The small town of Oliver in southern British Columbia is fast becoming known as the “Wine Capital of Canada”. Just 30 minutes north of the American – Canadian border at Osoyoos, this “arid” desert location has the most concentrated land developed into wineries and vineyards than anywhere else in the province.
Not only are there world class wineries and vineyards here, this is a popular tourist destination with nearby lakes, mountains, rivers and orchards. Seasonal succulent fruit includes cherries, pears, peaches, apricots and plums and can be reasonably bought at the many fruit stands along the highway both north and south of Oliver. To pick a peach from the tree and enjoy the sweet taste of the fruit as its rich juices drip over your hands is almost heaven.
Although the population of Oliver is around 5,000, the town is teeming with visitors during the warmer months between April and October. They enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, golfing and skiing in the winter. Some of the water sports include kayaking, canoeing, boating, swimming and fishing. There is something here for all ages.
The many campgrounds and RV parks are suitable for tents or big motorhomes and there is room for everyone. I recommend that you come, spend some time and enjoy everything about this little town of Oliver, the “Wine Capital of Canada”.
PS: I you are an RVer or camper you will need supplies – and what better place to get them than Camping World. They have everything you probably need plus more. Check them out online and have your items delivered to wherever you are. There is a huge spring sale of 30% off selected items with the lowest prices of the season. Take advantage of their sale! Camping World Summer Sale – Lowest Prices of the Season!
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