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Things we love to do in osoyoos

Discover watersports, wine-tasting, museums and other attractions

Located in the southern Okanagan Valley, Osoyoos is known for its natural beauty. You’ll find desert, mountains and vineyards here – as well as Osoyoos Lake, the warmest lake in the country.

If you like getting outside, you’ll love it here. There are plenty of things to do, from watersports like kayaking on the Lake (ask us about rentals) to golf, hiking and skiing at Baldy Mountain Resort. If you’re in the mood to learn a little bit about your surroundings, visit the Osoyoos and District Museum and Archives or Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre. Of course, this being the Okanagan Valley, there are lots of opportunities for world-class wine tasting.

Depending on what time of year you visit, you can check out events including the Osoyoos Oyster Festival, the Canada Day Cherry Fiesta or the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. Need additional inspiration? Ask a member of our team for suggestions or recommendations.

Attractions

Skiier

Baldy Mountain Resort

Distance from Hotel: 55KM

Take a day trip to this family-friendly ski resort, which offers groomed runs, beautiful trails and even tobogganing.

Exterior of Nk'mip Desert Cultural Centre

Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Distance from Hotel: 3KM

This interactive and interpretive centre celebrates the history and heritage of the area and its Indigenous peoples.

Exterior of Nk'mip Cellars

Nk'Mip Cellars

Distance from Hotel: 3KM

Nk'Mip Cellars is the first Indigenous-owned winery in North America. Stop by for a tour, or enjoy a meal at the scenic Patio Restaurant.

View of lake and valley from hike

Anarchist Mountain Lookout

Distance from Hotel: 10KM

Spectacular views await at this lookout, which takes you from 910 feet to over 4,000 feet. Catch a glimpse of the Okanagan Valley and part of Washington state.

Path through vast land with mountains in background

Desert Centre

Distance from Hotel: 3KM

This 67-acre nature reserve offers an educational experience, where you can discover the conservation efforts involved in preserving this precious ecosystem.

Entrance to Rattlesnake Canyon with rides

Rattlesnake Canyon

Distance from Hotel: 1KM

Treat your family to a day of fun at this amusement park, which features a mining town theme and offers a go kart track, mini golf, an arcade, bumper boats and more.

Paddleboarder on lake during sunset

ATB Watersports

Distance from Hotel: 1KM

Enjoy the warmest lake in the country! ATB Watersports offers everything from jet skis to paddle boards, so you can cool off when the temperature rises.

View of lake and valley from hike

Mount Kobau

There are plenty of opportunities in the area for hikers. Testalinden Trail begins at the parking area atop Mount Kobau, and is a five-kilometre loop.

Two beach chairs on sand facing lake and mountains

Osoyoos Lake

Distance from Hotel: Hotel is located on the Lake

Relax on the warmest lake in Canada! Osoyoos Lake is a popular destination for both summer and winter activities.

Man outside Osoyoos and District Museum and Archives

Osoyoos and District Museum and Archives

Distance from Hotel: 1KM

Learn about the rich history of Osoyoos and the surrounding area and see fascinating artifacts of local pioneers, miners and ranchers. Check back often for new exhibits!

Osoyoos Desert Model Railway

Osoyoos Desert Model Railway

Distance from Hotel: 4KM

This is truly a spectacular site. Thirty computer-controlled trains running through more than 1,600 houses and 16,000 hand-painted people. It’s Canada’s largest Marklin layout!

Golfer during sunrise

Osoyoos Golf Club

Play some of the best greens in British Columbia, with dramatic courses carved out of the beautiful surrounding landscape.

Golf club and ball

Sonora Dunes Golf Course

Play some of the best greens in British Columbia, with dramatic courses carved out of the beautiful surrounding landscape.

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Half Corked Marathon Weekend

Looking for a road race that is more about having fun than setting records? Half Corked Marathon Weekend has become one of the country's most anticipated events!

Pig Out; Guest Chef Dinner

Chefs from across Western Canada each prepare delicious courses for you to enjoy at this yearly event, which also features wines from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country.

Annual Canada Day Cherry Fiesta

Celebrate Canada's birthday in style! This all-day festival is a wonderful way to show your pride for the country.

Christmas Lite-up

Kick off the festive season at this annual winter fair, which has delighted attendees for over 30 years.

Osoyoos Oyster Festival

There's no better way to celebrate spring than at this festival, which showcases sustainable Canadian oysters. Sample fresh seafood as you sip wine and beer.

Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

Wine lovers won't want to miss this 10-day event, held in October and showcasing the products of over 100 wineries from the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.

Annual Wine Capital of Canada Triathlon

This triathlon offers both sprint and standard races, plus a relay division. It starts and finishes at Rotary Beach.

Retro blue car

Cactus Jalopies Car Show

2021-06-03 00:00:00 - 2021-06-06 00:00:00

The city's premier car show, Cactus Jalopies features over 500 classic cars and motorcycles. There's also live entertainment, a beer garden and even car racing.

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Osoyoos Rib Fest

2021-07-23 00:00:00 - 2021-07-25 00:00:00 : 11:00am - 7:00pm

Head to scenic Gyro Beach for this annual summer festival, which serves the tastiest BBQ.

Chairs and umbrellas on beach overlooking lake and mountains

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