Dec
08

Gallery Reception – Joey Kosolofski: Searching for a Ground

Event Time: 7:00pm / Event Location: Fernie Arts Station

Artist Reception with cash bar & complimentary nibbles: Saturday, December 8th at 7 pm, following the Artisan Fair.

Exhibit continues until January 1st.

Joey Kosolofski is bringing urban art to Fernie one dumpster at a time. As a regular at the annual Fernie dumpster painting event, he turns plain metal boxes into works of modern art. His latest piece features a graphic interpretation of mountains meetings letters in bold, colourful style. His dumpsters can be found at the Community Centre, Bottle Depot and at the Tipple Liquor Store – his 2017 dumpster was the winning design.

His commercial work includes large-scale logo installations, some of which can be seen at SOAR and Coal Town Goods. A large feature mural is on display at Snow Valley Spa & Leisure and he has produced custom designs for Fernie-based ski & snowboard manufacturer, DID. He draws his inspiration from the mountains around Fernie, manipulating shapes and using plenty of colour. Joey focuses less on detail and more on the emotion of the environment.

Dec
08

Artisan Fair at the Arts Station

Event Time: 10:00am / Event Location: Fernie Arts Station

A one-day show and sale in the Arts Station theatre.

Browse beautiful hand-crafted items from Fernie artists and artisans including many of the Arts Station Guild members who produce their work all year round. Enjoy a coffee or mulled wine and meet some of the artists. This artisan fair is perfectly timed to pick up a special gift for the holidays. Pottery, Fibre art, Painting, Jewellery and more!

Dec
07

Fernie Ghostriders Hockey Game

Event Time: 7:30pm / Event Location: Fernie

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

This Friday the 7th vs Spokane Braves. 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.

Tickets for sale here at the Red Tree Lodge.

Nov
30

Official opening day at Fernie Alpine Resort

Event Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm / Event Location: Fernie Alpine Resort

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

Please note that this date is tentative and may be adjusted due to the weather.

Fernie Alpine Resort is scheduled to open for daily operations on November 30th for the 2018-2019 winter season. Stay tuned for any further updates.
Lifts open 9 am – 4 pm! Open daily through to April 14th, 2019.

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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.

Nov
30

Holiday kick-off Light Up

Event Time: 5:00pm -9:00pm / Event Location: Fernie

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

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!

See the winter light displays be switched on at the Fernie Courthouse – pep rally & free BBQ for all to enjoy courtesy of the City of Fernie. (Switch-on time TBA).

Stores open until 9pm.

See the holiday window displays – this year’s theme TBA.

Nov
29

Gallery Opening – Joey Kosolofski

Event Time: 7:00pm / Event Location: Fernie

Bold, graphic, new artwork by a local street artist.

Opening Reception with cash bar & complimentary nibbles: Thursday, November 29th, at 7 pm.

Exhibit continues until January 2nd.

Joey Kosolofski is bringing urban art to Fernie one dumpster at a time. As a regular at the annual Fernie dumpster painting event, he turns plain metal boxes into works of modern art. His latest piece features a graphic interpretation of mountains meetings letters in bold, colorful style. His dumpsters can be found at the Community Centre, Bottle Depot and at the Tipple Liquor Store – his 2017 dumpster was the winning design.

Like many Fernieites, Kosolofski moved here for one ski season (in 2014) and never left. Originally from Kindersley, Saskatchewan, he cites his grade 5, 6 teacher, Mrs White as having inspired him to pursue his passion from a very early age. He seeks out street art as inspiration, travelling across the country and from California to Melbourne. Having started with acrylics, he constantly looks to create new styles, experimenting and working with spray paint, oils and watercolour.

His commercial work includes large-scale logo installations, some of which can be seen at SOAR and Coal Town Goods. A large feature mural is on display at Snow Valley Spa & Leisure and he has produced custom designs for Fernie-based ski & snowboard manufacturer, DID. He draws his inspiration from the mountains around Fernie, manipulating shapes and using plenty of colour to make his work pop. Seeking to replicate the movement of the landscape, he focuses less on detail and more on the emotion of the environment. Kosolofski lives in Fernie with his girlfriend Janice and his step-dog, Bodie, where they enjoy mountain life in every season.

Nov
24

Fernie Ghostriders Hockey Game

Event Time: 7:30pm / Event Location: Fernie

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.

Nov
23

Twilight & Holiday Craft Fairs at Fernie Community Centre

Event Time: 5:00pm -9:00pm / Event Location: Fernie

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

And don’t miss the ’tis the season craft fair coming December 14!

Nov
17

David P. Smith in concert at The Arts Station

Event Time: 8:00pm / Event Location: Fernie

Victoria, BC songwriter David P. Smith has been writing, performing, and recording since 1995.

Tickets online at eventbrite.ca or at the door: $20/adult $14/youth

David P. Smith is essentially a storyteller, his narratives visceral, sometimes hilarious, peering into darkness, stumbling into surreality, lurching back into the everyday, and occupying that honest spot where good C&W dwells.  Musically and sonically he draws on everything from the raw emotion of hard-core country and rhythm and blues, to noise, to folk, to the forms dictated or suggested or discovered on the accordion or piano.

DAVID P. SMITH

Nov
15

Taste of Fernie

Event Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm / Event Location: Fernie

Explore Fernie’s restaurants and retail spaces!

Your Taste of Fernie ticket will get you a free sample or gift at each of the participating businesses.

Follow the map on your ticket your ticket to find all the locations.

Enjoy lovely eats and treats as you go! Explore all of Fernie along the way to see great holiday decorations and specials.

This is a great way to visit some of Fernie’s excellent restaurants and retail shops and check out some of Fernie’s newest additions. Get your tickets, grab your friends, and start planning your route so you don’t miss out on any of the stops in this year’s line up!

  • 100 tickets available for pre-purchase only, $35. Purchase Online. Non-residents: Put ‘none’ in ‘Company’ box.
  • All locations 5-9pm except where noted.

2018 Participating businesses include:

DOWNTOWN: