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Best spots for al fresco dining in Fernie, BC

Dining al-fresco, or 'in open air', a term coined by the Italians, but undoubtedly enjoyed by everybody when the summer months hit our mountain town.

When the sun is out, what better way to break up the day of outdoor adventures, or city exploration than dining on one of the fabulous patios surrounded by Rocky Mountain views.

Check out our list of favourite spots for outdoor dining in Fernie, BC.

Bear Lodge Bistro at Island Lake Lodge

Island Lake Lodge is tucked away in the Cedar Valley a short drive from Fernie, yet the panoramic mountain vistas from the deck will make you feel miles away from anywhere. Enjoy a light snack, cold beverage and take in the valley views to reward your day of adventureing.

Fernie Brewing Company

This one is for all the beer lovers out there! The Fernie Brewing Company patio and tasting room is a short cycle or walk from town, and is home to a whole host of flavours and award-winning brews. 

Fernie Brewing Company also marks the finish line of the Trails to Ale Challenge for those who like to sweat out the calories before reaping the reward. Otherwise, if the thought of the 50km biking/running challenge sounds too much, we'd recommend going for the Cheers to Charity Flights where you can sample four FBC flavours guilt-free with all profits going to a local charity.

The Loaf

You're never short of choice for patio seats along Fernie's Historic Downtown 2nd Avenue. The Loaf began as a bakery providing freshly baked bread made from by hand from scratch using all-natural ingredients.

It maintains that same philosophy with their Italian-influenced lunch and dinner menu.

The Brickhouse

Enjoy lunch al-fresco on the patio of the Brickhouse


The Fernie Pub & Hotel

Outdoor dining at Fernie Pub & Hotel

Himalayan Spice Bistro

Outdoor dining available on Himalayan Spice Bistro's patio

The Rusty Edge

Fernie Distillers

The Fernie Distillers have their craft dialled to perfection. Not only do their in-house created spirts make perfect gifts to take home, they also form the foundation of their exotic cocktail menu put together by their skilled bartenders.

The secluded backyard patio is positioned for maximum evening sun to enjoy their many creations.

The Bridge Bistro

The Pub at Park Place Lodge

Big Bang Bagels