This particularly special destination on the BC Bird Trail presents an entirely unique climate filled with grasslands, highlands, desert and mountains – all situated around Osoyoos Lake.
Due to its mild climate, Osoyoos’ traditional lands are an ideal year-round road trip destination – from the peak of the Anarchist Mountain Lookout to the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre.
To the west of Osoyoos Lake lies Main Street and the town’s eclectic downtown core full of unique local shopping and dining opportunities. But adventurous birders that head east along the Crowsnest Highway are presented with some truly exceptional birding opportunities.
One of the most productive birding areas is at the north end of Osoyoos Lake. The oxbows of the river and surrounding dykes are a fantastic habitat, with over 250 species recorded in the area around Road 22.