Osoyoos fills with families and beachgoers every summer. Boats zip around on the lakes and chairs stretch out on the sandy beaches. We arrived at our hotel on the lakeshore with our car loaded with bikes for the whole family. We wanted to explore the town and hills on two wheels.
An article in the Osoyoos Visitor’s Guide caught our eye and we decided to follow the Osoyoos Circle Tour suggested by the owner of Heatstroke Bicycles.
Rating: Intermediate some quiet country roads and desert trail riding
Osoyoos Circle Tour – Cue Sheet
The route starts behind the Watermark hotel and Heatstroke Bicycles. Head south on the lakeshore pathway.
1. From Main Street, turn right on Kingfisher Drive just before the bridge.
2. Continue along 89th Street past Safari Beach Resort, onto Oleander, Lobelia and Jasmine continuing
on the lakeshore trail to Haynes Point Provincial Park. Explore the Haynes Park Trail near the entrance.
3.Exit the park onto 32 Ave, left 89 St, Right 26 Ave and cross Hwy3A
4.Left 107 St, Right 20 Ave which becomes Golf Course Drive past racecourse, continue up the
hill for lunch at the golf course.
5. After the golf course head downhill, left at Pebble Beach Dr which becomes 115 St.
6. Near the HighSchool at 74 Ave is the trailhead for the Irrigation Canal Trail. This
flat gravel surfaced trail follows the old irrigation canal skirting through orchards and desert vegetation.
7. North of Highway 3 take the path to the right around the airport
8. Continue north alongside Hwy3 then wind down the trail, emerging close to the
Osoyoos Desert Centre.
9. Right 146 Ave, Right on Hwy3A for a short stretch then Left at 134 Ave near Sun
Fresh Co-op Growers
10. Right on 87thStreet. This road rolls through scenic orchards back to downtown Osoyoos.