Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Issue 4 - Spring 2017 - Page 9

BEANPOD CHOCOLATE One of just a handful of artisan chocolate makers in the entire world producing chocolate the traditional way. Watch antique chocolate making machines, sample chocolate nibs and learn about the process from bean to bar. Freshly roasted coffee, ge lato (summer only) and macarons made in-house. 691 2nd Ave, Fernie | beanpod.ca 778-519-5008 | Open: Tue-Sat 12–5pm, hours may vary. FERNIE BREWING COMPANY The Elk Valley’s only brewhouse, producing 9 core brands and a wide range of seasonal features and limited edition brews. FBC is closed for renovations this spring, please call for details. 26 Manitou Road, Fernie ferniebrewing.com | 250-423-7797 THE FERNIE OIL DERRICK The last standing wooden oil derrick in BC. Relocated to this spot from the Flathead Valley in 1984. Interpretive panels, picnic area, Visitor Information Centre, and geocache. 102 Commerce Road, off Hwy #3 at the Eastern gateway to Fernie tourismfernie.com/activities/attractions/oil-derrick SPARWOOD MUSEUM, MINING ARTIFACT & MURAL WALKS Discover the community and mining history of Michel, Natal, Middletown and Sparwood. Follow a series of mine artifacts into downtown Sparwood to see the famous wall murals. 141-B Aspen Drive, next to Sparwood Visitor Centre sparwood.ca/museum | 250-425-0560 Open: Mon–Thu, 11am–4pm SPARWOOD VISITOR CENTRE & TEREX TITAN Visitor Centre and location of the 1974 GM Terex Titan – once the world’s largest truck measuring 350 tonnes and 66ft long! 141 Aspen Drive, Sparwood | 250-425-2423 Open: April Mon–Thu, 9am–4pm | Fri 10am–3pm | Starting May open daily 9am–6pm MICHEL-NATAL HERITAGE KIOSK A series of six panels detailing the history of the Michel- Natal communities that used to be at this location. A part of Sparwood’s heritage, these panels include history of discovery, mining and the Ktunaxa Nation. See feature, P8. Kiosk is in two locations, one next to the Titan Truck in Sparwood, and second on Hwy #3 east of Sparwood at the site of former Michel Hotel. 9