Category Archives: Secret Businesses

Secret Business : Purolator & UPS At Grow

Grow Children's Boutique - Fernie BCGrow Children’s Boutique – Did you know that Purolator and  UPS packages can be picked up and sent away at Grow? I just found out! Also, Grow has a lovely bathroom with a change table and stepping stool for the little kids. It’s very handy and clean!

482 2 Ave, Fernie, BC
10:30 – 5:30 7 days a week

Fernie On Instagram : thevalleysocial

instagram - the valley social

How cool is this little company?! The Valley Social is updating an old boler camper for their mobile coffee company. I love it! I hope they park at the north end of 8th Ave this summer. I know my neighbour would also be into it.

The things people do in Fernie is inspiring!

Follow The Valley Social on Instagram.

Secret Business : Crumbs Cakery & Cafe

Crumbs Cakery & Cafe in Fernie BC - Opening Soon

Well, this excites me! Crumbs Cakery & Cafe is opening up downtown Fernie very soon (if not already…I haven’t been downtown in a few days). It’s a good thing I started running and taking Pilates classes.

The craziest part of this business is the owner has 4 kids! I can barely find time to paint with my own 2 kids, let alone run a business. Amy is my hero.

Check out their website :

Secret Businesses : True Axe, Menta, The Castle

true axe timber crafts - furniture, outdoor living and architectural featuresTrue Axe Timber Crafts makes stunning hand-crafted furniture, outdoor details and architectural structures from wood. I first became aware of Chad’s work when I started to go to Vitality. A few of Chad’s mirrors are on display and they really stood out to me. Really nice work that, one day, I will invest in. True Axe’s website.

menta - fernie bc - clothes, decor, sewing, knittingMenta Sewing Studio is located 591B 2nd Ave. – all kind of alterations are welcome. I became aware of Menta at the markets and then I recently saw that she has a small studio downtown where she creates her clothes and decor. Very creative pieces that are very well made. Menta’s facebook page.

the castle on first - yoga, pilates, danceThe Castle on First – Yoga, Pilates and Dance. I first posted a poster about The Castle on First when Sam was promoting her yoga classes and then I saw online that they are much more than yoga on Thursdays. They are scheduling a variety of yoga (including yogadance), pilates, latin dance classes, ballet conditioning and more. Check out their facebook page for all that’s happening at The Castle.

Secret Businesses aren’t very secret, they’re just new to me and I’m passing on the information like a good blogger.

Views Of Fernie : Finding Snow, Rusty Edge, Reno and Vintage Finds

fernie alpine resort - still finding snow
(above: ski lessons continue at Fernie Alpine Resort.)

at fernie ski hill - rusty edge restaurant
(above: finally made it to Rusty Edge at the hill.)

downtown fernie - new business opening
(above: one of my favorite things – seeing a vacant spot get renovated. Secret business!)

side street sweet shoppe - fernie bc - vintage cashier
(above: A really cool vintage cash register at Side Street Sweet Shoppe downtown Fernie.)

Secret Businesses : Micro Homes and More Than Soap

Hummingbird Micro HomesHummingbird Micro Homes : This is the first time I heard of this business! Apparently, these micro homes are built in Fernie. I love the idea of a tiny home but I don’t see how it would work considering how much we love collecting things. Not hoarding! Collecting. The best part is, Hummingbird Micro Homes specializes in homes on wheels. Again, I love the idea and, maybe, in a few years this is how we’ll be living.

Homespun Soaps, Butters, Balms, etc in Fernie BCHomespun Soap : soaps, soy candles, body butters, bath salts and bombs, foot balm, bathroom and kitchen scrubs. I thought she just did soap! I had no idea the variety of products made by Katharine. You can purchase Homespun Soap locally at Fernie Arts Co-op and I’m not sure where else other than at the market.

Secret Businesses aren’t very secret, they’re just new to me and I’m passing on the information like a good blogger.

Secret Business : 24/7 Vitality Body & Mind

vitality body & mind in fernie bc - 24/7Vitality Body & Mind : 24 hours a day, 7 days a week you have access to their facilities! What!? Is this a game changer? It just might be, especially for all those who work silly hours at the mine. With a membership you have full access to classes, sauna, towel service and the rest of the facilities. Go any time you want. Fun. I’m in. Sign me up. Give me a towel.

Also, did you know they have toddler yoga (1-5 yrs)? That’s got to be an adorable thing to see.

It’s amazing what you learn when you read through a whole website.

Secret Businesses aren’t very secret, they’re just new to me and I’m passing on the information like a good blogger.