Travel & Tourism Awards 2024

Travel & Tourism Awards 2024 | 11 Fernie Fox Hotel is the optimal place to stay to make the most of this region, offering guests a perfect experience through an array of room configurations that have been designed to yield maximum comfort and satisfaction, all while adhering to sustainable living. Securing the wellbeing of guests is key, and something that has been made apparent through every room featuring double queen beds and a great deal of space for which to relax and unwind after a day exploring this unique and exciting landscape. Families are more than welcome, and with adjoining rooms as well as pet-friendly options, everybody can enjoy the innate comfort, homeliness, and pursuit of perfection that is present across the Fernie Fox Hotel. Regarding the latter, the Fernie Fox Hotel sees perfection across its services and management to be intertwined with its aforementioned sustainable commitments, something that a spokesperson for the hotel tells us reflects, “a luxury experience that transcends conventional indulgence.” The managing Pauw family have spearheaded such initiatives as introducing electric vehicles to their fleet, with two free electric vehicle charging points on-site for guests, as well as free e-bike rentals. Similar environmental stewardship and green practices are evident across these operations, with the gold standard for excellence being set that not only benefits patrons of the hotel, but also the wider Fernie region and even the rest of the world. Even outside of its own premises is this indefatigable commitment to others on display, particularly in the form of its support to the local community, which is clearly manifested through charitable donations and sponsorship, with more than $86,500 having gone directly to community support, positively contributing to the region’s overall ecosystem. This, combined with the sustainable initiatives that are in effect across the hotel, result in a three-fold pursuit of excellence that is defined by a sustainable dedication, community engagement, and consistently improving guest experiences, thus setting it apart from the competition and establishing it as a frontrunner in BC’s hospitality industry. Regarding the specific facilities that are available, Fernie Fox Hotel boasts a guest kitchen; guest BBQ, patio, and dining area; a convenience store; storage for both skis and bikes; a dining area; as well as a gas station; and a complimentary laundry service. As for the rooms themselves, these come with tea and coffee as standard, a microwave, mini-fridge, smart TV, and an independent heart/air conditioning system. Additionally, wheelchair accessible rooms are available, cribs and rollaway beds are obtainable on request, and finally, children under 16 years of age stay free. Included in a guest’s stay is also a hot breakfast discount at selected local restaurants, as well as long-distance calls between Canada and the US. Aside from just these offerings, Fernie Fox Hotel is aided immeasurably by its devout, family-focused team, with this staff playing an integral part in day-to-day operations and thus the overall success of the business. As for 2024 particularly, a spokesperson commenting on behalf of this team tells us, “we plan to continue our regular operational audits to identify further areas for improvement to our business, and continue to source local, high-quality products for an enhanced guest experience.” Far from the first award this hotel has won (it was particularly proud to receive the Environmental Sustainability Award at the 2022 Fernie Business Excellence Awards), this Travel and Tourism Award nevertheless serves to solidify Fernie Fox Hotel’s newfound take on the luxury market, leaving behind its traditional association with indulgence and replacing it with elements that favour the importance of adopting sustainable practice and managing one’s environmental impact. By encouraging guests to consider these factors when choosing an accommodation provider, this hotel really is spurring positive change. Ultimately, Fernie Fox Hotel’s convenient location (just off of Highway 3), unwavering loyalty to sustainable methods, and dozens of features and amenities make it the ideal location to stay for a skiing holiday, thrill-seekers vacation, or simply to explore this terrific and nature-filled region of Western Canada. Determined to be the best in the business, Fernie Fox Hotel is one of the best places to stay in the area, and guests are sure to be impressed with the calibre of service they receive and all of the uniquities that make this lodging such a special place to visit, time and again. Contact: Jeremiah Pauw Company: Fernie Fox Hotel Web Address: