Located in the beautiful south Okanagan Valley, Oliver encompasses a total area of 525.1 hectacres. By highway, the town is 33 km south of Penticton and 19 km north of Osoyoos. The area is serviced by the Penticton airport.
Economy: Tourism, Agriculture and Services
Elevation: 350 m (1148 ft)
Oliver’s region is home to Canada’s only desert and frequently records the highest temperatures. The landscape is dotted with treeless rock escarpments, silver sagebrush and cacti, and the heat lends itself well with the availability of irrigation. Oliver is graced with astounding views, terraced vineyards and fruit orchards, several nearby lakes, golf courses and an abundance of other recreational areas. It is estimated that the Town of Oliver hosts more than 100,000 tourists each year.
Average max. temperature (summer): 30°C / 82°F
Average min. temperature (winter): -6°C / 11°F
Hours of bright sunshine yearly: 2,040 hrs.(average since 1941)
Average hours of bright sunshine per day: 8.9 hours (May to August)
Frost free days: Average 173