One of the oldest construction companies in the Elk Valley, Shoesmith Construction handles all aspects of both commercial and residential builds. They have completed multi-million dollar infastructure builds at Teck’s mines, built decks for homes in Sparwood and Fernie and everything in between. Their expertise and sub-contractor connections will ease the building process creating a seamless experience from foundation to move-in.
The City of Fernie web site is a treasure trove of local information. From building by-laws to upcoming civic activities, the City keeps a finger on the community pulse.
Fernie Free Press is the weekly newspaper for the Elk Valley available free throughout the area.
The Fernie Fix is the local monthly lifestyle magazine available free throughout the area.
Fernie.com is perhaps the most visited website with the goings on about town. Event calendar, forums, active news blogs and up to date weather information.
Fernie Alpine Resort is a winter keystone in the valley with events for the whole family. Considered one of the finest small ski areas in Canada, the resort draws skiers from around the world.
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce provides accurate and up to date information for anyone considering moving to the area. From hooking up with BC Hydro to getting to know your neighborhood, the Chamber provides a vital service to current and potential Fernie residents
Tourism Fernie is the voice of the resort community. They promote activities year-round and help create a vibrant and engaged community.
Fernie Heritage Library sits in the center of town and at the center of our cultural activities. With numerous children’s programs, the Booked series bringing in notable Canadian writers, and huge collection of classic and modern titles, the Library is key to the cultural health of our community.
The Arts Station acts as an umbrella arts organization hosting and enabling a wide range of arts events in Fernie. The Station is home to several arts guilds and hosts numerous concerts over the year. They also work with the Reel Film Festival and the Fernie International Film Festival bringing cutting edge films to the community.
Fernie Historical Society occupies the restored BC Hydro building in the historic downtown. The Society maintains archives and creates rotating exhibits highlighting the cultural and historic activities of the area.
The College of the Rockies-Fernie Campus offers a wide variety of continuing education courses. The innovative Mountain Adventure Skills Training (MAST) Program graduates 20 plus students a year with advanced mountain guiding skills. These students continue on to become leaders in the outdoor industry.
The Kootenays Rockies Innovation Council (KRIC) fosters a culture of innovation in the development of science and technology in the East Kootenay. A non-profit society, KRIC provides programming and events for businesses, communities and students/educators involved in science, technology and innovation.
The Elk Valley Hospital is fully staffed with an exceptional compliment of physicians and nurses. With an Emergency Room and a operating room, the hospital compliments the several group and indiviual clinics in town.
The Elk Valley Hospice provide compassionate care for members of the community.
Teck Coal is the largest employer in the Valley with over 4000 direct employees working in their five Elk Valley coalmines. Much of the hiring is decided locally through the Sparwood office.
WorkBC East Kootenay Employment: Elk Valley matches employers and workers seeking jobs in the Elk Valley. Their job posting is the most comprehensive in the area.
Fernie Activity Clubs
The Fernie Rod and Gun Club provides training and instruction in sports of shooting, archery, hunting, and fishing. A significant effort is made to maintain the local habitat as part of their mandate.
Fernie Nordic Society grooms and maintains over 50 km of cross country trails in the Fernie area. From their new center adjacent to Mt. Fernie Provincial Park, they are developing a comprehensive center with a stong junionr program, a racing program and an adult training program.
Fernie Trails Alliance works maintaining and expanding the extensive non-motorized trail access on Crown as well as private lands in the Fernie area.
Fernie Alpine Ski Team (FAST) trains young skiers in a variety of disciplines—Gates to free mountain riding. Long considered one of the premier youth training programs, Canadian Ski Team standout Emily Brydon is an alumni of FAST.
Fernie Service Clubs
The Fernie Rotary Club meets for lunch every Wednesday at the Park Place Lodge.
The Fernie Lions Club meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday for dinner and organizes the Labor Day Weekend Demo Derby, a long standing Fernie institution.
The Emily Brydon Foundation supports local youth in a wide variety of activities, both sporting and academic.