Strap on your hiking boots, and take to the hills to enjoy our spectacular scenery. From bird watching, to looking for some of our famous fauna like the California bighorn sheep or, for the more adventurous, rattlesnakes, our desert landscape offers opportunities to a myriad amount of wild flora as well, species that cannot be found elsewhere in Canada. Our trails are great for biking as well. Oliver boasts high-country, valley floor, productive terraces and desert vistas, perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Nestled in the northern tip of the great basin desert, with unique geology that creates the perfect growing environment for farmers and vintners, Oliver can proudly call itself the Wine Capital of Canada. The “Golden Mile” on the west bench is recognized as a distinctive viticultural area that is rich with glacial deposits formed from the ice age. Other wineries located on the "Black Sage" east bench have equally unique growing climates with deep sandy deposits; winemakers assert that different soil conditions, known as terroir, have an identifiable impact on the flavour of the wines, come and see for yourself.
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A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of wild birds, animals and plants. The club has scheduled walks every two weeks in Spring to early Summer, then Fall. Scheduled walks & events posted at the Oliver Visitor Centre. ...