Fall Fair

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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  • Fall Fair
    September 19, 2019

    5th Annual Chautauqua Cultural Festival & Fall Fair

    Art, music, heritage, and cuisine come together in a 4-day festival of harvest, history and community.

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  • Island Lake Lodge - Seasonal Dining
    September 26, 2019

    Beer Makers Dinner at Island Lake Lodge

    Drive through the ancient old growth cedar forest for a spectacular fall dinner featuring sumptuous dining and Fernie Brewing Company beers. $99.

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  • Live music at Gillbilly Festival
    September 27, 2019

    4th Annual GillBilly Fest 2019

    A celebration of Fly Fishing & Old-time Music hosted by the Fernie Old Type Music Society.

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  • Fernie Pride Festival - Dragilicious Dance Party
    October 8, 2019

    3rd Annual Fernie Pride Festival

    6 days of fun, friendship, and unity in Fernie to celebrate Pride, mountain style! Join all 6 days or just the weekend!

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  • Wednesday Outdoor Concert Series
    September 4, 2019

    Bonus Summer Outdoor Concert Series & Social

    Live Music & DJs, food trucks and drinks! A special bonus event with art exhibit!

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  • Mine rescue simulations test skills from rope work, to fire fighting
    September 5, 2019

    14th Biennial Western Region Mine Rescue Competition

    Welcoming Mine Rescue Teams from across Western Canada and the Northern US for 3 days of intense competition.

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Mine Rescue in the Elk Valley

History | Mine Rescue in the Elk Valley

The biennial National Western Region Mine Rescue Competition returns to Fernie September 5-7, 2019.

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Karey Pion - Soco Soaps

Artisan Business | Soco Soaps

Sweet-smelling personal body care products including soaps, bath bombs, lip balms handcrafted by Karey Pion.

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Thick Forest above the Elk Valley

Ktunaxa | Caqhak - Thick Forest

The Ktunaxa Nation's creation story includes Fernie and the Elk Valley.

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