Salmo Community Response Network

The village of Salmo, BC is located in the Salmo River Valley in the West Kootenays. Surrounded by the Selkirk mountains, it’s home to just over 1,100 residents. An isolated and rural community, Salmo’s nearest neighbours are the cities of Castlegar, Nelson, and Trail, which are all about a 30-minute drive away. Salmo is best known for the Shambhala Music Festival, a three-day event held annually every August and is the largest, and longest running electronic music and arts festival in Canada. The festival celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017.

Communities Served:

  • Salmo
  • Ymir

Helen Oldershaw
Phone: (250) 551-5487

Regional Mentor:
Heather von Ilberg
Phone number: (250) 777-2103

Host Agency:
Salmo Community Resource Society

Community Contact List:
2021 Local Community Contact List – Salmo

This contact information will put you in touch with people who are able to give you more information about services in your area. They are typically available during business hours Monday to Friday. Should this be an emergency situation, please consider calling your local RCMP detachment or the Police authority for your area.

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