Salmon Arm, BC, Canada

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Salmon Arm, BC, Canada

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Discover Salmon Arm on the shores of Shuswap Lake

Nestled on the shores of Shuswap Lake and boasting panoramic views of Mount Ida, Bastion Mountain, and the Larch Hills, it should come as little surprise that Salmon Arm is a popular getaway for outdoor enthusiasts. Beyond the outdoor adventure, visitors can enjoy the city’s vibrant arts scene and an array of live music events. A stay in a Salmon Arm vacation rental is the ideal way to soak up this city’s charm. Whether you fancy a lakefront cabin or prefer a secluded chalet amid lush green forest, finding the perfect spot to call home has never been so easy.

Choose your adventure in Salmon Arm

With such a stunningly diverse landscape on its doorstep, Salmon Arm is the perfect place to be outdoors. Enjoy gentle walks along the boardwalk, North America’s longest curved inland wharf, explore the forest setting at Little Mountain Park, or saddle up for a scenic horse ride through the Fly Hills. Shuswap Lake is another way to experience the stunning landscape, especially over the summer when there is little better than a kayak tour through the lake’s brilliant blue waters. If you’d prefer someone else to do the legwork, lake cruises can be arranged at Salmon Arm Wharf.

Explore a lively downtown district in Salmon Arm

Many Salmon Arm vacation rentals will place you within strolling distance of the city’s lively downtown district where an abundance of stores, dining spots, and galleries gives this hot spot a cool style. If hip-swinging, foot-tapping entertainment is more your thing, head to the Wednesday on the Wharf events (mid-June to August-end) or time your vacation to coincide with the Roots & Blues Festival, held every August, when multiple stages pound out everything from Blues to Americana. And if a culture fix is on the cards, the family-friendly R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum with its guided tours and exquisite gardens delivers exactly that.

Salmon Arm offers year-round appeal

This city is a 4-season destination, so you’ll find a stay in a Salmon Arm vacation rental an appealing option at any time of the year. Sun seekers will want to stick to the summer when July highs can top 80 degrees and idyllic sunny days can be spent choosing your favorite flavor of ice cream at the D-Dutchmen Dairy in nearby Sicamous. Winter tends to kick in around the end of November when the first fall of fresh powder brings with it a flurry of winter sports fans keen to enjoy cross-country skiing and snowmobiling on the surrounding mountainsides.

Get your nature fix in Salmon Arm

Shuswap Lake, offering more than 600 miles of diverse shoreline, may be the jewel in the city’s crown, but fishermen in the know will often head north to White Lake for its bountiful supply of trout. Birdwatching can be enjoyed at Salmon Arm Bay Nature Park while those who prefer the solitude of being on the mountain will find the extinct volcano cone of Mount Ida to the south a worthwhile hiking challenge.