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A Guide to Arts, Culture and Heritage in Fernie & the Elk Valley

In the heart of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Elk Valley is a hidden oasis of verdant landscapes, charming towns and abundant arts, culture and history.

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  • Fernie Pride Festival - Books, Beers & Queers
    February 9, 2023 - February 12, 2023

    Queer Out Here Pride Conference

    A 2SLGBTQ+ Conference for the Columbia Basin and beyond.

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  • Sleepless in Seattle at Fernie Distillers!
    February 14, 2023

    Valentine's Day Screening at Fernie Distillers

    Enjoy the 90's classic film Sleepless in Seattle with charcuterie and cocktails. Bookings recommended!

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  • Fernie Mountain Film Festival
    February 17, 2023 - February 18, 2023

    16th Annual Fernie Mountain Film Festival

    Dedicated to filmmakers who spark awareness of mountain cultures, fragile environments, and the passion and perseverance of global explorers.

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  • Griz Days Festival
    March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023

    46th Annual Griz Days Winter Festival

    Fernie's biggest winter festival will feature a wild weekend of celebrations - bring on the corduroy!

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  • Fernival - Closing Weekend Party at Fernie Alpine Resort
    April 15, 2023 - April 16, 2023

    FERNIVAL! & The Slopesoaker Fernie Alpine Resort

    Celebrating 60+ years with retro rock in the Plaza, beer gardens and on-mountain events.

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  • Get your Wapiti tickets now
    August 11, 2023 - August 12, 2023

    Wapiti Music Festival 2023

    Mountains of the best Canadian Indie Music in beautiful Annex Park in Fernie BC.

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Featured Stories

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Views of Fernie and the Elk River looking east

Environment | The Energy of Fernie

If you have ever spent time in Fernie, you know that it is an incredibly special place.

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Smokii Sumac

Ktunaxa | Smokii Sumac

Smokii Sumac is an Indigenous adoptee, intergenerational residential school survivor, two-spirit person, and author.

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