Osoyoos

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Osoyoos featuring tranquil scenes, a lake or waterhole and a small town or village

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.

Walnut Beach Resort
Walnut Beach Resort
4 out of 5
4200 Lakeshore Dr, Osoyoos, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $132 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 29
Nestled on the beach, this Osoyoos hotel is steps from Columbia Mountains, Cascade Range, and Osoyoos Lake. Rattlesnake Canyon and Nk'Mip Cellars are also within ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (759 reviews)
"Pool is open year round. Suites are well laid out. Lakeview is beautiful. Staff was very friendly."

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2021

Walnut Beach Resort
Watermark Beach Resort
Watermark Beach Resort
4 out of 5
15 Park Place, Osoyoos, BC
The price is CA $138 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Osoyoos, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Columbia Mountains, Cascade Range, and Osoyoos Lake. Osoyoos and District Museum ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"Reception called after I got settled into the room to see if there was anything I needed. Amenities were great( microwave, fridge, dishes and cutlery , coffee maker and tea bags). Great Lake view. Didn’t want to leave the next morning."

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2021

Watermark Beach Resort
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
The price is CA $170 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
This family-friendly Osoyoos resort is located on a lake, within a 5-minute walk of Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Sonora Dunes Golf Club, and Nk'Mip Cellars. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"We really enjoyed our day. Beautiful property."

Reviewed on Nov. 21, 2021

Spirit Ridge, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
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Desert Surfside Waterfront Accommodations
Desert Surfside Waterfront Accommodations
3 out of 5
7310 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC
The price is CA $150 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 29
Nestled on the beach, this Osoyoos condo building is steps from Columbia Mountains, Cascade Range, and Osoyoos Lake. Pioneer Walkway and Rattlesnake Canyon are ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (787 reviews)
"Excellent location on the strip."

Reviewed on Oct. 27, 2021

Desert Surfside Waterfront Accommodations
Lakeside Oasis Osoyoos, sleeps 6, Fun in the Sun & Wine country!
Lakeside Oasis Osoyoos, sleeps 6, Fun in the Sun & Wine country!
Osoyoos, BC
Nestled on the beach, this Osoyoos condo building is steps from Columbia Mountains, Cascade Range, and Osoyoos Lake. Pioneer Walkway and Rattlesnake Canyon are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Good place and location
"Good place and location"

Reviewed on Sep. 30, 2021

Lakeside Oasis Osoyoos, sleeps 6, Fun in the Sun & Wine country!
OSOYOOS PRIVATE RESORT HOME STEPS FROM THE LAKE
OSOYOOS PRIVATE RESORT HOME STEPS FROM THE LAKE
Osoyoos, BC
Situated on a lake, this vacation home is steps from Columbia Mountains and Cascade Range. Osoyoos Lake and Burrowing Owl Estate Winery are also within 3 mi ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Guys golf getaway
"We very much enjoyed our stay and the house was as advertised. The house is close to the pool and hot tubs and lake. Bring your own paddles and balls if you want to use the ping pong table. The location is a bit out of the way, 15 minutes from shopping in either Oliver or Osoyoos; however, it is ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 30, 2021

OSOYOOS PRIVATE RESORT HOME STEPS FROM THE LAKE
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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