A mecca for outdoor adventure, Salmon Arm rests on the banks of Shuswap Lake surrounded by cedar forests and rolling mountains. Come to explore North America’s longest wooden boardwalk and stay to savor the flavors of Shuwap.
Things to do in Salmon Arm
A stroll along the pier offers the perfect introduction to Salmon Arms, as it features stunning views across the lake and birdwatching opportunities. Grab a bite to eat in the charming downtown area where heritage buildings house quaint cafes, country pubs and craft stores.
If you're keen to hit the trails, climb to the summit of Mount Ida, which rewards hikers with a panoramic view across the entire Salmon Arm Valley. For a family-friendly hike, follow the Around-the-Hill Greenway Loop through old-growth cedar forests.
In winter, go off-piste skiing at Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Area or experience the backcountry with a horse-drawn sleigh ride, then finish your day with cinnamon buns and hot chocolate. In the warmer months, paddleboard across Salmon Arm Lake to Cooper Island or brave the white-water rapids of Shuswap River.
Epicureans shouldn’t miss Salmon Arm’s food and wine trail. Learn how spicy Gouda cheese is made at Grass Root Dairies and sip handcrafted beer at Barley Station Brewery. Go berry picking with the kids at Sandy Acres Berry Farm or sample cool climate wines accompanied by a glorious view at Larch Hills Winery.
Getting around Salmon Arm
Salmon Arm is about one hour’s drive from Kelowna International Airport or a short bus ride from Vancouver, Calgary and Kelowna. While most of Salmon Arm is best explored on foot or bicycle, taxis and shuttle buses are available for covering longer distances.