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Event Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 
10:00am - 9:00pm

For the holiday season, the Trites and Wood Museum Shop will be resplendent with a wonderful array of new merchandise including jewellery, textiles, and Fernie heritage building themed artwork, ornaments and giftware.

Join Museum staff November 30 as they join the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and downtown merchants in kicking off the holiday shopping season. Holiday refreshments will be served. 

Members will receive a special 25% discount on all non-consignment merchandise this one day only! Memberships make a great holiday gift as well. 

Fernie’s historic buildings are well known for distinctive rooflines, unique locally-fired rose-gold brick and stone, and a variety of international influences. Only a few original interiors remain although many hints of the past can be seen in pressed tin ceilings, smoke-stained exposed brickwork and vintage windows.

A cemetery is the surest place to find peace. St. Margaret's Cemetery in Fernie is one such cemetery. Old stones mix with old trees, standing quietly together just above town, touched only by the passing breeze.
 

Event Date: 
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 
11:00am - 11:00pm

This year marks 100 years since the end of World War 1. Please join us at the Legion to remember the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country. It is a day we encourage every individual, young and old, to pause, to give thanks and to remember.

Members and guests are welcome. This is also the one day of the year that children are allowed to be in the Legion.

10:40 am Parade to the Cenotaph - Legion Members, RCMP, 1st Responders, 3300 Club, City of Fernie, Cadets etc.

10:55 am Cenotaph service begins.

11:00 am 2-minute silence.

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time: 
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride.

Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Tue Oct 30 2018.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Fernie Ghost Tours is a parade of Fernie’s most ghastly ghost stories, blood-soaked buildings and horrible happenings in the downtown core. Every tale is crafted from dark history, local legend, or vivid ghostly experiences shared by Fernie locals. Is Fernie haunted? Could our pleasant streets hide an eerie truth, too terrible for the light of day?

Take the Fernie Ghost Tour and find out!

Please note tours are 19+, not for the faint hearted and should be taken with a pinch of salt, and sense of humour!

Presented by Tunnel Theatre.

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Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Throughout the early 20th Century the design of neighbourhoods across North America were influenced by plan books published by firms based in cities such as Winnipeg, Seattle and Chicago, while firms such as Eaton’s, Sears, and Aladdin sold plans and delivered the required lumber to your building lot ready for assembly, while others such as the Vancouver-based BC Mills Ltd delivered prefabricated homes.

Coal mining in the Elk Valley has been a way of life for over 100 years. Despite this rich heritage, few of us spend much time thinking about it. Mining was not always the job it is today. It was dangerous, backbreaking work.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Mountain View is a post-modern neighbourhood and not an area many might consider “heritage”. However, the neighbourhood has a history associated with the airport that once occupied this area, was developed in the 1960s and 1970s as an affordable neighbourhoods for people working in the mines, and residences continue to be upgraded and redeveloped throughout this neighbourhood.