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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  • Border Walk - Honouring Ktunaxa Homelands
    June 21, 2024

    Canada-US Border Walk 2024 - Indigenous People's Day

    Join Yaq?it ?a·knuq?i ‘it - Tobacco Plains Indian Band to honour the Jay Treaty and recognize the homelands of the Ktunaxa.

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  • Rubber Tyre Peep Show
    June 22, 2024

    Fun Field Festival

    A brand new one-day festival in the mountains near Fernie, with live music, DJ's, camping, food trucks, firespinning and fun times!

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  • Ice Cream: A Collective Gallery Show
    June 27, 2024

    Gallery Opening at the Arts Station: Ice Cream

    Opening an exciting collective summer show with an artist reception. Happy Cow Ice Cream and cash bar. All welcome.

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  • Enjoy free live music all weekend!
    June 28, 2024 - July 1, 2024

    Elkford Wildcat Days

    Let's Get Wild! The annual festival of family fun is on for Canada Day weekend. All welcome!

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  • Canada Day in Fernie
    July 1, 2024

    Canada Day in Fernie - Canada Together

    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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  • Wapiti Indie Music Festival
    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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  • Annual Fernie Show n' Shine - a summer favourite
    August 24, 2024

    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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  • Art & craft demonstrations
    September 13, 2024 - September 15, 2024

    10th Annual Fernie Chautauqua Cultural Festival

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

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  • Fernie Pride - entertainment on the main stage!
    September 18, 2024 - September 22, 2024

    8th Annual Elk Valley Pride Festival

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

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  • Thanksgiving at the Barn
    October 12, 2024

    5th Annual Thanksgiving at the Barn

    A festive celebration with live music, miniature therapy ponies, S'mores, games and pulled pork sandwiches.

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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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