Category Archives: Holiday

Did You Know : Free Swim BC Day

did you know - city of fernie news

From City of Fernie website:

Join us at the Fernie Aquatic Centre on BC Family Day (Monday, February 12th) for a FREE swim from 12 – 3pm, with the Wibit obstacle course in the main pool.


Lanterns & Caroling

The Arts Station Fernie BC - Logo - Train Station turned art gallery, arts support

From The Arts Station’s Website:

Lantern Craft & Caroling by Candlelight

Friday 22nd December

Join us at the Arts Station from 3 – 5pm for family lantern crafting session.

  • @ the Arts Station Theatre
  • Totally free, all materials provided, just drop in
  • Lead by Rachel Butterworth
  • Lanterns can be taken home afterwards
  • Suitable for ages 3+, families must stay with their children.

Then, get the whole family and join us on the deck to hold your lanterns and sing songs with Rachel.

  • 5.30pm on the deck @ the Arts Station
  • Rachel to lead the signing with a crew of singers and music! Traditional and modern holidays songs.
  • All ages welcome
  • Free hot chocolates! Generously donated by Starbucks Fernie.

My First Gift To You – Blank Monthly Calendar

Free clean, DIY blank month calendar by Brina and Friends Art

This was all I wanted in a calendar – a clean design and with plenty of room to write. I don’t always need fancy pictures.

Enjoy a little free download, if you like:

My next possible gift is still in brainstorming. I need to figure out how to put money into something that makes me no money. Tricky stuff!

What Is Christmas

Christmas Eve Mountainside Church Services

A friend of mine recently brought up the question of “What is Christmas to your family? What are you celebrating?” I wasn’t sure how to answer and it made me think that Christmas has become this time of family and friends, giving and receiving, being thankful and warm fuzzy fireplace stuff but my children don’t know the story of Jesus’s birth. So I think I might take them to a Christmas Eve service this year so they can find out what Christmas is really about. If there’s no meaning, what is the point?

If there was a temple, mosque or a synagogue, I’d take them there, as well, at other times of the year. I guess we just need to travel a bit more to learn and experience all the different religions and stories.


The CP Holiday Train Rolls Into Fernie At 5:15 PM Tonight

CP Holiday Train coming to Fernie BC 2017

“With its biggest ever line-up of Canadian talent, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is set to close out Canada 150 with its 19th annual tour, which will once again makes its way through the East Kootenay between Dec. 11 and 13.

Alan Doyle

Canada 150 ambassador Alan Doyle will travel from Calgary to Port Moody with The Beautiful Band, with the first B.C. stop in Sparwood at 3:35 p.m. on Dec. 11.

From there, the train will make stops at Fernie from 5:15 to 6 p.m., Jaffray from 7:15 to 7:35 p.m. and conclude the day in Cranbrook, arriving at 9:05 p.m…Read more at

The Fernie Elf On The Shelf

Have you seen him around town? He was at IDES yesterday and all the kids loved it…and parents. What!

The Fernie Elf on the Shelf

Santa & Miniature Ponies Photos

Christmas Picture with Miniature Ponies in Fernie BC

“Does your child love coming to visit Daphne, Sher and Cowboy? Don’t miss the chance to get some Christmas photos with them next weekend! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving at 2:30-4pm! Sunday, December 10, 12-4pm at the Fernie Courthouse.”

Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club on Facebook