Fernie — Apres-ski and nightlife


Crowds start gathering at The Grizzly Bar even before the lifts shut down, and it revs up to a loud hum with tall tales of the day’s skiing and riding. There’s live music and dancing on weekends from 3 – 6 p.m. plus Saturday nights 9 p.m. to midnight. Kelsey’s is the other on-mountain destination for a lively crowd. A more sedate crowd heads to the Lizard Creek Lodge Lounge, where you can be swallowed up by leather chairs and couches while you watch night fall over the mountain or watch the big-screen TV. Appetizers and a menu are available here.

In town, play pool, foosball, ping pong or watch your favorite sports on scattered TV screens at the Pub Bar & Grill in the Park Place Lodge. Eldorado Lounge is the town’s most aerobic nightclub, with a dance floor that’s hopping every night but Sunday. Or head to Eschwig’s at The Northern Hotel. For those who want a quieter evening, there’s a movie theater.

Fernie was well known for its beer brewing till 1960 and the new Fernie Brewing Company hopes to revive that history. Local restaurants and pubs serve the company’s microbrews.