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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Vancouver, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There are so many places to access Osoyoos Lake. Many hotels have adjacent beaches, but there are plenty of public beaches and local access areas between the hotels. The lake is one of the warmest you will find in BC -possibly Canada as is the claim. Lots of sandy areas, so many kinds of water activities that seem to co-exist... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Even if your hotel do not have a private beach, there are few possibilities to go to public beach with amenities. Some shade is available as well under the big trees.

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of my favourite destinations. Swimming, camping, fishing, water sports and tanning in the only desert region in Canada.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Love the beaches and the water, on hot days its always nice to take a dip and enjoy the water while being wrapped around all the scenery. Lots of boats on the lake however, but thankfully they have brought in the swimming area so it doesn't affect the boats and people in the area.

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Sacramento, California
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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