Osoyoos weather is what people usually bring up when talking about Okanagan weather in general.
Now the weather, in my opinion, is perfect anywhere you go in the Okanagan Valley.
But Osoyoos is the place to go for the sun seekers looking for real summertime hot temperatures.
I believe it has the best BC weather and probably the best weather in Canada.
Osoyoos usually doubles its population of just over 5000 people during the summer months.
The ideal weather and outdoor recreational options available because of this are major factors in the influx of people to this city.
It is a major travel destination for many visitors to the
Okanagan and is a place you may want to book early as tourists flock
Osoyoos is known as Canada's only desert. The town sits at the very northern edge of the Sonoran Desert which extends all the way down into Mexico.
The area is often referred to as the Osoyoos Arid Biotic Zone. You get a sense of being in a desert as the town is surrounded by cactus, rolling dunes and tumbleweeds.
It is quite the sight!
The unique location of Osoyoos at the base of the Cascade Mountains means it is in a rain shadow. This causes there to be very little precipitation each year.
Osoyoos weather is also a factor in Osoyoos having one of the longest growing seasons in Canada.
And one of the earliest growing seasons too.
From July to September each year choose fruit like apricots, cherries, peaches, pears and plums from the numerous fruit stands throughout the area.
Only one word comes to mind.
The hot weather contributes to Osoyoos Lake being the warmest freshwater lake in Canada.
The lake temperature in the summer average 24°C (75°F). Just imagine swimming or floating in these waters.
Many people do and that is another reason the crowds flock here each and every year.
For more information on historical weather and climate data for Osoyoos please click on this link to the Environment Canada website.
As you can gather from this information Osoyoos weather is pretty well ideal all year long.
The city attracts a lot of retirees wanting to get away from it all and enjoy a climate that is so much nicer than the rest of Canada experiences, especially in the winter months.
I have camped several times in the Osoyoos area and it really is a fantastic place for anyone wanting a holiday get away.
Just make sure you bring lots of sunscreen and your favourite beach wear and you are ready to experience a desert oasis.
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