Discover the fascinating stories of Canada’s only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan people. Based in Osoyoos BC, we offer many winery and cultural tour options leaving from your accommodations door step.

sẁiẁs sounds similar to “s-wee-yous” and means a place where it is shallow or narrow in the middle of the lake. The place name explains how the area was used to cross Osoyoos Lake by foot or by horse.

The nqilxʷcən/nsyilxcən (place name and history) of sẁiẁs (Osoyoos) have been passed down for thousands of years through the oral tradition of capti’kʷl stories and teachings.

Osoyoos (sẁiẁs)

Wine Tours

Experience Sẁiẁs Spirit Tours visit some of the best local wineries in the South Okanagan while learning about the unique history of the area. Our expert local guide will personalize each tour to your tastes and preferences to ensure a unique and memorable experience.


Cultural Tours

Sẁiẁs Spirit Cultural Tours will take to unique areas with a rich Syilx (Okanagan) first nation’s history.  Experience kɬlilxʷ  - Spotted Lake through the eyes of a Syilx (Okanagan) guide and learn about this sacred medicine lake of the Syilx (Okanagan) People.

Private Tours

All of Sẁiẁs Spirit tours can be experienced privately by friends or family groups. Pick up times can be adjusted depending on the availability. Corporate and professional groups can take advantage of Sẁiẁs Spirit Tours by scheduling it into their programing: Wine tours,  Cultural tours, Craft beer and distillery tours  and Customized tours.

About Us

Sẁiẁs Spirit Tours offers a fun filled day with an authentic local experience by assuring excellent customer service and knowledgeable guides. We invite you to travel throughout the beautiful Southern Okanagan enjoy the landscape, valleys and vineyards as we travel to  the many unique wineries that the Okanagan has to offer.  We will have fun exploring the many must see wineries, as well as the smaller hidden gems that this spectacular valley has to offer.


Also your guide will provide you with knowledge of the local culture and history in every tour. The mission is to provide visitors with a fun, friendly, informative, and memorable experience. Our knowledge and enthusiasm will ensure an enjoyable tour that is tailored to meet your needs.

Sẁiẁs Spirit Tours is a fully-licenced operator in an 11 passenger Mercedes Sprinter with the Passenger Transportation Authority of British Columbia and meets or exceeds all government regulatory and safety requirements.


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Quick Contact

Proprietor: Patty Bower

Phone: 250-689-1549

1000 Rancher Creek Rd, Suite 99

Osoyoos BC, Canada, V0H 1V6