Oliver, British Columbia

What is Oliver, British Columbia known for?


free gold

the outside world came circa 1811, when fur traders came to the area with the establishment of Fort Okanagan (now in the US) and first penetrated the area for trade. In the 1880s, free gold-bearing quartz was found at Camp McKinney (east of Oliver) becoming a busy gold mine, attracting miners, con men, and outlaws. Fairview (Fairview, British Columbia) (just west of and above Oliver) miners found gold and fueled the growth of a boomtown but it lasted just a few years and no remnants


population historical

: * Lat 49-10.24 N * Lon 119-33.04 W * Home to Oliver Flying Club ( Terminal and Hangars ), Okanagan Kootenay Aircadet Gliding Program, VMR Aviation, Transwest Helicopters along with Oliver Fire Department, Oliver-Osoyoos Search and Rescue and Big Horn Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets Population


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important population

, and by Okanogan County, Washington to the south. As of the 2006 census (Canada 2006 Census) the population was 79,475. The district covers a land area of 10,413.44 km² (4,020.65 sq mi). The administrative offices are in the city of Penticton. Other important population centres include the district municipality of Summerland (Summerland, British Columbia), the towns of Oliver (Oliver, British Columbia), Osoyoos (Osoyoos, British Columbia), and Princeton (Princeton, British Columbia), and the village of Keremeos (Keremeos, British Columbia).


high+track

, British Columbia , and Merritt, British Columbia. This portion was eventually adopted as the main portion of the railroad when the portion of the original railroad between Hope and Brookmere via the Coquihalla Valley was abandoned due to high track maintenance costs. Additional spur lines connected Copper Mountain with Princeton, Osoyoos, British Columbia, and Oliver, British Columbia with Penticton. In addition, the Columbia & Western Railway from Midway, through Grand Forks


lead role

of Osoyoos Indian Band - Order of BC * Julie Skinner, 2002 Bronze Medal at Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah (Kelly Law team) * Alison Smith, CBC TV anchor, graduate of SOSS * Travis Turner, Actor, lead role in the 2011 film Marley & Me: The Puppy Years. Climate Oliver has a semi-arid climate (BSk (Semi-arid climate)) with hot, dry summers and cool winters. The '''Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen''' ('''RDOS''') is a regional district in southern British Columbia, adjacent to the U.S. (United States of America) state of Washington (Washington (U.S. state)). It is bounded by Fraser Valley Regional District to the west, Thompson-Nicola Regional District and Regional District of Central Okanagan to the north, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary to the east, and by Okanogan County, Washington to the south. As of the 2006 census (Canada 2006 Census) the population was 79,475. The district covers a land area of 10,413.44 km² (4,020.65 sq mi). The administrative offices are in the city of Penticton. Other important population centres include the district municipality of Summerland (Summerland, British Columbia), the towns of Oliver (Oliver, British Columbia), Osoyoos (Osoyoos, British Columbia), and Princeton (Princeton, British Columbia), and the village of Keremeos (Keremeos, British Columbia).


cultural development


band school

en-CA RegionsCities Oliver.htm Tourism BC website The community of Oliver is made up of land governed by three different bodies: the Town of Oliver, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the Osoyoos Indian Band. Local industries include grape and fruit production, agri-tourism, wine production (Okanagan Valley (wine)), ranching, golfing & recreation, retail & service trades. Some of the largest employers include Osoyoos Indian Band, School District


+important+population

, and by Okanogan County, Washington to the south. As of the 2006 census (Canada 2006 Census) the population was 79,475. The district covers a land area of 10,413.44 km² (4,020.65 sq mi). The administrative offices are in the city of Penticton. Other important population centres include the district municipality of Summerland (Summerland, British Columbia), the towns of Oliver (Oliver, British Columbia), Osoyoos (Osoyoos, British Columbia), and Princeton (Princeton, British Columbia), and the village of Keremeos (Keremeos, British Columbia).


FRUIT

en-CA RegionsCities Oliver.htm Tourism BC website The community of Oliver is made up of land governed by three different bodies: the Town of Oliver, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the Osoyoos Indian Band. Local industries include grape and fruit production, agri-tourism, wine production (Okanagan Valley (wine)), ranching, golfing & recreation, retail & service trades. Some of the largest employers include Osoyoos Indian Band, School

District #53, Interior Health and Okanagan Tree Fruit Cooperative. Origin of Name Named after John Oliver (John Oliver (politician)) (1856–1927), Premier of British Columbia. 'Honest John' and his government brought irrigation water and settlement lots to the area with the South Okanagan Lands Project. Early history The First Nations of the South Okanagan settled near the river, creeks (stream) and valley lakes. The first encroachment from

(town)" *In 1922 electrical power was brought to Oliver by the West Kootenay Power and Light Co. *In 1923 the Kettle Valley Railway (CPR) constructed '''Oliver station''' and rails to transport fruit north to Penticton. Administration of Water * '''SOLP''' (1919–1964) South Okanagan Lands Project - established by the Province of BC 1921 and run by provincial government employees for over forty years. In the spring of 1964 the Oliver Osoyoos Fruit Growers

Oliver, British Columbia

'''Oliver''' is a town at the south end of the Okanagan Valley in the Southern Interior of British Columbia (British Columbia Interior), Canada, with a population of over 4,000 people. It is located between Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls, and is labeled as the Wine Capital of Canada by Tourism British Columbia. Tourism BC website

The community of Oliver is made up of land governed by three different bodies: the Town of Oliver, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the Osoyoos Indian Band.

Local industries include grape and fruit production, agri-tourism, wine production (Okanagan Valley (wine)), ranching, golfing & recreation, retail & service trades. Some of the largest employers include Osoyoos Indian Band, School District #53, Interior Health and Okanagan Tree Fruit Cooperative.

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