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Fernie Travel & COVID Updates

Monday • November 21, 2022

Travel is fully welcome to Fernie! No masks, no vaccination required.

As of October 1, 2022 Canadian government has lifted all pandemic restrictions. Read more.

We recommend booking your accommodations as soon as possible for your visit to Fernie during the winter and summer months. Fernie is experiencing some labour shortages like many other destinations, please plan ahead, be kind and be patient.

COVID-19 Travel Updates:

USA & International Travellers

As of October 1st Canadian government has lifted all pandemic restrictions. Read more.

International border travel is controlled by the Canadian Government - click here for all travel rules.

Ensure you are aware of any travel requirements by your own government on your return back into your country or that of any other countries you are travelling to. Allow the time needed for any COVID-19 testing.

Vaccination Requirements

There are no more proof of vaccination requirements for travel into and around Canada.

No Mask & Gathering Restrictions - BC

There are no more mandatory masking requirements in BC, however some health and hospital facilities may still supply a mask for use within those facilities

There are no more gathering size restrictions or capacity limitations (personal gatherings, organized gatherings, weddings, restaurants, bars, pubs, theatres, vacation rentals etc)

Need a COVID TEST while in Canada?

If you are unwell please call 811 for advice. If you need to see a doctor visit the local emergency department at the Fernie Hospital, if you are not a resident ask about the costs first. Rapid tests are now available at local pharmacies.

Questions? Our website has lots of information to get you started. For more details contact individual businesses directly or call the Fernie Visitor Centre staff at 1-778-519-0748 or by email at

When you arrive in town, the staff at the Fernie Visitor Centre, located on Hwy 3 north of town, open Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm (Fall season hours), will be available to help answer any of your questions.

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