tours

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
11:00am - 12:30pm

Six significant Fernie heritage buildings have recently been successful recipients of Heritage Grants funded by the Columbia Basin Trust and managed by Heritage BC. Join heritage consultant, Elana Zysblat, on a walking tour to learn about their history, evolution, a few fascinating and little known facts, and the plans for their conservation. The buildings on tour are: City Hall (former Crowsnest Pass Coal Co. headquarters), Christ Church, Holy Family Church, Fernie Courthouse, Knox United Church and the Fernie Museum (former Home Bank of Canada).

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sun Aug 12 2018.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time: 
10:00am - 5:00pm

This year's culture tour will include many returning favourites as well as a number of exciting new locations to explore.

Self-directed and free of charge, the culture tour is a great opportunity to meet people behind the scenes at galleries and museums, visit studios and venues not normally open, shop for original art or fine crafts and experience special events planned only for this weekend.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Join knowledgeable tour guides on a walk through time to learn about the people, personalities, and events that shaped the Elk Valley as we see it today.

July 15 - Fernie Trailblazers
August 12 - Disasters and Delinquents
August 26 - Fernie Families Remain

Tour the heritage section of the cemetery and learn about the people and events that shaped early Fernie. Presented in partnership with the Lost Souls’ Society. Tickets are $10, and include admission to the Fernie Museum. Tickets are available at the Fernie Museum.    

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Time: 
11:00am - 12:30pm

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and over 90 accessible hiking and biking trails, but if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history.

Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners: Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers, who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington.