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Updated: Jul 25

Population: 1,140

Elevation: 670 m (2,200 ft)

Salmo is a village municipality in the West Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia. It is located at the confluence of the Salmo River and Erie Creek, and lies east of the junction of BC Highway 3 and BC Highway 6.

Some of the benefits to living in Salmo are:

It has a rich history of mining and railway development, dating back to the late 19th century.

It offers a variety of recreational and cultural attractions, such as hiking, biking, skiing, golfing, fishing, camping, art windows, and the Salmo pool. (Their pool is during summer months only.)

It has a friendly and welcoming community that values volunteerism, sustainability and diversity.

It provides essential services and amenities for residents and businesses, such as building inspections, business licenses, economic development, fire department, utilities, recycling and garbage.

It is conveniently located near other major towns and cities in the region, such as Castlegar, Nelson and Trail.

Salmo is a great place to live, work and play in the beautiful West Kootenay!


City Hall (Council)

Mailing Address: PO BOX 1000 - Salmo, BC - V0G 1Z0

Phone: (250) 357-9433

Email: Website

Salmo & District Chamber of Commerce

100 4th Street - Salmo, BC - V0G 1Z0

Phone: (250) 357-2596



Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK)

Box 590 - 202 Lakeside Drive - Nelson, BC - V1L 5R4

Phone: (250) 352-6665

Toll Free: (800) 268-7325



Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

(Closed from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm daily)

Salmo Demographics Information



Salmo Elementary School

650 Glendale Avenue - Salmo, BC - V0G 1Z0

Phone: (250) 357-2214



Salmo Secondary School

715 Davis Avenue - Salmo, BC - V0G 1Z0

Phone: (250) 357-2226




Salmo Health & Wellness Centre

413 Baker Avenue - Salmo, BC - V0G 1Z0

Phone: (250) 357-0104


Kootenay Lake Hospital

3 View St - Nelson, BC - V1L 2V1

Phone: (250) 352-3111


(41km ~ 31min drive from Salmo)

Kootneay Boundary Regional Hospital

1200 Hospital Bench - Trail, BC - V1R 4M1

Phone: (250) 368-3311

Toll Free: (866) 368-3314

Patient Care Quality Office: (877) 442-2001


(41km ~ 33min drive from Salmo)


West Kootenay Regional Airport

Hall Road, just off of Highway 3A

Castlegar, BC - V1N 4M5

(250) 365-5151


(38km ~ 27 min drive from Salmo)


Trail Regional Airport

Airport Operations

9019 BC-22A - Trail, BC - V1R 4W6

Phone: (250) 367-0029


(35km ~ 30 minute drive from Salmo)

Flights and Reservations

Pacific Coastal Airlines

4980 Cowley Crescent - Richmond, BC - V7B 1C1

Phone: (800) 663-2872

Approximate driving distance from Salmo to...

Castlegar, BC - 42km ~ 26mi

Nelson, BC - 41km ~ 25mi

Trail, BC - 41km - 25mi

Kelowna, BC - 341km ~ 212mi

Vancouver, BC - 652km ~ 405mi

Cranbrook, BC - 189km ~ 117mi

Calgary, AB - 580km ~ 361mi

Spokane, WA - 198km ~ 123mi

Seattle, WA - 625km ~ 389mi

Sandpoint, ID - 187km ~ 116mi


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