Explore Canada's Desert
and experience the extraordinary beauty of one of the world’s rarest ecosystems
OPEN DAILY 8 AM TO 4 PM
ANNOUNCING NEW EARLY BIRD TOUR
Early Birds Get More Than Worms
Thursdays 7:15 – 8:30 am (July 8th to August 26th)
Come on out for an early-morning guided tour around the Osoyoos Desert Centre boardwalk and discover what’s up and about at the start of the day. Learn about what’s for breakfast and other dining habits of some favorite desert wildlife. Find out what’s on the menu for bobcats, snakes and other predators and what “early birds” actually do get the worm. Bring along your coffee and enjoy a great start to your day. Advanced registration not required.
Come experience the beauty and diversity of this unique desert environment at the Osoyoos Desert Centre, a 67-acre nature interpretive facility located 3 km north of Osoyoos. Enjoy a guided or self-guided tour along our 1.5 km boardwalk, explore hands-on displays in our interpretive building, and stroll through our native plant garden.
On the southern edge of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley is an extraordinary habitat popularly referred to as Canada’s pocket desert. This semi-arid, antelope-brush ecosystem is one of Canada’s most rare, fragile and endangered ecosystems. It is also home to one of the highest concentrations of rare and at-risk species in Canada.
Osoyoos Desert Centre is operated by the Osoyoos Desert Society, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to conserving the South Okanagan’s rich biodiversity for future generations.