Houses for Sale in Fernie, BC
Search all Fernie Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Fernie is a mountain community in the province's southeast region in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.Fernie is a vibrant community with picturesque scenery, a youthful population and a thriving culture.
Fernie has endless recreational opportunities in many forms for those who love the outdoors. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Fernie properties come on the market.
Fernie Real Estate Market
Fernie has a wide range of property types available for real estate investors. Like many world-class skiing destinations, it features high-end luxury homes with stunning mountain views. There are also single-family homes built in the ‘60s and ‘70s that offer starter home potential.
House prices in Fernie trend higher than in surrounding communities because of the amenities and opportunities found in Fernie. For those who don’t require a lot of space and those looking to downsize, there are both affordable established condo buildings in addition to well-equipped new condo developments.
In Fernie’s Mountain View subdivision, large mid-century family homes are located just minutes from parks, trails, and the Fernie Alpine Resort. The Annex neighbourhood is popular because of its proximity to the city’s amenities. Older homes in the Annex possess significant renovation potential for real estate investors with a vision.
The popular Montane development offer both brand new modern homes and serviced lots where you can build whatever you dream up.
About Fernie, BC
Fernie is a striking little mountain city in the Elk Valley area of the East Kootenays. The Rocky Mountains surround Fernie, but it’s surprisingly accessible, too. Fernie is only around forty minutes from the United States border and only a half-hour from Alberta.
Fernie doesn’t get as much attention as Banff or Nelson, but that seems destined to change as more people become aware of the stunning landscapes, excellent amenities, and boundless outdoor recreation opportunities Fernie provides.
Walking around the historic downtown area is like taking a step back a hundred years into the past. The roads are wide, and the charming brick buildings are home to shops and restaurants that cater to the crowds of skiers and snowboarders that flock to the area during winter months and the hikers and bikers that spend summers in the area.
Historically, Fernie was a coal town, with large open-pit mines a few kilometers from town providing large amounts of coal to overseas markets. Today, five mines near Fernie are operated by Teck Resources—a significant employer—although tourism and hospitality are substantial industries in Fernie these days, too.
Given Fernie’s proximity to world-class skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hiking, and more, it offers residents the opportunity to achieve a very high standard of living amidst unbelievable mountain views.
Getting to Fernie
Fernie is conveniently located on Highway 3—the Crowsnest Pass Highway—the speediest route through the southern part of the Rocky Mountains. Using Highway 3, it’s only around an hour to the nearby cities of Kimberley and Cranbrook.
The easiest way to access Fernie by air is through Calgary International Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the country. By car, the Calgary airport is around a 3.5-hour drive from Fernie. Calgary International Airport provides regular flights to destinations across the globe.
The Canadian Rockies International Airport is located in Cranbrook: around an hour and ten minutes away. The Cranbrook airport offers daily flights to Calgary, Kelowna, and Vancouver, making it a convenient hub for Fernie. Both the Calgary and Cranbrook airports provide scheduled shuttle services to Fernie.
Meanwhile, Glacier Park International Airport is two hours south in Montana and offers plenty of American flight options within close reach.
Fernie is up in the Rocky Mountains, so it’s no surprise that it’s very snowy in the winter. In the months of December and January, it snows nearly every other day, with average snowfall around 80 centimeters in each of those months.
Fernie has a humid continental climate, which means summer days are warm and summer nights are cool. Temperatures in July and August tend to top out in the mid-twenties, and temperatures usually fall to the single digits on summer nights.
Winters in Fernie are somewhat chilly, but the combination of warm winds that blow up from the United States with the influence of mild west coast winds means that considering Fernie’s latitude, it’s not as cold as you’d expect.
It’s often the case that small scenic cities in British Columbia attract artistically minded people, and Fernie is no exception. Fernie is an artistic hub, providing cultural opportunities to those who reside in the area. Fernie’s Arts Station is home to two art galleries, a performance theatre, studios, and more.
The Elk Valley Writers’ Guild—organized by the Fernie and District Arts Council—is a group that meets to work on writing in a collaborative, supportive environment. The Fernie Arts Co-op is a space run by artists where visitors can engage with local visual art and learn about the local scene from the artist on duty.
Education in Fernie is provided by School District 5, which, in addition to Fernie, includes the communities of Cranbrook, Sparwood, and Elkford. A total of 22 schools are operated by School District 5, with nearly 6,000 students.
In Fernie, there are 2 English public schools. Isabella Dicken Elementary covers K-6, while Fernie Secondary School is for grades 7 through 12. There’s also 1 Francophone elementary school in Fernie: école Sophie-Morigeau.
There’s one private school in Fernie, and the Fernie Academy offers classes from K-12. College of the Rockies has a Fernie campus that offers specialty programs and skills training for postsecondary education.
Fernie Health Care
Interior Health provides health care services in Fernie. The Elk Valley Hospital serves residents of Fernie and surrounding communities, and it’s a level one community hospital that provides emergency, inpatient, and obstetric services. Fernie also has ample options for medical clinics, pharmacies, and a wide range of other professional health services.
Things to Do in Fernie
The main attraction in Fernie is certainly Fernie Alpine Resort. With more than 2,500 acres of terrain, over a hundred runs, and the most high-quality snow anywhere in the Rocky Mountains, it’s a paradise for those who love hitting the slopes. In other months of the year, Fernie Alpine Resort offers excellent hiking and biking opportunities.
Fairy Creek Falls is a beautiful and undemanding hike suitable for all ages that features a stunning waterfall view. The path is clean and well-maintained, and there’s also convenient parking and a helpful Visitor Centre.
After long days exploring the natural beauty in and around Fernie, locals often head to Fernie Brewing Co. to sip on some quality local beer in the tasting room. With up to twelve local beers on tap, there’s always something new to try.
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