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  • Saturday • July 15, 2017
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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If these tombstones could talk, the stories they would tell!

Join knowledgeable tour guides on a walk through time to learn about the people, personalities, and events that shaped the Elk Valley as we see it today.

St. Margaret’s Cemetery, Fernie. 

  • 1:00 to 2:30 pm:
    • July 15 - Fernie Trailblazers, August 12 - Disasters and Delinquents, August 26 - Fernie Families Remain.
  • Tour the heritage section of the cemetery and learn about the people and events that shaped early Fernie. Presented in partnership with the Lost Souls’ Society.  
  • Tickets are $10, and include admission to the Fernie Museum.  Tickets are available at the Fernie Museum.    

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

Also in the series: Hosmer Cemetery Bus Tour. 

  • 1-5pm, July 29th.
  • As a mining community, Hosmer enjoyed a short but vibrant history. This tour of the Hosmer Cemetery introduces stories of immigrant miners and pioneers that shaped this early community.
  • Tickets are $30; Transportation provided. Includes entry to the Fernie Museum and exhibit at the Hosmer Hall, and light refreshments.

 

A variety of tours are offered at each weekend throughout July and August:

  • 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. 
  • Bus Tours (Exploring the Ruins and Hosmer Cemetery Tour) depart from the Fernie Museum and are approx 4 hours in duration. 

TICKETS:

Walking Tours - $10 and include admission to the Museum. 
Bus Tours are $30 and include transportation, museum admission and entrance to the museum.

Tours 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.

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

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