Operated by the Pauw family, The Fernie Fox Hotel is an independent hotel managed by an experienced team of hospitality professionals.

With close connections to the local community we strive to help guests have a true Fernie experience. This means that you’ll get local’s knowledge on the best trails, hikes, places to eat and things to do at different times of the day, week, month or year.

Out and about around town we work to support our community as much as we can; We are proud to support our local community with a budget of $25,000.00 per year for local causes and events including youth sports clubs, trail building, cultural events and student scholarships.

The hotel is run with value and convenience in mind and we invest regularly to ensure our guests have the best experience possible. This means that we are continually adding to our offer. Most recently we have renovated many of our rooms, added a great barbeque and sun deck as well as a modern kitchen and dining room for guests who want to cook their own meals. Furthermore, we now have an electric vehicle charging station. This was installed in 2019 and adds to the growing network of locations where electric vehicles can be charged in the Kootenays. It is the second electric vehicle charging station in Fernie.

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Latest news

Winter has arrived!

The ski season has arrived in Fernie, our favourite time of the year. But this year, things are different, and to ensure we can stay open to travellers throughout the season, we support Tourism Fernie and the BC Provincial Health Officer’s advice in flattening the curve. With the ski resort…

The beauty of the off-season.

The first snow has fallen, and the anticipation for winter is upon us. The beauty of our town with fresh snow on the mountain peaks, and even on resident’s lawns, is always a welcome turning point in the seasonal activity of our community. We predict we’re in for a good…

Fall in Fernie

Fernie is known for its distinct seasonal weather, owning its recognition as ‘the’ place to be for a variety of activities; from shredding the slopes in the winter to the abundance of long days biking and hiking in the summer. But the Fall can sometimes be forgotten in the excitement…

The Electric Vehicle Road Trip

The myth that electric vehicles are only good for commuting within City limits is being busted. With a growing network of charging stations throughout the Kootenays and Southern Alberta, it is now entirely possible to make your road trip happen in a pure electric vehicle. Accelerate Kootenay has lead the…

Hiking in Fernie

Going for a hike in Fernie is one of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to experience the natural beauty of the community. It will get you out in the fresh air and enjoying the surrounding mountain trails. Trail options for hiking in Fernie range from gentle strolls on the…

Fly fishing near the Fernie Fox Hotel

Fly fishing Fernie As the freshet begins to clear, anglers from around the world count the days to June 15th, the day the Elk River opens for angling. The river runs right through the heart of Fernie BC, and offers world-class dry fly fishing. The Westslope cutthroat trout population is…

The Fernie Fox Hotel: Covid-19 Reopening

Fernie Fox Hotel: Covid Reopening Measures As the provincial government embarks on the next stage of reopening our province, the following Fernie Fox Hotel reopening measures have been implemented to ensure guest safety for non-essential travellers as of June 1. Below is a list of policies and procedures we are…

The Fernie Arts Scene

Fernie’s art scene is growing and Fernie is home to many world-renowned artists. From authors such as Angie Abdou to painters like Angela Morgan. Photographers such as Mark Gallup and Henry Georgi to potters like Sarah Pike. Many of Fernie’s residents draw inspiration from the surrounding environment and community. Local…

Mountain Biking in Fernie

Fernie has long been known as a destination in the mountain bike world. As riding styles have changed, so too has the types of trails being constructed in the area. Fernie is surrounded by a network of trails that range from leisurely and suitable for anyone just getting into the…

Mother’s Day

What are you doing to make Mother’s Day special this year? This year, show your mother how much you care on Mother’s Day. Make the most of the current situation, and spend quality time with her. Whether that is a video call, or physically distant visit, there is no excuse…



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Keeping it Green

At The Fernie Fox we take sustainability very seriously.

We work tirelessly to reduce our impact on the environment through everything that we do.

You will notice a lack of disposable cutlery, plates or single use plastics. Our heating system is the most efficient possible and we have an electric vehicle charger.

To read more about our environmental practices please visit our sustainability page.