This small agricultural town in Okanagan Valley shares the border with Washington and is chosen as a Customs point for the US – Canada border. It got its initial name “Soyoos” meaning “narrowing of waters” in the native language and was later renamed as “Osoyoos” mainly to rhyme it with the neighboring towns like Oliver, Oroville, Okanagan and Omak.
Tourism in Osoyoos is growing fast owing to its ideal weather conditions – perfect for the farming, wineries and orchards, for hiking and biking, stargazing, bird watching and for the tourists wanting to soak up the sun at the beaches and it also gives Osoyoos its infamous warmest lake in Canada. This resort town of Okanagan has something for everyone – whether you are here for a business meeting or a conference, for a wedding or just to relax and unwind – Osoyoos is the destination to explore!
Head onto Highway 3 to enjoy the water sports – jet boats, ski boats, aqua bikes and many more; if being at the beachside is not your thing or you would like explore a different side of Osoyoos, then make a trip to the desert – Sonoran that is said to have its origin in Mexico.