Calling All Snowbirds – Osoyoos Is Your Home Away from Home!

Contrary to popular belief, most Canadians do not live in igloos. In fact, here in Osoyoos, BC we are lucky to have the highest winter temperatures in the country, rarely dropping below 0 degrees Celsius. Near the border between Canada and Washington, and sharing the Sonoran Desert with the popular snowbird state of Arizona, our small town boasts Canada’s warmest winter and is an ideal vacation spot for snowbirds worldwide. Osoyoos’ own Watermark Beach Resort welcomes snowbirds from around the world to come and experience this incredible community each year. Many of our snowbirds stay a month or four and

Special Olympics Honours Partnership with Watermark

We are blessed to call the South Okanagan home and the entire team at Watermark Beach Resort knows the importance of supporting our local community. One of the wonderful causes that we choose to support is the South Okanagan chapter of Special Olympics BC (SOBC). Special Olympics BC provides individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in activities, sports, and socializing events. In order to offer a variety of winter and summer sports, including soccer, track & field, alpine skiing, and curling, as well as youth programs, Special Olympics BC counts on the donations of both money and time

3 Winter in Wine Country Events You Won’t Want To Miss

Cozying up by the fire, drinking peppermint hot chocolate, watching Elf in your winter onesie… Sounds like your stereotypical winter day, doesn’t it? At Watermark Beach Resort we love a little relaxation and coziness, but we also think that winter is a great time to celebrate and enjoy friends, parties, and most importantly – wine! What better way to make the most of the season than visiting the Winter in Wine Country Festival and all of the wonderful events that it has to offer? The Festival will be taking place around Oliver and Osoyoos over two weekends; November 27th-29th and

TV Premieres and Winter Brunch for the Wine Country Festival at Watermark!

Pour us some vino and turn up the party! Watermark Beach Resort is gearing up for the Winter in Wine Country Festival, and we’re excited to be hosting some of the Festival’s fun (and tasty) events. The Winter in Wine Country Festival will be taking place around Oliver and Osoyoos November 27th to 29th and December 4th to 6th. Mark us down in your calendar for these two great events: Winter in Wonderland Brunch @ Watermark Beach Resort Join us between 9:00am and 1:00pm on November 29th, for a morning filled with winter festivities and treats! Nosh on our Winter

3 Great Osoyoos Halloween Events for All Ages!

Ok, we’re a little bit biased, but we truly believe that Osoyoos is one of the best communities in Canada. The entire South Okanagan offers a friendly, neighbourly, and welcoming environment for all who visit and those who are lucky enough to call this place home. Halloween is a particularly fun time as local businesses get together to host a variety of events, offering fun for all ages. For the Kids (and you too!) Trick or Treat Main Street is a popular annual event in Osoyoos that caters to the young ones. Local businesses along Osoyoos’ Main Street, including Watermark

Not So Handy in the Kitchen? Get Thanksgiving Dinner To Go!

Nothing brings family and friends together like a delicious holiday meal. Of course, not everyone has Chef Adair’s culinary skills or wants to spend their day in the kitchen (although the kitchens in our suites are fabulous!). Luckily for you, that’s where we come in! Watermark Beach Resort’s Thanksgiving Dinners To Go is back by popular demand this year. This delicious Thanksgiving dinner was such a hit that we just had to bring it back again! Relax and unwind while our own Chef Adair and his team prepare a homemade Thanksgiving dinner like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. Imagine a

Give Thanks With a Delicious Thanksgiving Sparkling Brunch

Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday in Canada and a chance to spend some quality time with friends and family. In the South Okanagan, Thanksgiving marks the harvest season and local vineyards, wineries and farmers are busy gathering up the delicious fruits and vegetables that our region is known for. Our team at Watermark Beach Resort knows that we have a lot to be thankful for and we want to share the best of our region with you and your family. On Sunday, October 11th, you are invited to join Watermark’s own Chef Adair for a very special Thanksgiving Sparkling Brunch.

5 Tips For Attending The Festival of the Grape in Oliver

Since 1997, Oliver’s Festival of the Grape has been upping the ante for wine events in the South Okanagan, drawing in thousands of wine lovers to celebrate at the Fall Wine Festival’s largest outdoor event. Presented by the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce, more than 50 wineries attend the popular annual event each year, giving wine lovers an excellent opportunity to taste and experience the best from each local winery in one convenient location. This wine tasting event is a whole lot of fun for the entire family, so check out our tips to make the most of your day

Missing Summer? Join Us For a Special Midweek Quickie!

Do you feel like summer just flew by and you didn’t have a chance to relax? You’re not alone! While the temperatures begin to cool down and the air gets chilly in cities like Vancouver and Calgary, things are still looking bright and sunny here in Osoyoos. In fact, throughout the month of September, the average daily high in our peaceful South Okanagan community stays above 20°C and the lake is still warm enough for an afternoon dip. Basically, it’s the perfect time – and place – for a Midweek Quickie at Watermark!     Escape the stresses of work

Upgrades for the Kettle Valley Rail Trail from Oliver to Osoyoos

The Okanagan Valley is a haven for cyclists with multiple events and races taking place throughout the year; you can even do a wine tour by bicycle! In a region that is well-known for its excellent cycling opportunities, it was only a matter of time before improvements were made to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, a popular multi-use pathway that offers a great ride for cyclists. Constructed between 1910 and 1915, the Coast-to-Kootenay portion of the Kettle Valley Railroad connected the Kootenays and Okanagan region to the West Coast. Originally constructed as a means to maintain Canadian sovereignty during a