The South Okanagan is part of the Okanagan Valley or the Okanagan Region, located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. It is defined by the Canadian section of the Okanagan River, as well as by the basin of Okanagan Lake. The region is well known for its sunny and dry climate and for the interesting powdery snow come winter time, along with a number of exciting and enjoyable adventures and activities that come with each season. Most notable places of interest include Oliver, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls. While there, visitors can also check out other interesting areas like Fairview, the site of the Fairview Hotel, Faulder and Shingle Creek.
No South Okanagan visit is ever complete without stopping by the place deemed to be the Wine Capital of Canada, Oliver. With more than 2000 hours of annual sunshine, revel in the town’s unique blend of agriculture, numerous vineyards and a wide variety of outdoor recreation to entertain and engage its Canadian and foreign guests. Enjoy an assortment of wonderful outdoor activities from bird watching, hiking, biking, to canoeing, fishing, windsurfing or any fun water activities in one of its many lakes and rivers. Do not leave this town without visiting one of the many impressive vineyards, like the Black Hills Estate Winery and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, and sampling some of their wines. For the golf enthusiasts, book one of those golf vacation rentals and experience what the Fairview Mountain Golf Club and other golf courses have to offer.
Osoyoos is a favorite summer destination in Canada. The best way to begin exploring this part of the Okanagan Valley is to stop by Osoyoos Lake and experience why it is the warmest freshwater lake in Canada, with a reported average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius during summer. Osoyoos Lake is surrounded by Gyro Beach, Legion Beach, Walnut Beach Resort, Watermark Beach Resort and an assortment of private and public beaches, as well as by Lions Centennial Park, Kinsmen Park and a whole lot of other parks and picnic grounds. Tourists can easily book a beach rental and have endless of hours basking in the water or under the sun. Visitors can also check out other places of interest like the Osoyoos Desert Centre and the Osoyoos Indian Reserve. Sports enthusiast can pay a visit to the Nk’Mip Canyon Dessert Golf Course and the Osoyoos Golf and Country Club. To know a bit more about this lovely town, any guest can sign up for the Explore Osoyoos Walking Tour, facilitated by the Osoyoos Museum, and walk through Osoyoos to learn about the rich and colorful local history, as well as the interesting and historical landmarks.
Interesting activities to do in Okanagan Falls include a trek or a hike to Christie Memorial Provincial Park or the Oakanagan Falls Provincial Park, while some others can also embark on a self guided tour of the research facility at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory.