Today until Sunday enjoy all that the Griz has to offer! The fun festivities started during the week and will continue throughout the weekend.

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.

Of course the Griz will hosting a ski trip around Fernie Alpine Resort on Friday, followed by a special visit to the Fernie Arts Station’s family friendly Griz Story Time that night. And for the adults the popular Griz Days Pub Crawl will be back – a taste of Fernie for the foodies out there. One of the most popular events, the Griz Days Parade, will be the highlight of Friday evening as it winds down 2nd Avenue in the early evening.

The Griz baby crawl is always a crowd pleaser:

Many of Saturday’s staple events like the Griz Days Craft Fair and, of course, the Extreme Griz Challenge to crown the King and Queen of the Mountain are happening.

The Dummy Downhill, held at Fernie Alpine Resort on Sunday, is a chance for the more tactile and creative to see if they can build the ultimate ski jumping machine. These creations, built from cardboard to paper mache to wood, slide down a steep runway on skis or snowboards in an attempt to fly the highest and go the farthest – and to have the most spectacular crash.

Don’t forget to get your Griz Pin! Griz Pins have been a part of Griz Days since the beginning and the Fernie rotarians are raising money for the Fernie Food Ban and Fernie Child Care Society. Hold onto the pin for your chance to win $1000!

Check out the full detailed schedule at and don’t forget to wear your denim!

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