Why Fernie 

Why do people play, live and retire in Fernie? 

We originally chose Fernie as a place to live based on a balance of its proximity to work and what we thought looked like a good place to raise a young family.
Carol started us in the right direction by helping us find not only the right house, but the right location in town.  Once settled in we discovered Fernie was so
much more.  Our amazing home was in a welcoming, involved community.  We found new career opportunities and an active lifestyle that combines family,
friends and the outdoors.  We are proud to be a part of this community and to call Fernie our home.

-Jeff Boyd

Why we choose to call Fernie home 

Great work options and an abundance of opportunities for outdoor fun right on your doorstep The community is amazing, friendly people with real passion for life We live in a relatively flat town in the mountains so you can easily walk and ride your bike everywhere

-Mark and Andrea 

What's happening in Fernie 
Check out the Tourism Fernie link below, to see their events calendar  


Fernie receives up to 37 feet of snow in a season, and attracts a wide range of skiers and riders from around the globe. Delivering over 2500 acres of skiable terrain, 142 named runs, 5 alpine bowls, state of the art snowmaking and grooming equipment, and an exceptional beginner’s area, Fernie is a true winter playground for skiers and riders of all levels. Also now featuring the most snow, most ski runs, and biggest vertical in the Rockies!


The Fernie Golf & Country Club boasts an 18-hole golf course in one of the most spectacular settings in the Rockies. You will find yourself surrounded by mountains: Mount Hosmer, Mount Proctor, The Three Sisters, Mount Fernie and the Lizard Range. The Clubhouse offers locally acclaimed dining and the perfect setting to hold an event, wedding or corporate retreat.  


One of the largest Bike Parks in the region with a recent focus on progression makes Fernie Alpine Resort’s bike park a favourite among the biking community, being voted in the Top 5 Bike Parks in Canada for the last 2 years. Offering cross country, downhill, single track and dual slalom trails accessible from the base area or chair lift as well as a number of green trails and lessons for any ability level to learn the sport or brush up on skills.


The lift accessed hiking at Fernie Alpine Resort offers a variety of gorgeous trails throughout our local mountain ranges, for various abilities with views that will make you want to whip out your camera at every corner. Hikes (guided also available) ranging from easy (great for the whole family including children) to advanced, for experienced hikers ready for an all-day adventure. All provide great opportunities to see a variety of native flora, wildlife and fossils.


The Elk River runs through the middle of Fernie. When you think of Fernie, think trout You can fish in town and sneak off to a special hot spot or drift.            The Elk River is renowned for the abundant supple if Westslope Cutthrout trout,  Kokanee Trout (landlocked salmon) Browns and Rainbow and Bull Trout. There are several guiding outfits in town to float the river and show you the hot spots or wade the river on your own. A great way to bond with nature.

Get In Touch

Carol Cohen

Mobile: (250)278-0678


Office Info

REMAX Elk Valley Ltd.

1241 7 Ave  Fernie,  BC  V0B 1M5 

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