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  • Fernie Heritage Walking Tours
  • Fernie Museum
  • Sunday • August 25, 2024
  • In Town

Take a stroll with the Fernie Museum's interpretive guides this summer and discover tales of conflict, courage and criminal behaviour.

Walking tours are offered every Sunday,  June 29th to September 1st.

Duration: Approx 1 - 1.5 hours
Tickets: $10; includes Museum & Gallery admission.  
Tours follow paved footpaths. Please come prepared for changing weather conditions - sunscreen, sunglasses, rain jacket, umbrella, bug spray & water are recommended.



On August 1st, 1908, a wildfire swept through Fernie, razing the town in just 90 minutes and causing over $5 million in property damage. The resulting building ordinances created the town we enjoy today.


When prohibition hit Canada, local entrepreneurs did a roaring trade transporting whiskey and other goods between Fernie and the Crowsnest Pass. Events came to a head on September 21, 1922 with a car chase followed by a violent shoot-out which led to a tragic end for Fernie’s bottle king and his young assistant.  

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