The city of Salmon Arm is located in the Shuswap region of British Columbia's southern interior. With a population of 18,000, the city extends along Salmon Arm Reach, where the Salmon River flows into Shuswap Lake. Over the more than 100 years since its incorporation, the economy of Salmon Arm has depended on agriculture, forestry and tourism. The Salmon Arm Law Courts and Municipal Hall Complex was a landmark civic project. Planned in conjunction with the adjacent civic park, it has become a major focal point for the community.