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Armstrong Spallumcheen, British Columbia

The City of Armstrong and the Township of Spallumcheen offer the best of both rural and compact urban life, surrounded by exceptional natural beauty. 

The City of Armstrong has grown in a compact and well-planned manner and serves as the commercial centre for the region.  The downtown benefits from the western heritage theme evident in many of the buildings, as well as its walkable, tree-lined streets. 

Recognized for some of the best agricultural and horticultural land in the province, Spallumcheen’s economy remains strongly tied to its agricultural heritage.                                                                                                                       

The community is connected to the economic potential of British Columbia’s energetic and fast-growing North Okanagan region; however it is not controlled by the fevered pace of life found in many other regions of Canada’s westernmost province.  Armstrong Spallumcheen is positioned to prosper: it is open for business; it is dynamic; and it is awaiting your arrival.

Fast Facts

  • The City of Armstrong and Township of Spallumcheen are located in the North Okanagan region, one of the most desirable areas in British Columbia.
  • The rural, natural beauty of the Township surrounds the small, dynamic City of Armstrong, completing a perfect pairing for those seeking any type of lifestyle or vacation experience.
  • The population of 10,200 residents is equally split between the Township and the City.
  • The communities offer a unique and highly desirable combination of trendy urban amenities in a small city surrounded by rural charm and natural beauty.
  • The central location and exceptional weather combine to attract families, retirees, business owners and highly mobile professionals.

Getting Down to Business

The City of Armstrong and the Township of Spallumcheen are strategically located in the middle of southern British Columbia, halfway between the top two economic centres in western Canada:  Vancouver and the Lower Mainland to the west; and Calgary, Alberta to the east. 

The communities were built on agriculture and natural resources industries and, while agriculture in particular continues to thrive, the local economy is more diversified.  The great location and spectacular weather has created a four-season tourist destination and a growing tourism and hospitality industry.  The community’s proximity to larger cities makes it an ideal location for commuting or for entrepreneurs and professionals seeking big city amenities without the congestion.

Armstrong Spallumcheen offers some of the most affordable commercial and industrial real estate in southern British Columbia. Opportunities for growth include tourism, retail, professional services, construction, food processing, agri-technology and clean technologies for both agriculture and environmental industries.

Arts, Culture and Social Scene

As the tourism sector continues to grow, Armstrong Spallumcheen continues to add to its already impressive inventory of fun things to do.  Local residents and visitors to the area are entertained year-round by activities and events.

The area has a rich history and visitors can explore this at the Armstrong Museum and Arts Society. In addition to summer-long music in the park, Armstrong Spallumcheen has two local theatre groups, including one that performs outdoors.

Armstong Spallumcheen is developing a well-deserved reputation as a "foodie" (food enthusiast) destination.  The traditional horticulture and ranching industries have spawned a burgeoning local food sector.

The local Farmers’ Market runs 11 months of the year and includes fresh local produce, honey, crafts and more. Local wineries, cheese makers, organic grain producers and a chocolatier help to round out the community`s sweet and savoury offerings.

Recreation and Outdoors

Located in the North Okanagan region of British Columbia, the communities experience a mild climate by Canadian standards, with hot, dry and sunny summers. 

Nature is ever-present, whether on the tree-lined streets of the Armstrong’s downtown, or along the peaceful back roads of the Township.  Visitors and residents alike take advantage of the easy access to farm land and forests, the latter providing great access to walking, hiking and riding trails for all ability levels.  The area`s rural roads are a cyclists dream come true.

Sports lovers can experience curling, skating, swimming, indoor paintball, and a BMX arena in the winter. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the hiking, mountain biking, skiing and snowshoeing in the region, as well as the two local golf courses.

Getting to Armstrong Spallumcheen, British Columbia

Photo Credit: Matthew Taylor