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  • Community Information

    Armstrong, the quintessential small farming community with a pleasing blend of country activities and outdoor recreation. The town’s authentic western look is complemented by its heritage buildings, shady streets and huge fair grounds. People come to go shopping, nature watch and to take circle drives. Professional and amateur theatre companies attract drama fans while hikers find opportunities for bird watching, wildlife viewing and hiking to scenic viewpoints.

    The history and cultural traditions of the Armstrong Spallumcheen area reach back many thousand years through the heritage of the Okanagan First Nation, a branch of the Interior Salish. The name Spallumcheen comes from a First Nations word that means “beautiful valley.” The region’s past includes fur traders trekking the Hudson’s Bay Company Brigade Trail, cattle ranching, farming, railway development and a very colourful namesake.

    With a slightly more moderate climate than other Okanagan communities, Armstrong experiences four distinct seasons with 151 frost-free days a year. Not quite as arid as its most southerly neighbours, annual rainfall averages 323 mm/12.7 in. Summer temperatures average 26.6°C/80°F with some days well into the 30°C/90°F range. Winters see a total of about 4.9 in/0.4 ft snow with average daily highs not far below the freezing mark. Spring is marked by an abundance of showy wildflowers, while stands of aspen and cottonwood turn brilliant yellow in autumn.

    INDUSTRY:
    Food industry processing, highway services
    Forestry, ranching, tourism, service industries, value-added wood manufacturing and government agencies


    • Population

      Town Population: 4,815 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)


    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Okanagan

      Regional District: Armstrong-Spallumcheen

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: D

      RRP Points: 0.80

    • Practitioner + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 5 (www.cpsbc.ca)

    • 2012 socio-economic profile of Armstrong (Source: BC Government).


    • Health Centre Info

      Pleasant Valley Health Centre 
      3800 Patten Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B2
      P: 250 546-4700 | F: 250 549-6358
      Hrs: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
      
      Haugen Medical Group (Haugen Community Healthcare Society)
      23 C-3300 Smith Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B1
      P: 250 546-8115
      

    • Lab services

      Pleasant Valley Health Centre 
      3800 Patten Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B2
      P: 250 546-4739

      Services: Provides diagnostic laboratory services. Some tests require appointments and some tests require collection at a specified time, or according to special instructions.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Pleasant Valley Health Centre
      3800 Patten Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B2
      P: 250 546-4700 | F: 250 549-6358
      Hrs: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
      
      Mammography
      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.
      

    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Services provides coverage to this community.

    • Pharmacy

      Guardian Armstrong Pharmacy 
      #5 - 3300 Smith Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B0
      P: 250 546-3169 | F: 250 546-6886
      Hrs: Mon-Sun
      

    • Midwifery

      North Okanagan Midwifery Care 
      2200 - 25th Avenue
      Vernon, BC, V1T 1M9
      P: 250 503-5133 | F: 250 503-5136
      
      Born Naturally Midwifery 
      3916 - 16th Street
      Vernon, BC, V1T 7N6
      P: 250 550-6850
      

    • Extended Care

      Pleasant Valley Health Centre
      3800 Patten Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B2
      P: 250 546-4700 | F: 250 549-6358
      
      Warner Hous
      Kindle Developmental Association
      3665 Patten Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B2
      P: 250 546-8851
      
      Rosewood House
      Kindale Developmental Association
      3675 Warner Avenue
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B2
      P: 250 546-8666
      
      Van Kleeck House
      Kindale Developmental Association
      2275 Van Kleeck Road
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B1
      P: 250 546-3466
      

    • Home Nursing

      Pleasant Valley Health Centre 
      3800 Patten Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B2
      P: 250 546-4707 | F: 250 549-6358
      

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Pleasant Valley Health Centre 
      3800 Patten Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B2
      P: 250 546-4700 | F: 250 549-6358
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Pleasant Valley Health Centre 
      3800 Patten Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B2
      P: 250 546-4700 | F: 250 549-6358
      
      In-community
      
      North Okanagan Physiotherapist Corp. 
      #20 - 3300 Smith Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B1
      P: 250 546-2468
      

    • Occupational Therapy

      Pleasant Valley Health Centre
      3800 Patten Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B2
      P: 250 546-4700 | F: 250 549-6358
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Pleasant Valley Health Centre
      3800 Patten Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B2
      P: 250 546-4700 | F: 250 549-6358
      
      In-community 
      Kindale Developmental Association 
      23A - 3300 Smith Drive
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B0
      P: 250 546-3005 | F: 250 546-3053
      
      
      Round Lake Treatment Centre (81 beds)
      Interior Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Society
      200 Emery Louis Road
      Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B5
      P: 250 546-3077 | F: 250 546-3227
      rltc@roundlake.bc.ca
      

  • Pregnancy Outreach 
    First Nations Friendship Centre
    2902 - 29th Avenue
    Vernon, BC, V1T 5C8
    P: 250 542 5448
    fnfc@shawcable.com
    Services: private counselling, nutrition advice, support, and more.
    
    Cammy LaFleur Street Nurse Outreach Program
    North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society
    3100 - 32nd Avenue
    Vernon, BC, V1T 2L9
    P: 250 545-3572 | F: 250 545-1510
    Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Services: Counselling and support services, community programs, residential programs.
    
    Armstrong HepCURE: Kamloops AIDS Society
    TFP: 1 888 437-2873