Osoyoos & Area

Situated in the south Okanagan Valley, in beautiful British Columbia, Osoyoos offers its visitors a wealth of activities, bringing together diverse ecosystems, rich agriculture and sprawling mountain vistas all within a quaint desert town.  Osoyoos vacation homes provide tourists with the ultimate in comfort, ensuring a relaxing stay suited to every style and budget.  In reserving the right Osoyoos rentals, visitors can properly unwind after a tiresome day spent enjoying the natural splendour that surrounds the region.  Maintaining a close proximity to the pristine beaches and world renowned wineries, Osoyoos accommodations deliver all the ingredients necessary for an idyllic holiday.

Whether vacationing as a family or as a romantic getaway from the everyday, the town of Osoyoos leaves a lasting impression, drawing people from around the world to experience the beauty and warm climate that its known for.  As Canada's only true desert, visitors can expect an annual rainfall of just 12 inches, making it an epic year-round destination.

Outdoor enthusiasts will fall in love with all that Osoyoos brings to the table.  Recreation options are nearly endless and with 365 days of fishing available, anglers will be delighted to catch large and smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, perch carp and, seasonally, sockeye salmon.  The extensive hiking and biking trails lead travellers through the unique landscape of sagebrush, dry land and a variety of bunchgrasses.  With over 300 species of birds and a multitude of wildlife, Osoyoos is ideal for those wanting to catch a glimpse of nature at its finest.  Golfers are certain to be challenged on the championship courses while the warm Osoyoos Lake offers great fun in water sports. 

For a more peaceful vacation, visitors are certain to appreciate the more than 15 wineries featured within a short 15 minute drive from the town centre.  Tourists are encouraged to sip and savour the world famous vintages while Osoyoos restaurants take wine seriously by providing delicious pairings to properly showcase the real identity of the region.  Massage, body wraps and facials are just a few services that make up the area's day spas, making it easy to slip into a state of absolute relaxation. 

Osoyoos is thoroughly enjoyable for all ages and families will be thrilled to find  Rattlesnake Canyon Amusement Park.  Keeping visitors busy with attractions such as mini-golf, bumper boats, rock climbing and go-carts, Rattlesnake Canyon provides hours of entertainment.  The meandering lakeside walkways are a lovely way to view the town and are accented by the warm beaches that the southern Okanagan is recognized for.

 

Osoyoos Activites


Osoyoos Boating

Boating

Come to Osoyoos and enjoy the warmest fresh water lake in Canada. With summer temperatures averaging between 30 - 35 degrees Celsius throughout the summer, the lake provides a refreshing break from the heat. If you don't have your own boat, ask one of our agents for information on renting one.

 
Osoyoos Camping

Camping

Camping is one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds Osoyoos. There are a variety of full service campgrounds within just a few minutes drive. Haynes Point, located on a peninsula offers unique lakefront access, while Nk'Mip Resort Campground offers over 130 lakefront sites. Book early as sites fill up quickly.

     
Osoyoos Entertainment Park

Entertainment Park

No trip to Osoyoos would be complete without a stop at Rattlesnake Canyon. This amusement park is fun for the whole family with mini-golf, go-karts, bumper boats, a climbing wall, bungee trampoline and more.

 
Osoyoos Festivals

Festivals

Summer is a busy time in Osoyoos with numerous festivals and cultural events. A favourite amongst locals is the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival. Another popular event is the Osoyoos Cherry Festival, which has been attracting patrons since the 1950's. Take a look at our events calendar for more details or ask your reservations agent.

     
Osoyoos Golf

Golf

With several world class courses just outside of town, Osoyoos is the perfect destination for the avid golfer. Enjoy the 27-Hole championship course at the Osoyoos Golf & Country Club. Make sure to book your tee times as early as possible.

 
Osoyoos Hiking

Hiking

What better way to enjoy the pristine beauty of the Southern Okanagan then getting out and exploring. Take advantage of the many hiking and biking trails. Mt. Kobau, a local favourite provides a stunning view of Osoyoos and the many local orchards.

     
Osoyoos Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding can provide a unique way to experience the beautiful Okanagan scenery. There are several ranches located just outside of town which offer guided trail rides, children’s pony rides and winter sleigh rides.

 
Osyoos Nightlife

Nightlife

Osoyoos is home to a large selection of restaurants and pubs. The Ridge Brew House is always popular and features an onsite microbrewery. The Lady On The Lake Pub offers a large lake view patio and is a great place for dinner and drinks.


     
Osoyoos Beaches

Parks & Beaches

As one of the warmest lakes in Canada, it is no surprise that Lake Osoyoos has large variety of local beaches. Community Park, Kinsmen Park and Lions Centennial Park can all be accessed from town, while some others such as Haynes Point Provincial Park are only a few minutes drive.

 
Osoyoos Shopping

Shopping

Downtown Osoyoos offers a wide variety of shopping including local artisan booths, craft shops, fruit stands, bakeries, brand name department stores and more. Spend an afternoon exploring all of the unique shopping all within walking distance.

     
Osoyoos Skiing

Skiing & Snowboarding

Located 50 minutes from Mt. Baldy, this relatively undiscovered ski resort is popular with the locals. With a base elevation of 5000 feet, great snow conditions and untracked powder are easy to find.

 
Osoyoos Wineries

Wineries

Known internationally for its spectacular vinyards and award winning wineries, no trip to Osoyoos would be complete without at least a couple of wine tours. Nk'Mip Cellars, Road 13 and Burrowing Owl are just a couple you don't want to miss.

 

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