Park Place Lodge

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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Days of the Rumrunners

There was a time in Western Canada when vanilla extract could only be obtained from a specially licensed druggist.

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Historic Downtown Fernie

It was one dramatic defining moment that brought about the architectural vista that one is presented with in downtown Fernie these days.

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Charm of the Town

For at least a hundred years, visitors and residents have admired the beauty of Fernie. They have come in search of a simpler life…

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History of Fernie

Just over a century ago, populated seasonally by First Nations peoples, Fernie was a pristine wilderness.

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History

Step into the past and discover Fernie’s rich history…

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