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Osoyoos Lake

Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Osoyoos
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Swimming
Description: Known as the "warmest lake in Canada," Osoyoos Lake stretches fourteen miles and is a favorite for summer recreation and winter sports.
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Osoyoos, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The lake is very calm and serene situated in a valley between two mountain ranges thus creating fantastic views. Orchards and wineries are plentiful.Great for boating and all water activities skiing, paddle boarding, kiyaking etc. Also free boat trailer park and storage for out of town visitors Haynes Point juts almost across lake and has numerous campsites suitable for tenting... More

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Cwmbran, Wales, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This lake is the warmest lake in Canada all year round the views over the lake are breathtaking. Hotels are all situated right on the lakeside with beach access, the wildlife is amazing to watch. This place is very relaxing and at sunset very romantic if with that special person. Daybreak is also not a let down the views over... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Gorgeous lake that is calm most of the time. interesting peninsula juts nearly across the lake at one point. Excellent for swimming, boating, fishing with several nice beaches. Outstanding lake feature in South Okanagan.

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Bassano, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Warm water. Great for sailing. We have been coming here for five years now. People at sailing club are fantastic. They always make you feel at home.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

What a great day We had walking the Lake, and seeing the wind surfers, having a great time on the water

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Langton, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This lake is pristine,very beautiful with the mountains as a backdrop. Clean sparkling water. A great place to take children and not have to worry about them. I was amazed how clean it was

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Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The first thing our family did after a long day of driving was to check into a hotel, dumped our luggages in the hotel and walked toward the osoyoos lake. It's very relaxing and calming. There were people playing volleyballs and people barbequing. There were two hemmocks to sit and enjoy the lake ( only for hotel guests). It's a... More

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Victoria, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The lake is great , but more for kids as it is very shallow of the motel we were at. Not sure about the rest of the beach .Probably the same. You have to go passed the swim lines to swim other wise your feet hit the bottom went your kicking.

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Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We just love visiting Canada's warmest lake. Friendly people everywhere and a great lake, with fantastic hotels and motels.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

It's a small lake, warm water, great for swimming - especially for little ones as it's quite shallow. We rented a Wave Runner for an hour - but the lake is small and you can only go up and down it so many times. But it is one of the prettiest little spots we have ever seen.

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