Destination guide

Outdoor adventures in Oliver

Set in the sun-drenched Okanagan Valley, Oliver is an agricultural town, surrounded by lush vineyards. In fact, it's known as the "Wine Capital of Canada", which means a fruity white or a full-bodied red is always within reach. Oliver also provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures. You can paddle on Vaseux Lake, bike the Golden Mile Trail or hit the slopes at nearby Mount Baldy. Whether you're planning a romantic Wine Country retreat or a sun-drenched family getaway, Oliver vacation rentals are a perfect balance of laid back and luxurious.

Things to do

Sip your way through Oliver's wine route

Thanks to its fertile soil and sunny climate, the Okanagan Valley is one of Canada's most-coveted winegrowing regions. Its hillsides are dotted with over 2 dozen boutique vineyards, crafting award-winning blends. Drive south and you'll hit the iconic vineyards of Osoyoos, Black Sage Bench and the Golden Mile. Le Vieux Pin is a firm favorite, championing time-honored French winemaking techniques. Want to immerse yourself in Wine Country? With Oliver vacation rentals, you can unlock access to exclusive estates complete with private pools and sweeping vineyard views.

Activities

Take the plunge with water sports in Oliver

Whether you want to soak up the sun or work up a sweat, Oliver serves up a host of outdoor activities. Vaseux Lake sits just to the north and is a great place to spot mountain goats, California big horn sheep and Canada geese. Tuc-el-Nuit Lake is just steps from the town center and is lined with a string of sandy beaches. Thanks to a powerboat ban, both lakes are ideal for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing. Want to stock up with goodies for your Oliver vacation rentals kitchen? From local cheese to organic fruit and veg, the Oliver Country Market has everything you need to whip up farm-to-table feasts.

Weather

Hit the slopes in Oliver

Summer brings high season to the Okanagan Valley, and Oliver is no exception. The town enjoys long days, warm weather and plenty of sunshine. Thanks to its semi-arid climate, spring and fall can be beautiful times to visit the Okanagan Valley. If the weather's not co-operating, you can always sip your way through Oliver's myriad of tasting rooms. Things don't slow down in the winter, when cold temperatures see nearby Mount Baldy dusted in champagne powder. It's a great time to ski, snowboard and snowshoe in the forests.

Natural features

Bike the Golden Mile Trail in Oliver

Oliver sits in the southern Okanagan Valley, at the foot of McIntyre Bluff. The Okanagan River flows through the heart of the town center and plays an important role in irrigating local fruit orchards and vineyards. Mount Baldy rises to the east and is one of the highest peaks in the Okanagan Highland. It's famous for its ultra-fine snow, with conditions peaking from December to March. Cyclists will jump at the chance to bike the Golden Mile Trail, a scenic route that winds through the Okanagan Valley.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Oliver

Fly into Penticton, BC (YYF-Penticton Regional), the closest airport, located 21.4 mi (34.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Kelowna, BC (YLW-Kelowna Intl.), which is 54.7 mi (88 km) away.

Where to stay around Oliver?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 195 vacation rentals near Oliver. From 83 Houses to 27 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Oliver for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Oliver?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Oliver. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • NK'MIP Canyon Desert Golf Course: 339 vacation rentals
  • Fairview Mountain Golf Course: 316 vacation rentals
  • Le Vieux Pin Winery: 323 vacation rentals
  • Jackson-Triggs Winery: 475 vacation rentals
  • Penticton and Wine Country Visitor Center: 418 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Oliver listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Oliver?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 83 Houses in Oliver. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Oliver include:

  • Cabins: 27 rentals available
  • Cottages: 27 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 46 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Oliver?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 114 vacation rentals with pool available in Oliver. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.