• Osoyoos is located at the junction of two primary connector routes – highway #3 from Alberta to Vancouver and highway #97, which runs from California to Alaska – and is 5 minutes from the Canada/United States border. It is accessible primarily by highway and bus service. The local airport services charter and private aircraft while the nearest commercial airport is located in Penticton, a major centre, 60 km (approx. 45 minutes) to the north. The city of Vancouver is 396 km to the west by highway.

    Medical students and residents will not need a vehicle in this community during their rural rotation.

    Must fly into either Kelowna or Penticton with Air Canada, West Jet or Pacific Coastal Airlines.

    Bus Services
    Greyhound offers bus service to Osoyoos.

    Car Rentals
    Car rentals from Oliver, Penticton or Kelowna

  • The South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce provides valuable information about the Osoyoos community, relocation and local businesses.

    Osoyoos currently has a Bank of Montreal, CIBC, and an Osoyoos Credit Union.

    Osoyoos is in Okanagan Similkameen School District #53.

    Osoyoos Elementary School (K-7, 317 Students)
    Box 580, 8507 – 68th Avenue
    Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0
    P: 250 495-7248 | F: 250 495-2855

    Osoyoos Secondary School (8-12, 275 Students)
    5800 – 115th Street
    Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0
    P: 250 485-4433 | F: 250 495-2669

    YouLearn.ca – Continuing Education (10-12, 187 Students)
    8129 Main Street
    Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0
    P: 250 495-5165 | F: 250 495-5185

    Good Shepherd Christian School (K-6, 26 Students)
    Box 203
    Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0
    P: 250 495-3549 | F: 250 495-3549

    Visitor Centre
    Osoyoos Visitor Centre
    9912 Highway 3 (Junction Highways 3 & 97)
    Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0
    P: 250 495-5410 | F: 250 495-5412

  • Osoyoos residents enjoy a variety of recreational facilities as well as organized recreational programs. Facilities include a bowling alley, a curling rink, an ice arena, several golf courses, baseball fields, parks and beaches, a gymnasium, water slides, a horseshoe pit, a lawn bowling facility and soccer fields. The Mount Baldy Ski Resort, with 1500 vertical feet of terrain, is located 45 minutes to the east of town. Apex Alpine Resort is located 1 hour to the north of Osoyoos.

    Osoyoos is surrounded with orchards and vineyards where produce and wine are available for sale on-site. Many vineyards offer tours and tastings. With its arid climate and location beside one of the warmest lakes in Canada, Osoyoos is said to be reminiscent of the Mediteranean. Recreational activities include sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, para-sailing, golfing, hiking, camping, mountain biking and bird watching.