Fernie is home to eclectic shopping making for a truly unique mountain town experience! Find a little bit of everything on the Fernie shopping scene from breathtaking artwork and glass making to outdoor sporting goods shops and much more. Whether you are looking to spend or are just in the mood for some window shopping, Fernie will not disappoint. Below is a variety of local businesses and shops categorized by offerings. If you need additional assistance finding a local service that is not listed here, contact our office for a personal recommendation.
Side Street Sweet Shoppe has a wide variety of antiques and collectibles as well as a great assortment of candies you probably savoured as a child. On a hot day, perhaps it is a taste of MacKay’s famous homemade ice cream you have a hankering for.
Arts & Culture
Fernie is home to numerous artists, photographers, musicians, writers and sculptors and many of their works can be found at local galleries, restaurants and shops. Fernie is well known for its dynamic arts and cultural scene.
Outdoor / Sporting Goods
Fernie is your outdoor playground just waiting for you and your friends or family to come and play! With so many bike and sports shops offering bike rentals, trail maps or any equipment you may have forgotten available for purchase, you’ll be hardpressed not to check out the hiking trails, bike trails, golf course or any other outdoor activity you wish to participate in.
Of course the library is a great place to borrow a book to read and Fernie Heritage Library is no exception. If it’s a purchase you’re looking for, head to Polar Peek Books and Treasures where you’ll find more than just books!
Shop historic downtown Fernie for all your clothing needs whether it’s sports gear you’re seeking or the latest in fashion for men, women or children. Locally owned retail shops always have that little extra Fernie flare!
Furnishings & Home
From patio furniture to kitchen, living room or bathroom décor, Fernie has it all. You can find products that highlight the amazing quality of life found in this beautiful valley we call home
Glass & Pottery
There are a number of working studios with galleries in Fernie that display locally crafted pottery and glassware. At The Arts Station you can often enroll in pottery classes and find many of our local ware on display and available for purchase.
Liquor / Wine Stores
A government liquor store, a handful of spirits, cold beer & wine shops and even a local brewery can be found in Fernie so if you forgot to pick up that bottle of BC wine or 6 pack of beer to take to a BBQ or evening soiree, don’t despair….shop locally!
Specialty Food Stores
Fernie also boasts some unique food shopping. If it’s your turn to bring the hors d’oeuvres or you’ve offered to supply cheese for a Charcuterie, there’s nothing better than shopping at Le Grand Fromage in downtown Fernie where you’ll find every type and flavour of cheese you could possibly imagine. With an exceptionally knowledgeable owner, he can always help you with your selections…did you know there are 8 categories of French cheese? He knows and likely carries them all! Perhaps you would prefer some handmade chocolates produced right here in Fernie. Both Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and the Bean Pod, located on 2nd Ave will make every sweet-tooth begging for more! For those of you on a health kick or looking for natural alternatives, Fernie is also has a number of fully stocked health food stores. You’ll be able to find a great selection of vitamins and supplements, gluten free foods, body products, paraben free tasty treats for a hike or the road.
Jay’s Jewellers, located in downtown historic Fernie, has a wide range of stylish and fine jewellery and also offers custom work just for you. Most of the gift stores in town also carry a beautiful selection of jewellery…much of it locally handcrafted.
There are 4 banking institutions in Fernie: TD Financial Group, CIBC, Scotiabank and East Kootenay Community Credit Union.
There are 3 pharmacies available in Fernie, located in Overwaitee, Extra Foods and IGS Value Drug Mart.