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 lodge is great. A pool and hot tub in the middle of the building. It’s close to a really tasty sushi place and the staff has always been friendly.

Andrew Le, Google.com — February 13, 2019

We stayed here with our pup while visiting family for Christmas. Our room was very spacious and clean. The bed, although just a Queen, was very comfortable.

The location is excellent in that the entire old town is walkable from here. There is a pub on the premise which can get a little noisy if your room is on the north end on the property.

There is a decent restaurant off the lobby and when it’s closed the menu is available in the pub, very handy. There is also a beer and wine store co-located with the hotel.

When we returned to our room late Christmas eve the staff had been in and placed a small Christmas tree and a wrapped gift for us. It was extremely thoughtful and very much full of Christmas spirit. Well done!

Over all there are less expensive places to stay in Fernie, but we feel that for the location and quality of the property the price is fair.

We will definitely stay again.

Guy-from-Cowtown , Tripadvisor — December 26, 2018
 

Upcoming Events

  • Arts Station 2019 Concert Series:  Slocan Ramblers

    Arts Station 2019 Concert Series: Slocan Ramblers

    As part of The Arts Station’s winter & spring  concert series, Canadian artists, Fernie favourites, the Slocan Ramblers will make a return visit. The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a […]

     
  • Pub Team Trivia – March  28 – Winter 2018-2019

    Pub Team Trivia – March 28 – Winter 2018-2019

    Join us for Pub Team Trivia at the Pub Bar & Grill at the Park Place Lodge hotel in Fernie, BC! Quiz night is hosted by an assorted cast of celebs on a rotation basis this winter. 1st Place Team wins a […]