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Boondocking Available!

Location

Armstrong, BC, ca
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North end of Okanagan Valley, about half way between Vancouver and Calgary. 13 km north of Armstrong. About 8 km west of Enderby. Good view of valley. Very quiet.
Will add photos and more information later .

Suggested Local Attractions

Hiking up Enderby cliffs (5 to 6 hour round trip; not up the face). Shorter hike (1.5 to 2 hour round trip) up Rose Swanson Mountain; over looking Armstrong and Okanagan Lake. Swimming at Shuswap, Okanagan and Kalamalka Lakes (0.5 hours distance).
Mountain-top views by driving up ski hills within 1 to 2 hours distance (Vernon, Kelowna, Kamloops).
Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong, 5 days in late August and early September each year. The largest agricultural fair in the province and has been in operation 110+ years. www.armstrongipe.com
8 day used book sale in mid-April each year at Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery. www.armstrongspallmuseumart.com
Wine tasting further south in the Okanagan Valley, 1/2 to 2 hours distance.

Details

Number of Spots: 
2
Max RV Length: 
25-30 feet
Max Nights: 
we'll play it by ear
Pull Through Parking Available: 
No
Hookups Available: 
Water Hookup Available
Electric Hookup Available
Slideouts/Awnings Allowed: 
Yes
Generators Allowed: 
Yes
Lawn Chairs Allowed: 
Yes
Barbecues Allowed: 
Yes
Pets Welcome: 
Yes
Wifi Available: 
No
Access Road Conditions: 

About 2.5 km of gravel road to driveway. Driveway is moderately steep and has 2 switchbacks. Don't really know maximum length of vehicle that can get around switchbacks, but we had tandem axle concrete trucks here during house renovation. Not a good driveway for RVs when it snows.

Availability: 

Available anytime. Have 1 or 2 possible additional spaces for short RVs (15 to 20 feet).

Photos of Tacoscape's Boondocking Location

RV parking area approx. 30' long
RV parking area approx. 30' long
RV parking area
RV parking area

About Tacoscape

In a few words...

Retired, fair weather traveller, runner, x-country skier, hiker, home renovater

A little more detail

Ron is a retired geotechnical engineer with an ongoing interest in earthfill dams, landslides and terrain stability. Forced to learn something about baking as my favorite muffin bakery burned down a few years ago. Linda is the household computer and gadget person, but also interested in gardening and genealogy. Our mountain bikes have travelled extensively in the back of the truck without touching the ground. Occasionally drag the canoe out to small lakes or calm rivers.
We both volunteer at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery, a non-profit organization.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Completed a 11,000 km, 5 week trip to Dallas / Ft. Worth Texas via Canyon Parks in May 2012. Too fast. In 2010, drove to Inuvik, including the 700 km (each way) Dempster Highway (?) towing a covered utility trailer and tenting. That's why we got a travel trailer. Much drier and faster to set up. Planning trips to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Ontario and east.

Photo Gallery

Enderby Cliffs from Shuswap River
Enderby Cliffs from Shuswap River
Moose in yard, May 2010 (rarely seen)
Moose in yard, May 2010 (rarely seen)

My Pets

None other than the local wildlife.

Tacoscape's Rig

Retired, fair weather traveller, runner, x-country skier, hiker, home renovater
2011 Escape trailer (15') towed by 2006 Tacoma 4x4. Total length about 30 feet.

Skills or Expertise to Share

Amateur home renovator, gardening.

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