Osoyoos is extending a warm welcome back to local travellers visiting the region this fall.
With the leaves starting to change colours and the weather still sunny and mild, the beauty and wonder of the South Okanagan Valley truly comes alive in the autumn months.
When embarking on the 4.5 hour drive along Highway 3 from Vancouver to Osoyoos, the scenic route will take you through the picturesque mountains, ranches, desert hills, and rivers of the valley. During autumn, you can stop along one of the dozens of local fruit stands along the highway for crisp apples, ripe plums, and other fruits and produce ripe for the picking from the fall harvests.
Walnut Beach Resort. Photo provided by Destination Osoyoos.
Whether you’re in town for a relaxing break or action-packed adventure during your weekend getaway or week-long escape, this small-town resort community is bound to have something to cater to your vacation preferences. A stay at the luxurious Walnut Beach Resort — located on a secluded private beach along Lake Osoyoos — will give guests the comforts of home within their designer suites.
Church & State Wines. Photo: Shari Saysomsack.
Fall is a prime time to take in the amazing views of the wine country’s miles and miles of orchards and vineyards as you hop between wineries, distilleries, and cideries. Osoyoos’ award-winning premium wineries are ready to take visitors through the journey from grape to glass through their tours, as well as introduce their latest vintages. Church & State Wines farms 85 acres of pristine vineyards to produce handcrafted quality wines. For cider, Orchard Hill Estate Cidery uses only dessert apples grown throughout the valley region to craft a true Okanagan apple cider.
Adventure seekers can take advantage of the milder temperatures and stunning foliage to explore the great outdoors of Osoyoos from a different point of view. From hiking and mountain biking the International Hike and Bike Trail to kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding at Canada’s warmest lake, Lake Osoyoos, experiencing the trails and waterways in the fall is an experience that cannot be overlooked.
Osoyoos Golf Club. Photo: Osoyoos Golf Club.
Golfers will have an unforgettable experience tee-ing off in Osoyoos, which is home to some of Canada’s greatest golf courses. Osoyoos Golf Club is the nation’s only desert-style golf course with two full-length courses and over 36 holes of championship golf, boasting the longest season in the Okanagan. Nestled in rolling hills and lush vineyards, the stunning 9-hole Sonora Dunes Golf Course offers experiences for golfers of all abilities.
Exploring the cultures and traditions of the Osoyoos Indian Band is one of the most enriching things to do on a trip to Canada’s desert. An architectural marvel constructed into a hillside, Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre is an interpretative facility that provides enlightening knowledge about the region’s unique desert ecosystem and education about the Okanagan people’s history.
Osoyoos. Photo provided by Destination Osoyoos.
With this wide range of things to do, fall is an ideal season to connect with the stunning nature and unique culture of this sunny resort community.
Interested in taking a road trip to the South Okanagan this fall? Enter our contest for a chance to win prizes from some of the best experiences in Osoyoos to make your desert vacation one to remember!
We’ve partnered with Destination Osoyoos to award one lucky winner with a local getaway for 2 consisting of a stay at Walnut Beach Resort, a wine-tasting experience at Church & State Wines, and a round of golf at Osoyoos Golf Club.
The Osoyoos Fall Getaway Grand Prize includes:
2 nights accommodation in a one bedroom suite at Walnut Beach Resort (Valued at $500)
A VIP wine-tasting experience for up to 6 guests at Church & State Wines + a souvenir riedel wine glass (Valued at $180)
A round of golf for 2 at Osoyoos Golf Club (Valued at $150)
Total Grand Prize Value: $830 CAD
You can enter via the contest entry form below. This contest is open to British Columbia residents and closes on October 5, 2020.
For additional chances to win, visit Destination Osoyoos on Facebook and Instagram for 25 bonus entries each and visit their website for another 10 bonus entries.