Panoramic views of Shuswap Lake, rolling farmland, forested highlands and mountains offer many clues to what attracts people to Salmon Arm during the peak summer tourist season. In the summer months Salmon Arm is a tourist town with many beaches, camping facilities, house boat rentals, concerts, festivals, and entertainment for all ages.
Salmon Arm became a city on May 15, 1905, and in 2005, the year of its 100th birthday of incorporation, Salmon Arm was commemorated with a minted coin worth $3.00 (CDN) value.
Salmon Arm is a growing community, becoming popular for its climate and amenities. With 4 distinct seasons Salmon Arm and area offers something for everyone; golf, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, quadding, camping, skiing (Nordic/alpine), snowmobiling, arts, history, wineries, adventure, culture, theatre, music, and Junior A ice hockey games of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.
Notable establishments in the community include: Salmon Arm Fall Fair, Salmon Arm Golf and Country Club, Canoe Creek Golf Club, Shuswap Trail Alliance, Larch Hills Winery, Ovino Winery, Shuswap Lake Brewing Company, Piccadilly Mall, Salmon Arm Recreation Centre, a year round farm and craft market, and the annual Roots and Blues music fesitval.
Neighbouring Communities: Anglemont, Armstrong, Blind Bay, Balmoral, Celista, Grinrod, Eagle Bay, Enderby, Kamloops, Kelowna, Lee Creek, Magna Bay, St. Ives Malakwa, Mara Lake, , Revelstoke, Sicamous, Sorrento, Sunny Brae, Tappen, Vernon, White Lake.