Desert Tour

Specialty Tours

South Okanagan Desert Tour

8 Hours

Duration

Easy

Activity Level

The Okanagan Desert Tour, located in the Osoyoos area, is an unforgettable experience. Travel by foot through Canada’s only desert in search of secretive and fascinating creatures found nowhere else in Canada. Snakes, scorpions, and thrashers are some of the creatures you may see. On the way, magnificent animals such as mountain goat and bighorn sheep are regular seasonal sights. The pallid bat is known in Canada only from the South Okanagan. Find out its favourite prey – you will be surprised. Botanists will enjoy bright yellow bells and bitterroot in the spring, followed later by evening primroses, blazing-stars, gumweeds, and the delicate mariposa lily.

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What is Included:

Admission fees to Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre Snakes Alive program

Additional fees:

  • Cost of lunch
  • Taxes
  • Professional guide gratuity, thank you
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SPECIALTY TOURS

Itinerary:

First Stop:

The Okanagan desert located in Osoyoos. You will visit one of the four most endangered ecosystems and a region with one of the highest species diversities in Canada. We walk though some of the last remaining sage and antelope ecosystems, with spectacular views of Osoyoos Lake and Anarchist Mountain.

Second Stop:

At the Nk’ Mip Desert Cultural Centre we hunt along the interpretive trail to find signs of snakes. You might see the yellow-bellied racer, pocket desert gopher snake, or western rattlesnake.  An unforgettable experience!

Third Stop:

We will birdwatch from the Vaseux Lake boardwalk and viewing tower. So don’t forget your binoculars and viewing scopes.

Fourth Stop:

Enjoy lunch at the Greenside Grill (price not included).

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South Okanagan Desert Tour

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