Snowbird Extended Stays

Desert Surfside Osoyoos welcomes snowbirds October through April each year.  Sante Fe designed fully furnished and stocked suites range from studios to two bedroom waterfront units.  All suites at our Osoyoos resot are designed with Terra Cotta tile flooring, kitchenettes or full kitchens, linens, dishes, and cooking utensils.  Specific suites are waterfront with private balaconies, flat screen televisions, and fireplaces.  Special snowbird rates are affordable, starting from $550.00 per month.

Desert Surfside is located beachfront on Main Street just a short walk from downtown.


Direct flights from most major Canadian destinations will bring you to either Penticton or Kelowna. A short picturesque drive brings you to our Osoyoos resort.

The mild winters create the perfect wintertime retreat for frost weary Canadian of our colder climates.  Osoyoos is located in one of the most unusual geographical regions in Canada. The community lies in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains creating a hot, sunny, dry climate. For this reason, the area boasts its own climate zone called "Osoyoos Arid Biotic Zone." Canada's lowest annual precipitation, warmest annual temperature, and warmest fresh water lake can be found here. This arid zone is the northern tip of the Sonoran Desert which extends from Mexico into Canada. It is biologically classified as Canada's only desert because of the unique flora and fauna that call the area home.

  • Average Hours of Sunshine: 2039 hours
  • Average Winter Temperature: 0.1 ° C/32 ° F
  • Average Summer Temperature: 29 ° C/84 ° F
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 25cm/9.8 in.
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 5.4cm/2.1 in.

Osoyoos offers plenty of fun in town in the winter with festivals, parades, craft shows, fitness and leisure programs, the Museum, Art Gallery, Library, concerts, dances and plenty of shopping, dining and wine tasting.

If walking and hiking are your passion, there are plenty of walking trails, including the Pioneer Walkway along Highway #3 or Cottonwood Park.  There is also the 1.5km boardwalk trail along the wetlands near the entrance to Haynes Point Provincial Park.

Watch the Christmas Lite up and Parade with our renowned Santa.  Partake in the Winter Carnival, watch Junior Hockey, skate at the arena or join the Curling Club for fun and meet new friends.  Whether you attend the Osoyoos Concert series, register in health or educational programs at the Sonora Community Centre, or try your luck at Bingo or join the Snowbird Bowling League, there is a lot to offer.

For those enjoying snow, it is a short drive to Mt. Baldy, where en route, you can stop to enjoy old fashioned tobogganing.  At Mt Baldy, the friendliest Alpine Resort around, skiers can delight in the best light and fluffy champagne powder in the south.  There are plenty of cross country trails great for all levels of skill.  Try one of Canada's fastest growing sports, snowshoeing and enjoy the quiet outdoors and the beautiful scenery.  Play a round of Frisbee Golf or skate on the outdoor skating rink.

 The Osoyoos Golf & Country Club brings together ideal desert climate and picturesque Okanagan surroundings. With two full-length Championship courses boasting the longest season in the Okanagan. The “Park Meadows Course” is a pleasurable “resort” course that is walker friendly. The “Desert Gold Course” brings a new and unique golf experience to the South Okanagan. Sculpted in the environs of a desert mountainside, golfers will be rewarded by precision shot making and captivated by views of Osoyoos and its surrounding orchards, vineyards, and, of course, Lake Osoyoos.




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How to Find Us

Desert Surfside Waterfront Accommodations

7310 Main Street, PO Box 929 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 Canada

Tel: 250-495-2228

Fax: 250-495-2228

Toll Free: 1-877-495-2228

Email: desertsurfside@persona.ca

What Our Customers Say:

We had tons of fun at Desert Surfside and will for sure come back next year!!! the drive to Desert Surfside from Vancouver was fun. Lots of nature, lots of water.


We were so pleased with our stay that we will be coming again next year. The beach is immaculately cared for, the rooms were fabulous and the staff were so friendly and helpful.


We had a great time at Desert Surfside. Location is good, suite was clean and well stocked. We will recommend this place to our friends and will definitely stay here when next in Osoyoos. 


Our stay at Desert Surfside was terrific. The staff were very helpful and could not have been friendlier. Our suite was well stocked and the view was amazing. Everything was clean and extremely comfortable. We would not hesitate to stay with you again on our next visit and have recommended you to many of our friends since staying with you. Thank you for a wonderful and most hospitable weekend getaway!


We all had a wonderful stay. Everyone agreed - we couldn't have chosen a better spot for Geoff's birthday celebration. The accommodations were extremely comfortable, spacious and we'll stocked.  My son has already recommended  Desert Surfside to several of his friends and clients.

Ann & Geoff

Our stay was fantastic.  Rooms were clean and well stocked.  What makes the stay that much better is the staff.  They are extremely helpful, professional and extremely friendly. Not only are we looking forward to next year but have two other groups who will be joining us.


Thanks again!


I can't say enough good things about the Desert Surfside..... I had one of the best holidays and plan on coming back for many years to come.  You have the most wonderful staff.


We were very pleased with the Desert Surfside.  We have been coming up to Osoyoos for several years and have always stayed at one of two places on that strip of beach.  We weren’t sure how we would feel about changing to the Desert Surfside. I am happy to report that we loved it.  We loved the convenience of the location but more importantly the staff were great, the suite was perfect we had everything we needed.


The reason we keep coming back is the friendliness of the Surfside. Our units have always been ready when we arrive & everything is spotless. If at any time we've needed something extra, it has always been available to us. I would like to give our special appreciations to Isy as she goes far & beyond her duties for all the guests. Also a special mention to Jim...he also does a fabulous job of keeping everything perfect! See you next July!!! 


Your staff is wonderful – handy man is hilarious and very helpful.   Rooms are lovely and we will definitely be back.


Thanks so much for a wonderful stay.


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