Park Place Lodge Hotel, Fernie
is a community that is rich in heritage and history. With
its roots planted in the coal mining industry, Fernie came
into being in 1898 when the railroad came through this
region. Formal incorporation took place in 1904, but this
wasn’t the only significant event to happen that year as a
fire raged through the city nearly wiping it out. Four
years later, a second and more devastating fire ripped
through Fernie leaving only 32 buildings standing. Out of
the ashes arose a new approach to the City and buildings of
brick and stone became the landscape of the downtown core.
Many of these buildings still exist today, giving Fernie a
unique heritage component.
For a unique perspective on Fernie’e history, be sure take
in a Historical Walking Tour of our community during your
next visit. Copies of Fernie’s Historical Walking Tour
Guidebook are available at the hotel front desk.