Osoyoos Desert Society

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Welcome to the Osoyoos Desert

Tucked into the southernmost corner of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley is an extraordinary habitat popularly referred to as Canada’s pocket desert. This dry, shrub-grassland is one of Canada’s most fragile and endangered ecosystems.

You are invited to experience the beauty and diversity of this unique desert environment at the Osoyoos Desert Centre, a 67-acre nature interpretive facility located 3 km north of Osoyoos. Enjoy a guided or self-guided tour along the Centre’s 1.5 km boardwalk, explore hands-on displays in the interpretive building, and stroll through the native plant demonstration garden.

The Desert Centre is operated by the Osoyoos Desert Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the south Okanagan’s rich biodiversity for future generations.

 To conserve and restore the antelope-brush ecosystem in the South Okanagan. 
To educate the public and inspire active concern for ecosystems worldwide.