• Trails & Parks

Take a hike.

Whether it’s ascending McIntyre Bluff, trekking the backcountry to Ripley and Madden Lakes, or strolling the boardwalk at Vaseux Lake to glimpse a golden eagle, there’s a trail to get you out of (and around) town.

Desert-like conditions mean Oliver is home to a variety of unique flora and fauna, and new trails to explore the area evolve every few years. Bring your bicycle – the International Hike and Bike Trail allows for two-wheeled adventures. Be sure to ride and hike with care, because the natural beauty includes prickly pear cactus – also known as ‘jumping cactus’. You might not want to find out why, so it’s best to stay on the trails.

Geocachers: you’re in luck. At present, we maintain 23 geocaches in the area, in some pretty unusual places. Don’t know what geocaching is? Think of it doing a scavenger hunt, but around the world. Our ‘travel bugs’ have gone more than 15,000kms – to Vancouver Island, Alberta, and Ontario. One bug is currently awaiting a flight to Hawaii. If you find a cache, be sure to log it.

Take a hike. You’ll be rewarded with some remarkable things: like 100-year-old antelope brush, the savoury aroma of wild grey sage, towering Ponderosa pines, highway-marked turtle crossings, and even a herd of California Bighorn Sheep. Just don’t try to follow the sheep; they have amazing balance, and are really agile.

Bead Trails
250-488-2489
Discover Okanagan wineries, restaurants, boutiques, studios and other fantastic places! Follow the Bead Trail and collect both a bead and the story at each location as you go. Each business has it's own signature bead for you to find and collect. It's a fun and affordable way to get yourself a beautiful, unique piece of jewelry. Get started with a map and a bracelet at the participating Oliver Visitor Centre or other Okanagan Visitor Centres and businesses.
Click Hike Bike
Traversing everything from desert orchards to world-class vineyards, the multi-use trails and world class cycling network in the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys will take you through a tour of some of the most diverse and unique landscapes in the province.
Double “0” Bikes & Sports
250-498-8348
We have comfort bikes suitable for touring the valley’s back roads and wine routes, or for a lovely ride along the Okanagan River on the Hike and Bike trail. If you’d prefer to venture up into the hills, we also rent dual suspension mountain bikes.
We also provide an affordable bicycle shuttle service, as well as guided tours!
Discounts of up to 40% are applied to multi-day, multi-bike rentals.
We also rent children’s bikes, trail-a-bikes, and children’s trailers
Bike Sales, Rentals, Service Shop.
HooDoo Adventures
250-490-6084
Kayak, Bike, Hike, Rappel, Rock Climb or Snowshoe with us in the Okanagan ! There's an adventure for everyone! The team at Hoodoo Adventures aim to provide quality outdoor adventures and team events that truly highlight the best the Okanagan has to offer.
Monashee Adventure Tours Inc.
250-762-9253
Explore the best Okanagan Valley and Myra Canyon adventures with your friends!
Custom Bike Tours, Winery Tours, or Myra Canyon Bike Tours!
Join our professional guides on one of our memorable tours, whether it's for birthday parties, weddings, reunions, stags, stagettes, our adventure tours are unforgettable. Half day, overnight or multi-day tours are available. We will customize any tour to your capabilities.
Transport for self-guided Myra Canyon Bike tours also available. Rent a bike from Monashee Adventure Tours - we have a large selection of bike rentals to choose from. Pedi–Cab tours of the Myra Canyon trestles and tunnels. You will cross 14 trestles and go through 2 tunnels on this historical tour. Sit back and enjoy the view as we do the peddling for you. Young children, mobility challenged and seniors can now join our cycle tours getting the whole family to enjoy this scenic location. New for 2015 Road Biking tours from introductory short 30k rides to advanced tours of 100k + with professional leaders.
Myra Canyon Bike Rentals
250-878-8763
ONSITE BICYCLE RENTALS on one of British Columbia’s wonders. Experience a part of the historical Kettle Valley Railway route built between 1912-1914. This well-established, interactive trail is over 18 trestles and through 2 tunnels, offers spectacular views of Myra Canyon and Okanagan Lake. The track is located at an elevation of over 1.200 meter, it is relatively level and the full circuit of 24km can be cycled in under 4 hours. We offer new, branded comfort bikes in sizes for adults and children, tag-alongs and child trailers to pull the little ones. We also offer guided and self-guided tours to Penticton; a wonderful day trip. Rental periods; morning from 9am-1pm, afternoon 1:30-5:30pm and evening rentals in July and August from 5-8pm.
Hours of operation: 7 days a week from May 18th until October 10th from 9am-5:30pm. In July and August also open in the evening from 5pm-8pm
We rent tag-alongs and child trailers. Tag-along suitable for 4+; child trailer for 1-5 years old. Both rented in combination with a rented adult bicycle. Child trailers are suitable for 1-2 children and can carry up to 80lbs.
NK’Mip Desert Cultural Centre
250-495-7901
The spectacular Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre (pronounced in-ka-meep) is the Okanagan’s newest family tourism destination. The state-of-the-art interpretive centre is an architectural marvel sensitively constructed into a hillside. Extensive indoor and outdoor exhibit galleries create a fun, interactive learning environment with hands-on displays, education stations and two multi-media theatre experiences. Discover the fascinating stories of Canada’s only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan people.
Oliver & Osoyoos Naturalists
250-498-2743
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. Outings are generally easy to moderate. Please call ahead for additional information and to confirm nature of hike(s). Non-members and visitors are invited to join the club on outings/events and are encouraged to join the club after two hikes. Annual AGM held in March, and a pot-luck dinner in October, both with invited speakers.
Oliver Parks and Recreation Society
250-498-4985
Oliver Parks and Recreation Society offers a broad spectrum of activities vital to the community's character, spirit and culture. Program Brochure's available on-line as well as the P&R Community Centre Office, and Oliver Visitor Centre.