Osoyoos

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and historical climate data can be found online at Environment Canada Get in '''Osoyoos''' is in the south central interior of British Columbia, approximately 400 km east of Vancouver at the junction of Highways 97 and 3 near the border of Washington State. Most travelers will arrive by automobile and try to schedule their holidays to coincide with the Spring and Fall Wine Festivals. Osoyoos is also a popular

summer holiday destination and has gained an enviable reputation as the community of choice for retirees who wish to escape harsher Canadian winters. All in all, it's a true "lifestyle community," where people go to enjoy the good life. By car * Take Highway 97 south from Kelowna and Penticton. * Highway 97 also heads north from Omak and Oroville (Oroville (Washington)), both in Washington (Washington (state)). * Highway 3 (Crowsnest) travels from Hope (British


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of livestock crossed the 49th parallel after 1858. A custom house was built in Osoyoos in 1861 with John Carmichael Haynes the tax collector.

''Indians ambush gold prospectors in McLoughlin Canyon (Okanogan Valley) on July 29, 1858'', HistoryLink.org Essay 7614 publisher Historylink.org date 2006-01-30 accessdate 2011-07-28 Haynes was also the first pioneer settler who obtained land along the Okanagan River north of Osoyoos that had been part of the Osoyoos Indian Reserve established by the Joint Indian Reserve Commission in 1877. These lands, now known as the Haynes Lease lands, can still be visited


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. The lake’s elevation marks the lowest point in Canada of the Okanagan Valley. The far southern reaches of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys are part of a threatened ecosystem in Canada known as shrub-steppe. Specifically, the ecosystem of the area is named after the Antelope Brush (Purshia tridentata) plant typical of the local climate. This ecosystem was once more prevalent in the South Okanagan but is now becoming fragmented and degraded due to the spread of agriculture, urban development, and other human activities. The area is also sometimes referred to as the Osoyoos Arid Biotic Zone. Since 2003, there has been an ongoing feasibility study by Parks Canada to determine the need for protection of a large area of grasslands west of the town known as the South Okanagan-Lower Similkameen National Park Reserve Feasibility Study.


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summer holiday destination and has gained an enviable reputation as the community of choice for retirees who wish to escape harsher Canadian winters. All in all, it's a true "lifestyle community," where people go to enjoy the good life. By car * Take Highway 97 south from Kelowna and Penticton. * Highway 97 also heads north from Omak and Oroville (Oroville (Washington)), both in Washington (Washington (state)). * Highway 3 (Crowsnest) travels from Hope (British


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economy, as is evident by the abundant produce stands along Highways 3 and 97, and the numerous commercial orchards surrounding the town. With the growing popularity of viticulture, some of these orchards are being converted to vineyards, as the area is a major wine producing region (Okanagan Valley (wine region)) of Canada (Canadian wine). After clearing of mainly sagebrush, parcels of bench land have been replanted for viticulture. The vast majority of the land in the valley bottom


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domestic flights; Canada Customs services are available upon request. By bus Greyhound operates coach service with connections from other British Columbia cities. The local depot is west of town at the Visitor Centre (9912 Hwy 3 at Hwy 97, +1 250 495-7252). Get around There is no public transport, though the town is small enough that getting around on foot or bike is suitable. As with most destinations

in the Okanagan, getting around by car is the best way to see all the sights. Bike rental: * '''Double O Bikes''', 8905 Main St, ''+1 250'' 495-3312. Scooter rental: * '''Scooters Osoyoos''', 5702 Main St, ''+1 250'' 495-3575. * '''Lakeshore Scooter Rentals Ltd''', 6015 Lakeshore Drive, ''+1 250'' 495-4243. See thumb View of Lake Osoyoos and the town (File:OsoyoosBC.jpg) * The viewpoint on '''Anarchist Mountain'''. Due to the close proximity to the US border, Highway 3 east had to be built

Osoyoos

'''Osoyoos''' ( is a town in the southern part of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia near the border with Washington (Washington (U.S. state)) state, between Penticton and Omak (Omak, Washington). The town is also adjacent to the Indian Reserve of the Osoyoos Indian Band. The origin of the name Osoyoos was the word ''suius'' meaning "narrowing of the waters" in the local Okanagan language (Syilx'tsn). The "O-" prefix is not indigenous in origin and was attached by settler-promoters wanting to harmonize the name with other O-names in the Okanagan Country (Oliver (Oliver, British Columbia), Omak (Omak, Washington), Oroville (Oroville, Washington), Okanogan (Okanogan, Washington)). There is one local newspaper, the ''Osoyoos Times''.

The town’s population of 4,845 swells in the summer months with visitors from elsewhere in British Columbia and neighboring Alberta, as well as elsewhere in Canada. There is also a newer contingent of international visitors, date February 2014 supported by proximity to the Kelowna (Kelowna International Airport) and Penticton Airport. There is also a growing year-round retiree population as is evident by the predominance in the population of people over 50 years old and with the recent boom of condominium and suburban development (though somewhat thwarted by the 2008–09 economic downturn). There are another 1,892 people surrounding the town within the "Okanagan-Similkameen A" area.

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