A group of white-painted houses, dominated by the customhouse, a large structure in Colonial style. Here are the personnel of the United States Customs and Immigration Service, a port of entry to the United States. A stopping point for wagon and pack trains in early days of mining excitement, Laurier, it is said, had at that time a population of 2,000. The surrounding region is mountainous and forested, with some tamarack and other timber.
Town business is mostly concerned with the operation of a U.S. Customs and Immigration Station. During the 1890s mining boom it had a population of about 2,000 and the present population is about 35. The name honors Sir Wilfred Laurier, prime minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911.