On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history.
Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington.
Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum, purchase tickets here.
SUMMER WALKING TOUR SCHEDULE
11am – The Great Fire of 1908
1pm – Fernie at War
3pm – Rum Running and the Whiskey Six