Oct
01

Fernie Half Marathon, 3-person relay & 10km Run

Event Time: No time set / Event Location: In Town

The Fernie Oktoberfest Half Marathon/3-Runner Relay/10K Run has become a classic in Southeastern BC.

The all-trail course that winds along the Elk River and follows a community trail system is both challenging and beautiful. With seamless organization, professional chip timing and easy registration the Fernie Half Marathon is a great choice to end your running season.

Route Maps and Race Info

2016 Race Fees (Fees may change for 2017)

Solo Half Marathon Runner:  $55. Sign Up
3 Person Relay Team:  $150 Sign Up
Solo 10K Runner:  $50 Sign Up

Oktoberfest Party

Proceeds from this run support local children’s programming in the community including Friends of the Fernie Heritage Library.

See Tourism Fernie for more details.

Oct
01

Golf Event: Men’s Closing

Event Time: 12pm / Event Location: In Town

Finish the season in style with the Men’s Closing – perfect prep for the upcoming Ironman & Turkey Scramble!

18 Hole Modified stableford 4-man teams

12pm shotgun start followed by dinner & awards

To register, contact the pro-shop – use the ‘contact’ form on this page (top right) or call 250-423-7773

Price includes golf, dinner & prizes

See Tourism Fernie for more details.

Oct
01

Indie Films Fernie: An Inconvenient Sequel

Event Time: 5pm / Event Location: In Town

Indie Films Fernie screens unique Independent Films at the Vogue Theatre on the first Sunday of every month from September – April.

If you’re familiar with IFF from previous seasons, please note that IFF screenings are now held at the new day and time of the FIRST* SUNDAY of each month at 5PM.

SCREENINGS: Monthly from September to April, 5PM.
LOCATION: The Vogue Theatre, 321 2nd Ave.
TICKETS: $10 Adults/$8 Youth. Available from EVENTBRITE or at the door. Discounts available for season passes and Arts Station Members. Inquire at the door or at The Arts Station.

October 1, 2017: AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

It’s been 11 years since Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth fanned the flames of the movement against global warming. In this dramatic follow-up documentary, Gore returns to examine the devastating impact of climate change in the last 10 years and look at the international efforts to find a new way forward and a future for our failing planet.

PG 1hr 38mins Documentary

See Tourism Fernie for more details.

Sep
30

Highroller Mountain Bike Poker Ride

Event Time: 9am - 9pm / Event Location: In Town

Last event of the biking season, rain or shine, come ride all day on some of the best trails of the area.

Ride all or some, collect poker cards and win awesome prizes. This is a great social riding event everyone looks forward to.

Final details for the 2017 event to be announced:

  • Route takes in dozens of trails covering several of Fernie’s favourite mountain bike areas on both sides of the valley.
  • Day typically starts at 9:00am ending with dinner and drinks at the end of the day.
  • Cost has been around $45-$50 and includes dinner, an FBC beer and for those that register early a coveted Highroller T-Shirt.

More details to come, visit the Club website.

You must be a member of the Fernie Mountain Bike Club to participate (anyone can join, including non-residents, membership is only $25 and goes to help maintain the trails!).

See Tourism Fernie for more details.

Sep
30

Fall Craft Fair at Fernie Community Centre

Event Time: 10am - 3pm / Event Location: In Town

The Fernie Craft Fairs are a cornucopia of fine produce and specialty items.

Discover little wooden doors to hide in the garden, freshly baked pies, hand-stamped copper jewellery, crochet toques and much, much, more!

Buy local and support artisan producers. A perfect opportunity to get a kick-start on your Christmas presents.

Craft Fairs To Come:

Twilight Craft Fair – November 24, 5-9pm

Holiday Craft Fair – November 25, 10am-3pm

See Tourism Fernie for more details.

Sep
30

Fernie Ghostriders Hockey Game

Event Time: 7pm / Event Location: In Town

 

Catch a home game this winter with the Fernie Ghostriders- Fernie’s own KIJHL Junior Hockey Team.

Puck drop at 7.30pm, entry is $11/adults, $6 students/seniors for regular games.

Always popular and often sold out, local games are a fun night out for the whole family with plenty of great hockey action, beverage gardens, concessions, merchandise booth and special events including the 50/50 raffle, and teddy bear toss, shootout challenge, and diamond ring prize draw games.

Dinner & Game Ticket specials at Park Place Lodge & Kodiak Lounge.

2017-2018 regular season HOME GAMES:

AUGUST 2017
Wed 30 vs Columbia Valley Rockies (Exhibition Game)

SEPTEMBER 2017
Sat 2 vs Creston Valley Thunder Cats (Exhibition Game)
Fri 22 vs Golden Rockets
Fri 29 vs Beaver Valley Nighthawks
Sat 30 vs Castlegar Rebels

OCTOBER 2017
Fri 6 vs Columbia Valley Rockies
Fri 13 vs Columbia Valley Rockies *ELKFORD ARENA*
Sat 14 vs Grand Forks Border Bruins
Sat 21 vs Spokane Braves

NOVEMBER 2017
Fri 3 vs Kimberley Dynamiters
Fri 10 vs Columbia Valley Rockies
Sat 18 vs Nelson Leafs
Sat 25 vs Golden Rockets

DECEMBER 2017
Sat 2 vs Grand Forks Border Bruins
Sat 9 vs Golden Rockets
Fri 15 vs Nelson Leafs
Fri 22 vs Creston Valley Thunder Cats
Fri 29 vs Kimberley Dynamiters

JANUARY 2018
Sat 6 vs Creston Valley Thunder Cats
Fri 26 vs Columbia Valley Rockies

FEBRUARY 2017 
Fri 2 vs Kimberley Dynamiters
Fri 9 vs Creston Valley Thunder Cats
Sun 11 vs Kimberley Dynamiters
Fri 16 vs Golden Rockets *SPARWOOD ARENA*
Sun 18 vs Creston Valley Thunder Cats

Playoff season begins mid-February!

About the Ghostriders:

The Fernie Ghostriders are a Junior B Hockey Team, playing in the Eddie Mountain Division of the Kootenay International Junior Ice Hockey League. Head Coach is Craig Mohr. The Ghostrider name comes from the icon shadow that forms at sunset on Mt Hosmer in Fernie, and is clearest at the start of the hockey season (and during the summer months).

They won the division during the 2011/2012 season, and the KIJHL in the 2007/2008 season, going on to take the bronze medal at the Cyclone Taylor Cup.

The Ghostriders hosted the Cyclone Taylor Cup (KIJHL, PIJHL & VIJHL Provincial Championships) for the 2010/2011 Season, where they took the silver medal.

 

See Tourism Fernie for more details.

Sep
29

A weekend with National Team members Catharine Pendrel and Sandra Walter

Event Time: No time set / Event Location: In Town

Olympian Catharine Pendrel and National Team member Sandra Walter will be in Fernie to spread some mountain biking awesomeness!

SCHEDULE (subject to change):

Friday, September 29th

4:15pm: Kids ride with National Team Members (Age 8+, girls only)
6:30pm: Slide show at the Vogue Theatre with Catherine Pendrel and Sandra Walter. Entry by donation.

Saturday, September 30th

9:00am: Annual Highroller Poker Ride. (Registration from 8am) Start & Finish at The Royal. Entry fee $50.
5:00pm: Dinner at Infinitea

Sunday, October 1st

10am: FWow Fernie Women on Wheels with National Team Members. Intermediate/advance. Meet at the Fernie Bike Park

For updates visit the Club website. You must be a member of the Fernie Mountain Bike Club to participate (anyone can join, including non-residents, membership is only $25 and goes to help maintain the trails!).

ABOUT THE ATHLETES:

Catharine Pendrel has been a member of the Canadian National team since 2004 and is the current reigning Commonwealth Games champion, having won gold at the Glasgow 2014 games. She followed this up with a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

She was the winner of the 2012 UCI and 2016 World Cup Series, was the World Champion in cross-country mountain biking in 2011 and 2014, 2010 World Cup Champion, and 2007 Pan American Games Champion.

Catharine was born in New Brunswick in 1980 and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Sandra Walter is a 4 times Canada Cup Series Champion and 9 times member of Team Canada, attending the Rio Olympics as an alternate for Team Canada. She has first place finishes across a wide range of biking events, including Cyclocross, Enduro, and Road Biking, including 1st place at the 2016 Squamish Test of Metal.

Born in Vancouver, she contrasts her cycling career with a passion for writing and photography, having gained a BA in Writing from UVIC in 2003.

See Tourism Fernie for more details.

Sep
29

2nd Annual GillBilly Fest 2017

Event Time: No time set / Event Location: In Town

 

A celebration of Fly Fishing & Old-time Music hosted by the Fernie Old Type Music Society

A reboot of the hugely popular event held in 2016. Gillbilly 2017 promises to be even bigger and better. Come and celebrate Banjos and Flyfishing…together at last! Old Time and Bluegrass Music Workshops, Concerts, Flyfishing, Live music and Jam Sessions, Community Dances and lots of River time!

HIGHLIGHTS:

Pharis & Jason Romero • It’s true! This Juno-award winning, epic banjo-building duo are coming down to entertain and teach at Gillbilly this year. Jason is also a huge fan of fly-fishing so we are really excited to bring them in for the weekend.

Jim & Lynda McLennan • Further proof that music and fly-fishing go hand-in-hand, this husband and wife team are legends in the fly-fishing circuit in Canada, and also perform as a duo. In addition to their professional fly-fishing instruction, Jim teaches guitar regularly at the FAMI music camp in Bragg Creek.

Chris Coole • A founding father of the Gillbilly movement, Chris is one of Canada’s top banjo pickers, song-writers, and side-men. Touring with The Foggy Hogtown Boys, The Lonesome Ace Stringband, as well as being the go-to musician to support the legendary David Francey. Chris anchored the fest last year, and we’re stoked he’s coming back for round 2.

AND MORE, ALL INCLUDED WITH YOUR WEEKEND PASS:

  • Welcome reception & Elk River primer.
  • 2 full concerts.
  • Late night jams.
  • Taco feed on Saturday night.
  • Toast & Jam on Sunday morning.
  • Fly-fishing and music workshops.
  • Free time to bike, hike, river walk, fish or nap!
  • Good friends, good tunes, good times.
  • Unbeatable scenery in Fernie.
  • All happens right in Fernie’s historic downtown core.
  • CLICK HERE FOR FULL SCHEDULE

See Tourism Fernie for more details.

Sep
29

Fernie Ghostriders Hockey Game

Event Time: 7.30pm / Event Location: In Town

Catch a home game this winter with the Fernie Ghostriders- Fernie’s own KIJHL Junior Hockey Team.

Puck drop at 7.30pm, entry is $11/adults, $6 students/seniors for regular games.

Always popular and often sold out, local games are a fun night out for the whole family with plenty of great hockey action, beverage gardens, concessions, merchandise booth and special events including the 50/50 raffle, and teddy bear toss, shootout challenge, and diamond ring prize draw games.

Dinner & Game Ticket specials at Park Place Lodge & Kodiak Lounge.

2017-2018 regular season HOME GAMES:

AUGUST 2017
Wed 30 vs Columbia Valley Rockies (Exhibition Game)

SEPTEMBER 2017
Sat 2 vs Creston Valley Thunder Cats (Exhibition Game)
Fri 22 vs Golden Rockets
Fri 29 vs Beaver Valley Nighthawks
Sat 30 vs Castlegar Rebels

OCTOBER 2017
Fri 6 vs Columbia Valley Rockies
Fri 13 vs Columbia Valley Rockies *ELKFORD ARENA*
Sat 14 vs Grand Forks Border Bruins
Sat 21 vs Spokane Braves

NOVEMBER 2017
Fri 3 vs Kimberley Dynamiters
Fri 10 vs Columbia Valley Rockies
Sat 18 vs Nelson Leafs
Sat 25 vs Golden Rockets

DECEMBER 2017
Sat 2 vs Grand Forks Border Bruins
Sat 9 vs Golden Rockets
Fri 15 vs Nelson Leafs
Fri 22 vs Creston Valley Thunder Cats
Fri 29 vs Kimberley Dynamiters

JANUARY 2018
Sat 6 vs Creston Valley Thunder Cats
Fri 26 vs Columbia Valley Rockies

FEBRUARY 2017 
Fri 2 vs Kimberley Dynamiters
Fri 9 vs Creston Valley Thunder Cats
Sun 11 vs Kimberley Dynamiters
Fri 16 vs Golden Rockets *SPARWOOD ARENA*
Sun 18 vs Creston Valley Thunder Cats

Playoff season begins mid-February!

About the Ghostriders:

The Fernie Ghostriders are a Junior B Hockey Team, playing in the Eddie Mountain Division of the Kootenay International Junior Ice Hockey League. Head Coach is Craig Mohr. The Ghostrider name comes from the icon shadow that forms at sunset on Mt Hosmer in Fernie, and is clearest at the start of the hockey season (and during the summer months).

They won the division during the 2011/2012 season, and the KIJHL in the 2007/2008 season, going on to take the bronze medal at the Cyclone Taylor Cup.

The Ghostriders hosted the Cyclone Taylor Cup (KIJHL, PIJHL & VIJHL Provincial Championships) for the 2010/2011 Season, where they took the silver medal.

See Tourism Fernie for more details.

Sep
28

Gallery Opening – Mark Locki: Exploring the Elk

Event Time: 7pm / Event Location: In Town

 

Scenic Fernie through the thoughtful eye of BC-based photographer Mark Locki.

Mark Locki specializes in landscape, adventure, and travel photography. Originally hailing from Vancouver, he currently resides in Fernie, BC.  His passion for photography began in 2013 while living in the majestic Yukon.  As Mark explored the mountains of Kluane National Park and Tombstone Territorial Park, he sought a way to share his adventures and the incredible scenery with friends and family.

As he progressed from hiking and backpacking into alpine climbing and mountaineering, his portfolio expanded to include adventure and travel photography.  An avid traveller, Mark has visited Alaska, Nevada, Montana, Mexico, Chile, and Argentina in recent years, along with extensive travel through Europe. His move to Fernie in 2015 has allowed him to continue his photography, climbing, and exploration in the beautiful mountains of the Canadian Rockies.

Complimentary nibbles & cash bar.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28th 7pm

Exhibit continues through October

2017 summer gallery shows:

Opening Thursday June 29th: Beulah Limber – Life’s Work

Opening Thursday July 27th: Colleen Routley

Opening Thursday August 31st: Becca Musso – Felting

Opening Thursday September 28th: Steve Locki – Photography

See Tourism Fernie for more details.