started as Salmon Siding, on the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.
Salmo is Latin for salmon and the Salmo River was called the "Salmon
River" until the 1850's. At one time spawning salmon were plentiful
in the river on their way to the Columbia River.
The streets and 1930's architecture of downtown are being revitalized.
Particularly of note are murals by students of Salmo's School
of Stone Masonry. These murals are made of locally quarried stone
and mortared onto the downtown buildings.
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Industries: logging, sawmills
is located 43 km east of Castlegar at the junction of Highway
3 and 6. Both these highways are well maintained, paved routes.
There is also an airstrip for the small plane enthusiast. The
Skyway or Mile High Pass east of Salmo is occasional closed in
winter due to avalanches. An alternate route is the free ferry
across Kootenay Lake to Creston.
Attractions: Salmo Museum, Kootenay Stone Masonry Training
Institution and Kootenay Stone Centre, World's Oldest Telephone
Booth, Sheep Creek Mines, Salmo Golf Port (9-hole golf course
and airstrip combined)
There are motels with full amenities within town limits. For
the RVers and campers there are two RV parks and camping facilities.
In the surrounding area are resorts and bed and breakfast accommodations.
Salmo and District Chamber of Commerce
Box 400, Salmo, BC V0G 1Z0
Telephone: (250) 357-9332