Fully surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, Fernie is located in the Elk River Valley in traditional territory of the Ktunaxa. Reliant on mining and forestry as main industries, the city continues to be a home for art and culture through the Arts Station gallery, theatre, meeting and studio spaces.

Fernie boasts close access to the great outdoors for enthusiasts – biking, hiking, rafting, and, of course, snowboarding and skiing at the Fernie Alpine Resort.

Architecture lovers will not be disappointed by Fernie’s beautiful downtown, where many of the buildings date back to 1908.