About Osoyoos

Welcome to Osoyoos - a treasure in the sun. Osoyoos is Desert Wine Country's Sweet Spot with the charm of a beach town surrounded by the only living desert in Canada. Taste award winning wine bottled where it is grown, savour sun-warmed fruit straight off the tree, visit centres devoted to preservation of our ecology, native culture and local history and then refresh yourself in the warmest fresh water lake in Canada.

Mission Statement

To provide quality community services and facilities, which meet the needs of the current and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

Population - Statistics Canada Link


Osoyoos lies on the border with Washington State, approximately 4 ½ hours east of Vancouver at the junction of Highways 3 and 97.

Distances toKilometersMiles
Vancouver, BC394245
Calgary, AB734456
Edmonton, AB1033 642
Seattle, WA455283
Spokane, WA 307191
Kelowna International Airport 124 77
Penticton Regional Airport6238
Canada/US Border 5

The community is vibrant and active with excellent amenities. A dynamic downtown offers residents a broad range of goods and services. Our arts and cultural facilities include an active arts council, museum, concert society, and theatre group, as well as, various ethnic, service, and charity organizations giving Osoyoos a balance and sophistication normally found only in larger urban areas. Residents also enjoy a wide variety of recreational facilities including ice skating and curling complexes, an equestrian training facility and several world-class golf courses, ski areas and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities.