Ktunaxa Nation

For more than 10,000 years, the Ktunaxa people, also known as the Kootenai or Kootenay, have occupied a traditional territory that spans what is now known as southeastern British Columbia.

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Ktunaxa Creation Story

In ancestral times referred to by the Ktunaxa as the animal world, there were references made many times by the Creator to when there will be ʔaqⱡmaknik̓ (people).

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Fernie City Hall

Fernie City Hall is the home of the Miner’s Walk, a tribute to Fernie’s mining legacy featuring municipal gardens, local sculpture, and interpretive panels.

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Elk Valley Ghost Towns

The communities of Coal Creek and Michel-Natal, where the coal seams were lucrative, survived for over 50 years.

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Fernie Derrick

Akamina #1 was the first oil well drilled in BC. This was done in 1907 by the Royal Canadian Oil Company.

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Year of the Coal Miner

Imagine beginning your work day, every day, in pitch blackness. The only sounds you hear are those of your fellow workers…

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The Fernie Courthouse

The first Court House was simply a shack that used for less than one year. Then in April, 1899, the courts moved to a “grander” building which measured 28 feet square.

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Skiing in Fernie

In the early days, snow shoeing, tobogganing and skating were the winter sports most enjoyed by Fernie residents.

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The Fernie Fire of 1904

Fernie owes its existence to the start-up of the local coal mines in 1897 and the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1898.

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The Kootenay Railway Wars

The reason why two railways served the Elk Valley from 1904 to 1936 is intimately intertwined with the history of Canada, Canadian/American relations, Federal/Provincial politics, and corporate competition.

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Fernie Network Blogs

Locals Report
Locals Report

A locals update on snow, trails, powder and more.

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Fernie Bike Events
Fernie Bike Events

Fernie's destination biking events organized locally.

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Mary Giuliano
Mary Giuliano

Mary writes about the town she has loved since moving here in May of 1953.

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Fernie Alpine Resort
Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort offers world-class winter and summer activities.

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Backcountry Powder
Backcountry Powder

Fernie's backcountry is where the powder lasts for weeks whether you're touring or riding!

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Elk River Alliance
Elk River Alliance

A community-based water group protecting the Elk River watershed.

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Wildsight
Wildsight

Working to protect wildlife, water and wild spaces.

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Fernie Chamber
Fernie Chamber

A service organization dedicated to enhancing the economic future of Fernie and the quality of life.

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Council Connection
Council Connection

Fernie Council Meeting updates and news is available here in the latest edition of Council Connection.

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Regional District of East Kootenay
Regional District of East Kootenay

Local rural area government dedicated to providing quality service to residents and property owners.

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Off Camber in Fernie
Off Camber in Fernie

Keith Liggett follows the goings and comings in Fernie—in town and on the hill—but not in the normal fall line.

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Fernie Ski & Board Fim Fest
Fernie Ski & Board Fim Fest

Hundreds of skiers and boarders celebrate the coming season with the seasons top ski and board films.

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Fernie Ghostriders
Fernie Ghostriders

Fernie's Junior B Hockey Club, a proud member of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

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Fernie Whitewater Park
Fernie Whitewater Park

The Fernie Whitewater Park Society is working towards building a surf wave in the City of Fernie.

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That Mountain Life
That Mountain Life

This vlog shares outdoor adventure content by a dad who has a passion for spending time outside.

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