Fernie Museum | Fernie, British Columbia

Housed in 1908 Home Bank building in historic downtown Fernie.
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Latitude: 49.502897 Longitude: -115.061915 Elevation: 3316 ft
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Fernie Museum

A Short Introduction to the Site

At the center of historic downtown the Fernie Museum and Visitor Information Center makes its home in the 1908 Home Bank building. For visitors and locals alike the Museum is the best source to learn about Fernie’s rich and dramatic history as well as finding out about community events and programs.

Full Description of the Historical Site or Museum


This Is Our Fernie explores the legend of a curse, fires that razzed the town to the ground, and mining disasters that cut like a knife through the community. This main floor exhibit includes the interactive Fernie Faces audio/visual programs to explore history through the eyes of early residents, a mine tunnel and Discovery Drawers for the little ones to peek into, and a timeline, which spans an entire wall, that documents Fernie’s evolution from coal mining settlement to vibrant, multi-industry, lifestyle-focused community.

The Fernie Museum Gallery, located on the second floor, features local and touring historical exhibits as well as solo and group exhibitions by local, regional, and national artists. Gallery programming aims to promote professionalism and foster appreciation for arts and culture and bring awareness to the museum’s wealth of archival and artifact material. Exhibits relate directly to the Fernie & District Historical Society’s mandate - to actively promote knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the history of Fernie and region.

Open Months

Year Round

Hours Open

10 am - 5:30 pm

Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

 From Cranbrook, BC

Head northwest on 9th Ave N toward Crowsnest Hwy/Van Horne St S/BC-3 W/BC-95 S
9 m: Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Crowsnest Hwy/Van Horne St N/BC-3 W/BC-95 S

Continue to follow Crowsnest Hwy/BC-3 W  95.7 km

Arrive in Fernie: Turn right onto 4 St  550 m: Turn left onto 2 Ave

Destination will be on the left  110 m
Fernie Museum
491 2 Avenue, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0


From Calgary, AB

Get on Deerfoot Trail/AB-2 S from 5 Ave SW and Memorial Dr NE
6 min (4.4 km): Continue on AB-2 S to Foothills No. 31 43 min (67.9 km)

Turn right onto AB-540 W 19 min (32.3 km): Continue on AB-22 to Fernie
1 h 56 min (188 km)

Continue on 4 St. Drive to 2 Ave
2 min (650 m)

Fernie Museum
491 2 Avenue, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0

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