Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Submitted by Fernie Forge on Sat, August 15, 2009

Submitted by Fernie Forge on Sat, 15/08/2009

Welcome to the first annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour.

Fernie Forge is not normally open to visitors (except by appointment), but for one day

Saturday August 15 2009 from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Blacksmiths Sandra and David Barrett invite you to visit their Forge

at 2087 Highway #3 in historic Hosmer, a 10 minute drive East of Fernie

as part of this free, self-guided cultural event.

Look for a barn with a blue roof before Hosmer Bridge, on the left of the Highway. Directional signs will guide you to the driveway which has a pair of carved wooden hands holding torches at the entrance.

Fernie Forge makes all manner of things from forged and fabricated metal; especially artwork using steel, bronze and copper.

Further information is available at

One Response to “Columbia Basin Culture Tour”

  1. Sandra and David Says:
    August 16th, 2009 at 10:53 pm38 people signed the visitor’s book. We had a wonderful day talking and demonstrating.
    Visitors were offered refreshments, thanks to our neighbour Val who baked a selection of treats.
    A photo gallery and small exhibition of the work of Fernie Forge, together with historical photos of the area hopefully gave people an insight to the craft of blacksmithing today and coal mining in Hosmer 100 years ago.Thank you to everyone who came to Fernie Forge, and to the Columbia Basin Culture Tour for organising and publicizing the event.Sandra and David Barrett