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

Very clean hotel with wonderful staff! The free breakfast was not your average Continental it was a full delicious breakfast. I would 100% stay here again. The Pub attached to the hotel has delicious food and amazing staff… Shout out to Emily!

Tara C, Canada, Google.ca — July 12, 2022

My husband and I have really enjoyed our stay here! The service was excellent. Our room was very clean, had a great view, comfortable bed, had micro, refrigerator, and small patio. The jacuzzi and pool were very clean. Breakfast was included and was extremely good. The service for breakfast was exceptional. We highly recommend this great place to stay, Courtney provided excellent service and she has an amazing attitude and positive vibe.

Stephen levy, Canada, Google.ca — June 15, 2022
 

Upcoming Events

  • Fernie Ghostriders Home Game  – October 8 – 2022

    Fernie Ghostriders Home Game – October 8 – 2022

    Come out and watch great junior hockey during Fernie Ghostriders home games this fall and winter. Located only 1-block from the Fernie Memorial Arena, the Pub Bar & Grill at the Park Place Lodge is the perfect location for a pre-game meal […]

     
  • Thanksgiving Sunday Session in the Pub – Featuring Charles Benjamin

    Thanksgiving Sunday Session in the Pub – Featuring Charles Benjamin

    We have a special Autumn Sunday Session at the Pub with live entertainment from the talented Charles Benjamin this Thanksgiving Sunday, October 9, from 6-9PM. This very accomplished musician has recently moved to our little town and is looking to […]