Facilities & Facility Rental

The City of Fernie has a number of facilities that it either owns and operates (the Aquatic Centre, Fernie Memorial Arena), conducts business out of (City Hall), maintains and leases out space within (for example, the Court House), or maintains and leases out the entire premises (for example, the Fernie Heritage Library or Fernie Arts Station). 

Request a Facility Booking

To book a City Facility please follow the instructions below:

1) Check the online facility schedule to see if the venue is available (note not all facilities have an online schedule).
2) Submit a Booking Request Form and Signed Rental Agreement to recreation@fernie.ca  Each request will be processed in the order they are received.  Due to a high volume of submissions, please allow 2-4 business days to respond to your request and submit your request at least 7 business days in advance of your first booking date.  A completed form must be submitted to secure the date and facility.  

3) Once you receive a tentative rental permit, use the online portal to purchase insurance for your booking.  The City of Fernie requires users to have insurance, and a copy of your insurance certificate must be provided prior to your booking.  The certificate must indicate a minimum of $5 million in general liability and name the City of Fernie as Additionally Insured. 

4) Pay for your rental permit.  Payment can be made via the following options:

  • In-person at the Fernie Aquatic Centre, 250 Pine Avenue, Fernie.
  • Credit card over the phone at 250-423-4466.
  • By cheque to the City of Fernie

5) Pick up your key/code from the Fernie Aquatic Centre 1-2 days prior to your rental.   

Facility rental fees are outlined in the Municipal Facilities and Parks User Regulation and Fees Bylaw.   

To apply for a Seasonal Rental of a Municipal Facility,please visit our Seasonal Rental page.

If you are planning a Special Event, including weddings, please see our Special Events page. 

To request outdoor festival equipment rentals, please visit our Equipment Rental page.

Facility Maintenance

Overall facility maintenance of these premises falls under the Parks, Facilities and Recreation Department. If you have questions about any of the facilities please feel free to contact Parks, Facilities and Recreation at 250.423.4466. 

If maintenance is required, please complete a service request form.