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Fernie Business Walk

Our Morning At Loon Lake

Loon Lake BC with the family - day trip

A visit to Loon Lake for the morning was a good idea. The day use area has a great tree covered spot so I never felt like I was baking and couldn’t avoid it, which happens so often. Plus, I have my hat again so I’m a happy person. We only stayed for a few hours and then packed up for home…after a quick stop at 3&93 first, of course.

Loon Lake - amazing caterpillar Loon Lake - Dog Shake Loon Lake - Turtle Swimming Under Boat 3 & 93 restaurant and ice cream shop

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I Love How Long Cranbrook Farmer’s Market Runs – March to November!

cranbrook farmer's market schedule 2015

Janice Strong Slideshow – Beautiful East Kootenay

Janice Strong slideshow of Beautiful East Kootenays

Learning About Fernie – Geography, Elevation, Age, Our Flag and Motto, Robotics, Accommodation Industry

Did you know this about Fernie BC? Facts, Flag, Geography, Tourism

From Wikipedia and BC Stats I learned a few things about the City of Fernie:

1. geography of Fernie

Fernie is a city in the Elk Valley area of the East Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada, located on BC Highway 3 (also know as the Interprovincial or Southern Trans-Provincial) on the eastern approaches to the Crowsnest Pass through the Rocky Mountains, along the Elk River (the Elk River originates from the Elk Lakes near the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains).

The coordinates are: 49°30′15″N 115°03′46″W

2. How High Are We?

Our Elevation is: 1,010 m (3,314 ft)

To put that into perspective:
Victoria’s elevation is 23 m (75 ft)
Calgary’s elevation is 1,048 m (3,438 ft)
Winnipeg’s elevation is 238 m (781 ft)
Toronto’s elevation is 76 m (249 ft)
St John’s elevation is Sea Level 0–147 m (0–483 ft)

* High altitude is sometimes defined to begin at 2,400 metres (8,000 ft) above sea level.

3. Fernie’s Median Age

From 2008 – 41.1

4. Fernie’s Flag – gorgeous

We’re so minimalist. But I think I get what it’s trying to say…there’s coal in the shape of diamonds in the mountains and over to the right there are elk. But Shhh don’t tell anyone, Hunters don’t like their hunting spots exposed to anyone.

Fernie BC Flag
5. Our motto:

In montibus ad flumen” which translates to “In the mountains by the river“. Spot-on!

6. Robotics

Did you know Fernie is also home to The Fernie Seconday School Robotics Club, which travelled all the way to Atlanta Georgia for the world championships, the farthest distance travelled by a Fernie School team?

7. Tourism – Accommodation Industry

From my good friend in Victoria who works for BC Stats – “It seems like the Fernie area accommodation industry brings in just over $2 million every month in the peak (Feb/winter) season, compared to the other months. Here’s a summary of the information (covers the period January 2000 to July 2009)”:

Month
Average (000s)
Jan
$ 1,689.10
Feb
$ 2,177.10
Mar
$ 1,958.30
Apr
$   583.10
May
$   360.50
Jun
$   448.70
Jul
$   783.90
Aug
$   906.00
Sep
$   621.67
Oct
$   351.89
Nov
$   237.89
Dec
$ 1,450.

The Scenic Wardner-FortSteele Road – Picnic Areas, Lakes and Campgrounds

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