sure to be had by all.

MOUNT FERNIE PROVINCIAL PARK Gorby – Old Goat – Happy Gilmore – Sherwoody – Gorby Distance: 5km Level: Green/Blue Est. Time: 1-2 hours Your trip is not complete without a ride in the Provincial Park. Especially on a hot day, these trails offer a beautiful canopy providing some protection from the hot rays of the sun. To begin this loop, pass through the Provincial Park campground, and continue on the gravel road until you see a parking area on the left near a metal bridge crossing Lizard Creek.

Fernie Alpine Resort

Access is at Parking Lot 4, just past the recycling and garbage bins. The trail ends just above the service grounds, where you will be able to get back onto the gravel road and make your way to where you started. It’s a quick loop, especially when you get to know the trail better. Consider doing a couple of laps if there is time.

To access Gorby, ride across the bridge and you’ll see the wide trail begin on you left. You’ll climb this until you reach the entrance to Old Goat on your left (look for the Goat and bench – you can’t miss it!). Old Goat is a fun climb through a beautiful forest, with some bridge crossings and technical roots. Before too long, you will reach the Happy Gilmore sign, and take a left. After a few metres, you will take another left for the deserved flowy descent of Happy Gilmore! At its end, take a left and continue until you reach a trail junction, and turn left back towards Gorby on Sherwoody. Once on Gorby, turn right towards the bridge.

Cemetery Bypass – Kiddy Up – Queen V – Eric’s Trail – Broken Hip

With its easy access from town and great views, Ridgemont has been a popular location for riders of all levels and ages. This quick and flowy loop has a little something for everyone. Cemetery Bypass begins at the entrance to the cemetery, and climbs until you reach an opening where you will continue along a gravel path. Continue until you reach Kiddy Up. This will take you to Ridgemont Road, where you will turn left and continue on Queen V. At the apex of this trail, take a left again and veer right on Eco Terrorist. You will get to a trail crossing, turn right onto the boardwalk section. At Ridgemont Road, take a left until you see Kid’s Stuff on your right. Follow this trail until Eric’s, which will eventually flow into a fun descent. Back at Ridgemont Road, take a right and climb until you reach Broken Hip on your left. It will lead you to the cemetery road, where you started.

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FIVE TIPS TO HELP YOUR GOLF GAME BY MICHAEL VAN HORNE, CPGA HEAD PRO AT FGCC

A ROUND OF GOLF AT THE FERNIE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB CAN BE A BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING WAY TO SPEND PART OF YOUR DAY. WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, GOOD FRIENDS, A COUPLE OF COLD BEVERAGES, AND A GREAT CLUBHOUSE TO FINISH OFF THE EXPERIENCE, IT IS DEFINITELY A FERNIE MUST. Having said that, those of us who have dabbled with this sport know that the experience can turn frustrating pretty quickly. To prevent this from happening…or at the very least, make it a less frequent affair, take FGCC’s Head Pro’s advice and follow these five tips this golf season. ››› 1. Alignment: One of the biggest reasons golfers hit bad shots is poor alignment. The body and the swing path have to work together, if the body is aligned one direction and the club path in another it makes hitting good shots harder. Fix: Set up to the ball with your feet together and align the club behind the ball, facing towards your target. Move your feet to shoulder width apart keeping the club in the same position. This will help align our body and club path together. 2. Full swing at half pace: Making full swings at half pace always helps the body to get into the correct positions. This can be done with a wedge, 7 iron or driver.

It helps you to control the club better, and will result in making better shots. Once you have developed the control, you can start to swing faster though the impact area. 3. Putting: Putting may not be as fun as hitting drivers on the range, but putting can add up to half of your total score. If you spend half as much time on putting as you do hitting drivers, your scores will go down. When practicing putting, 90% of the practice should be with six foot putts or under. A good practice can be setting up tees in a rectangle shape with the ball inside. It will make you aware of the face of the putter, which direction it is facing and how that affects where the ball rolls.

4. Chipping: Just like putting, spending time practicing chipping will significantly improve your overall scores. Using the correct method in chipping will help get the ball closer to the hole, or even in. It’s important to have your hands lower on the grip, with your weight more on the lead foot (left foot for righties). Try to keep the left wrist flat throughout the chip. 5. Practice with Purpose: It’s okay to come down to the range and just hit balls, but if you plan on practicing make sure you come down with a game plan. Know what you want to work on and how you are going to do it. Having a game plan for practice will help on the course.

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KIDS’ GUIDE TO SUMMER BY KRISTA TURCASSO

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FERNIE IS HOME TO A GROWING NUMBER OF CHILDREN, AND IS CONTINUALLY ATTRACTING AN INCREASING NUMBER OF FAMILIES DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS BECAUSE OF THE ABUNDANCE OF RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, RESOURCES, PROGRAMS AND EVENTS GEARED TOWARDS THIS DEMOGRAPHIC. IT’S AMAZING TO SEE THE ARRAY OF OPPORTUNITIES KIDS HAVE IN THIS COMMUNITY, THE ONLY PROBLEM IS DECIDING ON WHAT TO DO AND WHEN! PERUSE THE BELOW, CHAT WITH YOUR KIDDIES, AND ABOVE ALL ELSE, ENJOY WATCHING THEM HAVE A BLAST. ››› ARTS Art Safari Camp

Campers learn techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and theatre. They will learn about new cultures and art history, and take part in the process of creating the puppets, props and scenery for an end of week performance/art show for family and friends. Daily outdoor time is included. Ages 6 - 10 Outer Space Adventures for Art Stars, July 18-22. www.artsafaricamp.com

Felting and Crafts at the Arts Station

The Arts Station is hosting two felting/ crafts workshops for kids this summer. June 3 is Felted Treasure Bowls for ages 8-12 with Becca Musso, 10am-3pm, $30 includes all supplies. The second is Craftastic Summer Series with Becca Musso and Friends, held July 12 and 26, and August 9 and 23 from 10am-12pm, for ages 5-10. $15 including supplies. www.theartsstation.com

MUSIC Violin, Ukulele and Theatre Improvisation Adventure Camp

This July 25-29 the IDEAL Society in Jaffray is hosting a camp for ages 7 and up. Nadia Navarro and Anie Hepher host this five day camp which includes violin and ukulele jam sessions, singing, ear training, rhythm, postural classes, judo, story-telling, drama and crafts. The students participate in a closing performance open to parents and community members. For beginner to moderate students ages 7 and up. 250-9193350 / jesuskaizen@gmail.com

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SUMMER 2016 › RECREATION

Theatre

The IDEAL Society introduces children ages 6 to 14 to the art of theatre this August 1-12, a wonderful tool for self-expression. Monday to Friday, 9:30am- 4:30pm participants experience music, dance, set and costume design, crafts, swimming and games in an outdoor forest setting. The stage director, Gabriel Hoffman, works with each child to develop posture, movement and enunciation, including each child’s talent in a musical play he creates for the occasion. The children participate in a public performance in an outdoor theatre, August 13 at 7pm. 250-9197619, summercamp@idealsociety.ca

BIKING College of the Rockies – Mini Rippers

A one-day program for 5-8 year olds who know how to ride a bike. $35/session providing the skills needed to take your bike from the sidewalk to the trails and dirt park safely. Learn riding positions, braking and cornering skills, balancing skills and manoeuvring around small obstacles. Must have pedals and handlebar brakes. 9:30am12:30pm, Fridays this July and August, call 250-423-4691 to register. College of the Rockies – Beginners

A three-day program for beginners offers kids aged 8-12 the opportunity to discover mountain biking and trail riding in a safe environment. Covers the skills of braking, gear shifting, cornering, climbing, descending, balancing skills, manoeuvrings over and around small obstacles, safety and trail etiquette. The kids will then take the skills learned onto the beginner x-country trails that Fernie has to offer. $145/session, 9:30am-2:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays this July and August, call 250-423-4691 for dates and to register. College of the Rockies – Intermediate/ Advanced

The intermediate camp is designed for children who have completed the beginner course and wish to perfect their skills on more challenging terrain. There will be an introduction to wheel lifts, drops, and dirt jumps, and then the chance to discover the intermediate trails and practice their new found skills. $145/session, 9:30am-2:30pm offered July 12-14 and August 9-11, call 250-423-4691 to register.

TENNIS CLUB / JUDY MCMAHON PHOTO Fernie Flyers

In May and June, the Fernie Flyers cycling club hosts a spring mountain bike program. For all levels of riders, this program focuses on progressive skill development, instructional trail riding, safety and fun. Groups based upon ages and skills. www.fernieflyers.com

GOLF The Fernie Golf & Country Club offers junior camps July 18-19, August 8-9 and 22-23. Pre-links for ages six and under at 4pm for 1.5 hours at $39/camp, Future Links for ages 7-10 at 1pm for 2hrs at $59/camp, and Future Links for ages 11-18 at 9:30am for 2.5hrs at $79/camp. All camps include professional instruction, hat, daily prizes, green fees and a wind-up tournament with dinner. Visit www.golffernie.com or call the Pro Shop at 250-423-7773 to register or learn more.

HISTORY History Hunters Summer Day Camp

For ages 6 to 8, running July 18-22 History Hunters will discover the past through traditional crafts, activities and games that children 100 years ago took part in. Heritage

artisans will lead activities including felt making, blacksmithing, print making and coppersmithing. For registration information contact the Fernie Museum at 250.423.7016 ext. 1. Time Travellers Summer Day Camp

For ages 8 to 10, running August 15 to 19 take a journey back in time! Time Travellers will experience over 150 years of Elk Valley history in 5 days. Crafts include felting, jewellery making and printmaking; campers will visit heritage artisan studios include weaving and stain glass. For registration information contact the Fernie Museum at 250.423.7016 ext. 1.

OUTDOOR AND ADVENTURE EcoCamp

An amazing, fun-filled week spent outdoors at the Community EcoGarden. Kids aged 5-11 are welcome to join this camp for garden adventures, science experiments, big art, games, garden snacks and much more. Camp runs August 1-5th, 2016. Visit www. wildsight.ca/elkvalley for more details.

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SUMMER 2016 › RECREATION Elk River Watershed Discovery Camp

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An experiential summer day camp for ages 10-14. Youth will get their hands wet and feet muddy exploring mountains, marshes, forests and rivers. Activities include: hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, geocaching, canoeing, fishing, floating, wild yoga, water science and more.

READING CLUB

Two camp week options are July 25-29 and August 8-12. Contact Ayla Bennett for more information at 250-423-8799, ayla@elkriveralliance.ca or visit www. elkriveralliance.ca. Fernie School Aged Care Summer Camp

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Providing eight weeks of full day (9am-5pm) summer camp! As a licensed camp, the staff is qualified ECEs with first aid and a lot of experience. Each week has a different theme, filled with crafts, games, field trips, water play and free play in their year-round classroom. Catering to children who have attended kindergarten - Grade 6, these camps run nine weeks, each with its own theme. Visit www.fernieschoolagedcare.com or email fernieschoolagedcare@gmail.com for further details.

Judo, Arts and Leisure Camps

The IDEAL Society in Jaffray is once again hosting its popular camps this summer, July 11-15 for 5-6 years old, July 18-22 for ages 7 and up. The purpose of this camp is to provide children with nourishing activities for the physical, emotional and intellectual levels. Water colour painting and crafts, hikes, storytelling, bread making and swimming in a natural environment are some of the activities. Call 250-919-3350 or email jesuskaizen@gmail.com for more details. Outdoor Connections – Camp Connect

Activities include a raft trip, camp crafts, swimming, beach games, camp fire, hiking, canoeing and an overnight camping trip!

This summer’s Reading Club at the Fernie Heritage Library is Book a Trip with seven weekly sub-themes including Explore Your Own Backyard, Discover the Universe, Delve into the Past, Tour the World, Travel Using Your Imagination, Journey by Plane, Train or Automobile and Play Around the Globe. Tuesday through Friday from 1-3pm, this is a drop in program for children aged 6-10 years of age. For more information, visit http:// fernie.bclibrary.ca/, www.facebook.com/ FernieHeritageLibrary or call 250-423-4458.

RUNNING Catch Me if You Can Running Camp is hosted by Georgia Fear, with all proceeds benefiting the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation. For ages 7-13, this camp teaches proper technique, training habits, recovery options, nutrition and of course fun. Running August 9-12 from 9am-1pm at the Fernie Secondary School Track, $100 per runner. Register by emailing catchmeifyoucanfernie@gmail.com.

Fernie School Aged Care - Sunny Days Pre-School Camp

For the first time, they are offering a preschool camp for 3-5 year olds with activities such as crafts, games, group times and water play. The majority of the class will be held outside, but morning will begin at Creative Minds pre-school. A session will consist of Monday and Wednesday from 9am-12, $45. For more info and registration visit www.fernieschoolagedcare.com.

Kootenay River. No canoeing experience necessary! Running August 8-12 for ages 1418. www.connectoutdoors.ca

SOCCER

ELK RIVER DISCOVERY CAMP PHOTO Through fun physical activities, kids learn about themselves, grow in confidence and experience independence. Day camp from 9am-5pm, Thursday night is a camp-out! Running two weeks, July 11-15 and July 18 22. www.connectoutdoors.ca Outdoor Connections - Elk Valley Youth Leadership Camp

This 5-day whitewater focused leadership camp is for any teenager wanting to challenge themselves and spend valuable time in the outdoors. The first two days involve flat water and moving water canoe introduction. The week finishes with a three day/two night expedition on the

Soccer Quest is BC Interior’s largest full time Soccer Company and is hosting its annual summer camps for ages 4-18 July 4-8 – Mini Program, Half Day Camp, Full Day Camp and High Performance. This weekend includes a free T-shirt, soccer ball, pizza Friday, professional coaching, camp photo, and a chance to win Whitecaps FC tickets. www.soccerquest.ca

TENNIS Fernie’s Tennis Club hosts a nine-week course of group lessons for children ages 3-14 this May and June throughout the week between 4-6pm at the James White tennis courts. Four-day summer camps are available for ages 6-14 this July and August, running from 9:30am-2:30pm and ½ day camps for ages 3-5 from 10am-12pm. And this September and October, an eightweek course of group lessons is running for children ages 3-14. Visit www.tennisfernie. com or contact Charlotte at 250-946-6007/ charlottecwillis@me.com.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS WHEN PEOPLE PLAY AND WORK AS HARD AS THEY DO WHILE HERE OR IN ORDER TO GET HERE, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO FIND BALANCE. IT’S NOT SURPRISING THEN THAT ALONGSIDE THE PLENTIFUL RECREATION, YOU FIND COPIOUS NUMBER OF SERVICES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO UNWIND AND REJUVENATE. AFTER AN ACTIVE DAY, WHY NOT BOOK A TREATMENT AT ONE OF THE MANY SPAS IN TOWN, ATTEND A YOGA CLASS, OR BE PREVENTATIVE THROUGH A CHIROPRACTIC OR PHYSIO SESSION? THE CHINESE BELIEVE THAT OPPOSITE FORCES ARE ACTUALLY COMPLIMENTARY IN THE NATURAL WORLD, TAKE THE TIME DURING YOUR STAY IN FERNIE TO DISCOVER WHY.

MARLENE VALE CASTLE ON FIRST

Variety is the spice of life – the way in which we move our bodies must be as varied as the seasons in Fernie. From outdoor pursuits to indoor recreation, health is not only measured by one’s athletic accomplishments but also an active and healthy lifestyle. To achieve this balanced approach to wellness as a Kinesiologist in Fernie, I strive to inspire all forms of movement in my clients as a method to achieve their healthy goals. This vision was the seed of the Castle on First – a space that inspires all forms of movement – from yoga and dance, fitness training and tai chi, there is something for everyone, all abilities, all ages, every day. I hope to accommodate an evolving approach to health and wellness at the Castle. For exercise to sustain our interest and adapt to our body’s needs, it is important to move in many ways. This idea is gaining momentum in an industry that at times favours pushing our bodies to extremes. While adrenaline sports maximize one’s physical ability, mindful exercise may help us live in ease and age with strength while discovering the potential of our body and mind. I hope this trend of attainable health and wellness continues to grow. I’d like to see all members of the community uncover their potential through movement. In order for this to happen, community programming needs to offer a wide spectrum of activities for all students to enjoy.

PHOTO BY LESLIE PRENTICE / CASTLE ON FIRST The Castle on First demonstrates how a community can begin a change in mind-sets. It took 16 passionate, innovative and caring leaders to spread this message of health and wellness beyond the Castle walls. As a team, our voices are strong, as alone I could not have created this inspiring space. 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, it continually makes us feel connected. Catching ourselves in the moment, and slowing down from our busy lives, being here helps us to recognize the value in finding balance. Whether through diet, exercise, meditation, or utilizing the plethora of health care professionals available to us.

Q. The best place to take in a Fernie view… A. The bench on top of Spineback Trail. Q. I unwind after a busy summer day by… A. With a glass of wine, notebook and pen and then let the words flow. Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie is… A.  On two wheels chasing the Vale boys. Q. In my opinion, summer wins “Best Season” each year in the Fernie Fix Best of Fernie because…  A. Because the long days are filled with endless pleasure.

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FITNESS

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THE GOOD EARTH

A premier gym located just off of Hwy 3, Evolution Health & Fitness offers a large strength training area, mezzanine cardio zone, climbing wall, classes, tanning, personal training, and more. www.evolutionhealth.ca

The Good Earth, located in the heart of downtown, offers everything from organic, sugar-free, gluten-free, preservative-free products to natural supplements and snacks. Call 250-423-7121 for further information.

CASTLE ON FIRST A community of leaders sharing their love for yoga, dance, fitness and other forms of movement in an inspiring environment. Offers two large studios and a boutique upstairs, and Soar Cycle Studio and child minding downstairs. www.thecastleonfirst.com

SARAH’S ACTIVE REHABILITATION Working out of Evolution Health & Fitness, Sarah Ingram along with additional personal trainers specialize in training individuals to achieve personal goals, or actively and effectively rehabilitate individuals recovering from an injury. 250-423-9167

SOAR CYCLING STUDIO

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An inclusive studio offering a unique workout that leaves you feeling motivated to come back for more. A high energy space with dynamic and motivational instructors, top of the line bikes, and community environment. Book online at www.soarcyclestudio.com.

HAIR SALONS A boutique hair salon in downtown Fernie with something for everything. Enjoy getting completely pampered whether it is for a quick haircut, complete hair makeover or a bridal session. Complimentary beverages and snacks and HDTV. 250-423-5001

SPARROW FOR HAIR A unique and trendy hair salon, Sparrow for Hair is dedicated to providing a service that leaves you feeling inspired, empowered and beautiful. Dedicated and passionate about what they do, they are always accepting new guests. 250-423-7175

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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.

MASSAGE & ESTHETICS ISLAND LAKE SPA 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 Solarium with hot tub, spring shower and mountain views. 250-423-3700

KING FIR SPA

PRACTITIONERS AND HEALTH CENTRES Dr. A.M. Kahane Inc., Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. A. M. Kahane Inc. is home to husband and wife, Dr. Amos Kahane and Dr. Marcela Kahane and their team of dental professionals. They are committed to providing superior dental care to clients in a relaxing, comfortable and friendly environment. 250-423-6838

JADE RIVER HEALING CENTRE A Chinese medical clinic specializing in acute chronic pain relief, increasing energy levels, stress management, overcoming addiction and much more, this holistic approach returns the body to a balanced state enabling the body to heal itself. 250-423-7667

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A revitalized 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

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Located in downtown Fernie, Summit Massage offers deep tissue/sports, wellness and pre and post-natal massage. To book an appointment with Kristen Miller, BC RMT call 250-430-7244.

THREE SISTERS DAY SPA In the heart of downtown Fernie, offering a full range of esthetic spa and massage services, Three Sisters Day Spa uses Aveda skin, body and makeup products. Weekly specials available. 250-423-6395

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SUMMER 2016 › HEALTH AND WELLNESS

SUMMER SPORTS INJURY PREVENTION BY BOB MAUDIE, FERNIE PHYSIOTHERAPY

With summer upon us, our amazing local trails, rivers, and lakes invite us to be active. Having worked as a Physiotherapist in Fernie for the past nine years, I frequently treat seasonal overuse injuries. Our proximity to awesome trails and beautiful waterways has created what I call the “Fernie” weekend warrior—someone who’s out there seven days a week. Regardless of how much you get out or your activity choice, it is essential to do some maintenance exercises to keep your body balanced and injury free. I have provided maintenance exercises for three of the most popular Fernie summer sports which lend themselves to overuse injuries.

RUNNING Running injury statistics are frightfully staggering: up to 70% of runners will sustain an injury in one calendar year, the majority of these being to the knees, ankles, and feet. 1. This usually comes down to three reasons: too much too soon, poor technique, and/or muscle imbalances. Typically runners are found stretching, rolling, massaging tight muscle on a daily basis just to keep going (you know who you are). This has its place for some individuals; however a lot of it can be avoided if they are strong enough. Two specific areas of weakness in runners are the glutes and the calves.

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Exercise 1: Skater Toe Taps are a strengthening exercise for your hips and mimics the landing phase of running. Pointers: keep your weight evenly balanced between your big and little toe while maintaining level hips and knee cap in line with your second toe. Perform 3 sets of 15 repetitions per side. Add weight to your shoulders with a barbell as you progress.

Exercise 2: Single Leg Calf Raise. Pointers: keep the front of your ankle pointing forward throughout the movement; this will evenly balance the work on both sides of the calf. Goal is 25 reps continuous per side before fatiguing. Start with 3 sets of 10 repetitions.

MOUNTAIN BIKING Fernie mountain bike trails are notorious for long sustained climbs. Inevitably the rider is in a posture of shortened hip flexors with a 1. rounded upper back. This is necessary to clean the climbs, and okay to do while riding uphill; however this prolonged posture leads to low back and neck pain. To help counteract this, here are two great exercises to maintain hip flexor length and spinal mobility.

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Exercise 1: Front Body Stretch. Pointers: keep weight on the heel of the front leg and forefoot of the rear leg with both feet pointed straight ahead. Reach straight up, then slightly extend your back and side bend towards side of front leg. Hold for 30 seconds, Repeat 3 times per side.

Exercise 2: Alexander Shoulder Stretch. Pointers: let your neck rotate as your shoulder moves. Keep your knees together in contact with floor. Repeat 10 repetitions per side.


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Exercise 1: Chest Opener. Pointers: Place a rolled towel or yoga mat long ways from mid back to head. Relax for 5 to 10 minutes in the posture pictured. Exercise 2: Upper Back Strength. Pointers: Keeping chin tucked in, lift chest off floor and pull shoulder blades down and together. Hold for 3 seconds, repeat 10 times.

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Paddlers have a specific look to them, rounded upper backs with overdeveloped chest, shoulders, and lats. These are all great adaptations that make an individual excel at paddling; however they do not bode well when that athlete needs to brace or roll, asking their shoulder to work in an overhead position. To avoid getting postural shoulder impingement, try these exercises:

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Refreshment garden serving cold FBC beverages and BC VQA wines A kids’ arts and crafts zone Weekly food vendors such as Yama-2-go and The Chopstick Truck DJ JayRay opening and closing most evenings

This year’s acts include The Cave Singers, indie rock from Seattle, Washington, Ayrad, a world group from Montreal, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, a 1904’s style Tennessee bluegrass band, and The Sealegs, North-west folk rock from Calgary. Don’t miss out on these social gatherings this summer!

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Every Sunday from 10am-4pm, enjoy 2nd Avenue on foot with entertainment, special events, games for kids, shopping and more! Watch for announcements weekly on what’s going on.

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ARTS AND CULTURE IT PROBABLY DOES NOT SURPRISE YOU TO KNOW THAT THE ARTS AND CULTURE SCENE IN FERNIE IS MORE ALIVE THAN EVER. IN SUCH A BEAUTIFUL, POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT, PEOPLE COME TO LIFE AND ARE REGULARLY INSPIRED. WHETHER IT ARTS AND CULTURE IS A LIVE MUSIC EVENT, SUCH AS THE WEDNESDAY CONCERT SERIES OR WAPITI, OR THE MANY WORKS OF ART CREATED HERE, YOU TOO WILL FEEL ALIVE AS YOUR EVENT CALENDAR QUICKLY FILLS UP WITH RICH AND REWARDING EXPERIENCES. WHILE YOU MAY NOT BE SURPRISED TO LEARN OF FERNIE’S ENDLESS RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, OUTSIDE OF EVENTS, THERE ARE ALSO LIKE THE FERNIE MUSEUM, FERNIE CO-OPOFAND ARTS STATION TO ESPECIALLY ONCE CONFRONTED WITHPLACES ITS MOUNTAINOUS SURROUNDS, OTHERARTS ASPECTS THISTHECOMMUNITY EXPLORE AND ENJOY. SO MAKE YOU LEAVE INCLUDING ENOUGH TIME YOURAND DAYCULTURAL TO TAKE PART IN THIS COLOURFUL SIDE OF WILL UNDOUBTEDLY TAKE YOUSURE BY SURPRISE. THEIN ART OFFERINGS. WITH FERNIE.

RESOURCES SUCH AS THE ARTS STATION, FERNIE HERITAGE LIBRARY AND FERNIE MUSEUM, ALONGSIDE VARIOUS VENUES ATTRACTING ARTISTS TO OUR COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATIONS HOSTING EVENTS SUCH AS afterWAPITI, the bandsFERNIE and don’t forget A our comfy THE WEDNESDAY CONCERT SERIES AND PACKS COURTNEY BAKER refreshment garden featuring Fernie Brewing WEDNESDAY CONCERT SERIES LARGE CULTURAL PUNCH… AND THIS DOESN’T INCLUDE CompanyEVEN beer and BC VQATHE wines for the 19+ crowd. And what accompanies summer Thanks the amazing arts and culture MANY toTALENTED ARTISTS THAT CALL FERNIE HOME AND PRODUCE beverages perfectly? Music of course! We groups in Fernie the options to participate have awesome programming this summer WORK just keepHERE. expanding each year. In the including bluegrass, funk, folk and more. summer the options to get involved are wonderfully overwhelming and include (but definitely not limited to!) Out of the Box Dumpster Painting, Wapiti Music Festival, Bibbity Boppity Boo Children’s Festival, Sunday Socials, Farmers Markets, Fernie Museum exhibits and more. I have been lucky to be involved in many of these fantastic events as the former administrator at the Fernie & District Arts Council and now as a volunteer.

The event that entertains residents and visitors alike all summer long though is the Wednesday Concert Series. Being a member of the Organizing Committee since the inception of this free, family-friendly music event I have been fortunate to see it grow over the last four years and truly become a staple in Fernie’s summer culture offerings. We have presented almost every genre of music from local, regional, provincial, national and international musicians while showcasing the amazing community we are all so proud to call home. The Wednesday Concert Series is a product of the Downtown Summer Socials and is hosted by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce. It is a 100% volunteer organized and run event that happens every Wednesday

I am thrilled with the always expanding arts and culture in Fernie but the Wednesday Concert Series is close to my heart and I can’t wait for the first Wednesday in July! Q. The best place to take in a Fernie view… A. From top of Polar Peak. All of Fernie plus some with that perspective! Q. I unwind after a busy summer day by… A. Reading on the front patio where I have an amazing view of Mt. Fernie. Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie is… A.  On foot in running shoes on trails! Q. In my opinion, summer wins “Best Season” each year in the Fernie Fix Best of Fernie because…  SUBMITTED PHOTO from 5-9pm in July and August all summer long. Thanks to Lesley Graham we have an awesome arts area for the kiddies, DJ Jay Ray keeps us entertained before and

A. Of the world-class options! Running, biking, fishing, hiking, rafting, boating… the choices are much longer than the hours in the day!

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AFTER DARK BP’S LOUNGE Along Highway #3 you will find Boston Pizza, next to the Best Western hotel. BP’s Lounge offers a great setting to catch the next hot sports event, or enjoy a social evening with friends with a variety of beer on tap and a convenient location. 1602 7th Ave

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

THE BRIDGE BISTRO Enjoy the late night atmosphere at the Bridge Bistro, with its large patio perfectly situated along the Elk River, and large garage-style doors opening the restaurant to the outdoors. 301 Hwy 3

FERNIE CATTLE CO. With its ever growing cocktail menu, include beer cocktails and new this year wine cocktails, Fernie Cattle Co and its patio is a great place to spend an evening. 561 Hwy 3

SUMMER 2016 › ARTS AND CULTURE

FERNIE MUSEUM Recently renovated, 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 with a variety of rotating exhibits – this summer see Currents: The imortance of the Elk River. 491 2nd Ave

LIVE MUSIC

events for special mid-week shows this summer. Fully licensed, with a full menu. 501 1st Ave

THE ROYAL 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

WEDNESDAY CONCERT SERIES

FERNIE ARTS STATION Hosting many live bands and other entertainment throughout the summer, make sure to check what’s happening at the Arts Station. 601 1st Ave

THE FERNIE HOTEL & PUB 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

Every Wednesday evening in July and August outside of the Arts Station, Fernie’s downtown comes to life with live music, refreshment gardens and food vendors. The line-up this summer include blues, folk, rock and more. 5:30pm-9pm. 601 1st Ave

MOVIE THEATRES VOGUE THEATRE Newly renovated 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

THE KODIAK LOUNGE Located in the Raging Elk Hostel Adventure Lodge, the Kodiak Lounge, open 4pm until late, specializes in après anything, boasts a new beer garden for this summer and is a great place to meet travellers from around the world. 892 6th Ave

PARKPLACE PUB

Saturdays & Sundays: 3pm

With a great outdoor patio and large indoor area, the Pub is a great place for après bike or golf pints, a game of pool, catching a sports event on the big screen, or socializing with friends. They also have a great menu and occasional live music. 742 Hwy 3

EXHIBITS FERNIE ARTS STATION 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 who’s work is on display while here this summer. 250-423-4842

The only way to see a film is inside a large movie theater with great sound, an amazing picture and comfortable brand new seats!! COME AND SEE THE DIFFERENCE. 321 - 2nd Ave., Fernie, BC • 250-423-7111

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June 8 to Sept. 5, 2016 Museum Gallery

Fires, floods, mine disasters – learn how the people of Fernie forged their lives in the face of diversity.

July and Aug 7 days a week, 9-5pm

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Boom and Bust | Hosmer September 9, 2016 to January 2017 Museum Gallery This exhibit traces the history of Hosmer in 1906 to the closing of the mine 8 years later.

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Fernie Chautauqua & Fall Festival September 9, 10 & 11 2016 Fernie Museum Celebrate Fernie’s cultural heritage with live entertainment all day, an art walk and heritage artisan market.

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block radius include the Knox United Church (1909, 201 2nd Avenue), Christ Church Anglican (1910, 561 4th Avenue), Trinity Lutheran Church (1910, 691 4th Avenue), the former Salvation Army church (1908, 260 5th Street), and the former Methodist Church (1909, 302 4th Avenue).

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Constructed after the 1908 fire, this imposing Edwardian chateau style building cemented the importance of Fernie as a government and justice centre for the Elk Valley. It is the only such courthouse of its kind in British Columbia. The stained glass located in the court room, the entrance and the stairwell and the balustrade hand carved with British Columbia’s provincial flower, the dogwood, are two of the many rich architectural details

The history of the church dates back to the beginning of Fernie when Father J. Welsh was sent from Cranbrook to hold masses for approximately 200 miners in 1898. Some of these miners donated one day’s wages every month towards the construction of a place of worship. Volunteer parishioners completed this church in 1912. It was and still is home to Fernie’s largest congregation. Other historic churches located within a two

For further information, visit the Fernie Museum at 492 2nd Ave. The Museum provides guided walking tours during the summer, and a self-guided walking tour pamphlet is also available. For further information regarding the Museum’s walking tours, programs and exhibits offered this summer, visit ferniemuseum.com.

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SUMMER 2016 › CALENDAR MAY

May 5 Banner Project Launch @ The Arts Station, 7pm May 5 Mother-Daughter Wellness Retreat @ Spa 901 with Heather Ivany. escape@spa901.ca May 7 Fernie Craft Fair @ The Community Centre, 10am – 4pm May 8 Mother’s Day Felted Soap Workshop with Becca Musso @ The Arts Station, 1-3pm May 13 Fernie Friends of Opera Potluck with Puccini’s Manon Lescaut @ The Arts Station, 7pm by donation May 17 Ladies’ Opening @ Fernie Golf & Country Club May 18 Men’s Opening @ Fernie Golf & Country Club May 21 Valdy Live @ The Arts Station May 21-22 Women’s Spring Into It Weekend @ The Guides Hut. A popular camp catering to beginners and intermediates, improve and learn skills with like-minded individuals, 9am – 1pm, 1-888-843-4885, manager@ferniebikeguides.ca THIS MAY FMBC spring The Spring Bike Blitz itself is definitely not to miss, but what we are SATURDAY May 28, 2016 most looking forward to is the Mud Muncher Challenge. Wee ones, ages 12 and under, set about town, the bike park and dike on two wheels on a mini scavenger hunt. What’s best is these same little groms will probably be entering the Little Critter Criteriums the second Monday of the month all summer long. Too cute. www.bikefernie.ca www.bikefernie.ca

Bike Blitz

BIKE & GEAR SWAP ELKS HALL -Off Friday night Drop

7pm - 9pm - Drop-off 9am - 10am Saturday - Sale 10am - 2pm Saturday- Item Pickup 2pm - 3pm Saturday

BBQ BIKERS - 2:00pm 11:30am

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r Hunt Pedal-Power-Scavenge Park Kiosk the Bike update on the clubs 1:00 pm. Meet at out and hear an Come of directors. 3:00pm Bike! Bling your and elect your next board you are activities, always wanted. If New directors are send an e-mail to at the AGM. interested please ca or speak up directors@bikefernie.

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$25 Individual annual Family annual $50 $250 Corporate annual

The Trail Razr - fta fundraiser

Share a little love for our Fernie Trails. • Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 7pm to late • The Fernie Golf and Country Club • Tickets $35, available online at www.bikefernie.ca Prizes - Music - FUN - Auction - Raffle - Appetizers MORE!

Volunteers are needed to help out with the Bike Swap, BBQ and the Community Bike Parade/Ride. If you can help out please contact us at directors@bikefernie.ca

Donate quality rakes, shovels, picks, polaski’s,

chainsaws for trail and dirt jumps maintenance.

May 28 Spring Bike Blitz @ Elks Hall. Includes a bike and gear swap, BBQ, sign up for your annual FMBC membership Fernie Mountain Club AGM and more. www.bikefernie.ca May 28 Mud Muncher Challenge @ Fernie Bike Park 1pm. An around town scavenger hunt using the bike park and dike trails, for riders 12 and under. May 26 Gallery Opening – Artists’ Collective @ The Arts Station May 29 - East Kootenay Junior Open @ Fernie Golf & Country Club

JUNE

June 6 Elkford Triathlon @ Elkford, BC. www.elkfordtri.ca June 11 Community Team Tennis Tournament @ James White Park Tennis Courts, 11am-3pm June 11-12 Gerick Sports Wasa Lake Triathlon @ Wasa Lakewww.rmevents.com June 12-13 Men’s Pro-Am @ Fernie Golf & Country Club June 12 Opening Day @ Island Lake June 13 Little Critter Race @ Fernie Bike Park, 6pm June 19 Father’s Day Guided Hike @ Island Lake, Tamarack View or Lake Trail, depending on the weather.

June 22 Men’s Special @ Fernie Golf & Country Club June 24 Two Person Alternate Shot and Comedy Night @ Fernie Golf & Country Club THIS JUNE Golfing is a great way to spend a day, especially at the Fernie Golf & Country Club as it most likely boasts some of the best views around. The two-person alternate shot style tournament is a more relaxing way to enjoy the game and have some fun. Why not try it out with some friends this June? www. golffernie.com. V. Croome Photo

JULY

July 1 Canada Day Celebrations @ The Fernie Aquatic Centre July 2 Fernie 3 Kids’ Bike Rally @ Gear Hub, 10am to noon ending at the Aquatic Centre. A free and educational ride for 3-9 year olds. July 2 Annual Lizard Range Disc Golf Tournament @ James White Park. www. ferniediscgolf.com July 1-3 Fernie 3 Mountain Bike Race @ Fernie July 2-3 Roll and Sole Trail Fest @ Fernie, www.fernietrailsalliance.com July 3 Big White Peak Guided Hike @ Island Lake, take in the Glacier Lilies. July 5 2Knee Ride @ Dem Bones, 7pm trailhead start July 5 Mountain High Sup Race @ Elk River, www.raftfernie.com July 8 Rogers Rookie Tour @ James White Park Tennis Courts, 11am – 3pm July 9/10 Ladies “Get Into It” Weekend @ Fernie Trails. Discover the flow and fun of riding single track with these two half-days, 9am-1pm. 1-888-843-4885 or manager@ferniebikeguides.ca July 9/10 The Dumpster Project @ The Arts Station July 9 Yoga Teacher Training 10-Day Intensive @ Essential Yoga Studio July 9/10 Club Championship @ Fernie Golf & Country Club July 10 Sunday Social: Artsy Fartsy @ Downtown Fernie July 11 Little Critter Race @ James White Park, 6pm July 12 2Knee Ride @ R-Trail – Oh Dear, 7pm trailhead start July 12 Craftastic Summer Series with Becca Musso and Friends @ The Arts Station, Ages 5-10 10am - noon July 14 Tony Servello Senior Open @ Fernie Golf & Country Club July 16 Griz Kidz Summer Carnival @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 17 Sunday Social: Sports Day @ Downtown Fernie

July 17 Heiko’s Trail Guided Hike @ Island Lake July 19 2Knee Ride @ Mushroom Head – Red Sonja, 7pm trailhead start July 20 Men’s Special @ Fernie Golf & Country Club July 22 Two Person Alternate Shot Event #2 @ Fernie Golf & Country Club July 22-24 Koocanusa Wakesurf Challenge @ Sunshine Houseboats, Lake Koocanusa, Newgate BC www.rmwa.ca July 23-24 Singletrack 6 @ Fernie Trails. This six-day race starts in Fernie and challenges competitors on our amazing terrain for two days July 24 Adult/Junior Team Event @ Fernie Golf & Country Club July 26 Craftastic Summer Series with Becca Musso and Friends @ The Arts Station, Ages 5-10 10am - noon July 28 - PreSchool Pottery @ The Fernie Arts Station July 30 - Opening Reception: The Visual Arts Guild @ The Arts Station 7pm July 30 Crafty Comedy @ The Fernie Community Centre, 8-11:30pm. A fundraising event, guests enjoy a burger and beer with entrance tickets along with comedy acts. Cash bar. www.elkriveeralliance.ca July 30 Porky Blue Ride @ Fernie. Hosted by the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club, visit www. fernietrails.com for further details. July 30/31 Ladies Next Step Sessions @ Fernie Trails. Want to refresh and/or learn more? These sessions are for you! 9am-1pm, call 1-888-843-4885 or email manager@ ferniebikeguides.ca July 31 Sunday Social: TBA @ Downtown Fernie July 31 Tamarack Viewpoint – Kids’ Hike @ Island Lake THIS JULY This July 30 and 31 is all about Porky. It starts with the annual Porky Blue event. A fun ride with a great finish enjoying one of Fernie’s most epic rides, and it finishes with two events new to Fernie – Porky’s Montane Revenge 6hr bike race, and a 10km and 20km running race. Sure to be a great event for the whole family, keep up to date at www. fernietrails.com. Troy Cook Illustration July 31 Porky’s Montane Revenge @ Montane Bike Trails, a 6hr mountain bike race. Complete as many 10km laps as you can in the time alotted. www.fernietrails.com July 31 10km and 20km Running Race @ Fernie Trails, www.fernietrails.com

AUGUST

August 2 2Knee Ride @ S-Bomb - Brokeback, 7pm trailhead start


August 6 He/She Tournament @ Fernie Golf & Country Club August 6 Highline100 @ Koocanusa/South Country Area century road ride of 60, 100 or 160km. www.highline100.com August 6/7 Men’s Trail Progression Sessions @ Fernie Trails. One for the guys looking to improve their trail riding in a fun, relaxed environment. 9am-1pm, 1-888-843-4885 or manager@Ferniebikeguides.ca August 6/7 Women’s Trek Dirt Series @ Fernie Trails, register at www.dirtseries.com August 7 Heiko’s Trail Guided Hike @ Island Lake, during prime wildflower time in the Alpine August 8 35th Annual He/She Tournament @ Fernie Golf & Country Club August 8 Little Critter Race @ Maiden Lake, 6pm August 9 Craftastic Summer Series with Becca Musso and Friends @ The Arts Station, Ages 5-10 10am – noon August 9 2Knee Ride @ Hypervent up/down/ combined, 7pm trailhead start August 11 Fernie Junior Closed Tournament @ James White, 11am-3pm THIS AUGUST Wapiti is in its sixth year, and organizers are professing that it’s the best lineup yet. Yes, you don’t want to miss this amazing weekend in Fernie. This event also boasts amazing food vendors, a fantastic kids’ zone, and a refreshment garden highlighting some of BC’s best. www.wapitimusicfestival.com August 12-13 Wapiti @ Annex Park, Fernie’s Canadian Indie music festival in its sixth year with a great lineup! www.wapitimusicfestival. com August 14 Bibbity Boppity Boo - Fernie Children’s Festival @ Fernie Rotary Park, 10am – 2pm August 14 Sunday Social: Annual Show n Shine @ Downtown Fernie August 21 Lizard Lake – Cabin Bowl Loop Guided Hike @ Island Lake August 23 Craftastic Summer Series with Becca Musso and Friends @ The Arts Station, Ages 5-10 10am - noon August 24 Men’s Special @ Fernie Golf & Country Club August 25 Gallery Opening – Becca Musso @ The Arts Station, 7pm August 29 Big White Peak Guided Hike @ Island Lake August 27-28 BC Cup Finals Downhill Mtn Bike Race @ Fernie Alpine Resort

SEPTEMBER

September 3 Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam @ City of Fernie Dirt Jump Park September 4 7th Annual Fernie Tears & Gears

Mountain Duathlon @ The Fernie Aquatic Centre, www.fernietearsandgears.com September 4 Demolition Derby @ 1800 Railway Ave, 12-4pm September 9 Project 9 Race @ Island Lake parking lot, up, down and overall times. September 9-11 Fernie Chautauqua & Fall Festival @ Fernie Museum September 11 Heiko’s Trail Guided Hike @ Island Lake September 12 Little Critter Race @ Annex Park, 6pm September 17 STARS Fundraising Tournament @ Fernie Golf & Country Club September 17 Dirt Diggler Fall Classic DH Race @ Microwave Tower, Castle Mountain. www.bikefernie.ca September 17-18 SIX IN THE STIX Mountain Bike Festival @ Cranbrook September 18 Fernie Kids Triathlon @ Fernie Aquatic Centre September 22 Senior Closing @ Fernie Golf & Country Club September 24 High Roller Poker Ride @ All Mountains. The Fernie Mountain Bike Club’s season ending event! www.bikefernie.ca THIS SEPTEMBER Every September, the Elk River Alliance hosts the Shoreline Clean-up. This is a great way to get involved and give back, by cleaning up one of our best amenities – the Elk River. Fernie is known for its pristine water and wilderness, let’s keep it that way. www. elkriveralliance.ca. Elk River Alliance Photo September 25 Ladies’ Closing Special @ Fernie Golf & Country Club September 25 Elk River Shoreline Clean-up @ Elk River, Fernie, 1-4pm THIS OCTOBER The Fernie Craft Fair is a great opportunity for you to stock up on all things local, from soap to jewellery to clothing. Support your local economy and enjoy a social day in Fernie. www. ferniecraftfairs.com Fernie Craft Fair Photo

OCTOBER

October 1 Fernie Craft Fair @ Fernie Community Centre, 10am – 3pm October 2 Closing Day @ Island Lake Lodge October 2 Men’s Closing @ Fernie Golf & Country Club October 2 Fernie Half Marathon & Three Person Relay @ Annex Park October 9 Ironman Open @ Fernie Golf & Country Club October 10 Turkey Scramble @ Fernie Golf & Country Club

SUMMER 2016 › CALENDAR WEEKLY

Mondays Jam Night @ The Kodiak Lounge Date Nights @ Island Lake I Love Mondays @ Island Lake, buy one treatment and get the 2nd at 50% off. Tuesdays Ladies’ Night @ Fernie Golf and Country Club Cheap Night @ The Vogue Theatre Friends Who Spa Stay Together @ Island Lake, bring a friend and receive a free mini manicure or brow and lash treatment with every full priced service. Wednesdays Fernie Women on Wheels Ride @ 6:30pm Concert Series @ Station Square, Fernie Arts Station (July and August). Wine Tasting Wednesdays @ Island Lake, 5 courses paired with 5 wines for $99 pp Jam Night @ The Royal Men’s Night @ Fernie Golf & Country Club Thursdays Little Sprouts @ Community Ecogarden, 9:30-11:30am ages 0-6 Take Care Thursdays @ Island Lake. Take care of your skin and take $25 off an deluxe Yonka facials and 25% off any Yonka products. Work Party @ Fernie Trails. Meet at 6pm at the Bike Park to help out the Fernie Trails Alliance maintenance committee. Scott Thursday Night Race Series @ Fernie Alpine Resort, 6:30pm registration and 7pm race start. Jam Night @ The Brickhouse Open Roller Skating @ Max Turyk gym Fridays Live Music Fridays @ Infinitea 8pm Sparwood Farmers Market @ Sparwood 4-8pm Sundays Fernie Mountain Market @ Rotary Park, 10am – 2pm weekly (July and August) Sunday Social @ Downtown Fernie. (July and August) BBQ and Beats @ Infinitea 6-8pm (July and August) HAPPENING WEEKLY Date Night at Island Lake Lodge is a great way to spend your Mondays when in Fernie. Head up with your partner and enjoy a romantic dinner. Enjoy an entrée, glass of bubbly and appetizer for $79, and consider checking out their Monday spa specials earlier in the day and perhaps even the option of staying over night. 250-423-3700. ILL Photo

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Discover how 23 centuries of experience can help you! T-SHIRTS

Your One-Stop Shop for: 4 Gifts & Souvenirs 4 Books & Magazines 4 Postcards & Cards 4 Puzzles, Games & Toys 4 Lottery Ticket Centre 4 Full-Service Pharmacy 441- 2nd Ave. Downtown Fernie Tel: 250.423.4511

STICKERS

Acupuncture ~ Moxibustion ~ Cupping Tui Na (Massage) ~ Herbology ~ Chinese Facials Auricular Therapy

BALL CAPS

Summer Wilson

BA, D.TCM, R.Ac.

250-423-7667

The Best BANG for your Buck!

• Handmade bagels baked daily in house • Open 7am-5pm EVERYDAY • Voted ‘Best Quick Food Fix’ Fernie Fix Awards, 2015 502 2nd Avenue, Fernie BC 250-423-7778 www.bigbangbagels.com


SUMMER 2016 › SHOPPING

SHOPPING SOMEHOW WITH EACH YEAR, A NEW RETAIL EXPERIENCE ARRIVES IN TOWN. FROM THE URBAN SETTLER TO THE HEALING HOLLOW TO FERNIE’S NEWEST STORE, COAL TOWN GOODS, WE ARE IN GOOD FORM WHEN IT COMES TO PROVIDING VISITORS AND LOCALS GREAT SHOPPING PROSPECTS IN FERNIE. YOU WILL EASILY FIND THE SPORTING GEAR OR HIGH FASHION YOU ARE AFTER, OR ANYTHING IN BETWEEN, BUT SHOPPING IN FERNIE IS ALSO AMAZING BECAUSE OF HOW IT IS EXPERIENCED. DOWNTOWN FERNIE IS LINED WITH HISTORIC BUILDINGS, EACH WITH AN AMAZING STORY BEHIND IT, AND IN BETWEEN EVERY STOREFRONT OR TWO IS EITHER A CUTE COFFEE SHOP OR RESTAURANT/PUB WITH A VIBRANT PATIO, OFFERING MOUNTAIN VIEWS. MAKE AN AFTERNOON OUT OF IT, YOU’LL COME AWAY GETTING A GOOD FEEL ON FERNIE WHILE FILLING UP ON GIFTS FOR THOSE YOU LEFT BEHIND.

DEANNA PEAKE AND NICK LECKENBY COAL TOWN GOODS

In the summer of 2014 Nick had just bought a Boler trailer and started her very successful Camp + Co brand of jewellery and handmade wallets, purses, scarves etc. that she was selling at the local markets in the Kootenays. At the same time, I had imported a line of clothing from Mexico, where I spend a good part of the winter, that I too planned on selling at the markets in the area. After a couple of years, and between hours of setting up and tearing down our market tents, Nick and I batted around the idea of opening up a permanent shop here in Fernie. We wanted a place where we could sell and showcase all the fabulous goods we had found over the years at these markets as well as create a space that felt personal and appealing to both Fernie locals and visitors. At the end of the summer a space off 2nd Ave. became available and at first we thought “We’re going to fit a store in here?” Nick already had the space transformed in her mind. With her eye for design and my eager attitude (and our husband’s many hours of labour) we transformed the small space into Coal Town Goods. In the few months that we have been open we have been overwhelmed by the community support, particularly by the other downtown merchants. We have been welcomed with open arms and feel humbled by the outpouring of support as we bumble

SUBMITTED PHOTO our way through the ins and outs of operating a small business. Coal Town Goods is located at 591b 2nd Ave. You will find handpicked often handcrafted mostly locally sourced jewellery, leather goods, art, apparel and other fabulous finds. Come in, we’re awesome! Q. The best place to take in a Fernie view… A. Dee: The bench on Castle Mountain or the Boat Launch looking upriver. Nick: Top of Polar Peak. Q. I unwind after a busy summer day by… Dee: A glass of red and BBQ with friends in the backyard. Nick: Hendrick’s G&T on the back deck with fam and friends.

Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie is… A. Dee: With my kids on our bikes. Nick: Bike posse-makes me feel like a kid again! Townie or mountain bike. Q. In my opinion, summer wins “Best Season” each year in the Fernie Fix Best of Fernie because…  A. Dee: The days are long and lovely and because I’m not a winter backcountry person, summer is the time I spend exploring the mountains. Nick: Light is golden and long, activities are endless and people are out makin’ hay with big ol’ smiles on their faces. I love the buzz of summer!

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The Raging Elk Adventure Lodge

6th Annual

2015

...beds from $27 + tax

2015 Best of Fernie Gold Best Place to Send Friends on a Budget

Private and family rooms with ensuites available

Spend a night not a fortune!

FREE PANCAKES AND COFFEE DAILY

www.ragingelk.com 892 6th Avenue, Fernie BC • ph: 250-423-6811

FREE WiFI

Kodiak Lounge CHECK OUT OUR NEW BEER GARDEN THIS SUMMER!

$4.50 PINTS Best drink prices all season long

“Fernie starts here!” 892 6th Avenue Fernie BC 250-423-6811 Hours: 7 days a week 4pm till late

on tap

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SUMMER 2016 › SHOPPING LISTINGS

BUSINESS CLARIS MEDIA A marketing and publishing company located in Fernie BC, Claris Media specializes in high quality print media, layout and publishing solutions, trail signage and web design. 250-423-4062

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CP CATERING A food and service solution for any event. Devoted to providing an affordable yet memorable choice for all function types, including weddings, corporate events, family reunions and birthday parties for 30 -1200 guests. 250-423-7567

ELK VIEW LODGE Fernie’s most popular wedding venue for the last ten years, book Elk View Lodge for special occasions, retreats or family vacations. Recently refurbished, sleeps up to 40, secluded yet close to Fernie, unbeatable views and a roof-top hot-tub! 888-733-7643

HAPPY HOUNDS A tired dog is a happy dog, and that is what you will come home to after your dog has had an adventure with Happy Hounds. Offering regular exercise and social interaction. Healthy body, healthy minds and healthy dogs. 250-423-6695

LILAC MEDIA

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Print, design and copy services located downtown Fernie. Lilac can print and customize wedding invitations, business cards, rack cards, postcards, custom art cards, posters, brochures, wide format blueprints and images, black and white and colour copying. 250-430-1330

GIV’ER SHIRT WORKS

THE GOOD EARTH

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

Located in the heart of downtown, offers everything from organic, sugar-free, glutenfree, preservative-free products to natural supplements and skin care. Snacks, natural food and drinks available as well. 601 2nd Ave

GROW CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE

IGS VALUE DRUG MART

Fernie is a growing community, and Grow is the perfect place to supply the up and coming! Carrying toys, games, clothing, shoes and outerwear for newborn through youth, as well as infant and maternity necessities and gifts. 482 2nd Ave

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

HEAVEN BOUTIQUE If you’re into crocheting or knitting you’ll be quick to discover this little gem that offers a wide variety of merchandise to indulge your hobbies along with classes. Heaven is also a popular consignment store with quality, seasonal items changing regularly. 571A 2nd Ave

WILD THINGS CHILDREN’S RESALE BOUTIQUE Wild Things offers a wide range of sizes and clothing options, along with one of a kind products such as Little Fox Teething Jewellery, Minimoc shoes, and Olive Me Handmade. 672D 2nd Ave

GROCERIES

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. 672 2nd Ave

HOME & GIFTS THE GREEN PETAL Offering an array of floral arrangements for all occasions, The Green Petal is also known for its unique selection of gifts, jewellery, artistic bags, creative cards, household items, and hand-crafted baby gifts and wares. 421 2nd Ave

BARKSIDE PETS

NUFLOORS

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

Serving the Elk Valley for over 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, and a large selection of samples in their decorating centre. 391 1st Ave

ELEVATION SHOWCASE

FERNIE BREWING CO.

TOBACCO PLAINS DUTY FREE

Carrying lifestyle brands Loki Outwear, Kavu, Tasc Performance, RAB and Eagles Nest Outfitters, Elevation Showcase helps you to enjoy every aspect of your next adventure, or just hanging around the campfire with friends. 672 2nd Ave

Looking for something to bring to that next dinner you’re attending? Fernie Brewing Company offers growlers (1.98L jugs of beer). Choose your flavour of choice, and refill at your convenience. They also have FBC ware available so you can represent. 26 Manitou Rd RR5

Providing a large selection of high-end spirits, every day brands, Canadian beer and coolers at 30%-50% less than Liquor Store prices, along with fragrances, T-shirts, souvenirs, maple syrup, jewellery, scarves, hats and tobacco. Tobaccoplainsdutyfree.com, 5601 Hwy 93

CLOTHING

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SARAH'S ACTIVE REHABILITATION

EXERCISE REHABILITATION AND PERSONAL TRAINING Sarah Ingram, Practicing Kinesiologist Tara Hatch, Certified Athletic Therapist Martin Theroux, Practicing Kinesiologist

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


SUMMER 2016 › SHOPPING

A FASHION-FORWARD, SHANGRI-LA SUMMER BY JESSE BELL

JESSE BELL PHOTOS

SUMMER IN FERNIE IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER SEASON. EVERY MORNING YOU WAKE UP TO SUNSHINE AND TOWERING MOUNTAINTOPS, THE ELK RIVER MEANDERING BEAUTIFULLY THROUGH THE VALLEY, BIKE WHEELS TURNING ON EVERY STREET; IT IS A LITTLE SHANGRI-LA. AND TO ENSURE YOU MAXIMIZE EVERY DELIGHTFUL SECOND, THERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO CARRY ALONG WITH YOU. ››› Fortunately, despite Fernie’s rather small locality the town is a cornucopia of goodies and has a whole lot of style. Main Street is filled with unique, specialty items from unique, specialty shops and meets every adventurer’s need no matter how big or small the adventure may be.

that gatherings almost always turn into Blundstone parties. Find them at the Guides Hut and while you are there make sure you pick up the Fernie Mountain Bike Guide; the guide is a great way to familiarize yourself with one of Fernie’s favourite summer sports.

With that in mind, here is a list of things I think you might need this summer; useful and brilliant things that will leave you feeling like you did Fernie right. My favourite Fernie must-have during the summer months—or really, all year round—is a pair of Blundstone boots. These Australia-

made boots are so durable you can take them everywhere. They are fantastic for those short day hikes and evenings out and in Fernie they’ve become so popular

Another must-have is a hand-made leather wine caddy from leathersmith Holly Horses, available at the Fernie Arts Co-Op. Attach the caddy to your vintage Raleigh townie and then bike to the closest liquor store before cruising through town to your next evening bonfire. Just make sure you save the wine for your arrival, otherwise your bicycle route might feel a bit tipsy.

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Call or order online 250-423-0007 592 8th Ave. Fernie

Think of us for: Exciting menu additions as well as your old favourites Delicious vegetarian offerings and healthy & gluten-free options

ElkValleyPizza.com

Open to serve you:

Sun., Mon. & Tues.: 4pm - 10pm 11:30am - 10pm Wed. & Thurs.: 11:30am - 11pm Fri. & Sat.:

Open for lunch & dinner, pick-up or delivery

10 flavours of hand-tossed chicken wings Call or go online for our new and returning Daily Specials Other delicious menu items including lasagna, salad & dry ribs

A Fernie Favourite for 17 years.


If you’re looking to stay hydrated on your days out, pick up a S’well water bottle from The Green Petal. These stainless steel bottles are perfect for a quick hydration fix on the go and the company’s intention to eliminate plastic water bottles makes this a guilt-free purchase. Another great on-the-go option is a Flightpath Mason Jar Mug from Coal Town Goods. It is a stylish alternative to throw-away coffee cups. Another hydration option for those seeking a savoury buzz is a 6-pack of Project 9 Pilsner from Fernie Brewing Co. Coupled with a fishing rod, a brisk P9 and your toes in the river casting flies makes for a perfect heat-beating eve. Slip on a pair of Havanas flip-flops from Commit afterwards for a comfortable walk home. If you are looking for a watery adventure head to the local Canadian Tire and purchase yourself a blow-up boat and hit the Elk River up for a day float. You are certain to make new friends on the water. Just be sure your boat is durable and keep an eye out for rocks and log jams, otherwise you might find yourself marooned on the riverbank, your tube deflated and sinking to its demise.

Also check out river paddle boards from Board Stiff and Gear Hub for a guaranteed unique float through town. A perfect pairing for those summer days and nights and perhaps the most versatile of clothing is a Fernie flannel and a vintage jean jacket or vest. Find Fernie flannels uptown at Elevation Showcase or head to Fernie Brewing Co. for one with an FBC logo. The local Salvation Army is also a great place SUBMITTED PHOTO

Patio Open

this summer

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Wing Night $7 Half Price Appies Trivia 8pm Burger & Beer $10 Meat & Members Draw Live Music/Open Mic All Day Breakfast

YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB ... Takeout orders 250-423-6444

for vintage finds and Heaven Boutique almost always carries discounted denim. Following a big day of hiking a flannel is sometimes the only comfort you need. A light summer scarf from Freyja or No. 3 is also a great addition for those evenings sipping margaritas on a patio. Layering a colourfully-patterned scarf with a jean vest helps create some great texture and will warm you from the chill after dusk. Lastly, a trucker hat from Giv’r Shirt Works is perhaps the most versatile and useful musthave of the summer. These not only protect you from the sun on those long hikes, but also bids well with any number of outfits and all escapades. It will most certainly help you blend in at the Fernie Lion’s Demolition Derby on Labour Day weekend, the best finale to a superlative summer. Your jean vest couldn’t hurt, either. Whatever adventures you choose, you will most certainly be able to do them in convenience and style. Here’s hoping your Shangri-La summer in Fernie is one of the best.

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Home of the

Good food, good times Authentic Hong Kong Cuisine Spicy Thai Food Healthy, non-greasy and light!

www.givershirts.com

250-423-3211 TAKE-OUT / EAT-IN

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

Summer!

Check out what’s happening at Boston Pizza this... BP Sports Bar Action A P R I L 1602 7th Ave, Fernie 250-423-2634 BostonPizza.com

J U L Y

The BP Sports Bar is the best place to catch all your favourite sporting events.

Sunday May 8th 2016 ber M A Y

- check out our monthly themed Patio Parties. Prizes + specials.

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

Catch Olympic Events

Celebrate Summer @BP Fun in the Sun!

Here’s to Dad!

BP Celebrates Mothers

Where the game is always on.

A U G U S T

Can’t go to Brazil this summer? We’ve got you covered. Come catch Olympic events at the BP Sports Bar.

wifi available

J U N E S E P T E M B E R

Sunday June 19th 2016 Enjoy Father’s Day Lunch & Dinner Specials. Every Dad wins a prize.

Online Ordering with:

* FREE 2 Topping Pizza on your Anniversary * FREE Dessert on your Birthday * 15% off your 10th online order * FREE Bandera Bread


SUMMER 2016 › FOOD AND DRINK

FOOD AND DRINK FERNIE HAS CASUAL TO FINE DINING COVERED WHEN IT COMES TO WHERE TO ENJOY A MEAL OR A BEVERAGE OUT. WHATEVER THE OCCASION, TIME OF DAY, CRAVING OR STATE OF MIND, WHETHER A LARGE GROUP OR PARTY OF ONE, YOU HAVE OPTIONS. THE BEST PART ABOUT THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE SECTOR, IS THAT IT IS CONTINUOUSLY EVOLVING. FROM NEW OWNERSHIPS OF OLD CAFES TO SEASONAL OR REVISED MENUS AT ESTABLISHED RESTAURANTS TO A NEW BURGER JOINT BEING ADDED TO THE LINE-UP, EVEN TO THOSE THAT LIVE HERE YEAR-ROUND THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO BE DISCOVERED. ONE PIECE OF ADVICE – ALLOW FOR A FEW MEALS OUT DURING YOUR TIME HERE, TO AVOID FEELING AS THOUGH YOU MISSED OUT.

JAROD MCGOWAN

LUNCHBOX FRESH MARKET I love the diversity of the food and beverage scene, having worked all aspects of the industry, including both front and back of house positions. I have always dreamt of owning my own establishment and found what I had been dreaming of with Lunchbox Fresh Market - a sustainable restaurant located in a close-knit community and a goto spot for locals and tourists. Fernie’s food scene made it a perfect spot to start off my life as a restaurateur and an ideal place to raise a young family. We find Fernie to be a warm, welcoming community and look forward to being able to contribute to the business sector with Lunchbox and becoming active members of the town. Fernie has so much to offer us as a family - both indoors and outdoors and we are excited about our new life here. Q. The best place to take in a Fernie view… A. As we have only been here since the beginning of February, I haven’t explored a lot, but love the view of the mountains. I have also discovered the off leash park with ErinRae, Nash and our dog, Harley, with its scenic view of the river.

on one of the many hiking trails that Fernie offers. Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie is… A. I’ve only been able to explore Fernie by either walking or driving, but of those two, so far my favourite is walking - whether it is downtown, in the parks or along the river. Q. In my opinion, summer wins “Best Season” each year in the Fernie Fix Best of Fernie because…  A. I’ve heard nothing but high praise from the local residents, new friends I’ve met and existing friends that Fernie is incredible in the summer with the endless opportunity for enjoying all kinds of outdoor activities. I can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want to spend a summer here! As a family, we can’t wait to experience Fernie in all its glory. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Q. I unwind after a busy summer day by… A. I have not had the pleasure of spending a summer here yet, but cannot wait for the opportunity to unwind with my family and go

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SUMMER 2016 › DINING GUIDE ASIAN Cedar Garden 1302 Hwy 3 250-423-3689 The Curry Bowl 931 7th Ave 250-423-2695 Kelvin’s Kitchen 1221A 7th Ave Hwy 3 250-423-3211 Pho Locoal 301 2nd Ave 778-519-5201

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

Licensed

Family Oriented

$

L,D

3

3

$$ $$

D

3

3

B,L,D

3

3

$$

D

3

3

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CASUAL DINING 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

$$

Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002

L,D

3

3

$$

Fernie Cattle Co - Burger Lounge 561 Hwy 3 250-423-7498 Kelsey`s at the ski hill 250-423-2444 Max Restaurant 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871 Smitty’s 2001 Hwy 3 250-423-3892

L

3

$$

L,D

3

3

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B,L,D

3

3

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B,L

3

3

$

3

$ $

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

B,L L

3

Freshies 562 2nd Ave

L,D

3

$

Infinitea 501 1st Ave 778-519-5050

L,D

3

3

$

B,L,D

3

3

$$

3

Crumbs Cakery 562 2nd Ave 250-423-2006

Loaf Bakery & Restaurant 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702 Lost Boys Café Timber Chair, FAR 250-423-4655

B,L

Lunchbox 561 A 2nd Ave 250-423-4500

B,L

Mug Shots 592 A 3rd Ave 250 423 8081

B,L

Slopeside Coffee & Deli 5339 Fernie Ski Hill Rd 250-423-4655

B,L

Starbucks 1641 7th Ave

B,L

The Valley Social 562 C 2nd Ave 416-819-7738

3

3

$

3

$$

3

$

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

L,W

3

$

Dairy Queen 250-423-9297

FOOD TRUCK The Chopstick Truck www.thechopsticktruck.com

L

3

$$

Yama-2-go www.yama2go.com

L

3

$$

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

B,L,D

3

3

$$$

D

3

3

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B,L,D

3

3

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3

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INDIAN Mountain Tandoor 100 Riverside Way 250-423-5000

LATIN Nevados 531 2nd Ave 250-423-5566


SUMMER 2016 › DINING GUIDE PIZZA - EAT-IN, DELIVERY OR PICK-UP

Meal Type

Licensed

Family Oriented

$

L,D

3

3

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B,L,D

3

3

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3

$

3

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3

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Boston Pizza 1602 7th Ave 250-423-2634 Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002 Elk Valley Pizza 592 8th Ave 250-423-0007

L,D

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

L,D B,L,D

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

$ 3

L,D

Not Just Pizza 362 2nd Ave 250-423-9277

PUB FARE L,D

The Brickhouse 401 2nd Ave 250-423-0009

$$

3

B,L,D

3

The Fernie 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444

L,D

3

$$

The Northern 561 2nd Ave 250-423-3075

L,D

3

$$

The Pub Bar & Grill 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871

L,D

3

$$

The Rusty Edge 5369 Ski Hill Road 778-519-5206

L,D

3

The Clubhouse Restaurant 201 Fairway Dr. 250-423-7367

$$

3

3

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T

3

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Crumbs Cakery 562 2nd Ave 250-423-2006

L

3

$

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

T

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

Le Grand Fromage 672 2nd Ave, 778-519-5050 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 581 2nd Ave, 250-423-2680

STEAKHOUSE Fernie Cattle Co 561 Hwy 3 250-423-7498

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SUSHI Yamagoya 741 7th Ave 250-430-0090

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

J U L Y

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Catch Olympic Events

Celebrate Summer @BP Fun in the Sun!

- check out our monthly themed Patio Parties. Prizes + specials.

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

A U G U S T

Can’t go to Brazil this summer? We’ve got you covered. Come catch Olympic events at the BP Sports Bar.

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Sunday June 19th 2016

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Enjoy Father’s Day Lunch & Dinner Specials. Every Dad wins a prize.

Online Ordering with:

in the Heart of Historic Fernie

Join us for:

Phone: Email: Website:

• Sunday BBQ & DJ

Located on 5th St downtown

See ad on page 62

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

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

• gourmet pizzas • wings • lasagna • burritos • pizza burgers • gluten free options

250-423-9277

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The Spot to Meet for:

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

See ad on page 40

Our dough and pizza sauce (no sugar added & gluten free) are both made in-house daily. We have options to satisfy everyone from the hardcore carnivore to the gluten-free, dairy-free vegans.

Open Sun-Thurs: 4-10pm Fri & Sat: 4-11pm

&

email:infinitea@mail.com

Enjoy the Outdoors Indoors with our Overhead Patio Doors

Call Not Just Pizza for delicious take-out and delivery pizza that’s fresh and affordable.

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ar

• Available for private functions

beside West Fernie Bridge

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

250-423-4115 clubhouse@skifernie.com www.skifernie.com/summer

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11am - 10pm Daily 250.423.3002 301 Highway 3

Fernie just got better!

Operated by:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Spectacular Patio Dining Daily Specials Weddings & Corporate Functions Off-site Catering

• Sunny patio licenced noon - 10pm • All ages all the time

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

• Live music every Friday from 8pm • Iced tea & coffee cocktails

Memorable Dining & Luxurious Rooms * FREE 2 Topping Pizza on your Anniversary * FREE Dessert on your Birthday * 15% off your 10th online order * FREE Bandera Bread

for more details

• Healthy Summer menu - Lunch & Dinner

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Sunday May 8th 2016

FER NI E, B R I T I S H COLU M B I A

Here’s to Dad!

BP Celebrates Mothers

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201 Fairway Drive, Fernie - Pro Shop: 250.423.7773

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Summer!

Check out what’s happening at Boston Pizza this...

360 Degrees of Perfection...

The Best BANG for your Buck!

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Fernie’s Favourite Riverside Patio

• Handmade bagels baked daily in house

For delivery or pickup at 362 2nd Avenue

• Open 7am-5pm EVERYDAY • Voted ‘Best Quick Food Fix’ Fernie Fix Awards, 2015

See our new menu at www.justpizza2for1.com and visit us on Facebook for daily special details

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

Call or order online

Think of us for:

250-423-0007 592 8th Ave.

Exciting menu additions as well as your old favourites

ElkValleyPizza.com

10 flavours of hand-tossed chicken wings

Fernie

Delicious vegetarian offerings and healthy & gluten-free options

Get Inspired

Patio Open

Open to serve you:

Sun., Mon. & Tues.: 4pm - 10pm 11:30am - 10pm Wed. & Thurs.: 11:30am - 11pm Fri. & Sat.:

@islandlakelodge #takethepeak #lodgelife

this summer

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Wing Night $7 Half Price Appies Trivia 8pm Burger & Beer $10 Meat & Members Draw Live Music/Open Mic All Day Breakfast

See ad on page 57 Open for lunch & dinner, pick-up or delivery

Call or go online for our new and returning Daily Specials

See ad on page 56

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Other delicious menu items including lasagna, salad & dry ribs

A Fernie Favourite for 17 years.

Good food, good times Authentic Hong Kong Cuisine Spicy Thai Food Healthy, non-greasy and light!

See ad on page 62

250-423-3211 TAKE-OUT / EAT-IN

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

YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB ... Takeout orders 250-423-6444

wifi available

JOIN US THIS SUMMER ON THE BRICKHOUSE PATIO A GREAT PLACE TO GO AFTER AN EPIC BIKE RIDE!

See ad on page 62

Dine . Stay . Spa . Hike . Bike Date Night Mondays All Summer! Bring your partner up for a romantic dinner! Get 2 entrées, 2 glasses of Bubbly and an appetizer to share. Just $79 per couple Wine Tasting Wednesdays All Summer! 5 course tasting menu perfectly paired with 5 wines from our diverse cellar. $99 per person

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Check our website for spa specials, guiding hiking and accommodation packages

islandlakecatskiing.com 1.250.423.3700

See ad on page 16 

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

401 2nd avenue 250.423.0009

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GMO FREE MENU

 JOIN US THIS SUMMER AT THE BRICKHOUSE

11am - 10pm Daily 250.423.3002 301 Highway 3

A GREAT PLACE TO CHILL AFTER A DAY ON THE TRAILS

beside West Fernie Bridge

Enjoy the Outdoors Indoors with our Overhead Patio Doors

The Spot to Meet for:

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

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

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www.thebrickhousefernie.com

401 2nd avenue 250.423.0009


SUMMER 2016 › FOOD AND DRINK

PATIO BEVERAGES IN FERNIE THIS SUMMER BY KRISTA TURCASSO

WHEN THE DAYS ARE LONG, WARM AND BEAUTIFUL, AND YOU HAVE 360 DEGREES OF CAPTIVATING VIEWS TO ENJOY, YOU WANT TO PROLONG YOUR TIME SPENT OUTSIDE. AT ALL COSTS. Fortunately, nearly every restaurant or café offers an outside space dedicated to this very pastime, along with tasty beverages to enjoy while you are at it. Here is a little tease of what is on offer, take the time to enjoy all establishments in the dining guide. The refreshment beverages and views are as diverse and lovely as the style of cuisine. Enjoy! ›››

MORNING

AFTERNOON

EVENING

Cappuccino on the patio at Loaf. Central in downtown Fernie, Loaf’s patio is on the sunny side of the street early morning with glorious views of the Lizard Range, making this smooth Kootenay Coffee Co. beverage taste that much sweeter. The coffee art adds to the experience.

Latte on the back patio at Freshies Café and Ice Bar. Get that afternoon pick me up with a Cowboy Coffee latte on the secret back patio at Freshies. This revised space now offers more room, more greenery and thus should be frequented more often.

A sunset pint of Fernie Brewing Co.’s P9 on the famed deck at the Bridge Bistro. Listen to the sounds of the trickling Elk River as you enjoy this crisp frothy beverage, with unprecedented views of Fernie Alpine Resort.

G$ Smoothie at Mug Shots. Coffee not your thing? Try out this private patio just off 2nd Ave across from the City Hall and enjoy this fresh, mango, banana, blueberry, yogurt, and guava juice concoction.

An espresso martini at Infinitea. Set alongside the historic Royal Hotel building in downtown Fernie, this is definitely our pick of their martinis when you are looking for a little perk.

Affogato at Beanpod. They may not offer a traditional patio, but I doubt you’ll regret this unique start to your day. House-made coffee gelato topped with a shot of espresso, spoon this delicious treat as you sit at one of their sidewalk tables and enjoy a little early morning people watching. Mimosa at The Blue Toque. Perhaps it’s a late start, after a late night and you need something to bring a little sparkle to your eye. Sipping this bubbly beverage on the patio of Ferne’s original train station is just the thing. You may even have front row seats for the next train coming through town.

A gin and tonic at The Clubhouse, Fernie Golf and Country Club. This patio’s panoramic view, chill atmosphere and a G&T sets the tone nicely for the remainder of your day and night.

The Geisha House at Island Lake Resort. Whether you hiked or biked to earn this extravagant white rum and Chambord beverage, or are spending the day or night at the resort, there’s no greater reward than sipping on this smooth and unique blend of flavours while up close and personal with the Lizard Range.

Little Havana at Nevados. Although this patio is situated on 2nd Ave, it feels nearly outof-the-way with its flora and wooden pergola, and this crisp, ‘daiquiriesque martini’ matches the setting perfectly. Geisha at Yamagoya. Another great location to catch the last rays of the day, and this sake cocktail’s colours and flavours accentuate the ambiance of the experience well. Warning… it could turn into two. Rose Coloured Glasses at Fernie Cattle Co. New this summer to Fernie Cattle Co. is their wine cocktail list, and this particular cocktail is a refreshing combination of Gewurztraminer, raspberry vodka, muddled raspberries, club soda and lime. Light and luscious.

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

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

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

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


SUMMER 2016 › WHERE TO STAY

DEB HOLLIDAY

Walker of the Elk River Alliance installed an interpretive sign. It’s so informative and well done.

My journey at Mount Fernie Park began many moons ago (1987). I clearly remember my first visit. I was so captivated by the lushness and diversity of the forest and vegetation. I thought it would be a great place to work and was so excited to be offered a position there by the Park Supervisor, who happened to be the lovely Patti Ohm. To this day I never take the beauty of it for granted.

I see the summer accommodation sector growing and getting busier. In particular we welcome the addition of the new Fernie RV Resort and wish them well. It will be nice to have somewhere else to send guests when we are at capacity. For Mount Fernie Provincial Park reservations, go to www. discovercamping.ca or call 1-800-689-9025. Have a safe and happy summer!

MOUNT FERNIE PROVINCIAL PARK

Q. The best place to take in a Fernie view…

When I first started, the park was kind of a hidden gem. You could almost always get a site mid-week and it was mostly one night visits with only a few returning guests. It continued that way for a few more years and then word spread and, lo and behold we were discovered! It has now evolved into a destination spot where folks book for their entire two-week vacation. I have had the pleasure of meeting interesting people from all over the world, some of whom have become great friends. I have also had many animal encounters over the years, with everything from pack rats to moose! The Park has become a mountain bike mecca, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Fernie Trails Alliance and especially Luke and Henry for maintaining all of our trail system. We couldn’t do it without you! Lizard Creek Falls has also become a wedding hot spot (I believe we had eight weddings there last summer and fall) and recently, Lee-Anne

Photo courtesy of Best Western Fernie

WHERE TO STAY FERNIE IS HOME TO A WIDE VARIETY OF ACCOMMODATIONS, OFFERING SOMETHING TO SUIT EVERY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUPS’ NEEDS. WHETHER YOU ARE A LARGE FAMILY, INTERESTED IN RENTING A PRIVATE HOME WITH ALL THE AMENITIES NESTLED IN THE MOUNTAINS, OR A COUPLE LOOKING FOR A HOTEL CLOSE TO TOWN, NEAR ALL THE SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTLIFE, YOU’LL BE HAPPY WITH THE SELECTION AVAILABLE. FERNIE ALSO BOASTS A BEAUTIFUL CAMPGROUND IN OUR PROVINCIAL PARK, CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ALONG THE LIZARD CREEK, WITH BIKING AND HIKING TRAILS LITERALLY STEPS AWAY, AND NEW THIS YEAR THE FERNIE RV RESORT. REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU STAY, REMEMBER TO BOOK IN ADVANCE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

A. The West Fernie bench on the Elk River looking at the Lizard Range up towards Cedar Valley and down valley towards Mt. Broadwood and the whole panorama. Q. I unwind after a busy summer day by… A. Going to the river with our dog Neko and a beverage. Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie is… A. On foot or on my townie. Q. In my opinion, summer wins “Best Season” each year in the Fernie Fix Best of Fernie because…  STEVE MORRISON PHOTO

A. Of the diverse recreational opportunities available to all of us… and it’s so darned pretty!

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SUMMER 2016 › ACCOMMODATION GUIDE

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

Restaurant

Hot Tub

Fireplace

Internet/ Cable

Kitchen/ Kitchenette

3

3

3

3

3

$136-$296

3

3

$65-$90

3

3

Rate/night

IN TOWN OR OUTSIDE FERNIE 901 Fernie 901-2nd Ave 250-423-2077

C

3

Beaver Lodge 562 5th Ave 250-423-5093

B

3

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

H

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

H

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

B

3

The Central Hotel 301 2 Ave 250-423-7367

H

3

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

B

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

M

Elk View Lodge 888-733-7643

CH

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

B

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

H

3

Island Lake Resort 1-888-422-8754/250-423-3700

H

3

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

B

Park Place Lodge 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871

H

Pinnacle Ridge Elk Chalets Rivermount Place 250-423-2077

CH

Powder Mountain Lodge 892 Hwy 3 250-423-4492

M

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

M

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

H

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

B

Silver Rock Condominiums 1500 Macdonald Avenue 250-423-2077

C

Snow Valley Condos 51 Ridgemont Drive 250-423-2077

C

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

M

Stanford Resort 100 Riverside Way 250-423-5000

H & CH

Super 8 Fernie 2021 Hwy 3 250-423-6788

M

3

3

Tightlines Lodge 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483

CH

3

3

3

$395

Travelodge Three Sisters 401 Hwy 3 250-423-4438

M

3

3

3

$79-$159

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

B

3

3

$135-$150

3 3

3

$100-$125

$75-$150

3

$470-$690/month $59 +

3

3

3

3

3

$79-$189

3

3

3

$1350 (at full occupancy)

3

3

$100

3

3

$470-$700/month

3 3

$159-$299

3

$99-$218

3 3

3

3

3

3

3

$129-$259

3

$395-$735

3

3

3

$80-$175

3

3

3

3

$27-$65

3

3

3

3

$89-$199

3

3

$150 +

3

3

$165-$505

3

$205-$365

3

3

$79-$249

3

3

$149-$269

3 3

3

3

3

3

The Raging Elk Adventure Lodge

Vacation Rentals

Relax. Unwind. Recharge.

in inspirational mountain settings

6th Annual

2015

...beds from $27 + tax

$98.88-$138.88

2015 Best of Fernie Gold Best Place to Send Friends on a Budget

Private and family rooms with ensuites available

Fernie Alpine Resort www.skifernie.com 1-877-333-2339 Fernie Central Reservations www.ferniecentralreservations.com 1-800-622-5007 Fernie Getaways www.ferniegetaways.com 1-888-423-6855 Kodiak Lounge Fernie Lodging Company www.fernielodgingco.com 1-800-667-9911 $4.50 See ad onPINTS Fernie Property Care www.ferniepropertycare.ca 778-519-5190 page 52 Pure Property Management 250-278-3463 RentinginFernie.com 1-877-661-9993 Tourism Fernie www.tourismfernie.com 1-877-933-7643 Spend a night not a fortune!

FREE PANCAKES AND COFFEE DAILY

www.ragingelk.com

See ad on page 2

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

FREE WiFI

CHECK OUT OUR NEW BEER GARDEN THIS SUMMER!

“Fernie starts here!”

Best drink prices all season long

TM

892 6th Avenue Fernie BC 250-423-6811

Create memories that last, with those who matter most

Hours: 7 days a week 4pm till late

See ad on page 4

Corporate Retreats . Wedding Accommodation Specialists . Located on and off mountain vacation@fernielodgingco.com | 1.800.667.9911 | fernielodgingco.com

on tap

Get Inspired @islandlakelodge #takethepeak #lodgelife

F ER N I E, B R I T I S H CO L U M B I A

Beauty & Sleep... Guaranteed

Memorable Dining & Luxurious Rooms in the Heart of Historic Fernie

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

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

• Indoor Swimming Pool • Hot Tub & Sauna • Free Wireless Internet • Central Location • Minutes to Fernie Alpine Resort • 10% Discount at on-site Subway • Groups Welcome

Ideal for weddings, family get-togethers, or just getting away!

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

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 61

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

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

See ad on page 30

• Free Local Calls • In-room Coffee & Tea • Fridge & Microwave in all rooms • 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites • Full Kitchens • 3-Bedroom Units • Cable TV

250-423-4438 | 1-877-326-8888

www.grizinn.com

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

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

1-888-423-6855

www.cornerstonelodge.ca

Quality Year-Round Accommodation at Fernie Alpine Resort.

See ad on page 71

401 Highway #3, Fernie BC www.travelodgethreesisters.com info@travelodgethreesisters.com

See ad on page 26

Fernie Mountain Lodge

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

See ad on page 64

Each Best Western hotel is independently owned and operated

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

Dine . Stay . Spa . Hike . Bike Date Night Mondays All Summer! Bring your partner up for a romantic dinner! Get 2 entrées, 2 glasses of Bubbly and an appetizer to share. Just $79 per couple Wine Tasting Wednesdays All Summer! 5 course tasting menu perfectly paired with 5 wines from our diverse cellar. $99 per person Check our website for spa specials, guiding hiking and accommodation packages

islandlakecatskiing.com 1.250.423.3700

See ad on back cover

See ad on page 47

Natural products . Serene surroundings Couples treatments available info@kingfirspa.com | 1.250.423.8215 | kingfirspa.com

Photos courtesy Alan Maudie, Mike Cotton

Accommodation/Property Management Services

3

$195-$555


M

SUMMER 2016 › ACCOMMODATION GUIDE

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

Restaurant

Hot Tub

Fireplace

Internet/ Cable

Kitchen/ Kitchenette

Rate/night

Bike in/Bike out

SKI HILL The Alders 35 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

Ch

3

3

3

3

$1145-$2295

Bike in/Bike out

Alpine Aerie 5267 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

3

$695-$1605

Bike in/Bike out

Alpine Lodge Fernie 5291 Highline Drive 250-423-4237

B & CH

3

3

$135-$192

Bike in/Bike out

Bear Paw Lodges 5383 Highline Drive250-423-6878 Black Bear Chalet 24 Timberline Cres. 250-423-5023

3

3

3

CH

3

3

3

$229+

Bike in/Bike out

CH

3

3

3

$750-$975

Bike in/Bike out

Black Diamond Chalet 5406 Boomerang Way

CH

3

3

3

$785-$1715

Bike in/Bike out

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

Ch

3

3

3

$338.50

Bike in/Bike out

Cedar Ridge Condominiums 5388 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

C

$529+

Bike in/Bike out

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

C&H

Currie Cabin 4520 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

CH

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

H

3

First Tracks Lodge 5389 Boomerang Way, 250-423-6878

CH

3

Freeway Lodge 4527 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

Ch

3

3

Glowing Embers 5209 Highline Close 250-423-2077

CH

3

Ingamo Lodge 5331 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

CH

3

Kimbers Timbers Fernie Alpine Resort 403-240-1769

CH

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

H&C

3

3

3

3

3

3

$539+

Bike in/Bike out

3

$415-$685

Bike in/Bike out

3

3

$795-$1375

Bike in/Bike out

3

3

3

$915-$1715

Bike in/Bike out

3

3

3

3

$750-$1250

Bike in/Bike out

3

3

3

3

$92-$563

Bike in/Bike out

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Holohike Haven 5275 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

CH

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

H&C

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

CH

3

3

Polar Peak Lodges 4576 Timberline Cres. 250-423-6878

CH

3

3

River Rock Lodge 5403 Highline Dr 250-423-6878

C

3

3

3

3

B&B

Snowed Inn 5271 Highline Drive 250-423-3830

B & Ch

Bike in/Bike out

3

CH

H&C

$86+

3

3

CH

Ski Inn Fernie 6 Alpine Trail Lane 250-423-7899

Bike in/Bike out Bike in/Bike out

3

Grizzly Den Chalet 250-5398 Boomerang Way

Snow Creek Lodge & Cabins 5258 Highline Drv 250-423-6878

$216-$439 $455-$735

3

Heartland Hideaway 4564 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

3

3 3

3

3

$745-$1145

Bike in/Bike out

3

$575-$895

Bike in/Bike out

3

$645-$1005

Bike in/Bike out

3

$250-$875

Bike in/Bike out

3

3

$494-$609

Bike in/Bike out

3

3

$329+

Bike in/Bike out

3

$899

Bike in/Bike out

3

3

3

3

$100 +

Bike in/Bike out

3

3

3

$149-$409

Bike in/Bike out

3

$75-$575

Bike in/Bike out

3

Spiral Lodge Chalet 4562 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

3

$535-$915

Bike in/Bike out

Spirit Lodge 5395 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

3

$915-$1605

Bike in/Bike out

Stone Creek Condominiums 5423 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077

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Exceptional projects - on budget - on time

Professional Residential and Commercial Construction Services Founded in Britain, refined in Canada.

We believe that a professional, quality service is not negotiable.

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SUMMER 2016 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT

REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT LIKE MANY TOURIST DESTINATIONS, THE REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT SCENE IN FERNIE IS ALWAYS FLUCTUATING. NEW DEVELOPMENTS LIKE MONTANE, THE CEDARS AND ALPINE TRAILS PROVIDE RESIDENTS AND VISITORS WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO BUILD IN BEAUTIFUL SETTINGS, WHILE RENOVATED HOMES AND CONDOS BOTH IN TOWN AND AT FERNIE ALPINE RESORT PROVIDE BUYERS WITH A TURN-KEY PROPERTY. THERE IS ALSO THE POSSIBILITY OF RENOVATING A HOME, WITH OLDER HOMES, SOME REFERRED TO AS “MINER SHACKS” COMING ON THE MARKET. IT CONTINUES TO BE A BUSY SECTOR IN FERNIE, AND FOR GOOD REASON. TIME AND TIME AGAIN, PEOPLE COME FOR A SEASON AND THEN NEVER LEAVE.

MICK SOSNOWSKI

FOOTHILLS SILVACULTURE INC. I started Foothills in 2000. I was able to buy back on excavator from my dad after he retired from his sawmill business. There wasn’t much work for me in Fernie at first, so I worked at Island Lake Lodge and a few other places for a few years. I was able to get some work from people I knew and did them evenings and weekends. It was a bit tough at first as I didn’t have a reputation yet, but after a few years things started to change. In the years to follow, one excavator turned into eight. One trucked turned into three, and so on. Now the business has twenty-five pieces of equipment and that’s diversified into aggregate manufacturing and sales. It has been nice to work in the same town I grew up in and to be able to employ people from the Elk Valley has been the most gratifying experience for me. In the development industry, I provide equipment and aggregate to build the roads and finish the landscape. The best part of working with developers is it never gets boring. There are always changes especially near the end of the project to keep it on budget. Also, to drive by and see people and families starting their life on the same ground we helped to build. In the last few years there has been a realization that most families need attainable housing to raise their families and I think we have the perfect mix of attainable and highend development. I hope that in the future, the town can stay diversified for everyone who loves it here.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Operating a business and raising a family here is exciting because my two boys can come with me any day they choose. My brother and I never had that chance. If we wanted to go to work with Dad or Grandpa Mickey, they would have to cart us off to the sawmill or logging camp in Alberta. I’m very proud to be fourth generation in the valley and now my kids will be the fifth. All I can hope for is that my kids can have the same opportunity to stay in Fernie as well. Q. The best place to take in a Fernie view… A. Sneak up the backside of Polar Peak on our sled.

Q. I unwind after a busy summer day by… A. Driving out to the lake and taking in a ski and a swim. Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie is… A.  My exploring is over now after being here for 36 years, but I find my enjoyment meeting and talking to the people travelling through or moving here. Seeing how excited they are to be in my community shows me we still have what we have always had – a warm, friendly, and safe community. Q. In my opinion, summer wins “Best Season” each year in the Fernie Fix Best of Fernie because…  A. Summer wins Best Season for me because I can go to work to pay the bills.

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ELK VALLEY PAINTING & DECORATING

Interior & Exterior Painting Residential & Commercial No Job Too Small

“Buying or selling a home is a big decision - you need an experienced professional to guide you through the process. When you work with me, you can count on personal, attentive & patient service. I have an excellent knowlege of the area, great negotiating skills and expert selling strategies. “

mas Loralee Tho

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DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS ALPINE TRAILS FAIRY CREEK Fernie’s sunniest mountain lots offering a community within a community. Located alongside the slope of Mt. Proctor, they offer south-westerly views overlooking town, the Elk River and Fernie Alpine Resort. www.alpinetrails.com

BEACON PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Professional constructions services, founded in Britain and refined in Canada, Beacon offers exceptional projects, residential or commercial, on time and on budget. www.beaconprojects.ca

BLACKPINE BUILDERS A small, hands-on residential building and renovation company that offers timberframe construction, complete renovations, design, project management and everything inbetween. www.blackpinebuilders.com

CANWAL HOMES One of Fernie’s busiest builders in 2015, offers full design and build services and specializes in fixed-price custom builds with great product specifications. Visit their website for homes on offer at either Montane or the Cedars, design the interior to suit your tastes. www.canwal.com

broad skill set, an abundance of knowledge and strong relationships in the field. New builds to custom designs and renovations. www.greendoorconstruction.ca

LWE BUILDERS LWE designs, builds new, renovates, remodels, restores and offers local expertise. For 15 years, they have been providing all services needed in the building process, including planning, management, construction and custom finishing. www.lwebuilders.com

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

WOLFE BUILDERS Specializing in residential and commercial developments, light industrial foundation, framing siding, crane services, and both new construction and renovations. You won’t be disappointed with the Wolfe Pak. www.wolfepak.ca

REALTORS CAROL COHEN Working with Fernie Real Estate, Carol has also been in resort real estate development for more than ten years. She is dedicated to helping her clients find their dreams. www.fernierealestate.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. www.fernierealestate.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. www.LoraleeThomas.com

DEJONG DESIGN ASSOCIATES Original, crafted living spaces. Every DeJong mountain and lake home is designed and crafted to enhance the lives of those within, while celebrating the natural beauty without. Custom. Never derivative. As original as the people who inspire it. As breathtaking as the landscape all around. www.dejongdesign.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. www.gracelandbuilders.com

GREEN DOOR CONSTRUCTION With over 15 years of experience in the development sector, Rich Lauriston offers a

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Let me help you with your Fernie journey

Maxine Wolfe 250-423-1881

www.maxinewolfe.com max@fernierealestate.com

WOLFE BUILDERS Residential / Commercial / Light Industrial Foundation / Framing / Siding / Crane Services New Construction & Renovations

Greg Wolfe greg@wolfepak.ca | 250 423-1883

Office: 250-423-2000 1602 9th Avenue, Ferne BC

Wolfe

Project Solutions Inc Residential / Commercial / Light Industrial Decorative Concrete Concrete Countertops Re-surface & Overlays Foundation & Framing New Construction & Renovations Consulting & Project Management

AJ Wolfe | 250-423-0708 aj@wolfeprojects.ca | www.wolfeprojects.ca

Welcome to Community Listing Service When people buy a new home, a vacation property, or are relocating for their job, they are actually buying more than a house. They are investing in the community and the local lifestyle. The Community Listing Service is a community specific resource site - created to tie together all the elements that make your community - your home. www.communitylistingservice.com

The Wolfe family has lived in the area and supported local communities for over 50 years.


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SUMMER 2016 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT LISTINGS MAXINE WOLFE

ELK VALLEY PAINTING & DECORATING

Serving Fernie, Elkford, Sparwood, and the South Country regions, Maxine has worked over 20 years in the Real Estate industry and has great knowledge, connections and an understanding of people. www.maxinewolfe.com

Provides professional painting services with competitive pricing and excellent customer service, and free, no obligation quotes. Fully covered by WCB and holds liability insurance that covers homeowners up to two million. www.elkvalleypainting.com

PROPERTY GUYS EAST KOOTENAY AND CROWSNEST

FERNIE CENTRAL RESERVATIONS

Property Guys are not Real Estate Agents, they are experts in marketing properties and teaching people how to sell their own. Servicing the entire East Kootenay region in BC as well as the Crowsnest Pass area of South-Western Alberta. www.propertyguys.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. www.sellingfernie.com

HOME CARE AND SERVICES BRECAN BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD. Fernie’s independent materials store with an interior design showroom, offering leading brands from rebar to railings. Their project services team designs, sells and installs cabinets, flooring, bathrooms and appliances. New this year, plumbing and heating. www.brecan.com

BUILD TRAIN A collaboration of local trades organising their services to make your build more efficient. Presently includes insulation, drywall, paint and growing. www.buildtrain.com

D’S DRYWALL Servicing the Elk Valley since 2006, providing all drywall related services; steel stud framing, boarding, finishing, texture, T-Bar, acoustic and fire separations. D’s Drywall has a large productive staff capable of completing all jobs, big or small. 250-423-0120

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. www.ferniecentralreservations.com

FERNIE MOUNTAIN LAWN CARE A locally owned and operated lawn maintenance company in Fernie. Specializing in residential and small commercial properties, they take pride in doing a great job and providing excellent service at an affordable rate. www.fernielawncare.com

FERNIE LODGING COMPANY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 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. www.fernielodgingco.com

FERNIE MOW & SNOW LAND CARE Specializing in all kinds of land care for both residential and commercial clients, including landscaping, turf, spring and fall cleanup. They also offer bobcat services such as posthole auger, power sweeper, and mini hoe work. www.mowandsnow.ca

FERNIE PROPERTY CARE The Elk Valley’s locally owned and operated, full service property care and management service. From property inspections and reporting to handyman services and small repairs to project management and consulting, they have you covered. www.ferniepropertycare.ca

FOOTHILLS SILVA CULTURE Specializing in general contracting and supplying equipment, completing road building, site prep and excavating complex

building sites, with expertise gained in a forestry background. Locally owned and operated since 1991. www.foothillssilva.com

GOLDSTAR CLEANING SERVICES Independently owned and operated, Goldstar is the area’s leading provider of contract cleaning, servicing commercial clients, construction companies and customized service arrangements for individual homes, recognizing that every home and every client is unique. 250-423-4029

NUFLOORS A wide variety of flooring options to suite every design and home need, visit Nufloors in the downtown of Fernie for your next project. Can’t decide? Ask their experienced staff for advice. 250-423-4314

PALATTA PAINTING Offering the highest in painting quality, with over 20 years experience and many local residential and commercial projects completed, Palata is able to meet all painting needs. Also offering colour consulting and can assist with any design or re-design projects. www.palatapainting.com

RENTING IN FERNIE 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. www.rentinginfernie.com

SCHNELL CARPENTRY Put German Master Carpenter, Andreas Schnell’s 25 years of carpentry experience to work for you! Specializing in design and custom carpentry, landscape carpentry, renovations and finishing. www.schnellcarpentry.ca or visit them on facebook.

WHITE LADDER PAINTING A professional painting company servicing the Elk Valley, valuing quality and the customer experience. White Ladder Painting is a proud member of Build Train. www.whiteladderpainting.com 250-430-1872

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Nufloors offers you the highest quality products, everyday competitive pricing, and a full service guaranteed installation.

real estate transaction Trust our window coverings specialist to help you with your next window covering project with professional installation and FREE in-home measuring.

Nufloors is Fernie’s largest selection of stylish carpet, tile, stone, hardwood, laminate, cork, bamboo, and vinyl.

is hard to find.

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SUMMER 2016 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT

LET SUMMER IN

Setting Plaster (231) Farrow & Ball

BY TARA HIGGINS

WITH BENJAMIN MOORE, ONE OF NORTH AMERICA’S LEADING PAINT RETAILERS, NAMING ‘SIMPLY WHITE’ AS THE COLOUR OF THE YEAR WHAT BETTER WAY TO SAY ‘HELLO’ TO SUMMER THAN WITH A SPLASH OF REAL COLOUR. NO MATTER YOUR PERSONALITY THERE IS A FRESH, INSPIRING COLOUR OUT THERE THAT CAN SNEAK INTO YOUR HOME WITH AS MUCH, OR AS LITTLE, COMMITMENT AS YOU FANCY. ›››

Cool Rain (5005-100) Valspar Paints

Juliet’s Potion (A0908) Dulux Paints Alt Deutsch pattern Wallpaper by Studio Job

© Tara Higgins

Feeling Bold? Flash that confidence with a bright green such as ‘Juliet’s Potion’ from Dulux Paints. Would you like your Sophistication to shine through in your home décor? A beautiful soft pink is the ultimate statement of chic. Try Farrow and Ball’s ‘Setting Plaster.’

Remain Calm with ‘Cool Rain’ by Valspar. Do you know exactly who you are? Let a Brazen wallpaper speak your mind. The design gurus of Studio Job have created the ‘Alt Deutsch’ pattern in two colour ways and will always offer something to talk about.

HERE ARE FIVE OF MY FAVOURITE PLACES TO ADD A LITTLE SPLASH OF SASS AT HOME: The front door, the side door, and don’t forget garage door so you will feel greeted no matter which way you enter. The sofa. A tried and true place to mix things up with new throw pillows, all for the cost of the small change found in between the cushions. The littlest room in the house. The powder room is always a great place to try a new style. Do not be afraid of going big in this tiny room. An eclectic wallpaper can be the perfect gateway to let out your inner bohemian. You’ve heard of an accent wall? How about an accent stripe instead. Starting around 18 inches off the floor throw in a 24inch strip colour to your hall. Rarely do you have to worry about matching the furniture in this travel through area.

ORIGINAL, CRAFTED LIVING SPACES. DeJONG DESIGN ASSOCIATES LTD.

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office@dejongdesign.com www.dejongdesign.com 250.430.9330

In a frame. Zero commitment, maximum effect. Grab a frame with a matt, a sample pot of your favourite colour and voilà, an instant splash for any room. Tara Higgins, a visual artist abhors cookie cutter design. She believes every home should reflect its inhabitants and is willing to do whatever it takes to make this happen.

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SUMMER 2016 › SERVICES

SERVICES THERE IS NEVER A DULL MOMENT IN FERNIE. RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, LIVE MUSIC, FESTIVALS, CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING… THE CALENDAR IS ALWAYS FULL WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. THESE OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE BECAUSE OF THE HARD WORK AND DEDICATION OF ORGANIZATIONS, EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS. TAKE THE TIME THIS SUMMER TO NOTICE THE INDIVIDUALS BEHIND THE SCENES, AND PERHAPS YOU’LL PUT YOUR NAME DOWN TO LEND A HAND NEXT TIME AROUND… BECAUSE WHILE ENJOYING AN EVENT IS AMAZING, THE FEELING OF HOSTING IS EVEN BETTER.

JOHNNY SHAW

what a few volunteers can accomplish in an evening.

FERNIE TRAILS ALLIANCE AND FERNIE MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB

Happy Trails! Q. The best place to take in a Fernie view…

I moved to Fernie in the winter of 1997 after finishing another long season of forestry work in Northern Ontario. My plan was to spend a few months learning how to snowboard before having to return to the bush camps and black flies in early April. I immediately fell in love with this community, made a down payment on a house and suddenly was no longer “of no fixed address.” My passion for outdoor recreation and experience in the forestry industry made working with the Fernie Trails Alliance and Fernie Mountain Bike Club a natural fit. My main role with the FTA is to organize the volunteer trail maintenance work parties; for the FMBC I maintain the bike park and organize all of the children’s events. I am a Level 2 mountain bike coach and have recently started working with the FMBC, Fernie Flyers and College of the Rockies on youth mountain bike skill development programs. I have always believed that you set yourself up for a healthy balanced life when you are young. I hope that my work on the bike park, kids events and skill development programs

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

Community LIstings Service A community-specific resource site, created to tie together all elements that make your

A. Exertion makes for the best views. There are so many great viewpoints in the valley: the top of Big Money, or Hypervent, or Stupid Traverse or… Q. I unwind after a busy summer day by… A. I often work in our garden after the kids go to bed. SUBMITTED PHOTO will give kids the opportunity to fall in love with riding their bikes, which will contribute to a healthy, happy life. As that great Clawhammer poster says, “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a bike.” Fernie’s world class trail network is built and maintained by volunteers. The goal of the trail maintenance program is to give trail users an opportunity to contribute to a sustainable, lasting, world class trail system. We meet at the bike park every Thursday at 6pm and shuttle to the site we are working on that week. It is extremely satisfying to see

community your home. An online directory for business and service classified, choose a city and peruse hundreds of businesses in your area. www.communitylistingservice.com

Elk Valley Employment Centre Whether you are looking for work or looking to hire, the Elk Valley Employment Centre is your one-stop shop for all your employment related needs, at no charge. Visit www.

Q. My favourite way to explore Fernie is… A. Definitely by bike. Q. In my opinion, summer wins “Best Season” each year in the Fernie Fix Best of Fernie because…  A. The long, warm days and the endless recreation options make summer superlative. It is easy to work a full day, go for a long ride, float the river then have a burger and beer on one of the many lovely patios. I do however think that every season in Fernie has something special to offer and don’t have a favourite. I love the change.

ekemployment.org/Elk_Valley for more details.

Fernie Arts Station The hub of Fernie’s cultural scene, with two art galleries, a 100 seat theatre, craft and painting studio, pottery studio and workshop/ meeting spaces, there’s always something going on. www.theartsstation.com


SUMMER 2016 › SERVICES LISTINGS

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

FernieFix.com Not only does this site include the monthly editions of the Fernie Fix magazine, it includes events, news, blogs, photography, business listings, stories, guides, and more. Stay up to date on everything Fernie, sign up for its weekly e-newsletter. www.ferniefix.com

Fernie Museum The Fernie museum recently finished a fiveyear long project, renovating one of Fernie’s historic buildings, creating a first-class standing exhibit, on-going programs and outreach into the community, and it’s just the beginning. Visit www.ferniemuseum.com to learn more.

Explore Your Path to Career Success     

Land a Great Job Discover a Career Plan for School or Work Based Training Learn About Funding Available Explore Entrepreneurship

All employment services are free, including self-serve resource area open to all job seekers. Eligibility criteria applies for other employment supports and services.

Start With Us. We Can Help! www.ekemployment.org 250-423-4204 or 1-855-651-3027 302 C 2nd Ave Fernie (Mon-Fri) - 141 A Aspen Sparwood (Tues) The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

Fernie Aquatic Centre 250.423.4466 Facility Inquires 250.423.2245 www.fernie.ca

The Season of Sunshine and Fun! During the summer season Fernie Leisure Services facilities, trails, fields, and parks are bustling with activity. Summer camps, bike races, swim lessons, music festivals, disk golf and splash park are just a few of the programs and activities that make summer fun. For more schedule and program information visit www.fernie.ca FERNIEFIX.COM | 77


SUMMER 2016 › GETTING TO FERNIE

GETTING HERE

Located in the South-Eastern corner of British Columbia, Fernie is situated near major hubs allowing quick and efficient access from anywhere in the world. A threehour drive from Calgary, Alberta, five-hour drive from Spokane, Washington, two-hour drive from Kalispell, Montana and a onehour drive from Cranbrook, British Columbia, all home to international airports. Shuttles, buses, car rentals and transit make travel to and from these locations, among others, easy.

Glacier National Park

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CAR RENTAL Practicar 1622 7th Ave 250-423-6030 Avis 1-800-879-2847 Budget 1-800-268-8900 Hertz 1-800-263-0600 Tilden 1-800-387-4747

DRIVING DIRECTIONS From Calgary, Alberta: Follow Deerfoot Trail south to Marquis of Lorne Trail (Hwy 22 & 2). Follow the Marquis of Lorne Trail west to Hwy 22. Follow Hwy 22 south to Hwy 3, Take Hwy 3 westbound to Fernie. From Banff, Alberta: Follow the TransCanada Highway 1 west to Hwy 93. Follow Hwy 93 south to Hwy 3, and take Hwy 3 eastbound to Fernie. From Kalispell, Montana: Follow Hwy 93 northbound through Whitefish, across the Canadian border and continue to Hwy 3. Take Hwy 3 east to Fernie. From Spokane, Washington: Follow Hwy 95 northbound across the Canadian border to Hwy 3. Take Hwy 3 east to Fernie. Carrying your passport is necessary when travelling between the US and Canada. Visit www.cbsa.gc.ca for information on border crossing. For road conditions visit www.drivebc.ca.

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AIR The Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) in Cranbrook has daily flights to and from Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on Air Canada, and daily flights to and from Vancouver and Kelowna International Airport (YLW) on Pacific Coastal Airlines. There are also three direct flights six days per week to Calgary on Integra Air, where you can connect to Edmonton, AB.

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Kootenay National Park

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Lethbridge

Fernie

Crowsnest Pass Castle Mountain

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Pincher Creek

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GETTING AROUND TAXI SERVICES Operating 24 hours a day, Kootenay Taxi is a great way to get around Fernie. Taxis can carry up to six people and have room for luggage and gear. Also offering a personal van service to both the Calgary and Cranbrook airports for up to six people. www. kootenaytaxi.com, 250-423-4409

BUS Located at 1561 9th Ave, the Greyhound Bus travels between Fernie and Cranbrook and Fernie and Calgary, among other destinations. The station is open from 10am – 6pm, where you can inquire about tickets and travel times. Visit www.greyhound.ca for more information or call 250-423-5577.

FERNIE RIDE BOARD This free ride sharing website allows people to offer rides, look for rides, figure out carpooling, and more. www.fernierideboard.com.

THE KOOTENAY CARSHARE With a minimum six-month commitment, deposit and clean BC driver’s license, you can get access to a vehicle in Fernie, plus

other vehicles around the Kootenays. Visit www.carsharecoop.ca for additional details, and where you can become a member and book your vehicle online.

ELK VALLEY TRANSIT SYSTEM The Elk Valley Transit System facilitates travel between Elkford, Fernie and Sparwood. Transit picks up at three locations in Fernie: the Elk Valley Hospital, Fernie Community Centre and College of the Rockies first thing in the morning, mid-day and evening, beginning at 8:30am through 5:30pm. Health Connections provides transportation for medical appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays, leaving at 9am at the Fernie Hospital and arriving at the Tamarack Mall or Cranbrook Hospital at 10:15am. Transportation departs Cranbrook at 3pm from the Cranbrook Hospital, arriving in Fernie at 4pm. Buses are equipped with racks to facilitate Bike and Ride, and passengers can also travel with strollers (as long as they are collapsible). $2 locally or $2.50 regionally per ticket, or purchase a sheet of ten for $15 or a monthly pass for $42. Bctransit.com, 1-855417-4636


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

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Hiking Routes of the Cedar Valley Rating for routes: Difficult. Steepness, loose rock, becoming lost, encountering wild animals, and stream crossings are just some of the hazards. Hiring a guide is recommended. CABIN RIDGE (ROUTE) Access: Drive the Island Lake Lodge access road 3km to the Old Growth Trail head. Follow the Old Growth Trail for 1km, then take the left fork trail to the Cabin Trail. LIZARD LAKE (ROUTE) Access: The trail head is in The Mount Fernie Provincial Park, approximately 0.5 km from the Island Lake Lodge property boundary and gate. BIG WHITE PEAK (ROUTE) Access: Via Spineback Trail. Visit www.islandlakecatskiing.com/summer/ hiking for more details descriptions on these hikes and to learn more about other opportunities such as the spa and dining experiences.

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Fernie Trails Fernie’s extensive trail system spreads over the valley, on private land, Crown land and City property. Thankfully, with organizations such as the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club, the Fernie Mountain Bike Club and the Fernie Trails Alliance, important land-use agreements are in place to allow multi-use recreation on these trails, along with trail building, enhancement and maintenance.

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THREE HIKES AT FERNIE ALPINE RESORT SUMMER ROAD - TRAIL # 10 Difficulty: Easy technical trail with strenuous uphill Lift: Elk Chair Time: 2- 4 hours

POLAR PEAK - TRAIL #28 Difficulty: Advanced Lift: Timber Chair Time: 3.5 - 7 hours

LOST BOYS TRAILS - TRAIL #29 Difficulty: Easy Lift: Timber Chair Time: 45mins - 1.5 hours

The Summer Road Trail begins at the top of the Elk Chair. Winding through the Lizard Bowl via switchbacks, the ascent is quite easy with no steep ascents - just a constant uphill to the top of the Boomerang Chair and the Bear Chair.

The Polar Peak Trail follows the Lost Boys Trail out to the Lookout. From here it turns right and follows the Lizards Range crest all the way around to Polar Peak. The trail offers spectacular views for the entire trip. At 2100 metres, Polar Peak provides a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding area. From Polar Peak, return to the saddle between Currie Headwall and Polar Peak and follow the trail back to the Hut at the Top of Whitepass Chair. Return to the Timber Chair to download or take the Timber Trek to the base.

The Lost Boys Lookout and Lost Boys Loop Trails offer an easy walk through the alpine meadows. The Lost Boys Pass Lookout is an easy 0.75 km walk from the top of the Timber Chair to the west. With a vertical gain of only 80m this walk is suited for youngsters as well as adults. The Lost Boys Loop is a trail that goes out to the Lost Boys Lookout then descends through the alpine to the Mammoth Droppings to an interesting area of giant boulders below the Mammoth Peak. The Loop is 1.7 km with a vertical climb of about 100m. The trail is an easy walk and suitable for children.

Once you reach the top of the Bear Chair you can choose to return on the trail you came up on, or you can turn left and go south across Lizard Bowl about ½ km to a trail descending between Cruiser and Dancer. This part of the trail is all limestone and contains many fossils of horn corals, tabulate corals and crinoids.


Recreation Adventure Tours

Adventure Source Tours www. adventuresourcetours.com, 250-423-3959 Alpine Enthusiasts 9820 King Street Hosmer 250-423-0564 Ascent Helicopters www.asentaerospace.ca 250-423-1443 Bellevue Mine www.crowsnestguide.com/ bellvuemine/ 403-564-4700 Big Big Horn Helicopters 431 Burma Road 250-423-4118 Bull River Guest Ranch www.bullriverguestranch.com 250-429-3750 Canadian Fly Fishing Services 1190 Hand Ave 250-423-3783 Canyon Rafting Company www.canyonraft.com 250-423-7226 Elk River Guiding Company 791 7th Ave 250-423-7239 Fernie Alpine Resort Ski Hill Rd 250-423-4655 Fernie Bike Guides www.ferniebikeguides.ca Fernie Fly Fishing 2131 Highway #3 250-430-2334 Fernie Nature Club naturebob@telus.net Fernie Wilderness Adventures 742 Hwy 3, Park Place Lodge 250-423-6704 Happy Hounds - Outdoor Adventures for Dogs www.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 www.lostcreekangler.com 250-423-7561 Mountain High Adventures www.raftfernie. com 1-877-423-4555 Mountain Adventure Centre Fernie Alpine Resort 250-423-4655 Mountain High Travel & Tours 652 2nd Ave 250-423-6916 Mountain Pursuits 602A 2nd Ave 250-423-3700 Sacred Rides www.sacredrides.com 1-888-423-7849 Thunder Meadows Cabin – Guide’s Hut 671 2nd Ave 250-423-3650 Trit Trot Farms 4991 Hwy 3 250-423-6883 Whitefish Mountain Resort www.skiwhitefish.com Wild Nature Tours www.wildnaturetours.ca 250-423-3322 VM Travels www.vmtravel.ca 250-946-6062

Clubs and Associations

Fernie Curling Club www.ferniecurlingclub.com 250-430-7257 Fernie Flyers Cycling Club www.fernieflyers.com Fernie Ghostriders www.fernieghostriders.com Fernie Nature Club naturebob@telus.net Fernie Nordic Society www.fernienordic.com 250-531-0690 Fernie Mountain Bike Club www.bikefernie.ca Fernie Skating Club www.fernieskatingclub.com Fernie Snowmobile Association www. ferniesnowmobile.com 250-423-6489 Fernie Tears & Gears www.fernietearsandgears.com Fernie Trails Alliance www.fernietrailsalliance.com Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club www.fernietrails.com

Events

Fernie Half Marathon www.ferniehalfmarathon.com Fernie Tears & Gears www.fernietearsandgears.com Highline 100 www.highline100.com STARS Fundraising Golf Tournament www.golffernie.com Summer Socials – Downtown Social www.ferniechamber.com TransRockies Singletrack 6 www.singletrack6.com Wednesday Concert Series www.ferniefix.com

Fly Fishing

Canadian Fly Fishing Services 1190 Hand Ave 250-423-3783 Elk River Guiding Company 791 7th Ave 250-423-7239 Fernie Fly Fishing 2131 Highway #3 250-430-2334 Fernie Wilderness Adventures www.fernieadventures.com Kootenay Fly Shop 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483 Lost Creek Angler www.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 & Country Club Pro Shop 201 Fairway Drive 250-423-7773 Kootenay Fly Shop 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483 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 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 www.fernie.ca District of Elkford www.elkford.ca District of Sparwood www.sparwoodca

Info Services

City of Fernie 501 3rd Ave 250-423-6817 College of the Rockies 342 3rd Ave 250-423-4691 East Kootenay Kids www.ekkids.ca Elk Valley Employment Centre 302C 2nd Ave 250-423-4204 Fernie Chamber of Commerce 102 Commerce Rd 250-423-6868

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Fernie Heritage Library 492 3rd Ave 250-423-4458 Fernie Leisure Services 250 Pine Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Museum & Info Centre 362 2nd Ave 250-423-7016

Indoors

The Castle on First 461 1st Ave 250-278-8478 College of the Rockies Indoor Climbing Wall 342 3rd Ave 250-423-4691 Crossfit Fernie 902 6th Ave 250-531-0240 Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th Ave 250-423-9672 Evolution Health & Fitness 1192 8th Ave 250-423-3344 Fernie Aquatic Centre 250 Pine Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Fernie Brewing Company 26 Manitou Road 250-423-7797 Fernie Heritage Library 492 3rd Ave 250-423-4458 Fernie Leisure Services 250 Pine Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Martial Arts 4 Mount Washburn Rd 250-430-3155 Fernie Memorial Arena Highway 3 250-423-2254 Fernie Museum & Info Centre 362 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Fernie Old School Boxing 661B 2nd Ave 250-423-0272 Heaven Boutique 672c 2nd Ave 250-423-6652 Soar Cycle Studio 461 1st Ave www. soarcyclestudio.com Vitality Body & Mind 1561A 10th Ave 778-519-5019 Vogue Theatre 321 2nd Ave 250-423-7111

Lakes, Parks and Outdoor Fun

Baynes Lake Market Jaffray, Baynes Lake, BC 250-429-3519 Fernie Mountain Market Rotary Park 250-423-7799 Fernie RV Resort www.ferniervresort.com 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 Mount Fernie Provincial Park Campsite 250-422-3003 Newgate Sandy Shores Resort Newgate Rd, Lake Koocanusa 250-887-3272 Whitefish Mountain Resort www.skiwhitefish.com

Rafting

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

Travel

Flight Centre Travel Associates Amy Hare 250-423-0910/Dee Hatina 250-423-1333 Mountain High Travel & Tours 652 2nd Ave 250-423-6916

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Health and Wellness Animal Care

Barkside Pets 1201 6th Ave 250-423-4332 Cathy Smith-Clark Dog Training 250-423-7257 Happy Hounds www.happyhounds.ca 250-423-6695 Pampered Paws Kennel 4991 Hwy 3 www.pamperedpawsfernie.com

Acupuncture

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

Counselling Services and Consulting Evolve Ink Coaching & Consulting 571b 2nd Ave 250-423-6697 Fernie Counselling and Consulting www.ferniecounselling.com 250-423-2608 McDermid & McDermid Counselling Associates 10 Pine Cres 250-423-6785 Inside Out Fernie Wellness 571 B 2nd Ave www.ferniewellness.com

Chiropractic

Alpine Chiropractic 701 4th Ave 250-423-1452 Elk Valley Family Chiropractic 831 7th Ave 250-423-3003 Fernie Chiropractic 901 5th Ave 250-423-4800 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 www.mothernurturedoulas.com 250-946-6322 Rebecca Vaughan RMT 632 2nd Ave 250-423-2673 Tanya Malcolm www.tanyamalcolm.com 250-278-0666

Fitness Centres

The Castle on First 461 1st Ave 250-278-8478 Crossfit Fernie 902 6th Ave 250-531-0240 Evolution Health & Fitness 1192 8th Ave 250-423-3344 Soar Cycle Studio 461 1st Ave www.soarcyclestudio.com Vitality Body & Mind 1561A 10th Ave 778-519-5019

Hair Salons

Blue Lime Hair Co. 601 2nd Ave 250-423-4334 Brooke’s Mobile Hair 250-531-0124 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 250423-7615 Sparrow for Hair 1221 7th Ave 250-423-7175 Trish’s Hair Design 25 Aspen Cres 250-423-6770 Walter’s Hair Studio 591 2nd Ave 250-4233320

Massage/Esthetics

Ajna Holistic 991 7th Ave 250-423-7615

Elaine’s Massage 561 Hwy 3 250-423-1511 Enchanted Esthetics www. enchantedestheticsfernie.com 250-430-1289 Fernie Massage www.ferniemassage.ca 250-423-0155 Fernie Mountain Massage Therapy Clinic 1571 2nd Ave 250-423-5522 Inside Out Fernie Wellness 571 B 2nd Ave Island Lake Spa www.islandlakecatskiing.com 250-423-3700 Jade River Healing Centre 901 5th Ave 250-423-7667 Jennifer Hutchinson Massage www. jenniferhutchinsonmassage.com 250-430-7575 Jeremy Grassick RMT 632 2nd Ave 250-423-3423 King Fir Spa 4559 Timberline Cres 250-423-6878 Laura Archibald RMT 1500 McDonald Ave 250-531-0084 Lashed 250-430-7950 Lizard Creek Lodge Spa 5346 Highline Dr 250-423-2057 The Massage Place 592 3rd Ave 250-423-9677 Nails and Spa 362B 2nd Ave 778-519-0909 No 3 522 2nd Ave 250-423-2181 Rebecca Vaughan RMT 632 2nd Ave 250-423-2673 Spa 901 901-2nd Ave 250-423-7722 Summit Massage 571B 2nd Ave 250-430-7244 Three Sisters Day Spa 4 72 2nd Ave 250-423-6395 Thunder Meadows Massage www.thundermeadowsmassage.ca Trillium Day Spa 632 2nd Ave 250-423-7774

Medical Clinics

Dr. Karley Denoon, ND 571 B 2nd Ave 250-531-0154 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

Medical Services

Addiction Services 250-423-4423 Alcohol Anonymous 250-423-2131 Celebrate Recovery www.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

Optometric

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

Pharmacies

Ann’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

Rehabilitation and Athletic Resources

Ahead of the Curve Physiotherapy www.aheadofthecurvept.com 250-430-2115 Cristallin Toullec – Osteopathic Practitioner 571B 2nd Ave 250-464-5839 Elk Valley Wellness Centre www.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 www.fluidmotiontherapy. com 250-946-6722 Play it Forward Sports Thearapy www.playitforwardtherapy.com 250-430-1007 Sarah’s Active Rehabilitation 1192 8th Ave 250-423-9167

Yoga & Pilates

The Castle on 1st www.thecastleonfirst.com Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th 250-423-9672 Evolution Health & Fitness 1192 8th Ave 250423-3344 Heather Ivany Yoga www.heatherivanyyoga.com King Fir Spa and Wellness 4559 Timberline Cresc. 250-423-8215 Vitality Body & Mind 1561A 10th Ave 778-519-5019 Yoga Netra www.yoganetra.com

Shopping Art Studios

Angela Morgan 441 2nd Ave Decoro Portrait www.decoroportraits.com 250-423-3023 Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Brian Pollock 532B 2nd Ave 250-430-7114 Kyle Hamilton 341C 3rd Ave 250-423-0904 Raven Eye Photography 871 7th Ave 250-430-1097

Fashion, Apparel, & Accessories

The Bargain Shop 1101 Hwy 3 250-423-3484 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 Elevation Showcase 598 2nd Ave 250-423-3328 Elk River Guiding Company 791 7th Ave 250423-7239 Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th 250-423-9672 Fernie Golf & Country Club Pro Shop 201 Fairway Drive 250-423-7773 Freyja Lifestyle Fashion 602B 2nd Ave 250423-0713 Gear Hub 401 1st Ave 250-423-5555


SUMMER 2016 › DIRECTORY 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 250-423-4769 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 Poison Apple 1221C 7th Ave 250-423-5948 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 Straightline 461B 2nd Ave 250-423-3532 Trillium Day Spa 632 2nd Ave 250-423-7774 Wild Things Children’s Resale Boutique 672D 2nd Ave 250-423-6652

Groceries

7-Eleven Food Store 1261 Hwy 3 250-423-7662 Ann’s Your Independent Grocer 1792 A 9th Ave 250-423-3264 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 Le Grand Fromage 692B 2nd Ave 778-519-5050 Loaf Bakery 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702 Mountain Pantry Grocery & Liquor 5339 Ski Hill Rd 250-423-2431 Multi Menu Pet Store at Your Door 7420 3rd Ave, Hosmer 250-423-3959 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 & Gifts

Barkside Pets 791 2nd Ave 250-423-4332 Beanpod 691A 2nd Ave 778-519-5008 Bisaro Woodworking 792 3rd Ave 250-423-7329 Canadian Tire Ghostrider Crossing 1791 9th Ave 250-423-4222 Clawhammer Letterpress 661 2nd Ave 250-946-6400 Coal Town Goods 591B 2nd Ave 250-423-0949 Cotton Tree Quilt Shop 581 B 2nd Ave 250-423-3358

Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Buds and Blooms 592B 3rd Ave 778-519-5260 Fernie Buds and Blooms 101 Red Cedar Dr, Sparwood 250-425-0222 Fernie Fireplace 24B Manitou Road 250-423-4216/9127 Ghostrider Trading Company 661 2nd Ave 250-423-5541 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 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 Quality For Less Furniture 902 6th Ave 250-423-3433 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 841 7th Ave 250-423-4062 CP Catering www.enjoyfernie.com 250-423-7567 Elk View Lodge www.elkviewlodge.com 250-430-1077 Fernie Mountain Lawncare 250-430-7254 www.fernielawncare.com Fernie Mow & Snow www.mowandsnow.ca 250-423-1665 Goldstar Cleaning 1591 10th Ave 250-423-4029 Happy Hounds www.happyhounds.ca 250-423-6695 Lilac Media 542D 2nd Ave 250-430-1330

Sports & 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 & Country Club Pro Shop 201 Fairway Dr. 250-423-7773 Gear Hub 401 1st Ave 250-423-5555 Ghostrider Motorsports 30 Shadow Rd 250423-9251 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 Asian

Cedar Garden Grill and Wok 1302 Hwy 3 250-423-3689 The Chopstick Truck www.thechopsticktruck.com

The Curry Bowl 931 7th Ave 250-423-2695 Kelvin’s Kitchen 1221A 7th Ave 250-423-3211 Pho Locoal 301 2nd Ave 778-519-5201

Butcher Shop

Ann’s Your Independent Grocer 1792 A 9th Ave 250-423-3264 Back Country Meats & Sausage 1091 Hwy 3 250-423-6656 Fernie Meat Market 512 5th St 250-423-4212 Save On Foods 792 2nd Ave 250-423-4607

Casual Dining

The Blue Toque Diner 601 1st Ave 250-423-4637 Boston Pizza 1602 7th Ave 250-423-2634 Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002 Fernie Cattle Co – Burger Joint 561 Hwy 3 250-423-7498 Kelsey’s 5339 Ski Hill Rd 250-423-2444 Smitty’s Family Restaurant 2001 Hwy 3 250-423-3892

Catering Services

The Clubhouse Restaurant padrian@skifernie.com 250-423-9777 CP Catering www.enjoyfernie.com Iron Creek Catering www ironcreekcatercompany.com

Coffee Shops & Cafes

Beanpod 691A 2nd Ave 778-519-5008 Big Bang Bagels 502 2nd Ave 250-423-7778 Crumbs Cakery 562 2nd Ave 250-423-2006 Freshies 632 2nd Ave 250-423-3833 Infinitea 501 1st Ave 250-430-7168 Loaf Bakery & Restaurant 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702 Lost Boys Café Timber Chair, FAR 250-423-4655 Lunchbox 561A 2nd 250-423-4500 Mug Shots Bistro 592 3rd Ave 250-423-8018 Slopeside Coffee and Deli Fernie Alpine Resort 250-423-4655 Starbucks 1641 7th Ave 250-423-3681 The Valley Social 562 C 2nd Ave 416-819-7738

Fast Food

A & W Restaurant 1392 Hwy 3 250-423-6344 Dairy Queen 1610 McDonald, Hwy 3 250-4239297 McDonalds 1702 9th Ave 250-423-5380 Tim Horton’s 1701 9th Ave 250-423-7709 Subway 441 Hwy 3 250-423-4400

Fine Dining

Cirque Restaurant 5346 Highline Dr 250-423-2057 Fernie Cattle Co 561 Hwy 3 250-423-7498 Island Lake Lodge www.islandlakecatskiing.com 250-423-3700 Max Restaurant 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871

Indian

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

Latin

Nevados 531 2nd Ave 250-423-5566

Pizza, delivery or pick-up

Boston Pizza 1602 7th Ave 250-423-2634

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Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002 Elk Valley Pizza Shoppe 592 8th Ave 250-423-0007 Fernie Pizza & Pasta 1221 7th Ave 250-4234231 Loaf Bakery & Restaurant 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702 Not Just Pizza 362 2nd Ave 250-423-9277

Pub Fare

The Brickhouse 401 2nd Ave 250-423-0009 Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002 The Clubhouse 201 Fairway Dr. 250-423-4115 The Fernie Hotel & Pub 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444 The Northern 561 2nd Ave 250-423-3075 The Pub Bar & Grill 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871 The Rusty Edge 5369 Ski Hill Road 778-519-5206

Specialty

Beanpod 691A 2nd Ave 778-519-5008 Crumbs Cakery 562 2nd Ave 250-423-2006 Happy Cow 561B Hwy 3 250-423-8381 Le Grand Fromage 692B 2nd Ave 778-519-5050 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 581 A 2nd Ave 250-423-2680

Steakhouse

Fernie Cattle Co 561 Hwy 3 250-423-7498

Sushi

Yamagoya 741 7th Ave 250-430-0090 Yama-2-go www.yama2go.com

After Dark 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 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 Yamagoya 741 7th Ave 250-430-0090

Clubs

The Central 301 2nd Ave 250-423-3343 The Fernie Hotel & Pub 691 1st Ave 250-4236444 The Northern 561 2nd Ave 250-423-3075 The Royal 501 1st Ave 250-946-5395

Live Music (all ages)

The Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Clawhammer Letterpress 661 2nd 778-519-5010 Infinitea 501 1st Ave 250-430-7168 Loaf Bakery & Restaurant 641 2nd Ave 250423-7702

Movie Theatres

Vogue Theatre 321 2nd Ave 250-423-7111

Where To Stay B&B

Alpine Lodge 5291 Highline Dr 250-423-4237 Beaver Lodge 562 5th Ave 250-423-5093 Birch Meadows Lodge 4485 Hwy 3 South 250-423-4236 Castle Creek B&B 12 Cedar Bowl Dr 250-423-8014 Creekside Bed & Breakfast 16 Elkview Cres 250-423-7394 Elk View Lodge 3934 Cokato Rd 1-888-733-7643 Fernie Bed & Breakfast Association www.fernielodging.com Family B&B Suite 1701 Dicken Rd 250-423-7492 Old Nurses Residence B&B 802 4th Ave 250423-3091 Parkside B&B 54 Mt. Proctor Ave 250-423-7578 The Ridge B&B 20 Ridgemont Ave 250-423-3170 Snowed Inn 5271 Highline Dr 250-423-3830 Twisted Timber Guest House 9 Alpine Trail Cres 250-423-6425 Ski Inn Fernie 224 Spruce Lodge 250-946-5999

Booking Services

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

Campgrounds

Fernie RV Resort www.ferniervresort.com Kikomun Creek Provincial Park 250-422-3003 Koocanusa Campsite 9800 Caven Creek Rd 250-529-7484 Mount Fernie Provincial Park Campsite 250-422-3003

Chalet

The Alders 35 Highline Dr 250-423-2077 Alpine Aerie 5267 Highline Dr 250-423-2077 Alpine Lodge Fernie 5291 Highline Dr 250-423-4237 Bear Paw Lodges 5383 Highline Dr 250-423-6878 Black Bear Chalet 24 Timberline Cres 250-423-5023 Black Diamond Chalet 5406 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077 Canadian Powder Tours 1410 McDonald Ave 250-423-3019 Currie Cabin 4520 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077 Elk View Lodge 3934 Cokato Road 1-888-733-7643 First Tracks Lodge 5389 Boomerang Way 250-423-6878 Freeway Lodge 4527 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077 Glowing Embers 5209 Highline Close 250-423-2077 Heartland Hideaway 4564 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

Ingamo Lodge 5331 Highline Dr 250-423-2077 Kimbers Timbers Fernie Alpine Resort 403-240-1769 The Lodge at Fernie 4502 Timberline Cres 406-756-7714 Pinnacle Ridge Chalets Rivermount Place 250-423-2077 Polar Peak Lodges 4576 Timberline Cres 250-423-6878 Spiral Lodge Chalet 4562 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077 Spirit Lodge 5395 Boomerang Way 250-4232077 Tightlines Lodge 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483

Condo

901 Fernie 901 2nd Ave 250-423-2077 Cedar Ridge Condos 5388 Highline Dr 250423-2077 Cornerstone Lodge 5369 Fernie Ski Hill Rd 250-423-6855 The Griz Inn 5369 Ski Hill Rd 250-423-9221 Lizard Creek Lodge & Condominiums 5346 Highline D­­­r 250-423-2057 River Rock Lodge 5403 Highline Dr 250-423-6878 Silver Rock Condos 500 Macdonald Ave 250-423-2077 Snow Valley Condos 51 Ridgemont Dr 250-423-2077 Snow Creek Lodge and Cabins 5258 Highline Dr 250-423-7669 Stone Creek Condos 5423 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077 Timberline Lodges 4559 Timberline Cres 250-423-7669

Hotel

Barbara Lynn’s Country Inn 691 7th Ave 250-423-6027 Best Western Fernie Mountain Lodge 1622 7th Ave 250-423-5500 The Central Hotel 301 2 Ave 250-423-7367 Fernie Hotel & Pub 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444 Fernie Slope Side Lodge 5339 Ski Hill Road, Fernie Alpine Resort 1-866-633-7643 The Griz Inn 5369 Ski Hill Rd 250-423-9221 Island Lake Resort www.islandlakecatskiing.com 250-423-3700 Lizard Creek Lodge & Condominiums 5346 Highline D­­­r 250-423-2057 Park Place Lodge 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871 Red Tree Lodge 1101 7th Ave 250-423-4622 Snow Creek Lodge and Cabins 5258 Highline Dr 250-423-7669 Stanford Resort 100 Riverside Way 250-423-5000 Super 8 Fernie 2021 Hwy 3 250-423-6788 Travelodge Three Sisters 401 Hwy 3 250-423-4438

Motel

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


Real Estate & Developments Developments

901 Fernie www.901fernie.com 250-423-9204 Alpine Trails www.alpinelivinggroup.com 1-866232-1270 Bossio Road Properties 250-423-1148 Burma Road Estates www.fernielistings.com 250-423-1921 The Cedars www.thecedars.ca 250-423-8989 Fernie Golf Estates www.ferniegolfestates.com 1-866-423-6873 Montane Fernie www.montanefernie.ca 250-423-4136 Timberline Lodge www.timberlinelodge.com 1-866-423-6873

Developers/Builders

Alpine Trails www.alpinetrails.com 866-232-1270 Axiom Homes www.modernprefab.ca Beacon Property Management www. beaconprojects.ca 403-609-8730 Blackpine Builders www.blackpinebuilders. com 250-423-3999 Canwal Homes www.canwal.com 8888-179-922 The Cedars www.thecedars.ca 250-423-2000 Element Homes www.elementhomes.ca 250-423-8749 Elk River Mountain Homes www. elkrivermountainhomes.com 250-423-4229 Fernie Home Hardeware Building Centre 300 Manitou Rd. 250-581-1520 Fernie Vacation Properties www. fernievacationproperties.com 250-423-6878 Graceland Builders www.gracelandbuilders. com 250-423-8858 Green Door Construction www. greendoorconstruction.ca 250-423-0960 Lindal Homes www.elkrivermountainhomes. com 250-423-4229 LWE Builders www.lwebuilders.com 250-423-3100 Pacific Homes www.pacific-homes.com Schnell Carpentry www.schnellcarpentry.ca 250-946-6881 Wolfe Builders www.wolfepak.ca 250-423-1883 Wolfe Project Solutions www.wolfeprojects.ca 250-423-0708

Property and Home Care

Brecan Building Supplies Ltd. www.brecan. com 778-519-1040 Build Train www.buildtrain.com D’s Drywall 250-423-0120 Dejong Design Association www.dejongdesign.com 250-430-9330 Elk Valley Painting & Decorating www.elkvalleypainting.com 250-430-3853 Fernie Central Reservations www. ferniecentralreservations.com 250-423-2077 Fernie Lodging Company Property Management www.fernielodgingco.com 800-667-9911 Fernie Mountain Lawn Care www.fernielawncare.com 250-430-7254 Fernie Mow & Snow Land Care www. mowandsnow.ca 250-423-1665 Fernie Property Care 779-519-5190 Foothills Silva Culture www.foothillssilva.com 250-423-1868 Goldstar Cleaning 1591 10th Ave 250-423-4029 Nufloors 391 1st Ave 250-423-4314

Palatta Painting www.palatapainting.com 250-430-7108 Renting in Fernie www.rentinginfernie.com 1-800-622-5007 Schnell Carpentry www.schnellcarpentry.ca 250-946-6881 White Ladder Painting www.whiteladderpainting.com 250-430-1872

Realtors

Carol Cohen 1602 9th Ave 250-278-0678 Fernie Real Estate Company 1602 9th Ave 250-423-2000 Loralee Thomas 1602 9th Ave Ave 250-430-1070 Maxine Wolfe 1602 9th Ave 250-423-1881 Property Guys East Kootenay and Crowsnest www.propertyguys.com Re/Max Elk Valley Realty 1241 7th Ave / 472 2nd Ave 250-423-4444 Royal Lepage 4 Seasons Realty 561A Hwy 3 250-423-4644 Todd Fyfe 1602 9th Ave 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 Lutheran Church 691 4th Ave 250-426-7564 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 Community Listing Service www.communitylistingservice.com 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 250-423-4466 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 250-423-4466 Fernie Curling Club 991 6th Ave 250-430-7257 Fernie Family Centre 521 4th Ave 250-423-6127 Fernie Fire Department 692 3rd Ave 250-423-4226 Fernie Fix Magazine www.ferniefix.com Fernie Free Press 342 2nd Ave 250-423-4666 Fernie Heritage Library 492 3rd Ave 250-423-4458

SUMMER 2016 › DIRECTORY

Fernie Memorial Arena 991 6th Ave 250-423-2254 Fernie Museum/Visitor Info Centre 362-B 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Interior Health www.interiorhealth.ca 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

Advocates for Local Living www.allfernie.ca Elk River Alliance www.elkriveralliance.ca 250-423-3322 Elk Valley Bear Aware www.bearaware.bc.ca 250-423-6406 EK Kids www.ekkids.ca Emily Brydon Youth Foundation www. emilybrydon.com 250-423-4782 Fernie Arts Co-op www.fernieartscoop.com 250-423-7044 Fernie Chamber of Commerce www.ferniechamber.com 250-423-6868 Fernie Childcare Society www.fccs.ca 250-423-3313 Fernie Curling Club 991 6th Ave 250-430-7257 Fernie & District Arts Council www. theartsstation.com 250-423-4842 Fernie & District Historical Society www. ferniemuseum.com 362 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Fernie District Search and Rescue 102 Commerce Road 250-423-8366 Fernie Mountain Bike Club www.bikefernie.ca Fernie Ride Board www.fernierideboard.com Fernie Skating Club www.fernieskatingclub.com Fernie Skiing Heritage www.fernieskiingheritage.ca Fernie Trails Alliance www.fernietrailsalliance.com Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club www.fernietrails.com L’Association Francophone des Rocheuses Du Sud www.afros.ca Lions Club 250-423-6335 Rotary Club www.fernierotary.org 250-423-7016 Salvation Army 741C 2nd Ave 250-423-4661 Tourism Fernie www.tourismfernie.com 250423-2037 Wildsight 891 2nd Ave 250-423-3322

Schools

Bright Beginnings 1601 2nd Ave 250-423-8653 College of the Rockies 342 3rd Ave 250-423-4691 Fernie Academy 492 3rd Ave 250-423-0212 Fernie Creative Minds Preschool 44 Mt Washburn 250-423-1144 Fernie Early Childhood Development www.ekkids.ca 250-423-6225 Fernie Learning Centre 1601 2nd Ave 250-423-4912 Fernie Secondary School 102 Fairway Dr 250-423-4471 Isabella Dicken Elementary School 1302 2nd Ave 250-423-4651 L’ecole Francohpone de Fernie www.afros.ca Outdoor Connections Beyond Four Walls Forest School www.connectoutdoors.ca

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