Established as a customs point on the Canada-US border, Osoyoos (population 4,752) is a town of many faces.
Its location on Osoyoos Lake, surrounded by grasslands, highlands and mountains, ensures that outdoor recreation will always be a draw.
People come to Osoyoos for water activities, golf, hiking and cycling in summer and downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter. They also come for wine tasting and dining, to learn about the endangered desert ecology and the Okanagan First Nation.
The call of the outdoors is irresistible in Osoyoos. With Osoyoos Lake forming the heart of the town, beaches beckon swimmers and sun-soakers, thrill-seekers ride on or over the waves in every style from wakeboard to parasail and anglers ply the waters in search of lively bass.