shop local

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!

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Set above the Elk River, Brooks Creek Ranch is a group accommodation facility that delivers a luxurious escape in the heart of the Elk Valley. Only 15 minutes from the town of Fernie, Brooks Creek Ranch offers a quiet tranquil environment with opportunities to explore and adventure, all while having a concierge level service at the ready.