Why Osoyoos and Oliver are special
- Canada’s warmest lake
- Canada’s wine capital
- Canada’s only desert
- Canada’s warmest, driest climate
- More sunny days than anywhere else in Canada
Top 5 things to do in Osoyoos and Oliver
- Jump in the Lake – swim, water ski, jet ski, windsurf, SUP, kayak, boat or fish in Canada’s warmest lake. You have a front row seat.
- Taste and savour in Napa North. Visit one of the 39+ wineries, take a farm tour or dine at world class farm-to-table restaurants in Canada’s best wine region.
- Discover Aboriginal culture and the endangered ecosystem of Canada’s only desert at Nk’Mip Desert and Cultural Centre and the Osoyoos Desert Centre. The desert’s rare antelope-brush eco-system is home to coyotes, mule deer, California quail, gopher snakes and red-tailed hawks.
- Hike or cycle the picturesque trails of Mount Kobau, Osoyoos River, and Haynes Point Provincial Park. Bring your camera!
- Golf at 1 of the 5 local championship courses with stunning vistas and an unusually long playing season. Shave strokes off your game at one of Canada’s best golf schools, Desert Golf Academy.
The Four Seasons
Osoyoos is a four season vacation destination. Each season has something beautiful to offer, come and experience it for yourself.
The perfect summer locale! Spend your summer vacation with Osoyoos Lake as your backyard. Use the provided kayaks to explore or take a dip in the clubhouse pools. Boat, wakeboard, tube or water ski. Explore one of the 39 local wineries within a 5-20 minute drive or pick up local fresh fruit or vegetables at the local fruit stands. Biking, hiking and golfing will round out your outdoor adventures. Or just relax in your screened in veranda while taking in the views of the lake and mountains.
Want to skip the crowds but still enjoy the idyllic weather? It’s warm enough for the water activities and outdoor activities like golf, tennis, hiking and biking.
The mild temperatures, variety of activities (skiing, curling, skating, wine tasting, hiking, biking) and peaceful atmosphere make it a popular snowbird destination.
Come see the fruit trees in full bloom and enjoy the glorious weather without the crowds of summer. Spend your day on the lake, on the golf course, cycling or touring the South Okanagan wineries.