• 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.
posted by: Fernie Stanford Resort on: September 22, 2016

We are all excitedly awaiting the first signs of winter here in Fernie, but first we have to get through fall! There is still plenty to do around here in October, so get your room at the Fernie Stanford Resort and start planning!

Fernie Oktoberfest Half-Marathon: October 2

Hit the trail along the gorgeous Elk River for a beautiful morning run/walk in the Fernie Oktoberfest Half-Marathon/3-Runner Relay/10K Run (whoa, that’s a mouthful)! You can register for the race in person on Saturday, October 1 at Park Place Lodge from noon to 4 p.m. or on race-day (Sunday, October 2) before 9 a.m. at the Registration Tent. As the event’s official sponsor, Park Place Lodge is also offering an Oktoberfest-themed welcome night on Sunday, with a special dinner and live entertainment. Check out race fees and details here

Indie Film Fernie: Captain Fantastic, October 2

Indie Film Fernie presents a special screening of Viggo Mortensen’s newest flick, Captain Fantastic, on October 2 at the Vogue Theatre downtown. Show starts at 5 p.m. Check out other upcoming screenings by IFF here.

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Fernie’s First Drag Show! October 6

Presented by Freyja Lifestyle Fashion, the Miss Ellen Q and the Pumas are the first Drag Queen show ever to bring their fabulousness to Fernie! And as if Miss Ellen Q isn’t enough, there will be bonus performances by Visa De’Klein and Chi Chi. The event happens the evening of Thursday, October 6 at the Fernie Arts Station. Tickets are $30 per person, and are available at the Freyja Lifestyle boutique in downtown Fernie.

Trick to Treat! Halloween at the Library

If you are on the road with your kids over the Halloween weekend, come on down to the Fernie Heritage Library for their Halloween Howler event. This is a free event for all ages and includes spooky snacks, games and activities. Wear a costume if you have one! The fun runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, October 31.