Top things to do

Top Choice Cafe in Osoyoos

Dolci Socialhaus

Tucked into a small storefront mid-block, this cafe is easy to miss – but to do so would be a mistake. The simple fare is transcendent thanks to a passionate flair for food provenance – even the bacon is smoked in-h…
Park in Osoyoos

Osoyoos Desert Centre

Hear the rattle of a snake and the songs of birds at the Osoyoos Desert Centre, 3km north of town, where interpretive kiosks along raised boardwalks meander through the dry land. The nonprofit center offers 90-minut…
Museum in Osoyoos

Nk'Mip Desert & Heritage Centre

Part of a First Nations empire, the Nk'Mip Desert & Heritage Centre features cultural demonstrations and tours of the arid ecology. Located off 45th St north of Hwy 3, it also has a desert golf course, the noted…
Winery in Osoyoos

LaStella Winery

A beautiful vision of Italy rises up near Osoyoos Lake. Terra-cotta roof tiles and floors and granite touches combine for one of the valley's most beautiful wineries. The Cabernet Sauvignon–based Maestoso is highly …
Gelato in Osoyoos

Roberto's Gelato

Located downtown near the lake, Roberto's always offers at least 24 splendid house-made flavors.
Lake in Osoyoos

Spotted Lake

About 8km west of town on Hwy 3, look for Spotted Lake, a weird natural phenomenon that once would have made a kitschy roadside attraction. In the hot summer sun, the lake's water begins to evaporate, causing its hi…
Park in Osoyoos

Cathedral Provincial Park

About 30km west of Keremeos, Cathedral Provincial Park is a 330-sq-km mountain wilderness that's a playground for the truly adventurous. The park offers excellent backcountry camping ($13) and hiking around wildflow…