Commercial Sector OverviewCommercial Sector

Salmon Arm is a growing city which is located right on the TransCanada Highway between the two major centres of Vancouver and Calgary.

Hudson St RenosWith a population of just over 17,000 people and growing, we are the largest community in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and are a service centre for our neighbouring communities. Salmon Arm offers everything you need to live and do business including full healthcare service, government agencies, financial institutions, business services, and diverse grocery and retail options.About 45% or our workforce is employed in the commercial sector, inclusive of retail trade, health and social services, education services, and business services. Among our top employers in Salmon Arm is School District #83, Interior Health, and Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union (SASCU).

Downtown Salmon ArmSalmon Arm’s retail sector consists of a healthy mix of big box stores in pedestrian malls, indoor malls with franchise stores and independents, and a growing, unique, destination downtown comprised of specialty gift shops, clothing stores, shoe stores, sports stores, and cafes!Salmon Arm’s primary competitive advantages for the commercial sector is our access to customers.The TransCanada Highway sees thousands of customers traveling through our community daily. This coupled with our warm climate and the beautiful Shuswap Lake which draws tourist from around the world, creates an inflow of consumer spending in Salmon Arm.

There are many commercial business opportunities waiting to be realized as Salmon Arm continues to grow. There is available commercial building space for lease or purchase (highway frontage, mall, or downtown) as well as commercial lands for future development. Want to find out more?

Visit our Salmon Arm Real Estate Listing to view commercial properties for sale and lease, as well businesses for sale in Salmon Arm.

Salmon Arm Arena at night

Market Area

City or Area
2011 Population
Salmon Arm
17,464
Chase
2,495
Sicamous
2,441
Columbia Shuswap Electoral Area C (Sorrento, White Lake, Blind Bay, Eagle Bay, Tappen, Wild Rose Bay)
7,662
Columbia Shuswap Electoral Area D (Deep Creek, Silver Creek, Falkland)
4,047
Columbia Shuswap Electoral Area E (Canoe, Mara, Malakwa, Three Valley Gap)
1,335
Columbia Shuswap Electoral Area F (Lee Creek, Scotch Creek, Celista, Anglemont, Seymour Arm)
2,368
Regional District of North Okanagan Electoral Area F (Enderby, Grindrod, Grandview Bench, Ashton Creek, Mara Lake, Mable Lake)
3,938
Adams Lake Indian Band
758
Little Shuswap Indian Band
335
Neskonlith Indian Band
642
Splatsin First Nation
854
Total Market Area
44,339

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