Ymir Tourism

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Ymir /ˈwaɪmər/ is a small town in the Regional District of Central Kootenay of British Columbia, Canada. It is located between Nelson and Salmo on Highway 6. Ymir was originally known as Quartz Creek. The townsite was laid out in 1897 by railway magnate D.C. Corbin. Today Ymir consists of a store and two hotels, plus an assortment of residential properties. It is located near Whitewater Ski Hill. The Salmo River runs through the center of the town. Ymir is about 10 km from the town of Salmo, where the annual music festival Shambhala takes place.


Home to pretty treasures, Ymir is Canada's best kept secret. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Ymir.

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Facts and Stats for Ymir*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ymir

    Know the pollution level of Ymir before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 6.25 (Very Low)
  • Ymir: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ymir for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ymir.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 15 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 85 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30 (Low)
  • Living in Ymir - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 73.44 (High)
    • Pollution Index 3.88 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.96 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 84.72 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.51 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 82.1 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ymir

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ymir

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.38 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.01 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.32 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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