Post Date: March 2017
March Break in Osoyoos
Looking for fun activities to do over the March break in Osoyoos? Destination Osoyoos has activities for the young, old, and everyone in between! From historic journeys to exploring unique Desert habitats, here are the top 10 things to do in Osoyoos for March Break!
1. The Model Railway Museum
Step into an unforgettable, world-class, miniature fantasy world. The Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad is a must-see mini-world with 45 trains running through very detailed landscaping with European style towns and houses. With 1,600 buildings & 18,000+ hand painted little people adorn this 371 sq m (4000 sq ft) attraction. View Site
2. Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre
Up the hill from downtown lies the Nk’Mip Desert & Cultural Centre, one of B.C.’s most unique ecological centres. Take a guided tour along a trail winding through the arid shrubs and grasses to four interpretive kiosks. Here is where you learn about desert ecology, ecological restoration and the conservation of the region’s threatened and fragile desert ecosystem. They even have live snake shows. View Site
3. Enjoy a Music Night at Jojos Cafe
Each week, enjoy live music and art installations at Jojos Cafe alongside great food and fun. There will be two performances happening over March Break: on March 25 Jojos hosts an Art & Music Night with Sadi Bleiken, and on March 30th, they host Brandon Isaak – the one man Blues band! For more info and full concert schedule, visit their website!
4. Watch a Flick at Watermark with the Desert Society
On March 25th, view the documentary “Sophisticated Serpents” for a revealing look at the fascinating lives of snakes. The film, narrated by acclaimed naturalist David Attenborough, features remarkable scenes of these often misunderstood reptiles – from the lethal arsenal of rattlesnakes and cobras to the beauty of courting kingsnakes and anacondas giving birth. After the film, snake researcher Jared Maida will discuss findings from his years of rattlesnake study around Osoyoos! Happening at Watermark Beach Resort presented by the Osoyoos Desert Society!
5. Learn With Lego Maniacs
Learn with Lego! Taught by Greg Yost of Bricks 4 Kidz, this program will teach kids how to build buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® components. While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, kids will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Happening at the Sonora Community Centre!
6. Make a Splash at a Swimming Pool
While the weather might not be warm enough for a swim in Osoyoos Lake (but hey, be our guest!).
However, many of our resorts and hotels offer day access to pools both indoor and heated outdoor! Check out our list of accommodations to find a resort near you!
7. Check out Caligraphy & Clay
From March 4th – 25th, enjoy a unique exhibit of clay works and contemporary clay calligraphy at the Osoyoos Art Gallery! The Osoyoos Art Gallery is situated in Osoyoos, one of the most unique and beautiful towns in the Okanagan Valley, and offers original art produced by artists and artisans. The gallery features guest artists, local and non local, through out the year. Visit Site
8. Participate in a Pickleball Workshop
What’s Pickleball? It’s a hybrid of racquet sports, much like oversized ping pong at half the speed. Played on a badminton sized court with a tennis sized net, it’s a lively racquet game that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. It is widely popular with seniors in particular, who love the social aspects and the ability to stay active and fit without pounding on the joints. Check out this workshop designed to teach you the basics of the game and give you some confidence to play the game at the Sonora Community Centre!
9. Visit The Osoyoos Museum
Step back in time and experience the rich history of Osoyoos! Current exhibits include “One Step Forward”, Nostalgia Wall and Den Tableaux! The Osoyoos Museum is open Tuesday thru Friday, 11am to 3pm. The Museum is located right in the heart of downtown, just off of Park Place at Gyro Beach Park. Check out their website for more info!
10. Ski Mt Baldy
Baldy is located on the south side of Mount Baldy in South Okanagan, just north of the Canada-US border. Baldy has a base elevation of 5,650 feet above sea level, which is 2,000 feet below the mountain peak. The Resort offers Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, and the like! While the weather may be warming up in Osoyoos, there is still tons of snow at Baldy Mountain Resort! And while you’re in Osoyoos, why not participate in the Triple Crown Competition? Complete 3 sports in one day and receive a free lift ticket to Baldy! More info here!