Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Issue 4 - Spring 2017 - Page 28

Coming this summer EXPLORING HISTORY TOURS WITH THE FERNIE MUSEUM Expanding on successful past tours, the Fernie Museum has a captivating program of tours for the whole family to enjoy this summer. Exploring The Ruins Bus Tours will visit a variety of abandoned mine sites, where local historians will bring the mines and communities back to life through stories and insights. Starting with Coal Creek on July 8th, the tours continue with Michel-Natal on July 22nd, Morrissey & Carbonado on August 5th, and Hosmer on August 19th. $30. Heritage Walking Tours invite you to step into the past with a local historian to explore Fernie through stories of Rum Runners, the devastating Great Fire of 1908 and the buildings and characters that have shaped the Historic Downtown. Every Saturday & Sunday at 11am & 2pm from July 1st– August 27th. $10. If tombstones could talk, the stories they would tell! Join knowledgeable guides on a walk through two local cemeteries and learn about the personalities and events that shaped the Elk Valley as we see it today. St Margaret’s Cemetery on July 15th, 29th and August 12th, and Hosmer Cemetery on August 26th. $10. 28 SUMMER SOCIALS AND THE WEDNESDAY CONCERT SERIES HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Historic Downtown Fernie is a fun place to be in summer with its eclectic boutiques, bustling patios, and incredible views, but even more so when there’s a special event to enjoy. Every Wednesday from July 5th–August 30th, the outdoor stage at The Arts Station has free live entertainment, kid’s activities, beverage gardens and food vendors. Also at the Arts Station, the Out of the Box Dumpster Painting event is a fun live art expo on July 9th– watch as dumpsters are turned into works of art before they are distributed around Fernie. On three Sundays in July (2nd, 16th & 30th), 2nd Avenue becomes a pedestrianized funzone for the Summer Socials with kid’s activities, live entertainment and games for all to enjoy. On August 13th, the Show n’ Shine is a car enthusiast’s paradise, with dozens of classic and demo cars lining 2nd Avenue.