Wow!- Watermark In The News

Here at Watermark Beach Resort, we love to hear stories of your stay. We delight in your anecdotes and pictures which make their way to our social media through #funatwatermark. We love your reviews. We love when a new books a stay or checks in and says “well our friends had such a fun time at Watermark we wanted to come and see for ourselves”. It’s word of mouth, or in other words, Words of Watermark… known as WOW! When we see Watermark Beach Resort being featured in the media, it fills us with pride. Our team, and all of

Enjoy a Love Affair With the Desert: Romancing the Desert

The annual Romancing the Desert fundraiser gala event takes place Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Osoyoos Desert Centre. Experience the beauty of the desert from sunlight to starlight and discover the wild night life of the desert ecosystem.  Enjoy an evening of food and wine highlighted by a twilight tour through one of Canada’s rarest and most unique habitats. Enjoy an outdoor dinner in a beautiful desert setting. After dinner, take a stroll along the Desert Centre’s boardwalk on a one-of-a-kind guided tour through this spectacular habitat. During the tour you’ll stop at stations to sample local wine

Osoyoos Knows How to Celebrate Canada Day in a Big Way!

While you may know Osoyoos as your friendly, small town, home-away-from-home, our little community knows how to celebrate in a big way! This year, the 68th Annual Cherry Fiesta helps celebrate Canada Day with a day that’s packed full of activities and ends with the best Canada Day fireworks in B.C. Hope you had a great Canada Day! We sure did… This is a photo of the first ever @watermarkresort float in the July 1st parade! Not bad for rookies and the only hotel in the parade! A photo posted by Watermark Beach Resort (@watermarkresort) on Jul 2, 2015 at

Kid-Friendly, Fun Activities and Things to Do in Osoyoos!

At Watermark Beach Resort, we welcome thousands of families to our Osoyoos community each year. For some of our families, a visit to Watermark has become a yearly tradition and in such a family-friendly hotel and community, it’s not hard to see why!   During your stay with us, be sure to check out some of the great kids activities and attractions. Hands on Harvest Farm Tour Food and wine for you, farm animal fun for the kids – it’s a win-win! Watermark Beach Resort has partnered with Covert Farms to bring you ‘A Culinary Journey Through Canada’s Desert’, a

3 Reasons to Try Stand Up Paddleboarding in Osoyoos!

In 2013, Stand Up Paddleboarding, a delightful combination of surfing and kayaking, was the fastest growing watersport in the world! In one year alone, paddleboard gear sales increased by 200% and in 2012, the sport had its own global championship. When you consider the various health and entertainment benefits, this surge in popularity comes as no surprise. Paddleboarding is not only fun and versatile, it’s also seriously good for your body! Total Body Workout Standing on a paddleboard requires balance and this balance requires a strong core and strong legs. Moving the paddleboard requires upper body strength as you guide

Watermark Recognized as Best Beach Resort in Canada!

We are honoured to announce that Watermark Beach Resort has been recognized as the best beach resort in Canada by Hotels.com‘s “Loved by Guests Awards” 2016. After compiling 20 million honest reviews by hotel guests from all over the world, 2,700 hotels across 94 countries were classified as outstanding and awarded the top Loved By Guests gold award, with Watermark being named among the 86 winners coming out of Canada. In fact, Watermark Beach Resort is the only beach resort to be named to this list! As the Hotels.com Loved by Guests awards are established by the genuine and trusted reviews left by those who have actually

3 Tips for Becoming the King of BBQ

Summer is in the air and the season of backyard BBQ is upon us! Before you arm yourself with the tongs and spatula, follow these 4 tips to surprise, delight, and entice your BBQ guests. Preparation, Preparation, Preparation… “Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first 4 sharpening the axe” said Abraham Lincoln. Well when it comes to BBQ, Abe’s wisdom holds true. Professional chefs always spend time finding the perfect BBQ, reliable tools and the right charcoal for that nice, smoky flavour. Make sure your charcoal is good quality, lumpwood is a

Justify Your Winecation with 3 Health Benefits of Red Wine

With the famous and beloved Half Corked Marathon returning to Osoyoos this May, let’s take a deeper look at the Okanagan’s most delicious and artful product: wine! While it’s common knowledge that exercise, like running marathons, is good for the human body and soul, turns out red wine also has some significant health advantages! Happiness! Several Spanish studies reported in the journal ‘BCM Medicine’ that drinking moderate amounts of wine might reduce the risk of depression! Researchers examined 2,683 men and 2,822 women to show that those who consumed 2 – 7 glasses of red wine a week for 7

Winemaker Profile: Sara Harker, Rustic Roots Winery

With Devour starting this evening, May 6th, and continuing throughout the weekend, we want to give you a little peak into the lives and minds of some the Similkameen Wineries Association members who will be pouring during the food, film wine and fun filled event. This weekend-long event is a foodie’s dream, set among the backdrop of one of Canada’s top food and wine regions. Festival events include an East vs West Showdown featuring Chef Michael Howell and Chef Adair Scott; a 6 course, wine paired dinner, with dishes from some of BC’s top chefs, paired with Similkameen wines and

Winemaker Profile: Michael Clark, Clos du Soleil Winery

The final countdown is on for Devour! Okanagan The Food Film Fest and we want to give you a little peek into the lives and minds of some of the Similkameen Wineries Association members who will be pouring during the weekend of food, film, wine, and fun. This weekend-long event is a foodie’s dream, set among the backdrop of one of Canada’s top food and wine regions. Festival events include an East vs West Showdown featuring Chef Michael Howell and Chef Adair Scott; a 6 course, wine paired dinner, with dishes from some of BC’s top chefs, paired with Similkameen