Best Retail Stores in Kimberley/Fernie/Cranbrook

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Le Grand Fromage. Photo courtesy of Le Grand Fromage.


Le Grand Fromage

“Life is great. Cheese makes it better.” That’s the motto at Le Grand Fromage in Fernie. With a selection of more than 200 fine cheeses from international destinations and across Canada, this store has everything needed to create a decadent cheese board. Options range from more mild variations to daring cheeses infused with whiskey, raspberry or merlot. The in-shop cheesemongers can guide customers through a tasting experience and tell the story of how each product came to be. Pick out a green cheese from England known as Sage Derby or a firm Spanish Manchego Viejo. Maybe you’ll be tempted by a blue cheese known as Bleau Benedictine from Quebec or even a Cheddar Smoke Wild Salmon cheese for the coast of British Columbia.

672 2 Ave., Fernie, B.C., 250-531-0030,



Edge of the World

421B 2 Ave., Fernie, B.C., 250-423-9292,,


Huckleberry Books

16 9 Ave. South, Cranbrook, B.C., 250-426-3415,, @huckleberrybookstore


Arrow and Axe

11, 196 Spokane St., Kimberley, B.C., 250-427-0756,, @arrowandaxe


Freyja Kootenay Boutique

602 2 Ave., Fernie, B.C., 250-423-0713,,

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