9) Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Located along the shores of the Shuswap Lake, Salmon Arm is a beautiful beach community, and perfect for those looking to retire to a quaint town. Its touristy environment in the summer coupled with its quiet winters makes Salmon Arm a great retirement destination for those who want a mix of quiet and hustle and bustle. Salmon Arm’s community is considered to be very welcoming. In fact, their tourist website warns retirees, “Locals say it’s dangerous to retire here because there is so much to do….” Jasper National Park and Banff National Park are just a few hours drive away and are some of the most beautiful parks in the entire world. Home to cross country skiing, many theater groups, museums and even a major blues festival, Salmon Arm is sure to have whatever it is that retirees are looking for.
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