Where is Osoyoos?

At the gateway to the Okanagan and Similkameen Valley lies Canada's only desert, and the delightful lakeside town of Osoyoos.  Go to the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 3 at the southern tip of the Okanagan Valley - Osoyoos is 2 kilometres away from the Canada - U.S. border, and shares Osoyoos Lake with Washington State.  The Unity Rider statue at the entrance to Osoyoos symbolizes the essence of this community - Coming Together.  In face, the name Osoyoos derives from an Okanagan First Nations word that describes "the narrows" or the coming together of two lakes.


From Osoyoos to: Km Miles
Vancouver, BC 401 249
Calgary, AB 730 453
Edmonton, AB 1093 679
Seattle, WA 467 290
Spokane, WA 307 191
Kelowna International Airport 124 77
Penticton Airport 61 38
Oliver Airport 22 14
US Border 2 1.6


By Air:

Penticton and Kelowna airports have regular flights to and from Vancouver and Calgary connecting all other major destinations.  The Osoyoos airstrip has a paved 2, 800 foot runway to accommodate private fixed wing and rotary aircraft.

Westjet is now taking flight reservations and will operate scheduled service between Calgary (YYC) and Penticton (YYF) for the period between October 26, 2014 and October 31, 2016.  Capacity = 78 seats. 

The Scheduled Service is planned to operate as follows:

Flight #



Start Date

End Date


WS 3281






WS 3280







The South Okanagan Express Shuttle has regularly scheduled pick ups from both the Kelowna and Penticton airports.  For schedules and fares, please click here.  To view the shuttle stops, please click here.  

By Bus:

Greyhound Canada connects Osoyoos with destinations across Canada. 1-800-661-8747.

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Destination Osoyoos
8701 Main St.
Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
V0H 1V0

T: 250.495.5070
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