Fernie Museum

Event Date(s): 
Friday, September 9, 2022

The above-ground realm of women and girls in the coal mining town of Michel was one of colour, caretaking and pride. After its relocation to Sparwood in the mid 1960s, Michel ceased to exist on the map. For those who lived there, Michel still exists in their hearts and the things they create.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, July 1, 2022


Using the catalyst of the Fernie based mural All Kinds of Beauty, Fernie-based artist Michael Hepher developed In This Together, a new collection of works distilling several communities of the Columbia Basin into an iconography similar to the Fernie mural. The 28 paintings and 8 prints are enriched with social media engagement pieces, photos, and historical information.

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Shortly before 7:30 PM on May 22nd 1902, the local community was devastated when a gas and coal dust explosion killed at least 128 men in the No. 2 and 3 mines of Coal Creek, BC.

At the time, the Coal Creek explosion of 1902 was the 2nd largest mine disaster in Canada and one of the largest in North America. To date, it remains as the second largest in BC, and third largest in Canada.

All are welcome to attend a free event commemorating this tragedy, to remember the lives lost and celebrate our community's resiliency.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Mon Feb 21 2022.
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Monday, February 21, 2022

Find scavenger hunt clues on the Fernie Musem Facebook page or by visiting the Museum, Feb 19-21. Use the new virtual exhibit or visit the gallery to find the answers. Submit your answers by 4pm on Monday 21st to enter the prize draw.

Visit the Fernie Museum website for more details on this event and their latest exhibit. 

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, December 4, 2021

Opening Saturday, December 4th at the Fernie Museum

Probing the history of snow avalanches and their impact on people and nature in Canada.

This new exhibit examines records, photographs, recordings and artifacts, to tell the tale of of both technical success and tearful sorrow. The exhibit, from the Revelstoke Museum & Archives, will be augmented by local artifacts, information and displays.

For more information on this event, please visit the Fernie Museum website.


Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sun Nov 28 2021.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Monday, November 15, 2021
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Friday, November 26, 2021
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Support local artists and the Fernie Museum all at once, and pick up a great gift for yourself or a loved one at the same time!

Artists are frequently asked to donate their works to help with much needed fund raising for many good causes in our community and have been incredibly generous with both their skills and time. This show and sale concept aims to take that concept and give back to the artists while also gaining necessary support for our non-profit organisation.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sun Sep 12 2021.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Please join the Fernie Museum, Fernie Heritage Library, Fernie Mountain Market, Fernie Artistic Guilds and a host of entertainers for a weekend of culture, entertainment and heritage. 

Please note that due to new health guidelines from the Province of BC announced on Friday, August 20th, attendance at all events will be subject to current rules and events may need to be adjusted without notice. Please be patient and refer to festival organisers and social media for up-to-date announcements. Please note:

Event Date(s): 
Friday, September 10, 2021

Local historian Lindsay Vallance reveals all in this lighthearted Victorian fashion dress-up demonstration, teamed with a scrumptious lunch.

Tickets required; maximum 30 people.

Get more details about this event here.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, September 10, 2021

To accommodate new provincial health orders regarding outdoor events, all entertainment at Chautauqua will be single performances.

This event is free but tickets are required, book here.

Maximum 100 people in attendance.
Gates open at 6pm.

Dual 2014 Memphis International Blues Challenge winner, Four-time JUNO nominee, multiple Maple Blues award nominee, producer and recording artist Tim Williams brings his latest tunes to Chautauqua.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sat Aug 28 2021.
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021

Discover the history and heritage that built the town we know and enjoy today. Guided by knowledgeable local tour guides and explore Historic Downtown Fernie.


Cost: $10, includes admission to the Museum. Can be paid on arrival by cash, debit or credit card.