We grouped seasons into three categories - summer, winter and off-seasons. While it may be easy to guess what came in third, you might be surprised by the golden choice!
Best of Fernie 2010
This year, over 250 residents and visitors completed the Best of Fernie survey, voting for their Fernie Favourites in 2018. With so many amazing local businesses, activities and events, choosing becomes tougher each year with an increasing amount of tight races in all categories. Congratulations to this year’s winners, and thank you to everyone who participated. Remember to show your love to organizations and businesses by keeping your support and $ local!
Favourite Fernie Season 2010
Number 1 Summer Activity 2010
What is there not to love about summer? Warmer, longer days and a plethora of activities out our front doors says it all.
Honorable Mention: Fishing was up there, and many mentioned hitting the lake.
Number 1 Winter Activity 2010
While there's nothing quite like a fresh powder day, there are many choices to consider when the snow isn't flying. Regardless, skiing/boarding still topped the charts.
Honorable Mention: Snowshoeing and playing hockey were favoured alternatives.
Best Bike Trail 2010
I was so curious to see what made gold for 2010. With a lot of new trails out there, and a variety of biking abilities and preferences, your guess was as good as mine!
Best Hiking Trail 2010
Hiking is a popular summer activity in Fernie, and why not? We're completely encircled by mountains in this valley!
Best Run at Fernie Alpine Resort 2010
With so many to choose from, and so many people wanting to keep their stashes a secret, it came down to these three! Surprising that only one represents the old side? I think not. Locals are the most secretive and you can guess which side they sway towards...
Favourite Place to Snowmobile 2010
Admittedly, I am a bit out of my realm when it comes to snowmobiling... while I do know where people head (generally), I wouldn't have a clue as to what was favoured. So, here we go!
Honorable Mention: Hartley Lake and Tunnel Creek were tied for fourth!
Best Place to Cross Country Ski 2010
A winter sport growing in popularity, cross country skiing options in Fernie have never been better!
Honorable Mention: Ridgemont seems to be the place to go if you want some added excitement with your cross country ski "adventure".
Favourite Indoor Activity 2010
Sometimes we either have to or want to play inside. So what do we get up to in Fernie?
Honorable Mention: Spinning or hitting the gym received favourable mentions.
How You Maintain Balance/Cross Train 2010
We all know the impact a "recreational" lifestyle can have on the body. So how do Fernie folk stay fit and ready to take on the next season?
Honorable Mention: Many Fernie residents spend their time chasing children! That will keep you in shape.
Best Source for Injury Prevention and Rehab 2010
When we "over do it" (we've all been there), these are the go to sources to getting back on track!
Honorable Mention: Seeing a personal trainer received the next number of votes, but we thought it quite amusing that many of you feel plenty of beer works!
Best Spa in Town 2010
What we found most interesting with these results were the amount of people that don't partake in the spa experience! Get out there and enjoy the luxurious resources at your disposal... and rejuvenate in the process.
Honorable Mention: Tied fourth were Indigo Spa and King Fir Spa.
Favourite Hair Salon 2010
Sparrow for Hair is the newest salon in Fernie and managed to take gold!
We had some interesting alternatives, including many voters that cut their own hair. That explains a lot ;-)
Honorable Mention: Beautiful Reasons took fourth place.
Your Go To Health Product Source 2010
For a small town Fernie provides many options for health supplies and products!
Honorable Mention: Cincott Market and Cafe took fourth this year.
Where You Purchase Your Summer Gear 2010
Honorable Mention: Board Stiff was up there in fourth place!
Where You Purchase Your Winter Gear 2010
Another big winner is The Ski Base - apparently THE hub for winter gear, with a tie for second and a new business claiming third.
Honorable Mention: Edge of the World claimed fourth this year.
Fashion Hot Spot 2010
Fernie has many sources for a variety of fashion needs, and this category showcases that with ten different businesses voted for!
Honorable Mention: While Freyja was the big winner, Giv'Er Shirt Works was the big runner upper!
Casual Wear Locale 2010
While we like to dress up, we also like to be comfortable and once again we are lucky with the options available to us.
Honorable Mention: Hempire!
Best Place for Kid's Clothing, Toys and Gifts 2010
It seems like more and more families have been popping up in Fernie over the last few years, and alongside this trend is the emergence of shopping options for children in town!
Honorable Mention: Giv'Er gets another honourable mention!
Jewelry and Accessory Hot Spot 2010
While Carosella was a big winner this year, over 7 businesses had votes in this category.
Honorable Mention: Bunches as runner up!
Where You Go To Spruce Up Your Home 2010
There may be a lot of options out there, but it seems we all flock to the same places!
Honorable Mention: Green Petal, another new business to Fernie, claims fourth.
Where You Stock the Fridge 2010
Pretty straight forward here!
Where You Stock the Liquor Cabinet 2010
Do you realize that we have five options for purchasing liquor, beer and wine in Fernie? Perhaps we enjoy apres just as much as the recreation.
Where You Get Your Junk Food/Goodies 2010
Let's be honest, we all like to indulge in a little junk food from time to time! Whether it's 5 cent candies, chocolate bars, or bags of chips, here's where we got the goods in 2010.
Honorable Mention: Rocky Mountain Chocolate received a number of votes!
Best Cup of Joe 2010
Fernie is not short of coffee joints, with eight at our disposal!
Honorable Mention: Tim Horton's is the fourth favourite for coffee in Fernie.
Favourite Place to "Brunch" 2010
We have a plethora of brunch choices, no matter what time of the day you decided to enjoy it!
Honorable Mention: Mug Shots is the honourary brunch locale.
Best Burger in Town 2010
There are many great options for burgers in Fernie, here are your favourites for 2010!
Honorable Mention: Parkplace Pub is the runner up!
Best Dining Atmosphere 2010
We've said it before, we'll say it again, we are so lucky to have amazing restaurants in Fernie! When you're looking for atmosphere to go along with your dining experience, check out these picks for 2010.
Honorable Mention: The Old Elevator is an obvious runner up.
Where To Shake Your Booty 2010
After a day of skiing, biking, golf, hitting the lake... there's nothing quite like heading out to shake your booty! So, where should you go?
Honorable Mention: The Griz Bar had a lot of votes, as where else would you want to apres after a day on the slopes?
Favourite Ethnic Restaurant 2010
We had to create a separate category to truly showcase the variety and quality of ethnic restaurants in Fernie.
Honorable Mention: Coming in at fourth is Mountain Tandoor at the Stanford Inn.
Best Pizza in Town 2010
After a busy day on the slopes or hitting the trails on your bike, there's nothing like a fast and tasty meal... this is where pizza fits in! It's a Fernie favourite and is a rewarding treat after playing in the mountains.
Honorable Mention: Just Pizza comes in fourth for 2010
Your Quick Food "Fix" 2010
You have to love a small, local business taking gold over the fast food chains!
Honorable Mention: A&W was next in line, and many of you head to Loaf for a quick meal!
Where You Send the Family When They Come to Town 2010
Both in town and at the hill were popular choices for 2010! As were your own houses, very generous of you Fernie folk!
Honorable Mention: Stanford Inn came fourth, not surprising - that water slide looks like fun!
Where You Send Friends on a Budget 2010
While Fernie is known for being a bit pricey, there are many economical options available!
Honorable Mention: Powder Mountain Lodge came in fourth, and once again many offered up couches, pieces of carpet, and even beds for friends coming to town!
Best Way to Spend Your Last $10 2010
Caffeine or alcohol - the way to Fernie hearts! The most common answers were a Mr. Fernie and coffee from Big Bang and après beer at the Griz Bar. Notable mentions include movies from Midge’s Mags and Beef Jerky from Brown’s Meat Market.
Best Place for People Watching 2010
It's not surprising that the best people watching takes place in areas where a lot of people tend to be!
THE Event of 2010 2010
It seems as though we like to dress up in Fernie, whether it's from the Tinkle Trunk or the fancy end of our closets for a gala of some sort...
Best Reason For Living in Fernie 2010
We hear it time and time again, living in Fernie is all about the community. Our friendly, togetherness is what makes people stay.
Best Reason for Visiting Fernie 2010
This was an easy one, most people are attracted to Fernie by our infamous snowfall!
Favourite Fernie Saying 2010
There are many "Fernieisms" in our little town, here are the two most popular! (Although some argued that one of these sayings is just a bad excuse for being inconsiderate, which I'm taking into consideration...)