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Fernie Museum Reopens

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain resort town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and a busy ski hill.

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The Fernie Arts Station Dream

Fernie’s Arts Station became more than a dream for a handful of art enthusiasts when Canadian Pacific Railway donated land and the old CPR building to the City of Fernie for use as a community arts centre.

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Ktunaxa People

For more than 10,000 years, the Ktunaxa people, also known as the Kootenai or Kootenay, have occupied their homeland that spans what is now known as southeastern British Columbia, Southwestern Alberta, and parts of Washington, Idaho and Western Montana.

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Ktunaxa Creation

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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Fernie.com Newsletter

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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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