Thank-you to the many sponsors and volunteers
who make GRIZ DAYS possible!

What is Griz Days?

Griz Days is a multi-day festival of fun-filled family-friendly events, activities, fundraising and entertainment. It is traditionally Fernie's biggest event, embracing the entire community and surrounding area. Griz Days celebrates our community’s winter heritage and historical traditions, while paying tribute to the mythical creature the Griz – who lives in the Lizard Range and shoots powder snow from his musket.

Who is the Griz? 

A legendary mountain man raised by Grizzlies who bring the powder to Fernie. We celebrate him every winter to bring epic pow to Fernie! 

When is Griz Days?

First weekend of March. 

Do I have to pay?

Fernie Griz Days is comprised of many events - most of which are free to the general public. There are a handful of Griz Days events and activities that are ticketed or have a registration fee.

Key Events 

  • Extreme Griz Competition 

  • Parade 

  • Ski with the Griz 

  • Fireworks 

  • Live Music 

  • Lumberjack Show 

  • Dummy Downhill