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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Summer Camping - Osoyoos Lake

I thought I would share some of our camping trip photos from over the summer. We spent almost every weekend camping at different places around the valley. Over the next few blog posts I'll show you the highlights of our trips.

Our first camping trip this summer was during the May long weekend in Osoyoos, at N'Kimp campground with our neighbors the Ross's and the Kasper's. Osoyoos is a little resort town in the south Okanagan. I grew up in the next town over, and have spent many summer days as a child swimming in this lake, which is also one of the warmest lakes in Canada.

Osoyoos Lake at sunset...

We have to be honest, we are not tent campers anymore. We have a fifth wheel trailer we bought a few years ago and it has been wonderful camping with hot water, a shower/bath tub, and a furnace (particularly in early May and late September camping). 

Sylvie loves our trailer, especially where Mama and Daddy sleep - she can reach the light switches with no problems, providing minutes of fun and giggling as she turns them on and off (luckily we also have a generator to charge the batteries). 

Happy Camper!
You can't get me!
The other benefit of having a trailer with small children is having a place to play when the weather outside is windy and chilly.

Having a tea party with Mr. Bear

Catching some rays while the weather cooperates...
One other draw for the south Okanagan are the wineries. Over the past two decades the wineries have blossomed and multiplied. Our favorite one to visit (not really the wine though) is Silver Sage Winery. They have this beautiful grassy area for kids to play in with a gazebo. My favorite winery in the Oliver/Osoyoos area hands down would be Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery.

Getting tossed around at Silve Sage 


  1. We love camping too. I am glad it is over for the year though... the summer was a very short one here, it would be so nice to have a longer season like you have!

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