Sitting in the South Okanagan amongst the vast rolling mountains and endless rows of vineyards is Oliver, BC. Commonly known as the Wine Capital Of Canada, this quaint town is known primarily for its wine, mild temperatures, and abundance of outdoor activities.
With a population of around 5,000 people, Oliver is one of the smaller towns in the Okanagan. The main industries here are grape and fruit production, wine, tourism, and agriculture. The Syilx of the Okanagan Nation have the founding roots in this beautiful area, and there is plenty of opportunity to learn about the history.
Highway 97 runs directly through the town, making it an easy place to get to. 40 minutes south of Penticton and 5 hours east of Vancouver will get you to the Wine Capital of Canada. The Kelowna International Airport is less than an hour and a half north, making it an easy place to access from anywhere.
The hot, dry summers attract travellers from all over to come experience wine country in all its beauty. Oliver is rich in hiking and biking trails, family friendly activities, and of course wineries, making it an ideal destination for the entire clan. We’ve outlined the most popular things to do, places to stay, and eating/drink destinations below. Keep reading to learn about this small town full of beauty!