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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  • Shelby Knudsen - One Night Only
    July 25, 2024

    Book Launch at Polar Peek Books: Shelby Knudsen

    A book launch event for 'One Night Only' with author reading and signing. Free, all welcome.

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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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  • Culinary Event at Island Lake Lodge
    August 16, 2024

    Foraging Dinner at Island Lake Lodge

    Celebrating locally sourced and foraged ingredients in sumptuous surroundings. $185pp.

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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 14, 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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