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Desert Centre

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Address: Toll Free Number: 1-877-899-0897, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
Phone Number: 877-899-0897, 250-495-2470
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Interpretive education and research facility that hosts one of the largest...

Interpretive education and research facility that hosts one of the largest concentrations of endangered plants and animals.

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Interesting walk

We arrived in time for a tour by a local volunteer. Learned lots about this desert environment. Then he answered birding question we had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
dew882mt
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived in time for a tour by a local volunteer. Learned lots about this desert environment. Then he answered birding question we had.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice, long boardwalk trail. Bugs didn't bother us at all. The educational centre wasn't all that great, but the trail made up for it. Parking was easy.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the 10 am guided tour. Our guide, Valerie, was marvellous! She was exceptionally knowledgeable, entertaining, and despite a larger than usual group size, projected her voice very well. The subtlety of the desert landscape would have been entirely lost without her. I highly recommend taking the tour! It was well worth the price of admission.

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Thank PowerGridFan
Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the centre today with my wife and teenage son and at the end of the tour we all agreed: totally worth it! This truly is a unique and memorable part of BC and Canada; particularly if visiting from out of province. Be sure to choose the guided tour; the knowledgeable guides make all the difference. The guided tour takes... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best of both worlds. The service I received from the staff here was above and beyond. An absolute wealth of information on not only the desert surroundings but on Osoyoos in general. I received numerous recommendations from them and I would recommend everyone to visit this centre. The landscape is awesome from a distance but having the boardwalk ability to... More 

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Thank joeharris19
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Osoyoos Desert Centre is a 67 acre nature interpretive facility where visitors can learn about desert ecology, habitat restoration and conservation of endangered ecosystems in the South Okanagan. Guests are invited to explore Canada’s desert by taking a guided or self-guided tour along a 1.5 km elevatedwooden boardwalk. In addition, the Centre features an interpretive facility with hands-on exhibits and a native plant... More 

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Thank Tania T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We highly recommand the guided tour! The guide was passionate and the visite was very interesting. That's a must do in Osooyos!

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Thank SamuelPLB
Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Take the tour; very knowledgable individuals explaining all aspects of the desert. Also, take the time to walk through the interpretative center, interesting information to be learned. Wonderful value!

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Thank fjknik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I do not know why it has taken us so long to visit the Desert Centre. I've been coming to Osoyoos on holidays from the coast, as long as I can remember. With my grandparents first, in the early '60s and now with my own family. It's always been there, the desert, that is, but the centre itself, only since... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Lorne really made the difference for the tour. She was informative but made it fun and interesting. Strongly suggest the guided tour over the self guided tour. This tour is for all ages

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