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“We are beautiful. We are Okanagan. It is because of our land.”
Syilx of the Okanagan Nation
Wine Capital of Canada ~ Oliver, British Columbia
Oliver is situated on the northernmost point of the Great Basin Desert. The diverse landscape includes a range from mountains to lakes. The endangered native grasslands, Sagebrush scrub, Ponderosa pine meadows, riparian and wetlands, create the perfect setting for hiking, bird watching and mountain biking.
Oliver’s rugged beauty is always on display – at harvest time or any time. Both sides of the valley have beautiful back roads that meander through orchards, scenic landscapes and thousands upon thousands of rows of lush vineyards cast in golden light.
Explore it all while the majestic beauty of mother nature sets in.
Head out to Tuc El Nuit Lake (tuck-el-new-it) for peaceful vistas, while you enjoy splashing in warm clear water, taking a turn around the lake on your paddleboard or canoe, or the satisfying mediation of fishing a trout-filled lake.
Make your way to one of the Okanagan’s highest peaks, Mt. Baldy; Oliver’s winter playground. With skiing, snowboarding, snow-shoeing, and many beautiful cross-country skiing trails an adventure is always waiting.
The South Okanagan is a fantastic corridor stretching from Osoyoos to Summerland and it provides a mecca for Golfer’s of all levels. Take a swing at Fairview Mountain Golf Course, Osoyoos Golf Club, Twin Lakes Golf Club, NK’Mip Canyon Desert or St. Andrews by the Lake. Be sure to bring your sunscreen!