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  • March 3, 2017 thru March 5, 2017
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Griz Days welcomes visitors and locals to the biggest, snowiest party of the year!

Fernie's annual winter carnival is a 3 day festival of fun-filled family-friendly events, activities and entertainment. Highlights include:

  • Downtown Celebrations including 2nd Ave Parade and Fireworks
  • Extreme Griz Competition - great for participants and spectators alike!
  • Rocky Mountain Lumberjack Show
  • Rail Jam
  • Raging Elk Dummy Downhill


Join the party in Fernie on the first weekend of March and see how Fernie celebrates winter! For 2016, the event will have an international theme as 'Fernie welcomes the world.'

The Griz is is the central character for the weekend's event, read all about how this mountain man came to be Fernie's mascot and the symbol of winter.

Make sure to pick up your Griz Pin at locations around town for $3 or 2 for $5. Every pin is worth one entry into the contest to win $1000! See facebook page for details. Don't be seen without your pin or you might be thrown in the Griz Jail along with Fernie's Most Wanted!

March 3-5 2017, EVENT SCHEDULE, details subject to change:

10am-5.30pm Griz Wiz Scavenger Hunt Fernie Museum, Downtown FREE
11am-3pm Ski/Photos with the Griz Fernie Alpine Resort FREE - (lift tickets required)
3.30-7pm Pub Crawl  Starts at The Griz Bar $35, includes 7 drinks, transportation & beard!
4-7pm Pre-Novice Hockey Tournament Fernie Memorial Arena, Hwy #3 FREE Entry for spectators
4-8pm Family Fun
Crafts/Food/DJs Cellie + Ray/Circus Acts Insomniacs/Firespinning
5pm: Refreshment Gardens Open
Downtown Station Square FREE activities, $ Concessions
6.30pm Country Stomp II Community Centre, Hwy #3 Tickets $25 from Scotiabank, or see event listing


8am-6pm Pre-Novice Hockey Tournament Fernie Memorial Arena, Hwy #3 FREE Entry for spectators
9am-2pm Griz Days Craft Fair
8-10am: Pancake Breakfast
11am: Extreme Griz Pancake Eating Contest
Noon: Baby Griz Crawl
Community Centre, Hwy #3 FREE Entry with Griz Pin
11am - 7pm 17th Annual Canadian Classic Street Hockey Tournament Park Place Lodge 4 player team format, register at The Pub
12.30-2.30pm Extreme Griz Competition
- Obstacle Course, Griz Stone Toss, Axe Throwing, Tug of War, Push-up challenge
- Leg wrestling and other challenges to follow at the Pub Bar and Grill later in the afternoon!
- powered by Super 8
Fernie Alpine Resort $10 registration required for competitors 
1-4pm Rail Jam Aquatic Centre, Pine Ave FREE (registration required for competitors)
1-4pm Griz Swim Olympics Aquatic Centre, Pine Ave Regular pool admission cost
10am-11pm Downtown Fernie Griz Days Celebrations
10am-5.30pm: Griz Wiz Scavenger Hunt
11am-5pm: Bacon Spectacular at the Northern
4pm: Dance Party with DJ Cellie & DJ MacRae
4pm: Hot Wing Eating Contest at The Fernie Hotel & Pub
5pm: Beverage Gardens & Extreme Griz Crowning Ceremony
8.30pm: The Bitterweed Draw live
Downtown Fernie / Station Square FREE entertainment
($ concessions/Bacon Spectacular)
4 & 7.30pm Rocky Mountain Lumberjack Show Downtown Station Square FREE
5.30pm Griz Days Parade 2nd Ave FREE
8pm Fireworks Downtown Fernie FREE


8am-6pm Pre-Novice Hockey Tournament Fernie Memorial Arena, Hwy #3 FREE Entry for spectators
1pm Raging Elk Dummy Downhill Fernie Alpine Resort FREE for spectators, $20 to enter a dummy   
2.30-4pm Griz Days Family Dance Community Centre, Hwy #3 FREE
8pm Small World Project in Concert The Arts Station, Downtown $20 adults/$14 youth - tickets at the door


For more nightlife listings including live bands and DJ's at bars around town on Griz Days weekend check the events calendar for info!

Thanks to the generous sponsors who make this event possible:

Title Sponsor: Fernie Ford
Event & Principal Sponsors: RCR, Super 8, Ann’s Independent, TD Canada Trust, Teck, RDEK, and City of Fernie

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