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Osoyoos Lake

Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 13 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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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Found a little spot where a developer had stopped work on their site and was able to let the dogs out. Was able to walk out about 500 metres into the lake and it was only waste deep ! (i'm 6 feet tall), the dogs loved it, I loved it and can't wait to play some more with sea doos... More

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St. Albert, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Very scenic view from the walkway along the lake. Nice park to walk or just sit and look at the lake. Nothing to dislike.

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Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I went with my nephew and niece, love this place, very relaxing and peaceful. We bought our food and set up a mini picnic on our own, first time visiting the place and enjoyed it.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our initial tour operator contacted us to cancel our tour at the last minute. The front desk of Spirit Ridge helped us out to find another operator. We were given names of a couple of companies and after speaking with Steven Mifsud from Moxie Tours decided to go with him. I am glad we did. His knowledge of the area,... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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171 reviews 171 reviews
44 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lake Osoyoos is warm and a great lake for swimming. There are opportunities for boating as well and it is large enough for explorations and windsurfing.

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Calgary, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our family are big fans of the Okanagan and we have been vacationing at the various lakes for over 45 years. Osoyoos Lake is our favourite by far. Warmest water, sandy beaches, shallow for the little ones. Just can't be beat!

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Vancouver, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Osoyoos Lake is a great spot to chill. It is nice and warm in the summer and the sand on the beaches is nice. It's a good spot for relaxing with some friends and having some drinks.

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The lake is clean and warm enough to swim in even during the early summer months. There are boats and other water craft but not too many where it feels unsafe to swim. There are a few public beaches near the downtown area. I don't fish but apparently the fishing is great. Lots of salmon this year.

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful, clean beach. Washrooms and a little cafe nearby. **Note that pets are Not permitted anywhere in the park,from July-Aug.** We didn't know this and had our little dogs with us. They aren't permitted to be on the grassy areas that are set apart from the beach...problematic!

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The lake has nice sandy beaches and was perfect for jet skiing. Water is cold, but warmer than Lake Chelan in WA. We had a lot of fun and will come back again.

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