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Celebrating our History at the Tiny Lights Festival

Ymir is a town rich in history. In 1899, Ymir had eleven hotels, a bank, post office, one church, P. Burns & Co., butchers, a newspaper, school grades I to 10, police station, a jail, blacksmith shop, mine recording office, physician and surgeon, plumber, barber, mining engineer and assayer, undertaker,two hardware stores, justice of the peace, notary public, mining broker and others.

At the festival we will be celebrating our history in many ways!

                                      Double-jacking competition Ymir May Days                                                1940'sBurgess and Jack Emilson


History talk

Gloria Currie has worked on many projects over the years to collect the history of our amazing town. Join her as she shares          stories and photos about our historic old Kootenay gold town.    




There is a long history of festivals and amazing people in Ymir...



Women's Grocery Race


We will be recreating this intriguing Ymir tradition. We are still gathering details from those who remember this, but rest assured there will be skirts, food and heated competition.