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Fernie’s Annie Yip

Fernie’s Annie Yip

Growing up in Fernie in the sixties meant socializing with friends at the popular Diamond Grill on Victoria Avenue owned by Charlie and Annie Yip. It was like a scene out of TV’s “Happy Days” sitting on smooth vinyl covered seats of booths or on stools along the lunch counter of the restaurant.

Experience the East Kootenays' sporting passion

There are ball diamonds, soccer fields and curling rinks in almost every town. School and community teams have great teams in all sorts of discipline

Come check out wildlife at the reserve

Come see one of British Columbia's greatest natural gems in the form of the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

Beat snow, shred ice

Snowmobiling has a large ridership base in the East Kootenay

Celebrate the wonders of nature in East Kootenay

From early spring to late fall Nature Park in Kimberley leads monthly guided walks into the Park, focusing on natural history of the Park or just providing recreation and relaxation

Bike for fun, or in one of these races

The slopes of the magnificent mountains in the East Kootenay are popular spots for recreation, not only in winter, but in the summer as well

Japan needs sisterly help on its path to recovery

Japan is just starting to recover from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Japanese citizens devastated by the natural disasters and their aftermath need our help.
Learning how to ski

Learning how to ski

For the first time since I started my ski lessons, I experienced the glory of powder. Sure, it wasn’t the nice untracked stuff that you get on the upper mountain, but it was much nicer than the hard packed snow I’d become used to over the past few weeks.