Oliver was established in 1921 by
BC Premier John Oliver who had planned it as a settlement
for World War I veterans. Located in Canada’s only
desert, an irrigation system was built and soon the area
was lush and prosperous as a fruit growing area.
Oliver is a lake community located next to Tuc-el-Nuit and
Mahoney Lakes. Canoeing, boating, fishing, swimming, windsurfing
and many other water sports are popular with visitors and
residence alike. Visit one of the many apple, plum cherry,
pear, peach and apricot orchards or spend your time skiing,
biking or hiking.
If you are looking for a great game of golf then Oliver
will not disappoint. It is home to two 18-hole golf courses;
Fairview Mountain Golf Course and Inkameep Canyon Desert
Golf Course . Both courses have full services, new clubhouses
and excellent golf.
Oliver is known as the Wine Capital of Canada and its climate
and soil are ideal for growing grapes. Many award wining
wines are produced by vineyards located in the Oliver area.
The wine industry is growing at an incredible rate and most
of the wineries welcome visitors.
Osoyoos, meaning “where the water narrows”,
is a good description as the town spans the narrow part
of Osoyoos Lake. Osoyoos is also located in Canada’s
only desert and you can see both cacti and snakes. It has
less than 12 inches of rain per year and over 2,000 hours
of sunshine and thus is home to a few endangered species
like the Tiger Salamander. If history is your passion, you
can visit a 1891 log cabin which has served as a school
house, jail and government house during its lifetime. It
now serves as the Osoyoos Museum and is known as one of
the best small town museums in BC. With plenty of biking,
hiking, golf and wineries – Osoyoos is a great stop
along your visit to the Okanagan Valley.
1400 Racher Creek Road
100 Burrowing Owl Place
Road 11, RR1, S24, C5
32032 87th Street, Rd #9
Hill Estate Cidery
RR1, Site 42, Comp 11
Dunham & Froese
8123 - 148th Ave.
Young & Wyse Collection
9503 12th Avenue
Creek Estate Winery
13161-326th Ave, Box 1605
Antelope Ridge Winery
32057 #13 Road PO Box 1170
PO Box 1650
Hills Estate Winery
30880 Black Sage Road,
30880 71st Street RR1
Orchard Grove Lane
Moon Curser Vineyards
3628 Hwy 3 East
29690 Hwy 97
Road 7, PO Box 2010
13140 316A Avenue Rd #13
34664 - 71st Street
Le Vieux Pin
Black Sage Rd. & 73 St.
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery
RR#1, Site 23, Comp 4
13147 334th Street