Visiting Osoyoos for the summer or planning a visit in the near future? Make sure you check out the list below for the top 5 best things to do in Osoyoos!
1. Get out on the water
Osoyoos, situated in Canada’s desert, is also home to Canada’s warmest freshwater lake! Make the most of your visit and enjoy the water at one of our numerous beaches and parks, or rent a stand up paddle board, kayak, canoe, jetski or boat charter from Wakepilot.
2. Explore Osoyoos and area by bike
Bike rentals are an excellent way to explore and enjoy what Osoyoos has to offer. Heatstroke Cycle carries an assortment of bicycles designed for any type of riding you want to do. From city cruisers to mountain chargers Heatstroke Cycle has everything you need to make your cycling experience in Osoyoos.
3. Wine tour – obviously
Osoyoos is in the heart of Okanagan wine country with over 50 wineries in the surrounding areas. You can do a self-guided winery tour (stop into the Osoyoos Visitor Center to pick up your winery map!), hop on an electric bike tour with Heatstroke Cycle, or set up a personalized tour through one of the many local winery experts! Regardless of how you choose to explore Osoyoos wine country, you’re guaranteed to have a good time!
4. Experience Okanagan Culture
Learn about the culture, challenges, and triumphs of our local indigenous peoples by visiting the state-of-the-art Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre. Featuring extensive indoor and outdoor exhibit galleries that create a fun, interactive learning environment through hands-on displays, education stations and two multi-media theatre experiences.
5. Discover Canada’s Desert
Did you know that Canada has a desert? The grasslands and bald hills outside the town of Osoyoos are an extension of the Sonoran Desert that runs as far south as Mexico and creeps north to form Canada’s only arid desert. Take a guided or unguided 1.5km boardwalk through Canada’s desert landscape at the Osoyoos Desert Centre. Learn about the sensitive ecosystem which is home to 100 rare plants and 300 animals found nowhere else in Canada. The Centre also features an interpretive facility with hands-on exhibits and a native plant demonstration garden.
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