Walking Tours

From coal mine disasters to devastating fires to illicit rum running, explore Fernie's rich history and architecture on foot with one of our knowledgeable guides

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Your Old House

Heritage buildings often require specialized maintenance.  Discover the many how-to resources available for the care of  heritage exteriors, interiors and gardens.

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Heritage Awards

We recognize the accomplishments of people and organizations who help protect Fernie’s diverse built heritage and history through our Heritage Award and Training Bursaries.

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Our Objective

Heritage buildings are important community assets.  They give our community context and meaning.  Fernie’s historic buildings define our community’s identity and attract thousands of tourists annually. Heritage buildings provide some of our city’s most affordable housing and are popular places to live, work and play. Their reuse and rehabilitation diverts tons of debris from the landfill.


Through workshops, granting programs and tours, Heritage Fernie promotes the conservation of heritage buildings which promote our sense of place and identity and foster community and environmental sustainability.


Heritage Fernie is a program delivered by the Fernie & District Historical Society, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the preservation, conservation and interpretation of Fernie’s history.  It also achieves this mandate by operating the Fernie Museum and Visitor Centre and the Fernie Community Archives Centre.

How you can help ...

Protecting and preserving Fernie's rich stock of heritage buildings and our shared history is all of our responsibility.  Help us ensure that our community's most important asset - our heritage buildings and the stories they tell- are here for generations to come.