We recognize the accomplishments of people and organizations who help to protect Fernie’s diverse built heritage and history.

As part of the implementation of the Fernie Heritage Strategy, Heritage Fernie has established the Fernie Heritage Awards which seeks to recognize those people and/or building projects dedicated to the protection, restoration and conservation of our community’s built heritage. Heritage Fernie awards are presented every two years in three categories:

The Heritage Conservation Award recognizes special efforts in specific projects to protect, conserve and reuse structures of high historic or architectural value. It may be awarded for commercial, institutional or residential projects, involving the sensitive and adaptive use and/or re-use of the structure, providing for their long-term sustainability. The award can acknowledge both building owners and professionals involved in the project. Nominators will be contacted to set up a date and time for a mandatory on site judging committee tour. The Heritage Conservation Award is sponsored by IGS Group | Park Place Lodge.

The Heritage Sustainability Award acknowledges the special accomplishments, projects, and efforts that further our goal of community sustainability, in part through promoting and protecting Fernie’s heritage buildings and sites. Award recipients will have raised public awareness of heritage issues through advocacy and education to:

    • Sustain our diverse communities and traditions
    • Strengthen community identity and boost tourism
    • Retention and/or enhancement of heritage resources through the re-introduction of original materials or elements.

The Heritage Sustainability Award is sponsored by IGS Group | Park Place Lodge.

The Heritage Awareness Award honouring an individual or organization for outstanding community achievement in documenting, protecting and/or promoting Fernie’s history and community heritage values, including but not limited to publications, programs, public art, volunteerism.

Nominate A Project (or your neighbour) Today!

Anyone can nominate a project for one of the Fernie Heritage Awards to recognize projects, individuals and organizations for protecting and promoting Fernie’s heritage and cultural resources.  Download the nomination form below.  Please call our office if you have any questions.

Need more information?
Have a project to nominate?

Please contact us to discuss further!

Ron Ulrich

(250) 423-7016, ext 101