Ymir is a town with a rich history involving natural resource extraction, focusing on mining and forestry. In 1899, Ymir had eleven hotels, a bank, post office, one church, P. Burns & Co., butchers, a newspaper, school grades 1 to 10, a 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 it's largest in The population at this time, was 800. But the area surrounding and serviced by the town contained another 400, at the least.
At the festival we will be celebrating our history in many ways!