The 47th annual Griz Days announced for March 1-3, 2024 in Fernie, B.C.

The 47th annual Griz Days announced for March 13, 2024 in Fernie, B.C. 


The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the return of Fernie’s #1 winter festival. The 47th annual Griz Days celebration will take place the weekend of March 1 – 3, 2024.  


The Fernie Chamber of Commerce acknowledges that its office and the Griz Days events take place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Ktunaxa Nation. 


The Griz pin design for this winter’s Griz Days is attached to this release. There is no theme for this year’s Griz Days, Griz Days is its own theme! Dress in your best plaid, fur, fringe, and denim – think all things Canadian! Pick up your Griz pin at a local shop starting today to ensure you don’t wind up in Griz Jail. 


We are in full swing planning all your favorite Griz Days events like the parade, live entertainment, an all-new lumberjack show, fireworks, the Extreme Griz competition and much more to be announced! Check out the satellite events around town too, like the popular Raging Elk Dummy Downhill at Fernie Alpine Resort.  If your business or organization is interested in putting on a satellite event in conjunction with Griz Days please contact Jess Eberts, Events Manager at for more details. 


Wendy McDougall (Executive Director of the Fernie Chamber) says, “We are thrilled to be hosting Fernie’s #1 winter festival again this year. A huge shoutout to the Chamber staff and Griz Days Committee for all the planning that has taken place so far. We are very excited to be bringing in a new lumberjack show and welcoming back some classic events like the Bed Races and the Extreme Griz Competition! Griz Days is a magical time for locals and visitors alike, with so many activities all weekend long and for all ages, it truly is an event not to be missed!” 


The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is thankful to NWP Coal, the title sponsor for the 47th annual Griz Days, and all of the sponsors that make this event possible. The Fernie Chamber would also like to acknowledge the support of the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative, as well as the City of Fernie.  


Check out our website for full details on the schedule of events, registration, where to pick up your Griz pin, how to support the Griz Most Wanted and everything Griz Days related. The Chamber is seeking volunteers for the weekend of Griz Days, for more details please contact 


The Fernie Chamber thanks all the sponsors, funders, volunteers, and community groups in advance who have helped keep this tradition going for 47 years! We could not do it without you!