Fernie, British Columbia

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City of Fernie
Downtown Fernie
Fernie, British Columbia is located in British Columbia
City of Fernie
Where Fernie is located in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°30′15″N 115°03′46″W / 49.50417°N 115.06278°W / 49.50417; -115.06278Coordinates: 49°30′15″N 115°03′46″W / 49.50417°N 115.06278°W / 49.50417; -115.06278
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Elk Valley/East Kootenay
Regional District Regional District of East Kootenay
Established 1904
Government
 • Mayor Mary Giuliano
 • Governing Body Fernie City Council
 • MP David Wilks
 • MLA Bill Bennett
Area
 • City 16.05 km2 (6.20 sq mi)
Elevation 1,010 m (3,314 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 4,811
 • Density 287.3/km2 (744.1/sq mi)
 • Urban 6,772
 • Metro 6,873
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) Mountain Daylight Time (UTC-6)
Postal Code V0B 1M(0–6)
Area code(s) 250

Fernie is a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Fernie is in the East Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia.

The population of Fernie was 4 811 in 2011.[1] The mayor of Fernie is Mary Giuliano.

Fernie is the only city-class municipality in Canada that is completely encircled by the Rocky Mountains.[2] The Lizard Range in Fernie has the Fernie Alpine Resort, which is one of the largest ski resorts in Canada, as well as Island Lake Catskiing, which is a resort. The city is known for its mining history. Mount Fernie, Mount Klauer, The Three Sisters and Mount Proctor are on the north of Fernie. The fictional Kodiak Valley ski resort in the 2010 movie Hot Tub Time Machine was filmed at the Fernie Alpine Resort in Downtown Fernie.[3]

Fernie has an ice hockey team, the Fernie Ghostriders which play in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

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