The location: South Okanagan real estate is perfect for year round living
People who feel nostalgic for the Okanagan of yesterday are delighted to discover Oliver and Osoyoos and its casual, leisurely way of life.
The towns have changed little over the years (except for the wine produced, which now wins international awards). Blessed with an idyllic climate and a bounty of produce sold at roadside fruit stands, they have retained their small town charm, quiet pace, and friendly personality.
Often called Canada’s only desert, the area is blissfully relaxing in every season, and best known for its long, hot summers and mild winters. The towns get little snow, but within a short drive is the winter ski resort of Mount Baldy, with one of the highest base elevations in the province, and an abundance of fresh, champagne powder. The comfortable temperatures of autumn and spring are ideal for hiking, cycling, and golfing a world-class course. In all seasons, this is a fine region for savouring the art of the table and the glass, with world-renowned wineries and chefs collaborating on farm-to-table cuisine.
Oliver-Osoyoos enjoys one of the longest growing seasons in Canada.
This is a sun spot; the area enjoys an average of 2039 hours of sunshine annually.
The average annual rainfall at The Cottages is only 25 cm (9.8 inches); compare to almost 122 cm (49 inches) in Vancouver. Average annual snowfall in town is just 5.4 cm (2.1 inches), but up at Mt. Baldy measures over 6 m (20 feet).