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The Ultimate Late-Summer to Fall Family Vacation in Osoyoos

The Ultimate Late-Summer to Fall Family Vacation in Osoyoos

As Canada’s only true desert, Osoyoos may be known for their hot summer days, but the city is gradually gaining a reputation as an all-season destination. If you and your family haven’t had much of a summer, don’t worry, Osoyoos still has plenty of sunshine and warm weather for you to enjoy in late-summer and fall. Take joy in everything it has to offer, including fall harvest, Osoyoos Lake boating activities, watersports, golf, wine tours, and more. By the end of your trip, you and your family won’t feel like you’ve missed out on summer at all!

Enjoy an Extended Summer During Autumn in Osoyoos

After the rest of the nation has started pulling out sweaters and pants, Osoyoos still has sunny days and flip-flop temperatures in late summer and fall. In fact, Osoyoos has an average of 2,039 hours of sunshine annually! The average high temperature in September is 25.6℃, 16.4℃ in October, and 7.1℃ in November. You’re looking at an average low temperature of 8.9℃ in September, 3.5℃ in October, and -0.6℃ in November. With the added bonus of fewer crowds, you can see why fall is a sweet time to travel. Along with relaxing by the water and enjoying adventures with the family, this is also a great time of year to fish, bird watch, star gaze, and raid the local fruit stands of their fall harvests. Crisp apples, juicy pears, Italian prunes, fresh crisp salad greens, delicious homemade pies, and mounds of colourful squash are just a few of the things you can find here in autumn.

You Can Still Enjoy a Myriad of Water Activities

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The best thing about extended summers here is that the water season on Osoyoos lake lasts through October and even longer. You can still go boating, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, and swimming. When it’s time to get your beach on, make your way to Gyro Beach or Cottonwood Beach on the east side of town. You can lounge or jog along the sandy beach to soak up the sun. Plus, a little sand between your toes can always take away your woes.

Wine and Unwind with a Visit to One of the Area’s Amazing Wineries

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Wine lovers rejoice! Osoyoos is home to many extraordinary wineries so make sure you set aside some time to discover a rare wine or two. The vineyards are also one of the best places to enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of autumn and perfect vistas of the valley. If you and the honey want to get away for some romantic time, then leave the car behind and book yourselves a wine tour. Or, there are some great family-friendly wineries, including Adega On 45th Estate Winery, which has a lovely patio perfect for family picnics, and Nk’Mip Cellars. The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre is also on the same premise offering other kid-friendly activities. This indoor and outdoor facility provides a great educational experience highlights the history of the Syilx people.

Find Family-Friendly Attractions that Everybody Will Love

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Osoyoos is a prime destination for families, and there are plenty of fun activities the entire family will love, including the Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, the Rattlesnake Canyon Amusement Park, and Kliluk Lake, better known as Spotted Lake. If you’re looking to stay active, the weather is still perfect for golfing, horseback riding, hiking, biking and tennis.

Coast Osoyoos Beach Hotel Put You in the Heart of the Action

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Looking for the right accommodation in Osoyoos? Coast Osoyoos Beach Hotel puts you in the heart of all the best local attractions. It has everything from spacious rooms with beautiful lake views to an indoor swimming pool and a waterslide. The hotel is right on the beach and has umbrellas, lounge chairs, and even barbeque pits for family cookouts. Being on the beach also comes with the perk of kayak and paddleboard rentals. During your stay, enjoy a host of amenities and features, such as:

● Free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi
● Free parking and local calling
● Pet-friendly rooms
● In-room kitchenettes

There’s no better place for a fall family getaway than Osoyoos, and there’s no better place to stay than the Coast Osoyoos Beach Hotel. Book your ideal vacation today and don’t miss out on the perfect weather, great activities, and wonderful memories you’ll make while here.