Investing in Fernie, British Columbia



Region:  Kootenay

Regional District:  East Kootenay

City of Fernie is a community with an area population of approximately 5,250 residents. Located in the Elk Valley, southeastern British Columbia. Fernie is located in an area renowned for its world class recreation and outstanding mountain environment. Strong interest and investment in the area over the past several years has come from Australia, Europe and Great Britain and other international locations. Established in 1898, Fernie is complete with turn of the century buildings, engaging history and legends and a thriving arts culture.


Community Size: 14.75 km²

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Tremendous Building Supply / Hardware Store

Silverton, BC
Excellent Hardware and Building Supply Business. Same owners for over 40 years!... continue

Sterling Detailing is a business for sale in BC.

Sterling Detailing

1361a 7th Ave, Fernie, Fernie, BC
Great investment opportunity for growing small business with plenty of possibility for revenue expansion. Sterling Detailing has quickly gained a reputation in the Elk Valley for quality work, excellent customer service and continued community support. Current services include full interior and ext... continue

95 Brickers Road

95 Brickers Rd, Fernie, BC, V0B 1M5
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