• Brown dried trees and vegetation line one side of the Elk River bank and tall conifer pines trees are clustered on the other side with the backdrop of the snow capped Rocky Mountains far in the distance. The Elk River in Fernie, BC on a winter day with brown and dried vegetation, barren trees and sturdy pine trees at the river's banks and snowy Rocky Mountains in the distance.

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A free movie is almost unheard of these days, but that’s exactly what you get at Free Movie Mondays at Infinitea in Fernie. If you’ve never experienced Infinitea, you’re in for a treat. This eclectic lounge/restaurant is the perfect place to unwind and soak up some ambiance. Sip some tea, read a book, play a game, enjoy some enticing food, or of course, come in for a free movie—the vibe is pretty laid back here.

Free Movie night happens every Monday at 7 pm over the winter months. The shop plays a range of fun films. If you follow Infinitea on their Facebook page you can vote on the next Monday’s film. The winning movie is typically announced on the page on Monday morning, so you have all day to get psyched up for it.

Even better, Free Movie Mondays have free popcorn too, which is also pretty much unheard of. If you feel like you need something more than just popcorn during the flick, they usually have some Monday meal specials for around $6 to $8 and drink specials for about $4.50 to $5.

No wonder Free Movie Mondays has become so popular. It’s an unbelievably inexpensive and entertaining night out with some incredible food, drinks and a fun setting.

Fernie may be a small town, but there’s a lot of unexpected and lively events happening here. So, if you’re in town for any reason, it’s a great idea to get out and explore. You never know what you’ll find.

As far as accommodation in Fernie goes, you won’t find better than the Fernie Stanford Resort. Nestled in a breathtaking alpine setting, the resort has all the amenities you need for a restful stay including, cozy condos, generous rooms, helpful staff, a waterslide, award-winning restaurant, and a lot more.