Oliver British Columbia offers the perfect blend of outdoor recreation, fine wines, fresh produce and arts and festivals. No matter what time of year you will be visiting, there is always something going on in Oliver. Whether you’re looking for sporting events, outdoor performances or just wanting to support the local merchants, you will find plenty of entertainment waiting for you in this South Okanagan town.
The geography of the South Okanagan is unique and thus, many types of recreation suit the natural features and the fabulous climate. Lakes are plentiful and rivers carve the landscape. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, and windsurfing or take the family for a float down Okanagan River. Oliver boasts high-country, valley floor, productive terraces and desert vistas, perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Bird watching, hiking, biking and country drives are favorites among tourists.
Arts & Culture
Oliver’s backdrop offers a creative inspiration for the arts; from painting to fabric arts and everything in between. Festivals, local galleries and studios showcase these fantastic handworks throughout the area. If your interests turn to theatre and music, we have plenty of performances throughout the summer at several desirable outdoor locations. Learn more about Oliver’s unique multi-cultural history by visiting the Oliver and District Museum to find out about the origins of this arid town-site and surrounding agricultural area or pick up a brochure and take a self-guided tour of Oliver’s historic buildings.
Cherry, apricot, peach, plum, apple and pear orchards along with farms and vineyards are scattered along the countryside. Stop and enjoy many of the roadside stands or visit our farmers market held throughout the growing season.
For the golf enthusiast you will have the chance to test your skill at one of two championship golf courses. As seasons change enjoy downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding and snow shoeing at nearby Mt. Baldy. Don’t forget the many sporting events throughout the year like the half Iron Man triathlon and the Okanagan Major League baseball camp.
After a long day of touring the countryside, relax and enjoy a wonderful meal at one of our many restaurants. See our dining out section for a complete listing.
Experience local artisans, restaurants, bistros and tea-houses year round. Look into our schedule for markets, festivals and performances throughout the year.