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Flowers in the Thompson Okanagan, Photo Allen Jones

Armstrong

Armstrong, located in the Shuswap area of BC’s Thompson Okanagan, is an agriculture and ranching community and surrounded with an abundance of recreational opportunities. Scenic trails are a great way to experience the terrain. Close by Silver Star Mountain is not only a skiers dream but in the summer months the hillsides are carpeted with stunning wildflowers and there are views that go on forever. While in Armstrong, check out the famous cheese factory – have a taste and take some home. The O’Keefe Ranch, an 1897 fully restored ranch and a BC Heritage Site is close by and a must visit and while exploring make sure you stop in at some of the wineries for a tasting or two.

Location

Located 25 km (15 mi) north of Vernon and 15 km (9 mi) south of Enderby on Hwy 97A.

A Step Back in Time

Armstrong was named after E.C. Heaton Armstrong, a London banker who helped finance the Shuswap and Okanagan Railway in 1892 and local development at the turn of the century.

The influence of Dutch immigrants settling in the valley after the Second World War is represented by their cheese-making knowledge, and Armstrong is well known today for the cheese it produces.

The city is also well-known for hosting the Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede, first started in 1900. This exhibition is very much a country fair, with contests being held to judge animals, cooking, sewing, hobbies and other items. Additionally, the exhibition offers a variety of entertainment options ranging from concerts to clown shows.

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City of Armstrong

Armstrong & Nearby Accommodations

20 Listings

Armstrong Kin RV Park

Armstrong Kin RV Park

Armstrong

Situated in the heart of Armstrong, Armstrong Kin RV Park offers landscaped sites with full hookups of 30 amp electricity, water and sewer. We offer some shaded and pull through sites for larger RVs. Stay connected during your trip with our WiFi. For your convenience and comfort we have clean, full ... More Details
Shuswap Falls RV Resort

Shuswap Falls RV Resort

Enderby

This unique 37 acre park is quiet, secluded and friendly nestled on the Shuswap River near Mabel Lake, with a spectacular view of the waterfall. We offer 1200 feet of river front and 800 feet to view Fall Creek. The area has it all: nature, mountains, lakes and tranquility with convenient amenities. ... More Details
Salmon Arm Camping Resort

Salmon Arm Camping Resort

Salmon Arm

Camp among the lush, green natural forest near Shuswap Lake at Salmon Arm Camping Resort. If camping isn’t your style, then sleep in our one or two bedroom cabins! Our well-maintained resort is ideal for families to spend their holidays and create unforgettable memories. We offer spacious and priv ... More Details
Whispering Pines RV & Tent

Whispering Pines RV & Tent

Mara

11 acres of park, heated pool, trees, open play areas and picnic areas. Large shaded sites, full hook-ups, power, water, tenting, pull thru sites and sani-dump. ... More Details
Hidden Valley Campground & RV Park

Hidden Valley Campground & RV Park

Salmon Arm

Family and pet-friendly. Well-treed and open areas. Super clean washrooms, coin showers, laundromat. Firepits, playground, wireless, pay phone, sani-dump. 16 full hookup sites in upper level campground, 6 full hookups lower level and 32 partial hookups and unserviced tenting sites in lower level. Cl ... More Details
Viewpoint RV Park & Cottages

Viewpoint RV Park & Cottages

Salmon Arm

Nestled between the forested mountains and crystal Shuswap Lake, Viewpoint RV Park & Cottages provides a family-oriented atmosphere for your fun filled vacation. Our spacious, countryside property offers space for the kids to play as they enjoy our playground, toys and basketball hoops. Our campgrou ... More Details
Kingbaker Creek Resort

Kingbaker Creek Resort

Mara

Enjoy a family-friendly environment at Kingbaker Creek Resort, where many families return year after year to create unforgettable memories. Spend the hot sunny days at our sandy beach with a low slope, perfect for the kids to safely swim. We have ancient cedar trees scattered throughout our well mai ... More Details
Mabel Lake Golf & Airpark

Mabel Lake Golf & Airpark

Enderby

Fully-furnished houses, condos and cabins at beautiful Mabel Lake, 35 minutes east of Enderby. Lakefront, lake view or on the golf course. Different amenities depending on your choice of property, including WiFi, swimming pool, hot tub, BBQ, firepits and RV hookups. Just a short walk to golf, the be ... More Details
Mabel Lake Resort & Marina

Mabel Lake Resort & Marina

Enderby

Welcome to Mabel Lake Resort a popular family vacation destination that has many families returning year after year! Situated on the shores of the peaceful lake, guests are in awe of the lush forest shoreline, sandy beach and glistening water.   Choose from the various accommodations we have to of ... More Details
Sky Blue Waters Resort

Sky Blue Waters Resort

Tappen

Our Resort on Shuswap Lake can accommodate all your needs. Hook-up your RV or set-up your tent. We have plenty to offer with great golf courses nearby, close to shopping, theatre, and everything for the outdoor enthusiast from boating to bird watching. ... More Details
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