OCP Survey Results Now Available.

March 13, 2019 – Salmo is in the process of updating its Official Community Plan (OCP). From December 12, 2018 to January 11, 2019 local residents shared their vision of Salmo with Council. The OCP Economic Development Survey Report 2019, Appendix A: OCP Survey Data and Appendix B Survey Comments by Question are now available.  The results will be incorporated into the OCP and Zoning bylaw planning processes and used by Council to assist in other decision making, and by local groups as reference material for their processes.

Thank you to all who shared your vision of Salmo with us.


Salmo Official Community Plan Re-write Complete

November 18, 2019 – The rewrite of the original draft OCP #687 is now complete.  View it here.

It has been reorganized, and now incorporates the OCP Economic Survey input, a section on the Village’s Affordable Housing Policy, statistics from the 2016 Census and new maps.  The Historical Rail District has been removed as a land use and restored to the former boundaries of the General Industrial area – now renamed Mixed Use Commercial,  Areas of Mixed-use Residential have been also introduced to allow more flexibility of land use in neighbourhoods through the inclusion of small neighbourhood stores and professional offices.  First reading of this version was held at the November 12th Council meeting and it is now open for public review and discussion.

Public Hearing – Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, 6:00 p,m. at SVYCC

Council invites you to share your input on the OCP at a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm at the SVYCC.

Written submissions/comments are also welcome.  They must be received no later than 12:00 noon on December 3rd.  Please mail, email or deliver them in person to:

Village of Salmo
Box 1000
423 Davies Ave.
Salmo, BC  V0G 1Z0

Attention: CAO  or email to [email protected]

All submissions become part of the public record.  They will be read aloud at the Public Hearing and attached to the minutes of the Hearing.

Sustainable Salmo is a planning process to update the Village’s Official Community Plan in a way that is sustainable and inclusive.
The new plan will shape our future.

Project partners include the Village of Salmo, Central Kootenay Regional District, Fraser Basin Council and Interior Health. Residents are key stakeholders in the process, and have been invited to participate in a variety of ways.

Public Consultation

The document will integrate the results of an extensive public consultation process that began on Canada Day 2016 and has included a community survey, lifestyle photo contest, survey, asset mapping, video, four public workshopsThe OCP Economic Development Survey was conducted over December 2018 to January 2019 gather further input from residents on the economic future of Salmo and how they envision the economic sustainability of Sustainable Salmo.  The OCP document has now had a complete edit incorporating this data and is available for public review above.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Village Office [email protected] and book an appointment to speak with the Chief Administrative Officer.


There are many exciting highlights in this draft Sustainable Salmo Official Community Plan. The draft integrates sustainability planning principles with more typical community land-use planning, including:

  • It is anticipated that the plan will add two new Development Permit Areas – Natural Hazards and Aquifer Protection – to reflect the community’s priorities – safety and environmental stewardship, and the protection of the Village’s priority asset – the aquifer and its pristine water supply.
  • Temporary Use Permit provisions will be included, giving the Village additional tools to guide and regulate temporary uses such as seasonal vendor markets.
  • The plan includes objectives, policies and targets regarding climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as required under the Local Government Act.
  • Emphasis will be placed on in-fill of vacant lots and encouraging the development of live-work structures in the downtown core area and mixed use development in currently undeveloped areas.
  • An Asset Management section describes the Village’s current and future asset and infrastructure plans, and acknowledges and places value on human assets (employees and volunteers) in addition to natural assets and tangible assets, as part of overall asset management.

Sustainable Salmo
Planning Process

Asset Inventory & Mapping
Community Survey
Lifestyle Photo Contest
Video Production
Community Workshops

OCP Plan Development 


Public Hearing


Economic  Development Survey

2nd Public Hearing
Final Development and Adoption

Collaborating Partners