The Iconic Fernie app is free from the Apple App store and Google Play. (Image courtesy of Tourism Fernie)

The Iconic Fernie app is free from the Apple App store and Google Play. (Image courtesy of Tourism Fernie)

New walking tour app launched in Fernie

The ‘Iconic Fernie’ app can guide visitors around town and teach them about attractions

Visitors to Fernie can now enjoy curated, self-guided walking tours of town, thanks to a new smartphone app released by Tourism Fernie.

The ‘Iconic Fernie App’ allows visitors to pick what theme of tour they’d like to go on, including tours of the town’s historic buildings, artistic offerings, family-friendly fun, local food and drink, views for the perfect Instagram snap, and nature.

“We’re really excited to launch this app,” said Jikke Gyorki, Executive Officer for Tourism Fernie.

“The idea started before COVID-19 hit to create a self-guided tour app to enrich a visitor’s experience in our community, to encourage a greater knowledge and appreciation of everything Fernie, to encourage shoulder season visitation, visitor dispersion and shopping local. We plan to expand our current six themed tours into more.”

Each themed tour can guide visitors to a location, and regale them with information and tidbits about each place – such as Nevados Restaurant (which is in a building that used to be a theatre), City Hall (which was a coal company HQ), and the Arts Station which was a train station and is now a hub for local art.

According to Tourism Fernie, the app is an evolution of the Heritage Walking Tour, providing more information in an easier-to-access way: on your own phone.

The App can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more information visit iconicfernie.com.

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