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

This family owned hotel is something to rave about. The staff is friendly and helpful: and even in this unknown COVID time- they have strict, clear cut rules which make you feel comfortable. We had a last minute dinner idea for an elopement wedding this weekend in their private room and with short notice Abbey and her team made it magical and EASY! Along with one days notice to stay the night in their luxury suite, we were grateful and we were provided a delicious take away/covid friendly breakfast box. This hotel is on the top of our stays for Fernie. Thanks guys!

Megan V, British Columbia — 16 October, 2020

Superb. Nicely laid out, good amenities close by and friendly staff. 9/10* Rating

Glen, Canada — 3 August 2020
 

Upcoming Events

  • Pub Team Trivia – December 10 – Winter  2020

    Pub Team Trivia – December 10 – Winter 2020

    Team Trivia is back this winter at the Pub Bar & Grill at the Park Place Lodge hotel in Fernie, BC! What better way to enjoy the fall weather then with a game of Trivia? That’s right, Trivia at The […]

     
  • Fernie Ghostriders Live at the Pub – December 11 & 12 – Winter 2020-2021

    Fernie Ghostriders Live at the Pub – December 11 & 12 – Winter 2020-2021

    The Fernie Ghostrider season has begun and while the arena remains closed to live spectator viewing, you can still cheer on the Ghostriders & watch the game streamed live on our Pub HDTV’s every weekend! Puck drops at 7:30 PM. […]