Spirit Ridge Resort McElhanney implements Xeriscaping techniques into the Spirit Ridge Resort site, Osoyoos, British Columbia.Bellstar Hotels and ResortsOsoyoos, British Columbia2011

Spirit Ridge Resort is located in the Okanagan Valley, adjacent to Osoyoos Lake, and surrounded by vineyards. This area is one of the most ecologically unique places in British Columbia. McElhanney designed the hotel accommodations site to reflect the surrounding desert landscape. Xeriscaping with native planting and washed rock provided the site with minimal water requirements. The site design includes a large pool, spa, fire feature, water slide, and lounge area. A pergola was also designed with cascading water spouts which fall into a linear water feature.