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5 Reasons To Move To The Shuswap

5 Reasons To Move To The Shuswap

Call me biased, but I say there’s no better place to live than here in the Shuswap! Being born and raised in Salmon Arm, I’ve seen this vibrant small-town community thrive and grow in the best of ways. If you’re looking to make a move, be sure to check out the Salmon Arm area in your list of exploring, to see if this one-of-a-kind community could be the place you’d like to call home. Get started in your research with these 5 reasons that I love calling the Shuswap my own home! 

Lake Life and The Great Outdoors

Outdoor enthusiasts, look no further for the perfect 4-season location to call home! No matter the day of the year, there is always something to do in and around the Salmon Arm area. Located within 90 minutes of Silver Star and Revelstoke Mountain Resorts as well as many local parks, golf courses, hiking and biking trails, and the incredible Shuswap Lake, there’s no shortage of outdoor adventure for our residents and visitors alike. 

Enjoy lake life, settling in near the gorgeous Shuswap Lake, which offers beaches, waterfront dining, a series of walking trails, waterfalls and summer watersports for the adventure aficionados.

Eclectic Downtown Vibe

Over the last year, the downtown core of Salmon Arm has seen existing businesses flourish while they welcome fresh shops and stores that bring new life to the Salmon Arm culture. From one-off shops offering floral arrangements, clothing and artisan goods to delicious dining experiences, the downtown core of Salmon Arm has something for everyone to explore.

Employment Opportunity

Salmon Arm offers employment opportunities in many industries. The main downtown core offers numerous roles in hospitality, food service, real estate, retail and more. In addition to the downtown core, and located just a short drive from downtown, the Salmon Arm Industrial Park has many trades-based businesses, fabrication shops and woodworking companies too. For a full list of the Industrial Park’s businesses, head over to

Schools & Education

When it comes to settling into the perfect town for your family, know that Salmon Arm’s quaint neighbourhoods have some of the best schools around. School District 83 – North Okanagan and Shuswap offers 24 elementary and secondary schools (including French Immersion programs) that pride themselves on an inclusive environment and well-rounded education plan for all. Here you’ll find all you need to know about the school district and procedures for student enrollments;

Location is Everything

One of my favourite things about Salmon Arm is that it provides the amenities of city living, while offering a small-town community feel. In addition to being within a short drive to many major city centres, Salmon Arm also serves as the midway point between Calgary and Vancouver, and also has 2 major airports within a short driving distance, one in Kamloops and one in Kelowna (YLW international airport.) 

The core of Salmon Arm offers all you’ll need for farm fresh vegetables, retail shopping and weekend excursions, but if you’re craving more adventure, Revelstoke, Kamloops, Vernon and Kelowna are also a short drive away.

Resources to Explore

Here are a few online resources to get you started in your Salmon Arm research;

For the most up-to-date Shuswap Trails Info:

For Shuswap Tourism:

For Salmon Arm’s Online Hub;

To learn more about beautiful Salmon Arm, or to discuss scheduling a tour of some neighbourhoods and properties that suit your unique buying needs, please reach out anytime!

Craig Shantz⠀
RE/MAX Shuswap Realty⠀


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