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Encyclopedia > Oliver, British Columbia
Town of Oliver
Oliver Town Hall
Oliver Town Hall
Location of Oliver in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°10′58″N 119°33′5″W / 49.18278, -119.55139
Country Flag of Canada Canada
Province Flag of British Columbia British Columbia
Region Okanagan
Regional district Okanagan-Similkameen
Incorporated 1945
Government
 - Governing body Oliver Town Council
 - Mayor Ron Hovanes
Area
 - Town 4.88 km²  (1.9 sq mi)
Elevation 310 m (1,017 ft)
Population (2001)
 - Town 4,229
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Highways 97
Waterways Okanagan River
Website: Town of Oliver

Oliver, British Columbia, is a small town located in the South Okanagan. Billing itself as the "Wine Capital of Canada," Oliver is renowned for its high quality wine. The climate and topography offer the optimum conditions necessary to grow the preferred Vinerfera wine grapes and the town has the largest concentration of both vineyards and commercial wineries in British Columbia. Approximately 30 wineries are located within 15 minutes of Oliver. Many of these are located along what is known as the Golden Mile of Highway 97, just south of Oliver. The rolling terraces, exceptionally mild climate with lots of sun, gravelly soil and availability of irrigation produce the right elements for growing high-quality grapes. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (713x698, 57 KB) Oliver, British Columbia location. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      Canada is a federation which consists of ten provinces that, with three territories, make up the worlds second largest country in total area. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_British_Columbia. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... This is a list of regions of Canada that are not provinces or counties. ... A view overlooking Skaha Lake in the Okanagan Valley The regional districts that comprise the Okanagan are shown in red. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Okanagan-Similkameen is a Regional District in southern British Columbia, adjacent to the U.S. state of Washington. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... This article lists all existing numbered highways in British Columbia, Canada. ... British Columbia provincial highway 97 is the longest continuously-numbered route in the province, going for 2,081 km all the way from the Canada/U.S. border in the south to the British Columbia/Yukon border in the north. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... A view overlooking Skaha Lake in the Okanagan Valley The regional districts that comprise the Okanagan are shown in red. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... A common vineyard. ... British Columbia provincial highway 97 is the longest continuously-numbered route in the province, going for 2,081 km all the way from the Canada/U.S. border in the south to the British Columbia/Yukon border in the north. ... Irrigation is the artificial application of water to the soil. ...


History

Oliver was named after John Oliver, the premier of British Columbia (1918-1927). It is located in the Osoyoos-Arid Biotic Zone, the northern tip of the Sonoran Desert and Canada's only true desert. Up to 500 people resided at nearby Fairview Gold Mine for a brief period around the end of the 19th Century. Large scale settlement in the Oliver-Osoyoos area was enhanced after construction of an irrigation canal in 1921 (by John Oliver's administration). Newly-irrigated land was made available at very modest prices to WW I veterans in 1921, and to returning WW II veterans in the 1940's. Prior to the development of the wine industry, almost all of the agricultural land in the Oliver area was planted in tree fruits such as cherries, apples and peaches. Many of the local orchards are now owned by more recent arrivals from Portugal in the 1950s and India in the 1980s. John Oliver (Hartington, England July 31, 1856-August 17, 1927) was a politician and farmer in British Columbia, Canada. ... , Osoyoos (IPA: ) is a small town in the Okanagan Valley on British Columbias southern border with Washington state. ... Former crewmembers of the battleship Missouri pose for photos shortly after the Anniversary of the End of World War II ceremony, held aboard the famous ship. ... “Cherry tree” redirects here. ... Binomial name Borkh. ... Binomial name (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ...


Sports and recreation

The town is also home to two world class golf courses. Fairview Mountain has established a reputation for spectacular golf and was rated as the BCPGA facility of the year. Score Magazine rated Fairview Mountain #18 on its list of the top 100 golf courses in Canada. Inkameep Canyon Desert Golf Course is another well ranked course and offers 18 holes and breathtaking views of the valley. The W.H.A.'s (World Hockey Association)Representative David Douglas has negotiated a contract with the Oliver Parks & Rec Society and it's Director of Recreation Bob Grant to place a Jr A hockey team in Oliver, named the Oliver Roadrunners,the team will play out of the Oliver Arena starting on September 29th 2007 @ 7:30 pm the home opener for the Roadrunners.Before that on Sept 16 17 18 2007 the WHA will hold a Try Out Camp. This article is about the sport. ...


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