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Address: Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada

Known as the "warmest lake in Canada," Osoyoos Lake stretches...

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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Beautiful lake from many viewpoints.

Driving into Osoyoos on highway 3 from the south east is when you first catch a glimpse of this lake nestled in the valley. Whether you are in downtown Osoyoos, at NK'Nip Winery... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margaret A
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Driving into Osoyoos on highway 3 from the south east is when you first catch a glimpse of this lake nestled in the valley. Whether you are in downtown Osoyoos, at NK'Nip Winery, at the Cottages, or anywhere else the lake reflects the gorgeous sage covered hillsides, mountains and vineyards. It was ice covered when we arrived at the beginning... More 

Thank Margaret A
Princeton, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Growing up in the Central Okanagan anytime I could get near Osoyoos Lake in the Southern part of the Valley was a treat as I've always known it to be a relatively shallow and warm lake. Earlier this month my wife and I spent a night in a hotel overlooking this beautiful body of water. What surprised us most was... More 

Thank looseink
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

Shallow for swimming on the edges and deep in the middle for speed boats, party boats, pontoons etc!! BC's warmest lake boasts an amazing variety of fish for the catching and the lake is so clear that you can literarily see them swimming below you. You HAVE to visit Osoyoos Lake for the Canada Day Fireworks! They exceed any I've... More 

Thank Erin_B7474
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

stunning views , canada's warmest lake in summer temps average 26" ,sandy beaches boat rentals stand up paddle boards and jet skiis avail near by

Thank Jen L
Osoyoos, Canada
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

Love Osoyoos lake.....does not get windy like the bigger lakes. The lake has great access at many different location from the Provincial Park at the South end or near the boat launch in the vicinity of the waterfront hotel. Lots of clean benches and sand to enjoy your day

Thank Fernand P
Osoyoos, Canada
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

This is the warmest lake in all of Canada. There are many good campsites in and around the town all with good or superb access to the lake. Although not a fisherman myself I understand there is abundant fishing in this lake. Beaches slope gently into the water so there is lots of places to play in the water for... More 

Thank Dale H
Port Isabel, Texas
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous location; warm water lake. Plenty of rental places around for fishing gear or even boat rentals.

Thank CW I
Osoyoos, Canada
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

After visiting Osoyoos for years and owning vacation property here we have finally bought our permanet home and retired here. Great weather, great wineries, great people,beautiful lake and scenery. A must visit.

Thank Sarah H
Pictou, Canada
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

This warm lake is the perfect place to enjoy on a hot Okanagan Valley summer day. There is lots of sand, grassy areas and shady areas. All kinds of single & family events can be enjoyed. As well, the lake has a great walking trail alongside it, which is always well used. One of our favourite places to spend some... More 

Thank heath1301
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7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Walked from the Spirit Ridge to Main St. and the walk to get to the Lake was a beautiful experience. Short but beautiful. As I was there in the off-season in Winter, most attractions along the way was closed but still beautiful nonetheless. The best way I could describe my time walking into town was a calm disconnect.

Thank Alan C

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