Salmon Arm is the economic hub of the Shuswap Lakes region, with an approximate population of 16,500 people and has a total catchment population of approximately 37,000.
Driving into town you experience panoramic views of Shuswap Lake, rolling farmland, forested highlands and mountains offering a glimpse of what the beautiful Salmon Arm has to offer. Visitors come for bird watching, water activities, golf, hiking, cycling, winter activities, history and the arts.
Salmon Arm's economy is a diverse mixture of forestry, agriculture, tourism and manufacturing. A growing industry in the Salmon Arm area is the ever-popular agri-tourism. These farms include wineries, berry farms, orchards, cheese plants, dairy farms, canning and cider pressing, petting zoos, and much more. A Salmon Arm experience combines outstanding wilderness scenery, countless recreational activities, and plentiful shops and boutiques; all enriched by a friendly, warm and welcoming community. Drive times to major centres are approximately seven hours to Vancouver (463 km), one and a half hours to Kelowna (106 km), one and a half hours to Kamloops (108 km), and nine hours to Seattle, Washington (572 km).