Halfway between Nelson and Castlegar, the hamlet of Salmo blends rural acreage with mountain-style living. Golf courses, ranches, and fishing lakes are all within striking distance. A real gem for the community, the Salmo Ski Hill operates in the winter months, providing residents and visitors with night skiing, an increasingly rare experience, and one not to be missed. Typical of the West Kootenays, there is a rich mining history and forest resources continue to be an economic mainstay.

Distances: to Nelson - 30 mins; to Castlegar - 35 mins; to Spokane - 2hrs 40 mins
About Salmo

Community Information

A curated collection of useful tidbits of information. 

The Basics


1,141 (2020)

Average Age

50 (2016)

Average Home Price


Community Site

Distance (km)
Driving Time

Education, Healthcare, and Transportation

K-7 – Salmo –Salmo Elementary School
Grades 8-12 – Salmo – Salmo Secondary School

Kootenay Lake District Hospital
The Kootenay Lake Hospital is a Level 1 Community Hospital in Nelson BC (30 minutes north). The hospital offers services including surgical, inpatient and 24-hour emergency.

Salmo Health and Wellness Centre
Community Health Centres do not have acute care beds but may provide: basic laboratory and radiology; urgent care; outpatient ambulatory care; community services; long term
residential care services; and/or on-site doctors’ offices.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (34 minutes west in Trail)

Offers specialist services, core medical services and advanced diagnostic services to the residents throughout the region.
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