Salmon Arm

Wind down on the waterfront

The combination of art and nature makes for a relaxing RV destination

people on a wharf in Salmon Arm, BC
Salmon Arm’s eye-catching waterfront is perfect for a stroll. — Photo courtesy Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce

In Salmon Arm, the majesty of nature and the spirit of arts and culture go hand-in-hand to make up the essence of a free-spirited community.

The music-loving locals look forward to the annual Roots & Blues Music Festival. More than 45 national and international performers entertain the crowd over several days of celebration.

There are regular theatre productions held, and you can find exhibits from local artists at the SAGA Public Art Gallery, which is located in a 75-year-old heritage building. Speaking of history, Salmon Arm has plenty to offer there as well.

The R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum offers a historic walk, said Corryn Grayston, general manager of the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce. She said the walk takes visitors through original heritage buildings set amongst beautiful gardens.

Situated on the shores of Shuswap Lake, the community is especially well suited to water activities and wildlife viewing. The natural inspiration can be just as profound as the artistic influence.

“Visitors journey many miles to visit Salmon Arm Nature Bay, located in downtown Salmon Arm,” said Grayston, “which is home to the largest nesting site for the gracious dancing Western grebe. While wandering through the quaint shops in downtown Salmon Arm you can also take a stroll along the longest inland wooden curved wharf in North America.”

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