No vacation in the Okanagan Valley of
beautiful British Columbia would be complete without a stay in the charming town
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.
Experiencing high quality wine is only one of the reasons to stay in an Oliver
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
Other local activities include a visit to the Aboriginal Cultural Center, or
going on a Great Horned Owl Eco-Tour.
When you make an Oliver vacation home, guesthouse, cabin or lakefront cottage
your home away from home, you can explore the country and then relax on your own
private deck with your favourite beverage.
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.
These are only some of the many reasons that you should choose a vacation home
in Oliver as a base to enjoy this All Season's Playground.