The Town of Oliver, “Canada’s Wine Capital”, is located in the South Okanagan Valley between Mount Kobau and Mount Baldy, in British Columbia. The municipality spans over 500 hectares and is surrounded by over 50 wineries.
Our charning community including the Town of Oliver, Area C and the Osoyoos Indian Band is know for its diverse selection of wines and fruits, walking trails and other recreational activities. These communities have a combined population of over 8000. Oliver combines small town charm with bid city amenities. The natural setting and proximity to Penticton, Vancouver and the United States completes our desirable setting.
Oliver was named after BC Premier John Oliver and has rich agricultural history which can be explored at the Oliver Museum. Oliver was incorporated on December 31, 1945 and since then maintained its small town atmosphere with careful planning. Oliver fortunate to have dedicated residents and staff. We are prod of our lovely town and will continue to preserve the characteristics that make it such a desirable place to live, work and play.
Summers in the semi-arid Oliver are long and hot while winters are short and generally mild. Precipitation averages just 319mm annually.
Due to the four distinct seasons in the Okanagan, Oliver supports a range of activities throughout the year. In the summer the climate provides beautiful weather for swimming in Tuc-el-Nuit Lake, hiking and biking on many of the nearby trails, tastings and classes at local wineries, and golfing. Local events, that can be accessed here, pull tourists from all across Canada and the United States.
During the fall and winter, indoor activities at the Community Center thrive. Baldy Mountain Resort is also located just 35km from Downtown Oliver and is open for snowboarding, skiing, and snowshoeing.