Art Banners in 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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  • Open Mic Nights every Thursday at Fernie Distillers
    Thursdays

    Open Mic at Fernie Distillers

    A new addition to the weekly events calendar - come show off your skills at the Distillery bar.

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  • Fernie Mountain Film Festival
    February 25, 2022

    14th 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 - 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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  • Director Q&A at Reel
    January 28, 2022

    14th Annual (Virtual) Reel Canadian Film Festival

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

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  • Ivan Palomares
    January 28, 2022

    Ivan Palomares at Kodiak Lounge

    Bringing the sultry sounds of the south to Fernie.

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Featured Stories

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Winter Wonderland in Mt Fernie Provincial Park

Environment | The Science of Snow

Champagne powder, fluff, pow pow, neige, schnee, snø, unatsi - there are many terms for snow, but what exactly is it?

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Nell Smith

Music | Nell Smith

Fernie's 14-year-old 'Girl in Amber' recently released her first album, Where the Viaduct Looms.

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Laura Nelson  Artwork

Feature Artist | Laura Nelson

As a landscape artist, Laura Nelson paints in reverence of wild places that are disappearing at alarming rates.

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