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Things To Do In Osoyoos During Your Stay (When You’re Not At The Beach)

Discover a New Side to Osoyoos

The South Okanagan is known for its balmy temperatures, incredible lake views, and a never-ending itinerary of adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities. Beyond being a natural paradise, Osoyoos is also home to some amazing, family-friendly attractions and entertainment that allows visitors to catch a break from the heat indoors. Discover a whole new side of Osoyoos and find even more reasons to keep coming back.

Enjoy & Indulge with Osoyoos Dining

Some would say that vacation food is the best kind of food out there, and Osoyoos is stacked with top-rated dining options to indulge in! 15 Park Bistro is located in our building, facing the lakeside, and boasts decadent dishes expertly crafted with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Diners can expect exceptional service and an immaculate setting with thoughtfully selected details and signature black and white décor. Menu items include Chef Atkin’s special Lobster-filled features, like the Lobster Nachos, Lobster Ravioli, and our favorite, Lobster Mac & Cheese.

Osoyoos has many fantastic options for enjoying a delicious meal, and visitors and residents alike can settle in for some wonderful wine, tasty treats, and delectable dining at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery, Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek Winery, and The Sonora Room at the Burrowing Owl Estates.

Looking for something a little lighter? Check out Jojo’s Cafe on Main and the Junction 3 Coffee House for some coffee-shop eats that hit the spot and friendly service from the locals.

Relax & Unwind With a Well-Deserved “Spaaaaa” Day

Catch a break from the hustle & bustle of daily life and an endless list of to-dos, and treat yourself (or someone else) to a day of pampering at Levia Wellness Day Spa, found within the surrounding storefronts of the Watermark Community. Let your stress slip away as you are treated like royalty to rejuvenating services in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere.

Need a sensory reset? Experience the tranquil serenity of the float tank followed by a Reflexology or Reiki treatment. For a truly decadent experience, book Levia’s signature “Unwind your Mind” service which spoils guests to a tandem Organic Facial and Foot Reflexology treatment that relaxes, refreshes, and rebalances; a full-body experience you won’t soon forget. Bring your partner and enjoy the luxurious Couples Peaceful Retreat Package to create intimately relaxing memories together as you’re given the royal treatment. Looks like your vacation just reached a new level of therapeutic peacefulness and relaxation.

Sip & Enjoy The Flavours Of The South Okanagan; Plan A Wine Tour

It wouldn’t be a trip to Wine Country without enjoying the fruits of local labor at one of the many highly esteemed and award-winning wineries found in the South Okanagan.

Plan a full day of winery hopping on your own, or hire a wine tour group to be chauffeured around the South Okanagan to world-famous wineries while you learn (and taste) about the history and procurement of your favourite wines.

Watermark has partnered with some of the best guided local wine tour companies who can’t wait to showcase their favorite estates and vineyards. Our concierge can help you decide which tour would suit your palate best and can help you make the most of your time in the South Okanagan. Some of our favourite tours to work with include Okanagan Wine Tours, Swiws Spirit Tours, Ok Wine Shuttle, and Wine Tours Gone South.

Learn & Experience History At The Nk’mip Desert Cultural Center

Experience the desert like never before at the Nk’mip Desert Cultural Center. The self-guided exhibitions walk visitors through two multi-sensory theatres that share the rich history of the Syilx people of the Okanagan Nation and the epic legend of Sen’klip, (the Coyote).

Immersive displays that showcase local desert wildlife, artifacts and more are found inside the sustainably designed building. Architects and designers combined their knowledge of sustainable design practices and traditional building methods to create this beautiful, environmentally sound structure for visitors to enjoy for many years to come.

In the summer months, visitors can enjoy touring the Nk’mip nature trails and try their hand at rappelling in the desert.

Marvel & Wonder At The Desert Model Railroad

All Aboard! We’re heading over to the Desert Model Railroad to be wowed by intricately planned and executed model train cityscapes. Known as Canada’s largest Marklin lay-out, 45 impressive computer-controlled trains run through very detailed landscaping and European-style towns with immersive interactive activities included throughout the layouts. This incredible, award-winning local attraction will have the whole family entertained and fascinated at the impeccable details and quirks of this miniature fantasy world.

Be sure to stop by the Desert Model Railroad to experience the magic of this family-owned business before it closes its doors permanently after the September Long Weekend

Frequently Asked Questions

How bad is the smoke in Osoyoos?

We are currently seeing more days with clear blue skies (and a little haze), than smokey days. View our webcam for updated weather conditions.

Are masks mandatory in the South Okanagan?

Yes, currently masks are not mandatory, however, we still encourage all visitors to read and review all health and safety guidelines prior to their visit. Find more information about current health regulations here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/response

Is the resort currently at risk from the fires?

No, thanks to the local and visiting firefighters’ incredible bravery and hard work, Watermark Beach Resort is currently not at risk from the fires. We are working closely to monitor the wildfire situation with local authorities and will keep our guests updated with any news regarding evacuations as soon as it becomes available

Is it safe to swim at the lake with the wildfire smoke?

Currently, it is perfectly safe to spend your days swimming in Osoyoos Lake, however, we recommend guests check out the BC Air Quality Index to ensure their own safety prior to hitting the beach.

What is the current Health & Safety status in Osoyoos?

Watermark Beach Resort is proud to belong to such a diverse and vibrant community and we can’t wait to show our guests and visitors the magic of our humble lakeside town. Contact us or give our helpful concierge a call at 250.495.5500 for more information regarding your stay!

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