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Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Aug 28 2022.
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Time: 
11:00am - 3:00pm

Discover the history and heritage that built the town we know and enjoy today with a knowledgeable local tour guide from the Fernie Museum.

Tours Depart from the Museum on Saturdays and Sundays:
July 9/10, 16/17, 23/24, 30/31
August 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, 27/28

11 AM: The Great Fire
1PM: Fernie at War (by advance reservation only)
3PM: Rumrunners!

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Aug 27 2022.
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Time: 
11:00am - 3:00pm

Discover the history and heritage that built the town we know and enjoy today with a knowledgeable local tour guide from the Fernie Museum.

Tours Depart from the Museum on Saturdays and Sundays:
July 9/10, 16/17, 23/24, 30/31
August 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, 27/28

11 AM: The Great Fire
1PM: Fernie at War (by advance reservation only)
3PM: Rumrunners!

Announcing the new #Ktunaxahomelands campaign, allowing locals and travellers to gain an understanding of how the Rockies and Kootenay waterways were formed, while appreciating the significance of the Hoodoos, all from a Ktunaxa perspective.

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

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): 
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
Time: 
12:00pm

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
Time: 
6:00pm

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.

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN JULY & AUGUST

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

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time: 
7:00pm

While we cannot gather in person, please join the Fernie Museum for for a one last special zoom event to kick off the summer! They will reward your support with fun and games and entertainment - dressing up is highly encouraged.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, February 12, 2021
Time: 

From Spalding to Abdou: A history of books from and about Fernie, their authors and inspiration.

The stories that have been written in and about Fernie record our history, our lifestyle and our hopes and dreams. The collection of published works includes a wide range of genres from children's books to researched historical texts, novels, memoirs, poetry, anthologies and guides.

Along with supporting materials from the Museum and community, Stories from Fernie celebrates Fernie's literary heritage.