Cultural Attractions

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Sparwood Museum
Highlighted Attraction

Sparwood Museum

Discover the history of mining and the stories of Michel & Natal prior to Sparwood.

Ancient Cottonwoods

Ancient Cottonwood Trail

An ancient grove of Black Cottonwoods, some of which are up to 400 years old. These are the largest known examples in the world of a tree that usually only grows to 30 or 40 years.

  • Morrissey Road, Hwy #3, BC
Old fashioned stone grinding machines

Beanpod Gelato and Chocolate

Exceptional chocolate made from scratch on site. One of the few in North America. Freshly roasted coffee & custom-made truffles and bon-bons. Seasonal gelato and macarons.

Elkford VIC

Elkford Visitor Centre & Living History Exhibit

A friendly welcome at the Gateway to Elk Lakes Provincial Park. The Living History Project is an ongoing interactive project that will develop over coming years.

Enjoy their patio and Tasting Room!

Fernie Brewing Company

Local craft brewery with 11 core brands and seasonal brews. Fun tasting lounge. Growlers and FBC branded merchandise.

The Courthouse

Fernie Court House

The award-winning 1909 court house is a Fernie historic icon still in use today. It's history and presence define Fernie's importance to the province and country.

Bottling and packaging the latest batch of spirits

Fernie Distillers

Fernie's first distillery. Relax in the lounge or on the patio with handcrafted cocktails. Craft gin, vodka, liqueurs and branded merchandise for sale.

  • 531 1st Avenue, Fernie, BC
Fernie Heritage Library

Fernie Heritage Library

One of Fernie's beautiful historic buildings offering three library floors for visitors and locals. Childrens programs, author readings and seasonal events.

Miners Walk

Fernie Miner's Walk

Located one the grounds of City Hall, this attraction depicts the mining history of the valley.


Fernie Museum

Explore Fernie's fascinating history filled with legends, tradegy, crime and passion. 2 floors of exhibits and visitor information. Trites and Wood Museum Shop featuring unique locally inspired gifts, jewellery and books.

Historic Downtown

Historic Downtown Fernie

Burned to the ground twice in the early 1900's, Fernie's downtown is a legacy of the strength and determination of its residents.

Hosmer Tunnels

Hosmer Townsite

Explore the ruined coke ovens, power house and cemetery of this community that once was home to over 2000 people.

  • Hosmer, Hwy #3, BC
Island Lake Lodge Catride & Lunch

Island Lake Lodge in Winter

Catride & gourmet lunch. Mountain spa relaxation.

Terex Titan at the Sparwood Visitor Centre

Terex Titan & Sparwood Visitor Information Centre

The 1974 Terex Titan – all 350 tonnes, 66 feet and 3,300 horsepower of it – lives in Sparwood. The Sparwood Visitor Information Centre is the gateway to British Columbia and the Elk Valley.

Local art on display at The Arts Station

The Arts Station

A hub of the arts community featuring a performance theatre, gallery space and programs and workshops for youth and adults. Located in the historic former CP Railway Station, a beautiful example of Van Dyk architecture.

Picnic space outside the Visitor Information Centre

The Fernie Oil Derrick

The last standing wooden oil derrick in British Columbia. A towering attraction outside the Fernie Visitor Centre on Hwy 3 east of town.

Vogue Theatre

Vogue Movie Theatre

Located in one of Fernie's historic buildings and featuring 2 movie theatres with the latest technology and films. Arcade room for group rentals.