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El Guapo, photo by Leslie Prentice
Birch Meadows, 4485 Hwy 3 250-423-4236
Birch Meadows, located just off the cross country ski trails at Fernie Alpine Resort or alternatively off Hwy 3 just past the ski hill, now offer lunches every day of the week. This year the beautiful B&B has been busier than ever with its popular Raclette dinners, and operators Sonya and Marcel Erzinger saw an opportunity to expand their offerings. Serving soup and sandwich or chili and a bun for $15 including coffee or tea, with an option to add dessert for an extra $5, you can make an afternoon of the experience by Nordic skiing or snowshoeing to Birch Meadows, or choose to drive up.
For more information or to book your lunch, call Sonya directly. Lunches must be booked 24 hours in advance and be a minimum of six people. www.birchmeadowslodge.com
El Guapo, 902 6th Ave 250-423-9234
El Guapo has renovated, including a new bar and lounge area, refurbished booths and most importantly a new mascot "Pedro". El Guapo is not only a great place to have dinner and a margarita or cerveza, it’s also a cool atmosphere to hang out with friends. Coming soon is their new recreation room. The staff at El Guapo invite you to stop in to enjoy great Mexican food, delicious cocktails, and some great times. If you’re interested in booking a private function, please get in touch.
Fernie Physio, www.ferniephysio.com 250-423-3423
Fernie Physio is pleased and excited to announce that Shawn Turnau is joining their team. Shawn is from Vancouver and has made the move to Fernie with his wife and son. He is a graduate of UBC’s Masters of Physical Therapy Program and is currently focusing his practice in orthopaedics, sports injuries and vestibular rehabilitation (treatment for vertigo). Shawn has received special training specifically in the area of vestibular rehabilitation.
Shawn will be seeing patients in the Sparwood (Tuesday and Thursday) as well as in Fernie (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). To make an appointment, call 778-518-5623 in Sparwood or 250-423-3423 in Fernie.
Fernie Trails Alliance
The Fernie Trails Alliance would like to thank the TransRockies Challenge. They are very proud to have been the only host community to be a part of the event for the entire ten years. This event exemplifies the essence of the FTA, both the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club and the Fernie Mountain Bike Club assisted with route planning and marshalling. This help and available expertise allowed the TransRockies to hold three stages in Fernie.
The TransRockies offers a chance to work together collectively to put on one of the most successful stage mountain bike races in North America. Proceeds from the event raised $5,393 for the Fernie Trails Alliance, $3,000 for the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club, and $1,200 for the Fernie Mountain Bike Club. These funds are critical to the FTA, they help the organization operate and make major improvements to Fernie’s trail infrastructure.