Destination Insights

 

THE OKANAGAN IS GREAT FOR: 
Local indigenous cultural experiences
Food and wine enthusiasts
Golfing, with over 30 golf courses of all skill levels to chose from
Boating on Osoyoos Lake or maybe canoeing or kayaking Vaseaux Lake
Groups that enjoy a place that is totally authentic, still has family run businesses and where the heart of the destination shines

 

WEATHER
Longest summer season in Canada
Warm, dry summers with low humidity
The area is a semi-arid climate in a long valley between two mountain ranges, but kept mild by its many lakes

 

SOUTH OKANAGAN FACTS
Canada’s only desert environment
Osoyoos Lake is the warmest fresh water lake in Canada
Osoyoos receives over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year and less than 12 inches (318mm) of rain

 

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On behalf of Cantrav Services and Destination Osoyoos, we look forward to welcoming your group to the beautiful South Okanagan Valley. We would be pleased to discuss your particular event needs and prepare a proposal meeting your specific needs. Let us know how we can be of service and customize an experience for your group to remember and cherish for years to come.

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Feature Resorts

Spirit Ridge Resort

You’ll know when you’ve arrived at Spirit Ridge; there’s no mistaking the gently sloping vineyards, glittering Osoyoos Lake, and dramatic Okanagan Range, part of the Cascade Mountains, that surround the luxury resort. Welcome to Canada’s only desert, a place sacred to the Osoyoos Indian Band. Discover for yourself the natural landscapes and delicious food and wine that make Spirit Ridge a true wellness-centered oasis.
Each of Spirit Ridge’s 226 condos, suites, and villas boast an ambience that encourages guests to settle in right away, with spacious kitchens and cozy fireplaces. Take in sweeping views of Anarchist Mountain and Osoyoos Lake from the room, then experience the scenery up close at the NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre, where boardwalks lead you to learn about the South Okanagan’s diverse grasslands. There are also ten venues totaling approximately 12,000 square feet to accommodate all types of meetings at Spirit Ridge.

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Walnut Beach Resort

Take a stroll along a secluded private beach on Lake Osoyoos, Canada’s warmest lake. Or lounge on the expansive sundeck with all-day sun and enjoy an impressive year-round outdoor heated pool, enjoying a beverage from the wine bar. The 102 carefully crafted designer hotel suites give you luxurious comforts of home. Relax by the hot tub, play golf year round, check out the local wineries and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the South Okanagan.
With choices of indoor and outdoor venues, Walnut Beach Resort is a stunning backdrop of golden sands, shimmering waters and azure blue skies that caress the mountaintops is what makes an event at Walnut Beach Resort memorable.

Private beach
Hot tub & outdoor pool
Banquet Capacity:
Vineyard Ballroom: 140 seated/225 reception
Courtyard Lawn: 150 seated/200 reception

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Watermark Beach Resort

Discover the South Okanagan “good life” at the Okanagan resort that defines easy living, where attention to detail and personal service is as unmatched and unique as the experience and amenities at Watermark. Experience the Watermark difference. You’re steps to everything: beach, dining, shopping, marina, and groceries for your full gourmet kitchen.  Come see what makes Watermark a top-rated choice for Osoyoos hotels and accommodation.

Watermark Beach Resort is a favourite event venue in the South Okanagan. With one and two bedroom suites making up most of the 153 suites the resort can accommodate your entire guest room requirements.

Two hot tubs, outdoor pool
Steam room
Spa

Banquet Capacity

  • Square footage: 3,080 + additional venues
  • Capacity: 260 seated

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