Festivals

There are plenty of people who parrot the mountain-town refrain, “Came for winter and stayed for the summer” in these parts. While it doesn’t roll off the tongue as well, it’s also fitting to say, “Came for the outdoor rec and stayed for the culture.”

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Apr 14 2019.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 4:00pm

Fernival is back for another year! Celebrate the final weekend of skiing/riding and the 2-day Fernival event featuring amazing live outdoor FREE concerts!

April 13, 2019 – Raging Elk Power, Pedal, Paddle Relay & Live Music
April 14, 2019 – Live Music

THE FERNIVAL BANDS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!
Saturday – Rock out with 2 amazing local Kootenay bands. Start the afternoon off with local punk rock legends – The Runs and finish off the day with the ultimate ACDC Tribute band – BCDC

One thing about Fernie is how easy it is to choose how social you want to be without needing to make plans. You can turn up to free gallery openings, participate in group bike rides, sign up for workshops or join a regular yoga class and be surrounded by friends and friendly faces, all ready to chat and maybe grab a coffee or a beer afterwards.

When you hear “mountain town,” arts and culture isn’t normally the first thing that comes to mind. Over the last eight years, the Wapiti team has been a beacon for another dimension to our community.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Sep 30 2018.
Friday, September 28, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018

It is year three of the annual gathering of Gillbillies! 

Gillbilly is two full days of music and fun hosted by the The Old Type Music Society. A perfect mix of old-time music, jamming, food, good times and plenty of free time for fishing on the Elk River. Not into fishing? bring your bike, hike or do some busking downtown in beautiful Fernie, BC. More information about the schedule and format here.

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 
7:00pm - 10:00pm

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival® consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly-fishing. The films at this popular event are capturing the attention of anglers around the world. IF4™ contains exclusive content and is a must see experience.

Doors open at 6:00pm. Film begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $15 and can also be purchased at Elk River Guiding Co, The Vogue Theatre and, If available, at the door on the day of the event.

Check out all the wonderful things that are happening in January – from film fests to Freeski, and Nordic races to nightlife, there’s no end of entertainment to enjoy!

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 
5:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday at the Reel Canadian Film Fest brings you two films, one doc and one feature epic.

Expo 67: Mission Impossible: March 1960
Montreal loses its third bid to host the 1967 World's Fair by one vote to Moscow. Oct. 1962 - Russia withdraws... This documentary lets us to relive the challenges of the men behind the Expo and the logistical and political challenges that were faced by organizers during the "Révolution Tranquille" in the Québec sixties.

Event Date: 
Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 
7:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday at the Reel Canadian Film Fest kicks off with Adventures in Public School followed by a Q&A with the lead actress, Siobhan Williams and costume designer Flo Barrett. 

The Q&A will take place at the Opening Gala at the Arts Station following the movie - complete with a DJ, a free drink and snacks for everyone! Join for the opening night, get excited for the weekend of films to come and celebrate the 10th Reel Canadian Film Festival!

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Saturday at the Reel Canadian Film Fest brings you two feature films set on two very different coastal locations, mid-70s Western Australia and current life in Vancouver, BC.