In Fernie there is no public transit system. If you don’t have a car, your options are pretty limited, but eventually (it might take a while) you will get there. Regardless, everything within town is walkable, and you should be able to get groceries, beer, and all the other things you need without transportation other than your own tootsies most of the time. Check out one of the City Maps online or pick up your own at participating businesses.
Kootenay Taxi is the one and only local cab company is a good way to get around, if you don’t mind waiting.
Every winter there is day shuttle from town to the hill in the winter that has designated pickup spots (hostels, hotels) and costs a small fee way. A multi-ride and season’s pass are available for a better rate. Get information here.
A popular option is hitching at the end of the West Fernie bridge. It is by no means reliable or guaranteed. The golden rule is, don’t give drivers attitude – ever. Some regular hitchers start to expect rides after a while and get agro about locals who don’t offer rides. This is a sure fire way to guarantee that no one will pick you up – ever.
To get in and out of Fernie your options are limited. To and from the Calgary and Cranbrook airports, there are daily winter airport shuttles. Get information here.