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Take a tour along our 1.5 km boardwalk and experience the
extraordinary beauty of one of Canada’s rarest ecosystems.

The Osoyoos Desert Centre is a 67-acre nature interpretive facility where visitors learn about desert ecology, habitat restoration and conservation of endangered ecosystems in the South Okanagan.

Visitors are invited to explore Canada’s desert by taking a guided or self-guided tour along a 1.5 km elevated wooden boardwalk. In addition, the Centre features an interpretive building with hands-on exhibits and a native plant demonstration garden. Visitors can also browse through our Gift Shop, enjoy a snack or bagged lunch in the outdoor picnic area, or relax at one of the kiosks and take in the spectacular views.

Located 3 km north of Osoyoos off Highway 97, Osoyoos Desert Centre is open annually from May through early October.

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Hours

Wednesday to Sunday

9 am to 2 pm

 

Open until Sunday
​October 10 at 2 pm

Location

14580 146 Avenue
Osoyoos, BC

(3 km north of Osoyoos
off Highway 97)

Admission

Family - $20

(Max 2 adults & children under 18) 

Adults - $8

Seniors (65+) - $7

Youth (ages 6-17) - $6

Children (5 and under) - Free

Admission to the Desert Centre includes either a guided or self-guided tour. 

Choose the option that works
best for you.

Visa, MasterCard, debit cards and
cash accepted

 

 Tours

Self-guided tours vary depending upon your pace; most visitors take one hour.

Self-Guided Tours

Download a PDF of our
Self-Guided Tour booklet here.

Guided Tours

Not available at this time.

BE SURE TO DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR A WALK IN THE DESERT.
WATER, HATS, COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR IS ESSENTIAL!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please have a look at our FAQs for tips on making your visit to the
Osoyoos Desert Centre the best it can be!

School Tours

Private, guided tours for school groups (elementary through post-secondary) are available upon request. Each tour is
led by a trained, interpretive guide and topics can be
tailored to meet the educational learning outcomes and/or curriculum objectives of your group.

For more information contact Jayme Friedt at
250.495.2470 or director@desert.org

Group Tours

Private, guided tours for groups of 10 or more are available upon request. Each tour is led by a trained, interpretive guide and can be themed to suit the particular interests of your group. The fee is $6 per person and advance booking is required. Entrance to the interpretive centre and native plant demonstration garden is included.

For more information contact Jayme Friedt at
250.495.2470 or director@desert.org