Osoyoos is home to a strong specialty retail sector. As a resort municipality, Osoyoos experiences a signicant inux of visitors, who frequent the local shops for unique products and exceptional customer service. Osoyoos has a growing population base and a high level of spending as measured on a per capita basis. As a result there is a strong local and regional market for retailers and the tourism industry provides a complimentary base to augment sales potential.
Osoyoos culture concentrated along Main Street, in the heart of the Osoyoos desert is a downtown oasis. Crowsnest Highway, which connects the town with the rest of the grid, gets taken over by Main Street once you enter Osoyoos. It connects Highway 97 to Anarchist Mountain with a walkable corridor that offers panoramic
views of the rugged South Okanagan, especially where the roadway crosses the lake to connect the east and west. Main Street and its nearby roadways are fortified with numerous boutique retail shops with unique offerings including the latest fashions, nifty antiques and toys for outdoor
adventures. And during the warmer months, from May to September, crowds are always arriving early at the Town Hall Square, which opens every Saturday morning as a farmers’ market, where over 40 vendors are registered.