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Fernie can inspire a range of stories—ones that speak to audiences of all kinds. What do your followers crave?

To get you started, here are a few suggestions for inspiration. Do you have an idea you want to brainstorm with us? Let's talk. Contact Jikke Gyorki at 250-423-2037 or by email at

It's all about the lifestyle: City folks love Fernie

  • The charming urban feel of Historic Downtown
  • Adventure at your doorstep
  • Not a mass-market tourist destination
  • A chance to engage with real people

Youthful outdoor exploration: Instilling the appreciation that nature is a vital component of well-being

  • Interpretive nature hikes
  • Scenic river floats
  • Camping
  • Exploring local parks and ponds and seeing wildlife

Building bonds: Outdoor adventures as a family create strong and positive relationships, especially for older kids and teenagers

  • Aerial playground
  • Whitewater river rafting
  • Hiking (guided or unguided)
  • Mountain biking (guided or unguided)
  • Guided fly fishing

A river runs through it: Discover what Fernie "Trout Town" is all about

  • Guided fly fishing with local experts
  • Enjoy the tranquility of soothing river waters
  • Experience the adrenaline of the day's first catch
  • Immerse yourself in nature's bounty

Finding love: A getaway off the beaten path is a quick way to romance

  • Immerse yourself in nature at Island Lake Lodge
    • Hiking (guided or unguided)
    • Canoe on the lake
    • Experience the spa
    • Fine dining and luxury lodging
  • A small big city: Experience Historic Downtown
    • Stay in a boutique property
    • Enjoy cafes, restaurants, shops and nightlife
    • Pamper yourself at a spa
  • Choose your adventure (biking, rafting, fishing or golfing)

A real sense of place: Fernie's history is worth exploring

  • Fernie Museum
  • Morrissey Internment Camp
  • Fernie Court House
  • Heritage Library
  • Bootlegging days
  • The beginning—coal mining
  • Guided heritage tour

Quench the palate: Fernie's growing ale & spirits scene

  • Seasonal and award-winning micro brews at Fernie Brewing Company
  • Fernie Distillers small batch craft spirits with locally sourced ingrediants
  • Take the Trail to Ale Challenge
  • Peak to Park to Pint Mountain Bike Tours

A thriving culinary scene: Small town venues deliver big-city flavours - Fernie is worth a visit for the food alone

  • Launch your day with Fernie's best breakfasts at Big Bang Bagels and Mugshots
  • Enjoy delicious, healthy fare at The Loaf and Lunchbox Fresh Market & Smoothie Bar
  • Spice it up with Himalayan Spice Bistro or The Curry Bowl
  • Yamagoya Sushi offers authentic Japanese and Asian fusion cuisine
  • Feast in the wilderness with Island Lake Lodge
  • Go South (American) with Nevados
  • Hang with locals at The Brickhouse or The Pub
  • Treat your palate to Le Grand Fromage, Beanpod Chocolate and Happy Cow Ice Cream & Desserts
  • Hunting for a patio? Take in the sunshine at Island Lake Lodge, The Clubhouse or Bridge Bistro
  • Find your favourite caffeine buzz at Rooftops Roasters Tasting Room Cafe or Starbucks!

Winter Wonderland: Snow isn't cold when you play in it

  • World-renowned Fernie Alpine Resort for skiing and snowboarding
  • Experience the wilderness on snowshoes (if you can walk, you can snowshoe)
  • Get your cardio on the Nordic trail system, 4 distinct area's of groomed trails
  • Go hunting for the best toboggan hill (ask a local)
  • A sledders playground, over 160 km of groomed snowmobile trails
  • Access over 45km trails on a Fat Bike!

Up and down: Catskiing as an alternative to heli-skiing

  • Island Lake Catskiing (luxury all-inclusive, multi-day)
  • Fernie Wilderness Adventures (from single day to multi-day—rustic backcountry lodge)
  • Down-to-earth guides
  • Create new friendships
  • Epic powder turns
  • Share
  • Fernie Facts & Info
    • It is the only city in B.C. that is completely surrounded by the Canadian Rockies
    • 522 people & 700ft of ski's landed Fernie in a World Record Longest Shot Ski in 2013
    • Fernie Alpine Resort is home to the "Largest Ski Poles" on display in the base area
    • Fernie Alpine Resort celebrated its 50th Anniversary of lift-serviced skiing on the slopes in 2012
    • Heiko Socher, built the renowned Mountain Lake Trail (aka Heiko's Trail) along with local volunteers
    • Fernie burned to the ground not once, but twice, in 1904 & 1908!
    • The Crows Nest Pass Coal Company was founded in 1897, which was instrumental in the establishment of Fernie as a coal mining town