Discover Oliver

Welcome to Oliver BC, your next home in the Okanagan Valley. The population of Oliver is close to 4,800, and continues to be one of 'the' places to retire in Canada. With over 2000 hours of annual sunshine, Oliver, BC boasts one of the warmest places in Canada. It sits on the northernmost point of the Great Basin Desert, providing a diverse landscape including wetlands, grasslands, forests and mountain meadows. The Nearby Lake, Tuc El Nuit, offers a variety of water sports such as fishing, windsurfing and canoeing.

There are many areas around Oliver to take a leisurely stroll or hike up a mountain or down the beautiful International Hike and Bike Trails along the Okanagan River and past the vineyards. If you like to bird watch, the surrounding area has 28,000 species of birds that await the avid or amateur ornithologist. Whether you’ve got binoculars, a telephoto camera or a smartphone in your pocket, you’ll be reaching for it to capture an image of our feathered friends, perhaps even a “who’s who” of the local owl population if you’re lucky.

 

Wine Country

vineyardsBOliver was labelled the 'Wine Capital of Canada' by Tourism British Columbia while having two dozen wineries all located around the township of Oliver. These fine wineries will keep you hydrated during the summer's hot, dry weeks. Take a break on a vineyard's patio with some local vino or a gourmet dinner as the sun sets at one of our fine dining establishments.

Like jewellery? Take the Oliver Wine Bead Tour and start building your collection. After a sip or two, take your sunscreen and stroll through a museum or art gallery and learn about Oliver’s colourful history. Finish the day with Music in the Park, with your toes embracing the cool grass and your ears enjoying some cool tunes, or grab a partner and dance the night away as the stars come out.

 

The Blossoms Are Calling

Take a moment to breath in the blossoms of fruit trees in the spring. Soon the hills will be flourishing with fruit of all kinds as the area orchards and vineyards become a colour palate worthy of a masterful painting, and trees welcome the warm sun. Did we mention Oliver is one of the warmest places in Canada?

Looking to master your swing, or merely putt around a green? Golf is definitely in season, with several courses to suit any level from beginner to pro.

 

The Fields are Full of Colour

oliver4During the fall season a culmination of a hot summer extends into a warm, golden-hued season of harvesting all that Oliver offers, from fruit to wine to spectacular moments in nature.

Join in the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival, and browse dozens of events throughout the region. Be a winemaker, if only for a few hours. Form a team, get some costumes, and stomp some grapes at the Festival of the Grape.

The harvest season is long and varied, and nothing tastes better than your own, hand-picked and hand-made “farm to table” pie. Explore fruit stands dotted along highways and country roads, gathering all the fresh ingredients any cook could desire.

Head outdoors to watch the salmon run, or hike up McIntyre Bluff in search of wildlife and truly get back to the land, capturing the stillness of a moment with a Bighorn sheep.

During the winter months your can enjoy a movie or live performance at the South Okanagan Concert Series. Grab some hot chocolate and explore!

 

Life in the Fast Lane

area 27 motosports track designed by jacques villeneuveCanadian racing legend Jacques Villeneuve is one of the lead partners in an exciting new development in the Okanagan. A group of enthusiasts is proposing a semi-private club based around a new 5-kilometre circuit designed to meet the requirements for FIA level 2 events, to be built in the Okanagan valley southeast of Oliver, B.C.

Phase I of the proposed development saw work begin on track construction in the spring 2014, and will include a driving academy and a karting facility. Later phases would add a clubhouse, on-site support facilities, vehicle storage and residential units.

A meeting for this development took place in Osoyoos with a hearty membership drive kicking off for driving enthusiasts of all ages. The founders described their concept of a “Motorsports Country Club” for the enjoyment of sports and high-performance cars, similar in concept to a golf resort. The track and facilities, which would be designed under the direction of Villeneuve, are expected to cost between $10- and $12-million dollars.

 

 

 

Things to know about Oliver

Climate

Month

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F) 16.0
(60.8)
17.8
(64)
23.0
(73.4)
32.2
(90)
37.8
(100)
40.0
(104)
43.9
(111)
40.0
(104)
38.3
(100.9)
29.0
(84.2)
20.0
(68)
16.1
(61)
43.9
(111)
Average high °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
5.5
(41.9)
12.0
(53.6)
17.4
(63.3)
22.0
(71.6)
25.8
(78.4)
29.8
(85.6)
29.6
(85.3)
23.9
(75)
15.6
(60.1)
6.8
(44.2)
1.5
(34.7)
16.0
(60.8)
Average low °C (°F) −3.4
(25.9)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.4
(32.7)
3.9
(39)
8.1
(46.6)
11.9
(53.4)
14.6
(58.3)
13.8
(56.8)
8.9
(48)
3.7
(38.7)
−0.2
(31.6)
−3.8
(25.2)
4.6
(40.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 28.7
(1.13)
21.4
(0.843)
24.9
(0.98)
26.5
(1.043)
34.7
(1.366)
41.5
(1.634)
25.5
(1.004)
20.7
(0.815)
18.7
(0.736)
21.6
(0.85)
31.2
(1.228)
34.2
(1.346)
329.7
(12.98)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 15.0
(5.91)
5.1
(2.01)
1.7
(0.67)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.04)
5.3
(2.09)
18.0
(7.09)
45.2
(17.8)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 5.5 6.6 8.5 9.0 9.9 9.9 6.2 5.7 6.2 7.8 10.4 5.3 90.9
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 4.9 1.5 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 6.9 15.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 42.7 83.4 141.3 191.6 239.7 238.6 282.7 274.5 211.9 147.5 64.4 41.4 1,959.6
Percent possible sunshine 15.8 29.2 38.4 46.6 50.6 49.2 57.8 61.5 55.9 44.0 23.3 16.1 40.7

Information provided by Wikipedia

Schools

Oliver Elementary School Grades K - 7
(250) 498-3468  |  www.sd53.bc.ca/oes/


Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School
  |  Grades k - 7
(250) 498.3415  |  www.sd53.bc.ca/ten/


South Okanagan Adventist Christian School
  |  Grades K - 7
(250) 498-4161  |  south26.adventistschoolconnect.org/


Sen'Pok'Chin School
 |  Grades K - 7
(250) 498-2019  |  www.senpokchin.ca


South Okanagan Secondary School 
Grades 8 - 12
(250) 498-4931  |  www.sd53.bc.ca/soss/

Churches

St Paul’s Lutheran Churches
428 Skagit Avenue  |  250-498-2152

Alliance Church
36853 99th Street  |  250-498-2152

Park Drive Church
6570 Park Drive  |  250-498-2322

Oliver Word Of Life Centre
5825 Princess Place  |  250-498-4434

Christ The King Catholic Church
6044 Spartan Street  |  250-498-3934

Jehovah's Witnesses
33898 97th Street  |  250-498-4695
United Church of Canada
511 Church Avenue  |  250-498-2781

Seventh Day Adventist Church
748 Similkameen Avenue  |  250-498-4820

St. Edwards Anglican Church
5954 Nicola Street  |  250-498-2559 ‎

Bhavsagar Sikh Temple
33859 97 Street  |  250-498-6677

Living Way Christian Centre
38671 99 Street  |  250-498-4595


Utilities

Electricity
FortisBC 1-866-436-7847  |  www.fortisbc.com

Natural Gas
FortisBC 1-888-224-2710  |  www.fortisbc.com

Telephone
Telus 310-2255  |  www.telus.com
EastLink 1-888-345-1111  |  www.eastlink.ca

Cable
Telus 310-2255  |  www.telus.com
EastLink 1-888-345-1111  |  www.eastlink.ca

Banking
CIBC 250-495-6502  |  www.cibc.com
RBC 250-498-3437  |  www.rbc.com
Interior Savings CU 250-498-3457  |  www.interiorsavings.com
Valley First Credit Union 250-498-6277 www.valleyfirst.com

Internet
Telus 310-2255  |  www.telus.com
EastLink 1-888-345-1111  |  www.eastlink.ca

Cellular
Telus Mobility 1-866-558-2273  |  www.telusmobility.com
Rodgers 1-888-764-3771  |  www.rogers.com
Bell Mobility 1-800-667-0123  |  www.bell.ca

Satelite
Telus 310-2255  www.telus.com
Shaw Direct 1-888-554-7827  |  www.shawdirect.ca
Bell 1-888-759-3474  |  www.bell.ca

Recycling Depot
T2 Market Bottle Depot  |  250-498-3677

Garbage and Recycling pickup
Town of Oliver 250-498-6200  |  www.oliver.ca
RDOS 250-492-0237 |   www.rdos.bc.ca

Community

Town of Oliver
250-485-6200  |  www.oliver.ca

Regional District Okanagan Similkameen
250-492-0237  |  www.rdos.bc.ca

Oliver Parks and Recreation
250-498-4985  |  www.oliverrecreation.ca

Oliver Art Gallery
778-439-3320  |  www.oliverartgallery.ca

Oliver Visitor Centre/Oliver Tourism Association
250-498-6321  |  www.winecapitalofcanada.com

South Okanagan General Hospital
250-498-5000

Oliver and District Heritage Society
250-498-4027  |  www.olivermuseum.ca

Oliver Seniors Centre Society
250-498-6142

Restaurants

Covert Farms Pancho's Country Market Patio
(250) 498-2731

Best of India
36094 97 Street  |  (250) 498-0872

Murphy's Pub & Grill
36041 97 St   |  (250) 498-4947

Yum Yum's Pizza & Bistro
35833 97th St  |  (250) 498-4039

Sinbad’s Seafood Cafe
35656 97th St  |  (250) 498-0456

Asia Buffet
5640 97th St  |  (250) 498-8434

Oliver Garden Resutaurant
35617 97 Street  |  (250) 498-2168

Subway
5609-97th St  |  (250) 498-3530

Medici's Gelateria
9932 350th Ave  |  (250) 498-2228

Firehall Bistro
34881-97th St  |  (250) 498-4867

Cock N'Bull Cappuccino Bar
34849 97th St.  |  (250) 498-6261

Cantaloupe Annie's
34845 97th St  |  (250) 498-2955

Sizzling Rice
34840-97th St  | (250) 498-8899

Almerio's Family Pizza
5-34836 - 97th St  |  (250) 498-6610

Oliver's Bakery & Deli
34830 - 97 St   |  (250) 498-0380

Savios Family Restaurant
34646 97 St  |  (250) 498-441

Pizza 97 Ltd
34634 - 97 St  |  (250) 498-0112

Crucetti's Restaurant
4651 2451 97th  |  (250) 498-4833

A&W
34651 97th St  |  (250) 498-5559

Tim Hortons
150-34017 Hwy 97  |  (250) 485-4199

The Grill at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course
37041-71st St  |  (250) 498-2880

Diamondback Grill at Fairview Mountain Golf Course
13105 - 334th Avenue  |  (250) 498-6050

Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek
32830 Tinhorn Creek Road  |  (250) 498-3742

Terrafina at Hester Creek
13163 326th Avenue   |  (250) 498-2229

Wineries

Hidden Chapel
9756 Pinehill Road  |  Oliver BC, V0H 1T0
(250) 490-6000  |  www.hiddenchapelwinery.com

Fairview Cellars‎
13147 334th. Ave.  |  Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
(250) 498-2211  |  www.fairviewcellars.ca‎

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards‎
32830 Tinhorn Creek Road  |  Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
(250) 498-3743  |  www.tinhorn.com

Gehringer Brother's Estate Winery
|  Oliver, BC
(250) 498-3537  |  www.geringherwines.ca

Hester Creek Estate Winery
13163 326th Ave  |  Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
(250) 498-4435  |  www.hestercreek.com

Cassini Cellars
|  Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
250-485-4370  |  www.cassinicellars.ca

Road 13 Vineyards
|  Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
(250) 498-8330  |  road13vineyards.com

Rustico Farm and Cellars Estate Winery
|  Oliver BC, V0H 1T0
250-498-3279  |  www.rusticowinery.com

Castoro De Oro
|  Oliver BC V0H 1T0
250-495-4991  |  www.castorodeoro.com

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Ltd‎
|  Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
(250) 498-0620  |  burrowingowlwine.ca

Desert Hills Estate Winery Inc.‎
|  Okanagan-Similkameen, BC
(250) 498-6664  |  deserthills.ca


Black Hills Estate Winery‎
|  Okanagan-Similkameen, BC
blackhillswinery.com

Church and State - Coyote Bowl
|  Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Silver Sage Winery
|  Oliver BC, V0H 1T0
250-498-0310  |  www.silversagewinery.com

Stoneboat Vineyards‎
|  Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
(250) 498-2226  |  stoneboatvineyards.com

Oliver Twist Estate Winery
|  Oliver BC V0H 1T0
250-485-0227  |  www.olivertwistwinery.com

Attractions

Covert Farms
|  Oliver, BC
(250) 498-2731  |  www.covertfarms.ca‎

Nk'Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course‎
6891 Tucelnuit Dr  |  Oliver, BC V0H 1T3

(250) 498-2880  |  www.nkmipcanyon.com‎

International Hike and Bike Trail
Access and information at the Visitor Centre

Fairview Mountain Golf Club‎
933 Old Golf Course Rd |  Oliver, British Columbia
(250) 498-6050  |  www.fairviewmountain.com‎

Mt. Baldy Ski Area
2680 Mount Baldy Rd  |  Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
250-498-4086   |  www.skibaldy.com

Oliver Winery Bead Trails

oliver bead trails map
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