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5 Best Activities For Visiting Osoyoos In The Winter

The warm winters in Osoyoos boast tons of activities for locals and visitors to get out and experience the fresh air and treasures of the South Okanagan. Whether you’re looking to shred the ski hills or cozy up in a tasting room with a glass of ice wine and some artisanal snacks, there’s no better place to spend your winter vacation.

Visiting The Local Shops

There’s something special about exploring a street of local shops during an early winter morning with a cup of coffee or a hot chocolate in hand. Start your day with a walk down the trail of local boutiques and cafes of Osoyoos, finding all sorts of interesting treasures, artifacts, and gifts along the way.

Some of our favourite shops include:

Snowshoeing, Skiing, & Snowboarding

Although Osoyoos doesn’t get as much snow as your typical winter, snow sport lovers don’t have to go too far to find what they’re looking for.

You’ll discover all sorts of trails paired with beautiful mountain views at Baldy Mountain Resort and McKinney Nordic Ski Club. It’s up to you whether you want to shred their powdery hills with your skis or snowboard, or simply explore their peaceful cross-country and snowshoe trails.

Exploring The Historic & Cultural Destinations

If the ski hills aren’t for you, we recommend visiting the cultural destinations around Osoyoos such as the Okanagan Art Gallery, located on Main Street. Experience the vibrant community of artists from around the South Okanagan, each having designated wall space for their art. There are also plenty of events year-round, including an open house evening on the first Friday of each month. You can also make some memories with a fun date or family-night by checking out one of their art classes.

Another great place to check out this winter in Osoyoos is the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre. Learn about the lands, legends, and people of the Okanagan First Nations through multi-sensory theatre experiences, outdoor exhibits, and a sculpture gallery. Their galleries and displays have a fun, interactive environment that’s perfect for families and kids to learn.

Hunkering Down With Wines, Beers, & Spirits

Osoyoos and its surrounding area has so many wineries that if you close your eyes and throw a snowball, you’ll probably hit one. There’s also a few craft breweries (including the locals’ favourite, North Basin), cideries, and distilleries to choose from.

After a day of exploring the shops, galleries, and ski hills of the South Okanagan, make a well-deserved stop to unwind at a local tasting room with award winning wines, beers, or ciders.

The wineries around the South Okanagan are some of the best in Canada, with many of their wines winning awards around the world. Check out our other article to discover the best wineries to visit this winter in Osoyoos.

Dining Deliciously In Local Restaurants

There’s no shortage of amazing restaurants to choose from around Osoyoos this winter, ranging from fine to casual dining experiences. Some of our favourite Osoyoos restaurants include:

Osoyoos winters are packed with a range of activities for visitors of all ages and interests to explore. Create some memories by booking your Osoyoos winter vacation today – contact us at 1.888.755.3480. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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