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 enjoy all that Southern BC has to offer during our warm winter season. Put away your parka and jump right into one of the many winter activities that Osoyoos has to offer.
A major upside to Osoyoos’ mild winter is that it presents the opportunity to play outside year-round. Hitting the links here is easy and with Sonora Dunes Golf Course closing only a handful of days each year, it is an ideal course for enthusiasts of the sport. With a low average annual snowfall of only 5.4 cm, the Sonora Dunes Golf Course is able to offer one of the longest golf seasons in Canada.
Our mild climate also allows visitors year-round access to hiking and biking. Just minutes from downtown, you can experience breathtaking views of Osoyoos Lake and surrounding desert hills, from one of the many trails throughout the city, or from your own private, lakeview balcony. If navigating the trails isn’t your cup of tea, a shopping spree in the trendy boutiques of downtown Osoyoos should do the trick and supply you with a good workout.
Taking in the Winter in Wine Country Festival is a must for any Canadian snowbird, but if you miss it, there’s still plenty of opportunity to experience our BC wine country. Osoyoos is home to more than 20 fabulous wineries, including North America’s first aboriginal owned and operated winery, NK’Mip Cellars, as well as other VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) rated wineries. From Merlot to Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay to our unique Ice Wine offerings, there is something for every vino loving snowbird here in Osoyoos.
Along with a wide range of fun activities to indulge in, Osoyoos also provides snowbirds with an budget-friendly winter getaway. Watermark Beach Resort offers affordable monthly rates on home away from home style suites, which include fully equipped gourmet kitchens, in-suite laundry, complimentary internet access & local calls, and complimentary secured underground parking. Fly to us snowbirds! Call 1-888-755-3480 or visit us online to book your winter stay.