The City of Salmon Arm in the Southern Interior of British Columbia is ideally situated on the Trans Canada Highway, midway between Calgary, AB and Vancouver, BC. Basking on the sunny shores of Shuswap Lake, Salmon Arm is surrounded by natural beauty and is a magnet for tourism and abundant with outdoor activity. The city is centred in a rolling agricultural valley surrounded by highlands and densely forested mountains.
Salmon Arm municipality originally began as an agriculture centre with fruit and dairy farming, later expanding its logging and manufacturing industries. Tourism began to take root in the 1950s, and today Salmon Arm embraces its position as a tourist destination with a mild four-season climate and outstanding year-round recreational amenities.
The largest town in the Shuswap area, Salmon Arm is the regional business, service and cultural centre. The city has a primary retail trade area of 15,000 people and servicing an additional local population of 35,000. As the commercial hub for the region, Salmon Arm has an increasingly diverse local economy and offers eclectic variety to community residents and visitors alike. The economy is a diverse mixture of forestry, agriculture, tourism commerce, and manufacturing.
Downtown Salmon Arm is the bustling core of the community with over 300 businesses offering an array of products and services. From quaint shops to an abundance of services and a strong and growing cultural community, downtown Salmon Arm is a pedestrian-friendly hub of activity.
Strategically located on transportation routes for shipping or travel, rich in lifestyle and opportunity, Salmon Arm is ripe for planning your economic investment.In The News