Nestled in the rolling hills of the Sonora Desert in a prime grape growing area, it is no wonder that Oliver has been nicknamed the "The Wine Capital of Canada". Thousands of tourists flock to Oliver each year to visit the many wineries in the area which hosts over 102 vineyards on 3000 acres. The majority of the wineries are located along the "Golden Mile" of highway 97 and so a day trip along this route is a must if you enjoy a combination of wine and breathtaking vistas.

 Boasting over 2000 hours of sunshine each year, Oliver is the perfect place to experience outdoor adventures and activities.

While the surrounding lakes offer water skiing, windsurfing, boating, swimming and other water sports, the area also has many walking, hiking and biking trails and you can even take an organized nature trip with some of the local guides or a self guided desert tour.

Other local activities include a visit to the Aboriginal Cultural Center, or going on a Great Horned Owl Eco-Tour.

Oliver is also a great place to spend a winter or spring vacation. At nearby
 Mt. Baldy enjoy skiing, snowboarding or snow shoeing, and in the Spring you can hike or bike one of the many surrounding trails. If you play golf there are two championship courses to choose from, and bird watchers will be delighted with the opportunities for this fascinating hobby. 

Oliver is only a short drive to the US border so our US neighbors can enjoy an Okanagan vacation without venturing far from home. An hour's drive north will bring you to Penticton, home of Ironman Canada each August.