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Griz Days Celebration Announced

The 47th annual Griz Days celebration has been announced by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce for the weekend of March 1 – 3, 2024.

This years Griz Days is its own theme! Dress in your best plaid, fur, fringe, and denim – think all things Canadian. Pick up your Griz pin at a local shop s to ensure you don’t wind up in Griz Jail.

Each year the Fernie Chamber partners with the Fernie Rotary Club to sell commemorative Griz Pins. You could be the lucky winner of a $1,000 cash prize! The draw will be announced on Wednesday, March 6 on social media for the lucky pin number. A portion of the proceeds from Griz pin sales is distributed to local community groups or charities by the Fernie Rotary Club. Pins are $4 each, and numbers are limited.

Everyone is in full swing planning your favorite Griz Days events like the parade, live entertainment, an all-new lumberjack show, fireworks, the Extreme Griz competition and much more to be announced! Check out the satellite events around town too, like the popular Raging Elk Dummy Downhill at Fernie Alpine Resort. If your business or organization is interested in putting on a satellite event in conjunction with Griz Days please contact Jess Eberts, Events Manager at for more details.

Wendy McDougall (Executive Director of the Fernie Chamber) says, “We are thrilled to be hosting Fernie’s #1 winter festival again this year. A huge shoutout to the Chamber staff and Griz Days Committee for all the planning that has taken place so far. We are very excited to be bringing in a new lumberjack show and welcoming back some classic events like the Bed Races and the Extreme Griz Competition! Griz Days is a magical time for locals and visitors alike, with so many activities all weekend long and for all ages, it truly is an event not to be missed!”

Check out the website for full details on the schedule of events, registration, where to pick up your Griz pin, how to support the Griz Most Wanted and everything Griz Days related. The Chamber is seeking volunteers for the weekend of Griz Days, for more details please contact

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is thankful to NWP Coal, the title sponsor for the 47th annual Griz Days, and all of the sponsors, funders, volunteers, and community groups that make this event possible. The Fernie Chamber would also like to acknowledge the support of the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative, as well as the City of Fernie.

The Fernie Chamber also acknowledges that its office and the Griz Days events take place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Ktunaxa Nation.

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