Written by Laura
It started with the restoration of Fernie’s 1908 schoolhouse, a former place of education for many locals, who attended this high school between the dates of 1909 – 1998. A $30 million dollar restoration of this property transformed the grounds into luxury residences, vacation rentals and a commercial space fit for a spa; the once run down building was rejuvenated into a place of retreat and relaxation for locals and visitors, within the beautiful town of Fernie, BC.
The team at Spa 901 is passionate about wellness, combining talents in esthetics, skincare, as well as massage and spa therapy. The team strives to provide an exceptional spa experience for guests, through a range of personalized treatments, a high standard of customer service and a warm and welcoming environment.
In honor of its historic roots, key areas of the spa maintained exposed brick walls, original to the 1908 school house, and a large chalk board written ‘Old School Pampering’ was created as the centre piece of the retail area. A beautiful and cozy environment to relax, Spa 901 features seven treatment rooms, spacious change rooms, two relaxation areas, as well as an outdoor hot pool which operates year round.
Spa 901 is owned and operated by Laura Oleksow and Jessica Riley, who took over ownership in March 2015, three years after the spa was first founded.