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.


Our Mission

Through workshops, granting programs and tours, Heritage Fernie promotes the conservation of heritage buildings that preserve 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.


Interested in Making a Difference?

There are many reasons to get involved with the Heritage Fernie:

  • Contribute to the conservation of Fernie’s heritage buildings.  They pay tribute to the people and enterprises that built our city.
  • Make Fernie distinct for tourists and help create popular places to live and work.
  • Spread the word by getting involved in our education and public awareness programs.
  • Partner with Heritage Fernie to increase the visibility of your business.

We would love to hear how you can support us  in preserving, conserving and interpreting Fernie’s built heritage.

Ron Ulrich, Executive Director
250.423.7016, extension 2 | email Ron Ulrich