Situated minutes from Cawston, during your stay or event in our desert oasis , take a beautiful drive down to Osoyoos for many things to do, sightseeing, exploration & attractions. Here is a short list of activities and expeditions
The spectacular Osoyoos Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre (pronounced in-ka-meep) is a to do must activity. A state-of-the-art interpretive centre is an architectural marvel sensitively constructed into a hillside. Extensive indoor and outdoor exhibit galleries create a fun, interactive learning environment with hands-on displays, education stations and two multi-media theatre experiences. Discover the fascinating stories of Canada’s only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan people.
Desert Model Train exposition
If you are looking for things to do on a rainy day , the Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad is Canada's largest Marklin lay-out, with up to 45 computer controlled trains running through very detailed landscaping with European style towns and houses. Come step into a WORLD CLASS miniature fantasy world!
The Osoyoos lake is home to a large variety of aquatic life and several endangered species.
It is a crucial waterway for the Columbia River salmon run.
It supplies water for homes, businesses, agriculture, and recreation.
It’s the number one in attractions in Osoyoos for residents and visitors.
Osoyoos' Spotted Lake is a small lake rich in a variety of minerals, including calcium, sodium sulphates and magnesium sulphate. During the hot summer months, much of the water in the lake evaporates, leaving concentrations of these minerals that form the spots visible in the lake. Throughout the summer, the spots shift in size and colour as the minerals within each change with further evaporation. Colours ranging from blue to green to yellow appear, depending on the mineral makeup of each individual spot.
Rattlesnake canyon amusement park
Osoyoos Indian Band
Way' means hello.
Osoyoos indian band site gives cultural and historical information about the indigenous community. Click below
Junction 3 Coffee House & Brewery
There’s brews of all kinds, dark brews, light brews, that haven’t had enough coffee kinda morning brews, because lets face it, those mornings happen!
Camping or staying a while in Osoyoos, head down to Lakeside Laundry for a freshening up. They offer large clean machines. They also drop off and pickup service for those in a hurry.
We acknowledge that we live and work within the ancestral, traditional and unceceded territory of the Syilx Nation
Similkameen WILD re-Treat Estate resort is situated in Cawston minutes from Okanagan valley's Osoyoos which offers many to-do's, activities, sightseeing and excursions. We offers unforgettable experiences . We offers unforgettable experiences. With deep connections to the land through the vineyard, local agriculture, local indigenous people and surroundings it enriches not only visitors’ vacations but their whole outlook on culture and vineyard–creating an experience and lifelong memories. Call us for hotel events & weddings
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Similkameen Wild Resort Hotel & Winery Retreat
306 Sumac Road Cawston, Chopaka Crossing, BC V0X 1C3