Salmo, “the Hub of the Kootenays” has a strong community spirit and is a fantastic place to live! Centrally located at the junction of the Crowsnest Highway and Highway 6 about 30 minutes from Trail, Castlegar, Nelson or Creston, Salmo offers the best of mountain living. Local residents and visitors can participate in a great outdoor lifestyle with excellent hiking, skiing and golf, while enjoying close proximity to urban amenities.
A small, vibrant village originally known as Salmon Siding (named for the original name of the Salmo River, the Salmon River), the Village of Salmo was founded as a small mining town near the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway during the gold rush of 1896. The name of the town was changed to Salmo to avoid confusion with other places with similar names. When dams were created along the Columbia River in the 1960s and 1970s, Salmo’s fish stocks were depleted, forcing the Village to integrate new forms of industry for the Village to survive.
Today, family-friendly Salmo features beautiful parks, trails and rivers, affordable housing prices, elementary and high schools, a daycare centre, a community centre, swimming pool, curling and hockey rinks, a ski hill, golf course, bike-park, fishing and much more. There’s something for everyone in every season.