Explore our Fernie

Experience our Fernie & historic downtown just a short walk from the hotel.

Fernie Arts, Shopping & Entertainment

After your day of adventure or for those looking for less active pursuits, Fernie offers a great variety of entertainment options. Keep in mind that Fernie’s historic downtown is only a 5-minute walk from the front door of the Park Place Lodge.

  • Shopping. Fernie’s unique historical downtown core carries a full range of shops & services
  • Fernie’s Historical Walking Tour
  • Fernie Arts Station. Housed in a beautifully restored train depot, the station is the core of Fernie’s art community featuring local artisans, plays and live performances
  • Dining. In addition to Max Restaurant, other establishments such as Loaf, the Livery and Curry Bowl, are giving the community a well deserved reputation for unique dining experiences.
  • Bars & Nightclubs. In addition to the Pub, there are several other popular nightspots, many featuring dancing and live entertainment.
  • Fernie’s Vogue Theatre.
  • Fernie’s Indoor Aquatic Centre – complete with a great waterslide for the kids
  • Ghostriders Junior Hockey

Fernie History

Fernie is a community that is rich in heritage and history. The Ktunaxa used the valley for centuries as a hunting and transit territory until the discovery of coal in the 1890’s brought the first European settlers to the Valley. The formation of the Crowsnest Pass Coal Company and the arrival of the railway in 1898 made Fernie the centre of the valley. A small fire that started on April 29, 1904 in Richards General Store soon burned the business core of the company town to the ground. This led to the incorporation of The City of Fernie shortly thereafter. Four years later, a second and much more devastating fire ripped through Fernie leaving only 32 buildings standing.  Out of the ashes of that fire arose, as required by the new city,   magnificent buildings of brick and stone. These buildings have stood the test of time with many of them still standing today as a solid reminder of Fernie’s past.

Want to learn more about Fernie’s history and unique heritage downtown core? The Tourism Fernie Website is a fantastic resource for all things Fernie!

 

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Guest Testimonials

Great staff, willing to go above and beyond. Comfortable, clean rooms. Overall good place to stay.

Quinn Barreth, on Google.com — 5th February, 2018

Stayed at the hotel for 10 days, a family with 2 kids. The children loved the pool and the hot tub, the restaurant had great food, and we had a lovely stay. We found the hotel staff really helpful. Used a couple of times the business center for business calls. Location is close to the mountains and at a walking distance from many downtown restaurants. We really loved it and hope to be there again!

Pacomaldonado, Calgary, AB on Tripadvisor — January 12, 2018
 

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday Sessions at the Pub – January 20

    Sunday Sessions at the Pub – January 20

    The second January installment of our winter Sunday Sessions is happening this Sunday January 20th. Enjoy live music, beer specials , ski & snowboard flicks on the TVs plus a chance to win great prizes. As a bonus for the […]

     
  • Arts Station Fall & Winter Concert Series: Ryan McMahon

    Arts Station Fall & Winter Concert Series: Ryan McMahon

    As part of The Arts Station’s fall concert series, Canadian artist, Ryan McMahon, the Fox of Lion Bear Fox, will be performing at the Arts Station on January 20th. Tickets available at The Arts Station or via Eventbrite To view […]