Fernie Visitor Information Centre

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Fernie Visitor Information Centre

Fernie Visitor Information Centre
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Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We are the official Visitor Information Centre in Fernie, BC. We would love to help you find your bliss in our beautiful little mountain town! Washrooms, Wifi, Souvenirs, Picnic area, Hiking info, Maps, and more! #FernieStoke
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Alissa P
Pitt Meadows, Canada63 contributions
Good Place
Sep 2020 • Couples
We stopped the visitor centre in Fernie to get some maps and hiking information. The staff were friendly, and they even had souvineers. The building is modern and clean, and there are a few animal pelts (bear, wolf, cougar, etc.) to look at. The parking lot is the same one for the waterfall trail too (Fairy Creek Falls).
Written September 17, 2020
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Kerry W
2 contributions
Helpful staff
Dec 2019
They helped me point towards places in town, and gave me few maps. Nice set up. Good info. Thank you
Written December 9, 2019
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Suzan M
7 contributions
All the info you need on the area
Sep 2019
The folks at the information centre were so helpful and they have lots of printed material on the area as well as good maps
Written October 14, 2019
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Bohemian_me84
Calgary, Canada1,555 contributions
Could be better
Aug 2019 • Friends
Fun spot , clean bathrooms , ok merchandise .... but as a tourist that comes from out of town , often out of province and country I think it would be cool to see some souvenirs to take home with that historical wooden rig that is display outside ! It’s a fun part of history , but there was no postcard to buy with it , or souvenir ink stamp to stamp in our stamp passport .
Nice selection of books , but tourist often don’t have space to take books , and postcards were beautiful but not really touristy snowing your pretty little town .
It’s good but it could be better .
Written August 31, 2019
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Hello and thank you for your review. We truly appreciate your feedback and we will take your suggestions into consideration. We are in the process of having a vaster variety of souvenirs and local merchandise in our visitor’s center. We hope you will come back soon to be able to check it out!
Written September 4, 2019
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Carlene
118 contributions
Worth the stop
Jul 2019 • Couples
Oil derrick out front drew us in. Trail maps, area brochures and clean bathrooms were all necessities.
Written July 23, 2019
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Hello mochezhead, Thank you for your review, we appreciate the feedback! We hope you come back to Fernie soon!
Written July 24, 2019
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hotsauselover
Austin, TX186 contributions
dullest welcome center
Jul 2019 • Family
Don’t know why all the positive reviews. We arrived expecting an amazing welcoming center only to find a “blah”array of 3 stuffed animals, a bunch of advertisements about some spa or something and two employees who were new to town and knew nothing. I explained that we liked history and museums and she said to go check out the library. Really?? so libraries where you find local history? wow! i never knew. I’m embarrassed for the town of fernie. Just seems like a ordinary ski town, nothing to see here. We even went to the museum. It’s as if a corporate giant came in. Got huge tax benefits and promised something culturally and revamped an old building (400 square feet) and added a bunch of boring stuff about mining. What a waste of time and money! Just drive through the town, nothing to see or learn about here.
Written July 11, 2019
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Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback. The Fernie Information Center offers an extensive range of information of activities to enjoy while in Fernie. From breathtaking hiking and biking trails, to waterfalls, rafting, golf, distillers, restaurants, aerial park, arts station, markets, concerts, kids’ camps, tours and much more. Our Fernie Museum, and the building itself, an important example of Fernie's rich history, boasts a main floor exhibit with a large emphasis on mining as it is very important to Fernie’s history, as well as ever-changing exhibition gallery on the 2nd floor. We are regretful to hear you did not have the positive experience in Fernie that so many other visitor’s get to experience. Thank you once again for your comments, we hope we have been able to clarify a few things, and we hope you will give Fernie another try!
Written July 12, 2019
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terry g
3 contributions
AT the entrance of the town
Apr 2019 • Family
We were new in town. Staff here helped us with information and maps. They also helped us with recommending a place to stay.
Written April 30, 2019
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Tom Wynn
Earth, TX19 contributions
Lisa and Lindsay are the Best!!!
Feb 2019 • Solo
Best travel center I have visited. This should be your first stop when you get to Fernie. Lisa and Lindsay were outstanding! They helped me find so many things to do in the area. I even competed in the Extreme Griz competition. Fernie is filled with very friendly and helpful people and if you start at the visitors center you will meet two of the best people in Fernie.
Written March 11, 2019
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Dale H
Osoyoos, Canada445 contributions
Great Wildlife Display
Oct 2018 • Couples
The staff are knowledgeable (as they should be in an information center) and very friendly. We stopped at many information centers all across Canada and some had there own very unique features. This one has the best wildlife display and done with good taxidermy workmanship. We will stop here again next summer to see the Cougar they are trying to get this winter.
Written October 19, 2018
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BenLar137
Calgary, Canada13,388 contributions
Closed for the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend :(
Oct 2018 • Couples
Although the Visitor Centre on the highway was closed (we don't know if this is seasonal, or just for the weekend), there's still lots to see on display there. It was fascinating to see an oil derrick there - who knew they drilled for oil here? Also, there's a train from the mine, and again, it was interesting to see how low they had to be to do their work underground. We noticed there was an interesting hike departing from their parking lot, and on our return from the waterfalls, a family was having a great picnic at the tables there.
Written October 11, 2018
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