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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.
Hotels offer guests a reliable, and comfortable place to stay while on holiday. All the basic amenities and facilities are provided, making your stay there simple and hassle-free. While hotels are the more expensive option, guests are sure to find one in the location they wish to visit and explore, making them an ideal option for those wanting basic accommodation and basecamp for their holiday. Guests wanting a little more than the basics, they should consider staying at themed or or 5 starred hotel. Choose from the wide variety of hotels across South Africa on AccommoDirect.