Posted June 15, 2017 by Natasha Lees in City Guides

Stay at the Walnut Beach Resort in Osoyoos

“A Tropical Escape within British Columbia”

Located in the South Okanagan Region of British Columbia, on the breathtaking shores of Canada’s warmest lake, Lake Osoyoos, Walnut Beach Resort is the perfect resort destination to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and truly relax.  The all-suite waterfront resort offers ultimate comfort and convenience surrounded by stunning mountain and lake views, not to mention a private golden-sand palapa beach.

The South Okanagan is adored by locals and visitors from near and far, and is a prime destination throughout the year with its long warm summers and short, mild winters. With natural settings, elegant private suites with full kitchens and an extensive list of amenities, Walnut Beach Resort offers a tropical escape unlike any other.

Guests can choose to stay in any of the resort’s designer studio, one or two-bedroom suites that feature flat-screen TVs, complimentary wireless internet, gas fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, stainless steel appliances and cozy beds with top thread count linens. The resort also offers 1351 square-foot exclusive penthouse suites available for larger groups, families and special event guests. These luxurious penthouses have stunning views of The Kobau Mountains.

The resort has amenities and facilities to make sure your stay in Osoyoos is a memorable one. Guests enjoy dining at the onsite Vista Point Grill Restaurant, relaxing on the Sun Arbour Pool Terrace, working out in the Sunset Workout Studio and barbecuing grilled favourites on the poolside BBQs.

There is also a wine bar with indoor and outdoor seating where you can choose reds and whites from an extensive wine list, sample mouth-watering tapas and take in stunning Osoyoos Lake views. For those travelling on business or those who want to say their ‘I dos’ in Osoyoos, the Walnut Beach Resort features the Vistas Conference Centre, which offers picturesque meetings of up to 150 people or wedding space with a stunning lake backdrop for up to 120 people. Check out the resort’s beautiful photo gallery here.


When it comes to things to do in Osoyoos, there are plenty of activities to enjoy with family and friends. Wine lovers can rejoice as the Walnut Beach Resort is set amidst British Columbia’s legendary desert wine country where there are multiple unique wineries to visit and enjoy. Don’t miss out on the OK Wine Shuttle, a hop-on, hop-off experience that will allow you to explore the Okanagan’s wineries and restaurants at discount price!

Golf enthusiasts can play golf throughout the year at any of the many popular Okanagan golf clubs and those who love water sports can participate in anything from Sea-Dooing, river fishing and water skiing to kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding. The opportunity for fun on the water is limitless. Other local activities include horseback riding, a visit to the NK’ MIP Desert Cultural Centre, thrills and entertainment at Rattlesnake Canyon, and learning about the town’s rich history at the Osoyoos Museum.

Three Highlights that Make this Hotel Unique:

  • The resort has a stunning beachfront location on Osoyoos Lake.
  • All studios and suites are conveniently stocked with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing vacation at the beach. Amenities include gas fireplaces, full kitchens, deep soaker tubs, balconies, dishwashers, washing machines/dryers and refrigerators.
  • The property has its own secluded palapa beach – perfect for getting some quiet time in.

Our Personal Experience

We really enjoyed our visit to the Walnut Beach Resort. It is the perfect resort to stay at if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax in a warm and tropical place. (And still be within British Columbia!) With a private beach, sparkling clean pool, BBQs, a wine bar, onsite restaurant and fully equipped studios and suites, you can’t go wrong! The front desk team was professional and friendly when we arrived and they were very helpful if we had any questions about the local area.

When we stepped into our 625-foot Sauvignon One-Bedroom Suite, we were pleased to see all of the convenient amenities and features. It was ideal for a small family as it had a king size bed and a pull-out sofa bed. Our son, 3, (who is way past sleeping in a crib) was still able to cuddle up and be cosy in the crib provided. We loved the fully stocked kitchen with a dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, large fridge and more. It was very helpful to have the kitchen while travelling with a toddler as we could prepare some healthy meals.

The suite also had a bathroom that connected to the bedroom and main living area and there was a nice deep tub to relax in after a day of swimming and exploring. There was also a small balcony with some beautiful mountain and beach town views. The gas fireplace definitely came in handy after swimming and in the evenings after we had been in the sun all day. There was a lot of natural light in the suite as well.


We went to the pool a few times, which has a wonderful view of the beach, mountains, and Lake Osoyoos. Our son loved splashing around in the pool and we enjoyed some genuine outdoor family time. We didn’t get to try the Vista Point Grill Restaurant on the property, but we did hear many good things about it.

A Superb Location

The Walnut Beach Resort is perfectly situated in Osoyoos and is close to everything you could ever need or want to do in the area. We went to the NK’ MIP Desert Cultural Centre and walked among the rattlesnakes. (Well, we didn’t see any but there were warning signs everywhere!) We saw a Gopher snake though, which my husband thought was cool. (I did not, ha!)

We took long walks along Main Street and visited Rattlesnake Canyon’s huge windmill ice cream shop. (See our son enjoying a refreshing mango scoop below) This amazing shop offers 48 different flavours and while the price might be $4 for one scoop, the scoops are massive! There is a new Jack Shaw Splash Park available for water babies, but unfortunately we could not visit as we were enjoying swimming at the resort and being close to our ‘home away from home.’


In a Nutshell

We were extremely happy with our stay at the Walnut Beach Resort, the quality of the accommodations, the friendly service and we will definitely return again. The one-bedroom suite was perfect for our little family. The Walnut Beach Resort offered us the perfect opportunity to escape from Vancouver city life, explore tropical Osoyoos and breathe.


The Walnut Beach Resort

4200 Lakeshore Drive

Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada V0H 1V6

Tel: 1 (250)-495-5400

Toll Free: 1 (877)-936 -5400

Email: info@walnutbeachosoyoos.com

Website: www.WalnutBeachResort.com

By Natasha Lees, Freelance BC Travel and Tourism Writer

*A special thank you General Manager, Don Brogan for making this visit possible.*



Natasha Lees

Natasha Lees
Natasha Lees is a dedicated and professional travel copywriter with over 16 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry. Some of her past and current roles include the New York Times travel channel on About.com, Trivago, Sunwing Vacation Group, WeddingVacations.com, Mastercard Caribbean, Princess Cruises, CanadaTravels.com, Escapes.ca and a variety of other worldwide travel media resources.