Armstrong, Thunder Bay District, Ontario
|compact rural community
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|Time zone||Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern Time Zone (UTC-4)|
|Postal Code||P0T 1A0|
Armstrong is a compact rural community, unincorporated place, and divisional point on the Canadian National Railway transcontinental railway main line in the unorganized portion of Thunder Bay District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. The Whitesand First Nation's Armstrong Settlement is coterminous to this community. The Armstrong area is a popular tourist destination in the summer for fishing and hunting.
Canadian Forces Station Armstrong, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) east of Armstrong, was closed in 1974. Later that year it would be bought out and turned in to a popular gathering area for the town featuring a restaurant and bar, hotel, multiple apartments, and a curling rink to name a few. The area, known as D&L, was closed and abounded in 1993 and remains that way today.
Some of the most popular spots in the town of Armstrong are currently a privately owned restaurant and bakery, another privately owned restaurant and motel, a post office owned by Canada Post, and a gas station and J&J General store, which are both privately owned as well.
Armstrong Airport is located 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km; 5.2 mi) east southeast of Armstrong.
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