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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Thompson Okanagan > Falkland

Falkland
Falkland is located on Hwy 97 about 40 km (25 miles) northwest of Vernon and about 60 km (37 miles) southeast of Kamloops.

Falkland Stampede
Situated in the middle of a ranching and farming region, Falkland is home to the famous Falkland Stampede that takes place during the Victoria Day long weekend which occurs towards the end of May.

Exciting Times
If you enjoy rodeos and stampedes, make time to attend this event. Falkland has a reputation for some pretty exciting times with some very skilled cowboys participating.

Get Reservations
Make sure you get camping and accommodations reserved if you plan to stay a night. Lots of the locals like to attend this event with campsites filling up fast.

Fishing
If you enjoy fishing, Falkland is just excellent. There are ten lakes, all within 16 km (10 miles) of Falkland and many loaded with some good-sized rainbow trout. Monte Lake situated east of Falkland has a provincial park.

BC Forest Service Recreation Sites
There are also some BC Forest Service Recreation Sites at some of the lakes if you don't mind a rustic campground. Check out the sites at Joyce Lake, Chase Creek, Pillar Lake and Arthur Lake North.

Falkland Businesses
While in Falkland you might want to check out the town. Businesses include include the Falkland General Store, Ranch Cafe, Falkland Inn Pub, and the local service station. The Ranch Cafe specializes in homemade style food with fresh pies, cakes, breads, soups, pizza, great hamburgers and fries. The people who work at the Ranch Cafe are very friendly and can help if you require any local information regarding the area.

Pillar Lake
Pillar Lake is one of those places you have to visit if you're in the area. Named after a natural pillar that is about 90 feet tall (28 metres), this hoodoo is mind-boggling. On the top of the pillar balances a boulder that has been estimated to be about 8 tons. There is a small uphill hike, about ten minutes, to get to see this marvel but the walk is well worth it. You might want to have a fairly good walking shoe and be prepared for slippery mud if it is raining. To get here look for the Chase-Falkland Road right at the corner Hwy 97 near the Ranch Cafe.

Tuktakamin Mountain
If you enjoy longer walks, try the hike up Tuktakamin Mountain or as the locals say Tuk Mountain. Once you're at the top, the lookout point and view is incredible. Tuk is on the south side of Falkland.

Estekawalan Mountain Trail
Estekawalan Mountain Trail on the east side is another good hike. The elevation is about the same as Tuktakamin Mountain around 168-1800 metres (5800-5900 feet). For directions to both mountains, check at the Falkland General Store as the trails are not that well marked.

Backroads to Salmon Arm
If you happen to be driving to Salmon Arm from Vernon try taking a backroad in. One route goes along Bolean Creek past Pillar Lake then along Chase Creek into Chase or Tappen. The other two routes involve either Bolean Lake or Spanish Lake and Yankee Flats into Silver Creek.

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Map of Falkland to Monte Creek on Hwy 97
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photo of large Canadian Flag
Largest Canadian Flag in Western Canada

 

Monte Lake
Monte Lake

 

Ranch Cafe
Ranch Cafe

 

Pillar Lake Hoodoo
Pillar Lake Hoodoo

 

Falkland Pub
Falkland Pub

 

Falkland Valley
Falkland Valley

 
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