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is located near the south end of the Okanagan Valley, in south-central
British Columbia. Just 25 km north of the USA border, Oliver sits in the
only desert area of Canada. The attractive climate fosters popular tourist
activities including summer water sports, golf and sight-seeing. Oliver
is an ideal setting for growing Okanagan wine grapes and producing among
the best rated wines in the world! Of course, its mild weather year-round,
also makes Oliver a great place to live for local residents.
The Town of Oliver's year 2000 population, estimated by BC Stats is 4,359 people. The surrounding rural area has approximately 4,500 many people again, for a total community population of nearly 9,000.
Oliver is the Wine Capitol of Canada! Oliver is home to 10% of Canada's wineries and 20% to 25% of the fine grape growing acreage. In both cases, this is more than any other local jurisdiction in the country. In addition to that, they have internationally trained winemakers and more than their share of national awards for fine wine. The wine industry in Oliver is growing at an incredible rate. You can visit many of these wineries on a single stretch of the road called “the Golden Mile.” This strip of land is considered to be the best place in which to grow grapes in the whole Okanagan Valley. Some people believe that this valley is the best place to grow wine grapes in the world.
Oliver is fortunate to have two excellent 18-hole golf courses within 10 minutes of the Town centre. Fairview Mountain Golf Course is located southwest of the municipality. Inkameep Canyon Desert Golf Course is located immediately east of the Town on 71st Street. Both facilities offer excellent golf, full services and boast new clubhouses that were completed in 2001. Also nearby (within a one hour drive) are 5 other quality courses, combining with Oliver's two courses to form Canada's Desert Links.
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