As a summer hotspot, have you ever stopped to wonder what there was to do in Osoyoos during the winter? There are lots of winter activities in Osoyoos for you to enjoy! Read below for the winter to-do list.
Culture and Museums
The Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad is an incredible feat of creativity and passion, sure to delight visitors of all ages. Rated as the #1 thing to do in Osoyoos on TripAdvisor for a reason, the Desert Model Railroad is open year round Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm. 11611 115th St
The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre is dedicated to sharing the historical and cultural significance of the Osoyoos Indian Band and the desert landscape. 1000 Rancher Creek Rd
The Osoyoos Museum is the perfect place to understand just how Osoyoos came to be! Located in the middle of Gyro Park, one can see many relics from pioneers that settled here and much more. 19 Park Pl in Gyro Park
Okanagan Art Gallery is a small and earnest business run by over two dozen south Okanagan artists, so you’re likely to run into an artist or two during your visit. 8302 Main St
Osoyoos Art Gallery offers original art produced by artists and artisans. The gallery features guest artists, local and non local, throughout the year. 8713 Main St
Winter Activities in Osoyoos
Walk the Trails
Enjoy some fresh air and take a stroll along one of our spectacular trails. Some local favourites include the Oxbows (5km), the Irrigation Canal walkway (4.3km), Lakeshore Dr (6km), Pioneer Walkway (3km), Swiws (formerly Haynes Point) Provincial Park (2km), and the International Hike and Bike trail (18.4km one-way).
Oliver Osoyoos Naturalists Club
Vinstitute Wine School
Join the Vinstitute every Sunday at 10:30am and 1pm at Intersection Estate Winery to learn how to better appreciate wine in a fun and casual learning setting.
Enjoy the numerous wineries found in and around Osoyoos during the most magical time of year! Grab a winery passport map from the Osoyoos Visitor Centre and spend the day enjoying the reds, whites, and roses.
Join a fitness group
Keep your body moving this winter and join one of the many local gyms that offer fitness classes! The Sonora Centre, the Senior’s Centre, Advanced Fitness Club, and Three60 Fitness all offer a variety of classes designed to keep you flexible and moving.
Just add water and shake! Meeting Tuesdays at 1pm at the Holiday Inn, Aquazumba is perfect for those looking to make a splash by adding some low-impact high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. Find out more: (250) 495-7223
There are a number of venues that allow you to be the star of the show! Both the Sage and Owl Pub will be having karaoke on Thursday nights onwards of 9pm. The New Leaf Cafe will also have karaoke every second Saturday from 2-5pm.
Archery for Seniors
The Osoyoos Traditional Archery School is offering beginners classes designed for you and all your friends. Learn under a senior coach with all the equipment provided. Meeting will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-11:00am at the Desert Park Gymnasium until November 29. For more info contact (250) 495-8110
Swiws (formerly Haynes Point) Provincial Park and its Wetland trail offer a perfect vantage point for birding. The Oxbows north of Osoyoos on Road 22 also offer fantastic opportunities to view wildlife.
Whether its casual or league play you’re after, you may be tempted to start another set at Kobau Lanes, especially when its open Monday to Sunday until 9pm. 8404 97th St – (250) 495-6112
Enjoy some live music
Sit down and enjoy some live music at one of these venues: Jojo’s Cafe, Elks Hall, Osoyoos Secondary School, Golden Chopsticks, or the Firehall Brewery in Oliver.https://www.destinationosoyoos.com/events/
Take in a film or a play
Be sure to check out the wonderfully historic movie theater in Oliver, the many events happening at the Frank Venables Theatre, and the events happening at our own Community Theatre at the Osoyoos Seconday School.
Swim some laps
Pickle Ball has taken the town by storm! There are matches being held for everyone, no matter your skill level. Whether you are a beginner or at the most advanced level of play, head on down to the Sonora Centre to check out their most current drop in schedule or check out the Osoyoos Pickleball Club website.
Osoyoos Coyotes Hockey Games
Enjoy a whimsical afternoon skating at the Sun Bowl Arena. The next time you’re there, be sure to catch their walk in schedule. Please be aware that there is no skate rental at the Sun Bowl Arena.
Join a team or participate in one of the many bonspeils hosted throughout the year by the Osoyoos International Curling Club.
Baldy Mountain Resort
Grab your downhill skis, snowboard, cross country skis, or snow shoes for a great time exploring Baldy’s trail network! Baldy Mountain Resort is located a 1 hour drive from Osoyoos. This small family mountain boasts fresh powder, gorgeous views, and fair prices.
There are many exciting events that happen in Osoyoos during the winter months. From long table dinners, hockey games, and winery events to live music performances, plays, and open houses! For the most current events schedule, visits our Osoyoos Events Calendar.
Groups and Clubs
Osoyoos Senior Centre
Join others for crib and bridge games, line dancing, exercise classes, bingo, Tai Chi, crafts and more! 17 Park Pl – (250) 495-6921
Featuring a variety of classes including yoga and zumba, the Sonora Centre also features a weight room and drop-in sports (including pickleball, basketball and carpet bowling.) 8505 68 Ave – (250) 495-6562
Osoyoos Visitor Centre
The Osoyoos Visitor Centre produces monthly events calendars which highlight the various happenings around the Oliver and Osoyoos area. Pop in between 9-5 Monday-Friday for a copy. 9912 BC-3 – (250) 495-5070
For a hard copy of this guide, pop into the Osoyoos Visitor Centre located at 9912 BC – 3 in Osoyoos!