Osoyoos

Feature Type:Town - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated as a town municipality under the provincial Municipal Act.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Pronounced: Oh-so-yoos
Relative Location: Both sides of Osoyoos Lake, between Oliver and BC-Washington boundary, S of Penticton, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°01'57''N, 119°28'06''W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/3

Origin Notes and History:

Osoyoos (Town) adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 420A (82 E). Incorporated as a Village Municipality 14 January 1946; Osoyoos (Village) confirmed 7 October 1954 on 82 E/SW. Re-incorporated as a Town Municipality 30 June 1983, the date chosen so that the following day, Canada Day, the townspeople could celebrate their new name and status; Osoyoos (Town) confirmed 29 November 1984. See Osoyoos Lake.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Osoyoos Post Office was opened 1 April 1884, T. Kruger postmaster. See also the municipality's own website.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office