Spring in Osoyoos
Whether you’re visiting Osoyoos for Spring Break or staying at Watermark Beach Resort for a relaxing getaway, there are plenty of great things to do this Spring. Osoyoos has beautiful weather and scenery, the Spring is the perfect time to visit and experience our quaint lakeside town for a quiet, peaceful getaway. Curious about what to expect for weather conditions? Check out the Watermark webcam for live weather updates!
No family trip to Osoyoos is complete without a visit to Rattlesnake Canyon, which boasts an 18-hole mini-golf course, bumper boats, go-karts, a rock climbing wall, a 1500 square foot arcade with over 30 games, tattoo parlour, bungee tree, tilt-a-whirl, and more! Visit the windmill for a treat or for cool refreshments. The little shop features 48 flavours of ice cream, cotton candy, iced cappuccinos, and cold drinks.
It may not technically be summer yet, but here in Osoyoos, golf season is about to be in full swing! Sonora Dunes and the Osoyoos Golf Club are opening their greens in a few weeks and are anticipating a great year of tee times ahead! Osoyoos Golf Club offers breathtaking views of Osoyoos Lake and the town of Osoyoos, where Watermark Beach Resort is located downtown. Watermark Beach Resort even offers golfing vacation packages! With the trees beginning to bud and tulips beginning to grow, Spring is a wonderful time to take in a round of golf in Osoyoos.
Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre
The heritage and culture of the Okanagan Indigenous community is an important part of life in the South Okanagan. The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre is an architecturally stunning interpretive centre with exhibits, galleries, and educational displays. The centre is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm and the facility is currently self-guided. The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre is educational, fun, and beautiful, making it a perfect activity to add to your adventure list!
Take in The Blooms
Osoyoos and the surrounding South Okanagan region is home to countless acres of orchards. In April, the hills and valleys are flooded with colour and white blooms as the orchard trees blossom. Take a stroll or leisurely drive down the peaceful country roads and experience cherry blossoms, pear blossoms, peach blossoms, and many more. For a little added fun, rent some bicycles and experience the fresh spring air on bike!
Bring a Bike
Speaking of bicycles, you can’t truly experience the South Okanagan without embarking on a bike ride on the scenic winding roads that surround Osoyoos’ world-class wineries. Watermark Beach Resort works with local businesses to bring guests action and adventure with guided bicycle tours! Get out there and speed down Anarchist Mountain, go on a bicycle wine tour, or simply experience the South Okanagan in relaxing style.
Hike In The Hills
The stunning hikes of Osoyoos will give you a great opportunity to see the plentiful wildflowers that bloom in spring, and many visitors find that the crisp spring air makes for a refreshing day spent outside. Whether you’re an avid explorer or someone who likes to take in the easy views, there’s a trail here for everyone! The Golden Mile Trail, Sẁiẁs Provincial Park (Haynes Point), and the Pioneer Walkway are a few favourites among many!
Thanks to the warmer temperatures in the South Okanagan, Osoyoos Lake tends to warm up early in the year. This means that it’s a favourite haunt for fisherman year round and you can expect to find plenty of rainbow trout and sockeye salmon! Grab your tackle box and hit the lake for some Osoyoos fishing!
Wine Your Way
Whether you’re a seasoned wine lover or completely new, a visit to a South Okanagan winery is an absolute must! In the spring, many wineries have new set hours or are available by appointment. Best of all, the off-season means that you can experience the winery in a quieter environment and you will likely have the undivided attention of the staff. Depending on the winery, you may even be able to take a tour with the winery owner or winemaker himself! Osoyoos is blessed with a wide variety of world-class wineries to choose from, book your wine tour today or stop by some fave local wineries for a taste of the good stuff!
You’re going to need some serious fuel to keep up with all these adventures, and Osoyoos is rich with delicious dining options for all! Enjoy stunning lakeside views and delectable dishes at 15 Park Bistro, or dig into some coffee shop favourites at JoJo’s Cafe just a short walk up the street from your Watermark suite. Dine among the vines at Hester Creek’s Tuscan inspired restaurant, Terrafina. For the best views in town, visit Tinhorn Creek’s restaurant, Miradoro, and enjoy some indulgent mediterranean dishes. In town for a while? The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry, Masala Bistro at Kismet Winery, and Campo Marina offer a fantastic assortment of mouth-watering cuisines to choose from!
* Before planning an exciting itinerary, please check with local businesses to ensure availability.