Salmon Arm Wharf
Salmon Arm BC
The Salmon Arm wharf gives you a great opportunity to watch the local wildlife - (it is a popular place for birding) - and to just take in the beautiful Shuswap Lake and mountain scenery!
Water levels are much higher in the spring than what you see here.
From this viewpoint you can watch the Western Grebe during their courtship season as they display their unique nesting rituals.
The first wharf was built in 1865, to accommodate large stern wheelers for transporting goods and people in and out of the Shuswap area.
Transport vessels travelled through these waters between Fortune's Landing in Enderby BC and Kamloops.
After the Canadian Pacific Railway arrived, steamboats continued to serve remote parts of Shuswap Lake right up to the 1930's.
It was reconstructed in 1986.
If you walk to the end of the wharf you'll find a small concession where you can enjoy an ice cream and the fresh mountain air.
There is a grassy Maring park next to the wharf where, during the summer months, Wednesday On the Wharf WOW Concerts, a series of summer Wednesday evening musical concerts takes place.
These events are free - though they take admission by donation - and are a fun way to enjoy local talent while you're here. Many locals and tourists attend this. If you bring your pet, it must be leashed.
If you're interested in water toy rentals like boats or Jet Skis you can find them at the Salmon Arm Wharf as well.
It's easy to find, just follow the signs from anywhere in the downtown area.
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For more information about the city of Salmon Arm visit or call the local Visitor Centre
20 Hudson Ave NE
Salmon Arm BC
Telephone: 877-725-6667 (Toll-free)
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