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491 2 Avenue
Fernie, BC V0B 1M0 CA
www.ferniemuseum.com

July 2017

29
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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The 1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

30
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

August 2017

05
August
1:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Exploring the Ruins Bus Tour – Hosmer

TOUR OVERVIEW The Canadian Pacific Railway established the Hosmer mine in 1906 and operated the mine until its sudden closure in 1914. A true company town, the town of Hosmer grew up around the mine with a population of over 1,200 when production at the mine peaked. This bus tour explores where the townsite once existed and the ruins of the Hosmer mine plant.  It includes a visit to both the Fernie Museum and the Museum’s Hosmer exhibit at the…

05
August
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour – The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

12
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

12
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Historic Cemetery Tours – Disasters and Delinquents

TOUR OVERVIEW St. Margaret’s Cemetery, like much of Fernie, was established by the Crow’s Nest Pass Coal Company o provide a burial place for those who perished from disease or disaster. In continuous operation since in the late 1800s. As a result, the cemetery tells the stories of those that came to Fernie from across Canada and around the globe seeking a better life and to profit in one fashion or another from the rich coal seams of the Elk…

13
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour -The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

13
August
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

19
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

19
August
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour – The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

20
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour – The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

20
August
2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

26
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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The 1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

27
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour – Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fernie…

December 2017

01
December
4:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Grand Opening | The Trites & Wood Mercantile Co.

  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. ARTIST SHOWCASE | MATTI MARTIN DECEMBER 1, 2018 TO JANUARY 31, 2018 Designed with a pursuit for originality and a passion for…

01
December
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Exhibit Opening | Treasures and Curiosities from the Museum Collections

  Join us for a festive evening as Fernie artist Michael Hepher as he opens his first solo exhibition at the Fernie Museum, BC Backroads and the Fernie Museum kicks off the holiday season. The Museum will also be opening the refreshed This Is Our Fernie exhibit on the main floor; funding for building renovations and exhibit enhancements is by the Government of BC, BC Canada 150 Fund administered by the British Columbia Museums Association. Cash bar available. The Fernie…

June 2018

15
June
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Exhibit Opening | BC Backroads by Michael Hepher

Join us for the opening of our summer exhibit, Backroads BC, an exploration of the lesser known routes and regions of British Columbia with Fernie artist, Michael Hepher. This exhibit is inspired by a multi-generational family vacation through BC during the summer of 2017 in the Hepher family’s 1971 Volkswagen van, affectionately known as Trueman. Live music by Good Valley. Cash bar, complimentary appetizers.

23
June
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm
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Artist Talk | BC Backroads by Michael Hepher

Join the artist for an in-depth discussion of the journey that inspired the Backroads BC exhibit and explore some of the artist’s favourite pieces. Free with Museum admission or Museum membership.

30
June
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Artist Demonstration | Backroads BC by Michael Hepher

Fernie artist Michael Hepher will be in the gallery for a live painting demonstration amongst the artwork. Free with admission or Museum membership.

July 2018

07
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Artist Demonstration | Backroads BC by Michael Hepher

Fernie artist Michael Hepher will be in the gallery for a live painting demonstration amongst the artwork. Free with admission or Museum membership.

08
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

14
July
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

15
July
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

15
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

15
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

21
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

21
July
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

21
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

22
July
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

22
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

22
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

28
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

28
July
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

28
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

29
July
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

29
July
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

29
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

29
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

August 2018

01
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Artist Demonstration | Backroads BC by Michael Hepher

Fernie artist Michael Hepher will be in the gallery for a live painting demonstration amongst the artwork. Free with admission or Museum membership.

04
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

04
August
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

04
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

05
August
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

05
August
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

05
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

05
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

11
August
10:00 am — 3:00 pm
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Plein Air Art Workshop | Backroads BC by Michael Hepher

Join fine artist Michael Hepher for an introduction to the art of plein air painting, the style of painting directly from and in nature. Michael Hepher is a blacksmith, musician, printmaker, and has recently returned to his previous passion of painting landscapes. His work is reminiscent of the Group of Seven and he often travels with a pochade box to transport his studies, as many of the Group of Seven artists did. The workshop will include basic set-up, composition and…

11
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

11
August
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

11
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

12
August
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

12
August
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

12
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

12
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

18
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

18
August
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

18
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

19
August
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

19
August
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

19
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

19
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Learn More

Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

25
August
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

25
August
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

25
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

26
August
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

26
August
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

26
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

26
August
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

September 2018

01
September
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

02
September
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

02
September
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

Historic Walking Tour: The 1908 Great Fire

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. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In…

Historic Walking Tour: Rum Running and Whiskey Six

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.

October 2018

12
October
October 12, 2018 8:00 pm — October 13, 2018 8:00 pm
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FUZE: Pride Party

An after-dark evening of art, music, self-expression and fun. Live performance art, Bent on Art exhibit, appetizers, cash bar and 2 floors of music with guest DJs Goffles Waffles and Marty Funkhauser for dancing until 1am. Join the Kootenay GSD community for an interactive evening of queer culture, low lights, and dance music late into the night. Guest DJs: Goffles Waffles and Must be 19+ to participate.

21
October
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Historic Walking Tour: Fernie At War

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment of enemy aliens, resistance to prohibition and moral reform, the consequences of natural and man-made disasters, the unprecedented banning of recruitment, and the western labour revolt were all issues that…

November 2018

30
November
10:00 am — 9:00 pm
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Holiday Shopping Event

For the holiday season, the Trites and Wood Museum Shop will be resplendent with a wonderful array of new merchandise including jewellery, textiles, and Fernie heritage building themed artwork, ornaments and giftware. Join Museum staff November 30 as we join the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and downtown merchants in kicking off the holiday shopping season. Holiday refreshments will be served. Members of the Fernie & District Historical Society and the Ambassador Program will receive a special 25% discount on all…

February 2019

05
February
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Book Signing | The Stories Were Not Told

Celebrate the publication of The Stories Were Not Told: Canada’s First World War Internment Camps with author Sandra Semchu and host Angie Abdou. From 1914 to 1920, thousands of men who had immigrated to Canada from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire were unjustly imprisoned as “enemy aliens,” some with their families. Many communities in Canada where internees originated do not know these stories of Ukrainians, Germans, Bulgarians, Croatians, Czechs, Hungarians, Italians, Jews, Alevi Kurds, Armenians, Ottoman Turks,…

16
February
February 16, 2019 10:00 am — February 18, 2019 5:30 pm
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Family Day Weekend

The Fernie Museum is please to welcome families from across BC and Canada to Fernie throughout the Family Day weekend.  Our Family Day celebrations include: Free admission Scavenger Hunt Interactive exhibits Hot chocolate The Museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm daily during Family Day weekend. This event hosted with support by the Province of BC and the BC Museums Association.

March 2019

03
March
10:00 am — 3:00 pm
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Adult Figurative Drawing Class

Instructor: Gordon Milne, exhibiting artist This class will focus on creating gesture drawings that are based on dance and dancers. We will be working with the assistance of live ballet dancers from the Motion Dance Academy and will concentrate on producing quick, loose, informational sketches intended to capture the beauty and freedom of movement. This will be a very hands-on class that encourages intense observation and a brave approach to drawing. It’s going to be challenging…but fun! Hosted in conjunction…

April 2019

13
April
April 13, 2019 1:30 pm — April 14, 2019 3:00 pm
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Introduction to Ballet for Children

Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to join us for a two-day Introduction to Ballet For Children on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Classes will begin each day upstairs at the Fernie Museum for an artistic activity in conjunction with the Museum’s current ballet- themed exhibit, Perfect Line, and then move next door to Motion Dance Academy studio for a dance lesson. No prior dance experience required! Parents are invited to watch…

June 2019

07
June
7:00 pm — 9:30 pm
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Kimono and Sake | An Evening of Japanese Culture

Join us for a wonderful evening of Japanese culture with guest curator Barry Till in attendance, along with sake tasting and authentic Japanese cuisine by Yamagoya. This event launches the Fernie Museum’s must-see summer exhibit, From Geisha To Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru. Purchasing advance tickets is encouraged; only a limited number of tickets will be available that evening at the door. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online or at the Fernie Museum.  Famed for their…

08
June
June 8, 2019 11:00 am — June 9, 2019 4:30 pm
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Historic Summer Walking Tours

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find that there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. Join one of our historian-guides for a fascinating glimpse into the triumphs and tragedies that have formed the community of Fernie over the last 140 years. Tours depart daily from the Fernie Museum: Every Saturday & Sunday June 8 – September 1 Plus first Monday in…

08
June
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm
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Art of the Geisha: The Kimono of Ichimaru – Curator’s Talk with Barry Till

Join Barry Till, exhibit curator and Curator-Emeritus of Asian art with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, for a tour of this rare exhibit. The kimono of Ichimaru and her personal belongings form part of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Asian arts collection, recognized as one of the top Asian arts collections in North America. For the past 36 years, Till has published and lectured extensively on this subject, organized over 150 Asian art exhibitions and travelled throughout Asia…

15
June
1:30 pm — 3:00 pm
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Art Of The Geisha | Shodo

A geisha is a woman highly trained in the arts of music, dance and entertaining, spending years to perfect the various art forms she is required to master. One of those art forms she was required to master was shodo. Shodo is a form of calligraphy using a brush dipped in ink. It’s a beautiful art form as well as a means of communication. The ability to do shodo is a skill which requires a tremendous amount of training to…

July 2019

06
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

06
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment…

06
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

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.

07
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

07
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment…

07
July
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm
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Sushi Making Demonstration

Sushi rolls are a staple of Japanese cuisine and a favourite dish on every Japanese menu. Join Cam Carr of Yamagoya Sushi and Yama2go as he demonstrates how to make the perfect roll. Try your hand at rolling one up and learn about the various ingredients and flavour combinations. This demonstration is free with museum admission.

13
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

13
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment…

13
July
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm
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Art of the Geisha | Music

Besides other traditional arts like poetry writing and reciting, flower arrangement, tea ceremony and calligraphy, geisha are also expected to be adept at elegant song and dance. In this drop-in program, visitors will learn about the four different instruments mastered by geisha – the shamisen, koto, shakuhachi and tsuzumi, in a short presentation from 1:30 to 1:45 pm, followed by traditional music performed on the koto from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the gallery. Free with museum admission.

14
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

14
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
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Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment…

20
July
11:00 am — 12:30 pm
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1908 Great Fire Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to Fernie than meets the eye. In 1908, the mines of the Elk Valley were booming. Fernie, as a thriving regional hub, had grown to a population of nearly 6,000 people from nearly every corner of the world. On August 1, 1908 tragedy again struck this mining community. In less than 90 minutes,…

20
July
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Learn More

Fernie At War Historic Walking Tour

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph. Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity. Demands for internment…

20
July
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
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Rum Running and Whiskey Six Historic Walking Tour

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.

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