Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Issue 2 Fall 2016 - Page 11

BEANPOD CHOCOLATE One of just a handful of artisan chocolate makers in the entire world producing chocolate the traditional way. Watch antique chocolate making machines, sample chocolate nibs and learn about the process from pod to bar. Freshly roasted coffee, gelato and macaroons made in-house. 691 2nd Ave, Fernie BC V0B 1M0 | beanpod.ca 778-519-5008 | Open: Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm, hours may vary. FERNIE BREWING COMPANY The Elk Valley’s only brewhouse, producing 9 core brands and a wide range of seasonal features and limited edition brews. Tasting room, growler sales & refills and FBC branded merchandise. 26 Manitou Road, Fernie BC V0B 1M5 ferniebrewing.com | 250-423-7797 Open: Daily, 10am – 5/6pm, hours may vary. THE FERNIE OIL DERRICK The last standing wooden oil derrick in BC. Relocated to this spot from the Flathead Valley in 1984. Interpretive panels, picnic area, Visitor Information Centre, Nature Centre and geocache. 102 Commerce Road, off Hwy #3 at the Eastern gateway to Fernie tourismfernie.com/activities/attractions/oil-derrick SPARWOOD MUSEUM Discover the community and mining history of Michel, Natal, Middletown and Sparwood. Visual and oral histories and displays of heritage artifacts. 120 Spruce Ave, Sparwood BC V0B 2G0 sparwood.ca/visitors/history | 250-425-6443 Open: Mon – Thu, 11am – 4pm TEREX TITAN, MINE ARTIFACTS & DOWNTOWN MURALS Welcoming Visitor Centre and location of the 1974 GM Terex Titan – once the world’s largest truck measuring 350 tonnes and 66ft long. Follow a series of mine artifacts into downtown Sparwood to see the famous wall murals. 141 Aspen Drive, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 | 250-425-2423 MICHEL-NATAL HERITAGE KIOSK A series of six panels detailing the history of the MichelNatal communities that used to be at this location. A part of Sparwood’s heritage, these panels include history of discovery, mining and the Ktunaxa Nation. See feature, p24-25. Kiosk is in two locations, one next to the Titan Truck in Sparwood, and second on Hwy #3 east of Sparwood at the site of former Michel Hotel. sparwood.ca/visitors/history | 250-425-6443 11