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Lionel Trudel

Welcome to Oliver BC On behalf of our residents, we extend you a warm

welcome and invite you to come and experience all that Oliver has to offer. Oliver is a quaint community dedicated to the preservation of our agriculture. Along with the 36 percent of B.C.’s vineyard acreage, our 400 plus farms also produce world class fruits and vegetables. Agriculture is our primary industry supporting our approximately 9,000 residents.

Ron Hovanes Mayor, Town of Oliver

Terry Schafer RDOS Director

With this appreciation of the land, comes the love of our surrounding environment. Oliver is a naturelover’s paradise with great hiking trails, bird-watching sanctuaries and fantastic fishing spots. We are also home to many festivals and events including two world famous events, The Half Corked Marathon and Festival of the Grape. Whether your interests include wine tasting or hiking, Oliver offers the best of the South Okanagan. Come for the wine but stay for the experience!

Chief Clarence Louie Osoyoos Indian Band

Linda Larson MLA, BoundarySimilkameen

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Table of Contents Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

For the Snowbirds . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Wine and Dine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Yours for the Taking. . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Winery & Cidery Map . . . . . . 10-11

First Nations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

A Vintage for Every Taste . . . . . 14

Surrounded by culture . . . . . . . . . 37

Autumn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Enjoy our Local Eateries . . . . . . 17

Hit a trail by foot or bike . . . . . . . 39

Get Fresh with a Farmer . . . . . . 20

Places to Stay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

For the Kid in You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Top 10 Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Area Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25

Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45

Gleaners Give Back . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Getting Here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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4 Stunning Seasons in the Wine Capital of Canada Do you have a taste for adventure? A desire to breath in the crisp, vibrant bouquet of an award-winning wine? Or long to relax with your toes in the sand, fingers wrapped around a freshly-picked apple? Oliver has all of these flavours and more to whet your travel appetite. Plan to stay for a day-long bike ride, or a season of harvesting the fruits of our land. We have hours of sunshine. Trails that stretch to the horizon or lead to the top of a mountain. The perfect recipe to cultivate a moment in the Wine Capital of Canada. Mix with any season, and add a twist or two - and enjoy. Work up an appetite in the winter with a mountain-top hike, a day of skiing at Baldy Mountain Resort, a leisurely walk along the Okanagan

river, perhaps even a “fat tire” bike ride in fresh snow. We celebrate the season in style with a Rosé Revolution deep in the heart of BC wine country. The snow may be falling outside, but inside we’re toasty, and toasting a worldwide “drink pink” mantra. The lengthy harvest season is coming to a close, and it’s time to celebrate. Speaking of pink, as the days grow longer and the sun glows brighter, spring brings a vista of blossoms reaching skyward, inspiring artists to capture the season, or drawing you out to walk amongst the buds, with birdsong as your soundtrack. Bring binoculars, you never know who you might see in the trees...a resident owl or the first buds of a favourite grape varietal, starting its journey to the glass.

Summer turns golden, and it’s Oliver’s season to shine under a hot sun, then relax under cool, desert nights. Marathoners have their choice of races, golfers dot the greens, bikes whirl down trails. Break a sweat, then reward yourself with a tasting or two at a local winery, a gourmet dinner on a patio, or a picnic in a park as the notes from a concert sail through the warm evening air. Autumn? That’s harvest time, from crushing grapes to baking apple pies, it’s farm to table (or wine glass) season. From vintage to vintage, taste to taste, you’ll be back for seconds. It’s time to pick your adventure in the Wine Capital of Canada.

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Summer A visit to Oliver is not complete without a sun-soaked drive – by car or bike – along the Golden Mile, our signature winery trail...a warm glow falls over the vineyards and mountains, creating a perfect backdrop for a summer day. Along the way you might stop into a fruit stand, gaze at wildlife observing you from the hills, or grab a bite at the growing number of food trucks.

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Soak up some vitamin D and get some exercise here in triathlon country. Choose from races - amateur to pro to running through vineyards drinking wine - held in the Oliver area as a participant, or volunteer and cheer on competitors from around the world. Biking from winery to winery at a relaxed pace is an option, but for the more dedicated, a short trail ride along a gentle path, or a long one up a mountain, may be more up to speed. More than two dozen wineries will help you hydrate during these hot, dry weeks. Take a break on a winery patio with some local charcuterie or a gourmet dinner as the sun sets. Our chefs are artists and love to show off their creations, with ingredients sourced from farms and producers nearby, but you too can cultivate your chef skills with a cooking class, or become a winemaker for a short time at a grape stomp - costumes often encouraged - or blending seminar where you will learn the art and science that goes into a glass. Take a break at 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.


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Wine and Dine Here in the Wine Capital of Canada, our wines pair well with just about anything, from a romantic evening campfire to a five-course dinner at your new favourite restaurant to, of course, a few dishes at a winery bistro. Take a case or two home or join a wine club and have it sent back for you; savour a glass anytime and bring back the memories of wine touring and walking through row on row of intensely curled vines. Whether it’s a gourmet meal prepared by a Red Seal chef, a midday break at the local bakery, or a visit to one of our markets for fresh produce and

exotic spices, Oliver’s diversity of flavours tempt any palate. Stop at a roadside food truck for classic BBQ, or a pub for comfort food...and give a local brew a taste to quench your thirst. Cocktail culture is growing in Oliver, as distilleries plant roots and stills, and offer tastings and tours. A great sip before indulging in lunch or dinner. Hot day? Time for a local cider. Plan a date night at a winemaker’s dinner, pack a picnic with local charcuterie, freshly-picked fruits and veggies, and pair with a bottle from one of the area’s wineries. Cheers!

Our selection of vintages, available directly from the wineries or local retail outlets, is second to none. Every style and flavour, including reds, whites, rosés, sparkling and ice wines are available. Wineries of every type and size are willing to open their doors and let wine enthusiasts swirl and sip throughout the year. From rejuvenating summer sipping to fortifying winter comfort food, Oliver is farm-to-table country. It’s where chefs tend herb gardens and sustainable is part of our culinary language and landscape.

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1 ADEGA on 45th 7311 45th St, Osoyoos 250-495-6243 www.adegaon45.com

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2 BARTIER BROTHERS 4815 Rygrass Rd, Oliver 250-809-5808 www.bartierbros.com

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3 BLACK HILLS 4190 Black Sage Rd. Oliver 250-498-6606 www.blackhillswinery.com

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4 BLUE SKY 11631 87th St, Osoyoos 250-495-6692 www.blueskywinery.ca

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5 BORDERTOWN 9140 92nd Ave, Osoyoos 250-498-9976 www.bordertownwinery.com

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7 C.C. JENTSCH CELLARS 4522 Hwy 97, Oliver 778-439-2091 www.ccjentschcellars.com 8 CANA VINES 129 Brauns Rd, Oliver 778-439-3340 www.canavineswinery.com 9 CASTORO DE ORO 4004 Hwy 97, Oliver 250-495-4991 www.castorodeoro.com

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11 CHURCH & STATE 4516 Ryegrass Rd, Oliver 250-498-2700 www.churchandstatewines.com 12 COVERT FARMS 300 Covert Pl, Oliver 250-498-9463 www.covertfarms.ca


13 CULMINA 4790 Wild Rose St, Oliver 250-498-0789 www.culmina.ca 14 DESERT HILLS 4078 Black Sage Rd, Oliver 250-498-6664 www.deserthills.ca

Winery, Cidery, Distillery & Brewery Map 25 JACKSON-TRIGGS 7857 Tucelnuit Dr, Oliver 250-498-4500 www.jacksontriggswinery.com

15 DUBH GLAS DISTILLERY 26 KISMET 9580 Road 20, Oliver 8486 Gallagher Lk Frontage Rd, 250-408-9800 Oliver 778-439-3580 www.kismetestatewinery.com www.thedubhglasdistillery.com

36 PIPE DREAMS 168 Sportsmens Bowl Rd, Oliver 250-485-4192 www.pipedreamswinery.com 37 PLATINUM BENCH 4120 Black Sage Rd, Oliver 250-535-1165 www.platinumbench.com

16 FAIRVIEW CELLARS 989 Cellar Rd, Oliver 250-498-2211 www.fairviewcellars.ca

27 LARIANA CELLARS 8310 2nd Ave, Osoyoos 250-498-9259 www.larianacellars.com

38 QUINTA FERREIRA 6094 Black Sage Rd, Oliver 250-498-4756 www.quintaferreira.com

17 FAUSTINO ESTATE CIDERY 14000 97th St, Osoyoos 250-495-7035 www.faustinoestatecidery.ca

28 LA STELLA 8123 148th Ave, Osoyoos 250-495-8180 www.lastella.ca

39 RIVER STONE 143 Buchanan Dr, Oliver 250-498-7798 www.riverstoneestatewinery.ca

18 FIREHALL BREWERY 6077 Main St, Oliver 778-439-2337 www.firehallbrewery.com

29 LE VIEUX PIN 5496 Black Sage Rd, Oliver 250-498-8388 www.levieuxpin.ca

40 ROAD 13 799 Ponderosa Rd, Oliver 250-498-8330 www.road13vineyards.com

19 GEHRINGER BROTHERS 876 Road 8, Oliver 250-498-3537 www.gehringerwines.ca

30 MAVERICK 3974 HWY 97, Oliver 778-437-3133 www.maverickwine.ca

41 SILVER SAGE 4852 Ryegrass Rd, Oliver 250-498-0310 www.silversagewinery.com

20 GOLD HILL 3502 Fruitvale Way, Oliver 250-495-8152 www.goldhillwinery.com

31 MONTAKARN 5462 Black Sage Rd, Oliver 250-498-7709 www.montakarn.ca

42 STONEBOAT 365 Orchard Grove Ln, Oliver 250-498-2226 www.stoneboatvineyards.com

21 HESTER CREEK 877 Road 8, Oliver 250-498-4435 www.hestercreek.com

32 MOON CURSER 3628 Hwy 3 East, Osoyoos 250-495-5161 www.mooncurser.com

43 TINHORN CREEK 537 Tinhorn Creek Rd, Oliver 250-498-3743 www.tinhorn.com

22 HIDDEN CHAPEL 482 Pinehill Rd, Oliver 250-490-6000 www.hiddenchapelwinery.com

33 NK’MIP CELLARS 1400 Rancher Cr., Osoyoos 250-495-2985 www.nkmipcellars.com

44 TUMBLEWEED SPIRITS 6001 Lakeshore Dr, Osoyoos 778-437-2221 www.tumbleweedspirits.com

23 INNISKILLIN OKANAGAN 7857 Tucelnuit Dr, Oliver 250-498-4500 www.inniskillin.com

34 OLIVER TWIST 398 Lupine Ln, Oliver 250-485-0227 www.olivertwistwinery.com

45 VINAMITÉ 5381 Hwy 97, Oliver 250-498-2234 vinperducellars.com

24 INTERSECTION 450 Road 8, Oliver 250-498-4054 www.xwine.ca

35 ORCHARD HILL CIDERY 3480 Frontage Rd, Osoyoos 250-495-4325 www.orchardhillcidery.com

46 YOUNG & WYSE 9503 12th Ave, Osoyoos 250-495-3245 www.youngandwysewine.com

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A Vintage for every taste

Nestled in the beautiful south Okanagan, Oliver can proudly call itself the Wine Capital of Canada. Vineyards dot the landscape and provide the necessary ingredients to produce some of the finest vintages in the country, and we’re home to more than two dozen of the province’s licensed, internationally recognized wineries. 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. 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.

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But we’re more than that. Craft breweries offer cold ones, many with seasonally-inspired flavours, and award-winning distilleries produce gin, with botanicals sourced nearby, crystal clear vodka, and even a whisky or two. Take home a miniature barrel to age yours. And on a hot day, a fresh fruit cider will easily quench your thirst. Whatever your preferred libation, we’ve got a sip for you. Pick up a bottle of red, white, pink, bubbles, or a coveted icewine. Wineries of every type and size open their doors and let wine enthusiasts peruse their operation. Sign up for a wine club or two so you’re the first to know when the next release is ready. Grab a local spirit for tonight’s cocktail. Step one: plan your visit. Step two: designate a driver or hire a tour company to shuttle you through a visit. Step three: drink it all in. The views are as a good as the first taste from your glass. Asymetriq Productions

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The name Kismet is derived from the Punjabi word ‘Destiny’

The Dhaliwal Brothers’ were destined to immigrate from India nearly 25 years ago and have established themselves as one of the Premium Grape Growers in the Okanagan Valley. Their wines include Karma, Moksha, Mantra, which represent the spiritual laws of Destiny. Kismet Estate Winery has also opened a new restaurant on-site. Come try the award-winning wines paired with their delicious authentic Indian Cuisine.

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Autumn The glorious bounty of autumn. The culmination of a hot summer extends into a warm, golden season of harvesting all that Oliver offers, from fruit to wine to spectacular moments in nature. This is our season to show off, you’ll fall in love with it…warm days and cool nights ahead. While the temperature starts to cool, some days it’s still t-shirt weather, perhaps with a hoodie tucked under a bike helmet.

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To really get back to nature and explore the area, visit a local stable and opt to explore by hoof. Relive the history of ranching in the area by trotting down a trail on horseback with an experienced guide, or take the quiet backroads surrounded by vineyards. Book an extended stay for the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival, and browse dozens of events throughout the region. Blend your own Bordeaux-style bottle; 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. Book winemaker dinners for a couple of evenings and savour not having to cook. Carefully climb a ladder and reach the fruits of our labour. The harvest season is long and varied, and nothing tastes better than your own, handpicked and hand-made “farm to table” creation. Explore fruit stands dotted along highways and country roads, gathering all the fresh ingredients any chef could possibly desire. Once you’re done picking the best of our harvest, head outdoors to watch the salmon run, or hike up McIntyre Bluff in search of wildlife and truly get back to the land, capturing a moment with a family of Bighorn sheep. As the night air begins to cool, you’ll know...you’ve fallen for Oliver in autumn.


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Enjoy our Local Eateries After a day of exploring, take some time to sit back and relax in the easy-going atmosphere of one of our downtown bistros, cafés, family restaurants, golf courses or ethnic eateries. Fine dining is also available at several the local wineries, and an abundance of local produce is featured in Oliver menus along with extensive selections of Okanagan wines, often including labels not available in stores. Chefs from culinary hot spots elsewhere are making

their way to the Okanagan to set tables on farms, between rows of vines, under a canopy of stars... right next to the produce growing in this agricultural haven. This isn’t just farm to table country; the distance between a fresh, vine grown tomato or a bright bunch of cherries can be mere steps. Everything from your wine, to the locally-made gin, to the tastes on your plate is fresh and made to show off the flavour of our region. Savour it.

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Our Signature Red Roof Apple Cider promises to deliver a refreshing alcoholic beverage that will leave your taste buds thirsting for more! Be sure to come by and visit us at 3480 Fruitvale Way, Oliver, B.C! Open 7 days a week: July and Aug: 8am to 8pm June, Sept, Oct: 8am to 6pm Winter and Spring: by appointment 250.689.0240 250.495.4325 www.orchardhillcidery.com

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Get fresh with a farmer

With more than 400 farms cultivating the land to grow fresh produce, agriculture has been at the heart of Oliver since town namesake Sir John brought irrigation to the community in the early 1900s. From ground crops to fruit trees, farmers have tilled these soils for generations. This is where ‘freshly picked’ means knocking the dirt off a bunch of carrots from the farmers’ stand, or climbing a ladder in the u-pick cherry orchard. Springtime brings weeks of blooming fields, like a fragrant wave flowing through the valley. Starting in mid-April (cherries) and ending in early May (apples), Oliver orchards literally burst into life. By summer it’s harvest time, beginning late in June and stretching well into October.

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It’s a patchwork quilt of colours, with golden Bartlett pears, deep red Bing cherries and bright green Granny Smith apples stitched together by rows of vineyards. Because of our warm climate, Oliver and Area C blooms & harvests fruit approximately 2 weeks ahead of other areas in the Central/North Okanagan. In 1990, cherries got Oliver into the Guinness Book of Records with the largest pie ever made: all 37,740 pounds of it. It fed 1500 people and tasted great.

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For the Kid in You Entertaining the young ones, or the young at heart, is easy in Oliver, both indoors and out. The Oliver library will teach you about bugs, and you can then go searching for them in one of our many parks. Story times, crafting, board games and more fun events take place year-round. The Oliver Community Arts Council can help you and the kids explore creativity at art classes throughout the year, take a brush and express your talents. Grab your board or bike, a helmet and a bottle or two of water, and head to the skateboard park and BMX track, both in Lions Park, near a walking path and play area. Speaking of boards, spend a day at Baldy Mountain Resort on the slopes, snow-shoeing, and

working up a winter sweat while burning off youthful energy. On a hot day, the Oliver Kinsmen Spray Park will cool anyone down, or dip your toes in the outdoor Oliver community pool, open from mid May to mid September. The adjacent community centre has activities throughout the year, for all ages and anyone seeking a bit of adventure or education. Wind down with a walk to the beach at Tuc-el-Nuit Lake; its non-motorized mantra means hours of uninterrupted floating for those seeking quiet relaxation while the younger set splashes and builds sandcastles. Explore the original town site at Fairview, or see how they used to do

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things in the gold rush days at the local jail – it’s not used for anything now but photo-ops and tall tales. Oliver’s history is intricately tied to the heady boom-and-bust days of six shooters and dreams of striking it rich, even if those days didn’t last very long. The museum offers a snapshot of early settler life, and is entirely run by volunteers so there’s likely a good story or two waiting for you. Sun worshipper or snow lover, history buff or adventure seeker, your next tall tale is closer than you think, and the kids will have memories for years to come. From historical landmarks to hockey, birding to baseball, Oliver is where you can learn a thing (or two), and have fun at the same time.

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Gleaners Give Back A true reflection of our bounty and our community spirit, Oliver is home to an organization that helps feed the less fortunate around the world. You can participate in this unique experience that brings together volunteers and is a one-of-a-kind experience. Gleaning is the collection of leftover crops after fields have been harvested, with a goal of reducing agricultural and food waste. Founded in the autumn of 1994, the

Okanagan Gleaners produce dried soup-mix consisting of a plethora of produce. Housed in a converted 1920s tobacco-drying barn, now a fully-renovated food processing plant, since 1996 more than 45 million servings have been shipped and distributed around the globe to those in need, averaging 6 million servings annually. It’s a modest facility surrounded by farms and orchards. But it is big in

heart and soul, as volunteers gather produce that didn’t make the grade for store shelves, then work together in a coordinated production line to sort, chop, and peel, often outside in the Oliver sunshine with newfound friends. Some “volun-tourists” come each year to help, and can sometimes grab a camping spot to be close to the action. It’s a great harvest activity with plenty of feel-good moments. okanagangleaners.ca

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Winter The hustle and bustle of harvest is now a warm memory, and the landscape becomes tranquil around Oliver…but it merely covers layers of activity beneath it. The cool silence is broken by the sounds of a concert or play down the street, friends gathered at an art show or a local theatre - the Frank Venables Theatre is a gem with artistic performances and special events.

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Warm up after a day outside with dinner and a show. The South Okanagan Concert Series, the Oliver Movie Theatre and troupes of actors walking the planks of a stage make for a perfect entertaining end to a winter’s day of exploration. Truly, a winter visit to Oliver must include a day or two at Baldy Mountain Resort, the nearby ski hill that is perfect for families of snow buffs. Baldy is set on a vast and rugged landscape of hills and grasslands that invite hiking, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing if you’re not into winter sports and visit during another season. But it shines in winter. Rent your equipment, sign up for ski school, and hit the slopes. They even have ski and snowboard camps for the whole family. Cold enough for you? Grab a thermos full of java from a local coffee shop, your favourite tackle, and wait for the big one to come along. Wave a friendly hello to your fellow ice-fishers on Vaseux Lake. Take your skates and stick out for a game on natural ice, during the bracing cold when it’s safe to venture out. We still celebrate wine in winter, with a Rosé Revolution to remind us that we are the Wine Capital of Canada, no matter the season, and winter in wine country.


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For the Snowbirds Why fly south when Oliver and the surrounding area offers a recreational paradise, sunny skies - most of the year - and a wealth of things to do, tastes to try, and culture to experience during the cooler days of the year? Snowbird season is a perfect time for an extended stay in the Wine Capital of Canada. Enjoy winter camping, stay in a friendly B&B, or perhaps consider a seasonal home-awayfrom home. The hustle and bustle of summer fades to a cool fall, filled

with a plentiful harvest, special events…the start of fall and winter art classes, cooking demonstrations, and depending on the previous months, a chance to participate in the final weeks of the grape harvest. Local cultural activities rev up as we head inside for performances by arts and community groups, explore galleries and historical sites, take in films at our classic, “retro” movie theatre, or learn something new. The state-of-the-art Frank Venables Theatre hosts concerts, musicals,

dance performances, and more throughout the year. We take time each November to celebrate pink wines at a Rosé Revolution, and welcome winter in wine country with special events and tastings. Hit the local trails for a more adventurous hike or a snowshoe, or bundle up for a bike ride. There’s lots to do under the quiet hush of winter, we offer a warm welcome no matter the temperature outside.

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Cultivate your moment in Oliver, there are many to choose from. Visit our online events calendar to ďŹ nd your next ticket to a performance, concert, festival or special event. There’s always something happening here, indoors and outdoors, no matter the season. www.winecapitalofcanada.com/ events

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Here’s what our residents are saying about the Cottages. “The setting is simply stunning, the cycling is gorgeous and safe, there are wonderful hikes to explore, and there are fish just waiting to be hooked. But what we have discovered while building at The Cottages, is the wonderful community – a caring“family” of homeowners, reminiscent of the small towns in the Maritimes where I grew up. It was the location and setting that brought us to The Cottages, but it is the vibrant and welcoming community that will keep us here.” Visit our website for more details including photo galleries, home plans, video tours and more homeowner testimonials about our gorgeous location and homes.

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First Nations The Okanagan First Nations people have been in the Oliver region for hundreds of years, and their culture and influence on the region are a critical part of the area’s history, and its future. Steeped in the bounty of the land and water, the First Nations depended upon and protected the rich agricultural resources in the South Okanagan, depending on nature to provide for their community, from food to medicine to shelter. This living history can be seen in the salmon run that takes place every year, increasing in recent seasons as the Okanagan

River is restored. While exploring Oliver and the surrounding area, take time to read about the continuing influence of the First Nations culture at interpretive signs, in our public art, art galleries, and museums. In the Syilx language Nk’Mip / Inkameep refers to the surrounding area which roughly translates as “flat bottom land at the mouth of the creek or river.” Find out more about one of the most successful First Nations bands in Canada at www.oib.ca. Asymetriq Productions

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Surrounded by Culture Inspiration surrounds Oliver, from sunsets, to the snow-dusted mountain peaks, to vineyards, to music in the air. Our performers act, sing, dance and play all year, they need you to be their audience. Take a setting sun, mix in some live music, add a dash of fragrant evening air, and stir. Outdoor concerts can make a summertime getaway extra special, whether it’s grooving to jazz in the park or catching a band at a local winery. Could be an up-and-coming group of locals, or an international artist hitting the stage. We’ve got the perfect backdrop for an outdoor music gig – from dancing on the lawn

with your partner, to sitting in on a blanket with glass of vino and simply relaxing with friends. Stimulate all your senses - including a feast for your eyes. The technicolour beauty of farmer’s orchards and the desert sky inspires painters, sculptors, and other artists to put their best brush (or yarn spinner) forward. In fact, the entire community gets involved - locally raised sheep donate wool for hand-dyed yarns, and landscapes pose daily for en-plein-air painters.

home to productions from the adjacent high school and the Oliver Community Theatre Society, as well as professional touring musicals, dance troupes, and film screenings. Take in a concert, take an art class, or take in a movie at our classic, independent film theatre.

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Spring Spring is a season of sights in Oliver: birds and blossoms abound. It’s picture perfect; be prepared to capture it. No filter required. Numerous species of birds 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 grab an image of our feathered friends, perhaps even a “who’s who” of the local owl population if you’re lucky.

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It’s a great season to breathe in the blossoms that almost overwhelm the views. A sign of the cultivation to come, Oliver’s area orchards and vineyards become a kaleidoscope palate worthy of a masterful painting, as trees and vines and flowering pants welcome the return of the warm sun. Don’t be surprised to find artists capturing the season, or an art faire where you can pick up a new treasure as a vivid and arty memory of your visit. Hiking boots or golf shoes? It’s time to get into the swing of spring. Our trails beckon for exploration, after all, that’s where the birds congregate and nature tempts you to take a moment to listen to the music of birdsong and the quiet buzz of nature and streams. 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 “almost a pro”. Darren Robinson


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Hit a trail by foot or bike 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, and you may want to stop to catch the salmon run. 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 many 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 tens of thousands of kilometers, around British Columbia, Alberta, Europe, even the South Pacific. 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, highwaymarked turtle crossings, and even a herd of California Bighorn Sheep. Have your camera or smartphone ready for some great pics.

LOCAL TRAILS • Oliver’s 18.8 km Hike & Bike Trail • Golden Mile Stamp Mill Trail • McIntyre Bluff Hike • McKinney Road & Mt Baldy Loop • Stinky Lake Trail • Ripley & Madden Lake Trails • Vaseux Lake Boardwalk • White Lake Area & Fairview Road For details on all our trails including walking, hiking and biking trails please visit www.winecapitalofcanada.com or drop by the Visitor Centre.

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250.498.2225 1-800-449-8617

5887 Main Street, Oliver, BC

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ABOVE the ORCHARD B & B

5516 Foxglove St., Oliver, BCB ABOVE the ORCHARD B& 250-498-4243 5516ledukes2010@gmail.com Foxglove St., Oliver, BC

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CENTENNIAL RV PARK 256 Fairview Road, Oliver, BC 250-498-6800 1-877-965-4837 ∙ 1-877-9-OLIVER info@centennialrvpark.com centennialrvpark.com

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CULTIVATE A MOMENT...

Places to Stay Camp under the open sky, with the moon for a flashlight and the stars as your map. Visit a winery and stay for the night…in the lap of luxury. Pitch a tent, plug in, draw a bath - however you travel, we have a place to rest your head. Spoil yourself at a B&B or luxury

winery guesthouse. Small town hospitality means freshly baked bread, sensational seasonal fruit dishes, and a hearty breakfast to fortify the most ardent adventure seeker. From pack in or drive up, there’s a campsite waiting for your roasted

marshmallows and campfire stories - family friendly or remote hideaway. Got an RV? No problem. Yearround sites offer everything from comfortable clubhouses to laundry facilities. Traveling friendships are often formed over late-night road stories.

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The Villas at Hester Creek

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Top 10 Experiences

1. On a warm summer evening, soak up songs at Music in the Park. 2. When the heat gets to you, celebrate a cool down with the family at Rotary Beach. 3. Need outdoor adventure? Bike McIntyre Bluff. See the sky and beauty blur as you pass by. 4. Birds and binoculars? Try to count a few on a hike, bike or kayak. You might spot an owl. Asymetriq Productions

5. Dance the night away at an outdoor concert at a winery, wine in hand. 6. Catch the big one...or brag about the one that got away at some of the best trout fishing spots around. 7. Pause on a winter hike on Baldy, and listen to the snow fall. 8. Improve your swing - the golf version, not the dance - at a nationally acclaimed course.

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9. Hit the ice on Vaseux Lake. Drop a fishing line or grab your skates. 10. Cultivate a moment, or the makings of a fresh pie. Pick some juicy fruit, fresh from the tree.

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memories are made here Ope Yearn Rou nd!

FREE Wireless Internet Mid and low season rates Ask us about group rates, Packages or extended stays 6707 Lakeside Dr, Oliver, BC

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APPLE BEACH RV RESORT

915 Bulrush Road, Oliver, BC

*sites subject to availability

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We invite you to stay with us any time of the year. We’re open year round and urge you to book early so we can guarantee a site for you at our resort. Daily ~ Weekly ~ Monthly ~ Seasonal Rates Located inside the Town of Oliver, our facility has the most convenient location of any RV Resort in the Okanagan Valley. All the amenities you need to make your stay comfortable are within a short walking distance of the Desert Gem RV Resort.

Book Early for Winter Discounts ~ Open Year Round

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307 Park Rill Road, Oliver, BC, V0H 1T7

Rooms: 3 ~ Rates $150 - $ 175 Farm Setting, Creekside Accommodations, Birdwatching, Hike and Bike Trail, Private Entrance

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Events

From running to wine-ing to arts and culture, there’s always something happening in the Wine Capital of Canada. Break a sweat

Kieran Frey

Road races, marathons, endurance events. From beginner to pro, you can work up a sweat at a triathlon, or take part in a version of Marathon du Medoc, where contestants run from winery to winery, glass in hand. The Half-Corked Marathon is 17km with more than a dozen wineries and great bragging rights. Too easy? Sign up for the Freak’N’Farmer...good luck! Grab a fork Seasonal wine festivals have a cornucopia of wine pairing dinners and chances to taste the creations of local chefs, or go casual with the annual Pig Out. Wander from picnic table to hay bale and try some BBQ paired with local wines. Get creative

Paul Eby

Throughout the year our artists and artisans showcase their talents. In the summer, take in an outdoor concert at a winery or community park, or an outdoor movie night with the family. You might even catch the Perseid Meteor Shower. Experience Arts and Culture Week, or the local Showcase of Talent.

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JANUARY Annual Seniors Music Jamboree

Children’s Programs Camps Festivals and Events Adult Fitness Classes Yoga Weight Room Ice Arena Swimming Pool Ball Diamonds & Parks Meeting and Event Facilities

FEBRUARY SOSA Sportsmen’s Game Banquet WOW Annual Oliver Trade Show MARCH George Taylor Hockey Tournament APRIL Hester Creek Winery Cooking Class Oliver’s 10K Race Oliver Pig Out MAY SO Rehab Centre For Owls Annual Open House Showcase Of Talent OSCA Meadowlark Festival Half Corked Marathon JUNE Oliver Half Ironman Triathlon Road 13 Winery Summer Dinner Series Highway to Healing Ride to Provide JULY Annual Artist’s Ripoff Challenge! Tinhorn Creek Winery Summer Concert Series AUGUST

6359 Park Drive 250.498.4985 info@oliverrecreation.ca oliverrecreation.ca

Oliver Sunshine Festival Oliver Airport Public Fly In Breakfast Perseid Meteor Shower Event @ DRA-Observatory Moonlight Outdoor Family Movie Night SEPTEMBER Canadian Alpaca Days @ Sunkeya Farms Freakin’ Farmer Adventure Obstacle Race OCTOBER Hester Creek Winery Garlic Festival Okanagan 36th Annual Fall Wine Festival Festival Of The Grape/Fall Art Show Oliver Cask & Keg Festival NOVEMBER- DECEMBER Rosé Revolution – Think Pink! Winter In Wine Country Oliver Community Light Up

JOIN THE 6th Annual ROSÉ REVOLUTION! Celebrate Rosé wines from the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country Wineries this November.

August 19, 2017 250-498-4985 oliverrecreation.ca/sunshinefestival

Oliver Community Park

winecapitalofcanada.com/events info@winecapitalofcanada.com November 2017

Please note events listed above are subject to change without notice. For complete information about an event please visit their specified website or contact the Oliver Visitor Centre for complete and timely information. For a complete list of events visit: www.winecapitalofcanada.com.

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Getting Here Oliver is located in the south end of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley along Highway 97, a major north-south transportation link that connects California to Alaska. We’re 21km (13 miles) north of the U.S. border. Golden

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Penticton Regional Airport (YYF) is 40km (25 miles) north of Oliver and offers daily flights to Vancouver International Airport and Calgary International Airport. Car rentals are available and several tour companies offer shuttles, which require advance booking. Small plane owners operating personal aircraft can take advantage of the Oliver VIR-only airport.

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Have a question? We’re here to help. You’ll find answers at the Oliver Visitor Centre in the historic CPR building. Here you’ll find numerous free BC and local guides and maps, and plenty of info. We’re happy to help you plan your experience in Oliver, and we’re located along Oliver’s 18.8 km Hike & Bike Trail at the south end of Lions Park. Out for a ride? Take a breath and drop in for a moment. Oliver Tourism Association & Oliver Visitor Centre PO Box 460 6431 Station Street Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 Canada Phone: 778-439-2363 E-mail: info@winecapitalofcanada.com www.winecapitalofcanada.com

@WineCapital or tag us #oliverbc Like us on Facebook at WineCapitalofCanada

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Reservations Recommended 250.498.8840

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Ye Olde Welcome Inn 7th & July 1 h, 2016 18t Sept.

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Our extensive menu features most meals for under $10 or up to $20.95 for a New York Steak and Lobster. You can depend on Dale or any of the eight year-round staff to give you “old school service� every day of the year. Come savour fresh, homemade food served by well trained staff in our warm, friendly and comfortable establishment!

Create wonderful memories at our locally owned & operated pub! 250-498-8840, 8380 Front Road (Hwy 97), Oliver, at Gallagher Lake Eat in or take out.

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6 minutes from Oliver Centre

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Reservations Recommended 250.498.8840

Reservations Recommended 250.498.8840

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Set under the dramatic landscape of McIntyre Bluff (Indian Head), the historic Ye Olde Welcome Inn has been a long-time favourite place for people to relax and dine by the real wood burning fireplace. Enjoy a barbeque on the patio or play a game of pool or darts.

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Known around the Okanagan for fresh food & excellent service!

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Chef is in Chef is in everyday till everyday till 10pm 10pm except Christmas Day except Christmas Day

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Reservations Recommended 250.498.8840

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