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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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We visited here with three teens, two adults, and a senior....and a fantastic time was had by all! There is so much to see along the boardwalk. We did the self guided tour and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
OnTheGoFamily_12
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here with three teens, two adults, and a senior....and a fantastic time was had by all! There is so much to see along the boardwalk. We did the self guided tour and spend ages walking along the boardwalk, enjoying the blazing sun. The staff were so nice and friendly...I would most definitely recommend a visit to anybody visiting... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was glad that we took the free, guided tour. The boardwalk made it easy for everyone, but be aware that you are out in the open and it will be hot with no shade. The guide provided information and had samples to show, so it was much better than just going around on your own.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Originally went just for a quick self-guided tour, but stayed for the guided tour. Well worth the wait to go on the guided tour. Our guide Thor was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. It was a wonderful experience and learned a lot about the desert. Highly recommend it if you're in the area.

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Thank briarwen
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the guided tour. Learned lots of information about the area, the plants and animals. It was really hot so go early in the morning.

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Thank ath997
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

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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Thank dew882mt
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 August 14, 2016

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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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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 July 29, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 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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