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  • Saturday • August 5, 2017
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Discover the people, places, and traditions that formed Fernie and the Elk Valley through interpretive tours of local heritage sites.

The history of the Elk Valley is riddled with the cycle of boom and bust. Hosmer and Morrissey enjoyed a brief heyday before the mines were closed prior to World War I. Coal Creek and Michel-Natal were the economic engines of the Elk Valley before the mines there too closed following World War 2.

 

Local historians will host each tour, providing insights and stories that will bring these coal mines and towns back to life.  

 

SUMMER 2017 BUS TOUR SCHEDULE:

Tours depart from the Fernie Museum at 1pm and last approx 4 hours:

  • SATURDAY JULY 22: Michel, Middletown & Natal townsite
    • includes a stop at the Sparwood Museum.  Presented by the Michel Natal Sparwood Heritage Society.
  • SATURDAY JULY 29: Historic Cemetery Bus Tour - Hosmer
  • SATURDAY AUGUST 19: Hosmer townsite and mine ruins
    • includes a stop at the Hosmer Hall to review the Hosmer: Boom, Bust and War exhibit.

TICKETS: 

  • $30, include admission to the Fernie Museum and light refreshments on the tour.
  • Tickets are available online on the Museum's website or at the Fernie Museum.    

TOUR INFO:

  • The tour will take place in all weather conditions.
  • Please wear appropriate footwear for walking outside on slightly uneven ground.
  • A weatherproof warm jacket and an umbrella are encouraged.

 

ALSO AVAILABLE: SUMMER WALKING TOURS

The Fernie Museum has a full summer of walking tours scheduled to complement the bus tour offerings. Explore Fernie’s intricate history on a 90-minute walking tour of historical downtown or at local cemetery.

Join one of our knowledgeable guides and explore the stories of Rum Runners and the devastating 1908 Great Fire and discover how these people and events have helped to shape Fernie as we see it today.

2017 SUMMER TOUR SCHEDULE:

JULY

Sunday 2nd
11am: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire
2pm: Historic Walking Tour - Rum Running and Whiskey Six

Saturday 8th
11am: Historic Walking Tour - Rum Running and Whiskey Six
2pm: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire

Sunday 9th
11am: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire
2pm: Historic Walking Tour - Rum Running and Whiskey Six

Saturday 15th
11am: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire
2pm: Historic Cemetery Walking Tour - Fernie Trailblazers

Sunday 16th
11am: Historic Walking Tour - Rum Running and Whiskey Six
2pm: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire

Saturday 22nd
11am: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire
1pm: Exploring the Ruins Bus Tour - Michel, Middletown & Natal

Sunday 23rd
11am: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire
2pm: Historic Walking Tour - Rum Running and Whiskey Six

Saturday 29th
11am: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire
1pm: Historic Cemetery Bus Tour - Hosmer

Sunday 30th
11am: Historic Walking Tour - Rum Running and Whiskey Six
2pm: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire

AUGUST 

Saturday 5th
1pm: Exploring the Ruins Bus Tour - Hosmer
2pm: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire

6th
11am: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire
2pm: Historic Walking Tour - Rum Running and Whiskey Six

Saturday 12th
11am: Historic Walking Tour - Rum Running and Whiskey Six
1pm: Historic Cemetery Walking Tour - Disasters and Delinquents 

Sunday 13th
11am: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire
2pm: Historic Walking Tour - Rum Running and Whiskey Six

Saturday 19th
11am: Historic Walking Tour - Rum Running and Whiskey Six
2pm: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire

Sunday 20th
11am: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire
2pm: Historic Walking Tour - Rum Running and Whiskey Six

Saturday 26th
11am: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire
1pm: Historic Cemetery Walking Tour - Fernie Families Remain

 

Sunday 27th
11am: Historic Walking Tour - Rum Running and Whiskey Six
2pm: Historic Walking Tour - The 1908 Great Fire

WALKING TOUR INFO:

  • Historic Downtown & Cemetery Walking Tours depart from the Museum and are approx. 90 minutes in duration. 
  • A short drive in participant's own vehicle is required for cemetery walking tours.

TICKETS:

Walking Tours - $10 and include admission to the Museum. 

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  • The Fernie Museum, 491 2nd Ave, Historic Downtown Fernie