the hot and dry summer months, evaporation and
crystallization cause the formation of white ringed
circles on top of the lake, thus the name's inspiration.
Although privately owned, sightseers can get a great
view from the highway.
For the casual outdoor
enthusiast, Osoyoos has many walkways along the beach,
beside orchards, on side streets, or for a pleasant stroll
downtown. Bike and motor-scooters are available for rent and
many visitors spend the entire day riding along the lake.
With any outdoor activity you must first decide on the
myriad gorgeous views - fruit trees, the lake, pine trees
and the steep mountains that envelope the valley.
What would a visit to
Osoyoos be without some of the local produce? Osoyoos
produces the earliest fruit crops in Canada - from cherries
to wild asparagus you can get it here first. Planning a trip
around the fruit season? The fruit trees bloom in April,
with the first crop of cherries in late June, followed by
apricots, peaches, pears, apples and finally grapes in late
At the Windmill, guests
are promised great service, great quality and great
value for the money, please do stop in when visiting
"Dutch tradition at its
Teahouse - Tours - Gifts
This Osoyoos land mark since 1974, officially re-opened
in March 1998 as a 36 seat teahouse, with a gift shop
and stone grinding flour mill. On the main level, the
traditionally costumed staff will be more than happy to
serve you light lunch, High Tea, or a selection from the
extensive array of delectable desserts and wide
assortment of beverages available in the Teahouse. the
gift shop on the second floor features Delft blue ware,
wooden shoes, collector plates and many unique and
special gift items. Throughout the day guests may visit
the self-directed tour of the cap and every hour, free
demonstrations of the flour grinding process take place.
Be sure to enjoy the beautiful spring tulip garden and
to step into the large wooden shoes to have your picture
A recently built attraction
is An adventure mini golf course, this small theme
park also has bumper boats. Don't miss the grand opening
Don't forget to visit the
Osoyoos museum, know to be the "Best Small Town Museum in
B.C." The museum features one of the finest displays from
the archives of the B.C. Provincial Police. There are Indian
artifacts, the first Canada Custom's House in the early
1800's, an 1879 log building, and the only liquor distilling
apparatus to be found in a B.C. museum. Also of interest are
artifacts from the local pioneers, miners, ranchers and
farmers that struggled to reclaim this desert. It is open
from the May long weekend until Labour Day Weekend.
And don't forget about our
annual cherry fiesta which is held every year on July 1,
Canada Day. Many events are planned through out the day,
including a pancake breakfast, parade, the Cherry Spitting
competition, and at night we have the Fireworks display.
Don't miss out on all the festivities and excitement!
A strip of land, stretching
out into the middle of the lake, provides a setting for one
of the most unusual camping areas in B.C. - The spit
narrows to just over 60 feet wide in spots, providing an
excellent view of both Osoyoos and the U.S., then bubbles
out into a forested campground at the end. This full service
park offers walks, talks, audio-visual programs and other
activities related to the natural and human history of the