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.

 

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Guest Testimonials

We recently stayed in Fernie for the long weekend with my son’s hockey team and I must admit, it was the BEST place to stay. I was blown away with the Customer Service, Cleanliness and our overall experience. I will definitely be coming back and will recommend this hotel to ANYONE looking for a place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2016, travelled with family
MyboysMyboys, Calgary, AB on Tripadvisor — February 16, 2016

This hotel was fantastic!! The Pub had great food and good local beer on tap. The Max had great breakfast with home made muffins and bread. The eggs were cooked perfectly to order. The room had great amenities and the indoor pool and hot tub were nice apres ski. Overall was pretty impressed with the whole experience.

lil red, Calgary, AB - Google.ca — January 4, 2016
 

Upcoming Events

  • Fernie GillBilly Weekend

    Fernie GillBilly Weekend

    From September 30th to October 2nd the  Old Type Music Society is hosting the GillBilly 2016 Music & Fishing Festival and we invite you to join in the fun! What  is a Fernie Gillbilly you might ask? Gillbilly is two full days of […]

     
  • Oktoberfest 2016 at Park Place Lodge

    Oktoberfest 2016 at Park Place Lodge

    Join us from September 29th to October 1st as we celebrate Oktoberfest with special menus in Max Restaurant & The Pub! Featured Specials include: Grilled Bavarian Bratwurst with Sauerkraut & Mash or Fries Pork Schnitzel with Sautéed Spätzle, Seasonal Vegetables, […]