Salmon Arm

SALMON ARM, district municipality, pop 16,012 (2006), lies at the head of the southern arm of SHUSWAP LK on the flood plain of the Salmon R. It is situated on the TRANS-CANADA HWY, halfway between VANCOUVER and Calgary. The name refers to the once plentiful numbers of SALMON that swarmed up the tributaries draining into the lake. Although GOLD prospectors explored the region briefly in the 1860s, settlement did not begin until the...

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