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For many travellers, stepping into Osoyoos will feel like stepping into one of the cities situated along the Mediterranean coastline. However, this is one of Canada’s finest destinations located in the middle of the Southern Okanagan wine country and boasting a dry arid climate, meaning this Canadian gem receives the least rainfall and the highest temperatures anywhere in the country.
When translated from an indigenous Inakeep native dialect, Osoyoos means ‘where the water narrows’ or ‘sand bar crosses’; this literally is Canada’s only desert and what’s more its located in a top-producing wine region that offers a fantastic world wide selection of delicious bouquets. The amount of activities to pursue here is endless and mouth watering with visitors from all over flocking to this unique part of British Columbia. Being home to the warmest lakes and a plethora of beautiful sandy beaches, visitors to Osoyoos can enjoy wakeboarding, sailing, surfing, swimming, parasailing, wind surfing, water skiing, and a whole host of leisurely or competitive water sports. Exploring the Canadian desert is also a fun-filled and adventurous experience made all that much easier by visiting the Osoyoos Desert Centre, which is a delightful interactive facility for the whole family.
Another attraction of note is the Spotted Lake, which features a complex concentration of minerals including calcium and magnesium; the healing mud and waters are reputedly used to alleviate pains and aches. If it’s terrific family fun and quality bonding time that you’re looking for, the Rattlesnake Canyon is the ideal venue; visitors can enjoy an entertainment park which features bumper boats, miniature golf, ice cream, and much more.
More intimate and personalised than larger hotels, guests can expect a warmer, friendlier stay at a Boutique Hotel. Boutique Hotels are high-end accommodation, and guests can expect all the usual luxury amenities expected from a regular/larger hotel, including wifi; tea and coffee facilities; and deluxe bedding, and then some. Most Boutique Hotels pride themselves on personal service that allows them to go the extra-mile - making it an ideal place to stay for guests celebrating special events or anniversaries.