Roads & Snow Clearing
Fernie strives to provide safe and reliable roads to allow for the efficient movement of goods, services and our greatest resource, people throughout the community.
The City maintains approximately 50 km of roadway; 26 km of sidewalks and 13.5 km of gravel surface trails throughout the community. Each year the Operations Department completes an annual street sweeping and paving program, repairs potholes and broken sidewalks.
Know of a nasty pothole that needs repair? Please Report a Pothole and we will schedule an inspection.
Are you having an event and need to request a temporary Road Closure?
Each winter the Operations Department has the responsibility for maintaining snow and ice removal for the roadways and sidewalks in Fernie. In order to allow equipment access to roads and do a thorough job of snow removal its necessary for the City follow the Winter Parking Policy [PDF - 272 KB].
Winter Parking Map.pdf [PDF - 402 KB] (Overall)
Winter Parking Policy - Alpine Trails and Parkland Terrace 2014 [PDF - 174 KB]
Winter Parking Policy - Annex 2014 [PDF - 179 KB]
Winter Parking Policy - Castle Mountain 2014 [PDF - 192 KB]
Winter Parking Policy - Maintown North 2014[PDF - 186 KB]
Winter Parking Policy - Maintown South 2014 [PDF - 154 KB]
Winter Parking Policy - Mountview 2014 [PDF - 197 KB]
Winter Parking Policy - Park Avenue and Coal Creek Area 2014 [PDF - 157 KB]
Winter Parking Policy - Ridgemont 2014 [PDF - 214 KB]
Winter Parking Policy - Riverside 2014 [PDF - 139 KB]
Many of our residents rely on walking as their primary way to get around Fernie, and without a wide, clear path through snow and ice, it is especially difficult for people with disabilities, seniors, and children to walk safely. According to the City’s Snow & Ice Removal Bylaw No. 1928, business property owners, apartment/condominium complex owners or your managing occupants are responsible for keeping sidewalks free of snow and ice, and for the removal of any overhanging ice, icicles or snow which may fall and cause personal injury or property damage. Please note you are required to clean any snow or ice from the sidewalks and footpaths adjacent to your premises before 9:00 am each day.
Unfortunately the City must enforce the parking policy and sometimes that means Towing a Vehicle to allow equipment to plow streets. Please see the Winter Parking and Snow Removal Brochure for information on winter parking and towing.
Priority Plowing and Sanding Routes
Snow routes are planned by geographic sections of the City of Fernie. These areas are Maintown, Ridgemont, Annex, Mountview, and Parkland/ Ghostrider/Riverside. Priority sanding areas include hills, intersections, and areas adjacent to schools.
To assist residents who are age 65 years or over or persons with disabilities to clear the windrow left behind by the plows, the City offers Windrow Removal Assistance. If you are eligible for this service please complete the application form below and return it to City Hall.