Fernie Heritage Walk 2024

Fernie Heritage Walk
Gold and rose-tinted brick and sandstone buildings line Fernie ’ s Historic Downtown streets , where you will find some of Fernie ’ s most iconic buildings featuring a variety of architectural styles , ghost signs , and historical references hinting at Fernie ’ s community heritage .
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Fernie Oil Derrik
The tour ends at The Arts Station , pick up a copy of the Fernie Art Walk and discover galleries and artisans featuring unique local and regional art . Around Fernie , other locations to explore include the Fernie Oil Derrick , located at the Fernie Visitor Centre on Hwy # 3 . This derrick is the last standing wooden oil derrick in BC . The metal components were used to drill the first oil wells in British Columbia in the Akamina and Sage Creek areas of the Flathead Valley from 1907 – 1930 . In 1984 , salvaged components were used to create this rig .

Fernie Heritage Walk

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The Montane Barn on Coal Creek can be accessed from Montane Parkway . The barn was the original home of the horses that delivered coal for the Crow ’ s Nest Coal Company . The Barn now houses miniature therapy ponies and other special animal breeds . Visitors are welcome . The location hosts seasonal events and is a great place to start a day hike .
The Coke Ovens at Hosmer offer a fascinating insight into the valley ’ s coal mining heritage . At its peak , Hosmer was home to over 1,000 people and was expected to be the main community in the Elk Valley . The coke ovens and other mine ruins can be visited from Stephenson Road and Durango Road .
Fall Cultural Guide Fernie Museum
Fernie & Elk Valley Cultural Guide
The guide includes stories , features , and listings highlighting heritage , art & artisans , food & beverage , and attractions around the Elk Valley along with a calendar packed with live music , festivals , and entertainment for all ages .
Pick up a copy at visitor information centres , coffee shops , and attractions , or visit elkvalleyculture . com .
Fernie Museum
Begin your tour with a visit to the Fernie Museum , located in the historic former Home Bank . The Museum features intriguing displays of historical photographs , artifacts and information depicting Fernie ’ s history , and a second floor gallery with rotating exhibits . The museum offers summer walking tours and engaging events throughout the year .
For more information , visit ferniemuseum . com .
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Coke Ovens