Columbia Basin Trust

As the Columbia Basin Trust and partner FestivalSeekers moves into the last ten days of the popular #BuyBasin Festival, Fernie businesses are among the more than 100 businesses and performers taking the social media ‘stage’ showcasing the diversity and range of products and services we are so lucky to access in this region.

From touring a local restaurant to virtually exploring the workshop of a local artisan to seeing the latest in family fashion, the #BuyBasin Festival takes you live to local businesses around the Columbia Basin. Attendees will learn about the local goods and services offered right here in the region, and how to keep their spending power close to home.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Wed Nov 10 2021.
Monday, October 18, 2021
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Monday, October 25, 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Friday, November 5, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Monday, November 8, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Trust is excited to announce that the #BuyBasin Festival is back!

The #BuyBasin Festival will feature up to 100 local entrepreneurs, businesses and entertainers LIVE on social media promoting their products and services through storytelling.

Delivered by FestivalSeekers and supported by the Basin Business Advisors, the Festival includes free webinars and one-on-one coaching for businesses to improve their online presence to go LIVE during the festival and to ‘sustain the buzz’ afterwards.

Columbia Basin Trust is launching two new programs focused on improving the quality of child care and strengthening the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) workforce in the Columbia Basin with wage and training subsidies.

Local communities around the Columbia Basin care deeply about the environment and the impacts of climate change. To support Basin communities in preparing for, responding to and adapting to challenges associated with our changing environment, the Trust has created a new Climate Resilience Program for collaborative projects in the region. 

As people and communities in the Columbia Basin faced challenges over the last year, Columbia Basin Trust was humbled by the resiliency, strength, and the continued innovation and hard work by so many across this region, as evidenced in the release of the Trust’s annual report.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, August 7, 2021 to Sunday, August 8, 2021

Welcome to the 13th Annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour! This self-directed tour is free of charge, creating a unique opportunity to meet people behind the scenes at galleries and museums, visit studios and venues not normally open, shop for original art or fine craft, and experience special events planned only for this weekend. This year's tour has fascinating heritage sites and skilled local artists, including returning favourites and exciting new locations.

More than 2,400 new affordable rental homes are coming for people with moderate and low incomes in 39 communities throughout the province.

The Columbia Basin Trust is providing $2.5 Million towards 114 New Affordable Housing Units in Aq’am, Fruitvale, Kaslo, New Denver, Sparwood and Valemount.

First Nations in the Columbia Basin are moving ahead with building and improving housing stock—adding additional affordable housing options and professional development opportunities—while being supported by unique and innovative partnerships.

Thanks to a fantastic grant opportunity from the Columbia Basin Trust, the Fernie Trails Alliance is able to hire for five, temporary summer positions, to work on our 2021 Trail Maintenance Program.

ABOUT: The trail network in Fernie, BC is one of the biggest assets in our community. The FTA is looking to hire a motivated Trail Crew Supervisor, along with four Crew members, to work on the 2021 Trail Maintenance Program.