Salmo Houses for Sale
Search all Salmo Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Salmo is a vibrant West Kootenay community at the Junction of two major BC Highways. Beautiful murals made from natural stones colours are displayed around town. Homes on larger lots are typical in Slamo and perfect for anyone looking for space.
Nearby trails and lakes make for perfect day adventures. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Salmo properties come on the market.
Salmo Real Estate Market
Salmo is surrounded by genuine natural beauty, and your new home here will have a view of the mountains, or you can own a private piece of treed land with plenty of space for a workshop or garage. The town’s wide-open spaces and low population make it a family-friendly, walkable place to live, with friendly neighbours and plenty of peace. Buy a home with a suite or rental units for a mortgage helper as you live in the main suite, or if you are looking for more solitude, consider purchasing an acreage or hobby farms for sale in the area.
Affordable properties in Salmo, BC, include cute townhomes, low-maintenance condos, well-kept character homes, and mid-century homes with large backyards where you can build a fire pit or store your camper through the winter.
Buy a cleared lot on the edge of town to build your dream home, with plenty of room for the animals to roam and kids to play, or purchase an affordable manufactured home on a beautiful tree-lined street. Property is available next to the Salmo River, in a quiet country setting with plenty of sunshine and fresh air.
About Salmo, BC
Informally known as the “Hub of the Kootenays,” Salmo, British Columbia, is a small, laid-back village where the Salmo River meets Erie Creek in the Selkirk Mountains, in the West Kootenay region of BC. Originally named Salmon Sliding, after the nearby river, Salmo village was founded in 1896 as a mining community, changing its name to Salmo to avoid confusion with other nearby towns with similar names.
The town’s population today is around 1,150, with a median age of 50.6 years old. Its primary industry is forestry, with other economic drivers including manufacturing, tech, hospitality, mining, oil & gas, and agriculture. The town has the most significant amenities, including fire and police services and a volunteer-run library and radio station.
Getting to Salmo
Salmo can be found at Highway 6 and the Crowsnest Highway (BC Hwy 3). It is a 31-minute drive from Castlegar via BC-3 E, 28 minutes from Nelson via BC-6 N, 34 minutes from Trail, via Highway BC-3 E, and 56 minutes from Creston via BC-3 W. The community is 50.9 km north of the Nelway US border crossing into Washington state.
The West Kootenay Airport near Nelson is the nearest regional airport, and the closest international airport is the Kelowna International Airport. BC Transit has a bus route between Salmo and Nelson three times a day on weekdays.
During the summer, the temperature in Salmo has an average low of 11°C with a high of 27°C. During the coldest winter months, the average low is -5°C with a high of 1°C. Overall it is a temperate, cold area with lots of rainfall, occasionally raining even in the drier months, and on average, Salmo receives between 6 cm and 11 cm of snowfall per week during the winter.
Salmo has some interesting claims to fame, including the world’s oldest phone booth from 1977, the world’s largest penny on display, and the Salmo dinner jacket, a red plaid jacket that has become synonymous with the area.
There are plenty of heritage buildings in the town’s center, and the town has stone murals, intricate displays created entirely from rock, depicting the time when the community was settled. You can learn masonry from the Kootenay Stone Centre school of masonry. The Salmo Arts and Museum Society archives materials related to Salmo’s history and surrounding area.
Salmo is in the Kootenay Lake school district 8 and has one elementary school, the Salmo Elementary School, and one secondary school, Salmo Secondary School. Both provide bus services for students throughout the area.
Salmo Health Care
If you are buying a home in Salmo, BC, you will have access to the Salmo Health and Wellness Centre, a facility that provides various services, from urgent care to onsite doctors’ offices. There are addiction services, community care, nursing, immunization services, prenatal and postpartum care, and more. For surgeries and other major procedures, residents of Salmo will need to travel to the nearby Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson.
Things to Do in Salmo
Salmo is a great place to live for anybody who enjoys the outdoors. Hiking, biking, golfing, fishing and camping are all popular activities in the area. There is snowmobiling, snowboarding, and skiing at Salmo Ski Hill and many cross country skiing trails nearby. There is even a seniors’ ATV club.
If you are interested in visiting abandoned gold mines and mining towns, check out Sheep Creek Mines. Many people drive the Circle Tour through the Okanagan and Kootenay Rockies to see breathtaking views throughout the area. There is plenty of wildlife to see, including Bighorn sheep, bears, moose, deer, and waterfowl.
The Shambhala Music Festival, a huge multi-stage electronic music event, is held every summer on the Salmo River Ranch campground just outside the community of Salmo, and people travel from all around the area to attend.
Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in Salmo? If you’re looking to buy a home, contact our Loyal Homes real estate agents, who can answer all your Salmo community, neighbourhood, and real estate questions.
If you’re thinking of selling your Salmo, BC home, our associated Listing Realtors can provide information on recently sold comparable properties, up-to-date real estate market information, and professional tips to help you prepare and sell your house for top dollar.