Posted by: cherylyoung | July 21, 2012

Falkland is nestled at the confluence of three valleys and two rivers

Falkland is nestled at the confluence of

three valleys and two rivers, the Salmon

River and Bolean Creek, and is cradled by

Tuktakamin Mountain

(5811 feet/1771 metres) to the south, and

Estekawalan Mountain to the west

(5960 feet/1817 metres).

Falkland epitomizes the spirit of Canadian

unity with the massive Canadian flag

on the mountainside overlooking the

town, made from sheets of painted

plywood, and considered by many to be

the largest Canadian flag in the nation.

Originally known as Slahaltkan, a First

Nations word meaning “meeting of the

winds”, the farming community of

Falkland was named after English

Colonel Falkland G.E. Warren of the

Royal Horse Artillery, an early pioneer

who made his home in the valley in 1893

and established a post office.

The Falkland Valley was originally settled

by homesteaders who established farming

and ranching in the area, with farms,

ranches, markets and roadside stalls

widespread in the valley today.

Forestry is the mainstay of the Falkland

economy, supported by agriculture,

forestry, manufacturing, tourism and

service industries.

Agricultural crops include forage, grains,

and vegetables, while apples, plums, and

cherry trees are common in yards and


Falkland is within commuting distanceof Kamloops,

Kelowna, Vernon, Armstrong, and Salmon Arm,
with growth potential as a bedroom community
and retirementcommunity, thanks in part to the
warmdry summers and mild Winters.
Still unincorporated, the community has all the
amenities; cabins, boat rentals,boat launch ramps,
camping, fishing,hiking, horseback riding and –
mostimportant of all – friendly people to ensure
your vacation is fulfilling andrelaxing.

Population: 600Location: Falkland is located on

Highway 97 in the Columbia Shuswap Regional


Although situated on the edges of the

Okanagan and Shuswap regions of the

Thompson Okanagan, Falkland is closer

to the North Okanagan area.

Access to Falkland is along Highway 97,

45 miles (72 km) from Kamloops in the

west and 26 miles (42 km) from Vernon

in the east.






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