JULY 10 - 14, 2019

Many are familiar with Salmon Arm and the Shuswap region but you possibly don’t know about all the attractions or realize just how incredibly scenic it truly is! Stay awhile before or after the Festival, July 11 to 13. Remember the Trail In & Trail Out Dances on July 10 & 14 respectively.

Be sure to take in attractions such as R.J. Haney Village & Museum. You’ll step into the area’s past on an historic main street that includes a restored gas station from 1927, complete with a vintage car of the Model T variety. There are 5 championship golf courses in the region, considered by golfers as “must play” properties. Taste wines at 6 Shuswap wineries where, for the most part, each winery vineyard grows unique grape varietals that are suited to the cooler northern latitude.

You’ll get a new perspective on the region and revisit its breathtaking beauty if you take a peek online at the 4 minute video “Soarin’ Over the Shuswap.” Find it on the main Festival web page at Alternatively, you can go to and search for that title.

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Salmon Arm is on the shores of Shuswap Lake, where the Salmon River empties into the Salmon Arm reach of the Lake. Directly south of the city lies Mount Ida, to the west Fly Hills, and across Shuswap lake lies Bastion Mountain.

Salmon Arm is home to the longest wooden wharf in North America.

Coordinates: 50°42′8″N 119°16′20″W
Population: (2016) 17,706
Elevation: 415 metres (1,362 ft)

Distance from:
Vancouver, BC = 460 kilometres (286 miles)
Calgary, AB = 509 kilometres (316 miles)
Kamloops, BC = 109 kilometres (68 miles)
Kelowna, BC = 110 kilometres (69 miles)

Shuswap Lake


Also known as the Shuswap Highland, the Thompson Shuswap is the transitional area that includes British Columbia’s foothills and the southwest lowlands that exist between the interior plateaus and the mountains of the Monashee and Cariboo Ranges.


The Thompson Okanagan or Okanagan Valley as it is most commonly referred to, is a region of British Columbia surrounding the Okanagan Lake Basin and the Okanagan River.