shop local

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Wed Nov 10 2021.
Monday, October 18, 2021
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Monday, October 25, 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Friday, November 5, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Monday, November 8, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Trust is excited to announce that the #BuyBasin Festival is back!

The #BuyBasin Festival will feature up to 100 local entrepreneurs, businesses and entertainers LIVE on social media promoting their products and services through storytelling.

Delivered by FestivalSeekers and supported by the Basin Business Advisors, the Festival includes free webinars and one-on-one coaching for businesses to improve their online presence to go LIVE during the festival and to ‘sustain the buzz’ afterwards.

Walking along 2nd Avenue today you would be surprised to learn that 20 years ago the arts scene in Fernie was less than vibrant. Today, a stroll through our historic downtown is a cultural shopping feast. 

Diversity is the name of the game in the Fernie Arts Scene and within a three-block radius you can find an array of makers and artists. Painters, stain glass artists, blacksmiths, photographers, weavers, felters, potters, leatherworkers, jewellers, Fernie represents it all.

The City of Fernie is pleased to support our local food-service providers by promoting pop-up COVID-safe dining options throughout the city.  Picnic tables will be installed on 6th Street, the Station Square parking lot, on City Hall grounds starting on May 21st in time for the May long weekend.  

Local businesses, organizations and the tourism sector have endured many challenges and hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Starting April 29th until June 20th the LOYAL to LOCAL #FernieStrong initiative aims to further support local by rewarding local spending. 

The Columbia Basin Trust is partnering with Festival Seekers to host the #BuyBasin Festival on Facebook starting today, featuring over 100 businesses across the Columbia Basin and showcasing e a diverse range of products and services available locally.

One thing we have heard a lot of this year is the call to action to “shop local” or “support local.” It is a concept that has always been important to local downtown cores and small businesses. But the message has been dramatically amplified (including by the Fernie Chamber) as people increasingly turned to shopping online during the pandemic over shopping at local stores – as it was perceived to be safer. 

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Sep 09 2020.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Fernie Rotary Summer Scramble is here! The summer long event will feature 10 new clues each week, 5 focused on the trails, and 5 focused within City Limits.

1 Grand Prize in each division! $500 in gift cards to local businesses!

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Thu Jul 30 2020.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Fernie Rotary Summer Scramble is here! The summer long event will feature 10 new clues each week, 5 focused on the trails, and 5 focused within City Limits.

1 Grand Prize in each division! $500 in gift cards to local businesses!

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Thu Jul 23 2020.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Fernie Rotary Summer Scramble is here! The summer long event will feature 10 new clues each week, 5 focused on the trails, and 5 focused within City Limits.

1 Grand Prize in each division! $500 in gift cards to local businesses!

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Thu Jul 16 2020.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Fernie Rotary Summer Scramble is here! The summer long event will feature 10 new clues each week, 5 focused on the trails, and 5 focused within City Limits.

1 Grand Prize in each division! $500 in gift cards to local businesses!