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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  • Griz Day Fireworks
    March 2, 2024

    Griz Days Downtown!

    Griz Days central with tons to enjoy for the whole family including the Logger Show, Live Music, Parade & Fireworks!

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  • Bradley Somer: Extinction
    March 7, 2024

    Booked! Fernie Writers Series Presents Bradley Somer

    Fernie Writers Series hosted by Fernie Heritage Library presents some of the most highly regarded authors from Canada's literary scene.

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  • Eric Blehm - The Darkest White
    March 9, 2024

    Booked! Fernie Writers Series Presents Eric Blehm

    Fernie Writers Series hosted by Fernie Heritage Library presents some of the most highly regarded authors from Canada's literary scene.

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  • Fernie Stoke Fest
    March 22, 2024 - March 23, 2024

    Fernie Stoke Fest featuring Shred Kelly

    Join Shred Kelly and friends for the return of Stokefest! Early all-ages show & 19+ late concert. Tickets now on sale!

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  • Fernival in the Plaza
    April 13, 2024 - April 14, 2024

    FERNIVAL! at Fernie Alpine Resort

    Celebrating the end of another amazing winter season with a blow-out rock concert in the plaza.

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  • Red Seal Chef Barrie Elliott on the job
    May 4, 2024

    Feast For A Cause

    An exciting new event for Fernie - get your tickets early for this culinary feast in support of a good cause. $150.

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  • Wapiti Music Festival 2017
    August 9, 2024 - August 10, 2024

    Wapiti Music Festival 2024

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

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  • Griz Days Festival
    March 1, 2024 - March 3, 2024

    47th Annual Griz Days Winter Festival

    Avenue Magazine's Best Winter Festival! Fernie's biggest winter festival featuring a wild weekend of celebrations.

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Featured Stories

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Second Avenue in Downtown Fernie

Ghost Stories of Fernie

Learn of the ghosts that haunt this hidden corner of the Kootenays…

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The first town of Fernie - on the banks of Coal Creek

Heritage | Fernie's Old Town

Now lost to fires, floods and time, Fernie's earliest modern settlement was located around the base of Coal Creek.

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Thick Forest above the Elk Valley

Ktunaxa | Creation Story

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The Fernie Cenotaph

History | The Fernie Cenotaph

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