Bowls Full Of Pleasure Karen Moodie, Ski Specialist

"Fernie is one of my favourite resorts in Canada. There is so much skiing on offer, lovely long groomers, some great gladed runs and then there's five legendary alpine bowls to attempt! Downtown Fernie is also well worth a visit with lots of funky cafes, shops, bars and great restaurants!"

Dining in Fernie

Fernie has a wide array of dining options available, both in the Alpine Village and downtown.

Here are some of our recommended restaurants in Fernie:

Alpine Village Dining

Lizard Creek Lodge

If you’re in search of gourmet dining in Fernie, head for The Great Room at Lizard Creek Lodge. The stylish restaurant’s cuisine has French and Japanese overtures but the ingredients are all fine fresh local Canadian produce. The superb menu is complimented by a detailed high calibre wine list.

Gabriella’s Little Italy

There’s at least one Italian restaurant on almost every ski resort on earth and at Fernie it’s Gabriella’s where you’ll find great pasta dishes and top notch pizzas awaiting, as well as that universal favourite – steak. All meals are created fresh in the restaurant and one particular favourite is a six course taster menu which gives you a trial of lots of different dishes.

There are further places to eat in the Alpine Village within the Griz Inn where you’ll find hearty tavern fayre as well as a tapas menu and locally brewed beers. A further option is the Slopeside Deli for quick snacks and there’s also a coffee shop as a second lighter dining choice within the Cornerstone Lodge.

Fernie Downtown Dining


There’s a strong authentic Asian influence in British Columbia and in Fernie this is the place to go for wonderful Japanese dining in a laid back atmosphere. There’s a great choice of sushi dishes and you can dine privately in a ‘tatami’ room and enjoy a drink of sake in the restaurant’s bar.

Mojo Risin’

Mixing Cajun and French cuisine this is a fun restaurant with a quirky environment that’s lots of fun.

The Blue Toque

Venture in to the Fernie Arts Centre and you’ll find this excellent cafe which is normally open during the daytime only. Its well worth the visit for breakfasts alone, popularly regarded as the greatest in town, with the added bonus of good artwork to enjoy as you eat. Later on the cafe, built within the town’s old railway station, is good just for a quality coffee or at lunch. The facility is actually owned by weavers, photographers and painters from the area and for group bookings can arrange dinner openings too.