OsoyoosCanada

Although it’s set in what’s considered a “true desert,” this town is in no way barren. Come here to appreciate wild scenery, outdoor adventures, wine production and First Nations history.

Surrounded by mountains, desert, lakes, vineyards, grasslands and orchards, Osoyoos is a place for year-round outdoor adventures. While active pursuits are in abundance the town is also a compelling draw for its vineyards and First Nations heritage. Trek through Canada's only desert, waterski across a lake and step inside a recreated First Nations village.

Feel the call of the wild and set off to explore the area with hikes along the numerous trails in and around Osoyoos. Visit Sẁiẁs Provincial Park to explore an interpretative boardwalk trail through wetlands. Make the steep trek up to the top of Mount Kobau and follow the course of the Okanagan River on the International Bike and Hike Trail.

Another great place for waterside fun is the Pioneer Walkway beside Osoyoos Lake. This large body of freshwater is one of the town's biggest calling cards, especially during the summer. Relax on its beaches and take advantage of the water sports on offer, including kayaking, sailing, waterskiing and wakeboarding.

Osoyoos Lake and the Okanagan River were once important transportation routes for the Syilx people. Learn about their history and culture at the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Center, which features a reconstructed First Nations village, hands-on displays and walking trails through the sagebrush habitat.

The town's natural setting is ideal for wine production. Embark on tasting trips to the many wineries that are located within a short drive of Osoyoos. You will also find these local wines on restaurant menus.

Reach Osoyoos by flying into Penticton or Kelowna airports. Both have regular flights to Vancouver, Calgary and other major cities. Alternatively, if you are already in North America come by car or Greyhound bus. Make the most of the town’s captivating history, wild environment and outdoor pursuits. If you are here during the winter head up to the Baldy Mountain Resort for its more than 3,000 acres (1, 214 hectares) of skiable terrain.

Top Hotels in Osoyoos

SPIRIT RIDGE - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
SPIRIT RIDGE - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
4 out of 5
1200 Rancher Creek Rd, Osoyoos, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $159 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

This family-friendly Osoyoos resort is located on a lake, within a 10-minute walk of Osoyoos Lake and Nk'Mip Cellars. Rattlesnake Canyon and Osoyoos Golf Club ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (976 reviews)

"The views are spectacular in all directions Great facility, amenities etc Great response from staff when required assistance."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 27, 2020

SPIRIT RIDGE - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Osoyoos
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Osoyoos
3 out of 5
7906 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC
The price is CA $133 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1

Nestled on the beach, this Okanagan-Similkameen hotel is steps away from Osoyoos Lake, Cascade Range and Columbia Mountains. Pioneer Walkway and Osoyoos and ...

3.6/5Good! (690 reviews)

"Great location, clean rooms and friendly staff. Food options weren’t the best but with the location there are plenty of walkable options"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 5, 2020

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Osoyoos
Coast Osoyoos Beach Hotel
Coast Osoyoos Beach Hotel
2.5 out of 5
7702 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC
The price is CA $107 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Nestled on the beach, this Okanagan-Similkameen hotel is steps away from Osoyoos Lake, Cascade Range and Columbia Mountains. Pioneer Walkway and Rattlesnake ...

4/5Very Good! (964 reviews)

"Good location on the beach and close to downtown. Room was okay but a little dated."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2020

Coast Osoyoos Beach Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Osoyoos

Ciliegia Villa
Ciliegia Villa
3 out of 5
12795 87th Street, Osoyoos, BC

Located in Okanagan-Similkameen, this villa is steps away from Osoyoos Lake and Cascade Range. Columbia Mountains and British Columbia Visitor Centre at Osoyoos ...

4.4/5Excellent! (188 reviews)

"Awesome place. Great check in. Will definetlygo back"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2020

Ciliegia Villa
Desert Surfside Waterfront Accommodations
Desert Surfside Waterfront Accommodations
3 out of 5
7310 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC
The price is CA $80 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Nestled on the beach, this Okanagan-Similkameen condo is steps away from Osoyoos Lake, Cascade Range and Columbia Mountains. Pioneer Walkway and Rattlesnake ...

4.1/5Very Good! (614 reviews)

"A fantastic stay and wonderful customer service! Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Desert Surfside Waterfront Accommodations
Close TO Lake, Beautiful Walk out Suite Close to Haynes Point Park!
Close TO Lake, Beautiful Walk out Suite Close to Haynes Point Park!
3400 Lobelia Drive, Osoyoos, BC

Located in Okanagan-Similkameen, this holiday home is steps away from Osoyoos Lake, Cascade Range and Columbia Mountains. Haynes Point Provincial Park and Osoyoos ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Great location

"Quiet comfortable and clean."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2020

Close TO Lake, Beautiful Walk out Suite Close to Haynes Point Park!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Osoyoos

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 7, 2020

This our vacation place we are going to visit again because the people are so friendly and inviting.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jun 3, 2020

Beautiful town. Like being in another country. We will return.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

May 25, 2020

Try Jojo's Coffee, it was fantastic.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Apr 13, 2020

A small town but has a very beautiful lake

4/5 - Good

No

Mar 11, 2020

Some good coffee shops..Bits and Bites, Jojo cafe. Lakeside bakery a good spot

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 8, 2020

The town need a complete make over as the old stucco buildings and empty lots doesn’t make it as appealing as it should

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