Canadian Rockies Road Trip – Salmon Arm

From Kamloops we headed east along the Trans Canadian Highway 1 then turned off on Highway 97 to visit the small town of Falkland which is also a town in my home country of Scotland close to my hometown. There was a small pub in the town called the Falkland Pub.

We arrived into the beautiful small town of Salmon Arm which sits on the banks of Shuswap Lake. Salmon Arm is a city in the Shuswap Country of the Southern Interior of the Canadian province of British Columbia that has a population of 17,706. Salmon Arm became a city on May 15, 1905 and is now the location of the head offices of the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District. Salmon Arm takes its name from its place along Shuswap Lake. The lake has four “arms”: Shuswap Arm in the west, Seymour Arm in the north, Anstey Arm in the northeast, and Salmon Arm in the south, named after the large runs of salmon that used to run up the creeks that empty into the lake. The city of Salmon Arm takes its name from its location along the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake.

We walked along the iconic wharf at Salmon Arm which goes out over the lake and is the longest wooden wharf in North America. Large crowds of tourists and locals are drawn to the beaches at Sunnybrae, Canoe and elsewhere on Shuswap Lake during the summer. The city has many large hotels, as well as berths for a number of houseboats.

We walked around the small town where there was a small market set up on the morning we were there. There was even a local theatre in the town called the Salmar Classic Theatre.

Down by the banks of the Shuswap Lake there was a multitude of birdlife and we watchd many ducks fly by us as we walked.

After exploring the town we headed out of town and visited the Larch Hills Winery and sampled some of their wine.

We made a brief stop at Canoe which is located just northeast of Salmon Arm to get a view of Shuswap Lake from there. Canoe is a semi-rural community in British Columbia within the larger City of Salmon Arm. The community lies on the south side of Shuswap Lake, northeast of the city centre, just off the Trans Canada Highway.

Our accommodation for our one night in Salmon Arm was at the Inn at the 9th Hole right next to the stunning Salmon Arm Golf Club. Of course I had to make a quick visit into the clubhouse and check out their beautiful championship course.

The Inn at the 9th Hole was a really beautiful old house which was immaculate and run by a Dutch lady. Our room was very spacious and right outside our room was a large golf bag with some antique clubs inside ….. felt right at home. From the house you could walk right out and onto the golf course at the 9th tee. We had a very comfortable night there and a fabulous breakfast before leaving the next morning.


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