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

We loved our stay at the Park Place Lodge. Every single staff member we interacted with went out of their way to help us. The hot tub and pool in the middle of the lobby were fabulous after a day of skiing. The rooms were clean and large and had extras like microwaves and fridges. The pub next door was fabulous and even the breakfasts (which we didn’t think were included) were great.

Aimee1961, Canada, TripAdvisor — January 11, 2022

Extremely clean, even in a pet room! Very comfy beds, great shower, amazing friendly helpful staff and the Eggs Benedict at the Bistro restaurant were out of this world good… hard to find made from scratch hollandaise these days!

Jennifer Hume, Canada, Google.ca — November 14, 2021
 

Upcoming Events

  • Elk Valley Ultra Race Weekend 2022

    Elk Valley Ultra Race Weekend 2022

    Join the Park Place Lodge & Stag Leap Running Co. for their for their Elk Valley Ultra  Race Weekend July 22-24, 2022. TheElk Valley Ultra is a high-vert, challenging 50km, encompassing some of Fernie’s best trails and jaw dropping views, […]

     
  • Lone Wolf Race Weekend 2022

    Lone Wolf Race Weekend 2022

    Join the Park Place Lodge & Stag Leap Running Co. for their for their Lone Wolf  Race Weekend September 23-25, 2022. So, what is the Lone Wolf? A simple, fun, looped race. But there’s a catch. Racers start together on […]