May/June and September/October are ideal for visiting Osoyoos’ premiere lakeside resort
Eager to avoid airport line-ups, crowds and extreme heat this travel season? Forego the flight and clear the calendar for late spring or early fall. The warm, lower-traffic months bookending busy July and August are ideal for a roadtrip to the Okanagan – and Watermark Beach Resort offers the perfect seasonal escape with its lakeside location, refreshing pool, and array of outdoor amusements.
Situated in the heart of Osoyoos, Watermark is an all-suite resort whose spacious rooms are outfitted with fully-equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, and private indoor and outdoor dining areas. Upgrade to the property’s beachfront townhomes to enjoy a lakeview balcony, private barbecue and outdoor dining space, and walkout access to the beach. There’s no need to leave the furry friends at home – the resort’s pet-friendly rooms are complemented by dog treats and a welcome packet on arrival, as well as access to leafy walking trails and a dog-friendly beach.
With Watermark as home base, guests have easy access to Osoyoos’s many outdoor activities. Mere steps from the resort is Osoyoos Lake, where stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and swimming offer a welcome respite from the desert warmth. Golfers can choose from four courses of varying terrains and difficulties, each offering spectacular vistas and manicured greens. Naturalists can explore the International Hike and Bike Trail, which connects Osoyoos and Oliver; along the 18-kilometre route, explorers will find 11 wineries to slake their thirst. Visitors seeking a more tranquil experience can book a treatment at Levia Wellness Spa, which offers restorative float experiences as well as massages with oils enhanced by locally grown lavender.
After the day’s adventures, return to Watermark for a feast at 15 Park Bistro, whose summer menu spotlights seasonal dishes like vegan mushroom risotto, lobster ravioli, and flavourful beef tenderloin. Diners can spend a leisurely evening on the updated lakeside patio, sipping local wine as the sun’s fiery farewell casts its vibrant glow on the lake.
Inspired to plan your pre- or post-summer getaway to the Okanagan? Book your room at Watermark Beach Resort by visiting www.watermarkbeachresort.com.