Historic Walking Tour: Rum Runners and Whiskey Six
On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. 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.
Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.
SUMMER WALKING TOUR SCHEDULE
11am - The Great Fire of 1908
1pm - Fernie at War
3pm - Rum Running and the Whiskey Six
Every Saturday & Sunday June 8 - September 1, plus first Monday in July, August & September.
Tours last approx 90 minutes and include admission to the Museum and Gallery. Tours will take place in all weather conditions.
Please wear appropriate footwear for walking outside on slightly uneven ground. A warm weatherproof jacket and an umbrella are encouraged.
Non-members: $10 Members: $8.50. Purchase your ticket online through Eventbrite.