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Exploring Fernie’s history, culture and trails

Fernie wasn’t always a mecca for outdoor sports and adventure. We owe the beginnings of our town to nineteenth-century prospector William Fernie. Acting on pioneer Michael Phillips’ discoveries of coal and the Crowsnest Pass a few years earlier, William Fernie founded the Crows Nest Pass Coal Company in 1897. The underground coal mine was created …

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An early spring and still enjoying “winter”

We’ve been getting treated to some early spring weather in Fernie, while Fernie Alpine Resort continues to enjoy “winter” with another 75cms of snow in the last week. Crazy isn’t it?! As soon as the sun shines and the temperature rises to 10C, the town comes alive. Residents and visitors can be seen enjoying the …

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