A Circuit Unlike Any Other.

Watermark Beach Resort is proud to be the chosen accommodation partner for Area 27 and Academy 27. The only 3-mile track west of Ontario, the creation of Area 27 is the ultimate driving playground. With more days of sunshine than anywhere else in Canada, you can stay a little longer and drive a little more. Area 27 is a race track designed to take advantage of the natural elevation and unique landscape offered in Canada’s only desert. With 16 corners to tempt and challenge, drivers of all abilities will be tested.

“My goal is not to be a race-car driver. The reason I’m racing is because I enjoy being in the car and being on the edge” – Jacques Villeneuve

Off the track, slow yourself down and enjoy the breathtaking South Okanagan lifestyle: championship golf courses, award-winning wineries, incredible dining experiences and an extended summer of fun on Osoyoos Lake.

Speed Up & Slow Down. // Preferred Member Rates Available

Watermark Beach Resort is thrilled to welcome visitors of Area 27 with waterfront accommodations in a luxury suite with resort amenities, secured underground parking and spectacular views. A leisurely 20-minute drive from the track, you will enjoy a stay in the heart of Osoyoos where most everything else is a short walk away.

Watermark Beach Resort offers special rates & long-term accommodation rentals.


The Driving Forces Behind Area 27

Area 27 is Inspired by a Legend, Designed by a Champion, Constructed by A Pro and Offers Coaching by a Master.


Bill Drossos

An Enthusiast’s Dream

While Area 27 is built on the hard work and dedication of many people, it took the vision of one person to drive it from concept toward completion. It started in 1978 when one 11-year-old boy watched in awe as a relatively unknown Canadian racecar driver took the motorsport world by storm and showed people everywhere that by working hard, taking chances, and acting with full commitment and integrity, anything is possible – even for a kid from the Okanagan with a dream of racing cars on a track in his own backyard.

Jacques Villeneuve

“I have always relished the challenge of designing an exciting track…the goal is to design a track I would be proud of getting pole position on, where the fans would also enjoy watching an exciting race” – Jacques Villeneuve

Gilles Villeneuve

Trevor Siebert


Setting a new standard for private track education, we provide motorsport enthusiasts with performance driving skills on a world-class circuit. Head coach Kees Nierop and our team of professionals will teach you how to safely explore the limits of your vehicle.

Whether you have yet to set tires on a track or want to better your performance driving skills, our ASN-approved curriculum is designed to give you the tools to master every corner. During these sessions, the only competition you have is you.

Captured Luxury and Adventure

Check out some of the excitement from Watermark & Area 27