• Community Information

    Surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains, Salmo is situated just north of Nelson in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia. Primarily a logging community, this small town grew from the Gold Rush of the 1880s and today offers many amenities and services that cater to the travel and tourism industry. A pretty town, it features heritage wooden buildings from the 1920s and 1930s, and streets adorned with colourful hanging flower baskets during the summer. Recreational opportunities in the area include sport fishing, skiing, cycling, hiking and camping.

    Forestry, tourism, outdoor recreation

    • Population

      Town Population: 1,141 (2016 Census)

      Ages of Population:

      0-17: 18.6%
      18-24: 9.5%
      25-64: 57.4%
      65+: 14.6% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Kootenay Boundary

      Regional District: Central Kootenay

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 20.60

    • Practitioners

      General Practitioners:  2 (www.cpsbc.ca).

    • Contact Info

      Salmo Health Centre
      Box 730, 426 Davies Avenue
      Salmo, BC, V0G 1Z0
      P: 250 357-9511

    • Lab services

      Salmo Health Centre Lab
      Box 730, 426 Davies Avenue
      Salmo, BC, V0G 1Z0
      P: 250 357-9511
      Hrs: Mon 10 am - 12 noon, Thurs 8 am - 10 am

    • Imaging services


      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.

    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community.

    • Pharmacy

      Peoples Drug Mart #137
      107 - 4th Street
      Salmo, BC, V0G 1Z0
      P: 250 357-9444 | F: 250 357-9432

    • Home Nursing

      Home & Community Care Office
      P: 250 352-1401

    • Midwifery

      Midwives from Vernon and Nelson service the Salmo area.

      Search midwives in BC communities at www.bcmidwives.com.

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Salmo Mental Health
      Alcohol & Drug Services
      Salmo Community Service Center
      Box 39, 311 Railway Avenue
      Salmo, BC, V0G 1Z0
      P: 250 357-2277
      Hrs: Mon-Tue 9 am - 4 pm