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

Armstrong is located north of Vernon by 26 km (16 miles) on Hwy 97.

Beautiful Fertile Valley
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 cheese.

Historic O'Keefe Ranch
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.

British Columbia's Past
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 Armstrong.

Armstrong/Spallumcheen Museum
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.

Antique Shops
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.

Canoga Carriages
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.

Armstrong/Spallumcheen 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.

Kalamalka 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 Activities
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 near Vernon.

Armstrong Links

RV Camping at nearby Enderby



Armstrong Enderby Spallumcheen Map
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Historic O'Keefe Ranch
Historic O'Keefe Ranch


Armstrong/Spallumcheen Museum
Armstrong/Spallumcheen Museum


Armstrong Post Office
Armstrong Post Office


Armstrong/Spallumcheen Interior Provincial Exhibition
Interior Provincial Exhibition


O'Keefe Ranch
O'Keefe Ranch


Spallumcheen Valley
Spallumcheen Valley

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