Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Hiking trails around Armstrong lead to wetland nesting grounds, wildflower meadows and forested ridges where viewpoints overlook a tapestry of lakes, forest and farmland.
The Spallumcheen Valley is excellent territory for bird watchers with opportunities for sighting other wildlife such as muskrats, beavers, deer and bear. Take a cue from locals who launch their canoes at the end of one favourite trail and paddle off for secluded picnics or stay in town and stroll historic routes and creek-side paths.
Rose Swanson Hiking Trails
This 9km/5.6mi trail network on Mount Rose Swanson, 5km/3mi west of downtown Armstrong, is named for the first child born of pioneer settlers in the area (1862).