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Indoor Things To Do When It's Cold Outside

Friday • January 12, 2024

With the extreme temperatures and Fernie Alpine Resort being closed on Friday and Saaturday (Jan 12 & 13), here are some tips on indoor things to do while in Fernie.

Check out our 20 Things To Do in Winter flyer and our Events Calendar for all live entertainment, workshops and performances.

Some additional ideas and information:

Fernie Heritage Library will be open extended hours as a warming centre. Open Friday until 6pm, Saturday Noon – 4pm. Colouring sheets are available for kids, and there’s always a warm welcome and lots of comfy beanbags to snuggle up with a book. 


The Arts Station is open on Friday until 9pm, and on Sunday 9:30am – 3pm. (Closed Saturday).
Check out the #FernieArtStreak word of the day inspiration from The Arts Station at get creative or drop by to see the daily-expanding exhibit of artstreak works in the Gallery! Also available: Ready Paint Fire – drop in and paint some pre-made pottery at your leisure, and the Early Years Corner, an informal area to enjoy painting and crafts aimed at pre-schoolers.


Fernie Aquatic Centre is open on Friday until 8pm, 11:30 – 6pm on Saturday and 1-6pm on Sunday. See program description for details of which areas of the pool facilities are open. 


Fernie Memorial Arena is open on Saturday for public skating from 7-8:30pm and on Sunday from 3:15 – 6:45pm. Gearhub Adventure Rentals offers skate and hockey stick rentals among other outdoor gear rentals, open daily 8:30am – 12:30pm and 3-6pm; located on Hwy 3. 

Vogue Theatre
 opens two new movies on Friday night: Mean Girls and The Iron Claw. Screenings at 7pm and on Saturday & Sunday matinees at 3pm. The Vogue Arcade room featuring new and vintage arcade and table games is available for booking for groups.

The Fernie Museum
 is open daily 11am – 4pm.

Check out all the amazing dining & nightlife options in town.

Drop by the Visitor Info Centre, open Friday and Saturday 9am – 5pm for maps, brochures and more information. 


In response to the extreme cold temperatures, City of Fernie has set up a temporary warming shelter. More information here.


Stay warm and enjoy your time in Fernie!


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