Day One - Fernie & St. Eugene
Explore Historic Downtown Fernie and soak up the arts and culture as the city comes to life with festivals, heritage walking tours, patios and Sunday farmer’s markets. Visit the Fernie Museum to learn about the curse lifting ceremony of 1968 and the great fire of 1908 that led to the iconic and charming 2nd Avenue architecture. Be sure to stroll the streets beyond 2nd Avenue to view other grand heritage buildings such as the Fernie Court House and City Hall, our enjoy the full Heritage Walking Tour – guided or self-guided.
Having now established a need for lunch head over to The Brickhouse for some gourmet pub food and local Fernie Brewing Co beer. The Brickhouse was once home to the Imperial Bank built in 1909.
Visit St Eugene Resort and Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre on the outskirts of Cranbrook. Originally a First Nations residential school the Ktunaxa Nation transformed the heritage building into a beautiful resort with a golf course and casino. The Resort also provides an opportunity to educate visitors and locals about Ktunaxa First Nations history and culture. Added for 2018 is the Speaking Earth First Nations Experience. Spending the day and evening learning and exploring, then enjoy a great night’s sleep after dinner at the 19th Hole Bar & Grill. If you’re up to it, wake up at the crack of dawn for a quick round on the St Eugene golf course.