Fernie BC

As we start to collectively sway back into equilibrium, we should take a moment to note the things that we lost, and the things that we learned. How do we prevent our ecosystems from getting out of balance in the future? What are our keystone species? What have we done with our wolves?

As days grow warmer, people in the Columbia Basin are looking forward to enjoying outdoor spaces—those in nature, and those in our communities. Looking ahead to times when restrictions ease, many communities are wondering how they can make the gathering places within their limits more welcoming and useable, or how they can add new ones altogether.

To realize their ideas, some communities have turned to Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Outdoor Revitalization Grants. Currently, this program is providing over $1.3 million to help 10 communities undertake such projects.

Event Date: 
Friday, May 7, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Fresh air and conversation guaranteed. Meet at the front steps of the library and walk along the river path. Copies of the book available at the library or by emailing information@fernieheritagelibrary.com.

All are welcome.

Visit the official Fernie Heritage Library website for more details.

Spring is in the air and you are probably eager to hit the trails! April can be a tricky month for weather in Fernie. The roads are a good option this time of year in Fernie or the South Country area. You can find some great options around Baynes Lake, Jaffray, Newgate and Fort Steele.  

April marks the month of initiation, with communication from the heart as the major theme. It marks a new solar cycle and a refreshing time of growth and momentum. Aries is the first energy of the Zodiac and paralleled to the “big boom” of this Universe.

The sun moves in the sky with Venus and Mercury, creating a theme of love on Earth with communication being paramount. Now is a good time to tell people how much you love them. 

Like individuals, businesses are increasingly turning to look at the impact of their operations on the environment. Being a sustainable company is no longer just about being financially sustainable, but also demonstrating corporate responsibility and leadership in becoming greener. There are simple things that a business can do to be more environmentally friendly without having to sacrifice your bottom line. Here are ten of them.

My woodworking journey always starts with elevating the natural beauty of wood into distinctive, functional heirlooms for one’s home. I’m a stay at home dad and happy husband with a passion to create unique pieces out of beautiful, carefully selected wood. I honour the tradition of my grandfather, a French-Italian immigrant to Canada who skillfully and passionately carved his life and community out of wood.

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 29, 2021
7:30pm - 8:30pm

The Read Local Book Club connects readers and authors from across the Kootenays for a book club on Zoom!

In April we’re discussing Bird’s Eye View by Elinor Florence. Bird’s Eye View is the unforgettable story of an idealistic young woman who joins the air force after her town in Saskatchewan becomes a British Commonwealth Air Training Base during the Second World War.

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm

An Afternoon of Mystery is an after school session for budding sleuths. Grab an activity pack curbside. Join the Zoom session to play games and help solve the mystery.

This program is designed for children aged 8-11, registration is required, as well as a valid library card. There is a maximum of 8 registrants.

Registration opens on Eventbrite Thursday, April 1st at 10:00am.

Visit the official Fernie Heritage Library website for more details.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Angie Abdou online for the launch of her new book This One Wild Life: A Mother-Daughter Wilderness Memoir. Moderated by Hal Wake, former host of CBC's The Early Edition and longtime director of the Vancouver Writers' Festival.

Watch on Facebook Live on this page (Fernie Heritage Library) or participate via Zoom at:

7:00 PM MST