VISITOR
GUIDE

 

VISITOR
GUIDE

Downtown Salmon Arm Highlights:
  • Over 35 Restaurants and Eateries
  • 4 Downtown Parks
  • 2 Downtown community stages
  • 1 Giant Treble Clef (Alexander  and lakeshore)
  • Public Art Centre
  • 2 local Movie Cinemas
  • 2 Independent full service Floral shops 
  • Live Theatre + Music — Shuswap Theatre + Song Sparrow Hall
  • Independent Grocery Store – Askews
  • Local Pet Supply, Hardware, and Auto Parts stores
  • Over 300 Other Shops and Services
  • Extensive Trail Systems (wharf & around community)
  • Brighouse Interpretive Nature Center (Near Wharf)
  • 230 bird species found in Salmon Arm – Including the iconic Western Grebe
  • Longest free standing wood wharf in North America
  • Free Public Access Boat Launch
  • Great Water Park and Playground for kids
  • Nesting Osprey around downtown
  • Prestige Harbor Front Resort and Convention Centre
  • Visitor Services ( inside City Hall )
Community Parks:
  • Fletcher Park—450 2 Avenue N.E. *Spray Park and Playground
  • Marine Peace Park—750 Marine Park Drive N.E. * Public Boat Launch
  • McGuire Lake Park—681 TransCanada Highway N.E. * Perfect afternoon walk
  • Peter Jannick Nature Park—345 Narcisse St NW 8 * Great Birding opportunities
  • Nature Bay and Foreshore Trail * Easy access for walking or bicycling 

Please note that all are dog friendly except for Fletcher Park.
We do not have any off-leash dog parks in downtown however Downtown Salmon Arm is dog friendly.

Public Washrooms
  • Ross Street Plaza – Ross St and Hudson Ave
  • Fletcher Park – Near City Hall—2nd Ave N.E. Marine
  • Marine Peace Park – Wharf 
Winter/Fall Events and Activities
  • Fall Fair Parade – September
  • Downtown Farmer’s Market – Saturday’s until October
  • Shuswap Friendship Day Soapbox Derby – September
  • Apple Festival – October
  • Downtown Light-Up & Holiday Market – November
  • CPR Holiday Train – December
  • Halloween Community Celebration
  • Public Art Gallery Exhibits
  • Shuswap Theatre season
Spring/Summer Events and Activities

 

  • Alexander Plaza and Downtown Farmer’s Market – Saturdays
  • Wednesday on the Wharf – Live Music at Marine Peace Park
  • Western Grebe Hatching – April/May
  • Salty Dog Street Festival – May
  • Multi Cultural Day – June
  • Theatre on the Edge Festival – July
  • Public Art Gallery Family Saturdays
  • Roots and Blues Festival – August
Downtown Salmon Arm respectfully acknowledges that it operates on the unceeded and traditional territories of the Secwepemc Peoples.