Article About Salmon Arm, BC - Owner Direct Vacation Rentals: Salmon Arm is located in British Columbia, approximately half way between Vancouver and Calgary, Alberta. It is located on Shuswap Lake, which has 1000 km of shoreline. The Salmon Arm climate is hot and sunny---it is much drier than the coastal regions. Fruit blossoms are abundant in the Salmon Arm area, in April and May. Summers are popular with waterskiers, fishermen, nature lovers, boaters, and hikers.
Hello BC Things to do
: Salmon Arm lies on the shores of Shuswap Lake, a primary focus for outdoor recreation, while the surrounding farmland, highlands and mountains add depth to the recreational menu. Salmon Arm also offers a selection of historic and cultural attractions.Hike the short trail to Margaret Falls in Herald Provincial Park
for a look at old growth cedars, the 61m/200ft waterfall and more birds. Follow the shoreline of the Adams River in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park to witness the spectacle of the Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run. Motor up the Seymour Arm of Shuswap Lake and beach the boat for a hike to spectacular Albas Falls.
Free-heelers, strap on the cross-country skis and tackle trails at the Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Area
, 20km/12mi from Salmon Arm. Many summertime hiking trails are also good for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, although they aren't groomed or track-set. Conditions for snowmobiling are ideal on the Fly Hills plateau just 10 minutes from Salmon Arm. Ride more than 200km/125mi of trails with good powder and a season that reliably lasts from November to May.
Salmon Arm is world renowned as the home of the annual Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival
. Listen to jazz, blues, folk and ethnic music by top performers on the outdoor main stage, with Mount Ida and a Shuswap sunset as the backdrop.
Salmon Arm Fall Fair
: This popular, friendly, small town fair is attended by thousands of people from throughout the Shuswap & outlying regions
. Visitors & exhibitors from other communities are charmed by the fair's unique atmosphere.
The fair offers a wonderful opportunity for everyone to participate; to compete in the many categories, to show off a little, or just to come and enjoy what your neighbours have to offer, whether it's their products, animals, hobbies, or the rich variety of talent. Whatever interests you is sure to be found at this year's fair.
There is lots happening in Salmon Arm! Details can be found here
All year round, there are wonderful festivals, concerts and outdoor activities that you don't want to miss!