Salmo: Who’s who in business

Salmo boasts a bounty of recreation opportunities and unique small businesses

Salmo downtown

— Photo courtesy Diane Kalen-Sukra

Salmo is called “the hub of the Kootenays.” The village is located at the western end of the Salmo–Creston highway (now called Highway 3 or the Crowsnest Highway). This highway was constructed as a shortcut to avoid the long route north to Nelson and crossing Kootenay Lake by ferry between Balfour and Kootenay Bay.

Salmo lies at the junction of the Crowsnest Highway and Highway 6. The village is about 30 minutes from Nelson, Castlegar and Trail and about 45 minutes from Creston.

The name of the village derives from the salmon that were in the Salmo (that is, Salmon) River.

It boasts a bounty of recreation opportunities and unique small businesses. And for winter recreation, there’s the Salmo Ski Hill.

The summit of the Salmo–Creston pass. Kerry Shellborn photo


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