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Osoyoos Lake

Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #5 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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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped here and swam for a few hours near cottonwood beach. Very small swim area, shallow all the way out to the buoys. Rocky and some glass under the water. Not a bad place to swim but Skaha Lake is much nicer.

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Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Osoyoos lake is so warm and clear, and where we stopped, barely past the bridge, has such a gradual entry it's perfect for young ones. Parking and access was super easy, we had a grassy shady spot with soft sand nearby for the kids and it was really perfect for a quick stop on our way through town.

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The lake is fairly warm. It's definitely not bath water though. We access it from n'k'mip campground. The beaches near that area are not that great. Rocks, seaweed, sometimes even beer cans and just a general lack of actual sandy beach area. Make sure to bring water shoes because it's very hard to walk on the rocks. The water feels... More

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
35 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went to the beach less traveled at the end of town by the boat launch. Beautiful lawn to picnik. Family oriented. The sand is more like River rock so a little hard on the feet. No crowds so you can enjoy the water.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I achieved my goal of jumping in 4 Southern BC lakes this summer! Osoyoos Lake surpassed my expectations! Beautiful lake surrounded by the desert... worth the drive from Kelowna!

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Coquitlam, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Warm, clean and big enough to make a whole day of boating, tubing or just floating! We love this lake and we love Osoyoos!

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Coquitlam, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Water was good to many kids, love the baby ducks and wild life. Could be more rv sites on the beach.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We camped here and spent time at the lake each day. We swam in it, late June and the water was great. It can be a little rocky near the shore, but on the side we were on, across the lake from the town center, it was shallow for a long way out. On the city center side, they have... More

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Strathroy, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice lake. Very warm! It has a nice deck that kids can jump off into the water. Shallow water till well past the deck.

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Calgary, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Warm, and not to big. Best spot at the end of the okanagon, or its the start. Been coming here for years and always a great time

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