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Osoyoos Snowbirds

Join the 2000+ snowbird migration to some of the warmest average temperatures in Canada.

With an abundance of activities, mild winter weather, and Canada’s Warmest Welcome, Osoyoos invites you to enjoy a short or long-term winter stay. When you migrate to Osoyoos for the winter you get to enjoy the South Okanagan’s mild climate with the added bonus of Canadian health care, with no passport required and your dollars remain at par.

Affectionately known as snowbirds, hundreds of Canadians return every year, spending October to April at the charming lakeside town of Osoyoos BC. Located in Canada’s desert, Osoyoos has a mild, dry winter climate, with pleasing temperatures from October through April and a low average annual snowfall of only 5.4 cm (2.1 inches).



Osoyoos Snowbird Accommodations

Many Osoyoos Hotels offer special short and long term winter rates for our Snowbirds. For more information and current available rates, contact the hotels directly, contact Destination Osoyoos, or download a digital copy of the current Osoyoos Winter Accommodations including RV Parks, Hotels, Motels, and Resorts!

Download a copy of the Snowbird Accommodation Guide below or fill out the form to receive information by email!




Health and Medical Information for Osoyoos Snowbirds

Preparing to travel out of province to Osoyoos this winter? Be sure to visit our health and medical information page for Osoyoos snowbirds to find information on coverage, and what to bring with you when traveling. We have also included a list of Osoyoos medical services, including doctors offices, pharmacies, chiropractors, hearing clinics and more.



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Things to Do in Osoyoos

Osoyoos is jam-packed full of activities and events that keep snowbirds coming back, year after year.

Boasting one of the longest golf seasons in Canada, Osoyoos is a golf-lover’s paradise while cross country skiers and snowshoers, hikers and birdwatchers can head to the many trails located within a short drive. Snowbirds can also move indoors for fitness with pickleball, bowling, carpet bowling, squash and curling or join a variety of arts groups and classes which offer pottery, quilting, wood carving, photography and more.

View our online calendar here for current events.

Or, join the Official Osoyoos Snowbird Group on Facebook to stay up to date on Snowbird news and information.


The To-Do List


  • Snowmobiling
  • Coffee Club
  • Aquatic Centres
  • Yoga & Tai Chi
  • Osoyoos Seniors Centre
  • Pickleball
  • Photography
  • Woodworking Groups

Osoyoos Winter Weather

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Getting Here

Positioned at the junction of Highways 97 and 3, the location also allows for easy travel to Vancouver, the Okanagan Valley and the Kootenays. Although many snowbirds drive to Osoyoos, the two nearby airports in Penticton and Kelowna offer an alternative for those who would prefer to fly. Getting to Osoyoos from either airport is made easy with a regular shuttle service from Penticton and Kelowna – the same service you can hop on for a day of shopping in the city.

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