Fernie, British Columbia

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City of Fernie
Downtown Fernie
Downtown Fernie
City of Fernie is located in British Columbia
City of Fernie
City of Fernie
Where Fernie is located in British Columbia
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CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionElk Valley/East Kootenay
Regional DistrictRegional District of East Kootenay
Established1904
Government
 • MayorMary Giuliano
 • Governing BodyFernie City Council
 • MPDavid Wilks
 • MLABill Bennett
Area
 • City16.05 km2 (6.20 sq mi)
Elevation1,010 m (3,314 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City4,811
 • Density287.3/km2 (744.1/sq mi)
 • Urban6,772
 • Metro6,873
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (Mountain Daylight Time)
Postal CodeV0B 1M(0–6)
Area code(s)250
WebsiteCity of Fernie Website

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Census subdivision of Fernie, CY - British Columbia". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
  2. "Facts & Story Ideas". Tourism Fernie. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  3. "Fernie's Own Hot Tub Time Machine". Fernie Fix. Retrieved 2013-03-26.

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