Oliver

Oliver is in the Okanagan region of British Columbia.

Get in

Oliver has a small airport; it is possible to be flown directly in to town by private jet from a neighboring city such as Penticton or Osoyoos.

Car access to Oliver is made simple by the fact that Highway 97 (a major highway through the Okanagan region) passes directly through the town. While Oliver has a private taxi company, there is no public transportation system except for specialized bus services for seniors or people with disabilities.

Get around

Oliver is a relatively small town; most, if not all, of everything is within walking distance. However, you can get a private taxi service to drive you around if need be. There is the KVR trail (also referred to as the Hike & Bike path) that makes its way to Osoyoos and up to OK Falls and Penticton; it is a scenic route along the Okanagan River. Most of the route is paved and well maintained, and even the unpaved (gravel) parts are well looked after with minimal holes and obstructions. This path is definitely faster, safer and more fun to travel on than the highway, if you plan to bike or walk to any of Oliver's neighboring cities.

Do

Make sure to visit some of the many world class wineries while in Oliver. Oliver is home to the Golden Mile, and some of the valley's best grapes are grown here.

Across the valley from the Golden Mile is the Black Sage bench, which is home to some of the valley's most acclaimed wineries. It is renowned for its easterly position, heat, and long summer sun exposure, allowing for the production of high-quality red wines. Not all wineries in the area focus on "big red" wines, however. The Black Sage region of the South Okanagan is definitely a worthwhile area to tour during a stay in Oliver.

Stoneboat Vineyards- 7148 Orchard Grove Lane, Oliver BC (turn left onto Rd 9 from Hwy 97, turn left again at Orchard Grove Lane), +1 250 498-2226 Stoneboat Vineyards is a family owned and operated estate winery that focuses on premium Pinot varietals as well as Pinotage, a robust red varietal that is relatively unique in Canada. The Martiniuk family has been growing grapes in the Okanagan for over 20 years.

Come to the okanagan, bring your tent, find a lake and relax.

Buy

Oliver is home to many unique specialty shops, the likes of which span subjects as diverse as crafts, aesthetics, jewellery and video rental. In the town's core there is a mall, a friendly and informative Visitor Centre, and numerous restaurants to fill your bags, quench your thirst and satiate your hunger.


•Pop by Quail's Nest Art Gallery (☎ +1 250-485-0088, 34274-95th St.) or Shores Sculpture & Design (☎ +1 250-498-4414, 11103-354th Ave.) to experience first-hand the contemporary rustic-modern fusion that defines Oliver's artistic ambience.

Visit the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce or Visitor Centre today for more information.

Eat


3 of the wineries have full restaurants


Both of the golf courses in the area have restaurants. Enjoy a round of golf then hit the club house for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Even if you don't want to play a round of golf you can still enjoy a delicious meal.


We have 3 pizza places; all of them ready to serve up your favourites as well as their own specialties.

We also have 3 Asian Restaurants.

Drink

Oliver has a bar located down Main Street. There is also a bar in the Ghallager lake area (a bit outside of town on the way to Penticton). There is a provincial liquor store on Main Street. The drinking age in BC is [b]19[/b].

Sleep

Bed & Breakfast


Go next

Simply take Highway 97 to Osoyoos (south) or Penticton (North) to open a wide possibility of other cities in the Okanagan region. Penticton is a 30 minute drive and Osoyoos is about 15-20 minutes.

Routes through Oliver

Penticton Okanagan Falls  N  S  Osoyoos Wenatchee


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