Welcome to the Fernie Chamber of Commerce
Coffee and Convos June 1st replaced by an afternoon BBQ
Chamber members are invited to the new Fernie RV resort for tours around the resort, presentation on resort and it's offerings, and great community and networking discussion.
Networking and BBQ
Fernie Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with CIPR Communications presents
Social Media for Business
This session will go through building and identifying social media content and developing a content calendar. Put a plan together to maximize your social media reach.
First half will be best practices and how-tos. Second half will be question and answer.
Join the conversation.
Fernie Chamber of Commerce Blog
As we talk about bed and breakfast operations in Fernie, it is important to recognize the work being done by businesses in this sector. Andre Labine, President of the Fernie B&B Association shares a little about this organzition and the work it does in our community.
Steps to registering your home as a residential bed and breakfast.
1) Confirm your home is in residential zone R1 or R1B.
R1 and R1B covers most homes in town that are not multi-family units. Examples of multi-family housing includes duplex, row house, and apartment.
2) Ensure that you are renting three or less rooms in a home you are occupying.
3) Provide parking spaces for each room you are renting.
Fernie, BC. Airbnb, VRBO, and other owner direct short-term rentals are quickly becoming the largest accommodator in Fernie and area. Airbnb alone has 80 rental options in the area. Welcoming more visitors to Fernie benefits our local economy; however, housing our visitors in this non-regulated model does come with negative local impacts. Similar problems exist in Vancouver, Revelstoke, Tofino, and many other communities.