BCBusiness in partnership with BCEDA and the Shuswap Region

Here's how you can live big in the Shuswap

A girl on the bow of a boat enjoys the views over the lakeLocated in British Columbia’s Southern Interior, the Shuswap Region is home to numerous unique communities that comprise more than 45,000 residents. With a diverse economy including technology, agriculture, forestry, retail/business services, manufacturing, tourism, health and education, you’ll find opportunity, prosperity and an unmatched quality of life. In fact, many communities in the Region are experiencing strong growth, with the City of Salmon Arm currently seeing record-breaking population increases and construction expansion.


Cutting-edge companies are doing business all over the world from the Shuswap, representing all sectors of the economy. Evidenced in the more than 80 high-tech firms in the City of Salmon Arm alone, and a further 60 in the surrounding Shuswap Region, the numbers show we have a successful and prosperous economy. But there’s also a genuine small-town welcome here! We invite innovative businesses to make their home in the Shuswap, and we are putting policies in place, like the City of Salmon Arm’s industrial and commercial taxation incentive programs, to ensure the region is positioned for long-term growth.


A mountain biker rides along a forest trailThe Shuswap is the kind of place that works smart and plays as often as humanly possible. It’s a prime place to live, with opportunities to engage in arts, culture and recreation that enrich our Region on every level. We’re on the shores of Shuswap Lake, where you’ll find warm water, sandy beaches and incredible boating. The Region is also home to world-class golf, skiing, live music and theatre, farmers markets, wineries and endless trails.


It’s one thing to find a great job; even better is matching employment opportunities with a place to live that doesn’t break the bank. The Shuswap offers a diverse range of housing options at price points far lower than major urban centres in Western Canada.


A colourful farmer's market signYou can live better here, enjoying scenery that makes you happy to be alive every time you open the window. Good-for-the-soul weather. Diverse agriculture options also mean you can always eat locally grown food. You’ll define balance on your own terms.


The Shuswap is located at the crossroads of the Trans-Canada and Okanagan Highways, midway between Calgary and Vancouver. People, products and services are easily moved into and out of the Region via direct highway access and nearby regional and international airports. The City of Salmon Arm also boasts some of the best telecommunications in the province, with fibre optics to-the-door.


Shuswap Economic Development and Salmon Arm Economic Development Society are here to help with all your business needs. We look forward to welcoming you to the Shuswap Region!

The sign for the Salmon Arm industrial park, lit up after dark