Osoyoos BC is located at the southern most point in the South Okanagan,
minutes away from the Canada/USA border.
It is also regarded as the Capital City of this region.
The city is actually the only hot desert in Canada, sitting at the northern most point in the Sonara Desert that extends all the way down to Mexico.
Believe it or not, there are cactus and tumbleweeds all around the area. It is quite a sight to see when you visit this beautiful city!
Another incredible fact that not too many people are aware of (including me) is that the area is home to the only banana plantation in Canada!
I haven't visited here yet, so maybe I'll see you there one day.
It is definitely near the top of my must see and things to do list.
The city has much history to it, originally named O-sue-use by the native people who have lived here, and still do, for several thousand years. The name translates into "the narrows", which refers to the cinched waistline of Osoyoos Lake.
The summer is hot with daily temperatures regularly topping 38°C(100°F). You will find Osoyoos BC listed on weather statistics as having Canada's high temperature many times during the season.
winter is cold with temperatures usually around the freezing mark of
0°C(32°F). Not very cold by most of Canada's climate standards but still
quite chilly. It is still nice enough to get outdoors and enjoy the
Osoyoos weather is something anyone to this area enjoys year-round!
There are many activities and events happening year round in this popular tourist location. I'll list some of my favourite spots that I have enjoyed.
There are several accommodation options in this South Okanagan community. From Bed and Breakfasts to hotels and motels, there is a place to suit everyone's budget.
In the warmer months there is camping and RV locations for your outdoor pleasure.
There is nothing like a night out on a warm summer evening relaxing by a campsite. Roasting marshmallows by the roaring campfire and sipping on your favourite beverage... now this is the life!
It is certainly one of my favourite activities to do in the South Okanagan.
From the B.C wine tours to the Okanagan campers there is something for everyone to experience in this paradise city. Stop on by Osoyoos BC and enjoy what tourists and locals both agree is a great place to visit.
See you there!
I think pretty much everyone who's been to Osoyoos has an adventure tale or two to tell! This is the perfect place to share your funny story, interesting tip, or review!
And of course, since everyone LOVES photos, feel free to share a photo from your Osoyoos adventure too!
Or maybe you live here and have some hidden gem of information for those who haven't been here yet.
If you have a question on Osoyoos just "ask away". All questions are welcome!
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Camping in Osoyoos
My family and I make a trip to Osoyoos ever year from our home in Alberta. We almost always book a campground at Nk' Mip Campground & RV Park. Its very …
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I just love Osoyoos! I visit this exciting town every year. I live in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. I make sure I book my holidays in August of each …
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