Falkland, British Columbia

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The green, forested hills surrounding Falkland appears quite different from the drier climate of the rolling grassy hills area of the Kamloops, British Columbia.

The Falkland Valley was originally settled by homesteaders who built up the many productive farms in the area and farms and ranches are still a predominant feature in the area's landscape. Farmers' markets and road side stands with local produce are a common sight in the area. The latest type of produce to be grown by many in the area is ginseng. The black tarpaulin covered fields of ginseng are a common sight throughout the Thompson Okanagan High Country. The forested surrounding hills are full of easily accessible fishing lakes, while offering opportunities for hiking, biking and exploring.

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Access: The farming community of Falkland, British Columbia, is 42 km (26 mi.) west of Vernon on BC Highway 97 and 75 km (45 mi.) east of Kamloops.

Accommodations: There is a motel in the community itself with both motel/hotel and camping facilities available in nearby areas such as Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Chase and Monte Creek.

Local Attractions: Dog Sled Races (January); Falkland Stampede; Torchlight Parade; ginseng fields; summer Sunday street market

Recreation Facilities & Activities: fishing; hiking; boating.

Population: 623

Main Industries: Forestry

Elevation: 580 metres (1,903 ft.)

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Area Maps of the Okanagan Similkameen
Hwy 3 Hope-Princeton:
Hwy 5A (North of Princeton) & Hwy 97C (East of Aspen Grove):
Allison to Pennask
South Okanagan:
Osoyoos to Penticton Kettle Valley
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Greenwood, Grand Forks, Christina Lake
Central Okanagan:
Kelowna Winfield
North Okanagan:
Vernon to Armstrong Falkland Monashees (to Kootenays)

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