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Grocery ordering on the internet in Fernie

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Grocery ordering on the internet in Fernie

Does anyone know how I can preorder my groceries in Fernie for our holiday in January 2008? I am travelling to Canada from Australia and like to do self catering and have everything delivered before I arrive. Thanks, Jules

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1. Re: Grocery ordering on the internet in Fernie

Contact the local Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Bureau and ask for a list of town grocers.

Contact each and ask for prices of items and delivery rates.

Note that as easy as this is to type it will most likely turn into an internet/fax odyssey of Brobdingnagian proportions since it's doubtful local grocers do business by email or are setup to take CC info off the net-it's small town not a city.

Your best bet is to take an hour/hire a cab to drive to the grocery store and buy exactly what you want no worries.

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2. Re: Grocery ordering on the internet in Fernie

ya i agree, small town, scale down your expectations accordingly

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3. Re: Grocery ordering on the internet in Fernie

Internet grocery shopping hasn't really caught on in western Canada yet. In a town the size of Fernie I think the best you can hope for is that you will be able to find a store that will deliver for you. The Mountain Pantry, the grocery store at the ski hill, delivers. I'm not sure if the grocery store in town delivers or not. It certainly wouldn't be more than about a five minute cab ride into town from the ski hill, if you end up having to go get groceries yourself.

Here is a link to Fernie's 2007 visitor's guide. It is geared towards summer activities but certain info, such as shopping, restaurants and accomodations, are valid any time of year. It may be helpful in planning your vacation to download the guide.


Have a great vacation!

- CG

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4. Re: Grocery ordering on the internet in Fernie

If money is no object, you may find someone - your accomodator or local taxi company, perhaps - that will pre-buy for a premium and delivery charge. . . ?

Other than that, logistics for self-serve are straight forward, and you will save money;

Overwaitea Foods is "in town" - you will pay a premium for groceries on the mountain.

Also, Government offers lowest prices on alcohol - other's "upcharge" for same product + "chill fee" on cold beer. .

Food/Grog store are side by side in Fernie townsite. You will want to take a taxi back to the mountain - 10 - 15 minute ride - once you pick-up your groceries.

Have you been to www.skifernie.com ?? for fun you might want to bookmark and watch this site;


It is pukeing powder in this area, today = La Nina calling for lots of snow, but colder winter (bring warm clothing), this year. . .


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5. Re: Grocery ordering on the internet in Fernie

Check with your hotel. I know there is a service on the hill where you can fill in an order sheet and have the groceries delivered. Snow Creek Lodge has this service but I'm sure it's available for all the hotels. They should be able to email or fax you the grocery list.

Also there is a shuttle bus from the hill to town (which is very close) so frankly the easiest thing is to just go shopping yourself. The ski hill has a small store but as mentioned it's pricey.


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