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Accessible Osoyoos

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.

Avalon Inn

Best Western Sunrise Inn

Casa Del Mila Oro

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Spirit Ridge Resort

View of the Watermark Resort in the evening

Watermark Beach Resort

Public Spaces

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

Winery Experiences

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
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.

A family participating in a wine tour at Phantom Creek Winery

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.

Pioneer Walkway
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.

Lakeshore Drive
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.

Rattlesnake Canyon

The entrance of Rattlesnake Canyon, the washrooms on site and the attractions pathways are wheelchair accessible.

Osoyoos Desert Centre

The Interpretive Building and boardwalk trail are wheelchair accessible. One wheelchair is available at the Desert Centre for public use. The centre asks that you call ahead to book.
For the safety of your pets, the Osoyoos Desert Centre does not allow dogs on the boardwalk. They are happy to have your dog hang out on our doggy deck – a lovely shaded area with plenty of water provided, as well as lots of love and attention from our ODC volunteers and staff while you are out on tour.

Okanagan Art Gallery

The entrance is Wheelchair Accessible.


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.

Art Gallery of Osoyoos

The entrance is Wheelchair Accessible.

Destination Osoyoos Visitor Centre

Come Visit Us!

Our amazing Visitor Centre Ambassadors are here to help you make the most of your time in Osoyoos and answer any questions you might have! At the Osoyoos Visitor Centre, you will be able to pick up local maps, learn town information, and browse through a gift shop as well as gather information on the rest of the province of BC. On-site, there are accessible washroom facilities and flat access from the parking lot.

The Osoyoos Visitor Centre also has an accessible counter option, as well as a portable hearing loop to better serve all visitors.

Our address is located at 9912 BC-3, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2
Email or call us at (250) 495-5070

Town of Osoyoos Accessibility Plan and Survey

Town of Osoyoos 2023 Accessibility Plan

The Town of Osoyoos has been proactive in making the community accessible. The Town is a designated Age Friendly and Accessible community with an Accessibility Committee in place since 2013.

The Accessibility and Age Friendly Advisory Committee (AAFAC) is established by council resolution to provide recommendations on matters pertaining to accessibility and to report these matters to Council in order to improve accessibility in the Town. The establishment of this policy will aid in removing physical and social barriers that prevent Town citizens from leading a full and productive life.

View the 2023 Town of Osoyoos Accessibility Plan here.

Town of Osoyoos Accessibility Survey

The Town of Osoyoos needs your help to make Osoyoos a more accessible place for people with disabilities! The purpose of this survey is to record your experiences using Town facilities. 

The results of this survey will be incorporated into the Accessibility Plan that the Town of Osoyoos is completing. This information will help ensure that Town programs and services are accessible to people with disabilities and will assist in implementing physical Town improvements that need to be made in the future.

Complete the Survey here.