In direct response to input from community members, Wildsight Elk Valley’s social enterprise Local is excited to announce extended opening hours. After a recent survey which drew participation from over 90 local residents, they are pleased to adjust Local’s schedule with the aim to make fresh locally-produced food available to more members of the Elk Valley community this Harvest season.

Launched August 22nd, their new opening schedule is as follows:

The Fall Fair, organized by Wildsight Ek Valley, is back again for another year of homesteading excellence. The Fernie Fall Fair is a grassroots public event that encourages people to bridge rural and urban living through enjoying locally grown food. On September 10th 2023, during the Fernie Mountain Market between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, the Blue Ribbon competition will take place at the Rotary Park’s Gazebo as part of the Chautauqua festivities. 

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, August 24, 2023
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate 20 Years of Green Living at the EcoGarden Picnic! Wildsight Elk Valley are delighted to announce that the EcoGarden, our beloved community haven for sustainable living and local food, is turning 20! It’s been two decades of growth, learning, and fostering a sense of togetherness.

Join them for an evening of joy and celebration as they mark this momentous occasion on a picnic gathering like no other. This event promises to be a heartwarming blend of delicious food, local produce and the cherished memories we’ve created over the years.

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, September 10, 2023
10:00am - 2:00pm

Wildsight Elk Valley is once again hosting the Fernie Fall Fair and we’re celebrating with a festival that is as unique as our community! The Fernie Fall Fair is a grassroots public event that encourages people to bridge rural and urban living through enjoying locally grown food.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Aug 29 2023.
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Little Sprouts takes place at the Community EcoGarden on Tuesday's in Fernie in July and August.

Come join Wildsight Elk Valley for this free program for children ages 0-6 and their parents/caregivers. Adults must sign a waiver to participate and stay within arms reach of their children throughout the program.

Visit the Little Sprouts Fernie Facebook page for more details. 

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, August 17, 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Discover the true value of seed saving through our series of workshops by the Fernie Community EcoGarden, in partnership with Our Cold Climate Seed Library and Keeping Food Real! In the heart of our cold climate region, learning how to save seeds has many advantages. Join Wildsight Elk Valley for workshops that will unveil the essential role of seed saving in ensuring biodiversity and sustainability of our food supply.

The $10 fee for this workshop includes:

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, May 27, 2023
9:00am - 1:00pm

The annual Community Yard Sale is back in Fernie! Join Wildsight on Saturday, May 27th from 9:00am-1:00pm for a fantastic day of thrifting.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, February 25, 2023
10:00am - 2:00pm

Mark your calendars and tell your friends! It's Seedy Saturday on February 25th. Want local seeds? Don't miss out! This FREE event is co-hosted by the Community EcoGarden and the Fernie Family Garden.

Seeds are available for sale or to swap. bring seeds you have grown and take seeds from other local gardeners OR purchase seeds with a cash donation. Plants adapt to the region they grow in. Locally grown seeds thrive in Fernie’s unique, cold climate growing conditions.

Corine Dormond, RMT 
901 5th Ave 250-423-4800

Corine Dormond is a BC Registered Massage Therapist and has just moved her practice from Sparwood to Fernie and is now working at Fernie Chiropractic. Originally from Switzerland, Corine has called Fernie home since 2008. Outside of the clinic, Corine can be found snowboarding and xc skiing during the winter season and mountain biking and stand-up paddling during the warmer months. 

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, February 11, 2023

Discover the unique natural history and seasonal scenic beauty of the Elk Valley on an educational snowshoe tour through a beautiful forest with gorgeous views, an invigorating winter hike to one of their favourite local spots or a family-friendly excursion on some of the local trails.