One of the celebrated things about Fernie is its pronounced seasons, each holding a special place in our hearts.
Best of Fernie 2012
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!
Best Summer Activity 2012
The number of summer activities is on the rise in this beautiful Valley, drawing numerous people to our community with a substantial increase in summer tourism year after year.
Gold: Mountain Biking
Bronze: Water Sports
Honorable Mention: Water sports were so popular as an "honourable mention" last year we gave it its own... and it placed! Trail running is definitely gaining with each year, it will be interesting to see what happens in 2013!
Best Winter Activity 2012
Pretty standard, year after year although we have seen an increase in interest in ski touring and snowmobiling!
Best Bike Trail 2012
Mountain biking has grown exponentially over the last few years, especially with the increase of events taking place in Fernie. Fortunately the Fernie Trails Alliance keeps our network up to speed, maintaining and building all summer long to keep this recreational activity at its best!
Best Hiking Trail 2012
Arriving at one of the many peaks surrounding this Valley, and taking in the awesome views is always a summer highlight. Here are your favourites from 2012.
Best Ski Area at Fernie Alpine Resort 2012
There are so many great options at the hill, but of course we all have our favourites... some secret! These three received the top votes in 2012.
Favourite Place to Snowmobile 2012
More and more people are travelling to Fernie with snowmobiles in tow. For those of you into this growing sport, here were your 2012 picks!
Best Place to Nordic Ski 2012
Thanks to the Fernie Nordic Society, our classic and skate skiing options have grown over the last few years. Here are this year's picks.
Favourite Indoor Activity 2012
On those rainy summer days or during a cold winter spell, Fernie takes its recreation indoors! Here are 2012's top three.
Best Method of Maintaining Balance/Cross Training 2012
With so much biking, running, golfing, skiing and the like, our bodies sometimes need a little TLC. Here are the top three ways Fernie residents and visitors maintain balance.
Best Method of Injury Prevention and Rehab 2012
Once in a while if we're not maintaining balance, we leave ourselves open to injury. Here are the three top ways we keep this at bay or work through any injuries that occur.
Best Fernie Spa 2012
We are so fortunate to have a plethora of options when it comes to pampering ourselves. Here are 2012's best spas!
Favourite Hair Salon 2012
Admit it - you only let that special hair dresser at your specific salon do your hair. We all have our favourites, here are the three that made the cut in 2012!
Go to Health Product Source 2012
Where do we pick up our vitamins, supplements and natural ingredients or products? Here are our picks for 2012.
Best Place to Purchase Summer Gear 2012
The retail sector in Fernie is nothing short of amazing - you can literally find everything you need right here in this little town! Here are your picks for summer gear.
Where to Purchase Winter Gear 2012
You always need great gear when exploring the backcountry, especially during the cold, wet winter months. Here's Fernie's 2012 picks for the best places to get your winter gear.
Fashion Hot Spot 2012
The Fernie has turned into a great shopping destination, with unique stores offering something for everyone. From mountain casual to an evening out, here are 2012's top three fashion hot spots.
Casual Wear Locale 2012
Looking for something more on the chill side? Here are the "people's choice" for the best places to pick up casual wear in Fernie for 2012.
Best Place for Kid's Clothing, Toys and Gifts 2012
Yes, you can find everything you need for the kids in your life in Fernie! With a growing little person population, and plenty of little people visitors, the shopping sector has really stepped up. Here are your top picks for 2012.
Jewellery and Accessory Hot Spot 2012
There are numerous options when looking for something to add to your outfit, these three had the most votes this year!
Best Place to Spruce Up Your Home 2012
With so many renovations and home building projects going on in and around Fernie, it's not surprising that we have some great options!
Best Place to Stock the Fridge 2012
Whether visiting or living here, you need a good source of energy to keep up with your recreational pursuits. Fortunately, there is a plethora of shopping opportunities available to help keep the fridge stocked!
Best Place to Stock the Liquor Cabinet 2012
You'll need something to wash all that food down with! Here are 2012's top picks for beer and liquor purchases in Fernie!
Best Place to Ger Your Goodie Fix 2012
Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, it's difficult to turn down the amazing goodies offered at a variety of shops, cafes and stores in town. Check out 2012's top three!
Best Cup of Joe 2012
Finding a great cup of coffee in Fernie is far from difficult. With numerous locally run coffee shops, each with its own flavour, it's easy to find your favourite. Here are the three that received the top votes in 2012.
Favourite Place to Brunch 2012
A good bite to eat to start the day right! Here are Fernie's brunch picks for 2012.
Best Burger in Town 2012
A good burger is essential, and we all have our go-to locales. These three received the most votes in 2012!
Best Evening Dining Atmosphere 2012
When it comes to the evening portion of your Fernie experience there is a range of options. Many of the restaurants are known for their ambient nature, an outing in itself. Here are 2012's top three.
Finest Wine List 2012
BC has some of the world's greatest wines, and we are lucky to have Fernie restaurants highlighting many on their wine lists. Here are the three menus that made the cut in 2012.
Coolest Beer Selection 2012
Certain cuisines would just not taste the same without a complementary beer, and there are many restaurants and bars in town that go the extra mile to ensure this perfect match is available... sometimes making it quite a difficult choice!
Best Cocktail Menu 2012
When you're on the town it's nice to "mix" it up - literally. Here are Fernie's people's choice of cocktail menus!
Best Venue for Live Music 2012
With a variety of entertainment opportunities, we thought it only fair to break up the categories this year especially with the growing popularity of jam nights, big bands, trios and singer/songwriters. Here are Fernie's best live music venues in 2012.
Best Place to Shake Your Booty 2012
It's fun to shake your booty in Fernie, and with each year the booty-shaking opportunities only get better. Check out 2012's top three.
Favourite Ethnic Restaurant 2012
For such a small town Fernie has a surprising number and variety of ethnic restaurants. Get out and explore - here are your favourites from 2012.
Best Pizza in Town 2012
Pizza and burgers - staples in any town. These three establishments are your choice for pizza in 2012.
Best Quick Food Fix 2012
More often than not you're on the go in Fernie, whether you're on your way to your next adventure or heading to the office. Here are great options when you're short of time, 2012's people's choice.
Best Place to Send the Family 2012
People are going to want to visit you in Fernie - period. Here are great options to send family members or those looking for somewhere cozy to spend the nights.
Best Place to Send Friends on a Budget 2012
For those visitors on more of a budget, looking for someplace other than your couch, here are three options that received the most votes in 2012.
Best Way To Spend $20 2012
You all had some fabulous ideas on the best way to spend $20 in Fernie. Here are the three that received the most votes.
Best Place For People Watching 2012
Let's face it - people watching is a great way to pass the time... and you all have some interesting locations for viewing purposes. Here are your top three!
The Social Event of the Year 2012
Events of all types are on the rise in Fernie, thanks to the many volunteers and organizations putting the time and effort into putting them on. Here are the hot items of 2012, that you won't want to miss in 2013!
The Best Sport Event 2012
Not surprisingly Fernie is host to numerous sport events and races, many which have put Fernie on the map for a recreational haven. Here are hot events that took place last year.
Best Reason for Living in Fernie 2012
There are so many reasons for living in Fernie, but these three keep making the cut year after year.
Best Reason for Visiting Fernie 2012
Same thing, there are so many reasons to come and visit Fernie and its surrounding area! The list is truly extensive, but here are the top three votes we received this year. You'll just have to come experience it for yourself to discover the rest!
Best Fernieism 2012
There are many "isms" in Fernie that one must truly learn and get on board with... some more than others (seriously, the 20cm rule should be law). Here are your top choices for 2012.
Gold: The 20cm Rule (As in, if it snows 20cm businesses have the right to close to enjoy fresh powder!)
Silver: Fernie Time (As in, perpetually late.)
Bronze: No Friends on a Powder Day (As in, don't expect people to wait for you when mass amounts of white fluffy stuff is falling and fresh lines are awaiting.)
Best First Date 2012
Love seems to bud in Fernie... maybe it's the amazing trails, or sick powder, or abundance of new faces that arrive each and every year. Regardless, here are some great ideas for that first date on the town!