All You Need To Know About Osoyoos
Osoyoos is located in Southern British Columbia, in what is considered to be one of the most beautiful, and geographically unique areas of North America. What’s so unique about this region of British Columbia, is the warm climate, wineries, fruit, landscape and great resorts and motels, like the Desert Surfside. Considered a vacation hotspot destination, the town is pretty quiet over winter, but it becomes busy for summer vacation. Osoyoos motels and resorts get booked up quickly during the summer months!
Osoyoos, BC offers the best of both worlds: city and country. For a small town, Osoyoos allows visitors to see a different side of BC; one where the beautiful rolling mountains meet a beautiful lakefront city. The town is situated in an eloquent location, which features the best British Columbia offers for a vacation, all in one little place. Visitors range from families with kids, to older couples looking for a quiet get away. Osoyoos caters to a wide variety of visitors.
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In the summer Osoyoos Lake warms up, and becomes a wonderful beachfront destination. Some lake activities include: tubing, water skiing, and canoeing. Other summer activities include: hiking, vineyards visits, and golfing. Golfing is available year round, but becomes busiest during the summer months.
Because of its location, camping is also one of the most popular activities in Osoyoos. There are many beautiful campground sites located close to the town, and allow visitors to experience the beautiful surroundings of the BC landscape without being too far from the city.
Washington state is directly across the US-Canada Osoyoos border, which is a point of entry from the US to Canada. So, if you’re driving to the Okanagan from the US, you can enter the valley directly here. The town is situated in the Sonoran Desert, Canada’s only desert region.
The Southern valleys of British Columbia are also home to many bird, plant and animal species not found anywhere else. This area is well preserved and protected to help maintain the natural beauty of the area, and the wildlife. There are some great opportunities for exploring and learning about this ecosystem, first hand with Okanagan wildlife services. The name of the town, like other cities and towns in the Okanagan is named from First Nations language. The translation is ‘Narrows of the Lake’ or ‘Narrowing of the Lake’.