How to enjoy Oliver, the wine capital of Canada

You’re in Oliver, BC, where there are plenty of activities to experience and enjoy-with a twist.

Up for a jog anyone?

Road races, marathons, endurance events. From  beginner to pro, you can work up a sweat at a triathlon, or take part in our version of Marathon du Medoc, where contestants run from winery to winery, glass in hand. The Half-Corked Marathon is 17km with more than a dozen wineries and great bragging rights. Too easy? Sign up for the Freak’N’Farmer, featured on  the Amazing Race Canada, and…good luck!

Grab a fork

Seasonal festivals have a cornucopia of wine pairing dinners and chances to taste the creations of local chefs, or go less casual with Oliver’s annual Pig Out. Wander from picnic table to hay bale and try some scrumptious BBQ paired with local wines. Visit many of Oliver’s wineries for special events, and plan on coming to our September Second Annual Oliver Cask & Keg Festival, an outdoor, evening event focused on celebrating the creations from local disitilleries, breweries and cideries.  Live music, good eats & great drinks!

Get creative

Throughout the year our artists and artisans showcase their talents, indoors and out offering a charming selection of wine at each venue.  In the summer, take in an outdoor concert at a winery, brewery,  community park, or an outdoor movie night with the family. You might even catch the Perseid Meteor Shower. Experience Arts and Culture Week, or the local Showcase of Talent.

Get a room

After a stupendous meal paired with Oliver’s perfect wines, it’s nice to be able to crawl straight into the sack. Oliver has uniquely combined the vineyard experience with the hospitality industry to introduce winery guest houses and vineyard resorts.

Plan your visit, check out our events calendar.