This tour visits 12 of Fernie ’ s most iconic Historic Downtown buildings and features a variety of architectural styles and photo opportunities . Begin the walking tour at # 1 , the Fernie Arts Station at 601 1st Avenue .
For more details on the 12 locations and arts and culture in Fernie pick up the latest Fernie & Elk Valley Cultural Guide around town , go online to www . fernieculture . ca or visit the Fernie Museum .
1 CPR STATION 601 1st Avenue
The former Canadian Pacific Railway ( CPR ) Station . Passenger service was discontinued in 1964 . Built in 1909 , it is now home to the Fernie & District Arts Council .
2 HOW FOON ’ S LAUNDRY 491 1st Avenue
3 THE HOME BANK 491 2nd Avenue
A highly decorative building built in 1910 to house a branch of the Home Bank and the Herchmer-Mitchel Law Office , it is now home to the Fernie Museum & Visitor Centre .
4 THE IMPERIAL BANK 1909 401 2nd Ave
Chinese entrepreneur How Foon ran a café , laundry and shoemaking business here and rented apartments upstairs . Built in 1908 , it is now home to the Fernie Elks Club .
Rebuilt in 1909 and home to the Imperial Bank of Canada . Location of the Fernie Fire Department ’ s last stand against the 1908 fire . Now home to The Brickhouse Bar & Grill .
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