Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Fernie & Elk Valley Cultural Guide - Winter 18-19 - Page 36

THE COAL CREEK BARN From 1898 until 1958, Coal Creek was a busy mining community with a population of around 1,000. The pit ponies and mine horses that were used to pull the coal cars were stabled here in the only building of the Coal Creek Mine Operations that still stands today. Once neglected and at risk of being torn down, it has now been returned to its original use as a cozy equine shelter. Drop by and meet the miniature ponies of the Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club - Daphne, Sher and Cowboy. The old barn is located just off Coal Creek Road in Fernie, next to the parking area for Montane Trails. ElkValleyCulture.com | TourismFernie.com Photo: Vince Mo