About Osoyoos - Pronounced as “O-sue-use”, this town boasts the driest climate in Canada - with hot, arid summers making it a popular vacation destination. The town is a hotbed for visitors year-round who come to dip their toes in the warm Lake Osoyoos, sip fine wines, and take a pleasant stroll through the downtown shops. Experience all that Osoyoos has to offer when you play and stay at one of the vacation rentals with Owner Direct. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a fun weekend with the friends, or a romantic getaway for you and your loved one, our accommodations have everything to fit your needs.
Where to Stay & Why - No matter which of the vacation rentals you pick - expect a quiet, relaxing place to unwind with beautifully decorated interiors and all the comforts of home.
The lodgings accommodate from 5 to 9 guest comfortably, and there’s enough space to put away your belongings. There’s comfortable furniture in the living room where you can also find a flat-screen TV with cable, and DVD - let’s not forget the high-speed internet! The kitchen is beautiful and fully equipped with a dining space to enjoy your meals. You can also head out to the private deck and/or balcony where you’ll find a grill - some have an outdoor kitchen and mini fridge - and breathtaking views of Osoyoos Lake, vineyards, and orchards. That’s not all! Some home and condo rentals offer an in-suite washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, air conditioning, local phone, and parking.
What to See & Do - The hot summers and subsequently mild winters offer a perfect environment for a variety of recreational activities. The South Okanagan Grasslands is a protected area that features a unique variety of flora and fauna, as well as opportunities for horseback riding, fishing, and hiking. The Nk’Mip Desert & Heritage Center offers visitors a chance to explore the rich heritage of Osoyoos. Aside from that, the accommodations are within walking distance from amusement parks and other attractions.
Where to Eat & Drink - From street-side cafes to vineyard-view bistros, from casual pubs to upscale dining experiences, Osoyoos has something that is sure to please foodies everywhere. Using food that is grown and raised sustainably and prepared with seasonal fruits and vegetables - eat out or dine in, there’s a lot of options to satisfy your cravings.
How to Get Here & Getting Around - At the gateway to the Okanagan and Similkameen Valley lies Canada’s only desert and the delightful lakeside town of Osoyoos. Located at the junction of two major highways (Highway 97 and Highway 3) at the southern tip of the Okanagan Valley. Osoyoos is only 2 km away from the Canada-U.S. border and shares Osoyoos Lake with Washington State. By air, Penticton and Kelowna airports have regular flights to and from Vancouver and Calgary connecting all other major destinations. From there, you can ride a cab or a shuttle, or rent a car.
The town is small enough that getting around on foot or bike is suitable. As with most destinations in the Okanagan, getting around by car is the best way to see all the sights.
When to Go - The area boasts its own climate called “Osoyoos Arid Biotic Zone” - Canada’s lowest annual precipitation, warmest annual temperature, and warmest freshwater lake can be found here.
Spring is a fantastic time to catch some warm, sunny weather before the summer rush hits. If you’re looking for a quiet, romantic getaway, this is the best time for you. During summer, the hot, sunny days, sandy beaches, and the warm waters of Osoyoos make for a perfect summer vacation where you can enjoy endless water activities. When the summer comes to an end for the rest of Canada and autumn begins, you’ll still experience warm, sunny days for at least another month - the busy days of July and August are gone and the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful. Osoyoos has become the place to winter in Canada for people looking for an escape from the cold and snow. The town has a mild, dry winter climate, with pleasing temperatures from October through April.
If you love the Okanagan, Osoyoos is a must-visit destination. You can read more about it on our Osoyoos Travel Guide.