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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  • Canada Day in Fernie
    July 1, 2023

    Canada Day in Fernie

    A day to celebrate and reflect on Canada's history, heritage and community with activities and entertainment at Fernie Aquatic Centre.

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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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  • Show N' Shine in August
    August 26, 2023

    Fernie Show n' Shine

    The Fernie Show n' Shine brings out the best and brightest cars in the area. Come take in the show and vote for your favourite.

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  • Fernie Chautauqua at City Hall
    September 8, 2023 - September 10, 2023

    8th Annual Fernie Chautauqua Cultural Festival

    Art, music and heritage come together in a 3-day festival of community. Various locations, most events are free to attend.

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  • Fernie Fall Fair

    Fernie Fall Fair and Mountain Market

    A special edition of the weekly summer market with growing, baking and home craft contests and displays!

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  • Fernie Ribfest
    September 15, 2023 - September 17, 2023

    Fernie Ribfest

    A three-day extravaganza of ribs, drinks, entertainment, family fun and more!

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  • Fernie Pride - entertainment on the main stage!
    September 20, 2023 - September 24, 2023

    7th Annual Elk Valley Pride Festival

    Fun, friendship, and unity in Fernie to celebrate Pride, mountain style!

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  • Fernie Community Choir
    June 2, 2023

    Knox-Knox - Dual Choir Performance

    A choral event featuring the combined Fernie and Cranbrook and Choirs performing individually and en masse.

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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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