Food & Nightlife

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Fernie has a range of restaurants and bars, both at Fernie Alpine Resort and in the town of Fernie.

Restaurants Fernie Alpine Resort The Fernie ski resort only has a handful of restaurants for evening dining.

The Lizard Creek Lodge restaurant is a gourmet extravaganza, and for such fine dining the prices are very reasonable. The main courses are superb and the wine list extensive, but save room for dessert because the desserts are to die for!

For more casual dining check out Gabriella’s restaurant located above the grocery store. The décor is less formal than Gabriella’s Red Mountain restaurant, with tables with black vinyl tablecloths, and booths with red and white vinyl tablecloths rather than linen. The menu is the same as Gabriella’s at Red Mountain and includes a large range of pastas, antipasti, salads, pizzas and desserts. They also serve Gabriella’s World Famous Trip Around Italy; a six course meal with dishes from different regions of Italy.

For a pub style meal try Kelsey’s in the Cornerstone Lodge in the village centre. Pastas and burgers abound, and with a mellow sports bar atmosphere, this is a good place for an informal feed.

For a quick breakfast go to the Slopeside Coffee and Deli in the Cornerstone Lodge. Or if you want a more leisurely breakfast go to the Lizard Creek Lodge.

Fernie Restaurants The town of Fernie has a large range of restaurants including inexpensive cafes for daytime fare, pizza joints, casual restaurants, and upscale restaurants for a special night out. Fernie has plenty of international flare with three Chinese restaurants, the Sawai Thai restaurant, a Mexican restaurant, and the gorgeous Yamagoya Japanese restaurant (Highway #3, 741 7th Avenue); a genuine Japanese experience with tatami mats and all the sushi you could poke a stick at.

The Old Elevator Restaurant (291 1st Avenue) is a unique dining experience. The old building is a tourist attraction in itself, but the main attraction is the wine list and the steaks, salmon and top notch food.

The Mugshots Café (592 3rd Avenue) is an internet café with computer terminals or wireless internet access. They have a range of daytime yummies including paninis, soups, pies, and sausage rolls.

Bars & Nightlife Fernie Alpine Resort The après bar is the Grizzly Bar in the day lodge. It’s occasionally mellow but the bar is generally humming, and on the weekends there’s often live music to fire things up a little further.

Adjacent to the Grizzly is Kelsey’s, a traditional pub-restaurant that is happening at times.

The Lizard Creek Lodge lounge is a chic place for an après drink whilst relaxing on one of the comfie leather armchairs or couches. The lure of happy hour snacks and the views of the mountains also add to the experience. And if the patrollers are doing any heli bombing to set off avalanches, you’ll be sitting in front row seats to watch any spectacular action.
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