The green, forested hills surrounding Falkland appears quite
different from the drier climate of the rolling grassy hills area
of the Kamloops, British Columbia.
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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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.
There is a motel in the community itself with both motel/hotel
and camping facilities available in nearby areas such as Kamloops,
Chase and Monte
Attractions: Dog Sled Races (January); Falkland Stampede;
Torchlight Parade; ginseng fields; summer Sunday street market