Fernie is a mecca for outdoor recreation. Surrounded by the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, Fernie is a great place to call home. It's located in the southeast corner of British Columbia and is a small, but growing, community nestled in the beautiful Elk River Valley only 68 km north of the U.S. border (Roosville, Montana) and 50 km west of the Alberta border.
People come from all over the world for the powder, with an average winter bringing almost 9m/29ft of the white stuff to Fernie Alpine Resort. During the winter visitors and residents can be found skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and even snowshoeing. In the spring, when the snow retreats, new possibilities are revealed. Fly-fishing, hiking, river rafting and mountain biking all become the favorite pasttime.
Downtown Fernie (2nd Ave), is comprised of heritage buildings that have changed little in a century and showcase many of Fernie's unique shops, restaurants and cafes. Enjoy the afternoon shopping local made items including t-shirts from Giv' Er Shirt Works, artistan chocolate from Beanpod or have lunch at Lunchbox. Fernie offers the perfect climate for both business and pleasure and the opportunity to adopt a four-season lifestyle, that it's rich and colourful history that can only lead to a bright and promising future.
If youre thinking about visiting or moving to Fernie, be sure to check out the local hockey team, the Fernie Ghostriders. A true Canadian experience.
For more information on Fernie, please find a great selection of websites below.
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City of Fernie
East Kootenay Community Credit Union
Fernie Aquatic Centre
Fernie Chamber of Commerce