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Welcome to Sunny Osoyoos!

 

Awarded the title “Prettiest Little Town”, Osoyoos is without a doubt British Columbia’s “Treasure in the Sun”, in the heart of Canada’s only desert at the southern tip of the Okanagan Valley. The combination of sparkling water, wonderful weather, and numerous attractions has made Osoyoos a popular place to visit and an incredible place to live.

 

Osoyoos is located in one of the most unusual geographical regions in Canada. The community lies in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains creating a hot, sunny, dry climate. For this reason, the area boasts its own climate zone called "Osoyoos Arid Biotic Zone."

Canada's lowest annual precipitation, warmest annual temperature, and warmest fresh water lake can be found here. This arid zone is the northern tip of the Sonoran Desert which extends from Mexico into Canada. It is biologically classified as Canada's only desert because of the unique flora and fauna that call the area home.

Osoyoos lies in the center of Canada’s only desert, and boasts its own climate zone, which produces hot, sunny summers and mild winters. Osoyoos claims the warmest freshwater lake in Canada, as well as the lowest annual precipitation and highest annual temperature.

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                • Average Hours of Sunshine                 2039 hours
                • Average Winter Temperature               0.1 ° C/32 ° F
                • Average Summer Temperature            29 ° C/84 ° F
                • Average Annual Rainfall                     25cm/9.8 in.
                • Average Annual Snowfall                    5.4cm/2.1 in.

 

 

Osoyoos Map

 

Set in the southern part of the Okanagan Valley, on the BC/Washington State border, Osoyoos is only 45 minutes away from the city of Penticton, or a short 2-hour drive from the major center of Kelowna and its International Airport. You can reach Osoyoos via a 4-hour mountain drive from Vancouver or a relaxed half-day trip from Seattle.

 

OSOYOOS LINKS:

Destination Osoyoos  

Sunny Osoyoos

Osoyoos Maps

Osoyoos Fruit and Vegetables Harvest Dates

Okanagan Wine Festivals

Osoyoos Golf and Country Club

 

Osoyoos Desert Centre   

Town of Osoyoos

Osoyoos Chamber of Commerce