Hotel Ymir - Ymir, British Columbia
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N 49° 17.011 W 117° 12.888
11U E 484378 N 5458995
Quick Description: Opened in 1896, the Hotel Ymir has been in business more or less continuously for nearly 120 years as of 2015.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 3/20/2015 11:56:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMNJ11
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Waywizard
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Long Description:
This historic old hotel was completely restored in 2006 and is now operated as a combination resort hotel and hostel. Enlarged in the intervening years, the hotel is about twice as large (and twice as wide) as it was originally. The second floor now contains rooms and suites while the the third floor offers hostel style accommodations. On the ground floor is the Pau Hana Dining Room and the Cowichan Lounge.

The historic Hotel Ymir is nestled in the beautiful Selkirk Mountains along the Salmo River in the West Kootenay of British Columbia, Canada. Built in 1896, during the mining boom years of the Salmo River Valley region, the Hotel Ymir is one of the oldest remaining buildings in the region. Located in a natural paradise, guests can indulge in many activities all year round. From golf, hiking, cross country skiing to paragliding and Cat skiing, the West Kootenays offer memorable experiences for everyone. Come and enjoy our peaceful environment and slower pace of life. You’ll be glad you did!

Completely restored in '06, the Hotel Ymir Country Resort now has the family friendly licensed Pau Hana Dining Room, and the warm, comfortable atmosphere of the Cowichan Lounge. Both offer great food, friendly service and an amazing art collection consisting of carvings and paintings from all over the world.
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Name of the Hotel: Hotel Ymir Country Resort

7104 1st Ave. Box 115 Ymir,BC V0G 2K0

Height in floors: 3

Hotel since: 1/1/1896

Date Building was built: 1/1/1896

First use of building:

Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: no

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

Number of Rooms: Not Listed

Hotel Rating: Not listed

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