Salmon Arm Foreshore Nature Trail


Salmon Arm & Area
Distance: 4 km (one way)
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1+ Hours (one way)
Trail Access / Features
Walk / Hike Mountain Biking Snow Shoeing Wildlife

Trail Notes / Current Conditions:

New dates to help the nesting babies. . .
May 1, 2019: the City of Salmon Arm and Community Partners are working hard to take care of the nesting habitat within the Salmon Arm Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. A shared effort by all trail users is helping to create a culture of care to reduce the considerable pressure we place on the area’s natural habitat. Based on recent observations by local naturalists and biologists, and recommendation by the Foreshore Trail Monitoring Advisory which includes dog walkers, SABNES, Greenways, and Shuswap Trail Alliance representatives, the City has shifted the spring nesting closure to May 1 – June 30 to better align with the peak nesting season.

For information on the monitoring program click here.

For further information or to report trail issues please email: Please Report Bylaw Infractions to City of Salmon Arm Animal Control: 236-586-4181.


Trail Description:

Boardwalk and viewing platforms for excellent bird watching in one of the Province’s premier migratory estuaries, plus a side trail out to Christmas Island for fine views of the bay and waterfowl. It doesn't get any better or more beautiful than this. Be sure to review the dog access rules and monitoring program here, and help to protect this very special area. Part of the Salmon Arm Nature Bay Trails.

Additional Information:

New! Geo-Referenced PDF Map



Trailhead is at the east end of Harbourfront Drive in downtown Salmon Arm, on the north side of the Railroad tracks. Alternate route starts at Raven subdivision at the foot of 47th Ave.

Access Map: Google Maps


This is protected sensitive riparian habitat. Please stay to designated trail, and respect seasonal closures due to nesting and flooding. Dogs are only allowed on the main trail and must be kept on a short leash (max. 2 meters) at all times to prevent impact to the surrounding nesting habitat. Dogs are not allowed off the main trail on any of the viewing decks or Christmas Island. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED on the main trail during the critical nesting season between April 15 and June 15 each year.