Fernie Sled Drags

Event Time: 11:00am / Event Location: In Town

Great fun for the whole family at the annual sled drag races, held during Griz Days weekend.

One of the biggest and most entertaining events on the Fernie sledding calendar, great fun for the whole family!

Admission $10, Youth under 14 FREE

Come on out for one of Fernie’s fastest and loudest events of the year! Watch as racers battle it out on a prepared snow track with specialized, high-performance snowmobiles in head to head competition! Races start at 11 AM. Food Services available on site.


IF4 – International Fly Fishing Film Festival

Event Time: 7:00pm / Event Location: In Town

Showcasing the passion, lifestyle, culture, and unique settings of the best fly fishing in the world.

A presentation of Elk River Guiding Company, at The Vogue Theatre, 321 2nd Ave in historic downtown Fernie.

TICKETS: $15, Purchase ONLINE

Also available from Elk River Guiding Company or The Vogue Theatre, and at the door, while supplies last.

DOORS: Open 6:30pm, Films begin at 7pm. Concessions available.

International Fly Fishing Film Festival® consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly-fishing. The films at this popular event are capturing the attention of anglers around the world. IF4™ contains exclusive content and is a must see experience for all anglers and river enthusiasts!



42nd Annual Griz Days Winter Festival | Gone Denim!

Event Time: No time set / Event Location: Fernie

Griz Days Gone Demin! Welcoming visitors and locals for the biggest, snowiest winter celebrations! #GrizDays

Fernie’s annual winter carnival is a 3-day festival of fun-filled family-friendly events, activities, and entertainment.

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This year the Griz is getting his Canadian Tuxedo out to celebrate Fernie’s 42nd year of Griz Days. The Powder King of the Lizard Range is embracing our Canadian fashion tradition of jeans and jean jackets for Griz Days Gone Denim 2019. This year’s winter festival runs March 1-3.

Pre-weekend activities include the community scavenger hunt with daily opportunities to win great prizes, and a cross-country ski challenge.

Friday activities include:

  • The Fernie Arts Station’s family-friendly Griz Story Time for kids
  • The Griz Days Pub Crawl for adults – sample the best of Fernie!

Saturday staple events include:

  • Griz Days Craft Fair
  • Griz Baby Crawl
  • Extreme Griz Challenge to crown the King and Queen of the Mountain
  • The Junior Griz Training Ground will be back for its second year. This is the perfect opportunity for young people to see if they have what it takes to compete in the future for the title of the Griz with a series of fun, skill-testing activities for kids of all ages.
  • Evening festivities at Station Square in downtown Fernie from late afternoon into the evening featuring The Denim Daddies, Lumberjack show, live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and spectacular fireworks.
  • The Griz Days Parade will be the highlight of the evening as it takes over 2nd Avenue in the early evening.


Sunday’s events will include The Dummy Downhill at Fernie Alpine Resort and more!


Join the party in Fernie on the first weekend of March and see how Fernie celebrates winter & The Griz! Learn more about the Legend of the Griz.

Make sure to pick up your Griz Pin at locations around town for $3 for a chance to win $1,000! See facebook page for details.

For more nightlife listings including live bands and DJ’s at bars around town on Griz Days weekend check the events calendar.

See events PDF for more details! Copies available around town and online.


13th Annual Fernie Mountain Film Festival

Event Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm / Event Location: In Town

Dedicated to filmmakers who spark awareness of mountain cultures, fragile environments, and the passion and perseverance of global explorers.

Featuring a diverse selection of the year’s best outdoor films with topics ranging from rock-climbing to eco-travel, community building in remote communities, to preservation of our planet’s most fragile eco-systems. Films at the FMFF are stunning, informative and entertaining.


Tickets now on sale ONLINE, or from the College of the Rockies, 342 3rd Ave, or at the door.

Friday Night $15
Saturday Night $15
All Access Pass $25
Children aged 15 and under are free!


– Full Line-Up TBA on the Festival website


The Mountain Social is an integral part of the festival, featuring a variety of food from local restaurants, plus a bar stocked with plenty of Fernie Brewing Company beer, wine, and water. Enjoy a bag of popcorn with your movie and enter the prize draw to win some amazing prizes.

The festival also incorporates a photography contest, guest speakers and mountain culture award ceremony.

The event is held at the Fernie Community Centre, with the whole room decked out to celebrate the environment, films are screened on a large rear-projection screen that was purchased by the festival after several years of fundraising. The event attracts a large crowd of local and visitor outdoor and film enthusiasts and the atmosphere is always friendly and welcoming. Experience the spirit of Fernie at the FMFF.


Bail out the Brewer at Fernie Brewing Company

Event Time: 12:00pm-06:00pm / Event Location: No location set

Pre-Griz Days Shenanigans and fundraising BBQ – come on down and enjoy the fun!

Beer & Brat for $10.

Bust the brewer out of Griz Jail!


Full Moon Nordic Ski Social #3

Event Time: 7:00pm / Event Location: Elk Valley Nordic Centre

Fernie Nordic Society invites you to join them for a fun, friendly, evening social ski at the beautiful Fernie Nordic Centre.

On the night of the full moon join other skiers for a beautiful moonlit ski. Bring a snack to share & your headlamp and enjoy the fire and food with friends after the ski! This date will be held on the Nordic Trails at Fernie Golf Course; all other dates are at the Fernie Nordic Centre.

  • Meet at 19:00 at the Clubhouse at Fernie Golf Course.
  • Headlamps required.
  • Adult event.
  • Free for members, day ticket required for non-members.
  • DATES:
    • Saturday, December 22, 2018
    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • Wednesday, March 20, 2019

See the full Nordic Society Calendar for more great events!


Fernie Skating Club Ice Show

Event Time: No time set / Event Location: No location set

A sparkling show of figure skating, lights and music.

The Fernie Figure Skating Club are thrilled to be back on home ice – join them for a spectacular display of technique, dance and fun.

Come and enjoy the magic! 2 nights. All other details including tickets to be announced.


Cold Pursuit – Special Pre-Release Screening

Event Time: 7:00pm / Event Location: Vogue Theatre

he latest action-adventure featuring Liam Neeson and Emmy Rossum, partially shot in Fernie in 2017!

A special World Premiere screening is on Feb 7th, advance ticket purchase available as of Feb 1st.

Cold Pursuit opens worldwide on Feb 8th and will run at the Vogue Theatre until Feb 21st.

Citizen of the year Nels Coxman is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the Rocky Mountains because he is the one who keeps the winter roads clear in his snowplough. When his son is murdered by a powerful drug lord Nels is forced to leave town in a drive for vengeance, utilising his hunting skills to transform himself into a skilled killer. Nels’ actions ignite a turf war between a manically unpredictable gangster known as Viking and a rival gang boss. Justice is served in one final spectacular confrontation that will leave (almost) no one unscathed.

Cold Pursuit (14A)


7pm: Nightly
3pm: Saturday & Sunday Matinees

TICKETS on sale from the box office from February 1st:

General Admission: $10
12 & U: $7
Senior: $8
Matinees & Tuesdays: $7


Chinese New Year 2019

Event Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm / Event Location: Cast Iron Grill

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a dinner buffet at Cast Iron Grill

Available from 4pm – 8pm on February 3rd

$24/ per adult, kids 6- 12 are $12 and 5 and under are free.

Make your reservations soon by calling 250-423-4115.


Gallery Opening – Alysha Clarke

Event Time: 7:00pm / Event Location: In Town

Reflection of Spring: a love song to the birds and the bees and the bikes and trucks and fresh rainy days of spring.

Show opens: Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Artist Reception with cash bar & complimentary nibbles: Thursday, January 31st 7 pm.

Exhibit continues until February 26th.

Alysha Clarke has lived in and around Fernie for the last 25 years. Her first painting classes were as a 10-year-old at the Fernie Arts Station participating in anything she could find. Painting remained a lifelong hobby as she focused on growing her family and her massage therapy clinic. A recent switch from acrylic painting to alcohol ink has inspired her creativity and she is now presenting her work to the public for the first time.

Alysha currently resides in Baynes lake with her husband and three girls.

The theme for this show is spring, as it is the artist’s favourite time of year. Alysha’s exhibition showcases her work with alcohol ink, and is inspired by the flowers, weeds, bees, townie bikes, old trucks, and rainy days of spring.