Vineyard at Nk'Mip Cellars
(Vincor International photo)


Bird Watching

Bald Eagles in a tree

The wetlands, grasslands, forests and mountain meadows surrounding Osoyoos provide ideal nesting and resting habitat for birds that make this their summer home, winter haven or stopover during migration season.

Few places in North America offer such a variety of easily accessible terrain where birders can visit dry desert sagebrush habitat and subalpine tundra in the same day. Bring binoculars.

Highlight Bird Watching Sites

Haynes Point Provincial Park on Osoyoos Lake and the Osoyoos Oxbows (a remnant of the former Okanagan River habitat) host numerous species in their wetlands. The Golden Mile Trail (16km/10mi north) is part of the National Bluebird Trail and Vaseux Lake (35km/22mi north) is the site of a bird sanctuary and summer banding station.

Okanagan Valley Birding Trail

The Okanagan Valley Birding Trail booklet highlights 17 birding sites within a 35km/22mi radius of downtown Osoyoos.

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Great Horned Owl Eco-Tours Limited - Osoyoos

3827 - 35th St
Osoyoos, British Columbia
V0H 1V6

Great Horned Owl Eco-Tours Limited offers outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, a variety of unique, educational excursions & exciting learning opportunities in & around Canada's only desert. Birdwatching & Nature Adventure Tour: multiple stops in a mecca for bird watching. Fractured Rock Gold Mine: visit the historic gold mining town of Hedley & pan for gold on the Similkameen River.The Complete Okanagan Experience Tour starts with a walk in the desert, followed by a tour of a 212 ha (700 ac) organic farm & to complete the day, wine tasting at 3 wineries. All tours include transportation, lunch & refreshments.

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