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There are many cultural attractions and events in the Elk Valley, 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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Ghost Stories of Fernie

Learn of the ghosts that haunt this hidden corner of the Kootenays…

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Fall in Fernie

Fall in Fernie is is a treat for the senses; enjoy the spectacular foliage from the abundance of trails then stroll Historic Downtown.

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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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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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Ktunaxa | Caqhak - Thick Forest

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

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Featured Artist | Sandra Barrett

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

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Community | The Ktunaxa First Nation

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

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Featured Artist | Patrick Markle

Patrick Markle captures the essence of the Elk Valley landscape in his vibrant, graphic style.

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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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Featured Author | Terry Nelson

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

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Flavours of Fernie | Elk River Apiaries

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

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Featured Artist | Joey Kosolofski

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

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Featured Artist | Annex Suspended

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

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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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History | Celebrating 100 Years of Golf

Fernie Golf Club celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018.

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History | Sparwood & Elkford

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

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Featured Artist | Marla De Boon

Fernie-based artist Marla DeBoon’s paintings are an expression of magical realism layered with detail and character.

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History | Fernie's Founding Fathers

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

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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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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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Artisan Business | Soco Soaps

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

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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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Flavours of Fernie | Chef Jay Squires

Jay Squires leads the team of creative cooks at Cirque Restaurant at Lizard Creek Lodge.

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History | A recent history of mining

The local and international impact of coal mining in the Elk Valley.

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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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Featured Performer | Sadie Rosgen

Singing, acting, and presenting - Sadie Rosgen is an all-around performer and a treat to see on stage.

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Flavours of Fernie | The Tasting Room by Rooftop Coffee Roasters

A new coffee shop for Fernie featuring the finest in fresh coffee.

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