One of the biggest challenges travellers with disabilities face is finding accessible destinations that offer a complete and immersive visitor experience, whatever their interests and disabilities might be, however, here in Osoyoos, we are equipped for all travellers to maximize their time here!
Destination Osoyoos, along with the Town of Osoyoos, welcomes visitors of all abilities to come and experience our one-of-a-kind resort destination, located on the warmest lake in Canada! We have pulled together a guide to help travellers discover some of our destination’s top accessible dining, accommodation and attractions that offer an unforgettable and safe experience for your next visit.
We encourage people of all ages with visual, hearing, mobility impairments and other special needs to check out these featured amenities and experiences to help you make the most of your visit!
Below you will find the hotels and accommodations in Osoyoos that have accessible rooms.
The Town of Osoyoos has been working on expanding the accessible offerings at various public spaces in the area to create a more seamless and enjoyable experience for all! It should be noted that a Mobi-Chair (floating mobility aid) and a TrailRider (all-terrain mobility aid) are available on loan. Call the Sonora Centre (250-495-6562) to arrange. Below is a list of the public spaces that are currently accessible:
- Osoyoos Town Hall
- Main Street / Downtown Osoyoos
- Gyro Park
- Legion Beach
- Jack Shaw Splash Park
- Sonora Community Centre
- Osoyoos Library
- Sunbowl Arena
- Kinsmen Park
- Lion’s Park
The award-winning wineries and vineyards are one of the biggest reasons people visit the area on a year-round basis. Several of these wineries are equipped with the infrastructure and capabilities to provide accessible tours, tastings and experiences on their properties.
Below is a list of wineries that are currently accessible:
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery & Sonora Room Restaurant
Covert Farms Family Estate
Phantom Creek Estate Winery
Tinhorn Creek Vineyard & Miradoro Restaurant
Hester Creek Winery & Terrafina Restaurant
If you are looking for a full day of wine touring, Wine Tours Gone South has an accessible option.
Trails & Pathways
Sẁiẁs Provincial Park (Haynes Point)
The park has 80 metres of boardwalk and a viewing platform overlooking a natural marsh. There is a day-use area which is partially paved.
Located in the centre of town, one can start on this pathway by parking on the east side of Osoyoos Bridge. This scenic path continues down the east side of Main St. showcasing several benches, arbours, a gazebo to catch some shade and planters brimming full of seasonal flowers.
Starting from Goodman Park the path is fully paved right beside the lake. This path is approximately 3 km one way.
Irrigation Canal Walkway
This is a walking trail that showcases our incredible desert ecosystem, as well as views of the town and Osoyoos Lake. This 4.3 km fully paved loop starts on the corner of 62nd Avenue and 115th Street and overlooks Osoyoos agricultural landscape, before turning into a tunnel, and looping around the Osoyoos Airport for a close look at the unique desert biome the area is known for.
Below is a list of attractions around Osoyoos that are able to accommodate all travellers!
Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre
The Cultural Centre has a drop-off area for people with limited mobility near the front doors, accessed via the adjacent Spirit Ridge building. There is also a ramp from the parking lot. The building is fully wheelchair accessible. Outdoor “Living Land” exhibits have accessible gravel crush pathways as does 1 km of nature trail going to the village displays. Some areas of rock crush trails may be difficult for motorized wheelchairs or scooters such as the steeper upper trail. Wheelchair-accessible and non-accessible trails are clearly marked on the outdoor trail map. Seniors or special needs guests can ask if staff are available to conduct a tour by golf cart.
Osoyoos Desert Centre
Okanagan Art Gallery
Anarchist Mountain Viewpoint
A wide paved scenic lookout at 4,045 feet gives visitors spectacular views of the Town of Osoyoos, Osoyoos Lake, and the southern part of the Okanagan Valley.