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Osoyoos Desert Centre

Osoyoos Desert Centre

Tucked into the southernmost corner of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley is an extraordinary habitat popularly referred to as Canada’s pocket desert. This dry, shrub-grassland is one of Canada’s most fragile and endangered ecosystems.

You are invited to experience the beauty and diversity of this unique desert environment at the Osoyoos Desert Centre, a 67-acre nature interpretive facility located 3 km north of Osoyoos. 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.

The Desert Centre is operated by the Osoyoos Desert Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the south Okanagan’s rich biodiversity for future generations.

Find out more about our desert here: What Desert is this?