Small Business Awards 2023

Small Business Awards 2023 27 Oct23169 Situated on the bank of the Elk River, the Fernie Fox Hotel is on a mission to become British Columbia’s most sustainable hotel by 2025. The independent family-run business provides the perfect combination of comfort and sustainability to offer guests a restful stay in a place of natural beauty. The Fernie Fox Hotel provides visitors with memorable experiences and a detail-oriented service that ensures guests can completely relax. The Fernie Fox Hotel has received a Small Business Award for this year’s Most Environmentally-Conscious Hotel - Southeastern British Columbia. The Fernie Fox Hotel is ideally located on Highway 3 and is the closest main town hotel to the local ski resort. Fernie is not only the perfect location for avid skiers and mountain bikers but its small town also has a rich cultural heritage. There are many scenic hiking and walking trails spanning all corners of the valley. Explore the beautiful natural surroundings with an easy stroll down the Elk River or undertake a longer alpine adventure hike. Fernie is truly a food lover’s paradise with several diverse cuisine options to enjoy. Grab lunch on the go with Lunchbox’s delicious sandwiches and salads, dine in and enjoy Loaf’s homemade bread, or for sensational spice, visit Nevados for some delicious South American cooking. Over the last few years, the Fernie Fox Hotel has undergone a complete renovation with modern furnishings and energy-efficient appliances. The hotel has 43 elegant rooms, each featuring two double queen beds for extra room and comfort. For small groups and families, the hotel also offers adjoining rooms which allow guests to remain close to their loved ones. At the Fernie Fox Hotel, its listed rates cover many amenities, including a hot breakfast discount at local restaurants, free Wi-Fi, long distance calls to Canada and the USA, a guest laundry, a newly renovated hot tub, and a free door-to-door ski shuttle. The hotel features a guest kitchen, dining facilities, and a BBQ area so that guests can cook whenever they like. The Fernie Fox Hotel caters to guests’ individual needs with pet friendly rooms and wheelchair As a responsible citizen of Fernie and the Elk Valley, the Fernie Fox Hotel consistently strives to improve the business’s sustainability and corporate responsibility. It is the hotel’s objective to become the most sustainable hotel in British Columbia by 2025. The Fernie Fox Hotel aims to create a positive impact on the environment and protect the community’s biodiversity and environment for years to come. The business has numerous sustainability initiatives and has most recently installed a 53.4 kW solar panel system to power the hotel with renewable energy. The Fernie Fox Hotel is the only hotel in Fernie with onsite electric vehicle chargers and solar panels. The hotel has also installed water savers on showerheads and taps and implemented a policy of purchasing only low-energy equipment such as fridges, TVs, and microwaves. The hotel has eliminated all single use plastics and uses refillable toiletry bottles for its rooms. The Fernie Fox Hotel is proud to have been awarded an Environmental Sustainability Award at the 2022 Fernie Business Excellence Awards. As a family-run business, the Fernie Fox Hotel understands the importance of teamwork. The team works together to deliver outstanding guest experiences. When recruiting, the business seeks individuals who are team players and possess a strong work ethic. The hotel provides staff with onsite and offsite training and has previously helped employees facilitate long-term accommodation and provided bursaries to support families with further education opportunities. The Fernie Fox Hotel remains steadfast in its mission to become the most environmentally sustainable hotel in British Columbia by 2025. The owners regularly review and update their procedures to reduce the hotel’s environmental footprint. These audit reviews have led to improved business performance. Investments in renewable energy and low-energy appliances have resulted in lower energy bills and have offset the initial investment costs. Within Fernie’s natural surroundings, guests are guaranteed an exceptional stay with lasting memories of first-class service and comfortable accommodation. Staff are driven by their commitment to guest satisfaction and will go above and beyond to ensure guests experience a relaxing visit. The Fernie Fox Hotel is dedicated to continuous innovation and will consciously work to create a positive impact on its environment and community. The Fernie Fox Hotel has received our award for this year’s Most EnvironmentallyConscious Hotel - Southeastern British Columbia. Contact Details Contact: Jeremiah Pauw Company: Fernie Fox Hotel Web Address: Most EnvironmentallyConscious Hotel 2023 - Southeastern British Columbia