Visiting Armstrong BC

Visiting Armstrong BC, about 15 minutes north of the city of Vernon, in the North Okanagan Regional District (NORD), is a unique experience.

Largely an agricultural community, Armstrong British Columbia, draws us there for a number of attractions that we don't have in the South Okanagan.

A small city of about 4,500, set within the rural municipality of Spallumcheen, Armstrong is surrounded by beautiful farmland, and offers a unique variety of recreational choices.

Not to mention, the open feel of the widespread farmlands reminds us a bit of our Prairie roots.

armstrong village cheese company

Armstrong is just a short drive, on Highway 97A, 42 km (26 mi) southeast of Salmon Arm and 30 km (19 mi), and north of Vernon BC.

Aside from it's history of making fine artisan farmstead cheese, Armstrong BC is well known for Roger's Foods Ltd., Chickadee Ridge Miniature Horse Farm, Integrity Llama Farm, it's outdoor theater productions and it's community events, some of the oldest and largest annual events in the Okanagan.

Some great attractions there are the Village Cheese Company and the Caravan Farm Theater, an amazing outdoor theater that everyone enjoys.

Village Cheese Company

The cheese maker of fine farmstead artisan cheese with the influence of Dutch immigrants from post World War II.

The Armstrong Cheese Company originated here, and although the cheese factory no longer exists, the Village Cheese Company still makes small quantities of Armstrong Cheese.

They use natural ingredients supplied by local farmers; the Village Cheese Company also makes ice cream! Tasting's and teachings on how to make cheese are available, and you'll want to take some fresh cheese home with you...guaranteed!

Caravan Farm Theater

caravan farm theatre armstrong bc

Caravan Farm Theater is one of Canada's premiere professional outdoor theater companies, and one of the Okanagan's most unique attractions.

There is no theater building, so all productions are outdoors, and there is a wide variety of shows, in summer and winter.

It's located about 5 miles NW of Armstrong BC, on 80 acres of land. You can find more information about the Caravan Farm Theatre in Armstrong BC here.

Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition and Rodeo

This is British Columbia's premier agricultural exhibition and fair, with a rodeo, fair, agritourism events and a great midway for the kids. The Armstrong IPE happens on the long weekend holiday before the start of the school year, usually the end of August or first weekend in September. It's one of the wonderful September events that take place in the Okanagan. This is a huge festival, and if you plan to attend, be sure to book accommodations well in advance, as local motels, hotels and campgrounds in this area are generally full!

Explore Armstrong Backcountry
Up for a challenge? Hike the Rose Swanson Hiking Trails and you're in for an incredible view of the city of Armstrong and the Spallumcheen Valley. Rose Swanson was the daughter of pioneer Catherine Schubert, and also the first white child to be born in this area.
More Armstrong BC Attractions

Rogers Flour Mill - British Columbia's only flour and cereal mill. Roger's Foods produces and sells a variety of high quality "branded" and "private label" flour and cereal products for the grocery/retail, bakery/food, export and feed markets. Visit the mill store, where you'll find Roger's products along with other locally made honey, syrups and jams.

Chickadee Ridge Miniature Horse Farm is the largest breeder of quality, refined, well pedigreed miniatures in Canada. Open from May to October, you can visit not only the horses, but also Emus, Pheasants, Peacocks, Wild Turkeys, Pot Bellied Pigs, Miniature Cattle, Goats and Sheep, Ring Tailed Lemurs, and Reptiles. A great family attraction!!

Armstrong-Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery Heritage displays, a grocery store, railway displays, an old schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, photographs, newspapers and historical maps. Address: 3415 Pleasant Valley Road, Armstrong, BC

The Old School House, one of the original BC Schools is now a restaurant that serves lunches and tea, and fresh seasonal fruit.

The town of Enderby BC is just north of Armstrong, where many take in the drive in theater during summer.

North Okanagan Wineries

Check out Hunting Hawk Vineyards for a taste of North Okanagan wineries, with free tours and tasting's, you'll find a comprehensive selection of reds, whites, blushes and dessert wines, hand made in small batches.

Learn more about Okanagan Wineries

Enjoy your visit to Armstrong BC!!

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armstrong bc visitor center information For more information about Armstrong British Columbia Tourism, stop at the Visitor Center in the city.

3550 Bridge St
Armstrong British Columbia
V0E 1B0
Telephone: (250)-546-8155
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