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Event Date(s): 
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(s): 
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(s): 
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(s): 
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.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 
12:00pm - 1:00pm

From December 1 to April 30, the Fernie Museum is hosting the exhibit, Treasures and Curiosities from the Fernie Museum Collections, which draws on its 10,000 + artifact collection.

Event Date(s): 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time: 
5:30pm - 9:00pm

Sample tasty treats, enjoy seasonal beverages and live entertainment in the Fernie Museum's relaxed, after-hours shopping experience and newly stocked products in the Museum Store will allow you to think outside the Christmas box. 

Our gift is a one night only discount of 10%. Members receive an additional 10% discount.

Musical entertainment by Hark Raving Sirens.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 
4:00pm - 9:00pm

The Fernie Museum opens its new shop - the Trites & Wood Mercantile Co just in time for the holiday season.

Named after the famed Trites-Wood Department Store once located next door, the Fernie Museum’s shop features a curated collection of jewelry, clothing and accessories, home décor, books, and stationary which represents Fernie’s geography, culture and heritage.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Fernie Museum has collected objects since 1964. The diverse collections tell how communities in the Elk Valley grew and evolved over time. Individual objects provide insight into each generation’s desire to preserve their part of the Fernie story. In a rare peek into the vaults, the Fernie Museum presents 150 treasures and curiosities in the final exhibition celebrating Canada 150.

These objects have not been seen by the public since they were put into storage 20 years ago. In 2018, the Museum will begin a program to rehouse and catalogue the entire collection.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 
11:00am - 4:00pm

Explore Fernie's architectural gems. 9 heritage buildings throughout Fernie’s Heritage District will be open to the public, with volunteers providing short tours of each facility.

Doors Open is an international event that provides free and rare access to architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings. Fernie Doors Open is hosted by Heritage Fernie.