Located in the heart of B. C.'s famous Shuswap Lake recreational area Salmon Arm is not only the Okanagan Valley's northern gateway, but also the Shuswap's bustling centre of commerce, government services and institutional facilities. It is located midway between Calgary to the east and Vancouver to the west.

Our core population of over 15,000 resides within a fast-growing trading area of 40,000 people. The arts, cultural-based programs, festivals, sporting events, visiting performers and entertainers continue to grow in number and offer the visitor many exciting options. The annual Roots & Blues Festival is a event not to be missed. It features world renowned jazz, blues, folk, and ethnic musicians. The festival attracts more people each year, so get your tickets early.

Experience our wealth of recreational attractions, outstanding scenic beauty, water activities, and a vibrant downtown area. Salmon Arm boast an excellent network of hospitable inns, hotels, and bed & Breakfasts along with a wide range of restaurants, pubs and family dining experiences. Visitors can take advantage of the free summer entertainment at the wharf-side gazebo and experience the Western Grebe breeding habitat and other wildlife along the shoreline.

Salmon Arm is the centre of a year-round recreational paradise. Experience everything from water related sports, 18-hole golf courses, to top rated cross-country ski trails, back country sleigh rides and carnivals, to snowmobiling, mountain biking and hiking.

Salmon Arm is in the process of constructing a waterfront walkway which will offer excellent close up views of foreshore birds.


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