As the weather in the South Okanagan warms up, it’s a great time to get outside and experience Osoyoos locally. There is so much to explore in your own backyard, from trying a new restaurant, exploring different trails, or taking up a water sport for the first time.
We recommend that people stay close to home and continue to follow the advice of health authorities while exploring their local community, and encourage visitors outside of Osoyoos to dream now and experience Osoyoos later.
For a full list of open businesses and services in and around Osoyoos, please visit our Covid-19 information page.
Here are just a few ways to explore Osoyoos locally:
Get out on the water
With the Nation’s warmest lake, you can get out on the water from April – October. Motorized boats allow for cruising, wakeboarding, water skiing and amazing fishing. Or, get your workout in while you paddle – our lake is great for canoeing, kayaking, SUP and more.
If you don’t have your own equipment, Osoyoos has many water sport rental shops so you can reserve stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, powerboats, pontoons, and more. Or, try a sunset SUP tour for some guided fun!
Hit the trails
Osoyoos is a major draw for outdoor recreation and getting out on the trails is great for practicing social distancing. If you’re looking to get outside and enjoy the wonderful scenery of Osoyoos in BC’s South Okanagan, there’s no better way than to hit the trails for a hike or enjoy one of the many accessible pathways surrounded by our lake, vineyards, and orchards. Click here to view our trails and pathways, perfect for walking, hiking or biking.
Shop the Main Street strip
Shop main street and support our many locally owned retail shops, cafes, art galleries and more.
Main Street has everything you need from everyday necessities to one of a kind “must haves”. Take a tour of one of our art galleries, find hidden gems at one of our retail shops, relax in one of our amazing spa’s and appreciate our talented artisan community.
Dine in or dine out
Many of our restaurants are now offering dine-in services following special protocols so you can dine lakeside or among the vines. Or, for a true al fresco experience, why not order your meal to-go so you can dine at one of our beautiful beaches or parks.
These are just a few ways to explore Osoyoos BC locally.
While adventures in British Columbia beckon, it’s not the time to travel outside your community.
If you’re a BC resident, stay close to home and follow the latest health recommendations. If you’re from outside the province, we invite you to dream now and explore BC later. In the meantime, find the most up-to-date information from Destination BC here.