Indulge your senses

Dramatic Rocky Mountain vistas form the backdrop of an inviting, eclectic town packed with historic charm and memorable activities. The only town completely encircled by the Canadian Rockies, scenic Fernie promises an invigorating and idyllic family vacation packed with local arts, fascinating culture and four seasons of world-class outdoor adventures.

1 The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

This happening spot for dining and nightlife is located in one of the oldest buildings in downtown Fernie, the former Imperial Bank of Canada building.

Its got high brick walls, big wood booths, an open kitchen and live music which gives this old building a modern, hip quality. Owner Matt Brazeau worked with Calgary-based architect Catherine Chernoff to preserve the historical feel of the building and create a great space for locals to come together.

After a day of shredding powder or riding Fernie’s awesome mountain biking trails, locals refuel with homemade Canadian cuisine and classic pub food like crisp calamari, savoury nachos, juicy burgers, sizzling steaks and thin-crust pizzas. Our favourite meal is the BC salmon burger with humus and beets or mussels in tomato sauce with smoked chipotle. For a creative, vegetarian option, the Sweet and Spicy Fun Guy (portobello mushroom sauteed in maple syrup served on foccacia bread with asiago cheese) is also a great choice. They have a different menu and drink special each night of the week and often have live bands or DJ’s providing background music.

The Brickhouse’s wine list reflects some of BC’s best wines. You can’t go wrong with their selection of local and imported beer and they have plenty of premium spirits and quite a few varieties of scotch.


401 2nd Avenue

  • The Brickhouse Bar & Grill
  • The Livery Restaurant
  • Griz Bar
  • Slopeside Coffee & Deli

2 The Livery Restaurant

The Livery Restaurant, located downtown Fernie, quickly gained a reputation for exquisite food and superb service.

Featuring hardwood floors, exposed rock wall and cushy booths, the Livery Restaurant is casually chic. This modern restaurant serves delicious dishes with an urban flair. Think mussels with preserved lemons, vodka and herb pesto or sablefish glazed with white wine and honey. Or, try the AAA Alberta striploin rubbed with chili and coffee or a fresh ‘farm to fork’ salad for a lighter meal.


701 2nd Avenue

3 Griz Bar

After a day of shredding pow, carving groomers or mastering moguls, ski to the Griz Bar for an apres beer.

Since 1962, the Griz (its local moniker), has been the apres place to be. On a chilly day, crank up your body heat with a hot Mogul Smoker or a glass of Glühwein (a mulled wine beverage popular in German-speaking countries). On a sunny day of spring skiing, there’s just no better place to enjoy the late-day sun and quench your thirst with a refreshing beer. Skiing make you ravenous? Satisfy your hunger with traditional pub food, such as cheesy nachos, toasty chili or a grilled prime rib burger straight off the BBQ. On weekends, live bands kick the scene up a gear and will have you dancing in your ski boots late into the night.


Open Seasonally from December to April

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4 Slopeside Coffee & Deli

The Deli is located in the Mountain Plaza at Fernie Alpine Resort so its a great spot for a quick lunches, including sandwiches, wraps and salads.

This is a great on-mountain meeting spot. You can grab your caffeine to go or lounge on a cushy leather sofa by the fireplace. They also do a great packed lunch for a day of hiking or mountain biking in the backcountry.


Open daily: 7:30am – 4:30pm