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Things to do in oliver, bc

Discover Okanagan Valley’s most unique attractions and events

Oliver, BC is known as the “Wine Capital of Canada”, so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of amazing wineries and vineyards to explore. But while wine is definitely the town’s main claim to fame, it’s not the only thing worth discovering here. As a guest at Coast Oliver Hotel, you have easy access to some of the Okanagan Valley’s most unique attractions. Check out the Oliver Museum, catch a performance at Frank Venables Theatre or fulfill your need for speed at the AREA 27 Track. Golfers will find over a dozen courses within a 30-kilometre radius of the hotel; hikers and cyclists can hop on the trail right behind our property. Those in the mood to soak up the sun can head to Rotary Beach, the only public beach on Tuc-El-Nuit Lake. Skiers and snowboarders are a short drive from Baldy Mountain Resort, too.  

Depending on what time of year you’re visiting the Okanagan, there are countless events and things to do that’ll tickle your fancy; experience the fun of Half Corked Marathon Weekend, celebrate Canada Day or visit one of the many wine festivals held annually. 

Attractions

Skiier

Baldy Mountain Resort

Distance from Hotel: 37KM

Take a day trip to this family-friendly ski resort, which offers groomed runs, beautiful trails and even tobogganing.

Grapes at vineyard

Vineyard Tours

Oliver is known as the Wine Capital of Canada, with award-winning wineries and stunning scenery.

Red seats in theatre

Frank Venables Theatre

Distance from Hotel: 1KM

Frank Venables Theatre, the newest performing arts centre in the area, offers a range of events from music, dance and drama to children’s entertainment.

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Area 27 Motorsports Park

Distance from Hotel: 4KM

Located near the hotel, this racetrack is part of the Area 27 Motorsports Park. It's surrounded by stunning scenery and can be rented for private events.

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International Hike & Bike Trail

Distance from Hotel: Trail entrance is located behind our hotel

The entrance to the easy-ride International Hike & Bike Trail is located behind Coast Oliver Hotel.

Exterior of The Oliver Museum

The Oliver Museum

Distance from Hotel: 1KM

Located in what was once a police station, this museum offers several rooms with exhibits depicting the city of Oliver's history and heritage.

Old photos and collectables

Kiwanis People's Market

Distance from Hotel: 5KM

Powered by donations and volunteer work, this market is like a huge indoor garage sale. You're sure to find something that piques your interest here!

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Rotary Beach

Distance from Hotel: 2KM

Soak up the sun on the only public beach on Tuc-El-Nuit Lake, located about a 20-minute walk from our hotel.

White swan on water

Vaseux Lake Bird Sanctuary

Bird watchers will be delighted with the species they can spot at this observatory, which operates from August 1 through October 15.

Golf club and ball

Fairview Mountain Golf Club

Distance from Hotel: 5KM

Play some of the best greens in the interior region. Our hotel is moments away from several different golf courses in the Williams Lake area.

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NkMip Canyon Desert Golf Course

Distance from Hotel: 2.5KM

Play some of the best greens in the interior region. Our hotel is moments away from several different golf courses in the Williams Lake area.

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Half Corked Marathon Weekend

Looking for a road race that is more about having fun than setting records? Half Corked Marathon Weekend has become one of the country's most anticipated events!

Dish at upscale restaurant

Pig Out Weekend

This three-day weekend of dining and drinks is held in October.

Red wine bottle on wood table

Winter in Wine Country

The last weekend of November marks Open Houses and Customer Appreciation events throughout Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. It's a weekend packed full of food, wine and fun!

Annual Garlic Festival

A dream event for lovers of wine, garlic and the arts, this annual festival and fundraiser takes place in October.

Microphone

Annual Comedy Blizzard

The Oliver Theatre and the Firehall Brewery co-host this comedy show, presented by famed comedian Timm Nutt.

Red shoes with Canadian maple leaf

Canada Day Celebration

Celebrate Canada Day with a traditional pancake breakfast at Oliver Community Centre - free for every guest.

Oliver Sunshine Festival

Oliver's unique heritage is on full display at this annual festival, which offers free family-friendly activities and entertainment.

Santa taking a cookie and hot chocolate

Oliver Christmas Light up

Kick off the festive season with this fun two-day event, which is held downtown and includes everything from a visit by Santa to evening fireworks.

Close up of acoustic guitar during band performance

Music In The Park

Held every Thursday night in July and August, Music in the Park is held at the Oliver Bandshell, located behind the Oliver Community Centre.

Three draft beers

Oliver Cask and Keg festival

2021-10-02 00:00:00

Oliver is home to many great local breweries, distilleries and cideries - and this festival honours all of them. Join in for a fun evening of food, entertainment and great drinks.

Barrels of wine

Festival of the Grape

2021-10-03 00:00:00 : 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Hosted every year during South Okanagan's Fall Festival Weekend, the Festival of the Grape offers a variety of the region's best wines.

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