The city of Victoria, located on the beautiful southern tip of Vancouver Island, is the perfect place to take that special someone for an intimate retreat. In late July, couples from the area and across BC gather at the Osoyoos Desert Centre for a night of stargazing and gourmet dining. Are you looking to make this trip the Ultimate Okanagan experience? Then stay lakeside with a room at a luxurious Osoyoos hotel.
The annual event kicks off at dusk and lasts the whole night. Take a peaceful walk across the mile-long boardwalk, and enjoy wines from local vineyards and culinary delights from area eateries. The event also features a silent auction, music and a guided tour of the unique desert habitat. This event is also an opportunity to contribute to the local community: Proceeds from Romancing the Desert go to the habitat conservation efforts of the Osoyoos Desert Society.
After the magical evening, head back to your private room at the Walnut Beach Resort, where you'll find spectacular views and sophisticated amenities. If you just don't want the night to end, head outside for a long, romantic moonlight stroll along the beach.