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Party like it's Canada Day

Canada Day brings the community together to share the day. If you're looking to make plans then check out this list of things happening around town for the long weekend.

As Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation, 2017 is one special year for Canada. Fernie Aquatic Centre will be the hub of the July 1st celebrations. Yes, there will be music, entertainment, and plenty of food...

 ...and of course, no Canada Day is complete without an abundance of fireworks. Here's what else is happening to celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial.


Friday 30th June

Prove your disc golfing prowess - If you think you are the boss of the frolfing fairway, you'll have your chance to prove it at the 14th Annual PDGA Disc Golf Tournament

Mix biking with beer (biking comes first!) - Join the Peak to Park ride. A fun afternoon starting at Fernie Alpine Resort, cruising down to Mt Fernie Provincial Park, and then pedalling through town to enjoy hard-earned East Kootenay-brewed beer samples.


Happy Birthday Canada! #lovefernie #ferniestoke #canadaday @ferniealpineresort #fernie

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Saturday 1st July

The Annual Cardboard Boat Race will be taking place on Maiden Lake. All vessels are constructed entirely from non-waxed cardboard, tape, and paint. Guaranteed they'll look fantastic on the day, and equally guaranteed that not all will be seaworthy for its maiden voyage. More info here 

 Pick out some local artisan creations at the Mountain Market. It's full of farmer's just-picked fruit, organic veggies, herbs and flowers; our herbalist's hand-crafted soaps, fragrances, and local artisans latest creations. Our baker's tasty pies, bagels, cupcakes and sourdough bread are always highly recommended.


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Dig into Fernie's rich, dramatic history and explore Fernie’s intricate history on a 90-minute walking tour of historic downtown. You'll see Fernie is more than beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and outdoor adventures. Multiple tour times are available both on the 1st and 2nd of July.


Sunday 2nd July

Take on the challenge to be King of the Castle - Back for a second year, King of the Castle is a fun & challenging 5km trail running climbs 677m up to the iconic Castle Rock.

If that sound a little crazy and exhausting for your long weekend, there's always the Trails In Motion Film Festival. A global annual trail and ultra running film tour creating an annual outlet for aspiring international filmmakers in this genre, but also to create a global community of like-minded people who share a passion for the sport.

See the valley from the top of Big White - Nothing clears the head (and the post-Canada Day hangover) better than fresh air and a walk. Big White is a full day guided hike venturing high up above Island Lake Lodge into the Lizard Range. The glacier lilies will be in full bloom, and you'll be surrounded by spectacular views of the valley.


Where will your hiking boots take you this long weekend? #explorebc #ferniestoke Photo: some of our staff approach the Big White Peak

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