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Community

Are you thinking of moving to the Okanagan?  Where to go is the question?  Many people who have lived in the outskirts of small towns choose the Okanagan to have the country’s best weather and a fabulous lifestyle.  Armstrong is a jewel in the pastoral landscape of  the North Okanagan.   Enjoy 4 seasons of ever-changing fields and soft rolling hills dotted with livestock, vineyards, emerald coloured lakes and lush mountains.   It is an ideal area for the outdoor enthusiast with recreational opportunities in the mountains and on the lakes!    Royal York Estates is located beside the Royal York Golf Club and the newly constructed Clubhouse where many in the community like to lounge on the fabulous patio.  It is a quick 15 minute walk to town.

 

Armstrong is nestled in the North of the Okanagan valley and is renowned for its friendly residents and country charm.  The city has original wood frame buildings, a heritage museum and historical landmarks.  The people of Armstrong take pride in their heritage and are actively preserving the rustic feel and old time charm of this historic city.   A single box car on the side of the railroad tracks was the original site of Armstrong.  This served as the station and home for the local rail agent.  Settlers in the Lansdown area, finding themselves too far away from the railway hub packed up their belongings, including their homes, and moved closer to the rail agent, founding the town of Armstrong in this way.  The train station landmark is utilized for many events including the Christmas light up!

 

The surrounding area of Armstrong is called Spallumcheen.  This name derives from the First Nations and means “beautiful valley”.  Spallumcheen is steeped in agricultural activities ranging from lush, green crops of alfalfa, wheat, fruit orchards and vineyards to large cattle ranches.  Agriculture plays a large part in the history of this area and continues to be a major contributor to the local economy.  The Inter-provincial Exhibition – the IPE –  attracts cowboys and country artisans, a fair, rodeos and showcases the everything from piglets to the best jams, quilts and other handicrafts.   12 minutes to Vernon, 50 minutes to the Kelowna airport on newly built highways make access to larger towns and amenities easy and comfortable.  Salmon Arm is 30 minutes away going north, Kamloops is just over an hour.

 

Armstrong is conveniently located with a diverse economy and an abundance of leisure activities. Within Armstrong is  Royal York Estates –  a development with the best interests of its future residents in mind as it offers the possibility of a dream home on a golf course with design guidelines capturing features from the elegant clubhouse and the safety and security of a gated community.

 

Community Statistics Elevation: 362 m Population: 4064 Armstrong, 5537 Spallumcheen Economy: Agriculture, Forestry, Manufacturing, Light Industry Services and Tourism.

 

Climate: Sunshine: 1950 hours annually Frost Free Days: 151 Rainfall: 33.73 cm annually Snowfall: 109 cm annually Av. Max Temp: 24.6C (Jun – Sept) Av. Min Temp: 1C (Oct – May) Av Growing Season: 141 Days

 

Business / Tourism: www.spallumcheentwp.com www.cityofarmstrong.bc.ca www.hellobc.com

 

Activities: www.royalyorkgolfclub.com www.armstrongipe.com www.asprd.com www.caravanfarmtheatre.com

 

Shopping: www.askewsfoods.com

 

Suppliers: www.hpo.bc.ca www.centrawindows.com

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