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Welcome to Fernie, BC by Krista Turcasso | 7

RECREATION | 11

Snow Shoe Routes to Explore this Winter by Krista Turcasso | 13 Braaapcountry - Snowmobiling This Winter by Nicole Matei | 17 Cross-Country Skiing by Madeleine Bragg | 21 Spots at FAR For the Best Day Ever by Jeni Pearson and Cali Sammel | 25 A Day in the Life of a Cat Skier by Mike Wilson | 29 The Evolution of Fat Biking by Troy Nixon | 33 Top Ten Family Winter Fun by Krista Turcasso | 35

HEALTH AND WELLNESS | 41

Prepare for Winter with Pilates by Kate Richardson | 43

ARTS AND CULTURE | 47

Inside Architecture - Exploring Fernie’s Historical Interiors by Rebecca Hall | 49

EVENTS CALENDAR | 52 SHOPPING | 55

Fernie Essentials this Winter by Emma Polit | 57

FOOD AND DRINK | 61

Cocktails and Character by Jesse Bell | 63 Dining Guide | 66

WHERE TO STAY | 69 Accommodation Guide | 70

REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT | 73 SERVICES | 77 GETTING HERE – GETTING AROUND MAPS | 81 Area, Fernie Alpine Resort, Elk Valley Nordic Centre, Fernie

DIRECTORY | 84 COVER PHOTOGRAPHY

Fun times in the forest. Andrea Byrne finding her happy place. Photo by Kyle Hamilton, Kylehamiltonphotography.com

THIS PAGE Nathan Froehler enjoying a fire side recharge during a tireless powder harvest. Photo by Jordan Boratynec, @alpine_forestry_co

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WELCOME TO FERNIE, BC BY KRISTA TURCASSO

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Nestled within the Rocky Mountains in the Southeastern corner of British Columbia is a small mountain town with an extremely big personality. Welcome, you’ve found us here in Fernie. Rich with a history in coal mining, with stories of discovery and immigration, perseverance and entrepreneurship, recreation and community. This town has survived it all and has grown to become a coveted destination, internationally. While coal might have been what initially lured people to this beautiful valley, it was not long before they started looking around, noticing the beautiful Elk River and many drainages feeding into it. The mountains, and the opportunities those slopes provide. The views - oh the views! As the only town in Canada completely encircled by the

Rocky Mountains, and with a downtown with a ski hill seemingly at its end, you’ll soon understand why it’s difficult to go about your day without stopping to take in the view… unless, we’re socked in and the snow is falling heavily from the sky. For all of these reasons, alongside coal mining, Fernie became a place people wanted to set down roots. This trend has continued. Residents, second home owners and visitors want to learn about Fernie’s past and be a part of its future. They want to get involved, be active, and create togetherness. It’s what makes Fernie

so attractive and distinctive, this diverse and dedicated community of people from around the world, who have worked hard to call Fernie home. This rich history and the journey many businesses, residents and their families have been on to make it in this town is the thread that binds it together. While walking down Main Street, also known as the Historic Downtown, you are instantly aware of the brick and stone buildings. After two fires, building with these materials became mandatory. Since then, these buildings have WELCOME continued on next page

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FERNIE FACTS

Founded in 1897 and incorporated as the City of Fernie in 1904 Location: Southeast corner of British Columbia, Canada, the only city-class municipality in Canada that is fully encircled by the Rocky Mountains. Just 45 minutes from both the Alberta and US borders. Population: 5,249 permanent residents with an additional 2,000 outside city limits and a substantial seasonal population in both winter and summer. SKATING AT MAIDEN LAKE | VINCE MO PHOTO

been restored beautifully, many showcasing historical photographs to share their story. This street is also home to a very vibrant business community, entrepreneurs with unique products and services, restaurants and cafés, passionate about what they do. This passion spreads to many areas of Fernie life – community resources, development, recreation and the result is a continual evolution of positive change, as residents and visitors alike are involved and invested. They care deeply for this town and are proud of Fernie, what it was and what it is becoming… every aspect and individual, working together to ensure Fernie only continues to become a better version of itself. This is the inspiration behind the Fernie Fix monthly magazine and seasonal guides – to share this love and passion with you and to

share with you the authentic Fernie. In both publications, we feature the people who are making a difference within the community or within their field. From young athletes like Sam Goodison, being inspired by the Freestyle Club and working hard to get to the next level, to Kevin Dunn who alongside his partners found a niche for their business and created Brooks Creek Ranch. In these pages you will meet a variety of people devoted to this community, some sharing their secret stashes or favourite ways to discover this town, others providing a range of ideas and suggestions on what to do while here. For additional resources, visit our website at Ferniefix.com. We apologise, as once you start to dive into all that Fernie truly has on offer, you might come to the conclusion that one trip is not enough… and that’s okay, because we would love to have you back!

Snowfall: Situated in the Elk Valley, Fernie has its own microclimate with approximately 360 cm of snow in town and 875 cm on the hill. Temperature: Average temperature is –11 C in the winter. The Griz: Fernie’s powder legend that points his musket to the clouds to promote snowfall from the skies. The Ghostrider: Located on Mt. Hosmer, a distinctive image of a horse and rider rumoured to be the ghost of an angry Aboriginal Chief and his daughter pursuing William Fernie. Best seen as the sun sets, but more noticeable in summer. Fernie Alpine Resort: Previously known as Fernie Snow Valley, is going into its 57th season! Catskiing: Fernie is home to Island Lake Catskiing, celebrating 30 years, and Fernie Wilderness Adventures going on 33! Festivals: Fernie’s biggest winter festival is Griz Days, in honour of the Griz and the amazing champagne powder Fernie is known for. Held over the first weekend in March, this is an event not to be missed. Additionally, there is the Festival of Lights, multiple Film Fests, a Nordic festival, and a music festival hosted by Shred Kelly that round out the cultural feel of Fernie winters.

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RECREATION It’s no surprise that Fernie is host to a growing number of indoor and outdoor activities that increasingly draw recreational enthusiasts of all backgrounds and interests. Dedicated individuals and organisations work towards enhancing this attractive quality of Fernie, realising what an asset it has become for residents and visitors alike. Even with the shorter days of winter, the accessibility of recreational opportunities means you have options. Grab your icebugs and head for a run on Montane’s multi-use trails, or a Nordic ski at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre in the morning, catch the opening of Cedar Bowl in the afternoon. And you still have the evening to unwind at a spa or studio before enjoying a culinary experience.

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Anyone who has visited Fernie knows that recreation plays an important role in our economy and within our community. Growing up in Fernie enabled me to enjoy these activities from a very young age which makes it easy to get hooked. Once you have skied for a few years as a kid it’s hard to imagine life without it. I started skiing when I was about two years old. Both of our parents had grown up skiing so for J.J. and I it was a no-brainer. After casually skiing for many years, I decided to join Fernie Freestyle, which along with my dad, taught me the basic skills I needed to know about Freestyle skiing. The stoke level was always high and there was always an encouraging environment which allowed the athletes to progress while still having lots of fun. This was one of the reasons that helped me decide to pursue my dreams as a Mogul Skier. Fernie has always been a great place to pursue a sport of any kind, because of how supportive we are as a community. I have been absent from school two to three weeks at a time, and the teachers have been nothing but understanding. It’s really sick to see how everyone cooperates and works as one! I have seen how much Fernie has progressed and I think it will continue to do so. We have even more incentives to encourage sport and

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kids who are even more keen on sending it. After having skied and travelled to quite a few places, I always come back to Fernie and forget the little things I have taken for granted. Fernie is rad. Q. When the Valley is coated with 30cm of fresh powder, I immediately... A. Call Mrs. Christenson to let her know I will not be at school.

Q. The best way to explore Fernie in Winter is… A. With your skis and your homies. Q. My favourite way to unwind in town is… A. Find the nearest unoccupied hot tub. Q. Don’t leave Fernie without… A. Visiting Nature Bob.

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SNOW SHOE ROUTES TO EXPLORE THIS WINTER BY KRISTA TURCASSO

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Sometimes, when the snow flies covering the valley in a blanket of white, fluffy powder, instead of heading to the hill with the masses, a solo walk meandering in the trees is just what you need. Here are three of my three favourite places to “get lost” in winter.

Mt. Proctor - Fairy Creek Falls Difficulty: Green Distance: 5km out and back Time: 1.5-2 hrs This is a popular hike done by all ages, all year round, as it takes you to the base of the Fairy Creek Falls. Stunning vistas, easy terrain and access make this trail a great and quick option any day! It does see a fair bit of traffic, so consider a pair of Icebugs if it’s packed down and pick up the pace! The best way to access this trail is from the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Info Centre. You’ll see where the trail begins to the right of the Centre, continuing behind as it climbs up the bank to connect to the Proctor trails. Don’t be discouraged - this is literally the only climbing of your journey! Once you reach the bench, you will continue left and walk alongside and above Fairy Creek as you make your way to the falls. Once you’ve arrived, enjoy the views and return the way you came. If you’re keen on breaking trail, consider climbing up Swine Flu and enjoy vistas overlooking the town of Fernie!

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Provincial Park Happy Gilmar Loop Difficulty: Blue Distance: 5km loop Time: 1.5-2 hrs A beautiful canopy of trees awaits you in the Provincial Park, and there is just something meditative about walking through here. The light filters through branches, highlighting features and creating shadows. Sounds of snow falling around you, and crunching beneath your feet. It is definitely worth exploring, and Happy Gilmar is just one option of many! Add to this loop for a bigger day, I’ve connected to Galloway to make my way over to the ski hill to join friends for après at the Griz Bar! Park at the Provincial Park overflow lot (first left after the Elk Valley Nordic Centre). Take the Bridge View Connector Trail, and stay left onto Sherwoody. Continue left on Stumpy

Woody, and turn right to stay on this trail. Continue onto Happy Gilmar, taking a right down Happy Gilmar completing a circle and connecting back with Sherwoody. Take the same route home!

Island Lake Lodge Rail and Old Growth Trail Difficulty: Blue Distance: 6km one way Time: 2-2.5 hrs If you haven’t ever visited the Old Growth Forest at Island Lake Lodge, this is a must. Even if you have in the summer months, this is still a must. These ancient beauties are magnificent in contrast with the stark white snow, and working your way between them as you climb to the Lodge is a fantastic way to spend a morning. May I suggest booking lunch ahead of time, and considering a spa package? Turn it into a day and enjoy the cat ride all the way down.

To access this route, drive past the Provincial Park until you arrive at the Island Lake lower parking lot. The trail begins from the end of the upper of two lots with the Rail Trail. This trail is relatively flat, staying on the left side of the trail, and then crossing to the right where it brings you to the Old Growth parking lot. Here, you will cross the road again to the Old Growth trail head. Flat at first, soon you will be climbing steeper switchbacks. Stop at the Cabin Bowl intersection and take in the view before continuing. Once you reach the lake, stay right and make your way to the Lodge for a deserved reward! For more trail options, pick up a Trail Map at any of the ski shops or at the Info Centre, and make sure to visit FernieFix.com as we include all of our previous years’ routes here as well! Enjoy exploring this winter!

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WINTER 2018|19 › Recreation A shake of the snow globe and braapcountry enthusiasts find ourselves on the heels of another legendary winter in the Elk Valley. Emerging as one of BC’s best snowmobile destinations, Fernie serves up out-the-door, easy access to a delicious buffet of terrain suitable for a variety of powder palates.

The Fernie Snowmobile Association (FSA) works diligently with government and private land owners to secure access to five distinct riding zones in addition to providing services and amenities for trail users. The core 160km trail network up Coal Creek and Morrissey are groomed three nights a week with intermittent grooming at other locations when conditions permit. In addition to the Ram and Rolling Hills warming shelters, the FSA constructed an all new day-use Wrangler’s Cabin in summer 2018 to accommodate growing user numbers in the area. New bridges, expanded parking, and trailhead facilities have also been upgraded over the summer. Be sure to check out the events calendar, grooming schedule, trail conditions and more online at ferniesnowmobile.com.

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Key Information Day passes are available for purchase at trailheads for $25. All off-road vehicles in BC require provincial registration and insurance. The Elk Valley has several access management areas established to protect wildlife corridors, sensitive ecosystems and to provide opportunities for nonmotorized recreation areas. Be sure to check the RDEK regional access management maps available online before you head out exploring. SNOWMOBILING continued on next page

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If you are new to the area or to sledding in general, reduce your learning curve by hiring a professional to show you the ropes. An experienced hand to help you understanding backcountry hazards, throttle control, body positioning, and how to make the machine work for you (instead of you working for the machine!) will contribute to a safe and more enjoyable experience. Those ready to venture out on their own can access novice riding via the popular Coal Creek trailhead. Travel 16km up the wide, groomed trail to reach the Rolling Hills Cabin which features a variety of nearby playzones suitable for all abilities. Two trails extend beyond the Rolling Hills cabin to reach the new Wrangler’s shelter. These can be enjoyed as a loop for a great trail ride or the facility is also accessible from the Morrissey Staging area via a 17km groomed trail. Early risers can catch first tracks in the neighbouring open meadow or climb up the pipeline to reach the Notch for

some of Fernie’s best open glade riding and un-paralleled mountain views. Beyond the core groomed trails, exceptional riding can also be found in the Corbin, Ram, and Hartley recreation zones. These areas are groomed less often but provide access to alpine bowls and great technical riding opportunities for advanced sledders with suitable training and experience.

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CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING BY MADELEINE BRAGG

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Fernie offers some of the finest cross-country skiing in all of the Kootenays. The Fernie Nordic Society offers Nordic skier only trails at the Fernie Golf Club in town and at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre near Mount Fernie Provincial Park. There is also Nordic skiing to be found on Island Lake Road from the lower parking lot, in the Montane area of Fernie, and up at Fernie Alpine Resort. So to help you make the most of it, we’ve put together a few of our favourite loops for you to enjoy!

Fernie Golf Club Beginner Begin at the Clubhouse and you’ll see a trail gently descending (not the steep descent at the kiosk but the trail to the North of the building). Quite early on another trail crosses but stay straight on the gentle descent. The trail will curve right and flatten out. When the snowpack is deep enough, there may be an option to cruise through the tighter trees. Take whichever route catches your fancy, they meet back up again. Stay right at the next couple junctions to find the straight shot

back to the Clubhouse past the duck ponds and over the bridges.

Elk Valley Nordic Centre Cedar Loop - Intermediate Begin at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre Warming Hut and staging area. At the first two junctions go left, after that stay straight until you come to a split with the choice to turn right to go over the Teck Bridge or begin a climb to the left. Stay left at this junction and start a short but very punchy climb with a sharp turn to the left. At the top of the climb the terrain flattens out quite nicely offering some quick skiing around the top of the plateau. Stay to the right to take advantage of all these trails have to offer before descending and turning right again to head back to the Warming Hut.

Elk Valley Nordic Centre Galloway and Cedar Loops Advanced Begin at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre

Warming Hut and staging area. At every junction you come to, go right, until the right turn that is the connector to Fernie Alpine Resort. Do Not go right there as this trail takes you to FAR and does not loop back to the EVNC. Instead stay on the Galloway Loop and then take every right to get back to the Cedars and climb up Lizard Lookout hill to find the beautiful Cedars Loop. Keep taking every right to find your way back to the Warming Hut and staging area. May we suggest enjoying this loop on a weekend so you can relax on the couches in front of the wood burning stove after? The above loops are groomed regularly for both classic and skate skiing. These trails are very Nordic skier friendly and do not have dogs, hikers or snowshoers on them. You can purchase a season’s membership or day pass at Fernienordic.com/membership or by dropping cash off at the trail entrance kiosks. Madeleine Bragg is a passionate Nordic skier and the administrator of the Fernie Nordic Society.

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SPOTS AT FAR FOR THE BEST DAY EVER BY JENI PEARSON AND CALI SAMMEL

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It’s 7am on another powder day. Time to check the snow report while sipping your morning coffee and planning the day ahead. If mornings can be a little tough, consider this handy schedule that includes helpful advice from those who know the hill best - the staff at Fernie Alpine Resort, with favourite stashes and runs from each of the five bowls to keep you smiling all day long.

The New Side Everyone knows the morning is likely the best time to find those untracked stashes from last night’s snowfall. If getting up and at it is your game, head up the Timber Chair for your first runs of the day and make your way to these spots. Siberia Bowl - Falling Star (#1 – Blue) and Morning Glory (#2 – Black) Stretch it out and start the day by warming up on our longest run! Falling Star will get those legs burning and ready for the day ahead (all 5kms of it). This well-groomed, wide trail is a great way to start things off.

Alternatively, and for more advanced riders Morning Glory has great morning light (hence the name), a good pitch and nice tree spacing. Looking for those powder stashes and untouched spots on the mountain? Look no further! Next, head back up the Timber Chair and make your way down to the White Pass Chair and get on over to Timber Bowl!

challenging terrain in the trees. Hint: 3/4’s of the way down take a right onto Trespass trail to get you back to the White Pass Chair for a faster lap! For those looking for a less challenging Timber Bowl run, try out Silver Lining. Silver Lining isn’t as busy as the popular Heartland or Highline runs meaning you can find little powder stashes on the sides of the run all morning! 

Timber Bowl – Silver Lining (#15 – Blue) and Surprize (#98 – Black)

After exploring Timber Bowl, take the White Pass Chair up and head into Currie Bowl for a powderful run before lunch!

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Currie Bowl – Currie Powder (#19 – Blue) and Sky Dive (#33 - Black) What can we say about Currie Bowl… wait, what can’t we say about Currie Bowl? Powder stashes are so plentiful in this bowl that skiers and boarders often line up waiting for patrol to drop the rope and open the bowl. If you haven’t experienced the infamous “Currie Rope Drop” you need to add it to your bucket list this season. Once in Currie, intermediate riders will love Currie Powder. This vast blue trail winds through the upper part of the bowl and like the name suggests, through mellow fields of powder on powder days and a consistent, well-groomed run on those other days. Advanced riders - traverse across towards the “Big 3” named for the three runs side by side at the end of the Bowl. Our recommendation, hit Sky Dive. It’s one of the best pitches on the mountain (and a long one, too) - nothing beats getting first tracks down Sky Dive after a fresh snowfall. Runs through Currie Bowl connect you to lower mountain runs which take you back to the base for a well-deserved refuel.

The Old Side After warming up with some nachos in the Griz Bar or a selection from our taco and

poutine items in Legends Mountain Eatery, it’s time to head back out! This time, explore the Old Side starting at the Elk Chair, and then the Bear Chair to take you into the famous Lizard Bowl. Lizard Bowl - Easter Bowl (#49 – Black) and Dancer (#50 – Blue) Lizard Bowl is full of classic runs and is home to Lizard Headwall, the most recognised and photographed feature towering above the resort.  Ask any local and undoubtedly many would say that Easter Bowl is one of their top choices. Easter Bowl can be reached via both the Currie and Lizard Bowls, with tight trees to open glades and plenty of powder pockets! To access Easter Bowl via the Lizard Bowl, cross the Lizard Traverse all the way until you reach the end of the traverse. Side step or hike up a short way up into the trees and shred it up! If trees aren’t your thing then try Dancer (same route without the hike up). A classic run with good fall line and grooming. Since many riders tend to duck off the Lizard Traverse early to hit Arrow, Bow or Cascade, Dancer is a great afternoon delight and known for being in good shape all day long. Once you have Lizard Bowl out of your system, head back up the Bear Chair and

into Cedar Bowl to end the day with a bang! Cedar Bowl – Cruiser (#78 - Blue) and Snake Main (#82 - Black) Cedar Bowl is another one of those runs wellloved by locals, with lots of natural rollers and fall lines, it also offers some of the most amazing vistas and views on the mountain. Aptly named Cruiser is… well it’s cruisey and a great way for intermediate riders to explore and be introduced to Cedar Bowl. For more advanced skiers, continue along the traverse to the Snake Ridge area, where the snow is known to be some of the deepest at the resort. Snake Main is a great run to start, it has an epic fall line and is known for its face shots of snow. Snake Ridge stays freshest the longest – try Blueberry and Snake Glades for your second passes through Cedar Bowl.

Après After all of that, you deserve a pint! Time to go back to the legendary Griz Bar, our favourite après ski bar that’s been ‘keepin’ rippers ripped’ since 1962. If fancy cocktails are more your style, visit the Cirque Restaurant & Bar in Lizard Creek Lodge. The Vodka Ice Bar sounds cold (and is cold) but vodka has been known to warm you up from the inside out and might help soothe those aching muscles as well.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CAT SKIER BY MIKE WILSON

The Lizard Range’s wild and rugged peaks seem to have a knack for capturing moist weather patterns holding them hostage while snow falls hard and heavy for days. This makes Fernie the ideal winter playground for countless outdoor pursuits. Atop many winter sport enthusiasts’ bucket lists, Cat Skiing. Why wouldn’t it be? Deep blower untracked snow, powder smiles, bottomless turns and weightlessness. These are a few things that come to mind. We are lucky to have two Cat Ski outfits here in Fernie that have both been in operation for over 30 years. Fernie Wilderness Adventures and Island Lake Lodge are synonymous with good times on snow. CAT SKIING continued on next page

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Though I have never had the chance to experience a day at Fernie Wilderness Adventures, I’ve been fortunate to have had many at Island Lake. A day of Cat Skiing starts early and feels even earlier from a lack of sleep due to the anticipation and excitement the evening before. At Island Lake the day begins with a Snow Cat ride up through an ancient Old Growth Cedar Forest to a series of beautiful luxury back country lodges. Stepping into the Bear Lodge you are greeted with hot coffee and Lodge-made pastries along with an introduction to the guiding team and an overview of the day’s conditions. Next there is a safety briefing which includes important lessons on how to use the equipment provided in your day pack, a shovel, probe and beacon. You are skiing in avalanche prone terrain so naturally safety is the number one priority. Now it’s time to once again board the snow cat, the stoke is

high and the music inside your deluxe Cat is pumping. Even if you don’t know the other 10-12 people there is a unique bond quickly formed that is hard to duplicate in other types of ski experiences. Your first run is generally a mellow one and gives the guides a chance to assess the group’s skiing ability. Some of the guides at Island Lake have been with the company for over 25 years; they are extremely knowledgeable on the terrain and provide great stories and jokes throughout the day to keep you entertained. There are plenty of snacks, sandwiches, wraps, treats and refreshments aboard your cat. In an effort to maximise vertical, which on average at Island Lake is 12,000-15,000 vertical feet of skiing each day, lunch is enjoyed on a ride up to your next run. After 10-12 runs of the best powder skiing you have ever had, through perfectly gladed trees and high alpine bowls it’s time to wind things down.

At the end of your final run and with a giant beaming powder smile on your face, the Snow Cat meets your group with cold locally brewed craft beer from Fernie Brewing. If this wasn’t enough you are then transported back to the Bear Lodge for an Après Ski including a delicious spread of fondue, nachos or pizza put out by the talented culinary team at Island Lake. Stories of the day’s shred are shared with your group over another cold beer then before you know it you’re back aboard the cat getting whisked down through the snow choked Cedar Forest back to civilisation. Was it all a dream? Mike Wilson is Tasting Room and Retail Manager at Fernie Brewing Company, and one of those enthusiasts he mentioned above! Don’t forget to head to 26 Manitou Road to order a flight - all money from these are donated to local charities, with over $100,000 donated back into the community so far!

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THE EVOLUTION OF FAT BIKING BY TROY NIXON The Fernie fat biking community has taken off with new trails, new riders and yes, newer technology which for some bikers means a new fat bike. In the last five years we went from one or two trails available culminating in a 5km loop, to over 40kms plus open for riding. If you ride in the summer, then riding in the winter is a logical extension and if you haven’t tried it you should give it a spin. Spinning is what it is all about. Slow, methodical and peaceful are just a few of the words that come to mind when riding through the quiet forest. It’s a great workout that supplements the dreary ‘pain cave’ which some riders endure daily. Obviously, our legendary powder days mean skiing but mediocre snow days are the new bike days! Whether you are here for a weekend or a season, give it a try!

Fat Biking Essentials 1. Obviously, a fat bike. Rent or borrow one first. Rentals are available in multiple places in the valley. If you take the plunge then Straight Line, Gear Hub, Guides Hut and the Ski/Bike Base can hook you up with a new steed. 2. Helmet and eyewear. Wear a bike helmet with a lightweight toque or beanie. A buff is a good option in case it gets cold. For me, sunglasses work well but some friends wear goggles for the ride down. 3. It’s all about the layers (overdressing is bad). Merino wool is the best as it wicks the moisture away from your skin and can

be worn several times before it needs to be washed. Try a merino layer with a bike jersey (for the pockets) over top and then a shell that can cut the wind for the ride down. The ride down is the coldest part of the ride, as you are now a little sweaty so this is where an outer layer truly comes in handy. ‘Less is more’ means dress for ten degrees warmer than it truly is. 4. Footwear and pedals. Some experts say to go with flat pedals before progressing to clipless. I now have deluxe 45North boots that arrived a couple of Christmases ago. They are the bomb and my feet haven’t been cold since. Prior to this I wore merino socks, Shimano shoes and a Pearl Izumi overshoe on top. An alternative option is to use flat pedals and a wear a pair of winter boots. 5. Hands. Bar Mitts are so toasty that I have taken off my summer bike gloves while riding in the winter. Personally they are a must if you plan to winter ride. Those who dislike the Bar Mitts because of reduced mobility go for lobster mitts and seem to have great success in keeping their hands warm.

Where to Ride 1. Critical mass dictates where the riding will be good. More riders and snow shoers means that the trails get packed down, resulting in better riding!

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2. Check your local bike shop for information on the best fat biking trails this winter. 3. Trailforks is a great resource to use. Riders post conditions after the ride and can leave comments if the trail is good to go. 4. Facebook has a public group called Fernie Fat Bike where people ask questions, give trail conditions and post about equipment etc. The group is quite responsive to queries as we are all very involved with the sport. 5. Strava is another tool that can be used effectively for winter biking. Members of the Fernie Mountain Bike Club have their own feed that you can follow and see rides, duration and photos. 6. There will be a loop groomed this winter at Montane (stay off Nordic trails please!), Lazy Lizard from the Provincial Park will be groomed regularly, and Fernie Alpine Resort offers grooming as well! Additional loops are in the works, so stay up to date by visiting bikefernie.ca or the Fat Bike group on Facebook! Above all else, get out and have fun. Remember, trails may be multi-use and include snow shoers and trail runners. And never, ever fat bike on Nordic groomed trails! Troy Nixon is a passionate, four season biker and the current President of the Fernie Mountain Bike Club.

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WINTER 2018|19 › RECREATION

TOP TEN FAMILY WINTER FUN BY KRISTA TURCASSO

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If you’re visiting Fernie with your family, you will be happily surprised to find the number of amenities available here for the younger cohort (and also those young at heart). As the number of families continues to grow, so does the programming, facilities and events geared to this market… and really, it’s to the benefit of us all, providing a great resource not just for those residing here, but those visiting. Educational programming, outdoor pursuits, arts and culture opportunities, and a whole lot of fun! Here are our top ten for you to explore this winter! 1. Swimming. The Fernie Aquatic Centre is a multi-purpose indoor facility that is great for all ages, with four bodies of water including a pool for small children, rope swing and a slide, sauna and steam rooms, pool-viewing area, and fitness centre. Visit fernie.ca for more information. 2. Hit the Slopes. Fernie Alpine Resort has a myriad of opportunities for kids of all ages. Children under five can receive a Tiger Pass for just $20, which offers full mountain access. The Magic Carpet is a great place to start, with the Mighty Moose next in line. The Winter Sport School has lesson programs for all ages, and day care is available on

mountain. A popular evening choice is night skiing Saturdays 4-9pm. Skifernie.com 3. Nordic Skiing. There are various options depending on the level and length of time you and your family would like to be out on the trails. The Fernie Golf Club offers a shorter, flat route perfect for a quick escape or those just learning. Montane off Coal Creek Rd. offers groomed trails as well, with undulating terrain, and the Elk Valley Nordic Centre offers numerous trails and loops including a beginner loop. The Fernie Nordic Society hosts many events great for wee ones throughout the winter season. Fernienordic.com.

4. Tobogganing. Sitting at the base of a valley, Fernie has some hills and when they are covered with snow, they offer a whole lot of opportunity. One of the more popular areas for tobogganing in town is just behind the Dirt Jump Park, adjacent to the Aquatic Centre. There is a parking area at the base, where you can set up your tailgate snacks and hot chocolate, and kids can walk as high as they like on this fast slope! There is also a slope at Fernie Alpine Resort, to the left of the Mighty Moose, and tailgating is also an option as you watch your kids slide or ski in the evening! FAMILY FUN continued on next page

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WINTER 2018|19 › RECREATION 5. Events. Throughout the season, there are many events hosted with kids in mind! The Festival of Lights kicks things off November 10 at 6pm. Try to hit one of the workshops leading up to the festival to build your own lantern! In December, don’t miss the Christmas Play by Heart and Soul Dance Collective, Do They Know It’s Christmas: Back to the 80s at the Arts Station. Also watch for Fernie Alpine Resort’s family friendly New Year’s celebration, and their Griz Kids’ Carnival in the New Year! Another not to miss event is Shred Kelly’s Stoke Fest. This popular local band goes out of their way to include a kid-specific concert earlier in the evening and it is a big hit. There is so much more, so make sure to keep checking FernieFix.com to see what is happening during your stay! 6. Indoor Climbing. A great indoor option to break up your time in the great outdoors! There are two climbing walls in Fernie, one located at the College of the Rockies and the other at Evolution Health and Fitness. Both walls are available for you and your family. The College has set times with the opportunity to book a specific date and time, 1-866-423-4691. The Rock Garden at Evolution has a schedule, which includes family climb time, preschool climbing, and No School Fridays Kid’s climbing. Evolutionhealth.ca 7. Community Programming. We are so lucky to have an abundance of family programs available in Fernie, including Kindergym at the Fernie Family Centre, Toddlertime and Storytime at the Fernie Heritage Library, and Parent and Tot Fun Time at the Knox United Church. All of these programs and others are either free or carry a small fee for you and your children. Ekkids.ca. 8. Skating. There is nothing quite like skating outdoors. In town, skating on the Annex Pond, Maiden Lake or at the rink at the Fernie Court House (weather dependent) is a popular pastime. New last year, a fullsized outdoor rink was built adjacent to the Aquatic Centre! If it’s more of an indoor day, the Memorial Arena hosts public skating regularly. There is also drop-in Adult Shinny, Skate and Shoot and Youth Shinny. Visit Fernie.ca for further details.

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Perhaps after skating, your kids are keen to take in a game. Fernie’s Junior B Hockey Team the Ghostriders play regularly throughout the season. Visit our events calendar to see when they hit the ice during your stay! 9. Art and Culture. Fernie is home to some beautifully restored buildings housing some of our best assets. The Fernie Arts Station hosts new exhibits each month, and has an array of events and programs throughout the winter months, including those catered to younger audiences. Theartsstation.com The Fernie Museum has a permanent exhibit This Is Our Fernie on the main floor that is interactive and a great way to spend some time with the family learning about our rich and dramatic history. It also hosts rotating exhibits on the 2nd floor, along with special events. Ferniemuseum.com. Last but not least, the Fernie Heritage Library. This is a gorgeous building, worth

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visiting to just explore and enjoy a moment reading a book with the family. There are also regular programs hosted weekly for all ages, Fernie.bc.libraries.coop 10. Movie Time. The Vogue Theatre is also a beautiful historic building in downtown Fernie, showing first-run movies at 7pm nightly, with 9pm screenings on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, as well as feature and 3D matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. The Vogue regularly hosts film festivals, special screenings and the monthly Indie Films Fernie organised by The Arts Station. The theatre is home to Fernie’s only arcade with more than 50 games available for party rentals. Ferniemovies.com Alongside the popular events that take place each year, new and exciting ones continue to pop up filling the calendar and adding to an already exciting time in Fernie. We’ll be keeping our events calendar up to date at FernieFix.com, to ensure you don’t miss out while here!

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ADVENTURE TOURS Mountain High Shuttle

Based at the Stanford Resort, Mountain High Shuttle and Charters is a family run company specialising in scheduled shuttles to Calgary and Cranbrook International Airports, and private charters. Mountainhighshuttle.com

CAT SKIING Fernie Wilderness Adventures

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Established in 1986 by Kim and Deb Sedrovic, Fernie Wilderness boasts over 3,000 acres with a variety of ridges and an elevation of over 7,150 ft for its skiing and boarding guests, alongside a lodge, hot tub, and homemade food. Fernieadventures.com

Island Lake Catskiing

For nearly 30 years, Island Lake has been at the top of the list as a must ski destination for every serious skier and boarder. Vast terrain with 12 metres of snow consistently makes for some of the best skiing in the world. Islandlakecatskiing.com

Dog Adventures Happy Hounds

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

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Fernie Puppy School has been helping people enjoy the relationship with their canine companions for thirty years. Using positive reinforcement techniques, food rewards and motivational toys. Specialising in Early Puppy Education with privates and classes. Helping you train your puppy to be a great dog for life. 250-423-7257

Downhill Skiing Fernie Alpine Resort

For nearly 60 years Fernie Alpine Resort has been world-renowned as a ski resort, not only offering some of the best terrain and snow, but also boasting beautiful Nordic trails,

snowshoe adventures, fat biking and more. Skifernie.com

Getaways Brooks Creek Ranch

An intimate Rocky Mountain destination a short drive from Fernie, Brooks Creek Ranch provides an unmatched hospitality experience that combines adventure, luxury, and comfort. brookscreekranch.com

Resources City of Fernie

Fernie is home to a variety of facilities that provide great recreational opportunities for the entire family, including the Fernie Aquatic Centre, Fernie Memorial Arena and a variety of outdoor spaces. Visit Fernie.ca for full details and schedules.

Snowmobiling Elk Valley Snow Shepherds Local snowmobile guides and avalanche educators showing you the best sledding around and teaching you to make educated decisions when riding in backcountry terrain. Guided trips, snowmobile specific AST Level 1, Companion Rescue, and Mountain Sledding Mentorship available. Elkvalleysnowshepherds.com

Weir Boondocking

Whether it’s your first time in the mountains, or you’re an advanced technical rider looking to focus on specific terrain features, Weir Boondocking has the clinic for you including Fundamentals of Riding, Follow Me Ride and Women’s Clinic. New this year, enquire with Weir Boondocking about lodging at Elk View Lodge. Weirboondocking.com

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The FTA works with outdoor recreation groups, government and private land owners to enhance and maintain the Fernie trail network. This winter, enjoy Nordic skiing through the Fernie Nordic Society, or consider snow shoeing the trails! There will also be fat biking trails available. Stay up to date at Fernietrailsalliance.com

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS Whether you live here or are visiting, you undoubtedly go hard at experiencing all that Fernie has to offer. From the abundance of recreational opportunities, to the plethora of culinary experiences, to the many shopping, dining and entertainment options… whatever it is you are going hard at, you may find that a little balance is needed. Fortunately, Fernie has an abundance when it comes to the offerings in the Health and Wellness sector as well. Need to stretch those sore muscles? Unwind after a long day? Recover from a long night? Prevent an injury or treat one that has been nagging you? Not only will you find the right solution, you will enjoy the process!

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When I tell people I am a registered nurse in a ski town, they usually assume that I work in orthopedics. It makes sense – people have been known to break a few bones here and there. But nursing involves a broad range of specialties. I have found my passion working with youth and families with a focus on health promotion. Instead of hospital nursing, I work for two non-profit organisations, and spend my time either helping to prevent unplanned pregnancies or supporting women throughout their pregnancy and first year of parenthood. Two local programs that are such a benefit to our town! I moved to Fernie from Whistler in 1999 and worked with committed stakeholders to start up a sexual health clinic – Fernie Options For Sexual Health (Opt). I work with a great team of local physicians and ten trained, dedicated volunteers. The clinic provides sexual and reproductive services for all ages, all genders, and all orientations. It is busy and continually growing among both local and seasonal residents! In addition to clinical services, Opt delivers sexual health education in schools. Empowering youth to make informed decisions, to respect each other, and to embrace diversity is incredibly rewarding for me. But nursing in a small town means I get to wear more than one hat. I also have the privilege to work with moms and babes at Bellies to Babies. It is a wonderful program offered through the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre. We provide pre and postnatal support to families in the Elk Valley, including nutrition and health counselling,

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prenatal education, breastfeeding support, and weekly drop-ins with lunch. This program is booming… along with Fernie’s population. Q. When the Valley is coated with 30cm of fresh powder, I immediately... A. Grab my downhill skis and try to keep up with my kids on the hill! Q. The best way to explore Fernie in Winter is…

A. X-country skiing on our extensive network of Nordic trails. Q. My favourite way to unwind in town is… A. Playing ukulele with the Fernie TUUCs – the underground ukulele circle :) Q. Don’t leave Fernie without… A. Going to a Ghostriders hockey game!

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PREPARE FOR WINTER WITH PILATES BY KATE RICHARDSON

One of the primary objectives of the pilates method is increasing adaptability – the body’s ability to adjust and respond to challenges that it meets; a skill that comes in handy when cruising down the mountainside on your mode of choice. Your squats, lunges and balance exercises are important prep for the winter season, but try adding these five basic pilates exercises to your usual regimen. They will help you to move better and more efficiently in your regular exercises, and on the slopes.

BREATHING

SINGLE LEG STRETCH

KNEE SWAYS

SINGLE LEG KICK

SINGLE LEG KICK WITH FOAM ROLLER

Breathing Inhale through your nose, and exhale through your mouth. Focus on where the air wants to go and what activates when you inhale and exhale. Ideally, you want to expand your rib cage maximally in all directions as you inhale. Typically, it’s easy to breathe into the front of your rib cage, but difficult to breathe into the back, so focus on bringing air into the back of your rib cage. Notice the expansion that occurs in your mid and upper back as a result. When you exhale, imagine that a belt is tightening around your waist to help to squeeze the last bit of air out. Once you get the idea, try taking a few breaths like this at various points throughout the day, in different positions – biking, driving, standing. This will help to connect you to your body, bring awareness to your posture, and bring oxygen into your body more effectively.

Single leg stretch Lying on your back, lift your head and shoulders, hug one knee in tightly to your chest and extend the other away from you with as much length as possible. Breathe as above as you alternate legs. Maximise the compression in your bent leg, and the length in your extended leg, and focus on controlling both legs from your centre.

Knee Sways Lying on your back, cross one knee over the other and draw your inner thighs together. Inhale and let your knees fall to one side, keeping your opposite shoulder down on the ground, as if wringing your body out like a sponge. Exhale and untwist – starting with the ribs, then lower back, then pelvis. Breathe as described above. Do a few each way, then switch legs.

Single Leg Kick Lie on your stomach with your hands under your hips. Slowly bend one knee at a time without letting the pressure of your hips on your hands change. Think about breathing and lengthening through your trunk and hips; this will help you to keep your pelvis and hips still as you bend your knee. Next, try this on a foam roller to add a quad release.

Roll Downs Stand against the wall with your feet a few inches in front of you, knees soft. Breathe as above as you peel yourself off of the wall one vertebra, or spinal section, at a time, starting with your head and finishing with

ROLL DOWNS your sacrum. Then roll back up the wall and re-stack your spine one vertebra at a time. Notice which parts of your back roll off the wall easily and which parts feel stuck. Important note: if you feel pain or discomfort doing any of these exercises, do not continue. Kate Richardson is a former Olympic level gymnast, physiotherapist and pilates instructor at Mountain Life Pilates who combines the pilates method with therapeutic principles to help clients feel empowered by moving better. mountainlifepilates.com

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Fitness Evolution Health & Fitness

Evolution has a multitude of exercise classes available and a completely revamped space featuring weights, cardio equipment, stretching areas, and an expansive climbing area. Their friendly staff make going to the gym almost easy. Evolutionhealth.ca

Fluid Motion Therapy

Tara Hatch of Fluid Motion Therapy and Bracing is a Certified Athletic Therapist passionate about getting people back into an active lifestyle, and offers orthopaedic and sports medicine braces and products. Fluidmotiontherapy.com

Sarah’s Active Rehabilitation

Working out of Evolution Health & Fitness, Sarah Ingram along with additional personal trainers specialise in training individuals to achieve personal goals, or actively and effectively rehabilitate individuals recovering from an injury. Sarahsactiverehab.com

Soar Studios

Featuring spin, yoga and fitness classes, Soar Studios is an inclusive environment where like-minded people with enthusiasm to be strong and connected come together to reach their fitness goals. Soarstudios.ca

Hair Salons Lysh Hair Salon

Lysh Hair Salon is a boutique hair salon that has something for everyone, whether a quick haircut, complete hair makeover or bridal session. Enjoy massage chairs, TVs, complimentary snacks and refreshments and before and after photographs. 250-423-5001

Health Products 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

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.

Massage & Esthetics Island Lake Spa

Features five treatment rooms, a couple’s wellness room with deep Japanese soaking tub, change rooms and relaxation rooms. Take time before or after your treatment in their Solarium with hot tub, spring shower, and mountain views. 250-423-3700

King Fir Spa

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

Névé Spa at Lizard Creek Lodge

Névé Spa strives to create an experience that compliments time spent on the mountain, using products inspired by nature’s rejuvenating properties. All massages and spa services include use of their outdoor heated pool and hot tubs. 877-228-1948

Spa 901

A premier spa located within a beautifully renovated 1908 schoolhouse, Spa 901 boasts luxury, professionalism and specialised 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

Summit Massage is located in beautiful downtown Fernie. Kristen Miller, Registered Massage Therapist, has over 16 years

of experience with wellness, therapeutic pre and post-natal massage. To book an appointment, call 250-430-7244.

Three Sisters Day Spa

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

Practitioners and Health Centres Dr. A.M. Kahane Inc. Dentistry

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

Fernie Counselling and Consulting

Specialising in child and family counselling, Cheryl Hulburd MSW, RSW, RPT assists clients with emotional and behavioural difficulties and helps you to feel better, interact better and develop healthier skills for a better life. Ferniecounselling.ca

Mountain Life Pilates

Kate Richardson of Mountain Life Pilates uses the Pilates method and equipment to provide a unique way to challenge and enhance your body’s movement and capabilities. Kate works with her clients to create mindful movement and uniform muscle development, while creating individualised programs to meet your needs and empower you through movement. Mountainlifepilates.com

OPT Clinic

A confidential, unbiased and nonjudgemental clinic for all ages, genders and orientations located in the Elk Valley Hospital. Provides a range of accessible and affordable sexual health services. 1501 5th Ave

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WINTER AT THE ARTS STATION

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: SPECIAL EVENT Join us this November 10 for the Festival of Lights, bringing an evening of lights and music to downtown Fernie.

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

INDIE FILMS FERNIE Showing the 2nd Sunday of the month, 5pm at the Vogue Theatre, a great selection of must-see Indie films! CONCERT SERIES Visit the events calendar at www. theartsstation.com for upcoming shows, bringing a diverse mix of live concerts to the theatre each month.

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

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GALLERY & WORKSHOPS Each month the Arts Station hosts a gallery opening and exhibits as well as workshops for both adults and children.

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ARTS AND CULTURE Museum exhibits, plays, art shows, musical events, pottery seminars, opera screenings… Fernie is home to a rich and vibrant arts and culture scene. From the many private art studios and galleries, to the Arts Station, Heritage Library and Fernie Museum and their packed winter schedules, to festivals littered throughout the season, to the restaurants and bars filling the gaps with live entertainment and weekly events, individuals and organisations are responding to the demand and each year continues to impress. Stay up to date at FernieFix.com to ensure you are up to date and don’t miss “that event” everyone will be talking about…

JACKIE GRAHAM THE ARTS STATION

I used to want to be an artist, but I very quickly learned I had little artistic talent. So when I went to university, I chose to study art history and business, with the idea that if I couldn’t make art, I could facilitate those who could. After my undergrad, I went on to get my Masters in Arts Management in London. When I moved back home to Montreal, I worked for a nonprofit visual arts centre, where I helped with the organisation of programming, grants, and implementation of artist-run workshops. I had originally planned to go into the more commercial side of the arts and culture sector, but my experience in a nonprofit quickly changed my mind. Since then, I’ve been interested in nonprofits whose missions are to facilitate community participation in arts and culture. My decision to move to Fernie was made on a whim, and I never imagined that I would be lucky enough to find a job in my field as quickly as I did. Working for the Fernie and District Arts Council has been such a rewarding experience, because it’s given me an opportunity to get to know a large part of the community on a personal level. I’ve moved around my whole life, and have never been very firmly rooted anywhere, but with this position at the Arts Station, I feel like a local. Because it’s a small town, I feel that the work I do makes more of an impact within the community, and I can see the results of it with every successful event, gallery show, or workshop. I haven’t been here very long, so I can’t speak to how the arts and culture sector in Fernie has changed, but from what I’ve seen, it is only growing and becoming more ambitious and inclusive. With such a dedicated community, I wouldn’t expect anything less.

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Q. When the Valley is coated with 30cm of fresh powder, I immediately... A.Since I work at the daycare on the hill, I spend many powder days inside hanging out with all the kids while their parents are out enjoying the snow! When I do get a chance to get out, a good chunk of time is usually spent ignoring my boyfriend’s attempts to correct my technique! Q. The best way to explore Fernie in Winter is… A. Other than spending the day on the hill, I really enjoy walking along the river on sunny winter days. This year I’m going to learn how

to cross country ski, and I have a feeling that is going to be my new favourite way to explore the trails around town. Q. My favourite way to unwind in town is… A. Hanging out at one of the cafés like Mugshots or The Valley Social, depending on which board game I’m in the mood for that day. Q. Don’t leave Fernie without… A. Taking some time to hike the Three Sisters. The views are fantastic, and ending off at Island Lake is the perfect finish to a fun couple days.

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WINTER PROGRAMS AND EVENTS THIS IS OUR FERNIE Open Daily 10 am - 5:30 pm Closed Dec 25-26, 2018 & Jan 1, 2019.

WINTER EXHIBIT: PERFECT LINE BY GORDON MILNE November 1, 2018 – March 21, 2019

Fires, floods, disasters and cultural challenges didn’t deter people from forging a good life in Fernie.

Opening reception: 7pm, November 1

Our permanent exhibit, located on the ground floor, explores the industrious history of Fernie as a resource and recreation community. Educational programs and tours available for school, recreation and tour groups.

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

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A Night at the Ballet Gala Dinner Fundraiser: November 3 Celebrating the 50-year history of the illustrious Alberta Ballet with a collection of works by acclaimed painter, Gordon Milne. This exhibit was inspired by 17 years of attending rehearsals to sketch and capture the movement of dance.

TRITES AND WOOD MUSEUM GIFT SHOP Open daily during Museum hours, 10 am – 5:30 pm Named after the famed department store once located next door, the Fernie Museum’s gift shop features a curated collection of jewellery, accessories, homewares, books and stationery inspired by Fernie’s residents over the past 130 years.

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INSIDE ARCHITECTURE EXPLORING FERNIE’S HISTORICAL INTERIORS BY REBECCA HALL

Fernie’s historic buildings are well known for distinctive rooflines, unique locally-fired rose-gold brick and stone, and a variety of international influences. Only a few original interiors remain although many hints of the past can be seen in pressed tin ceilings, smoke-stained exposed brickwork and vintage windows.

FERNIE COURTHOUSE

Of the few more complete interiors, the Fernie Courthouse is perhaps the most impressive. Visitors are welcome in the grand entrance way, where ornate curved golden oak balustrades frame the staircase. Original stained-glass windows can be seen from many vantage points. The current Courthouse building is the fourth Fernie Courthouse to have existed, constructed between 1909 and 1911 in grand Chateau style. Within the building, ornate carvings, a formal courtroom with six art-glass windows featuring Coatsof-Arms historically significant to British Columbia, and west coast cedar trim are preserved to this day. Across 5th Street from the Courthouse is the Holy Family Catholic Church. Constructed in 1912, it is considered to be the finest religious building in Fernie. Recent CBT heritage funding has allowed for restoration of the 12 art-glass stained windows depicting biblical scenes, a further 16 diamond pattern stained glass windows and a large round window above the entrance featuring the coat of arms of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Inside, many more examples of Romanesque revival design and religious iconography can be found, including an altar of imitation marble with gold filigree and a sanctuary fresco.

FERNIE MUSEUM

In part due to large investments and money related to the coal mining industry, Fernie played a significant role in Canada’s banking history. The 1923 failure of the Home Bank of Canada cost Fernie depositors $800,000 and led to the re-writing of Canada’s banking laws that prevented widespread bank failures in the 1930’s. The Fernie Branch of the Home Bank is a Beaux Arts structure that occupied the corner of 2nd Avenue and 5th Street; following the collapse the property housed a number of other businesses. The City of Fernie purchased the dilapidated property in 2009 and it now houses the Fernie Museum following an extensive interior refurbishment. Inside, several original features can be seen including original office structures, a small section of the original tile floor, plasterwork detailing, and the original doors to the safes. A further safe door can be found inside the Renaissance Revival style brick and sandstone structure on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 4th Street. This property was the home of the Imperial Bank of Canada from 1910 until 1963; the Brickhouse took over the main floor following the purchase of the building by Chernoff Architecture Inc in 2005.

FERNIE ARTS STATION PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE FERNIE MUSEUM

At the Fernie Arts Station, the rumble of passing trains evokes the building’s history as a busy train station from 1909 until 1964. Step inside the classical Van Dyke structure and explore the renovated property. The former baggage hall is now the theatre space, the waiting room serves as the cheerful foyer gallery, the ticket office is now home to the Blue Toque restaurant. Attic spaces (former employee quarters) and basement have been repurposed as working studios. Following the donation of the property from C.P.R. to the City of Fernie, the Fernie and District Arts Council began the 4-year process of moving the entire building to its current spot and renovating the almost-derelict property. Many original features had to be replaced, however, artistic eyes kept the renovation faithful to the integrity of the building and it has been a much-appreciated hub for arts and culture since 1990. Rebecca Hall is the Administrative and Marketing Coordinator for the Fernie Museum, a dedicated community volunteer, and a lover of winter in Fernie. For more on Fernie’s history, visit ferniemuseum.com.

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WINTER 2018|19 › arts and culture listings

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

Cirque Restaurant

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

The Kodiak Lounge

Located in the Raging Elk Hostel, the Kodiak Lounge opens at 4pm and closes at 11pm, specialising in après anything. Good times and live entertainment make the lounge a great place to converse with travellers from around the world. Check out their Ghostrider game pint and ticket special. 892 6th Ave

to stop by to see whose work is on display while here this winter. 601 1st Ave

Fernie Museum

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

Live Music

Tasting Rooms

Fernie Arts Station

Located in Fernie’s original train station, the Arts Station hosts a concert series that attracts popular acts each winter as well as the Indie Films Fernie at the Vogue Theatre. 601 1st Ave

The Fernie Hotel and Pub

Hosting live acts regularly, along with DJs and special events. The Fernie Pub provides a great atmosphere, whether sitting back with friends or taking it to the dance floor to enjoy the music. 691 1st Ave

The Griz Bar

The Rusty Edge

Griz Days Festival

Located at the base of the mountain, below the Mighty Moose and next to the Elk Chair the Rusty Edge offers perfectly placed après and welcomes skiers, boarders, friends, families of all ages and anyone who enjoys great food and a warm rustic atmosphere. 5369 Fernie Ski Hill Road (Griz Inn)

Exhibits Fernie Arts Co-op

A volunteer organisation, the Fernie Arts Coop provides local artists a venue to showcase their work, which is also available for sale, resulting in a diverse and vast collection of art for you to enjoy. 572 2nd Ave

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

Vogue Theatre

The Fernie Museum not only has an extensive permanent exhibit, it boasts a beautiful gallery space upstairs with rotating exhibits. This winter En Pointe by Gordon Milne is featured. 491 2nd Ave

Parkplace Pub

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

Movie Theatres

Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the winter season, the Griz Bar comes to life with live music as skiers and boarders finish their day on the hill. The Griz Bar also hosts special events throughout the season. Mountain Plaza, Fernie Alpine Resort Alongside three days of classic Fernie fun and legendary powder, this winter festival hosts two evenings in downtown Fernie with a lineup of live music and a Club Crawl. March 1-3. Ferniechamber.com

Fernie Brewing Company

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

Fernie Distillers

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

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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 throughout the winter. Fully licensed, with a full menu. 501 1st Ave

The Royal

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

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WINTER 2018|19 › calendar

October

October 9-14 Elk Valley Pride Festival October 11 Poker @ The Legion October 12 Fernie Ghostriders Hockey Game @ Memorial Arena, 7:30pm October 12 Fuze: Pride After Dark Party @ Fernie Museum, 8pm October 13 The Price is “Kinda” Right @ The Legion, 8pm October 14 Indie Films Fernie: The Miseducation of Cameron Post @ The Vogue Theatre, 5pm October 13 Fernie Ghostriders Hockey Game @ Memorial Arena, 7:30pm October 13 Seasons Pass Sale Ends @Fernie Alpine Resort October 13 Pride Fest Matinee: Gross Indecency: The Everett Klippert Story @ The Vogue Theatre, 12pm October 14 Big Gay Brunch and Hike with Pride @ Parkplace Lodge, 11am October 18 Fernie Festival of Lights Workshop @ The Arts Station October 19 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm October 20 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Hunt @ Elk Valley Nordic Centre, 11:30am October 20 Holy Family Parish Tea @ Fernie Family Centre October 21 Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Closing of the Morrissey Internment Camp @ Fernie Museum, full day of events. Ferniemuseum.com October 23-28 You and Your Body Wellness Retreat @ Lizard Creek Lodge October 25 Fernie Highschool Festival of Lights Exhibit Opening @ The Arts Station October 26 Fernie Chamber Business Excellence Awards and Social @ The Best Western October 26-27 Winter Job Fair @ Fernie Alpine Resort October 26 Job Fair Party @ Kodiak Lounge October 26 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm October 27 Zombie Walk @ The Royal with Top-o October 27 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm October 27 Karaoke @ The Legion, 8pm October 28 Griz Kids Halloween Party and Haunted House @ Fernie Alpine Resort, 11am-4pm October 28 Fernie Ghost Tours by Tunnel Theatre @ The Arts Station October 29 Pottery Class @ The Arts Station October 29 Fernie Ghost Tours by Tunnel Theatre @ The Arts Station October 31 Halloween Howler @ Fernie Heritage Library, 3:30-5pm October 31 Halloween Party @ Infinitea, 8pm. Drink specials and free entry. October 31 Halloween Den of Death @ Kodiak Lounge, with sweet costume giveaways. October 31 Annual Costume Contest and Party @ Parkplace Pub, win a seasons pass at Fernie Alpine Resort! October 31 Fallout: 2047 @ The Royal, win a $500 tab!

November

November 1 Gallery Opening: En Pointe by Gordon Milne @ Fernie Museum November 1 Elk Valley Community Job Fair @ Community Centre, 2-5pm

November 2 Fernie Friends of Opera Screening: Ariadne auf Naxos @ The Arts Station, 7pm November 2 – 4 Fall Yoga Retreat @ Lizard Creek Lodge, Skifernie.com November 3 Judgement Night II Charity and Amateur Boxing @ Community Centre, 6:30-11pm November 3 En Pointe! A Night at the Ballet @ Gala Dinner at the Parkplace Lodge, Ballet Reception at Fernie Family Centre. Ferniemuseum. com November 3 FAST Ski Swap @ Community Centre, 10am-2pm November 4 Daylight Saving Time Ends – Turn your clocks backward one hour. November 7 Fernie Festival of Lights Workshop @ The Arts Station November 8 Poker @ The Legion November 9 Shop Late Friday @ Freyja Lifestyle Fashion, 6pm November 9 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm November 10 Elk Valley Snow and Avalanche Workshop @ Fernie Secondary School, 10am November 10 The Price is “Kinda” Right @ The Legion, 8pm November 11 Indie Films Fernie: Kayak To Klemtu @ The Vogue Theatre, 5pm November 15 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm November 15 Taste of Fernie @ Fernie Restaurants, FernieChamber.com November 15 Early Bird Membership Pricing Ends @ Fernie Nordic Society November 16 - December 2 Elk Valley Festival of Trees @ Parkplace Lodge November 16 Festival of Trees Spirits of Christmas Party @ Parkplace Lodge, 9pm November 17 David P Smith Live @ The Arts Station November 17 Mogul Smoker Pre-party @ The Royal November 17 Fernie Mogul Smoker @ TBA November 21 Festival of Trees Seniors Tea @ Parkplace Lodge, 12-1:30pm November 23 Twilight Craft Fair @ Community Centre, 5-9pm November 23 Full Moon Costume Party @ The Royal November 23-24 Black Friday Holiday Fair @ Parkplace Lodge November 23-24 Intro to Oil Painting with Artist Tara Higgins @ The Arts Station November 24 Holiday Craft Fair @ Community Centre, 10am-3pm November 24 Karaoke @ The Legion, 8pm November 24 The Runs (local Punk Band) @ The Royal November 24 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm November 29 Exhibit Opening: Joey Kosolofski @ The Arts Station November 30 Opening Day @ Fernie Alpine Resort, conditions permitting November 30 Holiday Kick-Off Lighting @ The Courthouse, 5pm November 30 Shop Late Night @ Downtown Fernie November 30 Birthday Weekend Band Night @ The Royal November 30 Dirty Catfish Brass Band @ The Northern

November 30-December 1 Hearth 8: Annual Studio Sale @ 1480 McDonald Ave

December

December 1-25 Sugar Plum Festival @ The Arts Station and around town. Plays, concerts, workshops, Jingle Jams and more. December 1 The Swan Lake Affair: Screening and Evening at the Ballet @ The Arts Station December 1 Winter Ball @ Fernie Legion, 8pm December 1 Festival of Trees Date Night and Kids Movie @ Parkplace Lodge, 5:30-9pm December 1 Birthday Weekend DJ Night @ The Royal December 1 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm December 2 The Swan Lake Experience: Feathers and Fidelity @ The Arts Station, live ballet performance. December 2 Festival of Trees Finale and Photos with Santa @ Parkplace Lodge, 11am-6pm December 6 Ed Solo @ The Royal December 7 Fernie Friends of Opera Screening: Le Pecheurs de Perles by Bizet @ The Arts Station, 7pm December 7 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm December 8 The Price is “Kinda” Right @ The Legion, 8pm December 9 Indie Films Fernie @ The Vogue Theatre, 5pm December 11 Fernie Nordic Society Toonie Race @ Elk Valley Nordic Centre, 7pm December 13 - 15 Do They Know It’s Christmas: Back to the 80s @ The Arts Station December 13 Poker @ The Legion December 14 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm December 14 Shred Kelly @ The Northern December 15 T’is the Season Craft Fair @ Community Centre, 10am-4pm December 15-16 Ladies Riding Clinic with Elk Valley Snow Shepherds December 17 Little Critter Race @ Elk Valley Nordic Centre, 5:30pm. For ages 12 and under. December 19 Storytime Plaid Party @ Fernie Heritage Library, 11am December 21 Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 @ Stay Wild Backcountry Skills December 21 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm December 22 Community Christmas Party @ Fernie Heritage Library, 2pm December 22 Full Moon Ski and Social @ Elk Valley Nordic Centre, 7pm December 23-24 Ski and Photos with Santa @ Fernie Alpine Resort December 23 Christmas Roast Dinner @ Infinitea December 24 Ugly Sweater Party @ Kodiak Lounge, 9pm December 26 Boxing Day Plaid Party @ The Royal December 26 – January 6 Griz Kids Holiday Programming @ Fernie Alpine Resort, Skifernie. com December 28 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm December 29 Karaoke @ The Legion, 8pm December 29 The Runs - Explosive Rock n Roll @ The Northern December 31 New Years Eve @ Infinitea. All ages. December 31 Family NYE Celebrations @ Fernie


WINTER 2018|19 › calendar Alpine Resort, with fireworks and festivities. December 31 New Year’s Eve Roast Dinner @ Infinitea, 6-9pm $15 December 31 NYE Dinner and Dance @ Cirque Restaurant, Lizard Creek Lodge December 31 Griz Bar NYE Party @ Fernie Alpine Resort December 31 Fozzyfest New Year’s Takeover Party @ The Royal December 31 New Year’s Party @ Kodiak Lounge December 31 NYE with Cona and Kid Eh @ The Northern

January

January 3 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour @ The Vogue Theatre, Ferniemovies.com January 4 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm January 5-6 Teck Kootenay Cup #3 and #4 @ Elk Valley Nordic Centre, 9am-2pm January 4 Fernie Friends of Opera: Rusalka by Dvorak @ The Arts Station, 7pm January 8 Toonie Race @ Elk Valley Nordic Centre, 7pm January 10 Poker @ The Legion January 11 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm January 12 The Price is “Kinda” Right @ The Legion, 8pm January 13 Indie Films Fernie @ The Vogue Theatre, 5pm January 18 - 20 Beyond the Brush with Artist Tara Higgins @ The Arts Station January 18 Sam Klassik @ The Royal January 19 The Runs (Local Punk Band) @ The Royal January 19 Full Moon Ski and Social @ Fernie Golf Course, 7pm January 19 Avalanche Awareness Day @ Fernie Alpine Resort January 21 Little Critter Race @ Elk Valley Nordic Centre, 5:30pm. For ages 12 and under. January 25 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm January 25 Funky Necklace Party @ The Royal January 26 Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown @ The Royal January 26 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm January 26 Karaoke @ The Legion, 8pm January 26 Family Literacy Day @ Fernie Heritage Library, 11am – 5pm January 25-27 11th Annual Reel Canadian Film Festival @ The Vogue Theatre, Reelfilmfest.ca January 26 Kokanee Snow Dreams Party @ Fernie Alpine Resort January 26 Misery Mountain Boys @ The Northern January 27 The Snowed in Comedy Tour @ The Northern

February

February 1 The West @ The Northern February 1 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm February 1 Fernie Friends of Opera: Prince Igor by Borodin @ The Arts Station, 7pm February 2-3 Jeep Junior Freeski Presented by Rossignol and Smith Optics @ Fernie Alpine Resort February 2 Elk Run and Riot @ The Northern February 3 7th Annual Community Fun Race @ Elk Valley Nordic Centre

GRIZ DAYS PARADE | V. CROOME PHOTO February 9 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm February 9 The Price is “Kinda” Right @ The Legion, 8pm February 10 Indie Films Fernie @ The Vogue Theatre, 5pm February 12 Full Moon Ski and Social @ The Golf Course, 7pm February 14 Valentines Dinner @ Infinitea February 14 Poker @ The Legion February 14 Valentine’s Rubik’s Cube Party @ The Royal February 15-16 Fernie Figure Skating Carnival @ Fernie Memorial Arena, Fernieskatingclub.com February 16 Ben Fox (Shambhala) @ The Royal February 18 Little Critter Race @ Elk Valley Nordic Centre, 5:30pm. For ages 12 and under. February 19 Full Moon Ski and Social @ Elk Valley Nordic Centre, 7pm February 22 Fernie Ghostrider Hockey Game @ Fernie Memorial Arena, 7:30pm February 22 Eamon McGrath @ The Northern February 22-23 Fernie Mountain Film Festival @ Community Centre. Enjoy films celebrating mountain culture, food and refreshments. Ferniemountainfilmfest.com February 23 Karaoke @ The Legion, 8pm February 23 The Hilties with Freak Motif @ The Northern

March

March 1 Fernie Friends of Opera: Anna Bolena by Donizetti @ The Arts Station, 7pm March 1-3 Griz Day Festival @ Fernie, includes the popular parade, live music, Dummy Downhill and more! March 1-3 “Snow to Ice” Challenge @ Fernie Trails. There will be four challenges on the trails, with 72 hours to complete over Griz Days Weekend. Fernienordic.com March 2 Griz Days Craft Fair @ Community Centre, 9am-2pm March 2 The Denim Daddies @ The Northern March 3 Raging Elk Dummy Downhill @ Fernie Alpine Resort March 3 Indie Films Fernie @ The Vogue Theatre, 5pm March 3 Val Kilmer and the New Coke @ The Northern

March 9 The Price is “Kinda” Right @ The Legion, 8pm March 10 Second Annual Fernie Birkie @ Fernie Nordic Centre. March 14 Poker @ The Legion March 15-16 Monster Energy Boarderstyle @ Fernie Alpine Resort March 16 The Runs @ The Royal. Local Punk Band March 16-17 Ladies Riding Clinic with Elk Valley Snow Shepherds March 17 St. Patrick’s Day with From Under the Stone @ The Royal March 18 Little Critter Race @ Elk Valley Nordic Centre, 5:30pm. Ages 12 and under. March 20 Full Moon Ski & Social @ Elk Valley Nordic Centre, 7-10pm. March 30 Kokanee Retro Party @ Fernie Alpine Resort March 30 Karaoke @ The Legion, 8pm March 30 Fernie Stoke Fest @ Community Centre by Shred Kelly. All age and adult shows. March 30-31 Dirty Dancer Banked Slalom @ Fernie Alpine Resort

April

April 4 Hot Dog Day @ Fernie Alpine Resort April 5 Fernie Friends of Opera: Rinaldo by Handel @ The Arts Station, 7pm April 6 Griz Kidz Winter Carnival @ Fernie Alpine Resort April 6 Nordic Appreciation Event @ Elk Valley Nordic Centre April 11 Poker @ The Legion April 13 The Price is “Kinda” Right @ The Legion, 8pm April 12 Local Bands End of Season Party @ The Royal April 13 Fernival @ Fernie Alpine Resort April 13 Raging Elk Powder, Pedal, Paddle Relay @ Fernie Alpine Resort April 13 Fernival Music Festival @ Fernie Alpine Resort April 13 End of Season Party @ The Royal April 14 Slope Soaker @ Fernie Alpine Resort April 14 Closing Day @ Fernie Alpine Resort For weekly events visit FernieFix.com or pick up the monthly edition of the Fix!

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SHOPPING Small, boutique shops each with its own unique offerings and experiences continue to fill the Historic Downtown, adding to the allure of Fernie’s well-known shopping experience. An epic view of Fernie Alpine Resort on the Lizard Range takes your breath away as you walk from shop to shop, enjoying cafes and restaurants and socialising along the way. Whether you’re after sports gear or apparel, furnishings for your home, a new outfit for a special event, or a gift for that certain someone, we guarantee that you will find what you’re looking for and more in Fernie.

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My father, although never formally educated, was a very successful business man who I remember saying on more than one occasion that the only way a business can be successful is to first and foremost provide second to none customer service, give the public fairly priced goods and reliable products and always provide as many options as you can because we all have different tastes. I never had the aptitude for what my family business produced and sold, my heart belonged to the retail travel market. When I opened my first travel agency in those days all travel products were the same price no matter whom you bought it from, so the only way I could beat the competition was to be passionate and provide superior service. Once deregulation came in and airlines would charge whatever they wanted, I was able to think outside the box and created my own unique travel products and itineraries. That lasted for many years until the Internet took most of the retail travel market. Having said that, I believe that price wise, technology has made life much easier for both the travelling public and suppliers. Never in my life would I have dreamed of being involved in selling mattresses and furniture, but this wonderful community of Fernie which I have been a part of for four years was lacking this type of service, so when we decided to serve the Elk Valley with a furniture store, my father’s advice came to mind again. Our products are mostly made

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in Canada, of very good or superior quality, with as many options as our floor space allows us. Our pricing is based on every day fair and competitive pricing, and as per my upbringing, the customer is paramount. I am a firm believer that the easiest thing is to sell something, the key is to deliver what you sold. I can see and feel that Fernie has a great future ahead of it. With Canada being one of the safest places on earth, we will benefit immensely from International and domestic outdoor tourism in years to come. We as a community need to stay vigilant in looking after our visitors because after all, reputation is everything.

Q. When the Valley is coated with 30cm of fresh powder, I immediately... A. Head to Mexico. Sorry! Q. The best way to explore Fernie in Winter is… A. If I was here, I would get a snowmobile to explore the back country. Q. My favourite way to unwind in town is… A. Taking my pups for a long walk to the Annex park. That place has such a calming effect. Q. Don’t leave Fernie without… A. A Fernie Brewery keepsake.

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Fernie Essentials this Winter

BY EMMA POLIT

One of the things I love about Fernie is that you can wear anything you want with no judgment. Whether in jeans and a tee or a gorge party dress, your style is welcome and accepted in our little mountain town. In saying that, dressing for a Canadian winter brings its challenges. When opening the front door you could be met with two feet of snow, the perfect bluebird day (with the temp either at -1 or -25!) or a torrential downpour. It can be a daunting task - how do I dress for this kind of extreme weather - but it doesn’t have to be. With the right essentials you will be ready to take on any day that Fernie throws at you.

The Essentials! Layers. Layers are your friend. Get it right and you won’t let a chilly day stop your fun. If you’re off on a day of cold-weather adventure then thermal clothing is a must. Merino wool is a favourite for wicking moisture and keeping you warm. I love the oh-so soft and versatile ‘Icebreaker Oasis’ base layer from The Guides Hut. For day-to-day, my absolute go-to is by C’est Moi (which are made from bamboo so they’ll help regulate your body temp) from Freyja Lifestyle Fashion. Their leggings and long sleeve top may just be the most comfortable clothing you have ever put on. You need to keep those feet warm and there are plenty of options for

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you. For those big snowfall days you can’t go past a pair of ‘Joan of Artic’ Sorel boots. Available at Ski Base, your feet will stay warm, dry and comfortable all the way down to -32. Perfect! For everyday my feet don’t leave my Vans ‘SK8-Hi MTE’ from Edge of The World. Weather-resistant and lined with warm fleece and a heat retention layer, you can wear your sneakers all winter! Freyja has also brought in winter Native boots. Vegan, Canadian and super cute, I bet we’ll see many a pair walking the streets of Fernie this winter. If you’re hitting the hill then great quality snow pants are a must. I’m all about the bib pant (no snow down the back on those big powder days) and Volcom do an awesome one, which you can find at Edge of the World. Chunky knits for the win. Always. Edge of the World, Commit Snow and Skate and Frejya all have a great selection. You can also find sweet oversized hoodies that will have

you wanting to cozy up by the fire with a Hot Toddy. If you’re in need of a new jacket, you’re in luck. Frejya has so many coats that you won’t know how to pick just one. I fell in love with their Vero Moda Teddy Coat. Perfect over almost any outfit and yes, you will look like a plush, cuddly bear. Commit has me all excited for their Swedish label, WearColour’s winter range. The KJ Jacket has my name on it. If you see it on the ski hill it’s probs me. Make sure you say hi. We’re so lucky to have 2nd Ave jam packed with so many must-have items. Take an afternoon stroll and see what’s out there. No doubt you will find the perfect item to match you style. Weather affects your mood and we tend to dress for our mood. That’s the beauty of fashion; just wear what makes you feel good… and keeps you warm. Emma Polit is a mom of two and a selfprofessed fashionista who also manages the Fernie Legion!

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WINTER 2018|19 › shopping listings

Clothing Elevation Showcase

Carrying lifestyle brands KAVU, Tasc Performance, Hydro Flask, All Good Skincare, PICTURE Organic, RAB and ENO hammocks, Elevation Showcase helps you to enjoy every aspect of your next adventure, or just après skiing with friends. 598 2nd Ave

Giv’Er Shirt Works

For original designs printed in-house, one of a kind iron-ons and custom shirts made while you wait, visit Giv’Er Shirt Works. They also carry an increasing selection of Fernie ware, toques, kids’ items, underwear, sunglasses and more. 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

and items, including all the plaid you need in this mountain town. 26 Manitou Rd

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

Groceries

A craft distillery making fine spirits and liqueurs, open for tastings or to purchase spirits and other unique items and branded goods. The space is also available for private functions and events. 531 1st Ave

The Good Earth

Not only does the Good Earth provide preservative-free products, natural supplements, and a variety of snacks and natural food and drinks, it carries a very extensive gemstone and crystals collection along with other gift items. 601 2nd Ave

FERNIE Alpine Springs

Fernie Alpine Springs is a craft beverage studio brewing premium fermented drinks all year round, drawing on their passion for health, their inspiration from cultures across the globe, and the wilderness that surrounds us. Fill up your growler of Kombucha at Freshies in Downtown Fernie! Ferniealpinesprings.com

Fernie Brewing Co.

Fernie Distillers

IGS Value Drug Mart

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

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

Now available in Fernie. Supplied and installed by

(250) 423 - 1665

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WINTER 2018|19 › shopping listings

Mountain Pantry

A conveniently located grocery and liquor store at Fernie Alpine Resort that can also do your shopping for you, by calling or faxing by 10am. Cold beer, wine and liquor available. 250-423-2431

service decorating centre since 1994, Nufloors has a wide variety of flooring options including carpet, vinyl, ceramic tile, hardwood and laminate, Benjamin Moore paints and a large selection of samples in their decorating centre. 391 1st Ave

Home & Gifts

Polar Peek Books & Treasures

Brecan Interiors Furniture Studio

A new store to the downtown of Fernie, offering all you need to decorate and fill a home! Blinds, shelving and storage, mattresses, fireplaces, lighting, appliances, and paints, drop by and visit the team. 441C 2nd Ave

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 jewellery, ceramics, clothing, leather, cards and prints by big-hearted makers. Drop by to support handmade or say hello. 591 2nd Ave.

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

Sports Apparel and Gear Gear Hub

With an abundance of second-hand gear and clothing for every season, along with new gear and products, Gear Hub literally has something for everyone and provides great customer service in an environment that fosters passion for being active. 401 1st Ave

The Guide’s Hut

Get ready to play! Dress for the outdoors in warm, breathable layers from Icebreaker, Patagonia, Arc’teryck, Marmot and The North Face. Find skis, snowshoes, fat bikes, Salomon Nordic, alpine touring gear and avalanche safety equipment. Full service shop. 671 2nd Ave

The Quest

Located in Snow Creek Lodge at Fernie Alpine Resort, the Quest is equipped with the gear you need, to rent or purchase. VOLKL, K2 and Dynastar from beginner to high performance skis and snowboards - and everything else you need to accompany you on the hill. 5258 Highline Dr.

Sports Alpine Ski and Sports Boutique

Located in the square at Fernie Alpine Resort, Sports Alpine offers ski and snowboard boots and bindings, outerwear, technical clothing, accessories and souvenirs. Skifernie.com

Element 7 Nine

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

Fernie Arts Co-Op

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

Fernie Museum - Trites and Wood Gift Shop

Open daily from 10am to 5:30pm, this unique gift shop named after the department store once located next door features a curated collection of jewellery, accessories, homewares, books and stationary inspired by Fernie’s residents over the past 130 years. 491 2nd Ave

Nufloors

A family owned business operating a full

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something for everyone! Fully licensed • Dine-in for dinner GF/DF options available • Extra Large 16” pizza!

Pizza & pasta PIZZA ~ PASTA ~ WINGS ~ RIBS ~ SAMOSAS ~ DONAIRS ~ CHICKEN WRAP ~ CURRY ~ CALZONES Try our famous Lamb Curry, Shahi Paneer, Vindaloo and Butter Chicken Curry!

250-423-4231

OPEN DAILY: Sunday-Thursday: 4pm-10pm Friday & Saturday: 4pm - 11:30pm

Fantastic everyday specials! See our full menu in-store or at

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Gluten Free & Vegetarian Options Winter Warming ‘Specialty’ Teas & Coffees Fully Licensed with Craft Beers & BC Wines $5.75 pints from Overtime Beerworks Movie Night Mondays at 7pm and $8 meals

Beautea Thursday night Live Music Fridays monthly with SPA 901 8pm

$10 Sunday Roast 6pm-9pm

Boardgames, instruments workshops, cooking classes

Late night food available • Located on 5th St downtown


WINTER 2018|19 › FOOD AND DRINK

FOOD AND DRINK We hear time and time again that visitors and tourists are happily surprised at the culinary options available to them in Fernie. To be honest, we’re surprised. This diversity has been building for some time, and for a small mountain community that depends on its coal mines just as much or even more than its tourism, it’s impressive to say the least. Whatever your taste buds desire, from gourmet pizza to authentic ethnic cuisine to traditional pub fare, you will find it here and on top of the amazing dining experience, you’ll enjoy great service in a fabulous atmosphere.

JILLIAN RUTHERFORD FERNIE DISTILLERS

Andrew and I find ourselves as new business owners of Fernie Distillers, and truthfully it is still surreal for us. We didn’t know 20 years ago that we would be part of the Fernie F&B scene, we didn’t even know each other 20 years ago but we both knew Fernie. A typical weekend would involve chili at the Bear’s Den, beverages at the Griz, takeout Chinese food and more beverages and shuffleboard at the Royal. Some things haven’t changed but much has. We had kids, spent more time shuttling them to and from ski school than actually skiing ourselves, stole snoozes in the Day Lodge instead of heading up to the Griz (we have all seen that parent) and stayed in a lot. As much as we have come out of our shell with our kids growing up, there is good reason to venture out. The quality and diversity of food and beverage options in Fernie has grown and has contributed to shoulder season vibrancy and economic stability. The ability to engage locals and visitors when they aren’t at work or on the slopes and deliver quality experiences makes Fernie so much more than a one-trick pony. We wanted to bring something different to Fernie, something that would complement the existing business community but had the potential to draw people off the highway and into town to see the unique offerings. Fernie has a lot of momentum right now and the

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phrase “A rising tide lifts all boats,” has never been more true. Q. When the Valley is coated with 30cm of fresh powder, I immediately... A. Grab a breakfast sandwich from Crumbs Cakery and head to the hill. Q. The best way to explore Fernie in Winter is… A. With no plan just let your warm boots and Gortex lead you around with a spicy Mayan hot chocolate from Beanpod.

Q. My favourite way to unwind in town is… A. Having tacos and a Habanero Cucumber Margarita at Nevados. No, wait…Mamosa flights at Blue Toque. Darn… Chocolate and chili ribs and craft beer at the Brickhouse… I can’t decide. Q. Don’t leave Fernie without… A. Attending a meat draw! The Legion on Saturdays or The Fernie on Fridays.

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The Raging Elk Adventure Lodge

...beds from $30 +tax

Spend a night not a fortune 1997-2018

8th Annual

2017

2017 Best of Fernie Gold Best Place to Send Friends on a Budget

• private and family rooms with ensuites available • huge kitchen and common areas • free wifi • Coin Laundry on site

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

Kodiak Lounge “Fernie Starts Here!”

- Best drink prices all season long -

Sample our craft spirits or try an artisan cocktail at our tasting room. 531 1st Avenue, Fernie, BC www.ferniedistillers.com

- Pint and hockey ticket specials for all ghostrider home games - Jam night Mondays - Situated at The Raging Elk -

Hours: 7 days a week 4pm till late

on tap


WINTER 2018|19 › food and drink

COCKTAILS AND CHARACTER STORY AND PHOTOS BY JESSE BELL FERNIE DISTILLERS

Fernie isn’t much for scale; those of us who live here know this. A quaint 12 avenues and 16 streets, a mountainside subdivision, a serene river, and a four-block main street—just how we like it. Because what we lack in scale, we more than make up for with character. Good, old-fashioned, mountain town character. The kind that shines through in the white lights hanging from snow-covered trees, in a glowing fire overlooking the bright sparkles of town at the top of a black-sky cross-country ski, in the warmth reflected off aged red brick while sipping on a caesar as snow falls outside. Lots of character—in parties and playtime, in cocktails and beer. It won’t take you long to find the kind that suits you. And though an outdoor adventure with a flask of fireball inside a warming hut might just be your jam, for those of you who stick close to

town, there are so many character cocktail adventures to find; here are just a few to keep in mind. Nevado’s in Fernie is one of my favourite go-to places for delicious food and even more delicious cocktails. Their classic margarita is the right salty and sweet, and their Ginger Beef Caesar pays homage to the old Chinese food restaurant that used to operate in the same building. A pepperoni stick, a pickle, and the right amount of spice to compliment a pescado taco. Be sure to check out the old photographs hanging in their hallway—Nevado’s was once Fernie’s movie theatre.

If what you seek is sushi and sake, look to Yamagoya on Highway 3, open since 2003. I go there far more often than I care to admit, but I promise there’s a million fabulous reasons for doing so. The Alpine Martini, Yama’s signature cocktail, is a blend of Gekkeikan sake and plum wine served on ice, a local favourite. Their selection of Japanese and draft beers make it difficult to choose, and paired with sashimi carpaccio (or anything on the menu, really) you might find yourself returning every week. Or twice a week, but who’s counting. COCKTAILS AND CHARACTER continued on next page

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YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB

This Winter MON... Monday Football & Wings TUES... Wine Night WED... 8 pm Trivia THURS.. Burger & Beer FRI... Meat Draw & our Famous Fish & Chips SAT... Meat Pie Night SUN... Sunday Skool

1st Ave. Downtown Fernie 250-423-6444

Daily lunch specials Call for take out!

Griz Days Gone Denim!

March 1- 3, 2019

Voted best Pub food in the Kootenays

Full menu available online at ferniehotelandpub.com KIDS WELCOME

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Adventures run Monday to Saturday. Open for Lunch + Dinner

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JOIN US THIS WINTER AT THE BRICKHOUSE A GREAT PLACE TO CHILL AFTER A DAY ON THE SLOPES

• 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

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

FERNIE BREWING COMPANY

A new flair to town is the Fernie Distillers, a small-batch distillery located in the Fernie Legion building. The owners have beautifully renovated the space, and with the perfect warmth and ambiance it’s easy to set up here for a cocktail. If it’s your first time, be sure to do a tasting and then try a Rusty Rail cocktail, a medley of their Fernie Fog liqueur and blended Scotch with hints of bergamot, honey and orange over a giant ice cube. The Distillery hopes to introduce a more extensive list of cocktails by February, and after a long day of powder turns I can think of few places I’d rather be for après.

through Sundays, Island Lake Lodge has reservations available for a two-course winter lunch. Reserve a cat ride up, or Nordic ski to the top. Be sure to indulge in the specialty Smoked Sage cocktail; Makers Mark Bourbon, citrus sage simple syrup, and organic pear juice. Or dive into a glass of the Three Bears red blend while warming up next to the wood fireplace. L’wren Farkas, restaurant manager and wine director, says this new custom vintage is perfect for those chilly winter months in the mountains, and pairs smoothly with the mouth-watering chocolate torte dessert.

If beer is more your style, find yourself lounging in Fernie Brewing Company’s tasting room at 26 Manitou Rd. After a long day of skiing, hopping, snowshoeing, lounging, hot-tubbing (let’s be honest, it doesn’t matter what you did) a cold brew is a great way to relax. Choose from their beers on tap (seasonal brews are always a favourite), or ask for a flight. With four beers to taste and only $5 a pop, all proceeds from a flight go to FBC’s Cheers for Charity Fundraising Program. They also have a fantastic merchandise selection. Finally, feel good about drinking beer (as if we ever felt bad).

Whether it’s beer, bourbon, whisky, or wine (or all of the above and more), remember that it’s not Fernie’s scale that counts. It’s between those 12 avenues and 16 streets, up a snowy road aligned with old growth cedar or off the side of Main Street and hidden from plain view, where you’ll find the cocktails to get you through the long winter ahead. When your belly is full and your head a little fuzzy, watching your breath float in the frozen air on your chilly walk home doesn’t seem so drear. Mountain town life in the winter, but especially in Fernie, has all the character you’ll need.

The list goes on; so many incredible places to choose from, and really, so much quality winter time to do it. Thursday

Jesse Bell is an avid writer and adventurer from Fernie. When she isn’t sipping cocktails, she’s usually getting lost in the woods on purpose.

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WINTER 2018|19 › dining Guide ASIAN

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

Licensed

Family Oriented

$

Cedar Garden 1302 Hwy 3 250-423-3689

D

3

3

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

D

3

3

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B,L

3

3

$$ $$

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

L,D

3

3

B,L,D

3

3

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Infinitea 501 1st Ave 778-519-5050

L,D

3

3

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

L,D

3

3

$$

B,L,D

3

3

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3

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Boston Pizza 1622 7th Ave 250-423-2634 Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002

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

B,L

Max Restaurant 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871

B,L,D

3

3

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Smitty’s 2001 Hwy 3 250-423-3892

B,L, D

3

3

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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

$

3

$

3

$

3

$

3

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Freshies 562 2nd Ave

B,L

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

B,L

Mug Shots 592 A 3rd Ave 250 423 8081

B,L

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

B,L

Starbucks 1641 7th Ave

B,L

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

3 3

3

$

3

$

B,L,D

3

$

B,L,T

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

L,D

3

$

McDonalds 1702 9th Ave 250-423-5380

B,L,D

3

$

Tim Hortons 1701 9th Ave 250-423-7709

B,L,D

3

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Subway 441 Hwy 3 250-423-4400

B,L,D

3

$

Dairy Queen 250-423-9297

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

B,L,D

3

3

$$$

D

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3

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L,D

3

3

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D

3

3

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

D

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

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3

3

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LATIN Nevados 531 2nd Ave 250-423-5566


WINTER 2018|19 › dining Guide PIZZA - EAT-IN, DELIVERY OR PICK-UP

Meal Type

Licensed

Family Oriented

$

L,D

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Boston Pizza 1602 7th Ave 250-423-2634 Bridge Bistro 301 Hwy 3 250-423-3002

L,D

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

L,D

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

3

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3

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3

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B,L,D

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The Brickhouse 401 2nd Ave 250-423-0009

L,D

3

Cast Iron Grill 201 Fairway Drive 250-423-4115

L,D

3

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

L,D

3

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

L,D

3

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L,D

3

B,L,D

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The Loaf 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702

PUB FARE

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

$$

$$ 3

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$$

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

T

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Crumbs Cakery 562 2nd Ave 250-423-2006

L

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

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

STEAKHOUSE D

Fernie Cattle Co 561 Hwy 3 250-423-7498

3

SUSHI Sushiwood 1221 7th Ave, 778-519-5255

L,D

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3

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D

3

3

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Yamagoya 741 7th Ave 250-430-0090

Explore our Winter Wonderland

Eat, Stay & Play!

Rich, warm and strong like friendship!

in the Heart of Historic Fernie

JOIN US THIS WINTER AT THE BRICKHOUSE

Freshies

NEW FALL MENU including breakfast and lunch features from Monday to Thursday, and Eggs Benny and Eggs Cocotte on weekends!

organic coffee co.

SKIFERNIE.COM 250.423.2406 866.6FERNIE

632 Second Avenue, Historic Downtown Fernie, BC

Eatery. pub. Stage.

A GREAT PLACE TO CHILL AFTER A DAY ON THE SLOPES

Located at the griz inn, fernie alpine resort

See ad on page 50

Family-friendly

VOTED BEST PLACE TO SEND THE FAMILY

7th Annual

2016

One life. Live with passion.

Open 7 days a week 8am-10pm during the winter season For reservations, call 250.423.2056

lizardcreek.com/cirque Facebook.com/CirqueRestaurant

See ad on page 24

Snowcat Ride and Lunch - $79 pp (spa extra) Children (4-12) 1/2 price. Little ones (0-3) FREE! Every Thursday - Sunday through the winter season * Holiday hours - Dec 20th - Jan 6th (except Dec 25th)

Guided Ski Touring

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

Available upon request. Check our website or call for details and pricing.

FRESH ON TAP AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

Have a look at our website for the full spa menu and all other info.

See ad on back cover

KOMBUCHA

Avoid disappointment - call ahead to inquire about reservations and availability.

islandlakelodge.com 1.250.423.3700 Follow: @islandlakelodge

Freshies (Fernie) Hotshots Cafe (Cranbrook) Cextex Market (Kimberley) AG Valley Foods (Invermere)

See ad on page 18

Cheers to another epic Winter in Fernie!

• Lunch and dinner menu with homemade burgers • Open 7 days a week, 11:30am to close

RUSTYEDGE.NET 778-519-5206

• Live music • Thursday Jam Night

5369 Ski Hill Road, Fernie BC

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

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Movie Night Mondays at 7pm and $8 meals

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YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB

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Daily lunch specials Call for take out!

Voted best Pub food in the Kootenays

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1st Ave. Downtown Fernie 250-423-6444

The Best BANG for your Buck!

Full menu available online at ferniehotelandpub.com KIDS WELCOME

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• Handmade bagels baked daily in house • Open 7am-5pm EVERYDAY • Voted ‘Best Quick Food Fix’ Fernie Fix Awards

Beautea Thursday night Live Music Fridays monthly with SPA 901 8pm

$10 Sunday Roast 6pm-9pm

Boardgames, instruments workshops, cooking classes

Late night food available • Located on 5th St downtown

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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.


WINTER 2018|19 › where to stay

WHERE TO STAY One of the first decisions when planning your vacation or visit to Fernie is where to stay. Does staying on the hill or in town better suit your needs? Is your group large enough that a house rental is the best option? Have you planned your trip around being near any specific areas or landmarks? These are all good things to keep in mind, but remember everything is close in Fernie. There is such a variety when it comes to accommodation here, including hotels, motels, chalets, condos, Bed and Breakfasts, and private homes. If you need help or insider’s knowledge, visit our Accommodation Guide and consider working with one of the companies specialising in this area.

KEVIN DUNN

BROOKS CREEK RANCH We built Brooks Creek Ranch out of a desire to create a unique and unparalleled guest experience in one of the best outdoor playgrounds in the world. Secluded on 160 acres of private land surrounded by forestry land, our mountain chalet is only 15 minutes from downtown Fernie, yet it boasts the peace and tranquility of being away from it all. Completely off the grid, we rely on renewable power sources; yet guests enjoy the comfort and convenience of a five-star hotel, including high speed Internet. Different from a hotel, guests have access to common living spaces, and the on site concierge staff provide assistance with booking activities, transportation, and dining options. Fernie is certainly a unique location to be working in the hospitality business. When developing our breakfast menu, we were amazed at the selection of locally produced meat, eggs, and produce that were available year round. We designed our guest spaces, menu options, and guest care and concierge service to meet the expectations of travellers who seek a high level of accommodation and services. From organic cotton bedding to spring water taps throughout the building, no detail was too small to be considered. Initially, our expectation was to appeal primarily to corporate groups looking for a space to combine productive meetings with exciting team building activities, and we have certainly appealed to that market. However, to our surprise, we’ve hosted a much wider spectrum of guests. We have been popular with multigenerational family groups

that appreciate the flexibility to accommodate those family members who seek adventure along with those who seek some quiet refuge. On the other side of the spectrum, couples looking to disconnect from the routine of daily life and reconnect with each other love the experience of being here. Looking forward, we are working on plans for our next building that adds more guest suites, and meeting more international guests who’s extended travel plans demand more of the “home” feeling than traditional accommodations tend to offer. Q. When the Valley is coated with 30cm of fresh powder, I immediately... A. Take a moment to enjoy the peace of fresh snow. There’s something indescribable about how the soft new snow creates a quiet tranquility. But of course, the skis are always on standby for a few runs at the ski hill when that moment is over! Q. The best way to explore Fernie in Winter is… A. On snow shoes. Even if you’ve experienced a trail on a bike over the summer, once it’s buried in deep snow, it’s like finding a new trail. The views and the

LEANNE NANNINGA BORN TO ADVENTURE PHOTO

experience are completely different on the trails when the trees are covered in layers of snow and ice. Q. My favourite way to unwind in town is… A. Sampling a Fernie Brewing Company seasonal special is always high on the list, and if paired with dinner at one of our amazing restaurants, it’s even better. Whether it’s ribs, burgers, curry, or a sushi roll, the comfort food and beer in Fernie is good for the soul. Q. Don’t leave Fernie without… A. Finding a piece of art at one of the local galleries. There’s nothing better to remind you of Fernie and what you’re coming back to than one of the beautiful photos, paintings or sculptures by our talented local artists.

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WINTER 2018|19 › 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

3

$280 - $750

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

H

3

3

3

3

3

$186+

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

B

3

3

3

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

B

3

3

3

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

M

3

3

The Central Hotel 301 2 Ave 250-423-7367

H

3

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

M

3

Elk View Lodge 888-733-7643

CH

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

H

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

B

Park Place Lodge 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871

H

3

Pinnacle Ridge Elk Chalets Rivermount Place 1-800-667-9911

C

3

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

H

3

3

Tightlines Lodge 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483

CH

3

3

3

$595

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

B

3

3

$150 - $165

3

3

$79 - $159

3

3

$470 - $690/month

3

3

3

$79 - $189

3

3

3

$1850 - $2500

3

3

$470 - $700/month

3

3

$99-$218

3

3

3

$152 - $252

3

3

3

$435 - $815

3

3

3

$80 - $175

3

3

3

3

$35 - $103.50

3

3

3

3

$109 - $199

3

3

3

$175 - $560

3

3

$205 - $365

3

3

$130 - $200

3

3

$149 - $249

3

3 3

3

3

The Raging Elk Adventure Lodge

...beds from $30 +tax

in the Heart of Historic Fernie

7th Annual

2016

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.®

Cirque Restaurant & Ice Bar at Fernie Alpine Resort Open 7 days a week 8am-10pm during the winter season For reservations, call 250.423.2056

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.

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in Fernie

1997-2018

2017

LUXURY ON MOUNTAIN SPA Fernie Alpine Resort

• private and family rooms with ensuites available • huge kitchen and common areas • free wifi • Coin Laundry on site

2017 Best of Fernie Gold Best Place to Send Friends on a Budget

www.ragingelk.com

Massage

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

Hot Tub

Kodiak Lounge

Lore

“Fernie Starts Here!”

Hot Tub

- Best drink prices all season long - Pint and hockey ticket specials for all ghostrider home games - Jam night Mondays - Situated at The Raging Elk on tap

Hours: 7 days a week 4pm till late

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Accommodation/Property Management Services

VOTED BEST PLACE TO SEND THE FAMILY

$90 - $180 $200 - $325

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

Renting in Fernie

Renting in Fernie

1-888-423-6855

www.cornerstonelodge.ca

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

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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

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www.grizinn.com

ferniecentralreservations.com Short Term Rental Division

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

• Housekeeping & laundry services • Maintenance/hot tub services

• Rapid response to any issues • 24/7 Emergency monitoring • Covered by the BC tenancy act

• Experienced marketing • Accounting & reporting • The highest nightly return

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rentinginfernie.com Long Term Rental Division

250-423-2052 or 877-661-9993

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


WINTER 2018|19 › 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

3

3

3

3

$1205 - $2530

Ski in/Ski out

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

Ch

Alpine Aerie 5267 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

CH

Alpine Lodge Fernie 5291 Highline Drive 250-423-4237

B & CH

Bear Paw Lodges 5383 Highline Drive 1-800-667-9911 Black Bear Chalet 24 Timberline Cres. 250-423-5023

3

3

3

3

N/A

Ski in/Ski out

3

3

3

3

$1575+ (group rate)

Ski in/Ski out

CH

3

3

3

3

$209 - $239

CH

3

3

3

3

$895

3

Ski in/Ski out

Black Diamond Chalet 5406 Boomerang Way

CH

3

3

3

3

$1055 - $1890

Ski in/Walk out

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

Ch

3

3

3

3

$325 - $395

Ski in/Ski out

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

C

3

3

3

3

$625 - $1045

Ski in/Walk out

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

C&H

3

3

3

3

$216 - $439

Ski in/Ski out

3

3

Currie Cabin 4520 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

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

H

3

3

3

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

CH

3

3

3

Glowing Embers 5209 Highline Close 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

$480 - $815

Ski in/Walk out

$89+

Ski in/Ski out

3

$899+

Ski in/Walk out

3

$325 - $415

Ski in/Ski out

Ingamo Lodge 5331 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

3

$605 - $750

Ski in/Ski out

Kimbers Timbers Fernie Alpine Resort 403-240-1769

CH

3

3

3

3

$750 - $1250

Ski in/Ski out

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

H&C

3

3

3

3

$110 - $262

Ski in/Ski out

3

Grizzly Den Chalet 250-5398 Boomerang Way

CH

3

3

3

3

$495 - $635

Ski in/Walk out

Heartland Hideaway 4564 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

3

$385 - $460

Ski in/Walk out

Holohike Haven 5275 Highline Dr 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

N/A

Ski in/Ski out

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

H&C

3

3

$250-$875

Ski in/Ski out

3

3

3

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

CH

3

3

3

3

$749

Ski in/Ski out

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

CH

3

3

3

3

$415 - $855

Ski in/Ski out

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

C

3

3

3

3

$280 - $570

Ski in/Ski out

Snowed Inn 5271 Highline Drive 250-423-3830

B & Ch

3

3

3

3

$75-$575

Ski in/Ski out

Spiral Lodge Chalet 4562 Timberline Cres 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

3

$375 - $445

Ski in/Ski out

Spirit Lodge 5395 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

3

3

$605 - $750

Ski in/Walk out

Stone Creek Condominiums 5423 Boomerang Way 250-423-2077

CH

3

3

$375 - $690

Ski in/Walk out

Thunder Ridge Chalets 5304 Highline Drive 1-800-667-9911

CH

3

3

3

3

$349+

Ski in/Ski out

Timberline Lodges 4559 Timberline Cresc 1-800-667-9911

C

3

3

3

3

$139 +

Ski in/Walk out

*Please note: rates are subject to change without notice. Check with accommodators for most current rates.

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WINTER 2018|19 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT

REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT There is a continual ebb and flow when it comes to the housing and development markets in Fernie. Renovations within town have added charm and energy to an already buzzing community. Second home owners have made the permanent move to Fernie, adding engaged and passionate residents to our neighbourhoods. While there are developments on the edges of town, there is also a continual move towards Smart Growth - adding properties to already developed areas. A larger population base located within walking distance to downtown and Fernie’s many additional amenities helps to create the tight-knit feel we are known for. Opportunities and developments are always on the horizon, which will continue to build upon this model in Fernie and only enhance the quality of life already found here. There are many choices when it comes to building, purchasing or selling property in Fernie, and professionals with the experience and expertise to help you make the choice of a lifetime.

JACQUIE ARLING URBAN PLANNER

My love of Urban Planning and Land Development started with a Grade 10 Socials Project to redesign and revitalise Kelowna’s main street. It was the first ‘A’ I got from Mr. Conners and I thought to myself ‘I want to do more of this.’ That led me down the path to a Masters Degree in Urban Planning, and a variety of positions working for, and with, the Land Development Industry. The first time I came to Fernie (20 years ago), it impressed me with its natural landscape, heritage preservation, pathway linkages, and its strong social fabric. I instantly wanted to learn more about its history and people. Moving to Fernie in 2012 to raise our family was a no-brainer. Now, as a local Planning Consultant, and a volunteer for the Design Review Committee, I have seen some great projects of preservation, reuse, and reinvention. As a professional and home owner, I see Fernie’s future depends on our ability to diversify our economy and create more affordable housing options for all our residents. Q. When the Valley is coated with 30cm of fresh powder, I immediately... A. Look at my calendar and see what meetings I can cancel.

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Q. The best way to explore Fernie in Winter is… A. With a headlamp and snow shoes. Q. My favourite way to unwind in town is… A. A ride up Ridgemont… any time of year.

Q. Don’t leave Fernie without… A. Going for a walk down main street (2nd Ave) for a bit of shopping at our wonderful local retailers and a meal at one of our amazing local restaurants. Make sure you visit the Arts Station, the Library, and our Museum too!

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WINTER 2018|19 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT LISTINGS

Developers Black Pine Builders

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

Elk River Mountain Homes

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

Fernie Vacation Properties Inc.

Over 25 years experience of providing signature lodges, homes, timber frames, cabins and developments in Fernie, embodying the lifestyle of the area whether at the golf course or ski hill. Fernievacationproperties.com

Graceland Builders

From large-scale, specialty homes to

renovations or home additions, Craig MacKay at Graceland Builders is directly and personally involved in each client’s vision. CHBARM winner of best new home under $500,000. Gracelandbuilders.com

Greendoor Construction

With over 16 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, build new, renovate and restore. 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

Pacific Homes

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

Developments The Cedars

100 acres located at the base of Mount Fernie Provincial Park, nestled between the Elk and Cedar Valleys, the Cedars has 49 per cent green space with the remainder as single-family homes. Thecedars.ca

Montane Fernie

The vision of Parastone Developments, Montane is designed for modern, mountain living with stunning mountain views. Each neighbourhood relates to its environmental features. Montane includes recreational living space. Montanefernie.ca

Realtors Carol Cohen

Working with Fernie Real Estate, Carol has also been in resort real estate development for nearly 15 years. She is dedicated to helping her clients find their dreams. Fernierealestate.com

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

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


WINTER 2018|19 › REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT LISTINGS

Fernie Real Estate Company Ltd.

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

Jacqueline Fieldhouse

Honest, dedicated and down to earth, Jacqueline enjoys getting to know her clients to help realise their real estate dreams. When not working, she is on the trails trying to keep up to her kids, or training with roller derby. Soldinfernie.com

Loralee Thomas

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

Re/Max Elk Valley Realty Re/Max Elk Valley Realty, located along

Fernie Counselling & Consulting Specializing in Child and Family Care, Play Therapy and EMDR Therapy

Highway 3 offers a wide selection of residential and commercial properties and an experienced, professional and friendly staff who work hard to ensure the process of purchasing a new home is stress free. Fernielistings.com

Ryan Frazer

Working with homeowners, condo associations, absentee landlords, commercial businesses, retailers and other organizations to ensure they can function during the winter months. They now supply and install Gemstone Lights, smart outdoor lighting. Mowandsnow.ca

Todd Fyfe

Fernie Property Care

Home Care and Services

Foothills Silva Culture

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. Fernierealestate.com

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

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

Family Law Mediation, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, Anxiety & Depression, Trauma & Loss, Stress Reduction, Grief, Self-Esteem, Eating Disorders, ADHD, Abuse Issues, Crisis Trauma Response

Cheryl Hulburd MSW RSW CPT RPT (Certified Play Therapist) EMDR CERTIFIED

250-423-2608

C O N F I D E N T I A L A N D P R I V AT E

Fernie Mow & Snow Land Care

Having been an active member of the Fernie community for over ten years, Ryan has local knowledge and experience and is dedicated to providing the most straight forward responsive service to ensure clients make informed decisions. Propertiesinfernie.com

Fernie Central Reservations

Services Include

your income property and ensure guest satisfaction are priorities for Fernie Lodging Company’s property management team. Fernielodgingco.com

Fernie Fireplace and Appliances

Offering a wide selection of brand name fireplaces and appliances, including Amana, Maytag, Whirlpool, Kitchenaid and JennAir, and a showroom to see the products first hand. Serviced and warranted locally. Ferniefireplace.com

Fernie Lodging Company Property Management

Helping to ensure the maximum return on your investment, achieve your goals with

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 homeowners, full time residents and multiple unit developments, no job is too small. Ferniepropertycare.ca Founded in 1991, Foothill’s background is in forestry, logging, road-building, reclamation and site preparation. More recently, they offer general contracting and supplying equipment with the ability to supply aggregate from their own pit. They also offer sanding and snow removal. Foothillssilva.com

Goldstar Cleaning and Laundry Services

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

Nufloors

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

Renting in Fernie

Whether you’re looking for seasonal accommodation, are a first time traveller or are enjoying a long term holiday, they have a range of properties to meet your needs, equipped and ready to be your home away from home. Rentinginfernie.com

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Easily maintain your vacation rental home. Book cleaning, linen and key management services between guest stays.

Goldstar C L E A N I N G S E RV I C E S

Call us: 250.423.4029 | www.goldstarservicesgroup.com


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SERVICES Without the many volunteers, non-profit organisations, and businesses dedicated to maintaining and improving the services and opportunities available in the area, Fernie would not be what it is today. Countless events, amenities, and services are strictly on offer because of the hard work and generosity of these groups or individuals. From the Fernie Museum to the Fernie Arts Station, from the Chamber of Commerce to the Fernie Snowmobile Association, from the Fernie Trails Alliance to the City’s Leisure Services, we are very thankful and fortunate. It truly goes to show that not only do people love Fernie, but that they love it enough to get involved and give back.

LINDSAY MACKAY MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

I’m always looking for a new challenge and it was time for a career change. After a small wrong turn, my friend Shannon Takacs told me that the Chamber was looking for a new Membership Coordinator. It’s been a dream of mine to open my own business and I thought that this job would be a great knowledge stepping stone for me, maybe even be a part of strengthening commerce in my home. Little did I know that I would get along so well with the Executive Director Patty Vadnais, that we would make such a great team or that I would love working with our business community so much. Connecting with our members on a personal and professional level makes you appreciate all the hard work and dedication it takes. Without these wonderful people doing what they love, Fernie would never be the community it is today. Over the past year and a half, I’ve seen new businesses come out of the wood work and fill niches that the community needs. From marketing firms to custom copper works it just keeps getting better! I hope the future keeps bringing new and unique opportunities into our town, so we can grow in a sustainable way. That we keep the backbone of Fernie, our locally run businesses, strong and vibrant.

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Q. When the Valley is coated with 30cm of fresh powder, I immediately... A. Smile, take a deep breath and call Patty to flip a coin on who gets to come in at noon! Q. The best way to explore Fernie in Winter is… A. By foot. I love walking the streets and river dyke. It’s just so quiet and the river is always changing as it freezes.

Q. My favourite way to unwind in town is… A. Having a drink with a girlfriend at one of the local bars and just having a little chat before heading home to my husband. Q. Don’t leave Fernie without… A. Visiting Island Lake Lodge. All year round, this place is a slice of paradise. Especially in the winter with a cat ride up, a snowshoe around the lake and finished off with lunch and an Old Fashion.

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Embrace the

Outdoors 598 2nd Ave. Fernie BC | 250-423-3709 | elevationindustries.com

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

CITY OF FERNIE

Jump into Fun at the Fernie Aquatic Centre The City ofCITY Fernie’s Aquatic Centre is a great facility for the whole OF FERNIE BRITISH COLUMBIA family. We offer public swim, swimming lessons, aqua-fit programs and private lessons all year round. Head down on Saturday’s with the kids between 2-4 PM to check out the new giant inflatable play structures and allow yourself to soak winter away in the hot tub. ADMISSION RATES: Preschool Child Youth Adult Senior Family

Ages 3-5 Ages 6-12 Ages 13 – 20 Ages 21 – 54 Ages 55+ Parents & Children

$3.00 $6.00 $5.00 $6.00 $5.00 $15.00

For further information on community leisure activities and facility bookings, visit our website at www.fernie.ca


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Paintings - Jewellery - Photography - Stained Glass & Mosaics

City of Fernie

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

Fernie Arts Station

est. 2003

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

Fernie Chamber of Commerce

Open Daily!

572 2nd Ave. - 250.423.7044 www.fernieartscoop.com @fernieartscoop

50+ Local Artists

Art Cards & Prints - Pottery - Woodwork - Home Decor + more!

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

1-888-423-6855

www.cornerstonelodge.ca

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

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

Fernie Museum The Fernie Museum recently completed a fiveyear long project, renovating one of Fernie’s historic building and creating a first-class standing exhibit. It has become a hub activity, with visiting and special exhibits, events and so much more. Ferniemuseum.com

Finning

Want to build your career while carving fresh powder and exploring the backcountry? Finning, the world’s largest Cat dealer, is looking for energetic people to join their team in Elkford, British Columbia.Work with down-to-earth people as you get industry experience and develop technical skills. Finning.com/lifeatfinning

Purcell Law

Specialising in personal injury law and conveniently located in the Elk Valley, Purcell Law serves Fernie, Sparwood, Cranbrook and Nelson and follows the motto of “Knowledge, Strength, Commitment, You!” purcell-law.ca 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

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 the environment is protected. Teckelkvalley.com

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FERNIE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Operated by

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Personal, Friendly Service

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Free Weekly Prescription Delivery • Full Service Pharmacy Cosmetics • Fernie Souvenirs • Hallmark Cards • Toys

Hwy 3 Info Centre Located east of the City

441- 2nd Ave. Downtown Fernie Tel: 250.423.4511

WINTER HOURS: September - December Monday - Friday

January - April

Tuesday - Saturday

It’s Time to Make a Power Play.

HOME IMPROVEMENT. GET YOUR WINTER TICKETS Snowmobile Trail Access • Pass and tickets Fernie Ski Shuttle • Ten-ride card FernieChamber.com/visitor

102 Commerce Road 778-519-0748

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There’s a Talented Team Inside. The team at your Fernie Nufloors store stays on top of your job daily. This helps to reduce any possible communication problems caused by you having to deal with multiple personnel, and also provides you with a sense of comfort in having a constant who’s in the know. From showroom to delivery to installation to maintenance you can rely on Nufloors to help you every step of the way.

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


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GETTING HERE Located in South-eastern British Columbia, Fernie is situated near major hubs allowing quick and efficient access from anywhere in the world. It’s a three-hour drive from Calgary, Alberta, five-hour drive from Spokane, Washington, two-hour drive from Kalispell, Montana and a one-hour drive from Cranbrook, British Columbia, all home to international airports. Shuttles, buses, car rentals and transit make travel to and from these locations easy.

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Banff

To Revelstoke

CALGARY

Canmore

Radium Invermere

Nanton

Fairmont

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.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

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

SHUTTLES

Mountain High Shuttle and Charters provides transportation from Calgary Airport to Fernie, Wednesday-Sunday. Reservations can be made online or at 877-423-4555. Mountainhighshuttle.com The Shuttles Fernie runs throughout the season for four passengers or more to and

Okotoks Black Diamond

Elkford Kaslo

Fort Macleod Sparwood

Kimberley Nelson

Trail

Cranbrook

Lethbridge

Fernie

Crowsnest Pass Castle Mountain

Creston

Rossland

Pincher Creek

CANADA U.S.A.

Eureka

Glacier National Park

To Kalispell and Whitefish

from the Calgary airport. Call 250-423-4023 for advanced booking. Thefernieshuttle.com Resort Tours operates an 11-passenger Sprinter airport shuttle between Calgary and Fernie December through April, a shuttle twice daily, five days a week between Cranbrook and Fernie, and private charter services. Resorttours.ca

ELK VALLEY TRANSIT SYSTEM

The Elk Valley Transit System travels between Elkford, Fernie and Sparwood and picks up at three locations in Fernie: the Elk Valley Hospital, Fernie Community Centre and College of the Rockies between 8:30am and 5:30pm.

TAXI SERVICES

Health Connections provides transportation for medical appointments Wednesdays and Fridays, leaving at 9am at the Fernie Hospital and arriving at the Tamarack Mall or Cranbrook Hospital at 10:15am. Transportation departs Cranbrook at 3pm from the Cranbrook Hospital, arriving in Fernie at 4pm.

FERNIE RIDE BOARD

Buses are equipped with racks for Bike and Ride, and passengers can travel with collapsible strollers. $2 locally/$2.50 regionally per ticket, ten for $15 or a monthly pass for $42. Bctransit.com, 1-855-417-4636

GETTING AROUND Operating 24 hours a day, Kootenay Taxi carries up to six people with room for luggage and gear and offers a personal van service to both the Calgary and Cranbrook airports. Kootenaytaxi.com, 250-423-4409 A free ride-sharing website that allows people to offer and look for rides, carpooling, and more. Fernierideboard.com.

THE KOOTENAY CARSHARE

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

FERNIE SKI SHUTTLE

This community led shuttle service runs both in the day and in the evening picking up at various locations both in town and at Fernie Alpine Resort thanks to Tourism Fernie, Fernie Chamber of Commerce, City of Fernie and Fernie Alpine Resort. For the schedule, visit Fernieskishuttle.com.

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AVALANCHES

The Lizard Range surrounding Fernie Alpine Resort offers exciting and challenging terrain to the experienced traveller. There is a real danger of avalanches outside the ski boundaries. Skiers must be prepared to travel on their terms, there is no avalanche control or ski patrol rescue. The slopes are steep and the snow deep, travelling outside the boundary is recommended only for those people experienced and equipped to deal with serious avalanche dangers.

OUT OF BOUNDS SKIING

Fernie Alpine Resort is a mountain with some very steep terrain. Snow storms deposit huge amounts of fresh snow on the Lizard Range and Lizard Ridge. Avalanche conditions within the ski area can become extreme. During hazardous periods, areas within the ski area are closed until avalanche control work is complete and the skiing is safe. Be aware of closures and stay out of closed areas so that avalanche control teams can do their work. Lift pass suspensions may result.

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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 Brooks Creek Ranch brookscreekranch.com 866-288-1418 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 Shuttle and Charters Mountainhighshuttle.com Mountain High Travel & Tours 652 2nd Ave 250-423-6916 Mountain Pursuits 602A 2nd Ave 250-423-3700 The Fernie Shuttle Thefernieshuttle.com 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

Catskiing

Island Lake Lodge 602A 2nd Ave 250-423-3700 Fernie Wilderness Adventures 1281 7th Ave 250-423-6704

Cross-Country Skiing

Fernie Alpine Resort Skifernie.com 250-423-4655 Fernie Nordic Society Fernienordic.com 250-423-7324 Island Lake Lodge Islandlakecatskiing.com 250-423-3700 Montane Nordic Skiing Fernietrails.com

Clubs and Associations

Elk Valley Gymnastics Elkvalleygymnastics.ca

Fernie Ghostriders Fernieghostriders.com Fernie Judo Club 891 Mt Washburn St. Fernie Nature Club naturebob@telus.net Fernie Nordic Society Fernienordic.com 250-531-0690 Fernie Mountain Bike Club Bikefernie.ca Fernie Skating Club Fernieskatingclub.com Fernie Snowmobile Association Ferniesnowmobile.com 250-423-6489 Fernie Tennis Community Tennisfernie.com Fernie Tears & Gears Fernietearsandgears.com Fernie Trails Alliance Fernietrailsalliance.com Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club Fernietrails.com Stag Leap Running Co. Stagleaprunning.com

Gear Repair

All In Skier Services 5369 Fernie Ski Hill Rd. 250-430-1696 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 Mountain High Snow Pro Ski Rental 100 Riverside Way 250-278-3278 Ski Base 432 2nd Ave 250-423-6464 Straight Line Bicycle & Skis 461B 2nd Ave 250-423-3532

Gear Purchase or Rental

All In Skier Services 5369 Fernie Ski Hill Rd. 250-430-1696 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 Elevation Showcase 598 2nd Ave 250-423-3328 Elk River Guiding Company 791 7th Ave 250-423-7239 Gear Hub 401 1st Ave 250-423-5555 Ghostrider Motorsports 30 Shadow Rd 250-423-9251 The Guides Hut 671 2nd Ave 250-423-3650 Kootenay Fly Shop 821 7th Ave 250-423-4483 The Quest Ski & Snowboard Rentals 5258 Highline Dr 250-423-9252 The Ski Base 432 2nd Ave 250-423-6464 Sports Alpine Ski and Sports Boutique Fernie Alpine Resort 250-423-4655 Straight Line Bicycle & Ski 461B 2nd Ave 250-423-3532

Elk Valley Communities District of Fernie Fernie.ca District of Elkford Elkford.ca District of Sparwood Sparwood.ca

Info Services

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

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

Indoors

College of the Rockies Indoor Climbing Wall 342 3rd Ave 250-423-4691 Crossfit Fernie 902 6th Ave 250-531-0240 Elk Valley Gymnastics 902 6th Ave Elkvalleygymnastics.ca Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th Ave 250-423-9672 Evolution Health & Fitness 1192 8th Ave 250-423-3344 Fernie Aquatic Centre 250 Pine Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Fernie Heritage Library

492 3rd Ave 250-423-4458

Fernie Judo Club 961 6th Ave (downstairs)

Fernie Leisure Services 250 Pine Ave 250-423-4466 Fernie Martial Arts 4 Mount Washburn Rd 250-430-3155 Fernie Memorial Arena Highway 3 250-423-2254 Fernie Museum 362 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Fernie Old School Boxing 661B 2nd Ave 250-423-0272 Soar Studios 461 1st Ave Soarstudios.ca Vogue Theatre 321 2nd Ave 250-423-7111

Snowmobiling

Elk Valley Snow Shepherds Elkvalleysnowshepherds.com 250531-0703 Fernie Snowmobile Association Ferniesnowmobile.com 250-423-6489 Gear Hub 401 1st Ave 250-423-5555 Ghostrider Motorsports 30 Shadow Road 250-423-9251 Weir Boondocking Weirboondocking.com 250-423-9034

Travel

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

Health and Wellness Animal Care

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


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Acupuncture

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

Counselling Services and Consulting

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

Chiropractic

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

Dental

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

Doula Services

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

Fitness Centres

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

Hair Salons

Blue Lime Hair Co. 601 2nd Ave 250-423-4334 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 641 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 Active Living Massage RMT

Activelivingmassage.ca 250-430-7055 Elaine’s Massage 561 Hwy 3 250-423-1511 Enchanted Esthetics Enchantedestheticsfernie.com 250-430-1289 Esthetics by Danielle Emery 571 2nd Ave 403-700-9374 Fernie Massage Ferniemassage.ca 250-423-0155 Fernie Mountain Massage Therapy Clinic 1571 2nd Ave 250-423-5522 Island Lake Spa Islandlakecatskiing.com 250-423-3700 Jade River Healing Centre 901 5th Ave 250-423-7667 Jeremy Grassick RMT 632 2nd Ave 250-423-3423 King Fir Spa 4559 Timberline Cres 250-423-6878 The Massage Place 592 3rd Ave 250-423-9677 Névé Spa at Lizard Creek Lodge 5346 Highline Dr 250-423-2057 Rebecca Vaughan RMT 632 2nd Ave 250-423-2673 Roberta Milne RMT 522 8th Ave. 250-278-0537 Spa 901 901-2nd Ave 250-423-7722 Stephanie Hanson, BC RMT 901 5 Ave. 250-423-3423 Summit Massage 571B 2nd Ave 250-430-7244 Three Sisters Day Spa 472 2nd Ave 250-423-6395 Thunder Meadows Massage Thundermeadowsmassage.ca Trillium Day Spa trilliumspa.wordpress.com 250-423-7774

Medical Clinics

Dr. Karley Denoon, ND Wild Heart Therapies and Farmacy 561M Hwy 3 250-531-0154 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

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 Kevin’s Independent Grocer (Pharmacy) 1792 A 9th Ave 250-423-3264 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 Return to Health Physiotherapy 571b 2nd Ave 250-430-7419 Sarah’s Active Rehabilitation Sarahsactiverehab.com 250-423-9167

Yoga and Pilates

Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th Ave. Essentialyogastudio.com Evolution Health & Fitness 1192 8th Ave 250-423-3344 Heather Ivany Yoga Heatherivanyyoga.com King Fir Spa and Wellness 4559 Timberline Cresc. 250-423-8215 Lizard Creek Lodge 5346 Highline Dr. 250-423-2057 Mountain Life Pilates 902A 6th Ave 403-918-6121 Soar Studios 461 1st Ave Soarstudios.ca 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 Fernie Distillers 531 1st Ave Ferniedistillers.com The Griz Bar, Fernie Alpine Resort Skifernie.com Kodiak Lounge 892 6th Ave 250-423-6811 Nevados 531 2nd Ave 250-423-5566

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The Pub Bar & Grill 742 Hwy 3 250-423-6871 Royal Canadian Legion #36 551 1st Ave 250-423-6606 The Rusty Edge 5369 Ski Hill Road 778-519-5206 Yamagoya 741 7th Ave 250-430-0090

Clubs

The 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 The Griz Bar, Fernie Alpine Resort Skifernie.com Infinitea 501 1st Ave 250-430-7168 Kodiak Lounge 892 6th Ave 250-423-6811 Loaf 641 2nd Ave 250-423-7702 The Rusty Edge 5369 Ski Hill Road 778-519-5206 The Valley Social 562 2nd Ave 778-519-5272

Tasting Rooms

Fernie Brewing Company 26 Manitou Rd. 250-423-7797 Fernie Distillers 531 1st Ave Ferniedistillers.com

Movie Theatres

Vogue Theatre 321 2nd Ave 250-423-7111

Shopping Art Studios

Clawhammer Letterpress Clawhammer.ca 250-946-6400 Decoro Portrait Decoroportraits.com 250-423-3023 Element 7 Nine 592 3rd Ave Element7nine.com Eye of the Needle 260 5 St. 250-423-0412 Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Arts Station 601 1st Ave 250-423-4842 Brian Pollock 532B 2nd Ave 250-430-7114 Kyle Hamilton 341C 3rd Ave 250-423-0904

Fashion, Apparel, and Accessories

Board Stiff 542 2nd Ave 250-423-3473 Coal Town Goods 591B 2nd Ave 250-423-0949 Commit 462A 2nd Ave 250-423-2669 Edge of the World 421B 2nd Ave 250-423-9292 Element 7 Nine 592 3rd Ave Element7nine.com Elevation Showcase 598 2nd Ave 250-423-3328 Elk River Guiding Company 791 7th Ave 250-423-7239 Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th 250-423-9672 Fernie Brewing Company 26 Manitou Rd 250-423-7797

Fernie Golf Club Pro Shop 201 Fairway Drive 250-423-7773 Freyja Lifestyle Fashion 602B 2nd Ave 250-423-0713 Gear Hub 401 1st Ave 250-423-5555 Giv’ Er Shirt Works 672A 2nd Ave 250-4236615 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 Wild Things Children’s Resale Boutique 672D 2nd Ave 250-423-6652

Groceries

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

Home, Garden and Gifts

Barkside Pets 791 2nd Ave 250-423-4332 Beanpod 691A 2nd Ave 778-519-5008 Bisaro Woodworking 792 3rd Ave 250-423-7329 Brecan Interiors Furniture Studio 441C 2nd Ave 250-423-0560 Canadian Tire Ghostrider Crossing 1791 9th Ave 250-423-4222 Coal Town Goods 591B 2nd Ave 250-423-0949 Element 7 Nine 592 3rd Ave Element7nine.com Fernie Arts Co-op 572 2nd Ave 250-423-7044 Fernie Fireplace and Appliances 24B Manitou Road 250-423-4216/9127 Fernie Home Hardware Building Centre 300 Manitou Rd. 250-581-1520 Fernie Museum Gift Shop 362 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Ghostrider Trading Company 661 2nd Ave 250-423-5541 The Good Earth 601 2nd Ave 250-423-7121 The Green Petal 421C 2nd Ave 250-423-4486 The Healing Hollow 472 2nd Ave 250-423-6800 Heaven Boutique 672C 2nd Ave 250-423-6652 IGS 441 2nd Ave 250-423-4496 Interior Envy 441 2nd Ave 250-430-7883 Le Grand Fromage 692B 2nd Ave 778-519-5050 Naked Earth Pottery 702A 3rd Ave 250-423-4008 No 3 522 2nd Ave 250-423-2171 Nufloors 391 1st Ave 250-423-4314 Polar Peek Books & Treasures 592 2nd Ave 250-423-3736 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 581A 2nd Ave 250-423-2680 Snow Valley Spa & Leisure 1541 9th Ave 250-423-3370 The Source 362A 2nd Ave 250-423-3527 Stephanie’s Glass & Art 532 2nd Ave 250-423-3944 The Urban Settler 701 2nd Ave 250-423-0820

Professional Services

Claris Media 361A 1st Ave 250-423-4062 Fernie Puppy School 250-423-7257 Goldstar Cleaning and Laundry 1591 10th Ave 250-423-4029 Happy Hounds Happyhounds.ca 250-423-6695 Purcell Law Purcell-law.ca 888-741-6299

Sports and Lifestyle

All In Skier Services 5369 Fernie Ski Hill Rd. 250-430-1696 Board Stiff 542 2nd Ave 250-423-3473 Commit Apparel Ltd. 462A 2nd Ave 250-423-2669 Edge of the World 421B 2nd Ave 250-423-9292 Essential Yoga Studio 761 7th 250-423-9672 Fernie Golf Club Pro Shop 201 Fairway Dr. 250-423-7773 Gear Hub 401 1st Ave 250-423-5555 Ghostrider Motorsports 30 Shadow Rd 250-423-9251 The Guides Hut 671 2nd Ave 250-423-3650 Ski Base 432 2nd Ave 250-423-6464 Sports Alpine Ski and Sports Boutique Fernie Alpine Resort 250-423-4655 Straight Line Bicycle & Skis 461 B 2nd Ave 250-423-3532


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Food and Beverage See Dining Guide on pages 66 and 67

Where To Stay

See Accommodation Guide on Pages 70 and 71

Real Estate and Developments Developments

Alpine Trails Alpinelivinggroup.com 1-866-232-1270 Bossio Road Properties 250-423-1148 Burma Road Estates Fernielistings.com 250-423-1921 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 1-866-423-6873

Developers/Builders

Alpine Trails Alpinetrails.com 866-232-1270 Black Pine Builders Blackpinebuilders.com 250-423-0157 Brecan Homes Ferniebcgeneralcontractor.ca 778-402-6370 The Cedars Thecedars.ca 250-423-2000 Elk River Mountain Homes Elkrivermountainhomes.com 250-423-4229 Fernie Vacation Properties Fernievacationproperties.com 250-423-6878 Graceland Builders Gracelandbuilders.com 250-423-8858 Green Door Construction Greendoorconstruction.ca 250-423-0960 Lindal Homes Elkrivermountainhomes.com 250-423-4229 LWE Builders Lwebuilders.com 250-423-3100 Pacific Homes Pacific-homes.com Parastone Developments Ltd. Parastone.ca 250-423-4136

Property and Home Care

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 1562B 9th 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

Realtors

Carol Cohen 1602 9th Ave 250-278-0678

Fernie Real Estate Company 1602 9th Ave 250-423-2000 First Choice Realty 402A Hwy 3 778-519-5215 Jacqueline Fieldhouse 1602 9th Ave 250-423-1194 Loralee Thomas 402A Hwy 3 250-430-1070 Ryan Frazer 1241 7th Ave 250-531-0303 Re/Max Elk Valley Realty 1241 7th Ave 250-423-4444 Royal Lepage East Kootenay Realty 561A Hwy 3 250-423-4644 Todd Fyfe 1602 9th Ave 250-423-8989

Community Services Churches

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 Counselling 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 Family Centre 521 4th Ave 250-423-6127 Fernie Fire Department 692 3rd Ave 250-423-4226 Fernie Fix Magazine Ferniefix.com Fernie Free Press 342 2nd Ave 250-423-4666 Fernie Heritage Library 492 3rd Ave 250-423-4458 Fernie Memorial Arena 991 6th Ave 250-423-2254 Fernie Museum 362-B 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Interior Health Interiorhealth.ca 250-420-2442 RCMP 250-423-4404

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

Financial

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

Organizations

Elk River Alliance Elkriveralliance.ca 250-423-3322 Elk Valley Bear Aware Bearaware.bc.ca 250-423-6406 EK Kids Ekkids.ca Emily Brydon Youth Foundation Emilybrydon.com 250-423-4782 Fernie Arts Co-op Fernieartscoop.com 250-423-7044 Fernie Chamber of Commerce Ferniechamber.com 250-423-6868 Fernie Childcare Society Fccs.ca 250-423-3313 Fernie & District Arts Council Theartsstation.com 250-423-4842 Fernie & District Historical Society Ferniemuseum.com 362 2nd Ave 250-423-7016 Fernie District Search and Rescue 102 Commerce Road 250-423-8366 Fernie Mountain Bike Club Bikefernie.ca Fernie Nature Club naturebob@telus.net Fernie Ride Board Fernierideboard.com Fernie Skating Club Fernieskatingclub.com Fernie 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

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Fernie Counselling and Consulting

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Prentice Park

Dicken Rd LWE Builders/ Pacific Homes

Fernie Fireplace & Appliances

Goldstar

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Elk River Mountain Homes

Maiden Lake

Hosmer Hiking Trail

Hartley Lake Rd - To Heiko’s Trail

Chamber of Commerce/ Visitor Info Centre

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aquatic centre

skate park

bike park

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internet

Legend

public washrooms

8th Avenue

Evolution

Sarah’s Active Rehab

Fernie Property Care

Fluid Motion Therapy Fernie Pasta and Pizza

Curry Bowl

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Jacqueline Fieldhouse

Carol Cohen

Todd Fyfe

Remax

Renting in Fernie

Fernie Central Reservations

highway 3

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The Pub

theatre info centre developments aquatic centre other

Fernie Real Estate

Ryan Frazer

7th Avenue

railway

parking

hospital firehall rcmp ambulance medical office

city hall courthouse post office banks church

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memorial arena curling rink

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hospital

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city hall

7th Street

post office

6th Street

5th Street

detailed view

4th Street

Downtown Fernie

3rd Avenue library

college

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Vogue Theatre

academy IGS

Claris Media/ Fernie Fix

Nufloors

museum

Lysh

Summit Massage Lunchbox

Brecan Furniture Studio

Three Sisters Day Spa

Dr. Kahane

Big i Bang B Bagels

Arts Co-Op

Soar Studio

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Good Earth Coal Town Goods

Elevation Showcase Polar Peek

Freshies

Freyja Island Lake Lodge Office

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Gear Hub

fire hall

Element 7 Nine

The Royal

Fernie Distillers

Giver Shirts

Fernie Alpine Springs

arts station

Spa 901

Guides Hut

2nd Avenue

Heaven Boutique

The Fernie Hotel and Pub

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Phase Two - Only 4 Lots Remaining Phase Three - Now Selling

Premium view lots in Fernie, BC. Access to world class biking and Nordic trails from your doorstep. Lush cedar forests offer beauty and privacy.

www.thecedars.ca

250-423-8989

1602 - 9th Ave., Fernie BC Toll Free: 1.877.423.2001 Phone: 250.423.2000

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Join us for a Winter Lunch / Spa

Snowcat Ride and Lunch - $79 pp (spa extra) Children (4-12) 1/2 price. Little ones (0-3) FREE! Every Thursday - Sunday through the winter season * Holiday hours - Dec 20th - Jan 6th (except Dec 25th)

Guided Ski Touring

Available upon request. Check our website or call for details and pricing.

Have a look at our website for the full spa menu and all other info.

Avoid disappointment - call ahead to inquire about reservations and availability.

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