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     5th Annual Tiny Lights Festival

     June 10-12 2016

Our festival is unlike any other in the area; with 6 historic venues running all day with over 90 performances, many hands-on workshops for adults and children, spoken word, theatre and film there is something for everyone.

This  year we are featuring our Sustainability Village which will include hands-on workshops in topics as diverse as mycology, hoola hooping, gold panning and beekeeping. The Village will also include vendors featuring tasty local food and beverages, crafts and locally grown produce.

Ymir is a very small town and space  is limited, so plan early to avoid disappointment.  

Our festival allows you to see top notch performers in small intimate venues. This is where magic happens for performers and audiences. Our artistic director described it as a "...whole town house concert." 

You can explore last year's festival details on this site. We will be updating our blog often if you would like to see what we are up to. If you would like to sign up for our newsletter, drop us a line here.



All our venues are indoors or covered for rain so the party stays dry.




Our 2015 Supporters

Our festival would not be possible without the incredible generosity of the residents of Ymir and these amazing  businesses and organizations that support small independent arts in Canada!

Columbia Basin Trust

Tiny Lights Festival is made possible in part by the generous contributions of Columbia Basin Trust.



Kootenay Savings Credit Union

We love banking locally, keeping our money in our own community! We are grateful for the friendly faces, excellent service and community support.


Fortis BC

Through generous support from Fortis, Tiny Lights has been able to present workshops and education on renewable energy in our Sustainability Village


Nelson Brewing Company

These guys and gals make wonderful all-organic craft beers. We love what they do and we love to serve them whenever we can. They are tireless supporters of the arts, so it is great to support them in turn!


PB Pro Audio

Ben and his crew provide incredible sounds to our main hall making everyone sound their best.


Mountain Shuttle

We are THRILLED to parter with Mountain Shuttle this year to be abe to  provide a free shuttle to and from Nelson. Leave your car at home and have a safe ride home. What could be better?



Timberline Reforestation

30 years and 100,000 hectares reforested in southern and coastal BC, Timberline Reforestation is another in a long line of Tree Planting companies with “deep roots” in Ymir. Timberline is happy to support Tiny Lights.


The Goods General Store

The incredible women at the Goods not only make the best coffee between Salmo and Nelson, but also sell tickets to the festival, host our artists, and make lovely baked goods. Whe

re else in the world can you buy, samosas, guitar picks, gardening gloves, combs, and drill bits in one place!

The Ymir Palace

Belinda and Ross have been incredibly generous opening up their hotel as not only a stage, but as accommodations for artists. They have lovingly restored this former brothel!





BC Ferries

  BC Ferries has provided generous support to Tiny Lights by providing vehicle and passenger tickets to help artists mitigate travel costs from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands


 Hall Printing

Hall printing has provided Tiny Lights with quality printing and generous support of the past few years. We are grateful for their talents and look forward to working with them in years to come.