Salmon Arm is a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia where the Salmon River empties into the Shuswap Lake. It became a city on May 15, 1905; and to celebrate its 100th birthday in 2005, the event was commemorated with the minting of a special coin.
Its many public beaches, Shuswap Lake, hotels, camping facilities, house boat rentals, restaurants and other businesses make Salmon Arm a popular tourist town in the summer. The longest wooden wharf in North America is here.
For those who live here or want to consider the city as a new home, recreation residential communities and cultural attractions add to the city's appeal.
Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. Every third weekend of August, this event draws crowds of festival goers and presents an international roster of performers. It has grown into the most musically diverse and largest festival in British Columbia.
Chase's Annual Corn Festival. The festival at the end of August is a family fun event to celebrate the end of another great summer and to enjoy the world famous corn. There are games, tube and boat rides, a skate boarding competition, other activities, plus the announcement of the winners of the Annual Salmon Fishing Derby.
Adams River Sockeye Run. In October you can witness the miracle of thousands of huge red sockeye salmon as they spawn. The event is also filled with artisan displays, music, kids sports, a popcorn and soft drink booth, and a dance in the evening.
Shuswap Lake International Writers Festival. Salmon Arm is also known for this three-day festival in late May that brings writers, poets, story tellers and publishers to town for one and one-half days of workshops and evening readings and story telling.
Polar Bear Plunge. You can start the New Year off on January first by taking this popular plunge at the Canoe Beach Dock.