Osoyoos Desert Center
Located at 14580 146 Ave, Osoyoos BC Canada, Osoyoos Desert Center was founded in 1998 by the Osoyoos Desert Society. Osoyoos Desert Society is a nonprofit charity organization that is in charge of the Desert Center. The sole purpose of the Society is to preserve the rich, biologically diverse habitats of the Okanagan region which is often referred to as Canada’s desert. In a quest to support Okanagan’s species and natural space, a nature interpretive facility named the Osoyoos Desert Center was established.
If you are a lover of nature and are looking for vacation sites to visit, the Osoyoos Desert Center is one of the right places for you. In the whole of Canada, the South Okanagan is regarded as home to a high concentration of strange and at-risk species. The Osoyoos Desert Center, through its restoration, conservation, and education efforts, strives to create public awareness and educate people about the endangered and fragile ecosystem.
Osoyoos Desert Center sits on a 67-acre nature’s facility where visitors from all around the world explore the astonishing habitat of the Okanagan Valley. As a visitor, you can either take a self-guided or guided tour along the 1.5 kilometers elevated boardwalk trail. Also, Osoyoos features an interpretive facility with firsthand, interpretive exhibits and a native plant garden that showcases desert plants in the region. Osoyoos Desert Center (ODC) has a beautiful environment to relax and has some rare species you probably haven’t seen or heard of before. You can also visit the facility’s gift shop to get a souvenir, spend some quality time outdoors with a snack at the picnic area, or use the boardwalk trail to view the extraordinary surroundings.
On average, visitors spend about 3 hours in Osoyoos Desert Center. In addition, you should check the weather forecast and be ready for all sorts of weather in this facility – it could be sunny, hot, cold, windy, or raining. Since it is a desert, it can get very sunny and hot so please come along with a sun hat, water, and sunscreen. If you must use the wooden boardwalk trail (which is 1.5 km), it is recommended that you use comfortable footwear for the walk.
Though it is very rare to encounter dangerous animals, you might come across a bear, deer, badger, or coyote. If you love wildlife and want to learn more about the species in the Okanagan Region, visiting the Osoyoos Desert Center is highly recommended.