Those who live in or move to Osoyoos do so because they want to feel a connection … to the land, the town, the people, the lifestyle.
The mild winter weather, extended summer and gorgeous autumn and spring make Osoyoos a true four-season playground. Home to Canada’s warmest lake, spending time on the lake is par for the course when it comes to living here. Speaking of par and courses, golf! Welcome to the place where over 2,000 hours of sunshine each year means golf courses are open virtually year-round. Agriculture is a mainstay and the farms, orchards and market provide the most delicious fresh food for true farm-to-table cooking. The Okanagan lifestyle wouldn’t be complete without a glass of red, white or rose. The South Okanagan wine region is world-famous.
You can enjoy all the activities the tourists do and then some. Here are some Lifestyle Resources enjoyed by those who call Osoyoos home. And, if you’re looking to relocate, be sure to view our Osoyoos Relocation Guide here.
Recreational Facilities & Opportunities
Sun Bowl Arena
The Sun Bowl Arena is a full service facility with an 85 ft. by 200 ft. NHL regulation size ice sheet, four dressing rooms, officials room, and full service concession. The arena seats approx. 850 people. It is home to the Osoyoos Coyote Hockey Team, the Sun Bowl Figure Skating Club, South Okanagan Minor Hockey, skating and other special events. The International Curling Club has an excellent four sheet ice curling arena next to the Sun Bowl Arena with a mezzanine connecting the two buildings.
The local Slo-pitch and soccer teams utilize this facility throughout the summer. The facility also hosts Pari-Mutual Horse Racing, Thanksgiving Barrelorama, round horse training facilities and stables for up to 100 horses are also on the site.
The Sonora Community Centre
The facility currently contains a large multi-purpose gymnasium with a stage, a full service weight room, craft room, bleacher seating, and change rooms. The gymnasium can accommodate 335 people for a wine and cheese style reception, 320 seats for a theatre-style event and 340 for a banquet. In addition to those numbers, 70 additional people can sit in the bleacher section. The centre also contains a multi-purpose room, a small health bar style concession, and a commercial kitchen as well as The Town of Osoyoos Recreation Department offices. Additions include a library and a dance studio.
West Bench Complex
A recreation complex located beside Osoyoos Secondary School. It features a ball diamond, one basketball court, three hard court tennis courts and an off-leash dog park.
Baseball Softball, t-ball, and regular baseball are played during the baseball season that begins the last week of April and finishes up the first week of June.
The International Curling Club offers many different leagues, from Junior, to Men’s and Ladies Night, to Mixed leagues during winter. The MidSummer Mixed Classic is held in late August.
Ice skating at the Sunbowl includes several programs such as Figure Skating – (Sunbowl Figure Skating Club); Youngblades – For the beginner; Hockeyskate – For the young hockey player; Canskate – Basic learn-to-skate program; Groupskate – For those interested in the Test Program but in a group setting; CFSA Test Program – A program for competition skating. Public ice-skating is also available.
9301 Hummingbird Ln,
Tel | 250.495.7919
The Osoyoos Lawn Bowling Club welcomes guests to their facility at the Osoyoos Seniors Centre.
Pickleball has become one of the most popular sports in North America. It is fun and easy to learn for all ages. Combining skills from tennis, table tennis and badminton, this class will teach you the basic strokes needed in game
play. Little to no experience is required, just an open mind and a fun heart. All equipment is provided.
South Okanagan Soccer League is a women’s league that starts in May and ends with a tournament during August long weekend.
550 Eckhardt Ave W
Penticton, BC V2A Canada
Three large courts are available at Osoyoos Secondary School. 5800-115th St. Splash Park Located at Jack Shaw Gardens.
Located at Jack Shaw Gardens.