Retire in Salmon Arm

Who wants to retire in Salmon Arm?

retire in Salmon Arm on the Shuswap LakeTurns out the answer is lot of folk. Retirees are often from Alberta or Saskatchewan. Most are active semi-retired people. This is not your city life crowd. But it is for those who love nature, clean air, and a sense open space.

So why do they come?

Many have been holidaying here for years. They know the area and appreciate how special it is. Salmon Arm is the largest center on the beautiful Shuswap Lake. Retirees love the activities. Here are just a few of the things you can do in the area:

retire in Salmon Arm for year-round activities
  • Hike
  • Participate in water sports
    • paddling
    • rowing
    • swimming (year-round thanks to the indoor pool)
    • water-skiing
  • Play golf (championship 18-hole course and others in the area)
  • Play tennis
  • Go mountain biking
  • Go cross-country skiing
  • Go downhill skiing (at Silver Star near Vernon)
  • Go snowmobiling
  • Participate in the arts community
    • visual arts
    • music
    • drama

Getting to and around Salmon Arm

You can drive to Salmon Arm easily no matter what the season. No special vehicles required. Vancouver is four to five hours away over the Coquihalla Highway. Calgary is bit farther. (Check here for other distances. Opens in a new window.)

Airports at Kelowna and Kamloops connect the area with the rest of the world.

Retire In Salmon Arm And Enjoy The Seasons

Salmon Arm has four distinct seasons.

The weather is dry, but not arid.

You will never be locked inside your home by inclement weather. But if you want to stay indoors, the community has many facilities to accommodate your needs.

Living Options For Those Retiring In Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm offers both town and rural housing.

retire in Salmon Arm, a charming townIt also offers a range of housing types and prices (all much less costly than similar properties in other regions). You won't find a sea of gated communities like you will in some other towns, but you will find comfortable detached houses as well as some age restricted condos and apartments.

Like other communities, Salmon Arm is preparing for additional retirees and looking to the future. Facilities that offer continuing care are blossoming. The hospital that serves the surrounding area includes 43 surgical beds and 25 extended care spaces.

Consider Retiring In Salmon Arm

retire in rural Salmon ArmDoes Salmon Arm sound good to you?

If so, take time to learn more about the area and what it has to offer.

I met with Tracy Stacer who offered an enthusiastic picture of her town. (The photos on this page are all from her.) Tracy's husband Jeff is a local realtor who can answer your questions and help you to choose the best place to retire in Salmon Arm.

Sometimes the best places disappear quickly. If Jeff knows what you want, he and the rest of the Stacer team can find Salmon Arm real estate that will suit you and let you know as soon as it comes on the market -- or maybe even before.

Use the form below to contact the Stacer Team. You will receive an automated email just to check that you've put in your email address correctly.


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And if you've already retired in Salmon Arm, others love to hear from you. Go ahead and brag about why Salmon Arm is the best place to retire.

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