on BC Highway 97 in thesouth
Okanagan Valley, only five minutes from the Canada -
US border, Osoyoos, British Columbia, basks in Canada's driest
climate. A fact not lost on sun loving vacationers and retirees!
fact, Osoyoos is located on Canada's only desert - the northern
most tip of the Sonora Desert. Situated in the heart of the
South Okanagan, and boasting the lowest annual rainfall and
the highest average temperatures, this is appropriately called
BC's Desert Wine Country!
a crossroads for north-south, east west trade traffic, Osoyoos
is now primarily a retirement & vacation center and orchardist
area. Apricots, peaches, pears, plums, cherries, apples and
grapes thrive in the hot, dry climate, while the surrounding
area features desert flora and fauna such as prickly pear cactus,
antelope bush and rare species of birds.
Canada's warmest lake - Lake
Osoyoos - for a wide array of watersports or enjoy many
of the festivals and jamborees hosted here.
in nearby lakes, hike the hills or golf one of the local links.
Lodging, accommodation, restaurants, pubs, shops and services
are located in Osoyoos.
is a British Columbia First Nations word meaning "The Narrows
of the Lake".
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The entire Osoyoos area has a variety of accommodations for
the visitor from camping facilities in private sites and provincial
parks to numerous value motels and destination hotels plus unique
lodges and bed & breakfasts.
Attractions: Anarchist Mountain Lookout, Mt. Baldy Ski area,
Equestrian Centre & Race Track, Harness point Amphitheater,
Osoyoos Historic Museum, Spotted Lake
There are a number of small to mid-size communities along
Highway 97 from Osoyoos to Penticton. The entire area is renowned
for its many recreational activities and fascinating sites;
there are plentiful orchards full of delectable fruit all summer
long plus numerous lakes and rivers for camping and fishing
and relaxing as well as a number of visitor services and attractions.
Falls is surrounded by orchards, ranches and vineyards. The
visitor can explore the many well-preserved heritage buildings,
and tour fine wineries and the several fruit confection facilities.
community of Kaleden is located on Skaha Lake and provides visitors
with various resort facilities, beach access, restaurant service
and gas. Fruit stands, a game farm, Christie Memorial Provincial
Park and a tourist information centre are nearby.
tourism and fruit production
Kaleden is located on Highway 97, approximately 10 minutes
south of Penticton.