Osoyoos Travel Guide
Welcome to Osoyoos!
The southernmost town in the Okanagan, Osoyoos boasts the driest climate in Canada, with the hot, arid summers making it a popular vacation destination. The town is a hotbed for visitors year-round, who come to dip their toes in the warm Lake Osoyoos, sip fine wines and take a pleasant stroll through the downtown shops. The warm climate along with Osoyoos' complex irrigation system allows the longest growing season in the country, with crops yielding a great variety of fruit, including Canada's only plantation of bananas. The hot summers and subsequently mild winters offer a perfect environment for a variety of recreational activities. The South Okanagan Grasslands is a protected area that features a unique variety of flora and fauna, as well as opportunities for horseback riding, fishing and hiking. The Nk'Mip Desert & Heritage Centre offers visitors an opportunity to explore the rich heritage of the Okanagan's aboriginal population and their significant cultural impact on the region.
Lake Osoyoos is the fourth largest lake out of a chain of five lakes found in the Okanagan Valley.
Hotels & Motels
The luxurious Watermark Beach Resort is set on the shores of Osoyoos Lake and makes a perfect home-base when exploring the variety of outdoor activities found in the South Okanagan including golf, wine tasting, water sports, hiking, biking, boating and horseback riding.
This eco-sensitive tour company specializes in guided tours for small groups of the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys rare and endangered ecosystems and the viewing of their inhabitants.