Just over a century ago, populated seasonally by First Nations peoples, Fernie was a pristine wilderness. The region remained relatively untouched until the exploration of the Crowsnest Pass in 1873 by Michael Phillips. This discovery, and the sighting of outcroppings of coal, opened the region to the rest of the continent.
On Display, February 8th-March 3rd.
Opening Reception 7-9PM February 8th.
Alpinists flock from all over the globe to hike, climb and ski amongst the Bugaboos, the granite nunataks that sprout from one of the largest glacier systems in the Purcell range.
Curated by Pat Morrow and produced by the Art Gallery of Golden.
The Bugaboos-A Celebration in Story & Image commemorates BC Parks’s centennial and the natural and human history of Bugaboo Provincial Park.
Pat Morrow, the curator for the exhibit and also a former Kimberley resident, says he hopes “this exhibit will provide the impetus for one and all to explore this gem of a park in their big backyard, with or without cameras, and discover for themselves the challenge of the heights and the nurturing effect of nature.”
You are cordially invited to attend a Western Economic Diversification Canada announcement
Friday January 4, 2013 10:30 a.m.
491 2nd Avenue, Fernie, B.C.
Member of Parliament for Kootenay – Columbia
President Fernie & District Historical Society
Councilor City of Fernie
Master of Ceremonies:
Curator, Fernie & District Historical Society