The name “Shuswap” is derived from the Shuswap or Secwepemc First Nations people, the most northern of the Interior Salish peoples, whose territory includes the Shuswap. The Shuswap call themselves /ʃǝxwépmǝx/ in their own language, which is called /ʃǝxwepmǝxtʃín/.
The Shuswap is a popular place for families and a favourite houseboating and water recreation destination. Nestled on the south shores of Shuswap Lake, ideally situated mid way between Calgary and Vancouver with an area population of over 57,000 people, Salmon Arm is the largest town in the Shuswap area. The first white settlers arrived in this valley in 1888. The city of Salmon Arm takes its name from its location along the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake.
- Scotch Creek
- Eagle Bay
- Lee Creek
- St. Ives
- Seymour Arm
- Silver Creek
- Salmon Arm
Shuswap Area Family Emergency Society (SAFE)
Local Community Contact List:
Local Community Contact List – Salmon Arm & Area
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.