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  • Saturday • March 2, 2024
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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.

On Saturday 2nd, Station Square and 2nd Ave are the place to be for all the best fun of Griz Days from noon until late! 

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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