New Year’s Eve Family Event & Fireworks at Fernie Alpine Resort

Event Time: 4.00-9.30 / Event Location: Alpine Resort - On Mountain!

New Year’s Eve family event at Fernie Alpine Resort.

Come out and celebrate the New Year with the entire family!

4 pm – 9 pm: Night ski on the Mighty Moose:

7pm to 9pm: Free family activities at the Base Area.

  • Arts & crafts, family scavenger hunt and more taking place in Slopeside Cafe.  All activities are free of charge.
    Please note this is not a supervised event….staff will be around to facilitate the activities but will not be able to supervise the kids.

9pm: NYE Family Fireworks

  • Best viewing from the base of the Mighty Moose Run.

19th Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Event Time: 9am-1pm / Event Location: Park Place Lodge

Bring the family for a fabulous breakfast and photos with Santa! At the Park Place Lodge.

Perfect for the little ones and early enough for the photos to go in your Christmas cards. Enjoy the kick-off to the Season.

Breakfast Buffet 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Children will have a chance to meet & chat with Santa and sit for photos. Photos by donation and you may be able to sign up for emailed digital copies.

RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL – this event sells out! Please call the hotel to book – 250-423-6871


Light Up the Night

Event Time: 5.30-8pm / Event Location: In Town

Light Up ceremonies in Historic Downtown Fernie to kick off the winter season!

See the winter light displays at the Fernie Courthouse with an evening of family fun hosted by the City of Fernie.


  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Activities

Details TBA!


Winter Opening day at Fernie Alpine Resort

Event Time: 9am-4pm / Event Location: On Mountain

Join powder hounds from all around for the best skiing in the Canadian Rockies!

Fernie Alpine Resort is scheduled to open for daily operations on November 30th for the 2019-2020 winter season, weather permitting

Lifts open 9 am – 4 pm! Open daily through to mid April, 2020.

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Over 2400 acres of terrain and 142 runs await at Fernie Alpine Resort. There’s plenty of gentle green runs for beginners, challenging and varied blue runs for intermediates and incredible black and double diamond runs for experts. Add a full range of on-mountain accommodations, retail, rentals, events, dining and nightlife and there’s something for everyone to enjoy this winter.


Holiday kick-off

Event Time: 4.30pm-8.30pm / Event Location: In Town

Holiday Shopping in Fernie

Late night shopping & light-up ceremonies in Historic Downtown Fernie’s to kick off the winter season!

Shopping and good cheer in Historic Downtown Fernie and at Highway retailers until 8:30 pm.

Explore the unique and eclectic boutiques in downtown Fernie featuring an enticing selection of clothing, homewares, books, gifts, sporting goods, art and much much more! Join over 25 businesses throughout Fernie and watch for Santa as you wander. Caroling and Bonfires too!

Locations for shopping late include downtown and on the highway, full list to be announced in November.


Wannabe at the Northern

Event Time: 10pm / Event Location: The Northern Bar

It’s what you want, what you really, really want! Spice Girls tribute brings the British to Fernie!

When it comes to celebrations, epic dance parties and conjuring up serious 90’s nostalgia, no one does it better than the darlings of Toronto’s cover-band scene. This 11-member outfit is a staple in venues, festivals and soft seaters across Canada.

TICKETS: $20 adv/$25 on the door. PURCHASE ONLINE

5 Canadian Girls – 6 piece band – live vocals – original choreography – platforms!

Now, the platforms are higher, the accents are stronger, the dance party is wilder and the costumes more outrageous and spectacular than ever before. From back-up dancers to flash-mobs to gospel choirs to celebrity guests, each show offers a surprise twist, keeping Wannabe fans coming back for more.


Remembrance Day Service

Event Time: 10.45am / Event Location: In Town

Remembrance Day in Fernie

Commemorating the end of WWI with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36.

All are welcome to join Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36 for the parade and events of the day.


10.40am: Parade departs from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #36, 561 1st Ave, to the Cenotaph at The Fernie Courthouse. Led by Legion members, Elk Valley RCMP, 1st Responders, 3300 Club, City of Fernie, Elk Valley Cadets and others.
10.55am: Cenotaph Service.
11am: 2 minute silence.

Remembrance Day is a public holiday in Canada.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


2nd Annual Elk Valley Snow & Avalanche Workshop

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

This one-day seminar welcomes avalanche professionals and recreationalists alike to engage in vibrant discussions and learn from fellow avalanche practitioners.

A variety of research topics, case studies of past events and information on the latest snow safety gear will be presented.

As a lead-in for the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) to be held in Fernie, October 2020, the EVSAW will share a similar format with 30-minute presentations on a variety of snow and avalanche related topics.

  • Discover what the Avalanche Canada South Rockies Team learned from tricky conditions, avalanche incidents and near misses last season
  • Learn all about the “Fernie Factor” and how to predict your next powder day
  • Master medical care for avalanche survivors
  • Explore new digital tools for navigation


  • Registration details to be announced shortly
  • Limited space available
  • You must purchase a ticket for your registration to be valid

Griz Kidz Halloween Party & Haunted House

Event Time: 11am-4pm / Event Location: Alpine Resort - On Mountain!

Griz Kidz Halloween Party & Haunted House

It’s a fright-fest at Fernie Alpine Resort!

Step inside for a spooktacular afternoon of develish delights!

  • Ghoulish Games
  • Creepy-crawly Crafts
  • Enchanting Activities
  • Fearsome Photo Booth (wear your costume!)
  • Haunted House

$5/person (age 2+) $15/family (up to 2 adults & 3 children). Free for children under 2.


5th Annual Great Pumpkin Hunt

Event Time: 11.30am-1pm / Event Location: Elk Valley Nordic Centre

Fernie Nordic Society invites you to join them for a fun, friendly, pumpkin hunt at the beautiful Elk Valley Nordic Centre.

TENTATIVE DETAILS, subject to change:

$10 donation (minimum!!) per pumpkin hunter. This event has sold out in the past.

Pumpkin hunting begins at 11:30 am; the hunting fields will be reloaded at 12:15pm, but all pumpkins are likely to be accounted for by then!

Wear your best costume and be entered to win great prizes! Dress for the weather!

Complimentary hot chocolate and marshmallows – bring your own mug and be entered into a draw prize! Bonfires will be going, bring your own hot dogs to roast afterward.

A great time to meet other nordic skiers and find out about the upcoming season.

See the full Nordic Society Calendar for more great events!