September 2018 Business News

Fernie Alpine Resort
5339 Ski Hill Road

Fernie Alpine Resort is expanding its events, activities and programs into the autumn months! Kicking the fall off with the addition of Bonus Weekends through September (weather/conditions permitting), there will be lift accessed hiking and mountain biking, aerial park tours, guided hiking, and mountain bike clinics for guests to enjoy.

The fall calendar is jam packed with events and programs for all ages. New this year, check out the Lobsterfest Weekend at Lizard Creek Lodge on Sept 21-23. It's a full weekend celebrating maritime fun and great food - full package includes two nights of accommodation, Lobsterfest dinner with live entertainment, additional meals and a guided nature hike. There also is a Lobsterfest Dinner Only option (Sept 22) available.

Moving into October, join in the celebration of German culture and beer at the First Annual Oktoberfest at Fernie Alpine Resort on Saturday, Oct 6.

A few more exciting fall highlights at the resort include:

Sunday, Sept. 9 - Fernie Mountain Market at the FAR Base Area Plaza

Oct. 23-28 - You and Your Body Wellness Retreat at Lizard Creek Lodge

Nov. 2-4 - Yoga Retreat at Lizard Creek Lodge

For full details on Fall Fun at Fernie Alpine Resort, please visit or call 250-423-4655.

Fernie Physiotherapy
901 5th Ave

Fernie Physiotherapy welcomed their newest addition this summer! Nikki is an RMT and Certified Yoga Instructor. She graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy with an award of practical excellence and spent the first part of her career practicing in Squamish and Whistler, BC, as well as Calgary, AB.

Nikki enjoys helping people set their therapeutic goals, and finds that through assessment and succinct treatment planning great results are achievable. Her treatment style uses a variety of treatment modalities for preventative and maintenance purposes as well as rehabilitation. She knows that wellness in the body goes far beyond the treatment room and enjoys helping people come up with creative and practical ways to bring postural awareness and balance into their daily lives.

Visit to book an appointment or for more information.

Katie Joyce Yoga
Katie Joyce Yoga is excited to join forces with The Guide’s Hut to host her first Yoga and Bike Retreat right here in Fernie, September 14-16. It starts late Friday afternoon, and is a weekend of guided rides around Fernie, a variety of yoga classes held at Soar Studios, lunch at Island Lake Lodge, deals at select local shops, restaurants and hotels (including Giv’Er Shirtworks, Elevation Showcase, The Bridge Bistro, and The Red Tree Lodge), and a whole lot of fun.

You must be at least an intermediate rider, but no yoga experience is necessary. For more information, contact Katie directly or sign up at The Guide’s Hut. Follow KatieJoyceYoga on Facebook to stay up to date on classes, workshops and events.

Rooftop Coffee Roasters

Celebrating its third year of operation, Rooftop Coffee Roasters strives to create a local coffee culture centred on sourcing beans responsibly and roasting them to highlight their distinct qualities. Turning their attention to the effects of their buying practices, Rooftop works with coffee importers who ensure farmers can earn a real living from coffee. In turn, this empowers farmers to improve their environmental sustainability and offer more opportunities for their families, for mere pennies more for a cup of coffee. Much like Fernie, where the beans are roasted, these producing communities are all unique and rich with culture and history. By sourcing delicious coffee and sharing their stories, Rooftop wants to excite with every sip. Cultures around the world share the common practice of enjoying coffee among friends and placing it at the centre of social life and community. Rooftop hopes play a part in that small ritual.