Griz Days

Event Date(s): 
Friday, March 1, 2019
11:00am - 2:00pm

As part of Griz Days 2019 come up to Fernie Alpine Resort, ski around and see if you can find the Griz and snap a photo with him! The Griz will be in the base area and on mountain from 11am to 2pm. Keep your eyes on social media to see where he’s at!

Event Date(s): 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Jump into the “The Griz Myth Adventure” where you choose the ending of the play! Join our talented group of young actors as they reimagine the classic Griz myth. Audience engagement required. Come play with us! All ages Toonie on the door.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, March 2, 2019

The Fernie Hotel and Pub is excited to bring an awesome line up of entertainment for you!

They'll have the annual Franks Hot Wing eating contest with reigning champ Tyler Madsen pumped up ready for any title challengers. Kicking of at 4pm, who can handle the heat?? Winner will get free wings once a week, for a whole year!

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, March 3, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm

Instructor: Gordon Milne, exhibiting artist

This class will focus on creating gesture drawings that are based on dance and dancers. We will be working with the assistance of live ballet dancers from the Motion Dance Academy and will concentrate on producing quick, loose, informational sketches intended to capture the beauty and freedom of movement. This will be a very hands-on class that encourages intense observation and a brave approach to drawing. It’s going to be challenging…but fun! Hosted in conjunction with the Fernie Museum's exhibit, Perfect Line.

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
12:00pm - 6:00pm

Help rescue Brewer Pauly from the Griz Days Jail!

They'll be serving up Beer & Brats for $10, in support of Fernie Friends for Friends. Help them reach their $1000 goal! Double-denim and fur coats encouraged!

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, March 2, 2019
12:00pm - 4:30pm

The event that started it all. A competition of the fiercest, Griziest, snow people. Who can toss a keg, saw a log, win a leg wrestle, run the obstacle course, eat the most pancakes, and survive this test?

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Mon Feb 18 2019.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Friday, February 1, 2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Monday, February 11, 2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019
11:00am - 7:00pm

Griz Days is the current recipient of Fernie Brewing Company's fantastic Cheers to Charity program. Get yourself over to FBC, buy a flight, taste something new, and raise funds for Griz Days. How can life get any better?

Storytelling is an ancient artform we continue to use today. Everyone has a bit of storytelling in them. The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is running a contest for the 2019 Griz Days. The hope is to draw out the storytelling skills of the children and youth of the Elk Valley as they share their ideas of what the Griz does during the summer.

The Powder King of the Lizard Range is embracing our Canadian fashion tradition of jeans and jean jackets for Griz Days Gone Denim 2019. This year’s winter festival, from March 1-3, will celebrate our casual, rugged style in the same legendary party fashion.

Fernie Griz Days Parade

For just over 40 years, the town of Fernie, BC comes to life the first weekend of March to celebrate the Griz - a local legend who shoots his musket into the sky to encourage the champagne powder this ski town is known for to fall in abundance.