How to Make the Most of a Weekend in Osoyoos

Spend a weekend in Osoyoos

Weekend plans? Why not take a trip to Osoyoos BC? Osoyoos is just a 4 hour drive from Vancouver or Creston in BC, and only 5 hours from Seattle, WA.

As an all-season resort community, Osoyoos has so much to explore and experience. Here are just a couple of ideas on how to spend a weekend in Osoyoos!


Afternoon: After you arrive at your hotel, motel, or resort – why not explore Osoyoos by foot? Each of our accommodations are within walking distance to our many lakeside parks, beaches, and trails.

Evening: While you can go out and enjoy the many dining options in and around Osoyoos, you might want to take it easy and dine in! Many of our accommodations have full service suites, so you can enjoy the local flavours of the South Okanagan. Or, grab some take out from one of our many restaurants for a casual night in as you watch the sun set over Osoyoos Lake.


Morning: Visit the Lake Village Bakery to pick up a baked pastry like their infamous croissants or cinnamon rolls. Be sure to bring your travel mug to fill up on some of the locally roasted coffee.

Then, take your breakfast al fresco and enjoy a morning walk down Lakeshore Drive – a 5km paved pathway following Osoyoos Lake on one side, and our local campgrounds/RV parks, vineyards, and orchards on the other!

Afternoon: Once you’ve fueled up for the day, it’s time to enjoy one of the dozens of wineries in the Osoyoos and Oliver or Similkameen wine regions. While it’s impossible to visit them all in one day (there are over 50 to enjoy!) plan to stop at 3 or 4 for a full day of fun. Just be sure to sample responsibly and take a break for lunch – many of the wineries have restaurants or small bites available.

On your way back from wine touring, head to Main Street to enjoy the quaint yet lively shops of downtown. Osoyoos has many great options, from beachy boutiques to upbeat home stores – be sure to stop at the Osoyoos Home Hardware, Wander Home, Unity, and Cheek’s Beachwear to name a few!

It’s time to enjoy one of the many spectacular restaurants of Osoyoos.

From unique Indigenous fare at The Bear, The Fish, The Root, The Berry at Spirit Ridge to lake view dining at Sol Grill Room and Lounge at the Holiday Inn, Osoyoos has many options to please taste-buds of all types!

And the fun doesn’t stop there. Visit the Owl or Sage Pub for a casual night cap, or enjoy a classic cocktail at the cozy bar inside The Restaurant at Watermark.

Be sure to check out our events and happenings to catch a live musical or theatrical performance, special winery events, and much more.


Morning: Stop at Jojos cafe on Main Street for a coffee and a bite. This vibrant yet cozy cafe has rotating displays from local artists so you can enjoy breakfast and an art show!

On your way out of Osoyoos, be sure to stop at one of the many fruit stands off each of the major highways to take home some of the Okanagan’s finest bounty!