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Fernie's biggest, snowiest winter celebrations! #GrizDays

Named Best Winter Festival by Avenue Magazine in the Best of the Mountains 2023 reader ballot! 

Be sure to purchase your Griz Pin as soon as you arrive in Fernie - or risk being thrown in Griz Jail and have to pay a fine to be released! Griz Pins go on sale on February 5th and are widely available at retailers and venues around Fernie. Each pin has a unique number; on March 6th there will be a draw and the winner will receive $1000!

The annual Griz Days Festival is traditionally Fernie's biggest event, encompassing the entire community from Fernie Alpine Resort to the Provincial Park to the Highway and Historic Downtown Fernie. It is a full, wild weekend of activities and live entertainment for all ages.


The full schedule of events is being built, here's a taster of what you can look forward to:

  • Be sure to check the official schedule at for up-to-date information
  • Most events are free to attend, costs may apply to participate
  • Most events are all-ages

Pre-Griz Days: 

  • Griz Inspired Storytelling Contest
  • Sheriff Shaz and Sheriff Bull out and about in Fernie
  • Griz Most Wanted - watch for the Griz Jail out and about in Fernie
  • Baby & Junior Griz Photo Contest
  • Griz Visits Schools

Thursday, Feb 29th:

Friday, March 1st:

  • 9:30 am - 3pm: Griz Themed Club Cre8 at The Arts Station
  • 1 - 3 pm: Griz on the Mountain - ski/snowboard with Griz at Fernie Alpine Resort
  • 1 - 8 pm: Free Swim at Fernie Aquatic Centre
  • 5:30 pm: Rocks of Thunder Griz Curling Bonspiel at Fernie Curling Club
  • 9 pm: Griz Days Kickoff Dance Party with DJ Nate Taron at The Elks Hall

Saturday, March 2nd:

Sunday, March 2nd: 

Want to participate in the Extreme Griz Competition, Bed Races or Parade? Find all the details and Registration Links HERE. 

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Watch the hilarious Griz Days Episode of This is Fernie! series and start planning your Griz weekend in Fernie!

Who is the Griz?

Join the party in Fernie on the first weekend of March and see how Fernie celebrates winter & The Griz! Learn more about the Legend of the Griz

The History of Griz Days

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce acknowledges that its office and Griz Days events take place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of The Traditional Territory of the Ktunaxa Nation including the ?akisq?nuk, Yaq?it?a·knuq?i?it, ?aq?am, and Yaqan Nu?kiy.

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