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What Is It About Fernie?

Saturday • April 26, 2014

Did someone say world-class fly fishing?  Waist deep powder snow? 

There are numerous reasons why Fernie is such a unique place to spend time. Looking for someone who knows Fernie, I seek out Todd Fyfe from Fernie Real Estate Company. 

Todd has a long history with Fernie. Honeymooning, summer holidaying and skiing here eventually resulted in a permanent relocation. 

“Why Fernie?” I ask Todd when we sit down to talk this over. 

“We wanted somewhere that allowed for both work and play! Having young kids and living in a big city made us realise what you miss in terms of accessibility to sports and activities. Fernie has the perfect balance of this, it is easy to get involved in things and still live a normal life. I think that is something special Fernie has to offer.

We were looking for a mountain town environment when weighing up places to move. Fernie had always been a place we would come to play but then we would take our lives back to the city for work. Now we don’t have to do that anymore. I think that is one thing I like about Fernie, it is a real town that has character and gives you the ability to combine work needs with the best of the outdoors.

People always tell me they came for the snow and stayed for the summer! Summer is my favorite season here. For people considering a summer vacation, they should put Fernie on the list.

With amazing fly fishing, warm summer days, great mountain biking and hiking combined with spectacular mountain scenery, you can’t go wrong.” 

Todd is right, Fernie has it all. If a winter powder skiing holiday doesn’t make you want to visit Fernie then maybe a summer mountain getaway is more up your alley. 

Fernie is renowned for its world-class fly fishing on the Elk River, but if wetting a line isn’t your thing then pick an outdoor activity and Fernie will have you covered. 

A frequent race destination on the mountain biking circuit and endurance running schedule there is no disagreeing when locals tell you the trail network here is as good as you will find anywhere in British Columbia! You can roll right out your door and be in the mountains within minutes, offering a true mountain town experience. 

Fernie not only caters for the sports enthusiasts among us.  Summer wedding planners are now marking Fernie on the list, boasting a full range of services for large or small events, relaxation getaways and group trips - it is a destination to be enjoyed by everyone. 

As Todd states, “Fernie needs to be experienced to be believed!”

Come and see what we have to offer in this unique mountain town and you will not be disappointed. 

Jack Viney - Tourism Fernie. 

Thanks to Todd Fyfe from Fernie Real Estate Company

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