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

The Park Place Lodge is Fernie’s best home away from home with all of the amenities that one could hope for in this beautiful mountain setting. Clean rooms and public areas, comfortable furniture, luxurious linens, well-appointed bathrooms, great dining room and room service menu, wifi throughout, and spectacular views. Extras to bear in mind also include an indoor swimming pool, in house liquor store, and attached pub with more great food.

Room Tip: Ask about a view of the mountains or a room off the pool deck.

Dr V S, Toronto, Canada — TripAdvisor - 28th December, 2014

Our women’s golf group of 35 were treated to an excellent dinner, served by very pleasant and helpful staff. Our rooms were very comfortable. I had a problem with wifi and the front desk were able to help me immediately.

SMadder, Calgary, AB - Tripadvisor — July 2014

Upcoming Events

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    Hail Griz Movember Party

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  • 15th Annual Santa Claus Pancake Breakfast

    15th Annual Santa Claus Pancake Breakfast

    *** November 26, 2015 update: *** WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF RESERVATION SLOTS. 255 guests booked — thank you everyone! See you in ten days! Note: If we do have any cancellations we will update the page with times available. […]