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SUMMER 2017 › GUIDE TO FERNIE

Welcome to Fernie, BC by Krista Turcasso | 7 RECREATION | 11 Golf Tips for Beginners by Kenny Maki, CPGA Assistant Pro at FGCC | 15 Tennis Time by Sara McFarlane, Fernie Tennis Community | 17 Mountain Magic by Jesse Bell | 19 Easy Access Views by Christine Thompson | 23 Three Fun Intermediate Rides by Krista Turcasso | 27 Fernie Brewing Co. Trail to Ale by Abi Moore | 29 Wake Surfing by Caroline Villeneuve, H2O School | 31 White Water Rafting by Lynn Muller, Canyon Raft | 33 Elk River Activity Map by Lee-Anne Walker, Elk River Alliance | 35 Kids’ Guide to Summer by Krista Turcasso | 37 HEALTH AND WELLNESS | 45 Eat, Recover, Repeat by Tiffany Schebesch, Peak Nutrition | 49 ARTS AND CULTURE | 51 EVENTS | 56 SHOPPING | 59 FOOD AND DRINK | 63 Dining Guide | 64 WHERE TO STAY | 67 Accommodation Guide | 68 REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT | 71 The Benefits of a Well-Maintained Landscape by Cam Mertz, Fernie Mow and Snow | 75 SERVICES | 77 Getting Here / Area Map | 79 Island Lake Lodge | 80 Fernie Alpine Resort | 81 Bike/Hike Trails | 82 DIRECTORY | 84

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY › I’ve spent a lot of time exploring Island Lake’s terrain in the winter, but seeing it in the summer makes it even more magical. Photo by Kyle Hamilton, Kylehamiltonphotography.com

THIS PAGE › Matt Dennis testing out the new paint job on the wall ride at Fernie Alpine Resort. Photo by Nick Nault, Nicknaultphotography.ca

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SUMMER 2017 › WELCOME Fernie is often known as a ski town turned yearround recreational destination. Not twenty years ago, summer was a very quiet time here. If you found yourself downtown on a weekend, you might only pass a couple of people (whom you would obviously know well) and find most shops, cafés and restaurants closed. And speaking of these establishments, they were few and far between. If you’ve spent any amount of time in Fernie’s core over the last few years, you might find this hard to believe. Especially during summer.

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Summer has quickly become the busiest season in Fernie, for many reasons. First and foremost, it is gorgeous this time of year. The mountainside is vibrant with colour, changing month to month and offsetting the bluest of skies. As the sun sets, the effect becomes even more dramatic until eventually, the mountains seemingly become black cut outs of the sky. So while many were originally lured here for its legendary champagne powder, once they experienced a Fernie summer they either never left or became regular summertime visitors.

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CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’VE EITHER MADE YOUR WAY TO THIS PIECE OF PARADISE TUCKED WITHIN THE CANADIAN ROCKY MOUNTAINS OR ARE PLANNING TO VERY SOON. ›››

With more people visiting this time of year came an influx of activities. Mountain biking was already gaining momentum, with events like the Mud N Madness held at the Ski Hill, and groups like the WOMBAT (Women On Mountain Bikes And Tea) forming. But interest in this sport began to rise exponentially, and has not stopped since. The Fernie Trails Alliance formed, as the umbrella organization for member groups including the Fernie Mountain Bike Club, Fernie Nordic Society, Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club, and Island Lake Lodge, to help manage, enhance and maintain Fernie’s expansive trail network. As mountain biking took Fernie by storm, other recreational activities followed. Hiking has always been a popular pastime here, with numerous mountains surrounding our borders, tempting us with their magnitude. In recent years, many are testing their endurance by running these same routes! Water sports have been abundant, with rivers and lakes crossing our paths numerous times both in town and just beyond, but as you’ll learn through this guide have further developed and continue to push the envelope. Golfing, tennis, soccer, climbing, road cycling… when spending a weekend in Fernie, the possibilities and equipment to pack are truly endless. Mountain towns with a plethora of recreational opportunities are a dime a dozen, and while I would argue that we have some of the best terrain offered worldwide, there is one element to Fernie that truly sets it apart. The Historic Downtown, with Fernie Alpine Resort as its backdrop. Just how did

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MATT KUHN PHOTO this mountain town end up with such iconic buildings at its centre? William Fernie, alongside Colonel James Baker, was the driving force behind the coal mines located here. Starting in 1887, for ten years they struggled to raise the money necessary to build not only the mines but also the railway needed to transport the coal to the outside world. Finally in 1897 they achieved their goals, though effectively losing control of the company to eastern interests. With the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railroad in 1898, the production of coal in the Elk Valley began in earnest and the new town of Fernie took shape. The construction generated the development of sawmills, hardware stores, blacksmith shops and other suppliers, but two fires ravaged the early community. In 1904, Fernie’s commercial district was destroyed, which led to the formation of the Fernie Fire Department and the incorporation of Fernie as a city. Four years later, on August 1, 1908, the entire community was reduced to smouldering ashes. The resulting reconstruction dramatically transformed the landscape as the city council were firm that all buildings within a ten-block section were

to be constructed of fireproof material. The architectural style is characterized by the three storey, flat-roofed brick buildings, many adorned with round-arched and rectangular windows, hood mouldings or classical pediments and plasters. It’s wonderful to see these buildings full of life today, many restored beautifully and home to successful businesses, new and old.

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: 5,249 permanent residents with over 2,000 outside city limits and a substantial seasonal population. Temperature: Average high in degrees Celsius is 19.9 in May, 20.6 in June, 25.1 in July, 25.1 in August and 19.3 in September.

So while here this summer, you undoubtedly will enjoy the activities and events you take in. But don’t forget to dive into Fernie’s rich history, which has had a huge impact on the year-round mountain town it is known for today.

Trail Network: There are over 300km of trails in and around Fernie, along with an additional 36 trails plus at Fernie Alpine Resort. New trails being built this year include the anticipated Flow Trail.

The Fernie Museum offers a permanent exhibit highlighting the story of Fernie from the discovery of coal to today’s community. Temporary exhibits and programming highlight some of the unique stories that have shaped Fernie as we see it today. Visit ferniemuseum.com or the events calendar in this guide for information on the Museum’s summer 2017 exhibits and programs.

Fernie’s Name: William Fernie founded this town during one of his prospecting trips in 1887.

The Lake District: Just 30 minutes west of Fernie, approximately ten lakes to visit on a hot day including the well-known Koocanusa.

The Ghostrider: Fernie is known for its legends, and summer is a great time to check out the Ghostrider on Mt. Hosmer, revealing a distinctive horse and rider rumoured to be the ghost of an angry Indian Chief and his daughter pursuing Wiliam Fernie. Festivals: Fernie hosts the popular Wapiti Music Festival and Bibbity Bobbity Boo Children’s Festival in August, the Gillbilly Fest and Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair in September, and a host of one-day events and festivals throughout the summer. Visit our events calendar for details!

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Every year, another activity is added to the anthology of recreational offerings in Fernie. It’s remarkable, even to those of us who have been playing here for what feels like eons. And not only is this sector growing - it’s evolving. Continually being improved upon. Fernie is passionate about its pastimes, and it shows.

CAROLINE VILLENEUVE WAKE SURFER

After first visiting Fernie in 2005 during a winter vacation, I became hooked. Coming back a little bit longer every time, then spending the entire winter in Fernie and returning home to Quebec in the summer before taking the plunge and moving here full time. I started to wakeboard in my early twenties and did a few competitions in Quebec and Ontario. I discovered wakesurfing in 2007 and I started to compete that same year, pushing myself to the top of the podium from the following year on. I’m not going to lie, the sport was so new then, that you didn’t need to be that talented to win. My first competition outside Canada in 2009 brought uncertainty about my skill level, but bringing home the gold medal motivated and inspired me to push myself further. It was actually right after that event that I finally moved here. I have been living in Elko with my boyfriend (Ben Stokie) since then. In 2011, I finally realized my dream, with Ben’s help, and opened H2O School Ltd. Since opening, we have coached nearly 1000 people in wakesurfing and love every little bit of it! It’s now been 12 years since I finished my Kinesiology studies and roughly ten years since I first surfed behind a boat, and I never thought it would bring me where I am today. In addition to running H2O School, I’ve been coaching in six different countries, organized and judged several competitions and I’ve been pretty successful as an athlete. I stood on the podium 51 times in the 55 competitions I participated in (including 31 gold medals) and I’ve also placed in the top three at the World WakeSurfing Championship for the past six years. My two biggest accomplishments both happened

MATT KUHN PHOTO in 2015: Winning the very prestigious “WakeSurfing Person of the Year” award for my involvement with the creation of the World Ranking System; and I proudly achieved my ultimate goal by bringing home the World Title.

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BIKING AND HIKING

FERNIE ALPINE RESORT

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

FERNIE BIKE GUIDES

Guided mountain bike rides, private instruction and customized bike holidays; a great way to get to know the spectacular trails in the Elk Valley. High performance demo bikes available. Ferniebikeguides.ca

ISLAND LAKE

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

WILD ADVENTURE 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

DOG ADVENTURES HAPPY HOUNDS

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

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.

ELK VALLEY BIGHORN OUTFITTERS

What better way to experience summer in the Elk Valley than by a horseback adventure to a backcountry cabin? Bighorn Outfitters offers summer pack trips, customized to your group. Mountain scenery, fishing, hiking, bear viewing, and more. Elkvalleybighorn.ca

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THE DISTRICT OF ELKFORD

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

ELK RIVER LODGE

An authentic Rocky Mountain experience on a historic ranch, the Elk River Lodge offers a luxurious backcountry experience with fly fishing, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and more. The famous Elk River flows alongside the property, a great location for family gatherings, events, and a relaxing getaway in pristine wilderness. Elkriverlodgebc.com

EVENTS

FERNIE HALF MARATHON

Every fall, the Fernie Half Marathon takes place utilizing the beautiful trails of Fernie. This year, the event is October 1 with an Octoberfest theme and includes a 10km, half marathon and relay. Ferniehalfmarathon.com

FERNIE TEARS AND GEARS

A mountain duathlon, including trail running and mountain biking, that challenges all levels and ages on some of Fernie’s best singletrack. Includes great giveaways and a fun atmosphere, taking place September 3. Fernietearsandgears.com

SUNDAY 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. Visit their Facebook page for full event details at Sunday Socials or visit Ferniechamber.com.

Every Wednesday evening in July and August, downtown Fernie comes to life with live music, food trucks, a refreshment garden, and kids’ art zone outside of the Arts Station on 6th St. with the weekly Wednesday Concert Series. Theartsstation.com

FERNIE WILDERNESS ADVENTURES

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

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. Golffernie.com

RAFTING

CANYON RAFT

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

RESOURCES

CITY OF FERNIE

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, and much more. Visit Fernie.ca for full details.

TENNIS

FERNIE TENNIS COMMUNITY

A non-profit association run by avid tennis players, offering social nights for adults and juniors, ladies tennis, memberships and hosting a variety of events including the East Kootenay Open Tournament, Mixed Doubles Tournament and Junior Tournaments in the James White Park. Tennisfernie.com

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GOLF TIPS FOR BEGINNERS BY KENNY MAKI, CPGA ASSISTANT PRO AT FGCC

DON’T WORRY IT’S NOT YOU - GOLF IS HARD. EVERYONE WAS A BEGINNER AT ONE TIME AND GETTING STARTED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TOWARDS GETTING WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. HERE ARE A FEW TIPS FOR GETTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT. ›››

1. Try a Lesson

3. Practice, Practice, Practice

Here at the Fernie Golf and Country Club we offer multiple lessons and programs for all levels of golfers. We can help if it’s your first time out or if you’re trying to dial in a swing change. If you are looking at taking up the game, a group lesson is a great way to learn the basics. If you have a few family members or friends that are interested at the same time then consider setting up a lesson for your group. Otherwise if you like doing things yourself, private lessons throughout the summer might be your best option.

Practicing isn’t always the most exciting part of golf but it can definitely lower your score. Short game practice - like chipping and putting - will make a bigger difference than hitting your driver as hard as possible. Start with short shots and work your way up. When you are practicing your full swing, swinging at 70% to 80% of your maximum can help things fall in line as opposed to you falling over. At the Fernie Golf Course we have a great driving range and practice green and we have clubs to borrow free of charge for practicing if you don’t have your own.

2. Get a Grip A proper grip is vital to making a great golf swing. Keys to keep in mind: 1) Make sure you can see the first two knuckles of your top hand. 2) The crease made in your lower hand’s palm fits over your top hand’s thumb. 3) Always use light grip pressure. 4) If you are wearing out your glove quickly or your hands are sore, something probably isn’t right. PHOTO BY RAVEN EYE PHOTOGRAPHY

4. On the Course When you first get out on the course choose a slower time. This will ease the pressure of other groups around you and will usually involve a lower green fee. Twilight in Fernie is perfect. There are five sets of tees at the Fernie Golf Course and we suggest starting with the Green or Gold tees, ask our friendly staff in the pro shop for some advice before you head out. Once you get onto the fairway don’t be afraid to tee the ball up again. You shouldn’t have to play by the rules all of the time. If it’s still frustrating just pick that ball up and throw it at the hole, or over the water,

or out of the sand. This also works if you’re getting behind the pace of play. One hole shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes from the tee to the hole. If putting gets to you, invoke the three putt rule. Maybe rent a power cart if that makes the round more exciting, but remember the recommendations of the pro shop staff as to where the cart is allowed. Lastly, golf attire doesn’t have to be formal, we just ask that it’s clean, neat and most importantly, comfortable.

5. Après Golf Remember golf should be fun. Just like a great day skiing or biking, head up to the Clubhouse for some great post round drinks and snacks. Reminisce with your playing partners about the great shots, the not so great shots and the shots that weren’t meant to be. The most important part of playing golf is to have a good time and keep it light, golf shouldn’t be like work and it doesn’t have to be serious. Come down to the course with an optimistic attitude and what’s the worst that can happen? You’ll end up having a great walk outdoors with some good people.

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Tennis Time BY SARA MCFARLANE, FERNIE TENNIS COMMUNITY

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TENNIS HAS GROWN TREMENDOUSLY IN CANADA. THE GAME ITSELF HASN’T CHANGED MUCH SINCE THE 19TH CENTURY, BUT ITS POPULARITY HAS GROWN IMMENSELY. ››› For the first time ever we have a male Canadian singles player who has reached third in the world. He has more ATP World Tour Titles and final appearances in the Open Era than all other Canadian men combined. Go Milos! There is also another Canadian named Eugenie Bouchard who has the potential to reach number one.

development and stamina. A sport for all ages, our members range from 3-80 years of age.

People often relate Fernie in the summer time to mountain biking, hiking and fishing. Tennis offers a balance to these activities. Whether you have a half an hour or three, there is no limit to the time you can play. We have the most scenic courts in Western Canada, according to some locals. The courts were resurfaced four years ago and are in excellent condition. They are located in the James White Park. You can play singles, doubles, with your kids, for fun, or competitively. There is no limit to where you can take the game and it’s quickly becoming a lifestyle. Whether you have a lot of experience or have never picked up a racquet, tennis is a well-rounded sport with many benefits. It has been stated that tennis is the best overall body workout there is. Other benefits include improved hand eye coordination, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, and above all, mental

• Learn how to hold your new racquet and make sure you have the proper grip size.

Tennis 101 • Starting out you will need a racquet, proper shoes, breathable clothing and a water bottle.

• Learn how to use your new racquet. • Get to know the court. • Learn how to keep score. • Learn how to play a match. • Get some tennis lessons. • Have fun learning all of the above! Fernie’s very own tennis coach, Charlotte Willis of Fernie Tennis Coaching can help you out, and there is a plethora of information on the internet regarding tennis, from videos on YouTube to The Tennis Canada website. Tennis has grown in Fernie as well. Within the Fernie Tennis Community we have over 200 junior and adult members combined. Our

adult social nights are on Monday evenings from 6-9pm, June - September, and our junior social nights are Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm, May - June. We also have ladies tennis on Thursday mornings from 10am12pm. Drop in is $5, an adult membership is $40 and $30 for a junior. For more information and events, please visit tennisfernie.com or email fernietennis@gmail. com.

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MOUNTAIN MAGIC STORY AND PHOTOS BY JESSE BELL

THERE ARE SO MANY REASONS TO HIKE; THE WARM SUMMER WIND AGAINST SUN-KISSED SKIN, THE ACHES AND PAINS AFTER MILES OF WOODS-WALKING, THE BOTTLE OF RED WINE WITH GIRLFRIENDS ON THE SUMMIT AT SUNSET. ›››

The mountains kindly provide that sense of freedom I rarely find elsewhere. They are intoxicating, wild, a teacher for those ready to listen.

screams impossibility from its cliffs and scree slopes. At home, Proctor Mountain has always been just whispers, whispers of a never-ending distance, a punisher.

There are those mountains, though, that stare down and ask, why haven’t you climbed me yet? On so many occasions from the summit of the Three Sisters—a mountain I’ve climbed aplenty—those unknown mountains entice me.

If you so seek that freedom, though, I suggest you hike all three.

Fisher Peak, jagged and towering above the skyline, is a slender temptress. Crowsnest Mountain, just across the Alberta border,

--I tackled Fisher Peak (9,336 ft, 10 kilometres) with six girlfriends four years ago. Rumours were that the hike was gruelling; a steep 4,400-foot elevation gain with little respite in the way of flat ground.

The trail begins at Mause Creek Rd. and leads up a steep forested slope. Switchbacks open to a rock garden, the shrill chirps of marmots echoing in the valley. Then a quiet pool of water offers brief serenity before the second portion of the hike comes into view. At the back of the bowl there is a col in the mountain, preceded by a scree chute. Hikers must navigate the chute and prepare to slip with each step. It helps to have friends for hikes like this, friends who encourage one another to keep going. “Mountain Magic” continued on next page

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PHOTO: MT. PROCTOR HIKE When we reach the col the crystal-blue Nichols Lake comes into view, a glittering gem tucked between two peaks. Hidden mountain lakes have always been something that, as a hiker, I feel privy to; enchanting little secrets meant only for the eyes of adventurers. The last 200 feet is the most technical. Don’t attempt to ascend on the northwest side; instead stick to the ridge and look for four yellow markers spray painted on the rocks. When we reach the summit it is easy to understand why Fisher is so paramount; we stand on top of a giant rock, sudden queens of the East Kootenays. --On a morning in mid-July in the summer of 2016, friends and I summited the seemingly unsummitable Crowsnest Mountain (9,137 feet, 8 kilometres). From Hwy 3 it would appear that its layers of scree slopes and limestone cliffs aren’t navigable, but a route does exist. Alison Creek Rd. leads to the trailhead and a wooded walk quickly falls way to scree scramble. An old sign, weathered from years of that infamous Crowsnest wind, points at the difficult route—the only route—straight up

past the first headwall, then a traverse below the second headwall to an obvious gully. The gully is hazardous and constant awareness of sudden rock fall is mandatory. The narrow draw leads to the crux of the scramble—a sheer slab of rock with only a rusted metal chain for control. A few of our group turn around at this point, but six of us continue on. Past the crux it is a moderate scree ascent to the summit. At the top there is a true feel for how the mountains meet the prairies, smooth grassland colliding with saw tooth pinnacles. My friend Helena and I can’t stop smiling, both so happy to have summited. --A few days after Crowsnest, I decide to hike Proctor Mountain (7,851 feet, 12 kilometres) with my partner. Though not nearly as high in elevation, Proctor is a guardian over Fernie; it has always left me curious. The Proctor loop begins at the Chamber of Commerce up Swine Flu trail, through shadowed forest and then along rocky ridgeline. It is long, at times difficult to navigate, but entirely worth it. As we climb, our sunny day dims with a looming thunderstorm. We hunker down

in a hollow and wait out the rain. Once it tapers, we cut across the mountain and the trail opens up to a high-alpine meadow. Red Indian Paintbrushes and other wildflowers colour the landscape. The trail weaves in and out of jagged rock to the true summit of Proctor, marked by a wooden post and a tattered Canadian flag. From here, hikers can either turn around or carry on the loop between the backside of Proctor and the Three Sisters. The trail disappears for a while, and hikers should stay relatively left of the valley as they descend. Keep an eye out for signs of flagging and cairns (rock stacks). Eventually the route reappears, walking alongside Fairy Creek back to the trailhead. By now I feel the all-too-familiar ache in my feet; the dread of the last kilometres, and that punishing length Proctor is famous for. There is also the joy at having just hiked another mountain. --No matter the time or place, the height of cliff face, there is certainly magic in the mountains. I hope you seek to find it.

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PHOTO: SILVER SPRINGS VIEW

WITH THE ENTIRE SUMMER AHEAD, MAKE SURE TO SET SOME TIME ASIDE TO TAKE IN THE VIEW. THESE THREE VISTAS PROMISE TO REWARD YOU WITH NEW MEMORIES, UNIQUE EXPERIENCES AND FRESH PERSPECTIVES. ››› Silver Springs Overlook If you’ve heard of Silver Springs you’ll likely think of the iconic first lake. A popular spot in the summer, it provides cliff jumping, lake lounging and beautiful navy blue water. The overlook is a different approach, finishing with a panoramic of all three lakes and surrounding mountains, including Mount Broadwood. This trail is within the Wigwam Flats–Mount Broadwood Conservation Area managed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada in partnership with Ministry of Environment for wildlife protection. Begin your adventure by driving 20 minutes west of Fernie to the town of Elko.

Immediately after the bridge on Highway #3, take a left into the town of Elko, following the road through the residential area. On your left a dirt road named River Road will lead you down and onto a bridge over the Elk River. Park immediately after the bridge on the right. Hike south past the gate, following the road as it hugs the river, gaining elevation over the local sawmill and hydro dam. At 2.3km you’ll leave the gravel road and turn left (east) onto a worn trail heading uphill. At the top, take the right fork in the trail into the tall grass marked with ribbons. Continue for another km as it brings you uphill, through Douglas Fir and open meadows, then turn left onto a tiny path leading to the overlook.

Arriving at the top, you’ll be standing 500ft over the third lake with gorgeous rock cliffs supporting trees and various plant life. The path leads to various viewpoints along the cliffs.

Matheson Falls Water provides lush greenery and there’s definitely an abundance of it in the Elk Valley. If you’re looking for a short but gratifying backcountry walk, then Matheson is the way to go. Since you’ll be driving a logging road, a 4x4 is recommended especially at the beginning of spring/summer. Head onto Coal Creek

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PHOTO: TAMARACK VIEW

PHOTO: MATHESON FALLS Road, following it over several bridges until you reach marker 42, indicated on a yellow sign on the right hand side. Cross the bridge shortly after the sign and park. The trail will be on your right after you cross the bridge. Passing through a forest alongside the flowing creek, this walk can have its challenges. In May with the runoff, the water

levels require you to be creative… walking through knee-deep water as you navigate rocks. After the runoff has ceased, you’ll still have to do some navigating as you cross from one side of the creek to the other.

trees, wildflowers, mountain peaks through the trees and if you’re lucky, maybe even a moose! Once you arrive at the lodge, begin this 4km hike on the trail just below the Bear Lodge.

After roughly 1.5km you’ll reach a small but beautiful waterfall cascading down rocks, often creating a nice swimming hole in the summer months. A beautiful spot to enjoy Mother Nature’s creation.

Heading east follow the signs for the Tamarack Trail, which take you through dense forests and a flowing creek. After crossing under the powerline, you’ll head back in the forest and begin walking up through a large rockslide. At the top of the rocks enjoy views of the Rockies to the west and the town of Fernie below. The trail continues, descending slightly until you reach a staircase. Take the staircase and follow the trail to the viewpoint.

Tamarack Viewpoint If you’re looking for unparalleled views of the Lizard Range and the Rockies, then add Tamarack Viewpoint to your list. Heading west out of Fernie, take the Fernie Provincial Park road. Follow the paved road through the park, continuing onto a gravel road. Located in 7,000 acres of pristine wilderness, this 8km drive up a windy road showcases 800 year old Cedar

As you’re perched on top of the cliff, celebrate your efforts and take it all in. More adventures on Instagram @mtnlifephoto Note: The Island Lake road opens June 9 to the public.

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SUMMER 2017 › RECREATION

THREE FUN INTERMEDIATE RIDES BY KRISTA TURCASSO

FERNIE IS A MOUNTAIN BIKE DESTINATION, DRAWING PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO TEST THEIR SKILLS ON SOME OF THE BEST SINGLETRACK AVAILABLE. WHILE A LOT OF THE HIGH-PROFILE TRAILS TEND TO BE TECHNICAL AND CHALLENGING, THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE NEW TO THE SPORT OR MORE INTERESTED IN A CROSS COUNTRY RIDE. THESE THREE ROUTES MAY BE INTERMEDIATE WHEN IT COMES TO DIFFICULTY, BUT TRULY THEY ARE ENJOYABLE AT ANY LEVEL WITH BEAUTIFUL VISTAS, THICK CANOPIES OFFERING RESPITE FROM THE HOT SUN, AND A GREAT FLOW IN EITHER DIRECTION. ›››

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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.

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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.

Mount Fernie Provincial Park/Island Lake Distance: 14km out and back Level: Green/Blue Est. Time: 2-3 hours With the addition of the lower section connector trail built last summer, Lazy Lizard now starts at the Fernie Provincial Park campsite at the bottom of Stove Trail. It is a beautifully built trail as it meanders 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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FOLLOWING ITS LAUNCH IN JUNE 2016, THE POPULAR FERNIE BREWING CO. TRAIL TO ALE CHALLENGE IS BACK! THIS FUN MOUNTAIN AND BEER FILLED ADVENTURE CHALLENGES BOTH FERNIE LOCALS AND VISITORS, WITH AN ALTERNATIVE WAY OF ENJOYING SOME OF FERNIE’S FINEST TRAILS, BY BIKE OR FOOT. ››› The Fernie Brewing Co. Trail to Ale Challenge consists of bagging three peaks, within a 24hr period. Open to bikers, runners or hikers, challengers must reach the top of Hyper Ventilation, Project 9 and Swine Flu, in any order, within the time limit. Of course, any good challenge reaps reward. Challengers must first ‘prove it’ with timestamped selfies next to the Trail to Ale ontrail signage, located at the top of each of the three climbs, as well as out at Fernie Brewing Co. at the finish. Once the four pieces of photographic evidence have been shown to FBC’s Tasting Room staff, challengers will be rewarded with a cold beer and a Fernie Brewing Co. medal. The purchase of salty nuts and additional beers, are optional. The challenge is open to anyone, at any time and challenges may start from wherever they wish. Smart planning of course would be to ensure that finish line glory coincides with the Brewery being open – to ensure the cold,

crisp, craft-brewed reward can be enjoyed on the spot. Be sure to check FBC’s current opening hours online before you start - to avoid a potentially very disappointing end to one of your best days on the Fernie trails! For further glory, challengers can share their adventure along the way, using #‎trailtoalefernie @ferniebrewingco. Or if going that bit harder, and simply finishing alone is not quite enough, challengers can ‘prove it’ on Strava, to see how they rank amongst the best of the best. The trails can be accomplished in any order, but bikers and runners must bike or run from one trail to the next – if hiking, you can drive to the respective trailheads. With a total distance of anywhere between 40-50km, depending on chosen route, and over 1,200m climbing, a tough day on the trails awaits. However, the views, cold beer, medal and glory, is worth every stroke or step.

As Fernie tends to attract the hardcore, FBC is adding a few little extras into the mix for the 2017 season. From giveaways to store deals, special challenges to bonus peaks – be sure to check online to see what’s currently up for grabs! Want in on the challenge? Before you do, head to ferniebrewing.com to ensure you’ve read the full rules, checked FBC’s current opening hours and downloaded a map. Alternatively, you can pick one up from the Tasting Room before you start. Please note: As a tough challenge on some of Fernie’s more advanced bike trails, please be sure this is within your capabilities. If you’re going solo, always let a friend know where you’re going and when you’re expected to be back. Check the weather and trail conditions – always respect the trails! Finally, remember to save the beers for the finish line glory only – always play smart!

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SUMMER 2017 › RECREATION

WAKESURFING BY CAROLINE VILLENEUVE, H2O SCHOOL

WE ALL HAVE THAT HAPPY PLACE, A FAVOURITE THING TO DO, AND A FAVOURITE PLACE TO BE. I AM CARO VILLENEUVE, I AM A WAKESURF ADDICT AND MY HAPPY PLACE IS BEHIND MY BOAT! ››› CHRIS BANK PHOTO Not to be confused with wakeboarding, wakesurfing is a water sport in which riders surf the wake behind a boat unsupported, using a towrope only to get to their feet before releasing it as they ride freely on the endless wake created by the vessel. I’ve seen this sport progress exponentially over the past ten years. It’s amazing to see the improvement in the boats, the equipment and definitely in the riders’ skills. The first step to a having a positive wakesurf experience is to have the proper tools. Starting with a good wake, the proper equipment and when possible, good instruction. The Wake: The better the wake, the easier it will be for you to learn. Each boat is different, but they all have an optimal wake for its capacity. Knowing how to set your wake including the components to consider will make your experience much better. Depending on the make and model of the boat, you can adjust the wake by playing with the trim tab, the repartition of the weight, the CATS fin, the “Quick Surf” tabs or other similar options. If taking lessons, you have the choice of using the school’s boat, which

will likely offer more powerful and adjustable surf, or request they come onto your boat, helping you make the best wake possible with the tools you have! The Equipment: First and foremost, the most important piece of equipment is a lifejacket. You never know what is going to happen, so wear one at all times. In the competitive world, wakesurf boards are split into two main categories: Surf and Skim. The surf style board has good flotation and big fins, which create a lot of traction and make it feel a little more like riding the ocean. When thinking of “surf style,” we think of big slashes, bottom turns, huge air and aerial tricks. It doesn’t mean you can’t do tricks like shuv-it or big spins, but several factors will make those tricks harder to execute. The skim style board, which is smaller and has smaller fins (or no fin) is designed to perform more technical tricks. You still can enjoy some good turns and slashes, but you won’t get the amplitude you would get with a surf style board. Good Instruction: Clients we’ve had the pleasure of teaching have said that they’ve tried wakesurfing several times before but

couldn’t do it and that they were amazed to see how quick and simple it actually was with the right instruction. A Challenge: After realizing that there wasn’t a Canadian event in the World Series of WakeSurfing (WSOWS), we sought out the help of a few local enthusiasts and together were able to form the Rocky Mountain WakeSurfing Association (RMWA), a nonprofit organization designed to help promote wakesurfing in our communities. Soon after, we organized the first Canadian event as part of the WSOWS, named The Koocanusa WakeSurf Challenge (KWC). The KWC has since become a favourite summer event, providing an opportunity for people of our community to either compete, or simply watch. All ages and skill levels are invited to compete, with several divisions to choose from. You don’t have to be a pro to compete. The 2017 Koocanusa Wakesurf Challenge is at Sunshine Houseboats, July 28 and 29. Visit rmwa.ca for more information. If you’re looking for a fun activity this summer, check out h2oschoolbc.com, call 250-278-SURF (7873) or email info@h2oschoolbc.com.

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SUMMER 2017 › RECREATION

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PHOTO COURTESY OF CANYON RAFT

WE ARE BLESSED WITH TWO GREAT WHITEWATER RIVERS IN THE FERNIE AREA – THE ELK RIVER CANYON AND THE BULL RIVER. FOR A MORE RELAXED TRIP, HALF DAY FLOATS ON THE UPPER ELK RIVER ARE ALSO AVAILABLE, PROVIDING A SCENIC FLOAT CLOSE TO TOWN SURROUNDED BY THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. The Elk River Canyon is a classic river run that has it all - exciting rapids, wilderness setting, and outstanding scenery all while floating through a vast canyon. It is a large volume class III - IV stretch of river with the intensity of the rapids varying with the change in water levels. With May and June comes the spring snow melt and rains offering the biggest waves and most powerful rapids. In July and August, the water levels start to drop and the river is great for first time rafters and families with adventurous children over eight years of age. The Bull River is a classic mountain river. It starts out slow and the excitement builds as the river drops towards the lower Bull Canyon. This stretch is available with high to medium water levels through May and June.

Surrounded by beautiful wilderness, the Elk River Canyon and Bull Rivers are class III – IV whitewater rivers depending on the water levels. In May and June rapids are at their biggest and most powerful. The Bull River is a small volume river so the rafting is only available with high to medium water levels during this time. The Elk River Canyon is a large volume river so it always has great rapids to run throughout the spring and summer. A trip down the river is a unique way to experience Fernie and its surrounding area. It’s always great to get a fresh perspective. If you’re interested in a rafting adventure this spring or summer, contact Canyon Raft (canyonraft.com) or Mountain High Adventures (raftfernie.com).

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5 River User Tips to Keep you Afloat and Come Home Smiling:

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IT’S NOT DIFFICULT TO FIGURE OUT WHY FERNIE’S POPULATION IS ON THE RISE, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS TAKE A LOOK AROUND DURING YOUR VISIT AND YOU WILL SEE FAMILY AFTER FAMILY ENJOYING THE SAME RECREATION, CULTURE, FOOD AND BEVERAGE AND EVENTS YOU ARE. A PLETHORA OF OPTIONS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE HAS FOLLOWED THIS GROWTH, AND IT’S AMAZING TO SEE THE ARRAY OF OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR KIDS IN THIS COMMUNITY. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS DECIDING ON WHAT TO DO AND WHEN! PERUSE THE BELOW, CHAT WITH YOUR CHICKLETS, AND ABOVE ALL ELSE, ENJOY WATCHING AS THEY EXPERIENCE A BITE SIZE OF WHAT FERNIE HAS TO OFFER. ››› ARTS AND LITERATURE Art Safari Camp

A day camp for children ages 5-12 providing the opportunity to learn about new art forms and cultures. Campers design and build puppets, masks and theatre sets. Draw, hike and paint in the Canadian Rockies. Build sculptures, participate in treasure hunts and play outdoor games. Artsafaricamp.com Fernie Arts Station – Club Cre8

Returning this year for kids aged Kindergarten to Grade 6, Club Cre8 is run

by Rachel Butterworth and Heather Senior. Each week offers funky arts-based projects, with chilled out vibes for the hot summer days. Running Mondays beginning July 3, from 9am-noon, 1pm-4pm with half and full day options. Activities inside and outside, supplies are included. Theartsstation.com

with nourishing activities for the physical, emotional and intellectual levels. Watercolour painting and crafts, hikes, storytelling, bread making and swimming in a natural environment. 250-919-3350, jesuskaizen@ gmail.com

Judo, Arts and Leisure Camps

This summer’s Reading Club at the Fernie Heritage Library is Walk on the Wild Side with seven weekly sub-themes including Cougars and Otters and Ravens, oh my! Explore the

The IDEAL Society in Jaffray is once again hosting its popular camps this summer, July 10-14 for 5-6 years old, July 17-21 for ages 7 and up. This camp provides children

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Wild Nature Workshops Price: $20/Wildsight Members and $30/Non-Members. Membership is included for non-members in that price. Register at wildnaturetours.ca or Wednesday contact elkvalley@wildsight.ca Evenings Birding for Beginners & Beyond

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Learn techniques for birdwatching and become a part of this fast growing recreational activity.

Ancient Ammonite Hike

Wed. June 21, 6 - 9pm Leader: Lee-Anne Walker

Discover ancient geological history of this area & visit one of the best preserved ammonite fossils.

Wild About Flowers

Wed. July 19, 6 - 9pm Leader: Lee-Anne Walker

Identify wildflowers by learning about flower families and their common characteristics.

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Wed. August 9, 6 - 9pm Leader: Lee-Anne Walker

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Flora, Spot Nature’s Magic, Beautiful British Columbia, Weather Watchers, Go Fish!, Tables of Nature. Tuesday through Friday from 1-3pm, this is a drop in program for children aged 7-11. Fernie.bclibrary.ca/

MUSIC Mountain Opus School of Music

This summer, Mountain Opus School of Music is offering four-day camps for ages 0-6 in both July and August. Kindermusik educators and music advocates, Allison and Katie are excited about these programs and hope to instil a life-long love and appreciation of music. Mountainopus.ca Violin, Ukulele and Theatre Improvisation Adventure Camp

This July 24-28 the IDEAL Society in Jaffray is hosting a camp for ages 7 and up. Nadia Navarro hosts 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. 250-919-3350, jesuskaizen@gmail. com

OUTDOOR CONNECTIONS PHOTO discover the intermediate trails and practice new found skills. $145/session, 9:30am2:30pm offered July 18-20 and August 22-24, call 250-423-4691 to register. College of the Rockies – Kid’s Spring Mtn Bike – Level 2 and 3

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 maneuvering around small obstacles. Must have pedals and handlebar brakes. 9:30am12:30pm, Fridays this July and August, call 250-423-4691 to register.

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Fernie Alpine Resort – The Dirt Devils

College of the Rockies – Beginners/ intermediates - Level 1

A three-day program for beginners offers kids aged 8-14 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, maneuverings over and around small obstacles, safety and trail etiquette. The kids will then take the skills learned onto the beginner x-country trails. $145/session, 9:30am-2:30pm Tuesday to Thursdays, June 27, July 4, July 11, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 22. Call 250-423-4691 to register.

Kid’s Spring Mtn Bike is hosting six Sundays of Level 2 instruction for ages 8-12 and Level 3 for ages 10-16 this spring, progressively developing skills for the intermediate and advanced rider groups. Divided by age and ability, bikers must have singletrack mountain bike experience for Level 2, and have completed Level 2 to register for Level 3. Begins May 28 to July 2, call 250-423-4691 to register.

IDEAL SOCIETY PHOTO College of the Rockies – Intermediate/ Advanced - Level 2

This camp is designed for children who have completed the beginner course and assessed ready by the instructor to perfect their skills on more challenging terrain. There will be an introduction to wheel lifts, drops, high speed and dirt jumps, and then the chance to

Check out this new youth multi-week mountain bike camp program! Running for four consecutive Sundays and geared towards downhill bike skills. For ages 8-16. Price includes full day lesson and supervision. Participants need to bring their own gear (disc brake bike required), lift ticket / season pass and lunch. One camp running in July, the second in August. 10:30am4:30pm, $249. Skifernie.com

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SUMMER 2017 › RECREATION Fernie Alpine Resort – Freeride Mountain Bike Camp

Teaching kids to ride hard and safe. Kids learn basic skills, gain confidence, ride steep lines and tackle challenging terrain with a team of professional coaches. Prices include instruction only. Lift ticket and disc brake bike required. Helmets, gloves and pads mandatory for all participants. Discounted lift tickets and bike rentals are available for camp participants. July 5-6 and 15-16, August 9-10 and 19-20, from 10am to 4pm. $179, skifernie.com. Ages 8-16. Skifernie. com Golf

The Fernie Golf & Country Club offers three Future Link camps for ages 7-14, July 3-4, July 24-25 and August 21-22 from 1-3pm. Monday includes fun lessons on the driving range and practice green with five holes of golf and a snack on Tuesday. $59/golfer includes a wind-up tournament, meal on the last day, hat or t-shirt and instruction with a CPGA professional. Golffernie.com

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OUTDOOR AND ADVENTURE Adventure Camps

Explore the outdoors this summer at Fernie Alpine Resort! These three-day camps will be action packed and guaranteed fun. For ages 6-12, July 10-12, July 17-19, July 31-August 2, August 21-23. 10am-4pm daily, for $149. Skifernie.com EcoGarden Eco Camp

July 10-14 / 9am to 4pm / $250 (sliding scale available) Get ready for an action-packed, outdoor, fun-filled program that weaves together days filled with science experiments, big art, games, garden snacks and much more. Let your kiddos explore the garden in this fun-filled week July 10-14 spent outdoors. Register online at wildsight. ca/ecogarden or by emailing elkvalley@ wildsight.ca. Ages 5-10. Elk River Watershed Discovery Camp

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, white-water rafting, geocaching, canoeing, fishing, floating, wild yoga, water science and more.

ELK RIVER DISCOVERY PHOTO Two camp options are July 17-21 and August 14-18, $250 before June 1, $325 after with registration through the College of the Rockies. 250-423-4691. Fernie School Aged Care - Summer Camp

FSAC is in its sixth year of Licensed, professional and quality camps. Camps run July 10 to August 30 from 8:30am to 5:30pm, each week has a different theme with programs including water play, group games, nature hikes, camping, community field trips, cooking, crafts and activities in their yearround classroom. Kindergarten - Grade 6, Fernieschoolagedcare.com

Fernie School Aged Care - Sunny Days Pre-School Camp

Licensed by Creative Minds pre-school, parents can choose two mornings or four mornings a week for 3-5 year olds, July 17 to August 17. Mainly facilitated outside to allow children to enjoy an outdoor classroom, sunshine and fresh air. Each week has a different theme and includes circle games, outdoor crafts, sensory play, nature hikes, gardening and water play. Fernieschoolagedcare.com KIDS’ GUIDE continued on next page

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SUMMER 2017 › RECREATION

Howl at the Moon Campout

Slumber Party at the top of the Timber Chair! Kids love this “campout” at the Lost Boys Café. Campout includes fully supervised overnight, single ride lift ticket, Saturday dinner and smores/snacks, Sunday breakfast and special campout programming. For ages 8+, July 15-16 and August 15-16 from 4pm to 11am. $129, Skifernie.com Outdoor Connections – Camp Connect

A week-long day camp that includes a raft trip, camp crafts, swimming, beach games, camp fire, hiking, canoeing and an overnight camping trip! Through fun physical activities, kids learn about themselves, grow in confidence and experience independence. Day camp from 9am-4:30pm, Thursday night is a camp-out. July 10-14, 17-21 or 24-28 for ages 8-13. Connectoutdoors.ca Outdoor Connections - Elk Valley Youth Leadership Camp

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This 5-day white water 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 Kootenay River. No canoeing experience necessary! Running July 31 – August 4 for ages 14-17. Connectoutdoors.ca Wildsight – Bug-ology

Grab your nets and join the bug hunt! Campers will chase bugs as they flutter by, examine bugs under the microscope, build a set of wings they can wear and explore the mysterious lives of insects that visit the EcoGarden. July 18-19, 9:30-11:30am designed for kids ages 4-6. wildsight.ca/ecogarden, elkvalley@wildsight. ca. Wildsight - Garden Chefs

Plunge those little fingers in the soil to explore what lies beneath. Explore delicious veggies, berries and herbs from the ground up. Campers will plant seeds, harvest produce, help care for the garden and prepare and taste garden treats. August 8-9, 9:30-11:30am. Designed for ages 4-6. wildsight.ca/ecogarden, elkvalley@wildsight. ca.

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August 14-17 from 9am-1pm at the FSS track, Catch Me If You Can is once again hosting a running camp for kids age 7-13 and is $125 per runner. All participants receive a camp T-shirt and water bottle, with a fun run on the last day with prizes. Runners are asked to bring a packed lunch, lots of water and proper running shoes. Proceeds benefit the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation. For more information or to register email catchmeifyoucanfernie@gmail.com. Soccer

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

3-7 – 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. Soccerquest.ca Tennis

Fernie’s Tennis Club hosts group lessons for children ages 2-14 this May and June throughout the week 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 Friday mornings. Tennisfernie.com

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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 2017 › HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS We often hear, “Go hard, or go home” when it comes to some of the activities and sports enjoyed in Fernie. And yes, if you’re here for a weekend this might be a fitting anthem to your time spent here. Nevertheless, consider including a little respite to the mix. Self-care goes a long way when physically pushing ourselves regularly. Fortunately, there are many options to choose from. You just might need to extend your stay.

KRISTEN MILLER, RMT

SUMMIT MASSAGE THERAPY In December 2000 myself and a co-worker were snowmobiling down from work at Island Lake Lodge. Next thing I remember is waking up in the hospital with a concussion, whiplash and pain in my shoulder. We had gone off the road and crashed the snowmobile. This led me to my first experience with massage therapy and its therapeutic benefits. After multiple treatments of my neck and shoulder I had made a full recovery. This sparked my interest in massage and its positive effects, not only for relaxation purposes but in recovery. In the Fall of 2002 I completed a 250hr relaxation massage course in Calgary, and gained hands-on experience over the next few years working at Lizard Creek Lodge and Island Lake Lodge. During that time my husband and I welcomed two kids as I continued to work part time. In 2008 I went back to school to complete a 2200hr Massage Therapy course in Calgary. After opening Summit Massage Therapy in 2012 and with both our kids now in school, I successfully challenged the BC Massage Therapy board exams in 2014. Since that time, I have been fortunate to have supportive clientele who allow me to have a career that keeps me engaged mentally and physically. Fernie is a town full of people of all ages that choose to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Whether it’s living pain-free, reducing stress, creating life/work balance, running a marathon or gardening they are all equally important goals. Fernie has an excellent network of RMT’s, Massage Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Athletic Therapists, Kinesiologist’s, and Naturopaths to help

SUBMITTED PHOTO people achieve whatever individual health goals desire. Q. The best kept Fernie secret... A. Well… that’s a secret! Q. How to best enjoy the evening’s sunset... A. At Koocanusa, sitting on the beach surrounded by friends and family after a long day of sunshine, paddle boarding and swimming.

Q. Don’t leave Fernie without... A. Biking up to Island Lake Lodge for lunch on the patio, enjoying the ride down and then jumping into Lizard Creek to cool down. Q. Summers in Fernie keep getting better and better because... A. It’s so hard to pick one reason. Fernie is a town of endless activities, hiking, biking, fishing, camping, bike races, running races, Wednesday Concert Series, Sunday Market and Social… the list goes on and on. Fernie has something for everyone during the summer which is why it gets better and better.

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SUMMER 2017 › HEALTH AND WELLNESS LISTINGS

FITNESS

MASSAGE & ESTHETICS

EVOLUTION HEALTH & FITNESS

ISLAND LAKE SPA

Evolution has a multitude of classes available, from spin to core to yoga to Pilates. A completely revamped space, weights, cardio equipment, stretching areas, climbing wall and friendly staff make going to the gym almost easy. Evolutionhealth.ca

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

SARAH’S ACTIVE REHABILITATION

KING FIR SPA

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. Sarahsactiverehab.com

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. 250-423-8215

STAG LEAP RUNNING CO.

SPA 901

A non-profit organization offering group trail runs catering to a variety of speeds and schedules, and hosting events throughout the summer months including the Trails in Motion Film Festival, King of the Castle Vertical Climb, and the Elk Valley Ultra 50km and Relay. For more information, visit Stagleaprunning.com

HAIR SALONS LYSH HAIR SALON

A premier spa located within a beautifully renovated 1908 schoolhouse, Spa 901 boasts luxury, professionalism and specialized treatments. Manicures and pedicures, facials, massage and body, waxing, tinting and makeup, experiences for him and weddings/events – Spa 901 has what you need. 250-423-7722

SUMMIT MASSAGE REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Lysh Hair Salon is a boutique hair salon that has something for everyone, whether it be a quick haircut, complete hair makeover or a bridal session. Enjoy being pampered at Lysh. 250-423-5001

Summit Massage is located in beautiful downtown Fernie. Kristen Miller, Registered Massage Therapist, has over 14 years of experience with wellness, therapeutic pre and post-natal massage. To book an appointment, call 250-430-7244.

HEALTH PRODUCTS

THREE SISTERS DAY SPA

THE GOOD EARTH Located in the heart of downtown, offering organic, sugar-free, gluten-free, preservativefree products to natural supplements, gemstones, crystals and other gift items. Snacks, natural food and drinks available, along with a large selection of gluten/dairy free ice cream. 601 2nd Ave

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

Offering exclusive esthetic spa and massage services with Aveda skincare and techniques and products. Enjoy quality care in a fun and friendly setting in the heart of downtown. New this spring – microblading. 250-423-6395

TRILLIUM DAY SPA Located in downtown Fernie, Trillium offers organic facials, massage, natural body treatments, manicures and waxing, specializing in Brazilians. Featuring iLike organic skin care, OPI nail polish, eye-envy, and more. 250-423-7774

PRACTITIONERS AND HEALTH CENTRES DR. A.M. KAHANE INC. DENTISTRY Dr. A. M. Kahane, Dr. Amos Kahane and Dr. Jensen and their team of professionals are committed to providing superior dental care to clients. Services include endodontic specialty care, orthodontics, dentures, sleep studies and implants. 250-423-6838

PEAK NUTRITION CONSULTING Offering a “Healthy Weight, Healthy You” personalized weight management menu plan and lifestyle change package, Tiffany specializes in weight loss and sports nutrition but also has experience in prenatal nutrition and a variety of chronic conditions. Create lasting changes with Fernie’s local dietician. 807-355-3314

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SUMMER 2017 › HEALTH AND WELLNESS

EAT, RECOVER, REPEAT

BY TIFFANY SCHEBESCH, PEAK NUTRITION

TRY THESE DIETICIAN-APPROVED TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY, HYDRATED AND ACTIVE DURING SUMMER ENDURANCE ACTIVITIES. Summer is a time when many of us take the longer days and warmer temperatures to spend more time outdoors. In Fernie, there’s no lack of activities to keep us busy including hiking the Three Sisters, biking down Sidewinder or for the brave souls – training for your first triathlon. Inadvertently, this often leads us to spending more time exercising in the endurance, or aerobic activity zone. Not sure how to prepare for your next sweaty race? Follow these easy guidelines to fuel for success.

Before What you eat before training is key to feeling strong during your workout. Try to eat about two to three hours before exercise with an easy to digest carbohydrate snack such as fruit, grains and starchy veggies like sweet potato. Carbohydrates provide glucose to your working brain and muscles to keep you feeling energized. It’s also important your snack is low in fat and fibre, which are slowly digested, and can cause an upset stomach. Some great choices are oatmeal and banana, or quinoa and grilled chicken. It’s equally important not to forget about water here, especially during the summer months when staying well hydrated can be difficult - sip on one to two cups of water in the hour before your workout.

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During Never given too much thought to what to eat during exercise? Well that’s probably because for exercise less than an hour, water works perfectly well to keep you hydrated – aim for about three to four large gulps of water every 20 minutes. If you’re heading into longer events or activities such as half marathons or a big ride, try to have 30 – 60 grams of carbohydrates every hour. Simple carbs are key here to quickly get energy where it’s needed; such as sports drinks, dried fruits or energy gels.

After Do you really need a snack or meal after working out? Re-fuelling after exercise is most important for two groups of athletes: If you regularly exercise two days in a row, or more than once a day. If your exercise is intense, such as heavy weight lifting or long distance running. If you fall into one of these categories, you’re going to want to eat your meal or snack within the “Golden Window” of 30 minutes after you’re finished exercising. This is the time when your body is searching for energy to replenish its carbohydrate stores, known

as glycogen. Some great carbohydrate choices are whole grain products, starchy veggies, fruit, legumes, and dairy products. Protein is equally important post-exercise since it provides amino acids as the building blocks to assist in repairing muscles. Aim for 15 – 25 grams of protein to optimize recovery. Healthy choices include lean meats, fish, milk, yogurt, eggs, nuts, legumes and tofu. Some great snack ideas include Greek yogurt, granola and berries or roasted turkey on a whole-wheat tortilla with mixed raw veggies. In terms of fluids, the goal is to replace what was lost to sweat during exercise. A general guide is two to three cups of water for every pound of weight lost; however listening to your thirst cues can be just as effective. Sports drinks aren’t recommended unless you’ve exercised vigorously or sweat a lot – some contain more sugar than a can of pop! As for any exercise or diet regime, one size doesn’t fit all. Although this is a guideline, those who compete heavily may need more nourishment and for the sensitive tummies out there, extra caution should be taken when fuelling for your next race or big day in the mountains. Get in touch with a nutrition professional if you’re not sure what this looks like for you.

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THIS IS OUR FERNIE, Fernie Museum’s permanent exihibit explores the industrious history of Fernie as a coal mining and tourism community.

FERNIE ARTOGRAPHY June 15 - September 17, 2017 Exploring our collective sense of place and identity through visual art and storytelling. 50 pieces of art will be selected from a wealth of material; including the historical works of Canadian artists A.Y. Jackson and David Paton local contemporary visual artists.

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FERNIE TREASURES AND CURIOSITIES September 14, 2017 - March 31, 2018 From a collection of almost 10,000 artifacts, local residents will select 150 objects that reflect stories of the history, society and personal lives of the individuals who chose to live here. Through stories of the objects’ provenance, useful life and relevance, the exhibition will serve as a cultural looking glass into how society functions and how our essential—and non-essential—needs change over time.

SUMMER PROGRAMS AND EVENTS HERITAGE WALKING TOURS Join one of our guides and discover how the history has helped to shape Fernie as we see it today. July 1 to August 27, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am and 2pm. Tickets are $10, which include admission to the Museum. EXPLORE THE RUINS BUS TOURS Local historians provide insights and stories that will bring the forgotten coal mines and ghost towns of the Elk Valley back to life. Tours are July 8, July 22, August 5 and August 19. Visit our website for details and tickets.

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CANADA 150 EXHIBITS I AM FERNIE March 2 to May 31 Photography exhibit by Kyle Hamilton.

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CEMETERY TOURS Join knowledgeable tour guides on a walk through time to learn about the people, personalities and events that shaped the Elk Valley. Tickets are $10; meet at the Fernie Museum. St. Margaret’s Cemetery. July 15, 29, August 12 at 1pm. Tour the heritage section of the cemetery and learn about the people and events that shaped early Fernie. Presented in partnership with the Lost Souls’ Society. Hosmer Cemetery. August 26 at 1pm. This tour of the Hosmer cemetery introduces stories of immigrant miners and pioneers that shaped this early community.

www.ferniemuseum.com

Hwy 3 Info Centre Located east of the City SUMMER HOURS: May Mon - Fri, 9-5pm June, July and August 7 days a week, 9-5pm

Downtown Info Centre Located at the Fernie Museum

FERNIE CHAUTAUQUA AND FALL FAIR September 14-17, 2017 Celebrating the history and bounty of living in the mountains. A cultural cornucopia of entertainment, food and family fun.

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

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

SUMMER HOURS: May-November 7 days a week. 10am-5:30pm OPEN DAILY 10am - 5:30pm Museum & Visitor Centre

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SUMMER 2017 › ARTS AND CULTURE

ARTS AND CULTURE

In the ten years we have published the Fernie Fix, we have never once featured the same artist twice. And we don’t intend to. That says something about this community. The abundance of individuals dedicated to Fernie’s cultural side is commendable and something we are all proud of. There’s nothing quite like taking a friend to a gallery opening or Wednesday Concert Series and seeing the surprise on their face. Fernie is surprising like that, and we hope you encounter some wonders during your time here.

LOUISE HILLIARD

FERNIE ARTS STATION I moved to Fernie the summer of 2014 with my partner Colin and our dog Stella Blue. We decided to call Fernie home because it offered mountains, culture and a great community. We received the warmest welcome from the town and I took every opportunity to be involved in the arts and cultural scene through my work and as a volunteer. This led me to meet all kinds of people whom I now call friends. When a job came up at the Arts Station last Spring I jumped at the chance to work for the organization. I love that I am able to use my experience in the arts and be involved with various community events throughout the year. Everyday, I am involved with something different, from concerts, to gallery openings, to festivals, which keeps me excited and passionate about what I do! Fernie offers so much for a small town, with so many different arts and cultural events, and it is constantly striving to grow and do more. I hope to see this continue onwards and The Arts Station to offer more opportunities for all to enjoy! Q. The best kept Fernie secret... A. The tunnels under downtown. I learnt about them during Fernie Chautauqua a couple of years ago. I heard some great stories about what they were used for over the years during a historical walking tour. Q. How to best enjoy the evening’s sunset... A. I love - in the evening - riding my townie round the dike with my partner Colin and dog Stella Blue, and stopping in Annex park

SUBMITTED PHOTO for her to swim, while we watch the sun disappear behind the mountains. Q. Don’t leave Fernie without... A. Summer in Fernie is all about the outside activities; mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, white water rafting to name but a few - but leave some time to explore the historical and cultural side of Fernie as well. Downtown is full of historical buildings like The Courthouse, Fernie Heritage Library and The Fernie Museum where you can learn about Fernie’s history and how it came to be the town it is today! Of course don’t forget to come by The Arts Station, which is the original CPR Station from 1908. The

Wednesday Night Concert Series takes place in Station Square, and is the perfect way to end your day playing in the mountains and sunshine. Q. Summers in Fernie keep getting better and better because... A. I took up mountain biking when I moved to Fernie, so each summer gives me the opportunity to improve my skills and explore the growing trails we are so lucky to have. The more I explore Fernie the more it feels like home, and I can’t imagine living anywhere else!

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SUMMER 2017 › ARTS AND CULTURE

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 sports event, or enjoy a social evening with friends. BP has a variety of beer on tap, a great menu and offers 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

Newly renovated and located along the river dike by the West Fernie bridge, the Bridge Bistro provides a great evening setting with a large patio perfectly situated to watch the sun as it sets, large garage-style doors opening the restaurant to the outdoors, and a spacious bar and lounge area. 301 Hwy 3

THE FERNIE HOTEL

The Fernie Hotel and Pub offers a casual environment for both locals and tourists. Nine HD flat screen TVs, a great sound system for Friday and Saturday night DJs and bands, and great food and beverages. 691 1st Ave

FERNIE MUSEUM

THE ROYAL

LIVE MUSIC

WEDNESDAY CONCERT SERIES

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 rotating exhibits. 491 2nd Ave

FERNIE ARTS STATION

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

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

250-423-0007

THE KODIAK LOUNGE

Located in the Raging Elk Hostel Adventure Lodge, the Kodiak Lounge opens at 4pm and closes at 11pm, specializing in après anything. Good times and live entertainment make the lounge a great place to converse with travellers from around the world. 892 6th Ave

PARKPLACE PUB

592 8th Ave. Fernie

Pick-up or Delivery!

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 such as stags, birthdays and more. 501 1st Ave Every Wednesday evening in July and August, Fernie’s downtown comes to life with live music, refreshment gardens and food vendors outdoors by the Arts Station from 5:30pm-9pm. The line-up includes a variety of genres, and offers something for all ages and musical tastes. 601 1st Ave

MOVIE THEATRES VOGUE THEATRE

With revamped digital audio-visual, the Vogue Theatre shows new releases, and 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

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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

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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

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SUMMER 2017 › CALENDAR MAY

May 1-31 I Am Fernie @ Fernie Museum Gallery May 3 Swing into Spring Class @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, 6-7pm. Golffernie.com May 8 Kakagi Band Live @ Infinitea, 8pm May 9 Ladies’ Opening @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, golffernie.com May 12 Tenis Marie Live @ Infinitea, 8pm May 16 Ladies Golf Clinic #1 @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, 6-7:30pm. Golffernie.com May 17 Men’s Opening @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, golffernie.com May 18 Ladies Golf Clinic #2 @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, 6-7:30pm. Golffernie.com May 20-21 Women’s Spring Into It Weekend @ The Guides Hut. Catering to beginners and intermediates. Manager@ferniebikeguides.ca May 25 Lindsey Walker Live @ Infinitea, 8pm May 25 Gallery Opening: Visual Arts Guild @ The Arts Station May 27 Spring Bike Blitz @ Elks Hall. Bike and gear swap, BBQ, Mud Muncher Challenge for kids under 12, AGM and more. Bikefernie.ca May 31 Birding for Beginners @ Wildsight, 6-9pm. Call 250-423-3322 or email elkvalley@wildsight.ca to register.

JUNE THIS JUNE This year, the Fernie TransRockies society is hosting a new event – the Fernie Lucky 7’s. A sevenhour cross-country mountain bike event that caters to those looking for a fun experience, it can be challenged solo or on a team and features moderate climbs with fun rolling downhills in the Ridgemont and Montane trail networks. For more details or to register, visit Fernie.com/transrockies. June 1-23 Aerial Park, Guided Hiking, and XC Biking available for pre booked groups @ Fernie Alpine Resort June 1 Banner Project Launch @ The Arts Station, 7pm June 1 Beautea Night @ Infinitea, 6-9pm June 3 Ladies Zone Championship @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, golffernie.ca June 3 FMBC Trail Razr @ Fernie Community Centre. Fundraiser, auction, music, and more. Bikefernie.ca June 4 Elkford Triathlon @ Elkford, BC. Elkfordtri.ca June 5-7 Weekday Trail Warrior Camp #1 @ Fernie Alpine Resort June 9 Opening Day @ Island Lake June 10-11 Gerick Sports Wasa Lake Triathlon @ Wasa Lake, rmevents.com June 11 Jamie Clarke Live @ Infinitea, 6pm June 11-12 Men’s Pro-Am @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, Golffernie.ca June 12 Little Critter Race #1 @ TBA, visit Bikefernie.ca June 15 – September 4 Fernie Artography Exhibit @ Fernie Museum, exploring sense of place and identity through visual art and storytelling. Ferniemuseum.com

June 16 James Gray Live @ Infinitea, 8pm June 16 – 17 Culinary Event @ Island Lake, visit Islandlakecatskiing.com for more details. June 18 Father’s Day Brunch @ Island Lake, $38 for adults and $18 for children June 18 Father’s Day Guided Hike @ Island Lake, Tamarack View or Lake Trail, depending on the weather. June 18 Cassidy & Ladies Live @ Infinitea, 6pm June 19-21 Weekday Trail Warrior Camp #2 @ Fernie Alpine Resort June 21 Ancient Ammonite Hike @ Wildsight, 6-9pm. Call 250-423-3322 or email elkvalley@ wildsight.ca to register. June 21 Men’s Special @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, Lone Wolf format, golffernie.com. June 23 Luke Wallace Live @ Infinitea, 8pm June 24 Opening Day for full summer operations @ Fernie Alpine Resort June 24 Fernie Lucky 7’s Mountain Bike Race @ Fernie Trails. Fernie.com/transrockies June 25 Junior Open @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, golffernie.com

JULY THIS JULY

Canada Day celebrations in Fernie are always a memorable experience, with activities beginning at 11am with the Elks Cardboard Boat Race at Maiden Lake and continuing at the Fernie Aquatic Centre Grounds from noon until late into the evening including the first Mountain Market of the summer, live music throughout the day, food and refreshments, a host of activities for the family, and of course fireworks at dusk. This year, expect it to be better than ever as Fernie joins in celebrating Canada’s 150th. Visit Fernie.ca. July 1 Canada Day Celebrations @ The Fernie Aquatic Centre July Annual Lizard Range Disc Golf Tournament @ James White Park Ferniediscgolf.com July 2 King of the Castle Vertical Climb @ Castle Mountain. A 5km trail run up to Castle Rocks. Stagleaprunning.com July 2 Trails in Motion Film Festival @ The Arts Station, 7pm. Tickets:Trailsinmotion.com July 2 Big White Peak Guided Hike @ Island Lake, take in the Glacier Lilies. July 2 Sunday Social @ Downtown Fernie July 3 Canada Day Holday! Elk and Timber chairs open! @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 3-4 Junior Camp @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, 1-3pm. Golffernie.com July 3-5 Weekday Trail Warrior camp #3 @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 4 Mountain High Sup Race @ Elk River, Raftfernie.com July 6 Beautea Night @ Infinitea, 6-9pm. With Spa 901, enjoy $10 manicures and massages July 7 Rogers Rookie Tour Tennis Tournament @ James White Park Tennis Course, 11am – 3pm. Tennisfernie.com July 8 Exploring the Ruins Bus Tours – Coal Creek Townsite @ Fernie Museum, 1-5pm. Ferniemuseum.com

July 9 Red Haven Live @ Infinitea, 6pm July 9 The Dumpster Project @ The Arts Station July 9 Community appreciation day @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 10 Trans BC Enduro @ Fernie Trails. Transbcenduro.com July 10-13 Future Links Western Canadian Championship @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, Golffernie.com July 10-14 EcoGarden Eco Camp @ Community EcoGarden, 9am-4pm. Elkvalley@wildsight.ca. July 11 Ladies Golf Clinic #2 @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, 6-7:30pm. Includes four lessons, July 11, 18, 26 and August 1. Golffernie.com July 14 Lisa Anderson Live @ Infinitea, 8pm Maximize Yields Optimize Efforts @ Spruce Spring Stream Farms, 10am-4pm. A Keeping it Real Workshop with registration at the College of the Rockies. July 15 St. Margaret’s Cemetery Tour @ Fernie Museum, 1-2:30pm. Ferniemuseum.com July 15-16 Club Championship @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, Golffernie.om July 16 Sunday Social @ Downtown Fernie July 16 Heiko’s Trail Guided Hike @ Island Lake July 18-19 Bug-o-logy @ Community Ecogarden, 9:30-11:30am for kids 4-6. Wildsight.ca/ecogarden July 19 Wild About Flowers @ Wildsight, 6-9pm. Call 250-423-3322 or email elkvalley@wildsight.ca to register. July 20 Tony Servello Senior Open @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, Golffernie.com July 22 Griz Kidz Summer Carnival @ Fernie Alpine Resort July 22 - Exploring the Ruins Bus Tours – Michel-Natal Townsite @ Fernie Museum, 1-5pm. Ferniemuseum.com July 24-25 Junior Camp @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, 1-3pm. Golffernie.com July 26 Men’s Special @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, Golffernie.com July 27 Gallery Opening: Colleen Routley @ The Arts Station July 27 Splish Splash Sploosh  @ The Aquatic Centre July 28-29 Koocanusa Wakesurf Challenge @ H2O School/Sunshine Houseboats, Lake Koocanusa. Rmwa.ca July 29 St. Margaret’s Cemetery Tour @ Fernie Museum, 1-2:30pm. Ferniemuseum.com July 29 Elk Valley Ultra 50km and Relay @ Annex Park. Stagleaprunning.com July 30 Guided Hiking: Lizard Lake Trail @ Island Lake July 30 Adult/Junior Team Event @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, Golffernie.com July 30 Emily Rockarts Live @ Infinitea, 6pm July 30 Sunday Social @ Downtown Fernie July 31-August 2 Weekday Trail Warrior camp #4 @ Fernie Alpine Resort

AUGUST

August 2Knee Ride @ S-Bomb - Brokeback, 7pm August 3 West Hammock Live @ Infinitea, 8pm August 4 Mr BSyde Live @ Infinitea, 8pm August 5 Exploring the Ruins Bus Tours – Morrissey Mind and Carbonado/Morrissey


SUMMER 2017 › CALENDAR THIS AUGUST Wapiti is in its seventh year, and with each year it continues to impress. From well thought out and designed grounds, elements such as arts and crafts for kids, interactive art installations, bike check, and big efforts in reducing waste, Wapiti is a class act and definitely worthy of a trip to Fernie. This year, Tokyo Police Club, Scenic Route to Alaska, Death South, and Royal Canoe are some of the artists hitting the stage. Wapitimusicfestival.com Townsites @ Fernie Museum, 1-4:30pm. Ferniemuseum.com August 5 Porky Blue Ride and Social @ Fernie Hotel, hosted by Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club. Fernietrails.com August 5 He/She Tournament @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, Golffernie.com August 6 Heiko’s Trail Guided Hike @ Island Lake, during prime wildflower time in the Alpine August 7 Civic Holiday! Elk and Timber chairs open @ Fernie Alpine Resort August 8-9 Garden Chefs @ Community EcoGarden, 9:30-11:30am for ages 4-6. Wildsight.ca/ecogarden August 9 Forage in the Forest @ Wildsight, 6-9pm. Call 250-423-3322 or email elkvalley@wildsight.ca to register. August 10 Beautea Night @ Infinitea, 6-9pm. August 11-12 Wapiti @ Annex Park. Wapitimusicfestival.com August 12 St. Margaret’s Cemetery Tour @ Fernie Museum, 1-2:30pm. Ferniemuseum.com August 12 Highline100 @ Koocanusa/South Country Area century road ride of 60, 100 or 160km. Highline100.com August 12-13 Columbia Basin Culture tour @ Local Fernie galleries and artisan shops. Visit Cbculturetour.com for this year’s schedule. August 13 Bibbity Boppity Boo - Fernie Children’s Festival @ Fernie Rotary Park, 10am2pm. Live entertainment, bubbles, balloons, crafts, games, face-painting, stories and more. August 13 Sunday Social: 6th Annual Show n Shine @ Downtown Fernie August 14 Little Critter Race #3 @ TBA, visit Bikefernie.ca August August 18 Junior Tennis Tournament @ James White Park tennis courts. Fernietennis.com August 18 Arcadian Suns Live @ Infinitea, 8pm August 19 Exploring the Ruins Bus Tours – Hosmer Townsite and Mine Ruins@ Fernie Museum, 1-4:30pm. Ferniemuseum.com August 19 Saving Your Own Seeds @ Community EcoGarden. Register at COTR August 19-20 Women’s Trek Dirt Series @ Fernie Trails, register at dirtseries.com. August 20 Lizard Lake – Cabin Bowl Loop Guided Hike @ Island Lake August 21-22 Junior Camp @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, 1-3pm. Golffernie.com August 28-30 Weekday Trail Warrior camp #5 @ Fernie Alpine Resort August 26 Hosmer Cemetery Tour @ Hosmer Hall, 1pm. Hosted by the Fernie Museum, Ferniemuseum.com. August 27 Big White Peak Guided Hike @ Island Lake

August 30 Men’s Special @ Fernie Golf & Country Club August 31 Gallery Opening: Becca MussoFelting @ The Arts Station

SEPTEMBER THIS SEPTEMBER Fernie Chautauqua and Our Harvest Fall Fair is a four-day cultural extravaganza September 14-17 hosted by the Fernie Museum, Fernie Arts Station, Fernie Chamber of Commerce, Fernie Heritage Library, and Wildsight. Live music, blue ribbon contests, heritage crafts, outdoor painting, farm-to-table specials in restaurants, guided tours of historic buildings, and the popular Our Harvest Feast and Fest are just a few of the many activities taking Fernie by storm this weekend. Fernie Chautauqua.com September 2 Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam @ City of Fernie Dirt Jump Park September 3 8th Annual Fernie Tears & Gears Mountain Duathlon @ The Fernie Aquatic Centre, Fernietearsandgears.com September 3 Demolition Derby @ 1800 Railway Ave., 12-4pm September 3 Final day of full summer operations @ Fernie Alpine Resort September 4-30 Aerial Park, Guided Hiking, and XC Biking available for pre booked groups @ Fernie Alpine Resort September 7 Beautea Night @ Infinitea, 6-9pm. September 8-9 National Western Regional Mine Rescue Competition @ Fernie. Over 500 people are coming to Fernie from across Canada and the NW US to compete. September 9 Boyd Haddad @ Fernie Golf and Country Club, Golffernie.com September 9 Project 9 Race @ Island Lake parking lot, up, down and overall times. September 10 Heiko’s Trail Guided Hike @ Island Lake September 11 Little Critter Race #2 @ TBA, visit Bikefernie.ca September 11-13 Weekday Trail Warrior camp #6 @ Fernie Alpine Resort September 13 Fungus Among Us @ Wildsight, 5:30-8pm. Call 250-423-3322 or email elkvalley@wildsight.ca to register. September 14 Fernie Treasures and Curiosities Exhibit @ Fernie Museum. Ferniemuseum.com September 14-17 Fernie Chatauqua and Fall Fair @ Fernie Museum and Prentice Park. A cultural cornucopia of entertainment, food and family fun. Ferniemuseum.com September 16 Dirt Diggler Fall Classic DH Race @ Microwave Tower, Castle Mountain. Bikefernie.ca September 16 Community Team Tennis Tournament @ James White Park tennis courts, 11am-3pm. Tennisfernie.com September 16-17 Six in the Stix Mountain Bike Festival @ Cranbrook September 17 Fernie Kids Triathlon @ Fernie Aquatic Centre September 21 Senior Ladies’ Closing @ Fernie Golf and Country Club September 23 High Roller Poker Ride @ All Mountains. The Fernie Mountain Bike Club’s season ending event! Bikefernie.ca

WEEKLY

Mondays Jam Night @ The Kodiak Lounge Open Mic @ The Rusty Edge (July and August) Date Nights @ Island Lake, 2 entrees, 2 glasses of bubbly and an appetizer to share $ Tuesdays Ladies’ Night @ Fernie Golf and Country Club 2Knee Tuesday Series @ Fernie Trails, 6:45pm. Hosted by the Fernie Mountain Bike Club, Bikefernie.ca Cheap Night @ The Vogue Theatre Wednesdays Fernie Women on Wheels Ride @ 6:30pm Wine Tasting Wednesdays @ Island Lake, five courses paired with five wines Tarot Card Readings @ Infinitea, from 8pm Jam Night @ The Royal Men’s Night @ Fernie Golf & Country Club Thursdays Little Sprouts @ Max Turyk Garden, 9:30-11:30am ages 0-6 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 Fridays Live Music Fridays @ Infinitea 8pm Sparwood Farmers Market @ Sparwood 4-8pm Saturdays Heritage Walking Tours @ Fernie Museum, 11am and 2pm. A 90-minute walking tour of the historic downtown. Ferniemuseum.com (July and August) Sundays Heritage Walking Tours @ Fernie Museum, 11am and 2pm. A 90-minute walking tour of the historic downtown. Ferniemuseum.com (July and August) Fernie Mountain Market @ Rotary Park, 10am – 2pm weekly (July and August) Sunday Social @ Downtown Fernie. (Select Sundays in July and August) BBQ and Beats @ Infinitea 6-9pm September 24 Ladies’ Closing Special @ Fernie Golf & Country Club September 24 Brett Wildeman Live @ Infinitea, 8pm September 24 Elk River Shoreline Clean-up @ Elk River, Fernie, 1-4pm. Sign up and collect supplies at the Fernie Annex Park, Sparwood Leisure Centre and Elkford Aquatic Centre. September 25-27 Weekday Trail Warrior camp #7 @ Fernie Alpine Resort September 28 Senior Men’s Closing @ Fernie Golf and Country Club September 28 Gallery Opening: Steve LockiPhotography @ The Arts Station September 29 – October 1 Gillbilly Festival @ Fernie. Jamming, concerts, workshops, fishing, food and friends. Oldtypemusic.ca September 30 Making Good Compost @ Community EcoGarden, 10am-3pm. A Keeping Food Real workshop, register at the College of the Rockies.

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SHOPPING

There’s nothing quite like shopping along a historic district, littered with small boutique shops, cute cafés and hopping pubs, with the epic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Shopping in Fernie is a treat, and while you may start off looking for items to bring home for friends and family, you will undoubtedly leave completely outfitted in new Fernie-ware. Thank you for shopping local!

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THE GUIDE’S HUT When we purchased The Guide’s Hut in 2016, it was more than a business deal - it was about becoming part of a community we love. After spending many years in Fernie and a lot of time in the surrounding area, it was finally time for us to call Fernie ‘home.’ After working as a sporting goods sales rep, I already had a relationship with The Guides Hut owners, Mark and Beth, who were dealers of mine. I loved the store, the staff and the brands, and eventually started discussions about purchasing it from them. And when the timing was right, Kim, our kids and myself jumped at the chance to become new owners. The real exciting part for me is working with staff who are such passionate and trusted experts. In fact, many have worked in the sporting goods industry for years and have already built relationships with customers. We now get the chance to build on that and continue to offer the best brands and the best service. Fully dedicated to the community, I also participate in several local groups and organizations, such as Fernie Rod and Gun Club, FMBC, FAST, and Fernie Tourism. While Fernie has always been a great winter destination, we’re excited about all the other year-round activities available in the area. We can help everyone, whether they’re locals or tourists, take advantage of the playground that’s right here in our own backyard. I’m in the store every day and can get to know our customers, and their needs better, and build our business around them. As your new ‘guides,’ our entire family – including our black lab Kacee, is excited about our new business and new lives in Fernie. We invite you to come in, introduce yourselves and tell us about your latest adventure.

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Located at the Fernie Golf and Country Club, the Clubhouse Restaurant is available for weddings, private groups, retreats and meetings. 250-423-4115

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

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

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

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

HEAVEN BOUTIQUE If you’re into crocheting, knitting or felting you’ll be quick to discover this little gem that offers a variety of merchandise to indulge your crafting hobbies! Heaven Boutique is also a popular consignment store for men and women with quality, seasonal clothing, shoes and accessories. 672C 2nd Ave

WILD THINGS CHILDREN’S RESALE BOUTIQUE Wild Things offers children’s clothing, shoes and accessories on consignment as well as new retail goods such as Little Fox Teething Jewellery, Minimoc, Granted Sweater, Menta, Modern Baby, Turtle Fur, and Little & Lively. 672D 2nd Ave

FERNIE BREWING CO. Looking for something to bring to that next dinner you’re attending? Fernie Brewing Company offers growlers (1.98L jugs of beer). They also carry a variety of branded wear, including all the plaid you need in this mountain town, and don’t forget about their popular tasting room. 26 Manitou Rd RR5

THE GOOD EARTH Located in the heart of downtown, offering organic, sugar-free, gluten-free, preservativefree products to natural supplements, gemstones and crystals and other gift items. Snacks, natural food and drinks available, along with a large selection of gluten/dairy free ice cream. 601 2nd Ave

ceramics, clothing, leather, cards and prints by big-hearted makers such as Smoking Lily, Populess, Cathy Terapocki, Arthurs Plaid Pants, Kari Woo and Camp + C. Drop by to support handmade or to say hello, Deanna and Nick will be happy to see you. 591 2nd Ave

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

NUFLOORS A family owned business operating a full service decorating centre since 1994, 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

IGS VALUE DRUG MART 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

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

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HOME & GIFTS COAL TOWN GOODS A unique, friendly little shop just off main, proving sometimes the best things are just around the corner. Coal Town offers stylish handcrafted goods including jewelry,

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SUMMER 2017 › FOOD AND DRINK

FOOD AND DRINK

From the little, hard to find side-street cafés to the be-there-before-5pm-to-get-a-seats, you will find something for every mood, every occasion and every taste. Fernie has a food culture that takes most by surprise. Japanese… Nepalese… South American… really? Yes, really. Take the time to appreciate the distinct menus you come across during your time here, and keep track to ensure you hit what you missed on your next adventure. Because we know you’ll be back.

ANGELA MAGLIOCCO THE RUSTY EDGE

I gained my passion for the food and beverage industry at a young age by helping out at our family bakery in Germany (there might have been more eating than helping). We moved to Calgary when I was six and at a later age continued in the industry through jobs with Orange Julius, Red Robin, Original Joe’s (my first time as a general manager) and Fergus & Bix. I moved to Fernie in 2010 to continue my passion by managing what was then the Picnic Restaurant & Social. I have also managed the Northern Bar + Stage and The Central. I have been with Rusty Edge on the Fernie ski hill since November 2014. The restaurant business is challenging in Fernie, being a tourist town, with such low and high seasons; however I have always enjoyed a challenge! I am extremely happy working on Fernie’s beautiful ski hill. The views never get old and I love the local support, meeting new people daily, making people happy, exploring new menu items, coordinating weddings, and being intimately involved in running a successful business. When I joined Rusty Edge, I remember Andy (Andy Cohen, GM at Fernie Alpine Resort) asking me if I could envision it being successful in Fernie; I had no doubt in my mind! I knew we would have to do it right – a fun, warm, inviting, great food and drinks, games, music, family-friendly kind of place. We have built strong relationships with our clientele and all the support we have had has been incredibly endearing. We also open the best patio on the hill in the summer months. I believe success is built upon a basic formula – listen to your customers, give them what they want, and work hard. What I really love the most though (some call me crazy) is helping people plan their

SUBMITTED PHOTO weddings – which we host year round - at the Rusty Edge. The combination of old-school character (built by Heiko) and world-class views makes Rusty Edge a perfect spot for a mountain wedding.

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Q. Don’t leave Fernie without...

Q. The best kept Fernie secret... A. Fernie is a year-round outdoor destination. It has activities for everyone from the adrenaline junkies to the fireside cocoa sippers.

A. Sitting on the Rusty Edge patio sipping a ‘What the Huck’ Fernie Brewery beer.

A. Checking out the historic downtown, lots of great little unique shops! I love to shop; who doesn’t? Q. Summers in Fernie keep getting better and better because... A. The kids and I keep discovering new nearby lakes and trails.

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SUMMER 2017 › DINING GUIDE ASIAN

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

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Cedar Garden 1302 Hwy 3 250-423-3689

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

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

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Boston Pizza 1622 7th Ave 250-423-2634

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Kelvin’s Kitchen 1221A 7th Ave Hwy 3 250-423-3211

CASUAL DINING Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002 Fernie Cattle Co - Burger Lounge 561 Hwy 3 250-423-7498 Kelsey`s at the ski hill 250-423-2444

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Max Restaurant 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871

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3

$

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

B,L

3

$

Crumbs Cakery 562 2nd Ave 250-423-2006

L

3

$

Freshies 562 2nd Ave

B,L

Infinitea 501 1st Ave 778-519-5050

L,D

3

Lost Boys Café Timber Chair, FAR 250-423-4655

B,L

3

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

3

$ $

3

$

3

$$

3

$

3

$

3

$

The Loaf 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702

B,L,D

3

3

$$

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

B,L,T

3

3

$

B,L,D

3

$

L,D

3

$

McDonalds 1702 9th Ave 250-423-5380

B,L,D

3

$

Tim Hortons 1701 9th Ave 250-423-7709

B,L,D

3

$

Subway 441 Hwy 3 250-423-4400

B,L,D

3

$

Starbucks 1641 7th Ave

B,L

3 3

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

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

B,L,D

3

3

$$$

D

3

3

$$$

L,D

3

3

$$$

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

D

3

3

$$

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

L,D

3

3

$$

D

3

3

$$

D

3

3

$$

LATIN Nevados 531 2nd Ave 250-423-5566

MEXICAN Frida 1101 7th Ave 250-423-5878


SUMMER 2017 › DINING GUIDE PIZZA - EAT-IN, DELIVERY OR PICK-UP

Meal Type

Licensed

Family Oriented

$

L,D

3

3

$$

B,L,D

3

3

$$

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

3

$

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

L,D

3

$

3

$$

3

$

B,L,D

The Loaf 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

The Clubhouse Restaurant 201 Fairway Drive 250-423-7367

L,D

3

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

L,D

3

$$ $$

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

L,D

3

$$

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

3

$$ 3

$$

T

3

$$

Crumbs Cakery 562 2nd Ave 250-423-2006

L

3

$

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

T

3

$$

T, L

3

$$

T

3

$

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

D

3

3

$$$

D

3

3

$$$

SUSHI Yamagoya 741 7th Ave 250-430-0090

360 Degrees of Perfection...

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

Operated by:

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

Phone: Email: Website:

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

See ad on page 14

in the Heart of Historic Fernie

See ad on page 50

Voted best Pub food in the Kootenays This summer

Join us for:

MON

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

Daily lunch specials

Located on 5th St downtown

Wing Night

TUES

$10 Teasers

WED

$12 Mussels, 8 pm Trivia Meat Draw & our Famous Fish & Chips

SAT

Open Stage Live Music Sessions

SUN

Steak & Eggs & Caesar Specials

beside West Fernie Bridge

See ad on page 6

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

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

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

J U L Y

Come watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the BP Sports Bar. Boston Size any Molson® Product and you could win!

Sunday May 14th 2017

Celebrate Summer @BP

Everyday Favourites MON: Appies: Buy 1 & get 50% off 2nd TUES: Gourmet Pasta $11.99 WED: Wing Day 50% off single order THURS: Lrg Gourmet Pizza - Med Price FRI: Cactus Cut Nachos - $12.50 SAT: Desserts - $2 off SUNDAY $4.99 Kids Meals

Daily specials above are DINE-IN only.

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

A U G U S T

Over 100 menu items to choose from. All served with a side of sunshine.

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

Here’s to Dad!

BP Celebrates Mothers

ber M A Y

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

Sunday June 18th 2017

See ad on page 60

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

Online Ordering with:

Dine . Stay . Spa . Hike . Bike

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

250-423-0007

Pick-up or Delivery!

Plus many other exciting new menu items & new specials this summer.

See ad on back cover

islandlakelodge.com 1.250.423.3700

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

250-423-3211

* Date Night Mondays * Bring your partner up for a romantic dinner! Get 2 entrées, 2 glasses of Bubbly and an appetizer to share. Just $79 per couple

homemade wraps - salad - soup - chili - curry

See ad on page 70

See ad on page 46

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

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

See ad on page 51

Open for Lunch and Dinner. Pick-up & Delivery * Hosmer * Fernie * Ski Hill *

Thank you Fernie for voting us the best!

7th Annual

2016

Think of us for gluten free pizza, wings, lasagna and more. Need a caterer? We can provide catering for your next event.

Order online and check out full menu: ElkValleyPizza.com

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

See ad on page 64

TAKE-OUT / EAT-IN

fresh•food•fast

See ad on page 50

Summer time and the livin’ is easier --- with our pizza!

Follow us on Facebook + Instagram!

The Bear Lodge Bistro - Open 11 – 5 daily June & Sept. 11 - 8 from June 30th to Sept 3rd The Tamarack Dining Room - Open for dinner nightly 5 pm - 9 pm

Avoid disappointment, call ahead for reservations Check our website for spa specials, guided hiking, menus and accommodation rates

email:infinitea@mail.com

• Open 7am-5pm EVERYDAY

Summer!

592 8th Ave. Fernie

Life is busy, you deserve some time in our day spa! Built to promote relaxation and rejuvenation - replenish your health and awaken the senses in our unique spa.

ti q u e

• Voted ‘Best Quick Food Fix’ Fernie Fix Awards, 2016

NHL Playoff Contest

* Wine Tasting Wednesdays * 5 course tasting menu perfectly paired with 5 wines from our diverse cellar. $99 per person

Bou

• Handmade bagels baked daily in house

Fernie’s Favourite Riverside Patio

A P R I L

@islandlakelodge #takethepeak #lodgelife

&

See ad on page 36

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

Saturday & Sunday for Breakfast

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

Find Your Happy Place!

See ad on page 64

The Spot to Meet for:

We’re open from 9am

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

KIDS WELCOME • PATIO OPEN

ar

The Best BANG for your Buck!

Enjoy the Outdoors Indoors with our Overhead Patio Doors

Full menu available online at ferniehotelandpub.com

-B

11am - 10pm Daily 250.423.3002 301 Highway 3

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

THURS $10 Burger & Beer FRI

See ad on page 60

i fi n t e

In

Memorable Dining & Luxurious Rooms

T

Like us on Facebook

Infinitea T-Bar This Summer!

• Healthy Summer menu - Lunch & Dinner (Veg & GF options - Kitchen open late) • Live music every Friday from 8pm • Sunny patio licenced noon - 10pm • Iced tea & coffee cocktails • All ages all the time • $10 Sunday BBQ & Beats, 6-9pm • Available for private functions

a

YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB

201 Fairway Drive, Fernie - Pro Shop: 250.423.7773

www.golffernie.com

for more details

See ad on page 42

Visit GolfFernie.com today and: * sign up for news and specials with our E-Club * learn all about our new 360 Loyalty Program... (golf more for less!) * get info on Tournament & Corporate Packages

wifi available

• 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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Since Fernie, BC

evolutionfernie.com

2002

15 years strong...

Strength Cardio Balance Climb Yoga Spin HIIT Trainers Your actions today... shape your tomorrow. Be graceful, playful and powerful.

11am - 10pm Daily 250.423.3002 301 Highway 3

beside West Fernie Bridge

Enjoy the Outdoors Indoors with our Overhead Patio Doors

We’re open from 9am

Saturday & Sunday for Breakfast

The Spot to Meet for:

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

Fernie’s Favourite Riverside Patio

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

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

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

wifi available


SUMMER 2017 › WHERE TO STAY

WHERE TO STAY

JOE HOWSE

THE RAGING ELK HOSTEL I grew up in Calgary and from the age of 16 always loved skiing in Fernie. After backpacking across Australia with my cousin I discovered a passion for conversing with travellers and I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the back packing industry.

Photo courtesy of Best Western Fernie

There are a lot of factors that come into play when deciding on where to stay. In Fernie, one of the biggest decisions is whether to stay at the hill or in town. Once you’ve made this first choice, then really it comes down to your group size and the amenities you would like during your time here. Hostels, condos, bed and breakfasts, home rentals, hotels… it’s all here. Our only recommendation is to book early enough to ensure there is still vacancy!

When we first opened the Raging Elk I was in my mid 20s. It was quite challenging, especially considering the concept of hostels and back packing was quite foreign to many locals in Fernie. Our first clientele was from Sweden and I still have a laugh telling backpackers today of their experiences. It was when the Motor Inn (or, the Murder Inn as many called it) was the hotspot in town and Rockies (bless their pies) was “the” restaurant. In our second year of operation we only had two female guests who were daring enough to backpack off the beaten track to Fernie. Today, it is completely different. The town has evolved into a ski and mountain bike mecca on a global level with a diversity of bars, amenities and accommodation choice. With the addition of the “New Side” at Fernie Alpine Resort and an epic diverse trail network, our clientele has morphed into not only overseas travellers but also families and couples from within Canada who enjoy the social aspect of the hostel and want to spend a night, and not a fortune. I love the diversity of what’s available, and we are always trying to evolve. Over the past 20 years my wife and I have been continually adding new features and amenities to strengthen our product. Our most recent additions have been a hopping onsite lounge

SUBMITTED PHOTO

and new laundry facilities open to both locals and tourists to utilize.

Q. How to best enjoy the evening’s sunset...

If you are in town this summer be sure to throw your bike shorts in our wash and watch the Ghostrider legendary sunset from our patio with an ice-cold pint. We would love to join and hear about your Fernie travel adventures.

A. On Lake Koocanusa.

Q. The best kept Fernie secret... A. The Kodiak Lounge.

Q. Don’t leave Fernie without... A. A Raging Elk trucker cap. Q. Summers in Fernie keep getting better and better because... A. Summers in Fernie keep getting better and better because of Global Warming.

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SUMMER 2017 › 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

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

C

3

3

3

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

H

3

3

3

3

3

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

B

3

3

3

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

M

3

3

3

3

$79 - $159

The Central Hotel 301 2 Ave 250-423-7367

H

3

3

3

$470 - $690/month

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

M

3

3

3

3

$79 - $189

Elk View Lodge 888-733-7643

CH

3

3

3

$1850 - $2500

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

H

3

3

3

$400/month

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

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

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

B

$186+ $90 - $180

$159 - $319

3

$99-$218

3 3

3

3

3

3

3

$152 - $252

3

$220 - $400

3

3

3

$80 - $175

3

3

3

3

$27 - $103.50

3

3

3

3

$109 - $199

3

$175 - $315

3

3 3

3

3

3

3

$205 - $365

3

3

$130 - $200

3

3

$149 - $249 $110 - $120 $595

3

$150 - $165

3

2

ACCOMMODATION SPECIALISTS Weekend Getaways|Weddings| Corporate Events

LUXURY ON MOUNTAIN SPA at Timberline Lodges|Fernie Alpine Resort

Finest Selection of Rental Properties in Fernie

See ad on page 2

For 20 years the Raging Elk Hostel has combined an unique social experience, with easy access to the sickest powder skiing & snowboarding on the planet and the most radical mountain biking in Canada.

PRIVATE FAMILY, DORM ROOMS ALL WITH ENSUITE & FREE DAILY BREAKFAST

Natural Products

Massage

j

The Raging Elk Hostel

Lore

Body Scrubs and Facials

See ad on page 5

Your connection to a vacation rental in the heart of the Canadian Rockies

892 6th Ave. Fernie BC • 250-423-6811 • RagingElk.com THE KODIAK OPENS DAIly AT 4:20PM!

vacation@fernielodgingco.com | 1.800.667.9911 | fernielodgingco.com

Established in 1990

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Find Your Happy Place! @islandlakelodge #takethepeak #lodgelife

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

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.

Super 8 Fernie B.C.

Dine . Stay . Spa . Hike . Bike

Beauty and Sleep…Guaranteed

1-888-423-6855

www.cornerstonelodge.ca

Quality Year-Round Accommodation at Fernie Alpine Resort.

• Outdoor Hot Tub

• Free Wi-Fi

• Indoor Pool &

• Banquet &

Hot Tub

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

Meeting Facility

• Kitchenettes • Executive Suites

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

www.grizinn.com

See ad on page 50

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

• Complimentary Hot Breakfast

• Boston Pizza • Liquor Store • Massage Studio • Pet Friendly

• 100% Smoke-Free

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

• Fitness Room

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

See ad on page 74

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

1 877-447-6788 reservations@ferniesuper8.com www.ferniesuper8.com

See ad on page 72

1622 7 Ave, Fernie, BC 250-423-5500 Toll Free: 1-866-423-5566 www.bestwesternfernie.com

The Bear Lodge Bistro - Open 11 – 5 daily June & Sept. 11 - 8 from June 30th to Sept 3rd The Tamarack Dining Room - Open for dinner nightly 5 pm - 9 pm * Date Night Mondays * 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 * 5 course tasting menu perfectly paired with 5 wines from our diverse cellar. $99 per person Life is busy, you deserve some time in our day spa! Built to promote relaxation and rejuvenation - replenish your health and awaken the senses in our unique spa. Avoid disappointment, call ahead for reservations Check our website for spa specials, guided hiking, menus and accommodation rates

Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated.

See ad on page 68

islandlakelodge.com 1.250.423.3700

See ad on back cover

See ad on page 52

@fernielodgingco

Complimentary Outdoor Pool & Hot Tub for all Guests 1.250.423.8215 | kingfirspa.com | @kingfirspa

Photos courtesy Alan Maudie, Henri Georgi, Matt Kuhn, Jenn Frost

Accommodation/Property Management Services 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 Fernie Lodging Company www.fernielodgingco.com 1-800-667-9911 See ad on Fernie Property Care www.ferniepropertycare.ca 778-519-5190 page 32 RentinginFernie.com 1-877-661-9993

3

$210 - $530


SUMMER 2017 › 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

$690 - $845

Bike in/Bike out

Alpine Aerie 5267 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

3

N/A

Bike in/Bike out

Alpine Lodge Fernie 5291 Highline Drive 250-423-4237

B & CH

3

3

3

3

$149

Bike in/Bike out

3

Bear Paw Lodges 5383 Highline Drive250-423-6878

CH

3

3

3

$209 - $239

Bike in/Bike out

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

CH

3

3

3

$895

Bike in/Bike out

Black Diamond Chalet 5406 Boomerang Way

CH

3

3

3

$635 - $1030

Bike in/Bike out

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

Ch

3

3

3

$325 - $395

Bike in/Bike out

Cedar Ridge Condominiums 5388 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

C

$205 - $285

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

3

3

3

3 3

3 3

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

CH

3

Glowing Embers 5209 Highline Close 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

$176 - $226

Bike in/Bike out

3

$325 - $405

Bike in/Bike out

$89+

Bike in/Bike out

3 3

3

$549 - $619

Bike in/Bike out

3

3

$325 - $415

Bike in/Bike out

Ingamo Lodge 5331 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

3

$605 - $750

Bike in/Bike out

Kimbers Timbers Fernie Alpine Resort 403-240-1769

CH

3

3

3

3

$750 - $1250

Bike in/Bike out

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

H&C

3

3

3

3

$110 - $262

Bike in/Bike out

3

3

Grizzly Den Chalet 250-5398 Boomerang Way

CH

3

3

Heartland Hideaway 4564 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

Holohike Haven 5275 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

CH

Juniper Lodge 4559 Timberline Cresc 240-423-6878

C

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

H&C

3

3

$495 - $635

Bike in/Bike out

3

$385 - $460

Bike in/Bike out

3

N/A

Bike in/Bike out

3

3

3

3

$325 - $395

3

3

3

3

$250-$875

Bike in/Bike out

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

CH

3

3

3

3

$749

Bike in/Bike out

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

CH

3

3

3

3

$329 - $399

Bike in/Bike out

River Rock Lodge 5403 Highline Dr 250-423-6878

C

3

3

3

3

$749 - $819

Bike in/Bike out

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

H&C

3

3

3

$129 - $229

Bike in/Bike out

Snowed Inn 5271 Highline Drive 250-423-3830

B & Ch

3

$75-$575

Bike in/Bike out

3

3

Spiral Lodge Chalet 4562 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

3

$375 - $445

Bike in/Bike out

Spirit Lodge 5395 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

3

$605 - $750

Bike in/Bike out

Stone Creek Condominiums 5423 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077

CH

$175 - $265

Bike in/Bike out

Thunder Ridge Chalets 5304 Highline Drive250-423-6878

CH

3

3

3

3

$349 - $469

Bike in/Bike out

Timberline Lodges 4559 Timberline Cresc 240-423-6878

C

3

3

3

3

$139 - $309

Bike in/Bike out

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Beauty and Sleep…Guaranteed • Outdoor Hot Tub

• Free Wi-Fi

• Fitness Room

• Indoor Pool &

• Banquet &

• Boston Pizza

Hot Tub

Meeting Facility

• Kitchenettes • Executive Suites

• Complimentary Hot Breakfast

• Liquor Store • Massage Studio • Pet Friendly

• 100% Smoke-Free

Wherever Life Takes You, Best Western Is There.® Fernie Mountain Lodge 1622 7 Ave, Fernie, BC 250-423-5500 Toll Free: 1-866-423-5566 www.bestwesternfernie.com Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated.


SUMMER 2017 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT

REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT

Fernie may be growing, but it’s growing tastefully. The development has been slow and steady in recent years, with opportunities to purchase land to build, buy a home to renovate, invest in a condo or townhouse, or like many choose to rent. The entry level is high, like the rest of the BC real estate market, but the value has not faltered in our little mountain town and shows no signs of doing so in future. It’s a great little town to make home, or home away from home!

CHUCK SHOESMITH DEVELOPER

I grew up on the Lower Mainland. We were always outside - hiking, hunting and fishing. My first building project was a cabin, we had to row across a lake and then hike up a creek valley. On the weekends we’d pack what we needed and row over and work; I was twelve. In 1977, I left the Lower Mainland to find work in Alberta. I stopped in Fernie on my way and never left. It was just at the end of Mountain View’s development (The Airport). I built six or seven houses there. Back then there was no place to rent or live. It was really hard. Things changed and by 1981 you could buy a miner’s shack for twenty to twenty-five thousand. It was tough in the early days. There might be one or two houses built every year. We’d fight over who got the contract. Today it’s a lot easier to be a builder. I’ve always liked the tough jobs. You know, the ones that take a lot of thought and are complicated to build. We built the sewer plant at Fernie Alpine Resort, the reservoir for the City and lots of big structures up at the mines. Right now we’re building a house, a couple of concrete structures at a mine, a logging maintenance shop, a home reno in Sparwood, the miner memorial in Sparwood and a couple of other little things. As well as developing Burma Road Estates. It’s a busy year. Even with all that going on, learning and supporting the trades is important to me and we always try to have a couple of carpenters going for their Red Seal. When my boys were growing up I was the Boy Scouts leader. It gave me a good balance with work. We always tried to have

SUBMITTED PHOTO the meetings outside doing something. We taught them the Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared.”

Q. Don’t leave Fernie without…

And if you’re going to work in Fernie and be outside, that’s a good thing to remember. Be Prepared.

Q. Summer in Fernie keeps getting better and better because…

Q. The best kept Fernie secret…

A. A winter coat.

A. It’s a happening place. All the new people. And the events, like the Demo Derby.

A. You can hang out here where it’s quiet. Q. How to best enjoy the evening’s sunset. A. My deck, bare feet, with an After Five beverage.

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SUMMER 2017 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT LISTINGS

DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS

REALTORS

BLACKPINE BUILDERS

CAROL COHEN

A small, hands-on residential building and renovation company that offers timber frame construction, complete renovations, design, project management and everything in between. Blackpinebuilders.com

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. Fernierealestate.com

BURMA ROAD ESTATES

FERNIE REAL ESTATE COMPANY LTD.

Located on Burma Road just off the Parkland Terrace and Alpine Trails subdivisions, Burma Road Estates provides views from Mt. Hosmer to the Lizard Range, overlooks the Elk River and town of Fernie, and provides City of Fernie services including paved road, water, sewer, power, gas and data. Four one acre lots are available in Phase Two. Burmaroadestates.com

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

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

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

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

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

HOME CARE AND SERVICES 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 and offers plumbing and heating. Brecan. com

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

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Wanting to maximise your sale price? We offer complete pre-sales makeovers to suit your budget.

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

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SUMMER 2017 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT LISTINGS ELK VALLEY PAINTING & DECORATING Provides professional painting services with competitive pricing and excellent customer service, and free no obligation quotes. Fully covered by WCB and hold liability insurance that covers homeowners up to two million. Elkvalleypainting.com

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

residential and commercial clients, including landscaping, turf, spring and fall clean-up. They also offer bobcat services such as posthole auger, power sweeper, and mini hoe work. Mowandsnow.ca

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

GOLDSTAR CLEANING SERVICES

FERNIE LODGING COMPANY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

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

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

NUFLOORS

FERNIE MOW & SNOW LAND CARE

A wide variety of flooring options to suite every design and home need, visit Nufloors in the downtown of Fernie for your next project.

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, and are equipped and ready to be your home away from home. 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. To book your custom project call 250-946-6881 or visit Schnellcarpentry.ca.

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. Visit Whiteladderpainting.com or call 250-4301872

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SUMMER 2017 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT

THE BENEFITS OF A WELL-MAINTAINED LANDSCAPE BY CAM MERTZ, FERNIE MOW AND SNOW The importance of a well-designed and maintained landscape in relation to property values cannot be understated. Leonard Perry, extension professor at the University of Vermont, discovered the following facts about the value of having quality landscapes: • It can add up to 14 per cent to the resale value of a home or commercial property. • It can speed up the sale of a home by as much as six weeks. • Spending five per cent of a home’s value on landscaping can result in 150 per cent or more return on investment. • Adding a hedge to a landscape increases property value by 3.5 per cent. • Adding a landscaped patio can add 12.4 per cent to the home’s value. Perry found other benefits derived from having landscaping done, such as energy savings when deciduous trees are planted to cast summer shade in areas where air conditioning is needed. “Properly selecting and placing plants can lower costs for heating and cooling homes by up to 20 per cent,” he says. The lifecycle of your landscape is dependent on how you address the spring and fall. There are simple tasks you can perform when your yard ‘wakes up’ from the long dormant winter months that have a massive impact on your enjoyment of your landscape all season. • Lawns should have all of the winter gravels removed. • Dethatching or ‘Power Raking’ is an important process as it removes all the old turf (thatch) that protected the roots over winter but now needs to be thinned out to allow the root base to initiate growth. • Aeration is the process of perforating the soil with holes to reduce soil compaction and allow water, air and nutrients to access the root base.

SUBMITTED PHOTO • A good spring fertilizer helps activate and strengthen root development ensuring heathy top growth that is disease and weed resistant, tolerant to the seasons heat and support vigorous growth. • Macro-nutrient values are displayed on the front of fertilizer bags and represent amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. An easy way to understand what each nutrient value provides is to remember UP-DOWN-ALL AROUND. A good spring fertilizer will have high phosphorus values initiating root development (10-20-5), conversely a good summer fertilizer will have high nitrogen levels supporting vigorous top growth (30-0-4). Once your turf is prepared for the summer your attention should turn to shrub beds and gardens. A great practice is to remove all old growth on perennials and ensure all that spring plant energy is driven to the roots. Soils in garden beds can be turned over or rototilled incorporating oxygen into the sub base. This process stimulates microorganisms that release nutrients facilitating a great foundation for the seasonal plantings of vegetables and annuals. Throughout the summer regular watering, feeding, and cutting of lawns is important to

maintain your landscape and sustain your effort in the spring. Fernie is a Water Smart community. An underground irrigation system is a great way to ensure the health and sustainability of your landscape. Watering is targeted and can be adjusted throughout the growing season to reflect the needs of the landscape. No more dragging hoses, watering during the heat of the day or over spraying on your hardscapes. In the fall, prepare your landscape for winter. Mulch leaves into the lawn and let it grow longer so the roots are protected from snow and ice damage. Prune any dead tree branches evident after leaves have fallen. Mulch shrub beds and roughly spade soil over, avoid rototilling! It is easy to acknowledge the intrinsic benefits directly tied to an aesthetically pleasing landscape surrounding a home or business. What people may overlook are the many holistic benefits of landscapes and gardens; stress reduction, social benefits, sense of pride, and increased property values! Call a professional or do it yourself, either way the benefits are waiting to be realized.

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Sunday DOWNTOWN

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

1-888-423-6855

www.cornerstonelodge.ca

Quality Year-Round Accommodation at Fernie Alpine Resort.

Socials

Come check out pedestrian friendly 2nd Ave., Downtown Fernie for entertainment, activities, games, face-painting, and shopping!

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

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

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

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

SAVE THE DATES!

July 2, July 16, July 30 Aug 13 (6th Annual Show ‘n Shine) www.ferniechamber.com facebook.com/summersocials Resort Municipality Initiative Investing in B.C. Resort Communities

Summer with your Leisure Services Department is as exciting as it is diverse. We have parks, trails, event venues, and pool programs for everyone.

Summer Fun with Fernie Leisure Services Fernie Aquatic Centre 250.423.4466 Facility Inquires 250.423.2245 www.fernie.ca


SUMMER 2017 › SERVICES

SERVICES Without this sector and the many dedicated, giving and passionate people and organizations within it, Fernie wouldn’t be the magical mountain town it is known for. The quantity of time spent, sweat spilt, and good times experienced because of these hardworking and Fernie-loving individuals is infinite. Please take the time to recognize those behind the scenes, helping to make your stay memorable.

RICK WEISS

FERNIE MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB / FERNIE TRAILS ALLIANCE I had been a frequent winter/summer visitor to Fernie for 25 years, but that changed in 2014 when I retired and moved to Fernie to become a resident of this community. After many years of volunteer service with numerous organizations in Calgary it was obvious that if I wanted to become a part of the community I would need to join a local organization or club. If you want to positively impact your community in any way, simply volunteer your time and skills and the feedback will be enriching. A career/job is ‘work’… volunteering is ‘life experience.’ Mountain biking has been an integral part of my life for many years and with its increasing popularity and the growing vibe in Fernie my decision was rather easy. I joined the FMBC to get to know the local mountain bike culture and determine where I could have a positive influence on its continued growth in this community. Volunteers are key to a community’s spirit. I enjoy the time spent on organizing and assisting with FMBC events and it is evident that the biking community is also in support by way of the increased participation over the past few years. Without a strong volunteer base none of these events would be possible. Joining the FTA was just an evolution of my interests in the mountain biking scene in Fernie. I began volunteering like most individuals on the weekly trail building parties but quickly became involved in organizing the work parties and other frequent builders activities. More recently I’ve taken on a more active role within the FTA as a director and co-chair of the Construction and Maintenance committee. I’ve been a trail

SUBMITTED PHOTO builder for many years and live by the motto, “Build it and they will come.” The local trail network is a huge community asset that benefits all users and many businesses in Fernie. I believe we are stewards of this asset and need to continue its development for the benefit of all users. It’s rewarding to be part of such active and vibrant organizations within the Fernie community and it has allowed me to meet many great people. In a short time I’ve become a member of the community and look forward to assisting in the growth of the mountain biking culture and its positive impact. Fernie is no longer just a ski town but also a summer mountain biking destination. Like a lot people have said in the past… I came to Fernie for the winter but stayed for the summer.

Q. The best kept Fernie secret... A. Cliff jumping at Silver Springs Lake on a hot summer day. Q. How to best enjoy the evening’s sunset... A. A mountain bike ride in the Castle Mountain area and watching the sunset over the Lizard Range. Q. Don’t leave Fernie without... A. Better yet… just don’t leave. Q. Summers in Fernie keep getting better and better because... A. Of the expanding trail network and the growing summer events schedule.

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SUMMER 2017 › SERVICES LISTINGS CITY OF FERNIE For information regarding City Council and Departments, bylaws, services, parks and recreation, visit the City of Fernie official website. Fernie.ca

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

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 Ekemployment.org/ Elk_Valley for more details.

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

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. Theartsstation.com

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

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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 two key locations (Hwy 3 and Downtown Fernie) and also have a comprehensive site. Ferniechamber.com

www.nufloorsfernie.ca 391 1st Avenue, Fernie BC 250-423-4314 • info@nufloorsfernie.ca

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. 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, creating on-going programs and outreach into the community, and it’s just the beginning. Visit Ferniemuseum.com to learn more.

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

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Apprenticeships Short Term Occupational Training Computer Based Training Workshops Job Start support Self Employment—’Be your own boss’! Available funding options All employment services are Free including our Self Serve Resource area. Eligibility criteria applies for other employment supports and services. A: 302 C 2nd Ave Fernie (Mon-Fri) - Kiosk 141 A Aspen Sparwood (Tues) P: 250-423-4204 or 1-855-651-3027 W: ekemployment.org The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.


SUMMER 2017 › GETTING TO FERNIE

GETTING HERE

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

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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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CAR RENTAL Avis 1-800-879-2847 Budget 1-800-268-8900 Hertz 1-800-263-0600 Tilden 1-800-387-4747

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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.

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Kootenay National Park

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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. 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 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. 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 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.

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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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.

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SUMMER 2017 › DIRECTORY Recreation Adventure Tours

Adventure Source Tours Adventuresourcetours.com, 250-423-3959 Alpine Enthusiasts 9820 King Street Hosmer 250-423-0564 Ascent Helicopters Asentaerospace.ca 250-423-1443 Bellevue Mine Crowsnestguide.com/ bellvuemine/ 403-564-4700 Bull River Guest Ranch Bullriverguestranch.com 250-429-3750 Canadian Fly Fishing Services 1190 Hand Ave 250-423-3783 Canyon Rafting Company Canyonraft.com 250-423-7226 Elk River Guiding Company 791 7th Ave 250-423-7239 Fernie Alpine Resort Ski Hill Rd 250-423-4655 Fernie Bike Guides Ferniebikeguides.ca Fernie Nature Club naturebob@telus.net Fernie Wilderness Adventures 1281 7th Ave 250-423-6704 Happy Hounds - Outdoor Adventures for Dogs Happyhounds.ca 250-430-0043 Island Lake 602A 2nd Ave 250-423-3700 Kootenay Fly Shop 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483 Lost Creek Angler Lostcreekangler.com 250-423-7561 Mountain High Adventures Raftfernie.com 1-877-423-4555 Mountain Adventure Centre Fernie Alpine Resort 250-423-4655 Mountain High Travel & Tours 652 2nd Ave 250-423-6916 Mountain Pursuits 602A 2nd Ave 250-423-3700 Sacred Rides 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 Wild Nature Tours Wildnaturetours.ca 250-423-3322 VM Travels Vmtravels.ca 250-946-6062

Clubs and Associations

Fernie Curling Club Ferniecurlingclub.com 250-430-7257 Fernie Ghostriders Fernieghostriders.com Fernie Nature Club naturebob@telus.net Fernie Nordic Society Fernienordic.com 250-531-0690 Fernie Mountain Bike Club Bikefernie.ca Fernie Skating Club Fernieskatingclub.com Fernie Snowmobile Association Ferniesnowmobile.com 250-423-6489 Fernie Tears & Gears Fernietearsandgears.com Fernie Tennis Community Tennisfernie.com Fernie Trails Alliance Fernietrailsalliance.com Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club Fernietrails.com Stag Leap Running Co. Stagleaprunning.com

Events

Fernie Half Marathon Ferniehalfmarathon.com Fernie Tears & Gears Fernietearsandgears.com

Fernie Transrockies Society – Lucky 7’s Fernie.com/transrockies Highline 100 Highline100.com Sunday Socials Ferniechamber.com Wapiti Music Festival Wapitimusicfestival.com Wednesday Concert Series Theartsstation.com

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

Canadian Fly Fishing Services 1190 Hand Ave 250-423-3783 Elk River Guiding Company 791 7th Ave 250-423-7239 Fernie Wilderness Adventures Fernieadventures.com Kootenay Fly Shop 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483 Lost Creek Angler Lostcreekangler.com 250-423-7561

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 250-423-4655 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 250430-3155 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 Soarcyclestudio.com Vitality Body & Mind 1561A 10th Ave 778-519-5019 Vogue Theatre 321 2nd Ave 250-423-7111

Fly Fishing

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 250423-9251 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 & Skis 461B 2nd Ave 250-423-3532

Elk Valley Communities

District of Fernie Fernie.ca District of Elkford Elkford.ca District of Sparwood Sparwood.bc.ca

Excursions

3&93 Dairy Bar Junction Road, East Kootenay B 250-529-7363 Elk Valley Bighorn Outfitters Elkvalleybighorn.ca Bull River Outfitters Bullriveradventures.com Elk River Lodge Elkriverlodge.com

Info Services

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

Indoors

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 Ferniervresort.com H2O School H2oschool.bc.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

Rafting

Canyon Rafting Company Canyonraft.com 250-423-7226 Mountain High Adventures Raftfernie.com 1-877-423-4555

Travel

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


SUMMER 2017 › DIRECTORY Health and Wellness Animal Care

Barkside Pets 1201 6th Ave 250-423-4332 Cathy Smith-Clark Dog Training 250-423-7257 Happy Hounds Happyhounds.ca 250-423-6695 Pampered Paws Kennel 4991 Hwy 3 Pamperedpawsfernie.com Tanglefoot Vet 1161 7th Ave 250-423-2620

Acupuncture

Fernie Physiotherapy 901 5th Ave. 250-4233423 Jade River Healing Centre 901 5th Ave 250-423-7667 Thunder Meadows Massage – Accupuncture Thundermeadowsmassage.ca

Counselling Services and Consulting Evolve Ink Coaching & Consulting 571b 2nd Ave 250-423-6697 Fernie Counselling and Consulting Ferniecounselling.com 250-423-2608 McDermid & McDermid Counselling Associates 10 Pine Cres 250-423-6785 Snow Valley Counselling Ltd. 862 3rd Ave 250-531-0048

Chiropractic

Alpine Chiropractic 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 Mothernurturedoulas.com 250-946-6322 Rebecca Vaughan RMT 632 2nd Ave 250-423-2673 Tanya Malcolm 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 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 250-423-7615 No 3 522 2nd Ave 250-423-2181

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 250-423-3320

Massage/Esthetics

Elaine’s Massage 561 Hwy 3 250-423-1511 Enchanted Esthetics Enchantedestheticsfernie.com 250-430-1289 Fernie Massage 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 Islandlakecatskiing.com 250-423-3700 Jade River Healing Centre 901 5th Ave 250-423-7667 Jeremy Grassick RMT 632 2nd Ave 250-423-3423 King Fir Spa 4559 Timberline Cres 250-423-6878 Laura Archibald RMT 1500 McDonald Ave 250-531-0084 Lizard Creek Lodge Spa 5346 Highline Dr 250-423-2057 The Massage Place 592 3rd Ave 250-423-9677 No 3 522 2nd Ave 250-423-2181 Rebecca Vaughan RMT 632 2nd Ave 250-423-2673 Roberta Milne RMT 522 8th Ave. 250-278-0537 Spa 901 901-2nd Ave 250-423-7722 Stephanie Hanson, BC RMT 901 5 Ave. 250-423-3423 Summit Massage 571B 2nd Ave 250-430-7244 Three Sisters Day Spa 472 2nd Ave 250-423-6395 Thunder Meadows Massage Thundermeadowsmassage.ca Trillium Day Spa 632 2nd Ave 250-423-7774

Medical Clinics

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 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 Aheadofthecurvept.com 250-430-2115 Cristallin Toullec – Osteopathic Practitioner 571B 2nd Ave 250-464-5839 Elk Valley Wellness Centre Interiorhealth.ca 250-425-6212 Fernie Athletic Therapy & Rehabilitation 901 5th Ave 250-423-4800 Fernie Fitness 561 Hwy 3 250-531-1004 Fernie Physiotherapy 901 5th Ave 250-423-3423 Fluid Motion Therapy Fluidmotiontherapy.com 250-946-6722 Play it Forward Sports Therapy Playitforwardtherapy.com 250-430-1007 Sarah’s Active Rehabilitation Sarahsactiverehab.com 250-423-9167

Yoga & Pilates

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

Arts and Culture Bars/Lounges

BP’s Lounge 1602 7th Ave 250-423-2634 The Brickhouse 401 2nd Ave 250-423-0009 The Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002 Cirque Restaurant 5346 Highline Dr 250-423-2057 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

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SUMMER 2017 › DIRECTORY Clubs

The Central 301 2nd Ave 250-423-3343 The Fernie Hotel & Pub 691 1st Ave 250-423-6444 The Northern 561 2nd Ave 250-423-3075 The Royal 501 1st Ave 250-946-5395

Cultural Venues

The Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Heritage Library 492 3rd Ave 250-423-4458 Fernie Museum 491 2nd Ave 250-423-7016

Live Music

The Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Infinitea 501 1st Ave 250-430-7168 Loaf 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702 The Valley Social 562 2nd Ave 778-519-5272

Movie Theatres

Vogue Theatre 321 2nd Ave 250-423-7111

Shopping Art Studios

Angela Morgan 441 2nd Ave Clawhammer Letterpress 441 2nd Ave 250-946-6400 Decoro Portrait www.decoroportraits.com 250-423-3023 Eye of the Neddle 260 5 St. 250-423-0412 Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Brian Pollock 532B 2nd Ave 250-430-7114 Kyle Hamilton 341C 3rd Ave 250-423-0904 Raven Eye Photography 871 7th Ave 250-4301097

Fashion, Apparel, & Accessories

Board Stiff 542 2nd Ave 250-423-3473 Carosella 601 2nd Ave 250-423-6150 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 250-423-7239 Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th 250-423-9672 Fernie Brewing Company 26 Manitou Rd 250-423-7797 Fernie Golf & Country Club Pro Shop 201 Fairway Drive 250-423-7773 Freyja Lifestyle Fashion 602B 2nd Ave 250-423-0713 Four Cubs Kit and Clothing Inc. 661 2nd Ave 778-519-5277 Gear Hub 401 1st Ave 250-423-5555 Giv’ Er Shirt Works 672A 2nd Ave 250-423-6615 Ghostrider Trading Company 661 2nd Ave 250-423-5541 The Green Petal 421C 2nd Ave 250-423-4486 Grow Children’s Boutique 482 2nd Ave 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 The Red Apple 1101 Hwy 3 250-423-3484 Ski Base 432 2nd Ave 250-423-6464 Salvation Army 741C 2nd Ave 250-423-4661 Sports Alpine Ski and Sports Boutique Fernie Alpine Resort 250-423-4655 Straight Line Bicycle and Ski 461B 2nd Ave 250-423-3532 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 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 The Red Apple 1101 Hwy 3 250-423-3484 Save On Foods 792 2nd Ave 250-423-4607 Spirits Cold Beer & Wine Store 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871 Tipple Cold Beer & Fine Wines 792 2nd Ave 250-423-3012

Home, Garden & 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 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 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 Interior Envy 441 2nd Ave 250-430-7883 Le Grand Fromage 692B 2nd Ave 778-519-5050 Naked Earth Pottery 702A 3rd Ave 250-423-4008 No 3 522 2nd Ave 250-423-2171 Nufloors 391 1st Ave 250-423-4314 Polar Peek Books & Treasures 592 2nd Ave 250-423-3736 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 Clubhouse Restaurant – Catering and Events 250-430-7163 CP Catering Enjoyfernie.com 250-423-7367 Elk View Lodge Elkviewlodge.com 250-4301077 Fernie Mow & Snow Mowandsnow.ca 250-4231665 Goldstar Cleaning and Laundry 1591 10th Ave 250-423-4029 Happy Hounds Happyhounds.ca 250-423-6695

Sports & Lifestyle

Board Stiff 542 2nd Ave 250-423-3473 Commit Apparel Ltd. 462A 2nd Ave 250-4232669 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

See Dining Guide on pages 62-63

Where To Stay

See Accommodation Guide on Pages 66-67

Real Estate & Developments Developments

Alpine Trails Alpinelivinggroup.com 1-866-232-1270 Bossio Road Properties 250-423-1148


SUMMER 2017 › DIRECTORY Burma Road Estates Fernielistings.com 250423-1921 The Cedars Thecedars.ca 250-423-8989 Fernie Golf Estates Ferniegolfestates.com 1-866-423-6873 Montane Fernie Montanefernie.ca 250-423-4136 Timberline Lodge Timberlinelodge.com 1-866423-6873

Developers/Builders

Alpine Trails Alpinetrails.com 866-232-1270 Blackpine Builders Blackpinebuilders.com 250-423-3999 The Cedars Thecedars.ca 250-423-2000 Element Homes Elementhomes.ca 250-423-8749 Elk River Mountain Homes Elkrivermountainhomes.com 250-423-4229 Fernie Home Hardeware Building Centre 300 Manitou Rd. 250-581-1520 Fernie Vacation Properties Fernievacationproperties.com 250-423-6878 Graceland Builders Gracelandbuilders.com 250-423-8858 Green Door Construction Greendoorconstruction.ca 250-423-0960 Lindal Homes Elkrivermountainhomes.com 250-423-4229 LWE Builders Lwebuilders.com 250-423-3100 Pacific Homes Pacific-homes.com

Property and Home Care

Brecan Building Supplies Ltd. www.brecan.com 778-519-1040 Brecan Building Supplies Ltd. Brecan.com 778-519-1040 Build Train Buildtrain.com D’s Drywall 250-423-0120 Elk Valley Painting & Decorating Elkvalleypainting.com 250-430-3853 Fernie Central Reservations Ferniecentralreservations.com 250-423-2077 Fernie Lodging Company Property Management Fernielodgingco.com 800-667-9911 Fernie Mow & Snow Land Care Mowandsnow.ca 250-423-1665 Fernie Property Care 802-A 2nd Ave 779-519-5190 Goldstar Cleaning and Laundry 1591 10th Ave 250-423-4029 Nufloors 391 1st Ave 250-423-4314 Renting in Fernie Rentinginfernie.com 1-800-622-5007 Schnell Carpentry Schnellcarpentry.ca 250-946-6881 White Ladder Painting 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 Re/Max Elk Valley Realty 1241 7th Ave / 472 2nd Ave 250-423-4444

Royal Lepage East Kootenay Realty 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 Drive 99.1 FM 250-423-4449 East Kootenay Addictions Services Association 802 2nd Ave 250-423-4423 Elk Valley District Hospital 1501 5th Ave 250-423-4453 Elk Valley Employment Centre C-302 2nd Ave 250-423-4204 Emergencies 911 Fernie Aquatic Centre 250 Pine Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Chamber of Commerce 102 Commerce Rd 250-423-6868 Fernie Community Centre 901 6th Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Curling Club 991 6th Ave 250-430-7257 Fernie Family Centre 521 4th Ave 250-423-6127 Fernie Fire Department 692 3rd Ave 250-423-4226 Fernie Fix Magazine Ferniefix.com Fernie Free Press 342 2nd Ave 250-423-4666 Fernie Heritage Library 492 3rd Ave 250-423-4458 Fernie Memorial Arena 991 6th Ave 250-423-2254 Fernie Museum/Visitor Info Centre 362-B 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Interior Health Interiorhealth.ca 250-420-2442 RCMP 250-423-4404 Women’s Resource & Drop In Centre 691A 4th Ave 250-423-4687

Financial

TD Canada Trust 391 2nd Ave 250-423-2100

Organizations

Advocates for Local Living Allfernie.ca Elk River Alliance Elkriveralliance.ca 250-423-3322 Elk Valley Bear Aware Bearaware.bc.ca 250-423-6406 EK Kids Ekkids.ca Emily Brydon Youth Foundation Emilybrydon.com 250-423-4782 Fernie Arts Co-op Fernieartscoop.com 250-423-7044 Fernie Chamber of Commerce Ferniechamber.com 102 Commerce Road 250-423-6868 Fernie Childcare Society Fccs.ca 250-423-3313 Fernie Curling Club 991 6th Ave 250-430-7257 Fernie & District Arts Council T heartsstation.com 250-423-4842 Fernie & District Historical Society Ferniemuseum.com 362 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Fernie District Search and Rescue 102 Commerce Road 250-423-8366 Fernie Mountain Bike Club Bikefernie.ca Fernie Nature Club naturebob@telus.net Fernie Ride Board Fernierideboard.com Fernie Skating Club Fernieskatingclub.com Fernie Skiing Heritage Fernieskiingheritage.ca Fernie Trails Alliance Fernietrailsalliance.com Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club Fernietrails.com L’Association Francophone des Rocheuses Du Sud Afros.ca Lions Club 250-423-6335 Rotary Club Fernierotary.org 250-423-7016 Salvation Army 741C 2nd Ave 250-423-4661 Tourism Fernie Tourismfernie.com 250-423-2037 Wildsight 891 2nd Ave Wildsight.ca 250-423-3322

Schools

Bright Beginnings 1601 2nd Ave 250-423-8653 College of the Rockies 342 3rd Ave 250-423-4691 Fernie Academy 492 3rd Ave 250-423-0212 Fernie Creative Minds Preschool 44 Mt Washburn 250-423-1144 Fernie Early Childhood Development Ekkids.ca 250-423-6225 Fernie Learning Centre 1601 2nd Ave 250-423-4912 Fernie Secondary School 102 Fairway Dr 250-423-4471 Isabella Dicken Elementary School 1302 2nd Ave 250-423-4651 L’ecole Francohpone de Fernie Afros.ca Little Me Playcare 521 4th Ave, littlemeplaycare@gmail.com Outdoor Connections Beyond Four Walls Forest School Connectoutdoors.ca

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

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Heiko's Mount Fernie Trail

MT PROCTOR

Burma Rd. Estates

Annex Park

13th st

Fernie Fireplace

Goldstar

Prentice Park

Maiden Lake

Hosmer Hiking Trail

Hartley Lake Rd - To Heiko’s Trail Dicken Rd

Brecan Building Supplies

Peak Nutrition

7th ave Hwy 3

MT HOSMER

Chamber of Commerce

Elk River

Mow & Snow

To Fairy Creek Falls and Mt. Proctor Trail

Fairy C

Parkland Terrace

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Alpine Trails

10th Ave Park

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The Bridge Bistro

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Elk Valley Pizza

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Fernie Golf and Country Club

rotary park

Fernie Wilderness Adventures Parkplace Lodge

P Clubhouse

7th Street

4th Street

courthouse

RIDGEMONT/FERNIE RIDGE

Downtown Fernie

2nd Avenue

aquatic centre bike park

skate park


internet

Legend

schools library arena/curling community centre art station

food and beverage retail accommodation service real estate office

public washrooms

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railway

parking

theatre info centre developments aquatic centre other

hospital firehall rcmp ambulance medical office

city hall courthouse post office banks church

8th Avenue Sarah’s Active Rehab

Evolution

Fernie Real Estate

Kelvin’s Kitchen

7th Avenue

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The Pub

3

Boston Pizza Best Western

memorial arena curling rink

6th Avenue

ambulance

Raging Elk Kodiak Lounge

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community centre

hospital

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13th Street

9th Street

r.c.m.p.

f.s.s. i.d.e.s.

3rd Avenue

8th Street

city hall

7th Street

post office

6th Street

5th Street

detailed view

4th Street

Downtown Fernie

3rd Avenue library

college

fire hall

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academy

The Green Petal Brickhouse

Vogue Theatre

Dr. Kahane

Elk Valley Employment

Claris Media/ Fernie Fix

Lysh

Elevation Showcase

museum Lunchbox

IGS

Three Sisters Day Spa

Nufloors

Big i Bang B Bagels

The Royal

Fernie Bike Guides Heaven Boutique

Trillium Day Spa

P

Infinitea

< to Mountain View (the Airport)

Summit Massage

Elevation Showcase

Wildsight/ Fernie Nature Tours

Good Earth

Coal Town Goods

Island Lake Lodge Office

Giver Shirts

2nd Avenue

Wild Things Le Grand Fromage

arts station

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Barkside Pets

Renting in Fernie

Fernie Central Reservations

Fernie Property Care

The Fernie Hotel

1st Avenue

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Griz Inn

Historic Downtown

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Max Turk

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James White Park

Stanford Inn Mountain Tandoor

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MORRISSEY RIDGE 3 & 93 Dairy Bar

LAKE COUNTRY

To Whitefish


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