Welcome to Salmon Arm - a lifestyle community! We invite you to visit and enjoy our hospitality. We're sure you will like what you see. Our climate is moderate with four distinct seasons. Our community is rich in culture and arts and our diversified economy includes forestry, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing
Lifestyle / Recreation
Shuswap Lake is one of the most popular recreational destinations in BC. The 400-plus kilometers of shoreline
Arts, Culture and History
Salmon Arm's pride in its past is evident in the careful restoration of heritage buildings located at the RJ Haney Heritage Park. The Salmon Arm Fall Fair has been an annual event since 1897. The Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Area provides a wonderful ecological opportunity for wildlife viewing. Cultural activities in Salmon Arm are numerous and varied. Throughout the year, there are live theatre presentations, art shows and music performances from symphony to folk, much of which is provided by our very talented residents.
As the main regional service and trade
For more information, visit our Economic Development website.
Salmon Arm provides excellent health care services, municipal water and sewer service, four fully equipped fire stations and
The Salmon Arm Campus of Okanagan College provides university transfers as well as continuing education and vocational courses. Churches of several denominations are in the immediate area.
Nestled on the shore of the Salmon Arm Bay of Shuswap Lake and surrounded by rolling hillsides, Salmon Arm offers shops, services
Major Industries and Commerce
- Agriculture - Fruit, dairy, beef, hog, poultry, sheep, vegetables and forage
- Forestry - Logging, milling
- Secondary manufacturing - Lumber processing, machinery, sporting goods, food products, transportation equipment, building products, printing
- Tourism - Accommodations, auto services, boating services, restaurants, conferences, golfing, resorts,
houseboating, tourist attractions, etc.
Population and Location
Salmon Arm is the largest community on Shuswap Lake and the business
Lifestyle / Affordability / Access to Markets / Skilled, Stable Labour Supply
Salmon Arm - Shuswap is well known for its beautiful, lush setting amidst mountains, lakes
This setting, combined with a temperate climate and clean, healthy environment, continues to attract and maintain a stable, happy, productive workforce and is attractive for retirement and semi-retirement. This provides sustained growth and business opportunity. Relative to many Canadian
Salmon Arm - Shuswap is strategically located between Calgary and Vancouver on the Trans Canada Highway at junction 97 to the South Okanagan, thus readily providing access to the 300,000 residents of southern BC.
Salmon Arm has something to offer everyone. We have a vibrant growing economy and an outstanding quality of life that is envied throughout Western Canada. Salmon Arm's economy is diversified with real strengths in agriculture, forestry, light manufacturing
Salmon Arm has identified "Lifestyle" in "Harmony with Nature" as the theme for our community. This theme is a reality, what a setting - the blue of Shuswap Lake in front of our community with the setting of emerald mountains in the background.
Salmon Arm's "Lifestyle" has attracted many talented and professional people to call Salmon Arm home. This wealth of gifted people has enriched our arts community, education and technologies. Salmon Arm's location on the Trans Canada Highway directly between Calgary and Vancouver makes trading markets as well as cultural and sporting events very accessible.
All this, and in a community that has affordable housing and relatively low property taxes and land costs. Salmon Arm has a strong,
Take time to visit us and you will understand why Salmon Arm is a "Lifestyle Community."