Fernie Museum

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 
5:00pm - 8:30pm

Celebrate the heritage of Fernie's Chinese community in an unforgetable evening of traditional music, food and culture. A pre-dinner outdoor Chinese drumming demonstration by the Vantol Percussion Collective will be followed by live traditional music by the Calgary Chinese Music Development Association and a dinner catered by Arrowana Restaurant. Following dinner, our guest speaker will share the history of the Chinese community in Fernie and British Columbia. 

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Sep 16 2018.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair is an annual fall festival celebrating local art, music, heritage, and cuisine.

This cultural extravaganza is hosted by the Fernie Museum, The Fernie Arts Station, Fernie Chamber of Commerce, Fernie Heritage Library and Wildsight.

Check out all of the events happening all weekend long!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Council hears presentations for paving of the Fernie Mountain Park Road, from the Fernie and District Arts Council, the Fernie and District Historical Society, Wildsafe BC and public hearings and discussions of bylaws.

Event Date: 
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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 
Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 
6:00pm

Get ready for the big Canadian Bandstand dance-off during the Fernie Museum’s Shake, Rattle and Roll Hop! Join in for a special Twist and Shout dance lesson with Karla Hein from Motion Dance Academy. Free for all event ticket holders

Event Date: 
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.

As we delve deeper into Fernie’s 50th season of lift access skiing, and the Fernie Museum continues its work on a new exhibit (The Power of Powder) to celebrate this accomplishment, we decided to collaborate and highlight some of the characters, friendships and stories that have arisen through an inherent addiction to deep pow.