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Area Activities

Area Activities

Fun Things To See And Do In Armstrong

Adventures in Shopping

The goods and services available in Armstrong and Spallumcheen make shopping locally not only convenient but pleasurable as well. The friendly hometown atmosphere is unmistakable whether you are doing your everyday shopping or looking for that unique gift.

Antique Stores - Armstrong and area is rich in historical artifacts, and many such things can be found in the Antique stores in town. See the Antiques section of the Business - Retail Shopping directory for more details.  

Farm Based Business - Farming is a way of life in the Spallumcheen Valley and this is reflected beautifully in local businesses that sell merchandise inspired by life on the farm. See both the Gift Shops and Arts Galleries/Crafts sections of the Business - Retail Shopping directory for more information.

Farmers Market - This collection of local people selling their produce, baking and crafts is sure to have something for everyone. Every Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the IPE fairgrounds (seasonal).

Educational Tours - Enjoy learning on these tours that are fun for the whole family. Phone in advance to book your tour. Please contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information 250-546-8155.

Armstrong/Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery - Learn about the colorful history of Armstrong and area, plus see works of our homegrown artists. 2891 Pleasant Valley Rd. Ph: 250-546-8318 Web Site .

Okanagan Opal - Dig these precious gemstones for yourself at Canada's only opal mine. Or visit their store at 7879 Highway 97 for some hand-crafted opal jewelry. June through September ph: 250-542-1103.

O'Keefe Historic Ranch - Take a step back into the last century at this historic ranch that offers something for everyone. Located at 9380 Highway 97, they are open daily from May through September ph: 250-542-7868.

Tolko Industries Limited - See the many fascinating aspects of one of our biggest industries. Otter Lake Cross Road and Highway 97A ph: 250-546-3171.

Tolko Industries Limited - Eagle Rock Nursery - Tour the nursery and learn about all the steps that go into reforestation. Highway 97A ph: 250-546-2272.

Rogers Foods - is it the only major flour and cereal mill in British Columbia, and learn how flour gets from the field to your kitchen. 4420 Larkin Cross Road ph: 250-546-8744.

The Village Cheese Co. - The Village Cheese Company is a tourist oriented cheese factory producing goodtimes cheese and icecream in a rustic atmosphere. 3475 Smith Drive, Armstrong, B.C. ph: 250-546-8651.

Recreation and Adventure

Our area has much to offer for those seeking recreation or adventure. While in the area take the time to enjoy the many exciting activities offered here. Some of the tour maps and schedules are available at our Chamber of Commerce located at 3550 Bridge Street.

Armstrong Curling Club - 3 sheets, licensed lounge, always looking for new members, located on 3315 Pleasant Valley Road ph: 250-546-9449.

Armstrong & District Fish & Game Club - The Armstrong & District Fish & Game Club provides training, knowledge and expertise in the protection of our natural resources. ph: 250-546-3428.

Asparagus Theatre - Armstrong's exceptional amateur theatre company. For a calendar of showings call 250-546-3255.

Caravan Farm Theatre - World renowned professional theatre company. Productions, workshops, winter sleigh rides, private parties - located on Salmon River Road. ph: 250-546-8533  or for more information visit their website.

Circle Tours - View the natural beauty and the historic sites of Armstrong and Spallumcheen on these North and South driving routes. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce or the Infocentre for circle tour maps.

Hassen Memorial Arena - Call 250-546-9456 for a schedule of events held at the arena.

Hiking - Enjoy hiking, biking or horseback riding on Armstrong's scenic trails that offer many levels of difficulty. Visit the Chamber of Commerce or the Infocentre for a trail map.

Interior Provincial Exhibition - our annual IPE celebration consists of  a rodeo, MF Wagner midway, horse shows, live entertainment and much, much more.  Check out the web site for a listing of events, entertainment and contact information. 250-546-9406. For parade information please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 250-546-8155.

Memorial Park - Take a picnic lunch, have a swim in the public outdoor pool and let the kids play in the heated wading pool at Armstrong's glorious shaded park. Located in the 3200 block of Pleasant Valley Road. For pool hours and programs call 250-546-9456.

Nature Walks - Take a peaceful, relaxing stroll through the many different fragile eco-systems in both the Hayes-Christian Ecological Reserve and the Otter Lake Wildlife Reserve.These trails are a bird lovers paradise. Call 250-546-8155 for directions, or check out the pamphlets on this web site (link to be updated soon).

Norval Arena - Come by the arena for public skating, hockey and figure skating. Call 250-546-9456 for a schedule of events held at the arena.

Royal York Golf Course - Stop by for a quick game or spend the day at this beautiful 9 hole golf course, complete with club house located off 2096 Okanagan Street 250-546-9700.

Silver Star Ski Hill - located 20 kms. NE of Vernon, this world famous resort offers 84 runs for snowboarding and skiing from mid-November to mid-April and offers numerous activities year round. 1-800-663-4431. Website

Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club - 11 km north of Vernon on Hwy 97, just past the Historic O'Keefe Ranch. A challenging 71 par, 6423 yard championship course. 250-545-5824

Trails - for a great inventory of trails in the North Okanagan for people of all levels of activity, check out the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Trails Society website.