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Contents Features:

Welcome..................................................... 4 BC Housing Market................................. 6 No Frills Mortgage Products................10 Summer in Fernie..................................12 Map of Fernie........................................32 The Cedars.............................................51 Business in Fernie.................................60



We Have You Covered...........................14 Luxury Homes.......................................16 Residential Properties...........................27 Homes with Acreage.............................36 Lifestyle Properties...............................41 Vacant Land...........................................55 Commercial ...........................................61


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is quickly becoming a go to option for many buyers in this category as the bare lot prices are attractive and builders are open to discussing projects at all price levels. Opportunity lies in the condo market at the moment where sales have been quieter than in single family. NOW is the time to be purchasing a weekend retreat on the ski hill or an opening price point apartment in the town.

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Confident is the only way I can describe our outlook for the Real Estate market in Fernie this year. Despite the pressures of soft energy prices in both coal and oil, the demand for most categories of property are out pacing last year. At the time of writing this welcome, sales in mid to upper price range of houses in Fernie has been brisk with inventory levels staying low. Building


NOW is the time to be purchasing a weekend retreat on the ski hill The team at Fernie Real Estate Company Ltd. has grown again adding even more experience and energy to our portfolio of Real Estate Professionals. The hands on leadership inside the company ensure that communication and consistency are never compromised. As the only Real Estate Brokerage in Fernie with an Owner as the operator, the ability to control the

quality of service and to adapt to new opportunities will happen with greater speed and accuracy. ‘Redefining Excellence’ is the mission statement of our company. Offering you only the very best experience whether you are purchasing or selling property in the Fernie area.

Todd Fyfe Owner / Realtor®


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A Bright Outlook for the Housing Market in 2016 Looking for silver linings in the housing market isn’t so hard when Fernie offers so much of what buyers are looking for—residential opportunity and recreational abundance in a diverse and prosperous environment. Fernie is an attractive prospect to buyers looking to get away from volatile one-note economies, while overseas investment is likely to flourish as the loonie takes a hit. Foreign investors with their sights set on BC could easily be scared away from Vancouver’s inflated prices, and look further afield to mountain communities with an emphasis on recreational lifestyles. Although the Okanagan is expected to answer some of this need, the South-East Kootenay’s proximity to major transportation links and commerce in Calgary while still being inside the BC comfort zone could make Fernie a top prospect. With the 2015 housing market finishing much stronger than expected and 2016 already showing a strong start in British Columbia, the numbers point in the right direction. The BC Real Estate Association reported seeing

spectacular growth in early 2016 despite a general slowing of the market to the East. Residential unit sales for the month of March 2016 saw an increase of 38% over the same period in 2015 with 12,560 total units sold, crushing the previous record for March set back in 2007. Year to date figures for January - March 2016 put the average unit price for the province up to $770,408; an increase of 22.2% over the same period in 2015. Compare this to the national average increase of 17% and an average price of $470,297 for homes sold in January 2016, and you see why confidence is so much higher in BC. Excluding Greater Vancouver and the Greater Toronto Area, this national figure is a much more modest 8% increase with an average of home price of $338,392, only serving to highlight BC’s star-quality further. Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist reports, “Housing demand is at a break-neck pace [in BC]. Downward pressure on active listings has created significant upward pressure on home prices in some regions. While


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Fernie offers so much of what buyers are looking for— residential opportunity and recreational abundance in a diverse and prosperous environment. home builders have responded with a record pace of housing starts for BC in February, the supply isn’t expected to alleviate the imbalance in these markets in the near term.” Continued population growth, low interest rates, favourable foreign exchange and exciting new development all support a healthy lifestyle property market. Over the course of three to ten years, real estate continues to be proven as the most consistent and reliable path to wealth gain in Canada. In Fernie, you have the added benefit of enjoying the recreational and leisure opportunities that come with a lifestyle property during your investment term. Todd Fyfe of Fernie Real Estate anticipates a positive impact on the Fernie Real Estate market; forecasting a 30% increase in sales volume in Fernie over 2015. 8

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The Canadian Real Estate Association has even more good news—interest rates are expected to stay lower longer than anticipated, supporting sales and prices in 2016. Last year the National Post reported that the falling loonie was likely to bring a spike in foreign investment, as investors look to spend currencies pegged to the US dollar on real estate in the Canadian marketplace. The Post adds that this interest is unlikely to be focused on Alberta due to fears regarding oil prices. Lennon Sweeting of US Forex, agrees; “The Bank of Canada has tried to offset lower prices with a weaker currency, making investing in Canada more attractive. If you’re holding US dollars you are looking at buying at a discount; there’s plenty of supply.” Uncertainty in the global economy and the 2016 federal budget has analysts anticipating market adjustments in the long term, however these could take up to five or even ten years or to have an effect, and then it’s likely to be in rapid-growth areas such as Vancouver and Toronto. According to the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB), strong provincial economic growth is generating relatively robust employment growth and rising wages, and resulting in a migration of workers from other provinces.

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OMREB president Christopher Miller anticipates a strong market in the first half of 2016, reporting that inventory in the region is now down over 10% from a year ago, with fewer homes on the market than any time since 2007. Home sellers that list early can take advantage of the tight market conditions, he advises. New developments, a low inventory rate, a diverse economy, and market uncertainty in other regions puts Fernie firmly on the real estate map. Today’s buyers are looking for the best combination of property, lifestyle

and community—Fernie answers that need with a range of homes to suit every income. The information contained in this market outlook has been compiled from sources deemed to be reliable, including the CREA and BCREA, however the accuracy and completeness of the information is not guaranteed. Fernie Real Estate assumes no liability or responsibility. In order to fully understand current residential market and trends, it is important to consult a REALTOR®.




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Examining No-Frills Mortgage Products More than just the interest rate to consider While No-Frills mortgage products typically offer a lower – or more discounted – interest rate when compared with many other available products, the lower rate is really their only perk. This type of product will only seem ideal for you if you have no plans to take advantage of benefits that will help you pay off your mortgage faster – such as pre-payment privileges including lump-sum payments. Essentially, this product is only ideal for: first-time homebuyers who want fixed payments and have limited opportunities to make lump-sum payments during the first five years of their mortgage; and property investors who need a low fixed rate and are not concerned with making lump-sum payments. No-Frills products also won’t let you take your mortgage with you if you purchase another property before your mortgage term is up – ie, portability is not an option with this product. 10 Fernie Real Estate Magazine

Portability is an important option that could save you money over the long term if the home of your dreams is within your reach before your mortgage term is up and rates have risen, which they have a tendency to do over a five-year period. It’s understanding why these products may seem appealing. After all, during tougher economic times who has the extra cash to put down a huge lump-sum payment? And who needs a portable mortgage if they’re not planning on moving until the market picks up? But it’s important to remember that a lot can change over

No-Frills products represent a great example of why interest rates are not the only important factor to consider when deciding whether to opt for a particular mortgage product.

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the course of five years – or whatever term you choose for your mortgage. The thing is, you can still obtain great mortgage savings without giving up the perks of traditional mortgages. For starters, many lenders are willing to offer significant discounts if you opt for a 30-day “quick” close. There are, however, other ways in which to earn your own discounts. For instance, by switching to weekly or bi-weekly mortgage payments, and by obtaining a variable-rate mortgage but increasing your payments to match those of the going five-year fixed rate, you’ll be ahead of the typical 0.1% discount of a No-Frills product within

approximately three years. No-Frills products represent a great example of why interest rates are not the only important factor to consider when deciding whether to opt for a particular mortgage product. Much like buying a car, you get what you pay for. If you don’t want a car with air conditioning, a stereo, a cup holder, and so on, then you can get the cheapest car going… but you’ll likely regret it later. By Zonya Knooihuizen Mortgage Broker – Dominion Lending Centre-East Kootenay Mortgage 250 423 1864

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past, summer present in fernie & future

A Summer Best Spent Outside Discover three seasons of sunshine and endless outdoor possibilities from the first warmth of spring to the fall of golden leaves in October. Fernie is uniquely situated in the heart of the BC Rocky Mountains with spectacular views in every direction. The cool, clear freestone Elk River flows through town, an inviting refuge on a hot summer’s day for floating and fishing. Further downstream, the waters pick up momentum and become a mecca for whitewater rafting and kayaking. Over 100 biking and hiking trails have turned Fernie into a true adventure destination, while the historic downtown core is a lively, music-filled boulevard of patios, boutique shopping and heritage attractions. Fly Fishing: Fernie & the surrounding

areas are renowned as a fly fishing destination on a global scale. The Elk River which runs directly through Fernie is home to a variety of species including Pure Strain Westslope Cutthroat trout, & Hybrid Cut Bows. Guided trips are available & include float trips, walk & 12 Fernie Real Estate Magazine

wades, lake trips & Heli-fishing. Hiking: Fernie is home to a large

network of trail systems beginning alongside the Elk River, and zigzagging up the many surrounding mountains. Tourism Fernie offers full details of the trails available and difficulty levels. Mountain Biking: A mountain bike is a must for a Summer in Fernie. The Elk Valley has so much to offer for those on two wheels including a Dirt jump Park, Fernie Alpine Resort Bike Park & many trails linking the mountains to downtown. (Check out the Fernie Trails Alliance map on pages 32 and 33 for a full list of trails in the area). Fernie also hosts many biking events throughout the Summer including Fernie 3 Mountain Bike Race, The Roll & Sole Trails Festival & Singletrack 6 Mountain Bike Race to name a few. Downtown Fernie: Street side patios

& colourful hanging baskets transform 2nd Avenue during the summer months, where punters can experience

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the local cuisine whilst making the most of the sunshine. Fernie also plays host to many Summer events including the Wapiti Music Festival (August 12 & 13 2016). Other outdoor activities:

White Water Rafting & Kayaking Experience the Elk River like never before. Contact Canyon Raft Company or Mountain High Adventures for your next river adventure. Paddle Boarding – For hire from a variety of stores downtown. Grab one and head out to the lake for an afternoon of fun.

Aerial Playground & Zip Lining A Summer highlight at Fernie Alpine Resort. Navigate your way through an obstacle course high in the tree tops. Camping – Fernie has multiple camping options all within close proximity to the town. Brand new this summer, the Fernie RV Resort is complete with great facilities & sites for recreational vehicles of all sizes. Look out for our upcoming lifestyle workshop series to familiarize yourself with the basics of a few of these Summer Activities, but most importantly get out there and enjoy Fernie’s Summer playground.

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We Have You Covered Whatever your real estate needs, Fernie Real Estate Company Ltd. will meet your requirements. We have organized our listings into classifications to make it easier for you to locate the kind of property you are looking for. We have a lot to choose from, but don’t forget, our Realtors® are happy to show you any listing that you find on fernie luxury homes

Vacant L and

Exclusive one of a kind properties found in Fernie, British Columbia, at Fernie Alpine Resort or Fernie’s surrounding area. 16 - 26

Plots and parcels of land ready for you to build your dream home. 55 - 59

Residential Properties

Family homes of all shapes and sizes. 27 - 35 Homes With Acreage

Family homes with extensive property. 36 - 40 Lifestyle Properties

Strata homes and condos for maintenance-free living. 41 - 50 14 Fernie Real Estate Magazine

Commercial / Lease

Everything from retail space to hotels for sale and lease. 61 - 63 Rentals

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Mountain Retreat 360° mountain views

317 Highway 93/95, Fernie BC

A remarkable custom home on a “one-of-a-kind” parcel of land situated on the banks of the St. Mary’s River with mountain views in 360°. This tranquil mountain ranch retreat has 268 acres of privacy that is inside the ALR and just a stone’s throw from Fort Steele, BC. Whether it’s cows, horses or privacy you are after, this ranch and its two fenced pastures is a must see. The extras are too many to list. Call today for details. Offered at: $3,900,000 16 Fernie Real Estate Magazine


Secluded Wilderness

Overlooking the stunning Lizard Mountain range 3934 Cokato Road, Fernie BC

A property “fit for a king.� This one of a kind property features a very large 7 bedroom home with 8 bathrooms overlooking the stunning Lizard Mountain range. All this and more located on 9.92 acres of secluded wilderness. This is a perfect corporate retreat or an ideal business opportunity for an accommodation entrepreneur. One of a kind properties require one of a kind Buyers – Make your move to Fernie today.. Offered at: $2,500,000



Riverfront Home

Enjoy the views from three large decks 5105 Thompson Road, Fernie BC

This spacious riverfront home will delight you at every turn. Stunning views

outdoors from the 3 large decks and bonus patio. The large open floor plan flows easily from the spacious kitchen featuring stunning woodwork, granite counter tops and high end appliances to the dining room and then on into the cozy living room complete with gas fireplace. The luxurious main floor master retreat completes the main level. The large suite above the garage features a rec room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen perfect for all your extra company or as an in-law suite. The heated attached two-car garage will provide ample storage for all of your toys. On 10+ acres of beautiful, private, treed riverfront property yet minutes to downtown. Full detached shop is perfect for boat and snowmobile storage. Indulge yourself in the luxury and comfort of this dream home amongst the pines. Come home to a property where memories are made! Offered at: $1,850,000 18 Fernie Real Estate Magazine


Luxurious Mountain Retreat Minutes to downtown Fernie

14 Alpine trail crescent, Fernie BC

Luxurious Mountain Retreat in Alpine Trails. This 5 bedroom home has luxury,

top-quality finishings, style and convenience - perfect for the active family life, entertaining or a quiet getaway. Over 4000 sq. ft. of well-appointed living space detailed by top quality workmanship by a certified carpenter. The bright main floor features an open floor design with kitchen, dining room, living area, Master bedroom and bath. Below is devoted to the entry, two more bedrooms, laundry and a bathroom. The fully finished basement offers a large media room, gym, two more bedrooms and another bathroom. Entertain outdoors in style and convenience of 4 deck areas. This home is your mountain getaway yet minutes to shopping, schools, and all the amenities of downtown Fernie. Offered at: $1,699,900



Executive Vacation Property Ski in, Ski Out at Fernie Alpine Resort

504-5258 Highline Drive, Fernie BC

Swoon worthy executive vacation property located in a high-demand ski in, ski out location at the Fernie Alpine Resort. This luxurious, modern property leaves nothing to be desired with high end finishings, premier appliances and southern facing windows. The main floor layout is perfect for entertaining with vaulted ceilings, large stone fireplace, hand crafted log accents and heated floors. This property is part of a well-established, existing strata corporation and includes access to full amenities including underground parking and an outdoor heated pool. Offered at: $1,275,000 20 Fernie Real Estate Magazine


Elite Penthouse Unit Jaw-Dropping Views

306A 901 2nd Ave, Fernie BC

Rare opportunity to own an elite penthouse unit located in the core of Fernie’s epic downtown! This property offers legendary views, stellar entertaining space both inside and out plus access to great owner amenities. Enjoy two gorgeous bedrooms each with a private bathroom, plus a closed door den and in suite laundry. The views are jaw-dropping from all living areas and each bedroom plus the wrap around deck. Master bedroom is located in the old Bell Tower and still holds all of its original charm. Underground parking, hot tub and common areas  are just a few of the amenities available to owners. Offered at: $1,130,000



Custom Built Rancher Breathtaking mountain views

4420 Cokato road, Fernie BC

Dream property on private acreage with stunning custom built rancher offer-

ing breathtaking views of mountains, loads of natural sunlight and privacy only an acreage can provide. The architectural design is evident in window placement and vaulted ceilings to maximize mountain and sunset views. Socializing in the open concept is a dream with kitchen, living and dining rooms all joining around a custom stone wood burning fireplace.Offered at: $899,900 22 Fernie Real Estate Magazine


Quality, Comfort & Location Parkland Terrace Community

18 Aspen Crescent, Fernie BC

When size and quality are on the top of your wish list, look no further. This

home features top of the line finishings, granite counter tops, hardwood flooring, high ceilings, incredible lateral views plus a media room just to name a few. Approximately 3 years old with a fully authorized 2 bedroom suite that can be accessed from the exterior or interior of the home. Isolated away from the train, flood plain and highway in the community of Parkland Terrace you are only 3 minutes to downtown Fernie and a 6 minute drive to Fernie Alpine Resort. Don’t delay.  Your family will create many wonderful memories in this gorgeous custom home.  Make your move in Fernie today! Offered at: $879,900



Residential Properties Ski Right to Your Door Private Deck with Hot Tub

#3 5353 Highline drive, Fernie BC

Fantastic timber framed unit, designed by Architect Cheryl Link. One of the exclusive collection of six residences. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Exquisite living area including a lofted media room and a private deck with hot tub. Wood and tile flooring. Updated kitchen and master ensuite. Ski right to your door. Single car garage. Truly a one of a kind property you don’t want to miss out on. Call your REALTORŽ for your exclusive viewing appointment today. Offered at: $874,000 24 Fernie Real Estate Magazine


Residential CustomProperties Built Family Home Open Concept Living

1191 11th avenue, Fernie BC

Warm inviting two story family home has been tastefully remodeled in 2015.

High quality stainless steel appliances, cozy kitchen, family room with fireplace. Separate dining and living rooms. Well designed with lots of windows and great storage. The construction, current products and improvements makes for a like-new custom built home while this property maintains one of the best landscaped lots in Fernie, built for home living, guest entertaining and Fernie living with well-designed features for all the toys. Offered at: $829,000



Residential PrivateProperties & Tranquil Setting Close to downtown Fernie

480 Canyon trail, Fernie BC

One of Fernie’s most exclusive addresses, this Canyon Trail home is set on a large .37 acre lot, close to the end of the street. Private and tranquil setting yet close to all the amenities of beautiful downtown Fernie. Cozy and light, the interior will immediately make you feel right at home. Five bedrooms & 4 bathrooms offer plenty of room for your family and guests. The family style kitchen and great rooms will make entertaining a breeze. Sip your morning coffee and admire the spectacular views of the 3 Sisters mountains from the back deck. The basement has its own private entry and walkout to the backyard and driveway, potentially allowing a suite for additional income or a private space for your guests. This amazing property could be your new family home. Call for your personal viewing today. Offered at: $829,900 26 Fernie Real Estate Magazine


Residential Properties

378 Currie Road – Baynes Lake $659,000 Private waterfront home on Baynes Lake. 66 feet of lakefront with dock and park like ½ acreage on end of lake. Just over 2000 sq. ft., rancher with walk out basement boast 3 bedrooms, views of lake and mountains from almost every room. Master bedroom has large walk in closet and ensuite. Huge decks on each level, lower deck has covered hot tub for ultimate luxury. Large lot and RV pad for the guests.

4564 Timberline Crescent $839,900 This spacious A frame home has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large family room with a centerpiece fireplace and expansive kitchen for get-togethers and sharing ski hill stories. The outside hot tub is an added bonus to make the most of the surroundings and fantastic mountain views. Take the opportunity of skiing directly to your back door.



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1189 McLeod Avenue $589,995 Amazing 5 bedroom, 3 bath house in West Fernie. Quarter acre lot with large trees and irrigation. Separate 2 car heated garage. Substantially rebuilt in 2004. Concrete day light basement is above 200 year floor plane. 2 bed 1 bath in law suite for your relatives and guests. Large windows and ample sized rooms throughout. Wood stove and high efficiency furnace to keep your bill low. Large yard and deck to enjoy the Fernie summers & incredible mountain views.Â

38 Aspen Crescent $519,900 Lovely family home with tasteful upgrades located on a gorgeous private yard with true double garage! The main floor of this home offers all living areas and bedrooms plus access to the stunning yard! The basement acts as overflow space with a large recroom, bathroom, garage access and cozy woodstove.Â

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Residential Properties

13 Mt Proctor Avenue $474,900 Beautiful and bright 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home located in a popular family subdivision. This home has a fenced in yard, large deck and a single car garage. Walking distance to town, school and James White Park. The home has hardwood floors and tons of sunlight from the large windows, as well as above average square footage for the community. Make your move to Fernie today!



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6294 Laurier Street - Wardner $449,900 Koocanusa Recreational property. Charming 3 bed home with amazing mountain, river and wilderness views backs onto a small crown parcel which fronts Lake Koocanusa. The yard offers a green house and wonderful vegetable gardens and fruit trees. Access Lake Koocanusa right from your back door, boat launch just down the street. There is a single garage and the bonus of RV parking. 25 minutes to Cranbrook, 45 minutes to Fernie.

462 8th Avenue $419,900 Three bed, 2 bath home in Annex. Kitchen has high ceilings and all newer appliances, bathroom offers a huge walk-in shower. The 2nd level has been developed to include laundry, master bedroom & ensuite. Fully fenced private side garden with huge yard and shed. The home has new windows and a new high efficiency furnace. Exterior has recently been repainted and upgraded. Great starter home or rental property.

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Residential Properties

16 Dallas Place - Elkford $399,500 Superior 4 bed family home with open living area and private den located on the high side of Dallas Place. The home boasts stunning views, loads of sunshine and a back yard that borders onto crown land. The master bedroom is complete with walk in closet, ensuite and window seating. All three main bedrooms are on the upper floor. Extra large garage has 220 wiring and concrete floors.

36 Mt Trinity Avenue $359,900 You will love this 4 bedroom bungalow with attached carport and fenced back yard, located in a family neighborhood. Fresh paint and lots of natural light including a backyard facing window above the kitchen sink.


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Residential Properties

242 Riverside Drive $350,000

1192-2nd Avenue $299,000

An excellent starter home, vacation retreat or investment property. Newer windows, furnace, hot water tank, laminate flooring, vinyl siding, washer, dryer, stove. Well maintained. Centrally located within walking distance to all amenities of downtown Fernie. Great views of the Ski Hill from the back deck.

Adorable 2 bed, 1 bath home located in the heart of downtown Fernie. Walk to hospital, school, restaurants, shopping, river & golf course. Minutes to Fernie Alpine Resort. Corner lot, move-in ready. Newer windows, upgraded electrical & plumbing.

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Residential Properties

19–6324 Laurier St $349,900

7369 Jaffray Village Loop Rd $199,000

Newer 3 bedroom home on Lake Koocanusa. Perfect for year round or home away from home. Immaculate and move-in ready, still under New Home Warranty. Relax on the front deck and enjoy the amazing lake view. Here’s your chance to own a home right on the waterfront. Don’t delay. Call for your personal tour today.

This family business offers living quarters in the back. The Jaffray General Store has serviced the area since the 1950’s – offering groceries /snacks / essentials / Agency Liquor Store. Busy location between the School and the Community Center. Jaffray and area is a recreational paradise located halfway between Cranbrook and Fernie.

5 - 2011 Highway 3 $139,900

C-11 1333 Dicken Road $85,00

Affordable living at its finest. This two bedroom mobile home is located in the Snowy Peaks Mobile Home Park located 5 minutes from Fernie, BC. Situated on a large private site with existing trees and room to roam. This home is literally BRAND NEW and includes kitchen appliances. Quick possession possible.

Just minutes from town - enjoy rural lifestyle. Quiet end of street location / lots of parking/ easy access to forest trails . Renovated 2010 home offers new roof, insulation, drywall, paint, flooring, windows, cabinets. Also features large covered deck, green house, fire-pit. Great starter home or for those downsizing.



Homes with Acreage

351 Kerr Road - Baynes Lake $2,500,000 44 acres in the middle of a Provincial Park! Koocanusa Country. This property has its own little lake, a 1300 sq. ft. rancher, barn, and other outbuildings. The topography of the land is rolling meadows with some mature trees. The land is zoned RR60, Rural Resource within the ALR. The home has a covered deck with views of Lake Koocanusa. The home offers a spacious living room with fireplace, kitchen, breakfast nook, dining room, mud room, 3 bedroom, 2 baths. Baynes Lake is a rural community of about 300 families – The community offers a convenience store, liquor store, gas bar, propane sales, community center, community park, small non-denominational church, and a volunteer fire department with first responders.

6757 Dock Road $1,100,000 Surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains this home with 35 acres offers you all the privacy you desire yet has easy access to the main highway and minutes to downtown Fernie. Beautiful hand crafted post and beam construction home, bonus large three bay detached heated shop, fantastic views. If you want your own piece of paradise, where you can relax in the shade and tranquility of the surrounding forest bring your family to this exceptional exclusive retreat.

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Homes with Acreage

6760 Holley Road $850,000 This charming, spacious home sits in the middle of 8.2 stunning acres soaking up sunshine while enjoying valley views. Big windows, a social layout & full walkout basement which operates as a popular B&B.  Attached double garage, detached 14’ x 28’ shop, plus 30’ x 60’ barn and lovely greenhouse.  Sale includes B&B business, B&B furniture, John Deer lawn tractor, backhoe & Artic Cat quad with snow plow attachment.

4089 Hill Road $950,000 Beautiful home on 10+ spectacular acres along the Elk River, just minutes from Fernie. Large kitchen, living room, dining room and family room on the main floor. On the upper level there is a bonus room, 3 bedrooms, including a master with large walk-in closet. Loads of light throughout the whole home. Attached double car garage for your toys and storage as well as a detached shop with power and heat + possibility for subdivision.



Homes with Acreage

6888 Bryant Road $699,900 If owning land and having space is your dream then look no further. This gorgeous 12 acre parcel of land with 4 bed, 2 bath home, barn, bunk house and detached garage located on the outskirts of Fernie city limits has everything you’ve been looking for. Private, serene with majestic mountain views in all directions. Four-season outdoor recreation opportunities just steps away. Call for your personal tour today.

2171 Highway 3 $699,000 Beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. home on 8.5 acres of treed property. This spacious cedar log home features an open floor concept with four bedrooms and two full bathrooms and many more updates. The loft has a 3 piece bath and walk-in closet. The full wrap around deck will provide many hours of relaxation. Large trees but plenty of grass for those summer picnics or get together. Excellent opportunity to enjoy peace, quiet and nature.

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Homes with Acreage

4509 Cokato Road $629,900 Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to own a stunning parcel of land located within biking distance to downtown Fernie. This frame-construction home offers an immaculate bungalow on a full, unfinished basement with stellar views of our local mountain ranges. Enjoy the view from your master bedroom, kitchen and dining areas plus the rear deck! The property is sprawling with over 6.5 acres of opportunities; grow your own food, raise your own chickens, build a large addition or detached shop. The choice is yours!

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

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Homes with Acreage

3490 Edwards Road $589,900 Custom built rancher located on one acre just minutes from Lake Koocanusa! This home offers hardwood floors, high ceilings, massive windows and year-round sunshine. The main floor has a large open concept with woodstove, massive master bedroom and en-suite plus two additional bedrooms and full bathroom. The main floor is wrapped in a covered veranda and trees surround its perimeter. Other features include air conditioning, detached shop and private stone patio.

736 Sandberg Road – Baynes Lake $389,900 Opportunities await at this bi-level, Baynes Lake home situated on two acres with room to roam. This home has three bedrooms and a full basement with cozy woodstove. The property offers you lots of space to store your toys or develop gardens.

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Lifestyle Properties

Canyon Trail: 435A $495,000 • 435B $485,000 • 435C $495,000 Brand new spectacular 3 bedroom, 2-5 bath condos. Two large decks facing east and west and allows for all day sun. Large open concept living area with soaring ceiling and rock fireplace. Hardwood in luxurious living area. Stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops adorn your high end kitchen. Large dining area for friends and family. Huge master bedroom on 3rd floor ensures privacy. Large en-suite with heated tile floors, soaker tub, tile shower and 2 sinks. Entry level has large mud room, laundry, full bath and 2 bedrooms with in-floor heated tile floors. Canyon Trails allows easy access to huge hiking and biking trail systems. Less than 10 minute drive to Fernie Alpine Resort. 10 minute walk to downtown or the golf course. End units have 2 car garage (middle unit has single) for all your summer and winter lifestyle toys.

426-1500 McDonald Ave $339,900

2216-5350 Highline Dr $379,900

A luxuriously appointed 2 bedroom corner unit on the top floor of the popular Silver Rock Development. 2 levels of living space with loads of storage & 2 full bathrooms. The extra living room upstairs is a perfect spot to get away from the crowd or to host guests. Underground parking, pool, hot tub, steam room and fitness center. Everything right at your door step.

Beautiful 2 bedroom condo located in the highly desired Lizard Creek Lodge. This unit has an open floor plan, perfect for entertaining plus a private deck for relaxing. Lizard Creek Lodge offers many amenities including a fitness center, restaurant, spa, outdoor pool & hot tub. Here you can truly “get away” from your busy life and soak up all Fernie has to offer.



Lifestyle Properties

4D Spruce Place $349,900

102-1500 McDonald Ave $284,900

Well maintained 3 bedroom + loft townhome in Castle Mountain Villas. This unit has bright open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors and a cozy gas fireplace. There is also a large deck for outdoor entertaining. Great for first time buyers or an investment opportunity. Trails at your doorstep and downtown Fernie just a short walk away!

Fully furnished, spacious 2 bed 2 bath ground level desirable Silver Rock Condo. Updated laminate flooring, in suite laundry and a large storage closet. Heated underground parking, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, steam room and gym.

#23 -325 Canyon Trail $257,000

321-1500 McDonald Ave $240,000

Enjoy this lovely single story condo situated on the corner of a quiet complex with a private rear patio and open layout. Perfect for vacation owners, retirees, and first time buyers with insuite laundry, two patios, cozy gas fireplace and a location you’ll love.

Tastefully decorated 1 bed condo. Furnished and accessorized, and ready for your enjoyment. Complex offers underground parking, elevator, swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, exercise room.

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1306-1308 1300 Riverside Way $279,000

1235-1237 1200 Riverside Way $279,000

Riverside Mountain Village - This main level condo has outstanding views of the surrounding mountains. Fully furnished & ready to move right in, this unit features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room & family room.

Conveniently located along the Elk River between town and the ski hill. Short distance to everything. Condo offers a variety of options for use ... main condo with loft bedroom plus an attached lodge unit with bedroom/ bath.

203-1500 McDonald Ave $264,900

415-5258 Highline Dr $260,000

Fully furnished 2 bedroom condo with south facing views in Silver Rock. Heated underground parking, indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, steam room and a fitness room. Great location with a quick walk to down town and easy access to ski hill, cross country skiing trails, snowshoeing, biking and hiking trails.

This fabulous top floor Snow Creek Condo has been tastefully upgraded. Extra large one bedroom unit. Majestic Ski Hill views and south exposure. Snow Creek boats the best of Ski in/Ski out accommodations with great amenities. Make your move to Fernie today. NO GST



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202B-34 Rivermount Pl $252,500

#11-310 Canyon Trail $249,000

Lovely 2 bed unit detailed with luxury and convenience. High standards of construction and finishings throughout. Close to Fernie Alpine Resort, Nordic x-country ski trails, fly fishing & mountain biking trails. Less than a 5 min. drive to downtown Fernie.

This inviting condo offers everything you need to move right in. Peaceful natural surroundings, easy access to all of downtown living – schools, shopping, dining. Best of all, nature is at your backdoor with recreation, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and x-country trails just steps away.

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322-1500 McDonald Ave $229,000

107-40 Ridgemont Ave $199,900

Quiet fully furnished 1 bedroom unit ready to move into. Heated underground parking, swimming pool, hot tub, fitness facilities and storage rental. Perfect for full time or part time residents who want all the creature comforts.

Nicely renovated 2 bedroom condo on the lower level in Ridgemont. Updates include flooring, trim, kitchen, bathrooms & paint. Perfect starter home, weekend space or long term rental property. Well maintained grounds & common areas. Strong strata management team. Great location.



Lifestyle Properties

2103- 5350 Highline Dr $199,900

426-400 Riverside Way $189,000

100% OWNERSHIP. NO GST. NOT IN RENTAL POOL! Ski-in/ski-out Deluxe studio unit at the best location at Fernie Alpine Resort. Move in ready with a view of the ski hill. Sleeps up to 8. Top quality furnishings & finishings. Maintenance & furniture replacement covered by HOA fees.

This bright, well maintained 2 bedroom condo is a great investment whether you decide to use it personally or as a rental income generator. Fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and river.

101-45 Ridgemont Drive $189,000

203-65 Cokato Rd $154,900

Well maintained cozy 2 bedroom end unit condo within walking distance to all amenities of beautiful downtown Fernie. Low condo fees include heating. Main floor unit is convenient for bringing in all of your ski equipment, golf clubs, bikes and groceries. Ideal for a first time home owner or as a weekend getaway.

A perfect starter or investment property with 2 big bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a large storage room. A short walk to downtown Fernie, schools, shopping and nightlife. Make your move to Fernie today.

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Lifestyle Properties

106-65 Cokato Road $144,900 2 bedroom corner unit located at Castle Mountain is an excellent opportunity to get into Fernie’s market at a very reasonable price. Low condo fees include heat, water, caretaker and snow removal. Within walking distance to downtown Fernie, hiking & biking trails.

203-541 5th Avenue $179,900 Gorgeous views and amazing location with this 1 bedroom condo. This building is within walking distance from downtown and Fernie amenities. This unit is located on the back of the building with stellar mountain views.

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433B Engleman Spruce Dr Sparwood $199,000 Great family starter home or investment property. 4 beds, 3 levels & fully fenced backyard. Close to schools, rec center pool, parks, walking trails & an easy walk to all downtown amenities. New roof, windows, floors & paint. Full unfinished basement, large deck off the back.

212-5349 Fernie Ski Hill Road $154,900 The original ski in/ski out property at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort. 1 bed, 1 bath Griz unit on the quiet side of building. Heated outdoor pool with ski hill views. Hot tub to recuperate in after a long day on the slopes. Kids & dogs welcomed. 24 hour front desk.


Lifestyle Properties

105 – 65 Cokato Road $127,500

106A-45 Rivermount Pl $99,000

Cute, clean, and convenient. 2 bed unit in Castle Mountain. Best priced 2 bedroom in Fernie. Super easy access from car, no long haul with kids or groceries. Bright 1st floor unit. Down the hall to laundry. Well maintained with laminate flooring & new paint. Built in storage. Low Strata fees.

All-inclusive quarter share Pinnacle Ridge Elk Chalet. Open floor plan. Luxuriously appointed with gourmet kitchen, granite counter tops, high end appliances, cherry wood kitchen cabinets and hot tub. Spectacular mountain views. Optional rental revenue or an investment for yourselves.

Contact Miriam for a fresh perspective on real estate

Miriam Ellis 250-423-1625 Miriam Ellis of Fernie Real Estate Company Ltd

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



Lifestyle Properties

545A-4559 Timberline Cr $79,900

544C-4559 Timberline Cr $69,000

Interested in subtle vacation ownership? Shared ownership could be your answer! Step into vacation property ownership with this lovely three bedroom, three bathroom 1/4 share unit. There is laundry in-unit, gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings and newly updated furniture/furnishings.

¼ share in Balsam Lodge. Strata fees include all expenses. Top floor, vaulted great room, beautiful view of Mt Hosmer. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, in-suite washer/dryer, 4 queen beds in 2 bedrooms plus loft. Outdoor pool & hot tub. Seller will consider owner financing to qualified buyer.

87-100 Red Cedar Dr $62,000

21-100 Red Cedar Dr $39,900

SPARWOOD - Own this main level condo as a private get-away or a temporary home as a new employee to the area. Condo comes furnished - will sleep 4 comfortably. Ski, fish, snowmobile, hike, golf – all here for you to enjoy. Sparwood has an aquatic center, area, ball fields, shopping and dining opportunities. A lot to offer from this cozy condo!

SPARWOOD - Mountain Air Chalets studio apartment – corner location, upper floor with uninterrupted mountain views. Across the highway from Sparwood’s Golf Course, 20 minutes to Fernie to golf or ski. This Rocky Mountain get-away is easy to own and offers a quick possession. This easy to own condo would make a nice affordable private get-away or a great rental property.

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New Growth in the Forest Imagine a place to call home. Your own retreat nestled in lush old-growth forests with breathtaking views in every direction, yet just moments from the charm and history of friendly downtown Fernie. Imagine your life unencumbered. This is The Cedars, a lifestyle development that speaks to the needs of today’s homeowners. Lots at The Cedars feature unrivalled sunset views of the Lizard Range above Mt Fernie and the Morrissey Range across the valley, with glimpses of the Three Sisters and Mt Fernie peeking through

sun dappled treetops. An expansive nonmotorized trail system lies right on the doorstep, offering Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in winter, mountain biking and hiking in summer. Routes connect directly with Fernie Alpine Resort via the new Galloway connector bridge. Island Lake Catskiing & Lodge sits majestically at Continued on page 54




Lot Lot 1 1





0.18 0.18

$199,900 SOLD $199,900 SOLD

Lot Lot 2 2


0.20 0.20

$209,900 SOLD $209,900 SOLD

Lot Lot 3 3


0.24 0.24

$209,900 SOLD $209,900 SOLD

Lot Lot 4 4

1,687 1,687

0.41 0.41

SOLD $229,900 SOLD $229,900

Lot Lot 5 5

1,203 1,203

0.29 0.29

SOLD $209,900 SOLD $209,900

Lot Lot 6 6


0.19 0.19

$179,900 SOLD $179,900 SOLD

Lot Lot 7 7


0.18 0.18

$179,900 $179,900

Lot Lot 8 8


0.17 0.17

$179,900 $179,900 $179,900 $179,900

Lot Lot 9 9


0.18 0.18

Lot Lot 10 10


0.21 0.21

$199,900 $199,900

Lot Lot 11 11



SOLD $209,900 SOLD $209,900 SOLD $229,900 SOLD $229,900

Lot Lot 12 12

1,408 1,408

0.34 0.34

Lot Lot 13 13

1,474 1,474

0.38 0.38

SOLD $239,900 SOLD $239,900

Lot Lot 14 14

1,491 1,491

0.36 0.36

SOLD $239,900 SOLD $239,900

Lot Lot 15 15

1,581 1,581

0.29 0.29

$259,900 $259,900

Lot Lot 16 16

1,992 1,992

0.49 0.49

$259,900 $259,900

Lot Lot 17 17

1,149 1,149

0.28 0.28

$229,900 SOLD $229,900 SOLD

Lot Lot 18 18


0.16 0.16

$209,900 $209,900

Lot Lot 19 19


0.18 0.18

$209,900 $209,900

Lot Lot 20 20


0.18 0.18

$209,900 $209,900

Lot Lot 21 21


0.17 0.17

$199,900 $199,900

Lot Lot 22 22


0.18 0.18

$189,900 SOLD $189,900 SOLD $189,900 $189,900

Lot Lot 23 23


0.15 0.15

Lot Lot 24 24


0.15 0.15

$199,900 $199,900

Lot Lot 25 25


0.15 0.15



0.21 0.21

SOLD $209,900 SOLD $209,900 SOLD $209,900 SOLD $209,900


0.22 0.22

$209,900 $209,900

Lot Lot 28 28


0.20 0.20

SOLD $209,900 SOLD $209,900


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Cedars Continued... the far reaches of Cedar Valley—accessible from The Cedars’ enviable location by road and trail through magnificent oldgrowth forests. Bordering Mt Fernie Provincial Park, the development is guaranteed to offer extensive recreational activities for generations to come, starting with gentle creekside interpretive trails suitable for the youngest of explorers to adrenalin-inducing epic adventures for extreme thrill seekers. Enjoy the gentle sunrise from your deck as you take in 360º vistas of the spectacular Canadian Rockies and begin the life you’ve always dreamed of in one of Fernie’s most scenic and invigorating locations. Just minutes from historic downtown Fernie, The Cedars offers a truly natural environment with enviable accessibility to a full range of amenities and services including quaint boutique shopping and attractions. Fernie’s encircling mountains inspire a vibrant cultural scene and an inviting atmosphere enjoyed in cosy brick pubs and on sun-soaked streetside patios. Internationally renowned fly-fishing is just a stroll away on the freestone Elk River and one of BC’s top 25 golf courses is just a short drive from your new home. The powder-packed winter season of outdoor activities is barely over when summer’s many options open up, providing an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise of activities. Add world-class cuisine at a variety of eclectic locations plus year-round events, and you have the perfect four-season base to create the life you’ve always imagined. Fernie’s diverse economy provides a range of flexible employment opportunities 54 Fernie Real Estate Magazine

and a supportive business community for entrepreneurs, with a firm focus on work-life balance. A full range of health, financial, and community services makes living in Fernie simple, with several major centres under 3 hours away. Construction is underway on homes in Phase 1, where wide, paved boulevards invite you to stroll and experience the atmosphere. Already, the neighbourhood is showing it’s character with a mix of smaller, modern building styles alongside elegant family homes. Lots in phase 1 are 50% sold; response has been brisk for the opening phase, says Todd Fyfe of Fernie Real Estate, who anticipates 10-12 homes being completed this summer. Remaining lots are attractively priced starting from just $179,900 for a manageable 0.17-0.19 acres, up to $259,900 for an expansive half-acre lot backing on to green space. Proposed future phases will continue to offer a variety of sizes and pricing, taking the development in the direction of peaceful Lizard Creek. Building regulations encourage the creation of a real community and emphasise the use of natural materials to blend in with the surrounding environment. Your Realtor® can recommend local builders and other service providers with a reputation for craftsmanship and creative planning to suit your needs. Only gentle landscaping will be required to finish your property after building is completed, the surrounding forest seamlessly blending at the property line. The Cedars—your life, your home, your way.


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Vacant Land

Lot 2 Olivia Rd $429,900 A gorgeous 6+ acre parcel of land within walking distance to Fernie near the shores of the Elk river. This property boasts breathtaking mountain views, loads of sunshine and several suitable building sites. Bring your dreams and build your future in Fernie. No building time frame, no building scheme. This parcel is located in the ALR

Lot 51 Olivia Rd $329,000

Lot 12 2370 Highway 3 $379,900

8+ acre parcel of land located just east of the City of Fernie. Amazing mountain views. Abundance of sunshine. Several suitable building sites. Now is the time to bring your building plans and build the home of your dreams. No building time frames, no building schemes. Located in ALR

A gorgeous 5+ acre parcel on the Elk River in Fernie, BC 2 min to Fernie Alpine Resort and 2 min to downtown Fernie. Beautiful building site for your dream home. Stunning views up to the Ski Hill, surrounding mountains and the River.



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Lot 11 2370 Highway 3 $359,900

Lot 10 – 2370 Highway 3 $339,900

A remarkable 6+ acre piece of property in Fernie, BC. Only 2 min to Fernie Alpine Resort and 2 min to downtown Fernie. Breathtaking views of the ski hill and surrounding mountains. This is a rare opportunity to own a mulit-generational parcel in such a key location.

A gorgeous 5+ acre parcel located 2 min from Fernie Alpine Resort and downtown Fernie, BC. Fantastic building sites on this property for your dream home. Remarkable stand of trees behind the property and a stone’s throw away from the Elk River.

DL 4130 – Highway 3 $309,900

Lot 11 Hosmer West Rd $300,000

Gorgeous 3+ acreage with breathtaking views of the Ski hill and surrounding mountains. 2 min from Alpine Resort and Downtown Fernie, a stones’ throw from the Elk River. Fantastic building sites for your dream home. Rare opportunity to purchase multi-generation parcels in a key location.

10 acres with direct access to Elk River. Mostly level, sloping to river, Majestic Hosmer Mountain views. Registered road access / power and natural gas accessible at property line. Agricultural Land Reserve / Zoned RR2 small holding. No building scheme- no time frame to build- camp for now, or jump right in and build your country home.

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4991 Highway 3: Lot 1 - 24.7 Acres $299,900, Lot 3 - 19.94 Acres $415,000 & Lot 4 - 42 Acres $415,000 Unique opportunity to own acreage with breathtaking mountain views and more privacy than you could ever dream of. No building time frame - buy now and park an RV or save for later. No building restrictions. You + your imagination + zoning regulations = dreams come true! Septic, avalanche and geotechnical studies already completed by the owner.

Lot 27 Marcer Rd $279,900

1220 Matevic Rd $279,000

Koocanusa building lot! This property is located in Sweetwater community on Koocanusa Lake. Enjoy stunning views of the lake from your property and future vacation getaway.

SPARWOOD - 23+ acres of private property. Ideal to build that private getaway or your fulltime Valley home. Thirty minutes to Fernie Alpine Resort. Property is fenced and has a creek running through it. This property is hard to beat – nothing comparable on the market. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!



Vacant Land

Lot 3 Block 15 North Star Rd $249,000

SL2 Lodge Trail $199,000

This 5 acre parcel has a small pond, is a level, quiet “off the beaten path” location in Baynes Lake. Close to the public access on Baynes Lake or the Farmer’s market in the summer. Camp on the parcel, keep it for the future as there is no building scheme or time frame, or build yourself a rural home now.

Your Dream Home Lot! This beautiful lot is located minutes out of downtown Fernie in the exclusive gated development - the Lodges of Alpine Trail. Great potential, incredible mountain views and easy access. Recreation at your backdoor - 5 minutes to Fernie Alpine Resort. Great opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Lot 10 Silver Springs Crossing $93,000 Incredible opportunity to purchase small acreage close to Fernie under $100,000. Sloping land covered with open trees. Many building sites available. Views of the Elk River with mountain backdrop. Ideal setting for your private get away or permanent home. Bare land strata.

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48 Riverside Drive - Yahk $20,000 & 49 Riverside Drive - Yahk $20,000 Riverfront lot - Moyie River Ranch Resort - recreation property located Highway 93/95 (Yahk). This serviced riverfront lot is 30 feet frontage /150 ft deep. The annual fee covers water, sewer, power, property taxes, and common area maintenance. Set up an RV, patio, storage sheds, fire-pit. Isn’t it time to get your piece of nature? Seller owns the adjacent lot – own 2!!.

Let me help you with your Fernie journey

Maxine Wolfe 250-423-1881

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



Building Business Through Community Whether new or established, businesses in Fernie quickly grasp the concept that community is essential to their success. At the Castle on First, Marlene Vale had a vision from the start, but knew it would only be possible with the support of community — both in terms of the public, and through collaborations with a strong group of active yoga and fitness instructors. One year in, she says the support has been both fantastic and essential to the success of her endeavor. This summer, Tanglefoot Veterinary Services will be a very welcome new arrival to Fernie’s business community, and Fernie’s pet owners are ready to give them an enthusiastic welcome. Business Manager Greg Andrews explained that a lot of groundwork and consideration went into the new venture, “There were several factors to consider. After the vet clinic in Eureka closed down, demand for services in Fernie increased as the options decreased. However, Fernie is right on the edge of the population needed to sustain a full-time clinic, and while there are a lot of pets in Fernie, many of those belong to non-residents who use services in their hometown in Calgary or Lethbridge. After weighing everything up, we felt like this was the right time for Tanglefoot and for Fernie.” Tanglefoot’s owner Uli Helvoigt is very happy to be able to open a branch 60 Fernie Real Estate Magazine

in Fernie. “We already work with a lot of people from Fernie, but they can’t always make it to Cranbrook during regular business hours,” she says. Being able to offer regular services in Fernie while having all of the support needed for more extensive care just one hour away, made this an ideal expansion option. “In Cranbrook, we have a range of services and specialists. The new vet in Fernie will be able to operate independently and call on Cranbrook when they need to. The clinic in Fernie will also be able to start out with less equipment, without reducing the quality of the service we can provide.” Greg adds that dealing with the City of Fernie for permits and licenses has been a very positive experience but finding suitable premises proved to be a bigger hurdle. After exhausting rental options they turned their sights to purchasing a property, finding a suitable space in the vacant building on 7th Avenue with the assistance of their REALTOR®, Todd Fyfe. Working with an experienced realtor who can also offer business advice and approaching the City early to begin the process of permits and building inspections were key steps in moving the project along efficiently, noted Greg, who appreciated Todd’s local perspective and knowledge. Renovations are underway as of Spring 2016, and Tanglefoot hopes to open for business in early July. A full-time vet and


two support staff will provide services Monday through Friday, with emergency and mobile services being offered from the larger Cranbrook facility. The tandem operation will allow for staff to be based in Fernie without feeling as though they have to be on call 24-7 — both Uli and Greg noted that this was an important factor in being able to offer a work-life balance to their new staff. At The Castle on First, Marlene echoes many of the Tanglefoot sentiments. “The common thread of all businesses in Fernie is that we want to have a balanced life. Family comes first, then recreation, then business. Setting up the Castle was about embracing new ideas and new talent and being open to freedom of expression so that people could find the work-life balance that suits them. Our model is very collaborative.”

Marlene had a very focused approach to setting up the business — “It was important to have everything in place. I did a lot of research and had to be very organized in my approach. The response was always positive.” The Castle’s unique model has been a hit with the community too, who Marlene says have embraced the atmosphere and the unique character of the building. The original vision was always for the property to be a communal space; a yoga and wellness facility is a perfect fit. In future, Marlene sees more collaboration with the yoga community in Fernie and other businesses that provide complimentary services — working towards more packaged experiences and continuing to foster more collaboration within the business community. It’s an approach that works for everyone.


9555 Highway 43 $2,400,000 EXCLUSIVE! Exceptional Investment Opportunity. Situated on nearly 15 acres, this 39 pad mobile home park also offers mountain views and creek frontage with plenty of trees and green space. There are also two single family homes and other outbuildings included in the sale. Not in the ALR. Opportunity knocks! Call today for more information.




561 2nd Avenue – The Northern Hotel $1,199,999 The iconic Northern Hotel is a Heritage brick building located in downtown Fernie. Two anchor commercial tenants host the main floor with a variety of hostel-style rentable rooms upstairs ranging from single bedroom style to furnished suites with kitchenettes. Solid revenue with predictable expenses. Fully tenanted in winter; summer varies. Roof redone in 2013. New commercial hot water heater was installed in 2012. Renovations done in 2004 included a 850 amp three phase power supply resulting in four separate hydro meters in the building. Great time to make your move in Fernie.

Lot 1 – Whitetail Drive $1,750,000 Development Opportunity! 4.97 acres of land. Easy access. Zoning CD 3. Approval for 159 units. Construction ready drawings available. 3 phase power available. Panoramic views of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Just minutes to downtown and all amenities. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the growing market in beautiful Fernie. Call your REALTOR® for your appointment to walk this property today.

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1561 10th Avenue $578,000 Opportunity knocks for anyone looking for an exceptional investment property in Fernie. Great neighborhood with many new businesses and buildings in the area. Easy access from the highway and plenty of parking. Many updates including a new roof. Owner will be installing new windows and doors on the front side of building. Call today to find out more.


7369 Jaffray Village Loop Rd $199,000 The Jaffray General Store has serviced the area since the 1950’s – offering groceries /snacks / essentials / Agency Liquor Store. Located between the School and the Community Center. Jaffray and area is a recreational paradise located halfway between Cranbrook and Fernie.


322 – 2nd Avenue $12.00/sq ft

Unit 1 – 622 2nd Ave $10.00/sq ft

Great main floor retail space in downtown Fernie. Call for more details. Heat + NNN included.

Bright open space offering 1295 sq. ft. in popular Fernie General Store in Downtown Fernie. Call for more details.


Unit 2 – 622 2nd Ave $10.00/sq ft 430 sq. ft. lease space available in popular Fernie General Store. Call for more details today!


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