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With a population of 17,706 (2016), Salmon Arm is a city located in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District of the Southern Interior of the Canadian province of British Columbia . On May 15, 1905, Salmon Arm became a municipal district. Salmon Arm's city status was demoted to that of a village in 1958 after it broke away from the district in 1912. The District Municipality and the City of Salmon Arm once more reunited with each other in 1970. In 2005, Salmon Arm was granted city status once more, and it is now home to the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District's administrative headquarters. In the summer, it transforms into a tourist destination with its numerous beaches, campgrounds, and houseboat rentals. The world's longest wooden freshwater wharf is located at Salmon Arm.

Forestry and related businesses are the largest employers in the Salmon Arm region. However, due to economic conditions, its former Federated Co-Op sawmill has been inactive since December 21, 2007, while the plywood manufacturing facility on the same site continues to operate normally. The plywood plant is owned by Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd who purchased it from Federated Co-operatives Ltd. in 2012. The city has convenient access to the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railroad that runs through the city. The Salmon Arm attracts many visitors from Vancouver, Calgary and Asia. Most tourists arrive in the summer season en route to other holiday destinations or to visit Lake Shuswap. Often on rented houseboats, there are recreational communities and campgrounds on the shore. The Salmon Arm has several hotels, campgrounds, and houseboat rentals.


As of Statistics Canada's 2021 Census, Salmon Arm has a population of 19,432, living in 8,106 of a total of 8,517 private homes, a 9.7% increase from 17,706 in 2016. Population density in 2021 is 125.2/km2 (324.3/sq miles).

Population in Salmon Arm, BC
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Official website: https://www.salmonarm.ca/

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