Osoyoos ( IPA: [ ɒsɔɪju ː s ) ] is a facility located in the Okanagan Valley small town in southern British Columbia directly on the border with the U.S. state of Washington. In the city of running in a north-south direction and the Highway 97 running east -west Crowsnest Highway crossing (Highway 3).

Here is the Lake Osoyoos, which belongs to a water temperature of 24 ° C of the warmest lakes in the country. North of Osoyoos is the only hot desert of Canada. It has an area of ​​only a hundred acres and is a protected area. Right next to the desert located in a very narrow corridor along the lake irrigated vineyards and orchards.

In addition to the fruit and wine tourism is the main source of income.

The town of Osoyoos was indeed founded until 1946, but the first European to have explored the area in 1811.


The census in 2011 showed a population of 4,845 inhabitants of the small town. The population has thereby increased since the census of 2006 by 2.0 %, while the population in British Columbia grew by 7.0 % at the same time.