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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.

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

OPEN DAILY

9 am to 4 pm

Location

14580 146 Avenue  Osoyoos, BC

(3 km north of Osoyoos off Highway 97)

Admission

Family - $25

(Max 2 adults & children under 18) 

Adults - $10

Seniors (65+) - $9

Youth (ages 6-17) - $8

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. 

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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 $8 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

 Tours

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

Self-Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tour booklets are available at the ODC or download a PDF here.

Guided Tours

Daily 10 am and noon

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

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

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