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Address: Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
Activities: Swimming
Description: Known as the "warmest lake in Canada," Osoyoos Lake stretches fourteen...
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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Lovely lake right in the middle of town

This lake is beautiful. Big area roped off for swimming, and some areas are "non wake" areas. Lots of grass for picnici areas, volleyball space and just a beautiful place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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221 reviews 221 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This lake is beautiful. Big area roped off for swimming, and some areas are "non wake" areas. Lots of grass for picnici areas, volleyball space and just a beautiful place.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We travelled and camped in Osoyoos in May 2015. The site we camped on was a little away form the lakes edge, but there was a small public beach there! From the beach, we could see the spit and watched numerous people walk from the end of the spit to the east side of the lake! Looked like they were... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Osoyoos Lake is a gorgeous and quiet lake, with many wonderful access points and views. One of my favorites is Lakeshore Drive, just off Hwy 97 across from the Rattlesnake Canyon amusement park. There is a small parking lot and working washrooms, and a long paved path along the lakeshore. Another nice access point is Cottonwood Park , on cottonwood... More 

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Athabasca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Excellent for kids and adults alike. The grounds are kept quiet clean and the lake is void of weeds to make swimming more enjoyable.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The lake is great to swim and for water sports. There are a variety of places to stay with some good budget deals. You can rent boats and toys to play. We regularly go over to a location we call Blender Bay. The boats all get together with our gas powered blenders and have a good time!

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Kamloops, Cda
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

While visiting Osoyoos, we found a walking path along the shores of Osoyoos Lake, just a few minutes walk from downtown. The path is paved and there were two locations you could park and use the walkway. The lake is almost picture perfect, and as it is April, the lake is still cold, quiet, and beautiful to view. All along... More 

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Osoyoos, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I came down here to take some picture and just go for a walk along the lake. It's so nice and peaceful in the spring, although I don't recommend swimming yet lol

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

great lake with amazing surroundings, the views from the edges are lovely and the scenery is really lovely with little to spoil it

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Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very populated with tourists and locals in the summer, as you can imagine. Still a nice place for a swim, with public bathrooms/change rooms near the parking lot in town.

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Osoyoos, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This gem is located in the very southern Okanagan valley, and is shared with the u.s.. Claimed as the warmest lake in Canada, And situated in Canada's only desert.. A great tourist spot in the summer, with a wide variety of resorts and camp groounds, that surround the lake.

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