While summer may be coming to a close in many parts of BC, beachside temperatures and bluebird skies remain in Osoyoos. At the heart of it all, Watermark Beach Resort is a prime late-summer destination that’s perfect for a mid-week vacation, “work from home” retreat or an escape from dreary weather.
Whatever your reason is for booking your fall getaway, get to know what awaits you in the late-summer paradise of the South Okanagan:
- Explore the golf courses around Osoyoos.
- Indulge in fine wines and learn about the process during harvest season.
- Make memories with activities and events revolving around harvest season.
- Dive into the flavours of the region with plenty of dining experiences to choose from.
- Take a deep breath of crisp autumn air with a variety of outdoor activities.
From Fairways To Fine Wines
Golf In Osoyoos
Embrace the longest golf season in Canada against the picturesque backdrop of Osoyoos this fall. Our courses, nestled amidst rolling hills and serene vistas present a bespoke fairway experience. With the gentle fall temperatures to set the mood, swing a drive on an Osoyoos golf course during your fall stay.
Explore Wineries & Vineyards During Harvest Season
As the sun casts its golden hue over the greens, curiosity beckons in the vineyards and wine tours of Osoyoos. During this time of year, Osoyoos’s vineyards hum with the vibrant energy of the harvest season. Each sip from the region’s tasting rooms ignite the senses and tell a story of the land, blending tradition and taste for a delightful foray into wine region elegance.
Harvest Hues & Delightful Views
Autumn in Osoyoos is a tapestry of vibrant colours and rich traditions, and there’s no better time to experience its bountiful beauty than during harvest season. The landscape becomes a mosaic of orange pumpkin patches, golden grain fields and apple orchards heavy with crimson and emerald fruits, promising a cornucopia of experiences for any age. There’s no shortage of harvest activities to enjoy and explore, including:
- Farm Tours: Osoyoos farms open their gates to visitors eager to understand the journey from soil to table. Get a firsthand look at the meticulous care, tradition and innovation behind the region’s agricultural successes. Feel the satisfaction of digging up a carrot, meet the farm animals and learn about the sustainable practices that have been the cornerstone of Osoyoos farming.
- Pumpkin Patches: Meander through sprawling pumpkin patches, where the hunt for the perfect pumpkin becomes a delightful adventure. Whether you’re planning to carve a Jack-O-Lantern or bake a sumptuous pie, the experience is as rewarding as the prize.
- Apple Picking: Orchards laden with juicy apples beckon families to partake in the time honoured tradition of apple picking. Fill your baskets with varieties like Honeycrisp, McIntosh or Gala, each bite capturing the essence of the Okanagan.
- Local Produce Stands: The roadsides come alive with stands showcasing the freshest of fall produce – squashes, beets, peppers and more. It’s a wonderful opportunity to stock up on fresh produce, local jams, jellies and artisanal products that are the pride of Osoyoos.
- Harvest Festivities: As the season unfolds, Osoyoos plays host to a range of events celebrating the harvest and the fall. From hayrides to harvest dances, cooking classes and weekly farmers’ markets, there’s festivity to cater to every whim and fancy.
This fall, booking your Watermark escape in Osoyoos offers more than just picturesque vistas. It presents an opportunity to connect with the land, relish the fruits of hard work and partake in traditions that have shaped the region for generations. Dive into the heart of the harvest season and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Fill Up Your Plate & Palate
As the crisp autumn air whispers through Osoyoos, it brings with it a symphony of flavours, ripe for discovery. Dining experiences in the region offer nothing short of a gastronomic celebration. At the heart of this experience lies our very own 15 Park Bistro.
Nestled amidst the picturesque surroundings of Osoyoos, 15 Park Bistro offers a unique blend of ambiance and culinary artistry. The menu, inspired by the bounty of the season, boasts dishes that are crafted using the freshest local produce.
Coupled with the warm glow of our interiors, intimate seating and panoramic views of Osoyoos’s landscape, every meal here transcends the ordinary. This fall, let 15 Park Bistro be your culinary gateway to the best Osoyoos has to offer.
Take A Breath Of Fresh Autumn Air
As the golden hues of fall adorn Osoyoos, the landscape transforms into an expansive playground for outdoor enthusiasts. With the summer heat mellowing and the air taking on a crisp edge, it’s the perfect time to step out and embrace nature’s wonders.
- Hit The Trails: The hiking opportunities around Osoyoos are unparalleled during the fall. As leaves change colour and the foliage turns fiery red, amber and gold, trails such as the Mount Kobau and the Anarchist Mountain invite hikers to experience panoramic views that stretch on for miles. Whether you’re a seasoned trekker or just looking for a leisurely stroll, the trails cater to all, each offering its own unique vantage point of the valley below.
- Bird Watching: Fall is also the season of migration, making Osoyoos a haven for birdwatchers. As the skies come alive with flocks heading south, the wetlands and lakeshores teem with avian activity. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars – you might spot rare species like the long-billed curlew or the northern harrier.
- Lakeside Activities: While the temperatures are cooler, the allure of Osoyoos Lake remains. Engage in serene kayaking or canoeing sessions or simply take a lakeside walk, enjoying the reflections of autumn’s palette on the water’s surface.
- Cycling Adventures: For those who prefer to explore on two wheels, the picturesque routes around Osoyoos offer a thrilling cycling experience. Meander through vineyards, orchards and along lake edges, feeling the rhythm of the pedals and the wind against your face.
Flexibility Is Our Middle Name
We understand that everyone’s schedule is different. Whether you’re looking to get away for a few days or set up a temporary work-from-resort situation, we’ve got you covered. With our high-speed internet and serene views from your comfortable condo suite, you can seamlessly transition between work and relaxation.
Looking to get the best bang for your buck? We recommend booking your trip for the mid-week. Not only do you get to enjoy our resort at a more relaxed, quieter pace, but you’ll also benefit from the best rates.