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Welcome to the Fernie Chamber of Commerce

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is a service organization that is dedicated to enhancing the economic future of Fernie and the quality of life for the residents. Members of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce are provided access to a number of benefits and services designed to help their business prosper

The Fernie Chamber website provides valuable information on the Chamber organization and our role in the community (chamber), what the Chamber does for it's members (member-services) and the business directory (directory). We invite you to become a member right now by clicking on this link (join) or contact us if you have any questions about the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and what we can do for you (contact).


What's New!

Posted: October 1, 2015 - 10:35am

We are into the final stretch of the federal election campaign. The Fernie, Elkford, and Sparwood Chambers of Commerce are hosting an all-candidate forum for the business community to hear from the local candidates on issues of importance to the Elk Valley.

This forum will be held on October 5, 2015, at the Causeway Bay Hotel in Sparwood. It is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. The public may submit questions in writing at the beginning of the forum. Doors open at 6:30 and forum from 7:00 – 9:00. 

Posted: August 14, 2015 - 10:50am

Mark your calendars, October 23rd is the annual
Fernie Community & Business Excellence Awards.

The Fernie Community & Business Excellence Awards recognize the best in industry and community.
Be part of this great evening through event sponsorship and showcase your business as a leader in the community supporting the great work being done in Fernie, BC. 
Posted: August 11, 2015 - 11:31am

Fernie Chamber of Commerce invites all interested parties to a Winter Planning Forum. 

We will review the winter calendar for community events, brainstorm a day in Fernie, identify service/opportunity gaps, and talk about next steps. 

Community groups, tourism stakeholders, and city departments are invited to build strategies and action plans. 

Meeting is August 20, 4:00 - 6:00pm, at College of the Rockies. 

Call the Chamber for more details 250.423.6868


Fernie Chamber of Commerce Blog

Monday, September 21, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
It is a little before 5:00am and workers are heading off to the mine. It would be great to stop and grab a coffee on the way out of Fernie, but the coffee shop is closed with a help wanted sign in the window. Back to the gas station it is, but it is closed too. 24-hour services we have come to rely on are closing earlier and opening later. One of the many impacts of the labour shortage facing our area. 

Monday, August 24, 2015
Fernie businesses have been hit hard by the changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program. In a recreational community like Fernie that sees over 300,000 visitors a year and has a year-round population just under 5000, businesses rely on a variety of worker programs including holiday working visas and temporary foreign workers, whether hiring under the former labour market opinion or the more recent labour market impact assessment.