Salmon Arm is located on Trans-Canada Highway 1, roughly halfway between Vancouver and Calgary. The nearest major cities are Kamloops, a little over an hours drive west on Highway 1, and Kelowna, which is a little over an hour's drive southeast on Highway 97.
Greyhound offers daily bus service to Salmon Arm from other cities in British Columbia, including Vancouver (6-9 hours, depending on the number of stops, Kamloops (2 hours) and Kelowna (2 hours).
Salmon arm has a basic public transit system that operates shuttle buses on half-hour or hour-long frequencies, during daytime hours. All lines converge downtown in front of Askew's supermarket, and the #3 Canoe line will bring users to the main public beach. On Wednesdays the #11 Enderby leaves at 8 am and connects with a bus to Vernon, for a day shopping trip or for a cheap and local way to start moving further down the Okanagan valley.
RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum, 751 Highway 97B NE, ☎ +1 250 832-5243 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . 40 acre park with a museum on local history, heritage village, trails, a tea room and dinner theater in July and August.
With all the water around, there are a number of beach, boating and fishing options in the area
Cross country skiing at Larch Hills , 15 km east of town
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Salmon Arm Fairgrounds (one block off the Trans-Canada highway in the center of town), . Annual festival on the third weekend of August with folk, roots and blues music.
Table 24. Salmon Arm's high class dining. Rated one of the best restaurants in the interior. Meals approx $40 per person
Best Western Salmon Arm Inn, 61 10th Street SW, ☎ 1-888-832-5595 (toll-free) or +1 250 832-9793. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Standard motel rooms with complimentary continental breakfast and indoor pool.
Holiday Inn Express Salmon Arm, 1090-22nd Street NE, ☎ 1-800-473-9160 (toll-free) or 1-250-832-7711, . Newer hotel with pool, hot tub, gym and complimentary continental breakfast.
Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Convention Centre, 251 Harbourfront Drive NE, ☎ (250) 833-5800, . Luxury hotel on the lakefront with a number of themed suites.$200 and up in high season, $140+ at other times of the year. A balcony or lakeside room will cost extra.