I have had the pleasure of being out and about around town a lot this summer and have enjoyed chatting with not only our friendly locals but also a vast array of visitors. It doesn’t seem to matter if you are from Italy, Great Britain, China, Japan, Alaska, Texas, the Yukon or any of the other Canadian provinces; everyone loves the beauty that Salmon Arm has to offer. I want to extend a warm welcome to all those who have chosen to visit Salmon Arm this summer and let you know how happy we are to see you!
Some activities that you are sure to enjoy include a trip to the beach to soak in everything our beautiful Shuswap Lake has to offer in the way of water sports, a hike or bike ride through the amazing Shuswap trail network and a stop at one of the many Salmon Arm parks. Fletcher Park, located next to city hall, has a free water park for those hot days when you just want to relax, have fun and cool off.
We certainly enjoy sports and are proud to showcase our arena, recreation centre, and sports fields. What you may not be as aware of is our history and cultural events. While you are downtown, stop in at the art gallery and experience the summer art installation by world-renowned artists Cardiff and Miller, or drop by for music at Ross Street Plaza or the WOW concert at Marine Park. Consider a day at our Haney Heritage Park and Museum or attend their always-popular dinner theatre. August brings the Roots and Blues music festival, now in its 23rd year. Again, whether you are from the area or from out of town, welcome to Salmon Arm. I know you will enjoy your stay.