Osoyoos

Because of its popularity as a recreational area with residents from elsewhere in British Columbia and especially Alberta, its population of nearly 5,000 people swells in the summer months. There is also a rapidly growing year-round retiree population.

Though the climate is arid, irrigation enhances the region's agricultural production. During the summer months, the Okanagan Valley is among the hottest areas in Canada, and Osoyoos often reaches the highest daytime temperature of any location in Canada.[citation needed] Temperatures regularly exceed 38°C (100°F) in the summer, although the humidity is low and nights are generally pleasant. Winters are generally dry and cold, but are usually mild compared to adjacent regions.

Osoyoos is situated on the east-west Crowsnest Highway with a significant ascent out of the Okanagan Valley in either direction. The Crowsnest headed east begins with an 18km switchback up the flank of the Okanagan Highland with a 685 m rise to the mining and ranching region of Anarchist Mountain, which is part of the Boundary Country (the stretch of rising highway is also referred to as Anarchist Mountain). Highway 3 westbound leads to Keremeos and the Similkameen Valley via Richter Pass. On highway 97 south there is a 24 hour border crossing between Canada and the United States between Osoyoos and Oroville, Washington.

 

19 °C


Clouds, broken clouds


Wind1.54 m/s
Cloudiness74 %
Temperature (min/max)18/19 °C
Pressure1010 hpa
Humidity26 %
Last update: 25 Apr 2024 @ 02:50

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