April 22 COVID-19 & Operations Update

Thank you to all our regular customers inquiring about booking a stay or visiting our various outlets here at the Park Place Lodge.  We value your continued support and patience as Park Place Lodge works with the community and province in addressing Covid-19. As with all of our tourism partners in the community and the province, we are asking travelers to help flatten the curve, now, so that we can safely travel when ready, this spring season.

As of Friday, April 23rd , the BC Government Non-essential travel ‘order’ is now in place until midnight May 25th for travel between 3 specific BC health regions. Travel into BC from other provinces and within health regions continues to be restricted as well, but is not enforced by an order.

Please keep in mind Fernie is still prepping for a safe and welcoming summer travel season. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel as more people are vaccinated, but we aren’t there quite yet. Book now for summer!

Also, if you are visiting  us at the Park Place Lodge for essential reasons? Then also read this.

In addition, the following orders and restrictions remain in place

  • ORDER – Liquor and food primary establishments restricted to patio service, takeout, and delivery. Indoor food and drink service at all liquor and food primaries is prohibited – Visit our Pub page to see how we are accommodating our guests with patio dining, room service and take-out options.
  • ORDER – Masks mandatory in public indoor spaces, this includes common areas, retail and dining (but not at your table when eating/drinking). Exemptions for those with health conditions (can’t wear one), those who can’t put a mask on independantly and for children under 12 years of age.
  • ORDER – No social gatherings, must limit to immediate household (exception for single person households). Special important gatherings of up to 10 for funerals/weddings etc allowed if protocols followed and safety plan developed and available.
  • ORDER – No events/gatherings where people come together from different households (ie. original rule of up to 50 people not supported).

View additional details on the provincial travel order

View all updated BC Gov’t restrictions in detail.

More information on how the community of Fernie is addressing the Covid-19 situation can be found here: https://tourismfernie.com/news/coronavirus-covid-19

If you are concerned about how these restrictions will affect your travel decisions or wish to postpone or rebook your stay for a later date, please reach out to our reservations team and we will be happy to assist.

Please keep in mind that hotels are deemed an essential service and our operations continue to operate during these restrictions with extensive Covid-19 safety protocols in place. Overnight accommodations can be booked by contacting our reservations team at 250.423.6871. In addition our Pub Bar & Grill is open daily for patio dining and take-out from 12 Noon to 8 PM. Our Spirits Beer & Wine Shop is also open daily 9 AM – 10 PM and now offers convenient on-line ordering.

As a final note to our customers, please expect a new way of experiencing Fernie and the Park Place Lodge this winter as we progress through the government protocols and new safe ways of offering our services. This includes adjusted operating hours as well as limited drink and food menus.  We have also added new protocols and our service team has extra health and safety responsibilities, this may impact the style or speed of service. Our goal is create a safe and enjoyable environment for our guests as well as staff. We are doing our best to try and get it right and would be thrilled if you are willing to share your feedback. Do you have any awesome ideas that would improve your experience? Send us an email at manager@parkplacelodge.com.

We encourage everyone to stay safe, wear a mask, and wash your hands. In addition, we encourage those of you here in Fernie to continue to shop local and support local.

Again, we truly appreciate your support while we navigate this situation together and we look forward to welcoming you at the Park Place Lodge.


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