There’s plenty to do in Osoyoos in the wintertime!
Living in Osoyoos means enjoying Canada’s warmest winter year after year. When the temperatures dip and the occasional frost covers the ground, we look to activities such as skiing, winter winery tours, and more. If you’re staying with us this season, be sure to check out our favourite ways to enjoy the fresh, fantastic beauty of winter!
Hit the Slopes
Baldy Mountain Resort is a great place to spend the day skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing. The resort is one of the highest ski elevations in Canada, with a summit of 2,310m and a ski lift that services up to 2,123m.
At the resort, you can try downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, even disc golf! Enjoy a restorative meal at the Baldy Bar & Lounge, or come back to Watermark and pair your meal with a glass of award-winning local wine at the Restaurant at Watermark.
If you love cross-country skiing, consider McKinney Nordic Ski Club. The club maintains over 9 km of groomed cross-country ski trails, as well as snowshoe trails, among BC’s beautiful mountains. Trail use is by donation. Don’t forget to snap a selfie!
Winter Wine Country
Many of the local wineries remain open during the winter. Plan your own day trip, or do what we do and contact one of our preferred tour operators. A professional tour company can give you so much detail and information about local wineries, and you don’t have to worry about who’s driving!
Some of our favourite wineries open in the winter include:
Taste Local Flavours
When you think of eating local, summer months full of bountiful produce come to mind. But many local provisioners and farmers work year-round to bring delicious tastes to you. The Restaurant at Watermark takes pride in working with as much local fare as we can in the winter, whether it be local breadmakers, artisan honey, or pickles & preserves. Enjoy hearty meals that suit the season, such as our slow-braised brisket or pasta with house-made bolognese sauce.
We’re offering a special menu until February 2nd for Dine Around Thompson 2020. Get a delicious three-course meal that highlights the best of the region for only $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Replenish Mind & Body
The start of the year is a great time to renew and replenish both your mind and body. The Levia Wellness Spa offers many different treatments to help you look and feel your best. Using botanicals and minerals to customize your treatment, Levia becomes a welcoming, warm oasis in the midst of winter.
The nearby Pur-Zen Fitness in Oliver offers yoga, cycling, and meditation classes. You can find sessions for all activity levels. Call to book an appointment and get your blood pumping.