Friday • July 3, 2020
Explore Fernie...Now. Fernie welcomes visitors including out-of-province visitors, but safely.
BC has been successful in flattening the curve, let's ensure we keep it that way. The BC Government announced the start of Phase 3 as of 2:00pm June 24th, this includes allowing inter-provincial travel. BUT, we must all travel SMART and be respectful of local safety and business procedures. Tips on planning your visit to Fernie, BC this summer. See full and current list of what's open below.
While in town drop by the Visitor Centre on Hwy 3 on the east side of town open daily over summer from 9am-5pm.
Fernie businesses have already reopened with provincial level guidelines in place to ensure the health and safety of their staff and customers. Activity operators such as Fernie Alpine Resort, Island Lake Lodge, local rafting, golfing and fishing guide companies are already open. Experiencing the outdoors is a positive and supported activity for well-being as a whole and supports physical distancing (2 metres) requirements.
Please expect and respect the new safe ways of experiencing Fernie this summer. We all love to travel and explore, and tourism is a very important industry for our community, so please feel free to contact us in your trip planning. Our website is continually being updated as information is updated on each business and how they are operating, but please reach out to them directly.
CURRENT LIST of local businesses that are open, closed or have adjusted hours and online/pick-up purchase options - as of 11:30am, July 3rd. Have a local update to this list? Email: email@example.com or call 1-250-423-6868.
TRAILS & Parks: All trail users must adhere to the trail guidelines found here.
Camping, ORV use restricted in Koocanusa Area 30 minutes west of Fernie - spring & summer
To ensure the stop of spreading any cold, flu or viruses, including COVID-19: Wash your hands regularly, stay home or away from others when not feeling well, if feeling unwell call 1-833-784-4397 or see a doctor, cover your mouth and nose when you cough/sneeze, don't touch your face with uncleaned hands.
Below are links to more details that are being updated at least daily.
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