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History of Spa 901


Spa 901 is the flagship amenity of the Kootenay region. Opened in March of 2012, Spa 901 was designed by Karen Vonkeman, the same spa design consultant that teamed with 901 Fernie’s architect on the Banff Springs Spa, “Solace”. Originally built in 1908, Fernie’s historic schoolhouse was transformed by Parastone Developments as part of a $30 million residential project. With 6600 sq feet of space, Spa 901 is the only commercial space in the centrally located development of 44 high-end residential units.

Since opening, Spa 901 has been a unique addition to Fernie; opening the doors to destination spa seekers from across Canada and various parts of the world. Spa 901 adds a unique experience to Fernie’s growing tourism industry and also has the exclusive ability to accommodate for large group bookings, which has proven to be a popular option for the “weekend warriors” that frequent this growing resort town.

On March 2nd of 2015, ownership of Spa 901 was transferred to Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley, two employees of Spa 901. With years of industry and management experience, in addition to a passion and drive for success, the two owners continue to grow Spa 901 in a positive and unique direction. Spa 901 is proud to be locally owned and operated.

Our Mission Statement

We at Spa901 invite you to complement your Fernie experience by pampering yourself to professional spa treatments in a historical, luxurious setting. Our internationally hand-picked team of estheticians and spa therapists strive to provide an unparalleled spa experience where beauty, comfort, knowledge and personalized attention combine to create a memorable and rejuvenating experience. Whether you are a weekend warrior seeking relief after a hard day on the hill, a first time visitor looking for a unique experience or a local in need of some pampering, we are dedicated to fulfilling your every need.

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