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PRESS RELEASE Tourism in Osoyoos over May Long Weekend!

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PRESS RELEASE Tourism in Osoyoos over May Long Weekend!

May 14, 2018
Destination Osoyoos
For Immediate Release

Due to warm temperatures and an increased snowpack, the combined conditions have contributed to high water and flooding in the South Okanagan, Similkameen, and Boundary areas. The Similkameen River has pushed additional water back into Osoyoos Lake and this has resulted in localized flooding in some locations, including the town of Osoyoos. As a result, 53 properties and 2 lakefront hotels have been evacuated as well as 17 properties in rural Electoral Area 'A.'
 
However, most of the community of Osoyoos and surrounding area remains unaffected, is open for business, and looking forward to exceptional weather for the coming May long weekend. Travelers are invited to check out everything the town has to offer beyond lake activities, including numerous wineries, interpretative and culture centres, golf courses, and the upcoming Osoyoos Medieval Faire. Hotels, Resorts, Bed & Breakfasts, Campgrounds, the unique shops along Main Street, and a wide variety of restaurants are unaffected and ready to greet this season's tourists.
 
In an effort to decrease damage and in the interest of public safety, sẁiẁs Park (Haynes Point), Paradise Park, and the area marinas are currently closed. Both residents and visitors are encouraged to limit activities on the lake to paddle boarding and kayaking and to avoid impacted areas.
 
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) in conjunction with the Province of British Columbia, have been distributing sandbags and BC Wildfire crews have been working incredibly hard to protect critical infrastructure through sandbag walls and tiger dams. A public information meeting will be held at Osoyoos Sonora Centre at 6.30pm on Tuesday, May 15, with officials from the Town of Osoyoos, Province of BC, and RDOS. 

Updated information regarding the current water levels, orders, alerts, and emergency resources can be found at http://www.rdos.bc.ca/home/.
 
All routes into Osoyoos are open, including Highway 3 in both directions; travelers are encouraged to check Drive BC/Major Events as conditions can change without notice. 


 
Destination Osoyoos is one of British Columbia’s dynamic destination marketing organizations with a commitment of delivering Canada’s Warmest Welcome and in becoming an all-season destination of choice for individual and corporate visitations and relocations. Please visit us at destinationosoyoos.com for more information. Don't forget to tag us online @OsoyoosBC on Twitter and Instagram, and @DestinationOsoyoos on Facebook! 
 
Destination Osoyoos
9912 BC-3, PO Box 500
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
P: 250.495.5070  
TF: 1.888.676.9667
www.destinationosoyoos.com
Event date: 
Tuesday, 15 May, 2018
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Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400
(E) info@osoyoos.ca

 

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