Fall  Season - Historic Downtown Fernie

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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  • Booked! Fernie Writer's Series
    December 2, 2021

    Booked! Fernie Writers Series Presents Stephen Heighton

    Join Canadian fiction writer, poet, and singer-songwriter Steven Heighton in discussion with local author Angie Abdou.

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  • Maddisun - live, intimate performances
    December 3, 2021

    Maddisun at Kodiak Lounge

    Canadian folk vibes in a beautifully soulfull package. Entry by donation.

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  • Avalanches in the Canadian Rockies
    December 4, 2021

    Gallery Opening: The Dragon Tamers at the Fernie Museum

    Exploring the mystery and science of snow and avalanches, featuring 'Land of the Thundering Snow.'

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  • Scenic view at Fernie Alpine Resort
    December 4, 2021

    Opening day at Fernie Alpine Resort

    Winter Opening Day at Fernie Alpine Resort for the 2021-2022 Season!

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  • The Arts Station
    December 17, 2021

    Mistletoe Mania at The Arts Station

    An evening of festive fun for all to enjoy - games, trivia, snacks and more! $75/teams of 4-6, or $15 individual.

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  • Reel Canadian Film Festival Screening
    January 28, 2022

    14th Annual Reel Canadian Film Festival

    Celebrating the best of Canadian cinema with feature films, documentaries and short films, plus special features.

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  • Griz Days Festival - Parade
    March 4, 2022

    45th Annual Griz Days Winter Festival

    Fernie's biggest winter festival will feature a wild weekend of celebrations - get your animal print ready!

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  • Gift Giving X2 - Art Show and Sale at the Fernie Museum
    November 12, 2021

    Gift Giving X2 at the Fernie Museum

    Art Show & Sale featuring fine art from over 20 Elk Valley artists. Admission by donation or purchase.

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  • Group show: Blue
    November 25, 2021

    Gallery Opening at the Arts Station: Blue

    A community group show inspired by the theme of blue. Show continues until Christmas.

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  • Anita Roloff
    November 26, 2021

    Anita Roloff at Kodiak Lounge

    Local musician Anita performs live for the holiday kick-off. Located at the Raging Elk Hostel.

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  • The Arts Station
    November 26, 2021

    Artisan Fair at the Arts Station

    A two-day show and sale of local art and artisan wares in the Arts Station theatre.

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  • Festival of Lights Fireworks
    November 26, 2021

    Downtown Holiday Kick Off & Fireworks

    Celebrating the start of the holiday shopping season with a night of community, art, fireworks, fun, music and more!

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  • Twilight & Holiday Craft Fair
    November 27, 2021

    Holiday Craft Fair at Fernie Community Centre

    Home baking, produce and preserves, textiles, wood-working, crafts, fine art, bath products, jewellery and so much more!

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Featured Stories

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Old Fernie City Hall

History | Fernie's Lost Landmarks

Heritage buildings lost to time.

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Thick Forest above the Elk Valley

Ktunaxa | Creation Story

The Ktunaxa Nation's creation story includes Fernie and the Elk Valley.

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Local band Shred Kelly

Music | Shred Kelly

These iconic Fernie musicians create energy with their folk music that makes every dance floor vibrate!

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