Built in 1909 for the Home Bank, the Fernie Museum is located in the heart of historic downtown Fernie.
Location, Access and Parking
The Museum is located 491 2nd Avenue in historic downtown Fernie, BC.
The Museum provides barrier free access.
Public parking is available in the parking lot located behind the museum at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 4th street. Visitors to Fernie will be pleased to note that public parking is free in the downtown core.
Hours of Operation
MUSEUM and VISITOR CENTRE HOURS
The Museum is open to the public from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm daily.
The Museum is closed on the Easter Sunday, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day holidays.
The Archives is accessible to researchers by appointment. To make an appointment, please call 250.423.7016 ext 2 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family (2 Adults & Children): $10.00
Youth & Children: FREE
Group Tours (10+ People): $3.00/pp
Admission fees support the ongoing operations and programming of the Fernie Museum and the maintenance of our heritage building.
Donations are welcome.
Visitor Services and Amenities
The Fernie Museum is home to one of British Columbia’s accredited Visitor Information Centres and is operated by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce. Staff are on hand to help guide your paths as your explore our museum, community and the environment around us – whether it is on the ski hill or on our many hiking or biking trails.
For further information about Fernie, please contact Visitor Services at 250.423.7016, extension 1 or by email.
To reach the Visitor Information Centre on the highway, please call 778-519-0748.
For further information about the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, visit their website or call 250.423.6868.
- Free public WiFi. Public computers are available next door at the Fernie Heritage Library.
- Picnic facilities are located in the Fernie Heritage Library park, immediately behind the museum
- A number of excellent coffee shops, restaurants, and shops are located in downtown Fernie. Visit the Tourism Fernie website to explore the variety of shopping, restaurants, accommodations and services that Fernie has to offer.
Visiting & Exploring Historic Fernie
Fernie is one of British Columbia’s most celebrated vacation destinations.
Each year Tourism Fernie publishes its Vacation Planner which provides an overview of all year-round activities such as skiing, catskiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, to mountain biking, hiking, eco-tours, fly fishing, golfing, whitewater rafting and more in summer.
From the Museum, visitors can easily explore Fernie’s heritage district. Inquire about our Historic Walking Tour booklet at the Welcome Desk.
Need assistance planning your visit to Fernie? Have special needs? Please contact one of our friendly Visitor Experience Specialists and they will be happy to assist you by providing recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, attractions and activities tailored to your needs and interests.
Small but beautiful and informativeWhat a great way to spend an hour or so. Location is excellent right in the heart of the town. Wonderful place to gain understanding of Fernie past and present. Staff input is informative and welcoming. This has something for all ages and interest levels. TripAdvisor Review
Spend an hour – learn a lotThis was a very informative museum located in an historic building. I enjoyed the audio stations and info on the surrounding mountains with hidden pictures to be found. The museum is a great way to discover Fernie's past. The staff member we talked to was very knowledgeable and obviously quite passionate about this museum. Visit if you have the opportunity. TripAdvisor Review
Fernie Heritage and FlavourThis is a wonderful view into Fernie's past, with great stories about some of the town's citizens and goings on. The exhibitions are well displayed and interesting, the volunteers are helpful and well informed. The gallery on the second floor is a nice surprise with the offering of contemporary artists displayed. Well worth a visit. TripAdvisor Review