The Guide's Hut: Fernie, BC

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Latitude: 49.504594 Longitude: -115.060413 Elevation: 3302 ft
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Grete Gansauer

Description of Store or Stores

If the mark of an adventurous mountain town is the quality of its local gear shop, then Fernie, BC is doing pretty darn well for itself. Located right in the heart of downtown, The Guide's Hut is not only the best place in town to ogle the newest line of Patagonia puffy jackets, but it also serves as a central hub for the outdoor community in all seasons. The Guide's Hut can outfit you for nearly any sport you would want to do in Fernie - hiking, backpacking, skiing, camping, climbing or mountaineering. Though they do not carry products specifically to biking or fishing, the friendly local staff can certainly point you in the right direction (whether that's to the trail head or to a shop that can help you).

The Guide's Hut is as ripe with stories and local knowledge as it is with glittering new gear. When my husband and I arrived in Fernie last winter with no idea where to go skiing, the staff enthusiastically poured over maps with us and put together a fantastic weekend of easily-accessed blissful powder turns. So, if you're the type of person that salivates over freeze-dried camping meals; if you're apt to ask what the dynamic elongation of that rope is; if you've forgotten your stylish ski coat at home; or if you need to figure out the coolest trail to hit next....then swing into The Guide's Hut and get your fix! As their website says: "We are all one big community of like-minded adrenalin junkies. It’s about playing in the great outdoors together.” -Mark Gallup 

 

Operating Hours

10am - 6pm

Seasons or Months Open

Open year round

Driving Directions

The Guide's Hut is located right in the heart of downtown Fernie at 671 Second Avenue. (2 Ave. & 7 St.) From Crowsnest Highway (HIghway 3) turn SE on 7th Street until you reach 2nd Avenue. Turn right (South) on 2nd Avenue...and welcome to main street Fernie! 

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