Osoyoos: Little B.C. Desert Town a Big Draw

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For retirees who choose Osoyoos, the major draw is, without question, the weather. The semi-arid desert of this border town means temperatures soar above 25 C in summer months and seldom drop lower than -5 C in winter months. That means it’s got outdoor advantages, including cycling, boating, golf and wine tours, but one can still ski in nearby Oliver. Cross-border shopping is a five-minute trip away. Albertans still drive much of the Osoyoos market, both those who work part-time and retirees who are looking to avoid winter weather. It’s only a half-hour flight from Calgary to Penticton. Kerry Gold

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