The North Okanagan-Shuswap

Welcome to the relaxed, casual, down-to-earth lifestyle that is found in the North Okanagan – Shuswap. Some like to think we are in the middle of nowhere. We like to think we’re at the centre of all that’s good. Amazing outdoor recreation opportunities, farm to table cuisine, theatre, art and cultural performances, wineries, craft breweries and distilleries, college and universities, and an international airport located in Kelowna.
Economic Development

Economic Development

The communities in the North Okanagan-Shuswap are growing - and with that growth comes business opportunities! There are unique communities of every size, each with its own unique character, attractions and economic possibilities throughout the area. The North...

Airports & Transportation

Airports & Transportation

You really should be here! Transportation to the the North Okanagan-Shuswap is a beautiful half day drive from either Vancouver or Calgary or a short flight into one of our nearby airports. Once you are here, you may just want to choose to hike, bike, paddle or boat...

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

The vibrant arts and culture scene in the North Okanagan-Shuswap always surprises newcomers to the region. The beauty of the region is an inspiration to artists of all kinds including painters, potters, writers, weavers, sculptors, photographers, wood and glass...

Food & Wine

Food & Wine

Eat. Drink. Taste the Bounty!! Living in the North Okanagan-Shuswap puts you smack dab in the centre of an amazing farm-to-table region. The rich soils, climate and growing season allow for a wide variety of agricultural operations including, fruits, vegetables,...

Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation

The North Okanagan-Shuswap is truly a four season playground. Spring and summer are filled with Shuswap Lake recreation and fun; fishing, tubing or paddling our local rivers and waterways; exploring over 700km of hiking and biking trails, organized sports, athletic...

Climate

Climate

Seasons in the North Okanagan-Shuswap are more pronounced than on the coast. Summers tend to be warmer and drier, while winters are mild and temperate with varying amounts of precipitation depending on the area. Thanks to this climate and a vast array of mountains and...

Health Care

Health Care

Salmon Arm offers a variety of health care facilities and services to meet the needs of all residents. The city offers several medical clinics with over 50 general practitioners and specialists. In addition to walk-in clinics, doctors' offices, hospital care and lab...

Education

Education

Salmon Arm and the North Okanagan-Shuswap offers a vibrant mix of education opportunities, including: preschools, public schools, K-12 French immersion program, private schools and a post secondary college offering a wide variety of university transfer programs and...