Oliver BC, Canada neighbours the Sonora Desert surrounded by fruit orchards, fruit stands, local wineries, and farmlands thus enjoying an arid climate producing wines, apples, plums, cherries, pears and peaches. The grapes grown on the "Golden Mile" and on the "Black Sage Bench" in Oliver are said to be of very high quality hence the name the "Wine Capital of Canada".
Activities most enjoyed in Oliver in the Okanagan Valley and the surrounding areas include wine touring, golfing, cycling, boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, dirt biking, horseback riding, mountain biking, mountain biking, hiking, and snowmobiling, alpine skiing, snow boarding, and cross country skiing (Mount Baldy).
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing park and trail destinations located in Oliver, British Columbia and the surrounding areas includes the Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR), Vaseux Lake, Golden Mile Trail, Okanagan Grasslands Area, (Indian Head) McIntyre's Bluff, Bear Lake, Sawmill Lake, Madden Lake, Rotary Beach Park, Oliver Hike and Bike Path, Oliver Lake, and the Forbes Marsh.
The most visited sightseeing attractions, art galleries, historical sites and cultural venues in and around Oliver, British Columbia include the Frank Venables Theatre, Oliver Museum, Oliver Theatre, Downtown Mural Walk, Fairview Historic Site, and many art galleries.
Travel services important to travelers in and around the community of Oliver, BC includes accommodations (hotel, motel, inns, vacation homes, cottages, resorts, lodges, bed and breakfast, rental suites, hostels), tours, guides, campgrounds, pubs, restaurants, laundromat, gas stations, gift stores, liquor stores, grocery stores, wineries, coffee shops, cell service, internet, banks and transportation services including taxi, bus, car rentals, and the Kelowna International Airport and the Oliver Municipal Airport.