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  • 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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Calling all foodies! If your taste buds have been dying for something delectably unique and you have a deep respect for the outdoors, then this is the place you should be. Untamed Kootenays is a wild ride through the culinary landscape of the area. The event is set to take place on June 8 at the Island Lake Lodge in their Tamarack Dining Room.

This year is the 3rd time for this popular event and it’s on track to be just as tantalizing as ever. The event is meant to highlight the best that the region has to offer. Many of the ingredients used to create the mouth-watering dishes are sourced from the Elk Valley and surrounding area.

Each year, chefs from the region are invited to cook at the event. The dishes must follow the theme of incorporating ingredients foraged from the surrounding area. This year chefs Keith Farkas (of Island Lake Lodge) and award-winning Roy Oh (of Calgary based Anju) will be creating the year’s culinary experience.

Anyone hoping to get in on this unique tasting event needs to move fast. There are only 60 dinner tickets in total available. Dinner tickets are $152 per person and the price includes wine (gratuity and tax not included).

During the day, guided hikes are available and there is even an opportunity to forage for ingredients with the chefs themselves. Dinner guests won’t go thirsty either. Beverages from both Fernie Brewing Co. and BC Wine Studio will be featured during the event.

If you’re heading in for this event or any other and need accommodation in the Fernie area, you won’t find any better than the Fernie Stanford Resort. Take in the stunning landscape from one of our spacious rooms, relaxing private condos or townhouses, or get out and really explore. We also offer waterslides, complimentary breakfast, and unbeatable service