Armstrong and Spallumcheen are situated between the sunny, rolling Okanagan Valley and the cooler, forested Shuswap Valley. The name Spallumcheen is derived from the First Nations word meaning "beautiful valley", for obvious reasons. Spallumcheen is one of the finest agricultural areas in British Columbia, predominantly cloaked in rich green alfalfa and golden grains, with diverse farms nestled among pine-clad hillsides. Wildlife and Ecological Reserves along the Hiking and Horseback Riding Trails draw outdoor enthusiasts from near and far. Armstrong boasts the famous Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede, which runs from August 29th to September 1st, 2002. Armstrong is notable for many renovated Heritage homes and businesses. The friendly city retains a charming old west image and historic feeling in the downtown area. Explore the many small specialty shops.
The Armstrong/Spallumcheen Museum and Historic O'Keefe Ranch are home to extensive, precious historic archives, a quiet stroll through the sights and memories of our past is a must. There are numerous other exciting attractions worth checking out; Chickadee Ridge is the largest minature horse farm in Canada. A ride on the Little Railway is an unbelievable experience. Rogers Flour Mill, Village Cheese Company, Integrity Llama Farm, Riverside Forest Products, and the Okanagan Great Divide are just a few stops to mark on your itinerary.
The area around Armstrong features many attractions as well as world class golf courses, water sports in the summer and snow sports in the winter. It is just a few miles from Silver Star Mountain Ski Resort and Hunters Range snowmobile trails. Boating, great fishing, hiking trails are all close at hand.
Armstrong, B.C. is located centrally, approximately 500 km (300 miles) from Calgary, Alberta, Vancouver, B.C., Spokane and Seattle, Washington State.
If you are considering a move to Armstrong and would like further information about this area, please contact me for up-to-date listings in the area, or answer any questions you may have about this beautiful location.