Wildsight Elk Valley

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.

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, April 22, 2023
11:00am - 4:00pm

With the largest civic observance in the world, Earth Day attracts over 1 billion people yearly who are dedicated to furthering climate action. The Fernie Heritage Library (FHL) are some of those people.

For two years running FHL have fulfilled the goal of building an eyesore of trash in their parking lot, with help from our climate conscious community! This year they're back at it with support from Elk Valley Wildsight, Fernie Home Hardware, Teck, and Patti's Party Rentals.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, June 4, 2022
9:00am - 1:00pm

Fernie Heritage Library will be hosting a Book Sale in the Library garden in conjunction with the Community Yard Sale on Saturday June 4th, 9am-1pm.

There will be a variety of genres for all ages!

$5 New/Hot
$2 Hardcovers
$1 Paperbacks
$1 Children's Books
FREE Discarded Books
Free DVDs
Fill a bag for $5


They will not be accepting book donations on the day.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, June 4, 2022

The Community Yard Sale is back for 2022! 

Shop for treasures across Fernie with garage, lawn, tailgate, and sidewalk sales all across town.

Follow the event on Facebook to see updates and locations as they are added. 

Locations registered by May 27th will be included in the Map and Online Listings; Find the Map in the Free Press on the week of the Yard Sale. 

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week 3 times.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
10am - 2pm

Join the Fernie Mountain Market for their Mini Markets this September at the new Local Store location at the Wildsight Elk Valley office! Same time, same day, different location. Enjoy local food and support farmers and producers!