The Dead South at Wapiti Music Festival 2016

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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  • Community Yard Sale
    May 25, 2019

    Fernie Community Yard Sale

    It's a sidewalk shopping bonanza with garage sales, yard sales and sidewalk clearances all over town! Come on down and grab a bargain!

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  • Comedy Circus Collective
    May 25, 2019

    Theatre at the Arts Station - Mom Guilt/Dad Guilt

    A sketch comedy/musical number/improv/full show that will have you laughing in the aisles! Tickets

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  • BBQ Challenge
    May 26, 2019

    Fernie BBQ Chef Challenge at Station Square

    Sample delicious BBQ at the NEW Fernie challenge featuring pro & amateur cooks, tickets $50.

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  • Booked! Fernie Writer's Series
    May 30, 2019

    Booked! Fernie Writers Series Presents Marina Endicott

    Marina Endicott will read from Close to Hugh. Live Music from RedGirl, cash bar, free appies, all welcome.

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  • Seasons of Dance
    June 3, 2019

    Seasons of Dance Recital at Traynor Hall

    Motion Academy's end of year gala recital featuring ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and more! Tickets $10.

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  • Ichimaru: Geisha & Diva
    June 7, 2019

    Gallery Opening: Kimono and Sake at the Fernie Museum

    Celebrating the new exhibit, from Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru. With sushi, sake and curator in attendance. Tickets $20

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  • Untamed Kootenays Culinary Weekend
    June 8, 2019

    3rd Annual Untamed Kootenays Culinary Event at Island Lake Lodge

    Celebrating locally sourced and foraged ingredients, BC wines, FBC beer, and sumptuous surroundings.

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  • Live music at Canada Day celebrations
    July 1, 2019

    Canada Day in Fernie

    Celebrate Canada's 152nd Birthday! Music, cake, fun activities, fireworks, mountain market and more!

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  • Get your Wapiti tickets now
    August 9, 2019

    Wapiti Music Festival

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

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Spalding Great Fire

History | The Great Fire of 1908

Fernie is populated by a people that is possessed with that indomitable western spirit that knows no such thing as failure.

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Ktunaxa Nation

Community | The Ktunaxa First Nations

For more than 10,000 years, the Ktunaxa people have occupied a vast traditional territory that includes the Elk Valley.

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