Celebrate Earth Day this year with our list of activities to enjoy around Osoyoos that will make you feel just that little bit closer to nature. From appreciating the beauty of the South Okanagan with a stroll around the orchards and markets or participating in green initiatives throughout the community, no matter how you choose to celebrate, let’s come together and show some love for our planet.
Earth Day activities around Osoyoos include:
Osoyoos Library Community Plant & Seed Swap
Saturday, April 22, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sonora Community Centre – 8505 68 Ave, Osoyoos, V0H 1V0
Join like-minded green thumb enthusiasts at Sonora Community Centre on April 22nd. Bring your plant seeds, cuttings and starters for a fun-filled morning or afternoon of trading and exchanging. From delicious vegetables to colourful flowers, there’s something for everyone.
There will be a variety of experts on-site to answer any gardening questions you may have, as well as sharing helpful tips and tricks for growing. This event is completely free with no money exchanged, thanks to the generous support of the Town of Osoyoos, Desert Sun Counselling and the Osoyoos Library ORL. Come together and celebrate your love for plants and the environment!
Enjoy The Spring Blooms & Bounty Of Local Fruit
Celebrate Earth Day in Osoyoos by taking a leisurely stroll through stunning landscape bursting with colourful spring blooms. Experience the beauty of the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, with their peach and nectarine petals, pink apricot blossoms and white flashes of apple trees. Some of our favourite orchards, fruit stands and markets to visit this time of year include:
- Brar Fruit Stand & Orchards
- Casa Del Mell Orchards
- C&C Family Orchards
- Fernandes Fruit Market
- Osoyoos Farmers’ Market
You won’t want to miss out on the sight of cherries, apricots, peaches, pears and plums all in full bloom, each with their own unique hue and charm. Whether you’re a nature lover or just looking for a fun day where you can appreciate the beauty of the Valley, immerse yourself in the vibrant bounty of spring this weekend.
Embark On A Unique Eco Adventure
Experience the unique beauty of Osoyoos by participating in a variety of eco-adventure tours this Earth Day. Our little slice of paradise boasts one of the largest concentrations of species at risk in Canada, including over 100 rare plants and animals and over 300 rare invertebrates.
As the only desert in Canada, the indigenous plants and animals found in the “Osoyoos Arid Biotic Zone” are exclusive to this region. Take a walk on the wild side with a variety of hiking trails that will immerse you in this special setting, extending from Mexico North, right into the Okanagan Valley. Some of the local favourite trails include:
- Canal Walkway
- Oxbows Trail
- Mt. Kobau
- Mount Kruger Loop
- International Hike & Bike Trail
- Strawberry Creek Trail
Star Gazing During The Lyrids Meteor Shower
Discover the magic of the night sky during Earth Day celebrations in Osoyoos. With the Lyrids Meteor Shower at its peak on April 21 and April 22, star gazing opportunities abound in our beautiful region.
Watch the shower from Mt. Kobau or Anarchist Mountain and witness a stunning display of around 18 meteors every hour during the peak. Osoyoos has taken measures to limit light pollution to ensure optimal stargazing visibility, making it a prime destination to appreciate the beauty of the universe and our planet’s place in it.
Celebrate Earth Day With Watermark
At Watermark, we take our commitment to managing an environmentally sustainable business seriously. As a 3 Green Key Rated hotel with the Hotel Association of Canada, we’re dedicated to protecting the environment through wide-ranging policies and practices.
Through conservation programs and employee training, our friendly actions are making a difference. We believe that we live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, and every time we see the rugged mountain peaks, sparkling lakes and rolling desert hills of the South Okanagan, we are reminded that our sustainable practices matter.
We have several initiatives that include recycling, food and beverage programs and a composting plan. By implementing these practices and constantly seeking new ways to become more eco-friendly, we are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the planet for future generations. Join us in celebrating Earth Day and taking action to protect our environment. Explore how you can participate in our green initiatives.