Did you know: Osoyoos (BC) gets its name from “Souyoos,” a Syilx’tsn Native word, which describes a narrow waterway. The “O-“ prefix is not indigenous in origin and was attached by settler-promoters wanting to harmonize the name with other O-names in the Okanagan region, including Oliver and American communities of Omak and Oroville.

New Zealand

Glacier Helicopter rides

 

Tours start from about $250 AUD

Franz Josef Glacier provides some of the most stunning ‘ice architecture’ of any Glacier in the world. The Glacier was in a state of advance until 2008 when it started retreating. Following a spectacular collapse of the terminal face in 2012, it is now only accessible by helicopter.