Park Place Lodge
Griz Days Winter Festival


Griz Days welcomes visitors and locals to the biggest, snowiest party of the year!

Fernie’s annual winter carnival is a 3 day festival of fun-filled family-friendly events, activities and entertainment. Highlights include:

Join the party in Fernie on the first weekend of March and see how Fernie celebrates winter!

Griz Days is a true Fernie-wide event, happening at locations across town and at Fernie Alpine Resort. Loads of great events for participants and spectators, join in or drop by and cheer on a team. Many events are free!

The Griz is the central character for the weekend’s event, read all about how this mountain man came to be Fernie’s mascot and the symbol of winter.

Make sure to pick up your Griz Pin at locations around town. And Griz Pins are $3 each. Every pin is worth one entry into the contest to win $1000! See facebook page for details. Don’t be seen without your pin or you might be thrown in the Griz Jail along with Fernie’s Most Wanted!


10:00am Rockies Law Junior Griz School Tour
Find the Griz at School!
Fernie Academy Isabella Dicken Elementary

7:00pm Griz Full Moon Ski and Social
Griz Days Snow to Ice Challenge- START
Fernie Nordic Society


10:00am Ski With Griz
Griz @ Fernie Alpine Resort
from 10 am- 3pm

10:00am Heritage Challenge Scavenger Hunt
Pick up your scavenger hunt list at the Fernie Museum and hunt for “ghost signs” throughout the downtown core. Bring your completed Challenge back for a chance to win a prize valued at $50.
Challenge runs all weekend.
Also take advantage of $2.00 admission FREE with your Griz Pin.

3:00pm Griz Pub Crawl
Pre-registration required

5:00pm Winter Griz Magic @ Arts Station
@ Fernie Arts Station
Family Friendly
5pm Griz Interactive Craft
6pm- Winter Griz Magic Story telling/
ukuleles & Special Guest
6:30pm- Photo Booth

8:00pm Cold Cuts – Live Music @ The PUB
Live Music @ The Pub
At Park Place Lodge

9:00pm Great Gatsby Griz Days Masquerade
@ The Royal 9pm-Late


9:00am Pancake Breakfast
@ Community Centre 9 am – 12 pm

9:00am Griz Craft Fair
@ Community Centre
Griz Pin for FREE Entry

Pond Hockey Tournament
Fernie outdoor rink 9:00am – 2:00pm
Youth Division (age 8-12)
Adult Division
4 players on ice + 1 sub =5
no goaltenders in net

10:00am Garage Sale

@ Family Centre 10am – 2 pm

11:00am Junior Griz Training Grounds

Griz Kidz come play! 11-2pm
Free Fun & Games for Kids
Parking lot of crossfit/gymnastics
Across from Community Centre

11:30am Extreme Griz Competition

Will you be crown the next Extreme Griz?
Register HERE 12:00 noon

12:00pm Baby Griz Crawl​

@ Community Centre
Baby Race – Register on site

3:00pm Bacon Spectacular
At the Northern.
3lb bacon eating contest at 3:00pm.
Sign-up onsite at The Northern.

4:00 pm Hot Wing Eating Contest
@ The Fernie – Starts at 4pm
Eat spicy wings!

4:00pm Rocky Mountain Lumberjack Show

@ Station Square
First of two free shows

4:00 pm Station Square Town Party

Come to the party in Station Square.
Beverage garden 4:00 – 10:00
Lumberjack show – 4:00
Parade – 5:30 (2nd Avenue)
Small Town Dirtbags – 6:00
Lumberjack show – 7:00
Fireworks – 8:00
Small Town Dirtbags (set 2) – 8:30

5:30pm Griz Parade
Who doesn’t love a parade?
Downtown 2nd Ave.

6:00 pm LIVE MUSIC by Small Town Dirtbags – 1st set

The first of two live music sets
@ Station Square Family friendly!

6:00 pm Griz Full Moon Ride & BBQ
Fernie Snowmobile Association Group Ride

7:00pm Rocky Mountain Lumberjack Show 2

Second of two shows in Station Square before the fireworks and after the parade.

8:00pm Fireworks

Watch from Station Square for the best views.

8:30pm LIVE MUSIC by Small Town Dirtbags – 2nd set
Live Music Station Square & Beverage Gardens


1:00pm Raging Elk Dummy Downhill
Build the dummy that will fly the farthest.

7:00 pm Griz Days Snow to Ice Challenge

Griz Days Fernie Winter Carnival from Tourism Fernie on Vimeo.

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