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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

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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124 reviews 124 reviews
16 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful town, peaceful lake that is not overly crowded. A nice place to relax and play. Generally a safe town where your worries and stress melts away.

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Spokane, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It was a pretty lake, and I can just imagine how popular it is during the summer months. I wouldn't say this is a super scenic lake, due to the many hotels all along the shore.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
37 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Even in October, Osoyoos lake is like a warm bath, so ideal for water sports. Our activities were centred around walking round the shore. Plenty to keep you interested, lovely scenery

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Calgary, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It was dad. No boats or anything. It was the thanksgiving weekend and sunny yet barren. It seems people in the water were prepping their boats for winter. Nice small lake split in two sections by a tight narrow.

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Rented sea-doos for the family. Had a gret time ripping around on the lake. Rented them during the weekdays which was nice as the lake was a little less busy. So many activities to choose from.

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Aarau, Switzerland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great place to try stund up paddeling or any other water activity. Love the fact that is close to luke warm. Nice colours in the evening.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Stayed at the Bellavilla resort for one night ,hotel was clean and right on the lake ,so walk down the beach before going to bed ,the next day we spent the whole day at the beach ,water was nice temperature and clean . There a pub and liquor store right in front of the beach ,so you are set for... More 

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