is located north of Vernon by 26 km (16
miles) on Hwy 97.
Armstrong is situated in the Spallumcheen Valley, a beautiful fertile
valley nestled amongst high mountains, clear lakes and rushing streams.
Armstrong is famous for excellent dairy products particularly its
Just outside of Armstrong contains one of British Columbia's more
famous ranches - the Historic O'Keefe Ranch. Comprised of 20,000
acres, the O'Keefe Ranch, which was founded in 1867, was once the
largest cattle ranch in British Columbia.
Now part of British Columbia's notable past, the Historic O'Keefe
Ranch will give you insight into a past way of life that still continues
today. This site is a must if you're travelling through or visiting
Other activities and sites for you to do in Armstrong include visiting
the Rogers Flour Mill, touring the Village Cheese Company and viewing
the displays at the Armstrong/Spallumcheen Museum.
For the shoppers, Armstrong has a few antique and collectable shops
located downtown. During the summertime, on every Saturday from
8am to 12pm, visit the Farmers' Market located at the I.P.E. fairgrounds.
There is a very nice selection of fresh and handmade products available
for you to purchase.
For people who love horses try a get a chance and visit Canoga Carriages
where you can watch the art of building and restoring horse-drawn
carriages. Call Canoga at 250-546-3824 for an appointment.
I.P.E. and Stampede
If you're visiting Armstrong at the end of the summer months, make
sure you don't miss the annual Armstrong/Spallumcheen Interior Provincial
Exhibition and Stampede. This event takes place at the end of August
or into the first week of September. The exhibition contains a rodeo,
fair, various agriculture events and an amusement park and midway
for the kids.
For summer recreation, Armstrong has access to some very nice areas
for you to fishing or boating. By travelling north on Hwy 97, just
15 km (9.4 miles) north to Enderby, you
can find access to quiet solitude on beautiful Mabel Lake just east
of town or tube down the Shuswap River.
or Okanagan Lakes
You can also travel south on Hwy 97 to Vernon for boating activities
on the busier lakes - either Kalamalka or Okanagan. There are also
lots of hiking and walking trails for you to explore either by foot,
horseback or mountain bike within the area of Armstrong.
Winter recreational activities around Armstrong include snowshoeing,
cross-country skiing and snowmobiling along the trails located in
Hunters Range. For downhill skiing and snowboarding, you can go
to Silver Star Mountain Ski Resort located just south of Armstrong
Camping at nearby Enderby