For many guests at the Park Place Lodge, a visit to Fernie isn’t complete without a visit the nearby historic downtown core, complete with interesting shops, cafes and beautiful historic buildings.
One of the highlights of a visit to downtown Fernie is a stop at the community’s Art Station, located in a restored train station along 1st Avenue.
The CPR Station was built in 1908 after Fernie’s second fire. It is known to be the last surviving first-class CPR station of this design, as this construction was built especially for the Crowsnest Branch Line. In 1986, the Fernie & District Arts Council began the renovation and restoration of this remarkable piece of history. In October 1990, after four years of hard work, the Arts Station held its grand opening.
Today, the Arts Station continues to serve as the hub of Fernie, BC’s cultural scene. With two Art Galleries, a 100 seat Theatre, Craft and Painting Studio, Pottery Studio and Workshop/ Meeting spaces, there’s always something going on.
One of the highlights of the Arts Station calendar is their annual concert series which hosts an entertaining and eclectic mix of musical artists from across Canada. Here are some of the fantastic performances coming up this spring:
- Rosie and the Riveters – April 7, 2016
- The Small Glories – April 13, 2016
- Claude Bourbon – April 20, 2016
To view the full list of performances please see the Arts Station’s Events Calendar.
The Park Place Lodge is a proud sponsor of the concert series and we are thrilled to help support the cultural vibrancy the Arts Station contributes to our community.