Fernie Restaurants and Cafes
Information from our Friends and Partners at Fernie Tourism
Fernie has a wealth of great dining options for a small mountain town!
Savour the truly Authentic Japanese cuisine at Yamagoya Sushi.
Open from 5pm daily.
This popular spot is repeatedly voted Fernie’s favourite restaurant, and as soon as you walk in the door, you’ll see why. Warm and welcoming, with local artwork on the walls and a contemporary, minimalist feel.
The food is fresh, varied and beautifully presented. Local recommendations include the gomae salad, tuna tataki, sashimi carpaccio and scallop chop chop. A full range of hot appetizers includes gyoza, miso soup, tempura, karaage and warm teriyaki salads. The sushi bar offers prime sashimi and made to order sushi rolls including the famous ‘Fernie Roll’ or giant dragon roll, old favourites like the California roll or salmon skin roll, or new fusion creations including the curry roll, kryptonite roll or tempura roll.
Enjoy drinks at the sake bar or in the lounge space, then dine at the sushi bar or in the main restaurant or request a private tatami room for a more intimate dining experience. Group dining, intimate couples rooms or come on your own. Yamagoya is perfect for all occasions.
Reservations are not accepted for the main restaurant. Group reservations are accepted for the private dining room for 8-12 people at 5.45pm or 7.30pm.
Welcome to the Kootenays’ mobile sushi experience: quality gourmet solar-powered sushi and Asian cuisine. You’ll find Yama2Go wherever the action is this summer – now 2 Yamas to serve you better!
Curbside in your neighbourhood, down at the lake or listening to your favourite beats at many music festivals across B.C.
Also available for private events and remote location catering.
Big Bang Bagels
502 2nd Avenue, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Welcome to Big Bang Bagels! Owned and operated by Fernie locals, serving fresh baked Fernie style bagels.
Monday – Thursday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Friday – Sunday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Over 18 varieties in white or whole wheat. Take a batch home or order one of the many bagel sandwiches for breakfast, lunch or snack.
At Big Bang Bagels, they make bagels from scratch every day. They combine wholesome and healthy ingredients, hand rolling each bagel, and then boiling them to perfection before baking these quality bagels. Big Bang Bagels is proud of the care that goes into each bagel, and is happy to provide you with the highest quality bagel available in the Greater Fernie Area and Universe (according to some).
So if you haven’t tried a Big Bang Bagel yet… what’s stopping you?
Freshly baked cookies, coffee, speciality coffee, tea, juice and smoothies!
The Bridge Bistro
301 Hwy 3 , Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Full service family restaurant in Fernie with spectacular views of the Lizard Range above Fernie Alpine Resort.
The Bridge Bistro is open daily 9am – 9pm.
Spacious restaurant with booth and bar seating. Large riverside patio with shade.
The Bridge Bistro offers a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, and great food. Well-known for having Fernie’s only riverside patio and accompanying panoramic views and contemporary decor, this is a great option for your whole family. Featuring rotisserie chicken and mouth-watering steaks.
641 2nd Avenue, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
The Loaf prepares real, honest food, fresh every day, using all-natural ingredients made from scratch, by hand.
New look, new menu, same real food philosophy. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between.The Loaf is a place with craft beers, a good wine list, pizzas, pasta and many other nice mains, but nothing too fancy. At an Italian table, food and bread are inseparable. People start a meal by nibbling on fresh bread, they use it to wipe a pasta plate clean of a tasty sauce, mop up the juices of a meat dish or soak up a delicious salad dressing.
Mon – Tues – Closed
Wed – Sun – 10am – 9pm
Dine-in or take out available
For Take-out Menu or to book a table, call The Loaf at 250-423-7702.
The Dinner Menu at Loaf is a marriage of what Loaf loves best – real, honest, freshly-made, Italian-inspired food. Loaf’s Italian-style pizza dough is handmade and topped with fresh cheese, vegetables and meat – no wonder Loaf’s pizza was voted Fernie’s best pizza in the Best of Fernie awards. Like all Loaf’s products, the pizza dough only contains the core ingredients of flour, water, salt, yeast and olive oil – definitely no artificial preservatives or additives. Pizza dough is nut and dairy-free and pizzas can be prepared to suit many diets and allergy restrictions.
The Loaf’s delicious winter fondue is a great way to warm up in the snowy months.
Available Thursdays and Sundays from November – March; reservations required.
- Chef’s canapes
- Soup or salad appetizer
- A classic blend of imported Swiss cheese & aged cheddar finished with Kirsch, garlic & white wine. Served with house-made sourdough baguette, cotechino meatballs, prosciutto, baby potatoes, seasonal vegetables, fresh apple & cornichons
After visiting Fernie in 2003 from London, England, Phil & Claire Gadd fell in love with the area and looked for ways to stay and raise a family. In the summer of 2009, the couple moved to Fernie permanently and In less than three months they fitted out new premises on 6th Ave, sourced equipment, got their core team together, and opened the doors.
Loaf Bakery had an incredible, hectic first year of business and was voted Fernie’s ‘New Business of the Year’ in 2010 by the Chamber of Commerce. Originally started as a great little neighbourhood bakery offering a range of artisan bread and pastries prepared from scratch using all-natural ingredients, Loaf has transformed over the years and moved locations to Fernie’s Historic Downtown where it is a highlight on the culinary scene offering gourmet Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.
Island Lake Lodge Bear Bistro & Tamarack Dining Room
7.2km up Mt Fernie Park Road, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Island Lake Lodge’s Bear Bistro & Tamarack Dining Room have been setting the standard for mountain cuisine for many years.
DINING OPEN JUNE 25th – SEPTEMBER 12th, 2023 – blackout dates apply
BEAR BISTRO & PATIO
- 11am – 5pm: Friday – Tuesday (blackout dates apply)
- Spacious patio and rustic indoor space with handcrafted fireplace and log bar
- Casual dining with an emphasis on delicious local flavours
- Welcoming atmosphere with spectacular views
- Curated cocktails featuring local flavours
- No pets on the patio, “pet parking” adjacent the restaurant in the surrounding treed area
- No reservations, first-come-first-serve
TAMARACK DINING ROOM
- 5pm – 10pm: Friday – Monday (blackout dates apply)
- Reservations are required; call 250-423-3700
- Extensive wine library
- Acclaimed seasonal menus
- Fireplace & open kitchen
- Indoor & outdoor tables with magnificent views of the Lizard Range
- Gourmet fine dining
Please review the schedule of operations to plan your visit.
The approach to food at Island Lake Lodge is simple; complexity without complication. Organic and traditionally raised foods are prepared with unpretentious flavourings and well-executed techniques. Believing that there should be strong connections between plate, planet, people, and culture, the culinary team are committed to the procurement of ethically raised and enviro-wise products presented in healthy and balanced dishes. The menu focuses on unprocessed, unrefined, whole foods, traditionally prepared, to offer countless flavours, textures and concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Summer Activities at Island Lake Lodge
Note: some days the lodge may not be available or open due to a private function – call or visit this webpage for schedules and events. Visitors can still access the trails.
How To Get Here In Summer
Island Lake Lodge is in a private wilderness setting only 14km from Fernie and easily accessible in summer via Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road. Look for the large “Island Lake Lodge” sign on HWY 3 between town and Fernie Alpine Resort turn-off. The access road is rugged, please allow yourself approx. 20 minutes to drive up.