Explore our Fernie

Experience our Fernie & historic downtown just a short drive from Fernie Alpine Resort.

Fernie Arts, Shopping & Entertainment

After your day of adventure or for those looking for less active pursuits, Fernie offers a great variety of entertainment options. Keep in mind that Fernie’s historic downtown is only 5 km away from the Cornerstone Lodge and during ski season a regularly scheduled shuttle runs between Fernie Alpine Resort and the townsite.

  • Shopping. Fernie’s unique historical downtown core carries a full range of shops & services
  • Fernie’s Historical Walking Tour
  • Fernie Arts Station. Housed in a beautifully restored train depot, the station is the core of Fernie’s art community featuring local artisans, plays and live performances
  • Dining. Establishments such as Park Place Lodge, Loaf, the Livery and Curry Bowl, are giving the community a well deserved reputation for unique dining experiences.
  • Bars & Nightclubs. In addition to the Pub, there are several other popular nightspots, many featuring dancing and live entertainment.
  • Fernie’s Vogue Theatre.
  • Fernie’s Indoor Aquatic Centre – complete with a great waterslide for the kids
  • Ghostriders Junior Hockey

Fernie History

Fernie is a community that is rich in heritage and history. The Ktunaxa used the valley for centuries as a hunting and transit territory until the discovery of coal in the 1890’s brought the first European settlers to the Valley. The formation of the Crowsnest Pass Coal Company and the arrival of the railway in 1898 made Fernie the centre of the valley. A small fire that started on April 29, 1904 in Richards General Store soon burned the business core of the company town to the ground. This led to the incorporation of The City of Fernie shortly thereafter. Four years later, a second and much more devastating fire ripped through Fernie leaving only 32 buildings standing.  Out of the ashes of that fire arose, as required by the new city, magnificent buildings of brick and stone. These buildings have stood the test of time with many of them still standing today as a solid reminder of Fernie’s past.

 

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Guest Testimonials

We went there during weekdays, and got a deal for this amazing condo unit. It is worth every penny you paid and has lots of storage places. It is in very convenient location right beside lift chairs and I can cook my own meal easily after ski runs. The management of Cornerstone Lodge is very helpful, they started communicating with me right after we booked condo. I would recommend Cornerstone Lodge to all my friends.

Pl2003, Calgary, AB - Tripadvisor.com — 25 January 2017
Cornerstone lodge is truly only steps from the lifts which was perfect to be able to stop for lunch and change gear if necessary without missing out on ski time. The room was spacious and comfortable. Kitchen could have been stocked a bit better – we were short of baking sheets and knives, but were able to make most of our meals in our room. The balcony was a nice touch for enjoying apres ski bevvies. Nice to have 2 bathrooms and lots of room in each bedroom. We would definitely stay here again.

cariladon, Regina, SK - Tripadvisor.com — April 25, 2016