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There are many cultural attractions and events, but to really get to know the who, what, why...well...you need to dig a little deeper. These Stories create intrigue, inspire, educate, and entertain. Enjoy!

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Fernie's Founding Fathers

Michael Phillips & William Fernie helped discover Fernie in the 1800's

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Feature Artist: Sandra Barrett

Sandra Barrett and her husband create intricate and artistic 3-dimensional artwork and functional homewares

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Music | Shred Kelly

These iconic Fernie musicians create energy with their folk music that makes every dance floor vibrate!

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Recording History | Sparwood & Elkford

Telling the untold stories of Sparwood, and the Elkford living history project.

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Featured Author: Terry Nelson

Newly released 'The Fernie Area Hiking Trails & Natural Plant Compendium'

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History | The Great Fire of 1908

Fernie is populated by a people that is possessed with that indomitable western spirit that knows no such thing as failure.

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Community | The Ktunaxa First Nations

For more than 10,000 years, the Ktunaxa people have occupied a vast traditional territory that includes the Elk Valley.

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Flavours of Fernie | Elk River Apiaries

Fresh, natural, locally-produced honey produced right here in the heart of the Elk Valley.

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Architectural Heritage | Fernie Livery

A true cornerstone of Fernie's Historic Downtown, the Livery building holds a 100-year history of hard work and entrepreneurship.

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Music | J-Skills - Jeff Steiert

The resident performing bartender at the Pub Bar & Grill at Park Place Lodge always entertains!

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Art | Joey Kosolofski

Bold and graphic lines create a unique and distinctive style of art.

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Flavours of Fernie | Fernie Distillers

Spirits anyone? New in 2018, this quirky Fernie attraction mixes unique local distillations and award-winning cocktails with relaxing lounge and patio spaces.

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Heritage | Celebrating 100 Years of Golf

Fernie Golf Club celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018.

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Art | Annex Suspended

Art comes in many forms and suspended art brings added dimension.

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History | The Fernie Cenotaph

Commemorating the end of WW1 with Fernie's moving tribute, the site of the annual Remembrance Day Service.

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Environment | Naturalist Lee-Anne Walker

The unique flora and fauna of the Elk Valley is right outside your door waiting to be discovered.

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