Armstrong and Spallumcheen, North Okanagan
British Columbia BC, Canada
A personal travel view
|Armstrong is a small Okanagan Valley city in British Columbia.|
|I lived in Armstrong when I created my first web pages in early 1996. Therefore this is my oldest web page.|
It is located 23 km. (13 miles.) north of the town of Vernon, 15 km. (9 miles.) south of Enderby and 50 km. (31 miles.) south of Shuswap Lake and Salmon Arm. There are more than 4500 people in Armstrong. The city is surrounded by the larger Township of Spallumcheen, which has a slightly larger population. The area combines the best of small town living in a rural setting.
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|The primary economic activities include wholesale and retail sales and commercial services.
One of the unique features of Armstrong life is an operating freight rail line which runs down the centre of the main shopping street.
There is a strong agricultural sector.|
After I moved away, Saputo / Dairyworld closed the famous Armstrong cheese plant. Though the town lost more than a hundred jobs, there are still two small cheese making stores catering for the tourist traffic. Local industries still include Colonial chicken processing, the Rogers Foods flour mill and the big Riverside Forest Products mill. All of the Okanagan Valley is known for fiberglass products ranging from mobile homes to Kohler bath products.
|Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede (IPE) is the second largest agricultural fair in Western Canada. It is currently held during the last weekend in August.|
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