When the summer comes to an end for the rest of Canada and the autumn begins, you can still experience our warm, sunny days for at least another month. The busy days of July and August are gone and the atmosphere is quieter and peaceful.
Our Fall weather is warm enough for water activities like kayaking, stand up paddling, golf, hiking, and more. The fall is also ideal for fishing, bird watching and gazing at the starry skies on our clear, fall nights.
Hike through the natural wonder of the Mount Kobau area or stroll the historical Irrigation Canal Walkway. Trek through the desert in the cool of the early morning, in search of unique plants, birds and wildlife. Cycle down quiet back-country roads, winding past quaint farms and wineries. For mountain bikers, go for the adrenaline rush on one of our mountain trails.
In the fall, the lake is peaceful and calm. Have your own adventure when you rent a Kayak or Paddle board, take a lesson with an experienced guide, participate in a group tour or SUP Yoga session.
Novice fishers can throw a line for pan fish in the lake’s shallow bays; more experienced anglers can test their skills for trophy bass and trout.
Beautiful surroundings and a temperate climate also make the Osoyoos region ideal for golf practically all year round. Scenic and beautifully-designed courses for novice and experienced golfers complement the area’s unique desert habitat.
Explore the Desert
Speaking of desert, did you know that Osoyoos is home to Canada’s pocket desert? Our dry, shrub-grassland is one of Canada’s most fragile and endangered ecosystems.
Learn about the desert when you visit the spectacular Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre. This state-of-the-art interpretive centre is an architectural marvel sensitively constructed into a hillside.
Discover the fascinating stories of Canada’s only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan people.
You can also immerse yourself in the desert when you visit the Osoyoos Desert Centre, a 67-acre interpretive facility. Enjoy a guided or self-guided tour along the centre’s 1.5 km boardwalk, explore hands-on displays in the interpretive building, and stroll through the native plant demonstration garden.
Our warm and dry desert climate makes Osoyoos ideal for growing grape varietals of all sorts.
Osoyoos is surrounded by over 50 wineries within a 20-minute drive in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.
Take a day or two to tour the many wineries, sample the wines and take in the beautiful views of the vineyards as the colours change and the grape harvest is in full swing.
Autumn is also the start of Fall Wine Festival in the South Okanagan. More than just wine, the Fall Wine Festival kicks off with Cask and Keg – a beer, cider, and spirits festival on Saturday October 5th.
On Sunday October 6th, enjoy Festival of the Grape – the premiere family-friendly event of the South Okanagan’s Fall Festival weekend. Sample local and regional wines, dance to live music, and cheer on the fun and chaotic grape stomp.
With so many unique experiences happening in and around Osoyoos, you will not want to miss your chance to visit us this fall.
This season, you can also save on your stay with special offers from Osoyoos hotels and resorts. Check out our Fall Specials page for details and plan your fall trip to Osoyoos BC today!