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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  • Oktoberfest at Fernie Alpine Resort
    October 7, 2023

    4th Annual Oktoberfest at Fernie Alpine Resort

    Plaza fun for everyone! Bavarian-themed food, drinks & contests plus live music. All welcome! Sponsored by Banded Peak Brewing.

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  • Thanksgiving at Montane Barn - Live Music
    October 7, 2023

    4th 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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  • Fernie Craft Fairs
    October 7, 2023

    Fall 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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  • Fernie Stoke Fest
    October 11, 2023

    Fernie Stoke Fest presents: Shred Kelly & Elliot Brood

    Two amazing bands hitting Fernie for a hometown fall thanksgiving stomp fest! $35

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  • Theatrical Fernie Ghost Tours
    October 22, 2023 - November 5, 2023

    Theatrical Fernie Ghost Tours

    Ghastly ghost stories, blood-soaked buildings and horrible histories in the downtown core.

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  • Retreats at Elk View Lodge to clear, cleanse & energise mind, body and soul
    October 27, 2023 - October 29, 2022

    My Ultimate Healing Weekend at Elk View Lodge

    Take time for yourself to rejuvenate, heal and get insights on how to move forward. A weekend of healing with luxury accommodation and healthy meals.

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  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
    October 27, 2023

    Rocky Horror Picture Show Viewing Party at The Arts Station

    Dammit, Janet! It's time for the fishnets. Admission by donation, advance registration recommended.

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  • Haunted Station
    October 28, 2023

    Haunted Station at The Arts Station!

    A new spooktastic event to add to the Halloween lineup in Fernie - details coming soon!

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  • Halloween at the Pub
    October 31, 2023

    Halloween Party at the Pub Bar and Grill

    It's the annual Halloween Party Night you don't want to miss!

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  • Fernie Ski & Board Film Festival
    November 11, 2023

    Fernie Ski & Board Film Festival

    Celebrating snow with the kick-off to Fernie's winter season with the latest snow movies.

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  • The Mogul Smoker
    November 18, 2023

    Mogul Smoker 2023

    The final bush party of the year and a tribute to the Griz to bring on the Pow this winter! Dance it up, Fernie!

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  • Twilight & Holiday Craft Fair
    November 24, 2023 - November 25, 2023

    Twilight & Holiday Craft Fairs 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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  • Artisan Market
    December 8, 2023

    Artisan Market at Fernie Legion

    Shop unique artwork and crafts at the first annual Legion pop-up Christmas Market!

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  • Kentucky Eileen
    December 10, 2023

    Kentucky Eileen Yuletide Show at The Arts Station

    A lively BC bluegrass band has festive cheer to share.

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  • Reel Canadian Film Festival
    January 26, 2024 - January 28, 2024

    16th Annual Reel Canadian Film Festival

    Celebrating the best of Canadian Cinema with feature, documentary, and short films, plus special guests and receptions.

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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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