where the heck is Ymir?

Ymir is a very small town (approximately 370 people) located on Highway 6, which travels north/south between Nelson and Salmo in the West Kootenay region of south eastern British Columbia.

Ymir is a unique mountain town located in the heart of the Kootenays. We are 20 minutes south of Nelson and about 40 minutes away from Castlegar and Trail. We are also only minutes away from the US border.

We have a beautiful river that runs through town, scenic views and a flat, reclaimed railway trail for hiking. In Ymir, you are truly surrounded by nature, another added bonus of coming to our festival!