Things to do around Salmo, BC.
We spent two weeks in Salmo and took the time to discover the little town and its surroundings. Here is a list of things we enjoyed:
Of course, the first thing we have to share with you is our hosts' farm. They have lots of pasture raised animals and more. Check them out if you are in the area, they have a market stand every Saturday at their location from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, you can read our post about our stay here.
I was very impressed by this small cafe right in the heart of Salmo. The food was delicious and made with fresh products! I had their Californian Panini with Potato-Pesto soup, Adrien enjoyed a Chicken & Brie baguette with the same soup and Elijah had a try at their Chicken-Bacon Ranch Wrap. They also have good coffee and great smoothies! Highly recommend a stop at this cafe if you are passing by, you won't be disappointed, believe me. Plus, they have a nice area outside for kids to play, which makes the whole experience even better! Big thumbs up to them!!!
Another newly open local business I was very happy to discover. Yes, they do have great crafted beers, but they also have live music!!! Highly surprising and amazing to be able to enjoy a fresh beer with local live music in the afternoon. Plus, they allow kids inside which, to me, is a huge plus! Their gorgeous tables and stools are locally handmade and you can also enjoy some pizza from another local business.
I wish I had a picture from the inside but I didn't take any. Nevertheless, we did enjoy one of their craft beers -the Rock Slide Pale- with a fresh salad and a local pizza one day and I snapped this picture!
We had to stop to go to a Service BC and wait for it to open so we took advantage of the situation to walk around. They have a huge ($15.5 million) suspension bridge -the Columbia River Skywalk- which is pretty neat to walk on. And while we were at it, we enjoyed some bakes from The Pastry Shop. The town could be cute if they didn't have this huge factory!
Delaurentiis Bluffs Lookout
We didn't go to the Lookout and only did the lower loop called the Boulder Garden Loop because it was already challenging for Elijah. It's a nice 1.5 km long loop with 150 m of elevation gain. The trail ascends through the forest with some rock-steps sections. There were several viewpoints along the way. The actual Lookout trail is another 2.1 km with another 500 m of elevation gain.
This bigger town is only half an hour away from Salmo. We loved -especially Elijah- to ride the 23 trolley train along Lakeside Park. This streetcar was built in 1906 and the Society running it is only made of volunteers, which I find very amazing!
Two spots we recommend going to while in Nelson: Number 6 Coffee Co. and Charcuterie Totoche. One has great fresh artisan roasted coffee (including nice cold brew), the other carries cured meat, artisan bread and fine cheese (from France!!!). And the most convenient thing is there are across the street from each other -you can start with a fresh coffee and go grab an amazing sandwich right after like we did!
Stagleap Provincial Park
The park is situated only 35 km from Salmo on the way to Creston and the road to get there is really gorgeous. We only did the walk around Bridal Lake and stopped for fishing but there is supposed to be very nice trails higher.