Parks and Recreation Department
Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation is operated by Canlan Ice Sports Management Services Ltd. Parks and Recreation facilities are administered by the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation Commission, which is a joint function of the City of Armstrong and the Township of Spallumcheen.
The Parks and Recreation Department is comprised of a team of dedicated staff who have a passion for recreation services. Between the Nor-Val Sports Centre, the Armstrong Fairgrounds and recreation campus, and the swimming pool, our staff have developed ample opportunities for locals to enjoy the outdoors and refresh their spirits through various active hobbies.
Visit the Parks and Rec Website for programs, schedules, and registration information.
Nor-Val Sports Centre & Hassen Arena
In the winter months these facilities are lively with Ice Skating, Figure Skating, Hockey and leisure family skates. Residents can participate in minor and adult hockey leagues, the Armstrong Enderby Figure Skating Club, and other community-run programs. In the Spring and Summer months, the rink transforms into a box for local lacrosse leagues to enjoy.
Inquiries regarding any facilities or functions may be made by contacting the Recreation Office located upstairs in the Nor-Val Sports Centre, 3351 Park Drive, P.O. Box 88, Armstrong, B.C. V0E 1B0. Contact may also be made by phone 250-546-9456, by fax 250-546-9434 or by email to Armstrong@icesports.com
Organizations utilizing the various facilities administered by the Commission:
- Sparks, Brownies, Girl Guides
- Beavers, Cubs, Scouts
- 4-H Clubs for horses, beef, dogs, swine, sewing, foods
- Minor hockey for boys and girls
- Figure skating for boys and girls
- Recreational and old-timers hockey
- Lacrosse for all ages
- Curling for all ages
- Soccer for boys and girls
- Fastball for boys and girls
- Slow pitch for men and women
- Horse and driving clubs for all ages
There are multiple walking trails for those who wish to explore our city. Completed in 2021 the City of Armstrong in partnership with the Township of Spallumcheen and the Parks and Recreation Commission completed a Trails Master Plan that outlined the various networks.
As the overall trails provision does not fall directly under the purview of the commission, the commission is working on developing a Trails Master Plan to provide reference for future planning, potential partnerships and collaborations, and trail investment priorities.
Armstrong Fairgrounds & Recreation
A variety of facilities suitable for dinners, dances, wedding receptions, theatrical productions, conferences, livestock shows, family reunions, are available for the use of community residents and organizations.
Located within walking distance of the downtown core, the Armstrong fairgrounds are the busiest facility in the community during the months of April to October. These facilities cater to the community organizations dedicated to agriculture and local 4-H groups hosting horse and livestock shows with two indoor showrings, two outdoor showrings, 210 box stalls for stabling horses, indoor stabling for cattle, swine and goats, grandstand seating for 3,000 persons, public washrooms with shower facilities and camping areas complete with water and power supply. Also host to the weekly Outdoor Farmers’ Market that showcases local growers and crafters with a vast assortment of in-season fruits and vegetables, bedding plants and flowers, crafts, home baking, entertainment, and friendly chat with your neighbour. For information on renting the facilities please contact the Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation Department at 250-546-9456.
Armstrong & District Curling Club
The Curling Club is a lively three-rink facility located on Pleasant Valley Road in downtown Armstrong. Since 1966, this group of dedicated curling enthusiasts has created an active membership base with evening leagues, day leagues, Stick Curling Leagues, weekend bonspiels and competitions as well as a Junior Program! For folks who are just starting out there is even a Learn-to-Curl program. With certified trained coaches the curling club welcomes new curlers of any age. After fun on the ice, head upstairs to the comfortable lounge for a great social experience.