economy, as is evident by the abundant produce stands along Highways 3 and 97, and the numerous commercial orchards surrounding the town. With the growing popularity of viticulture, some of these orchards are being converted to vineyards, as the area is a major wine producing region (Okanagan Valley (wine region)) of Canada (Canadian wine). After clearing of mainly sagebrush, parcels of bench land have been replanted for viticulture. The vast majority of the land in the valley bottom
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; recreation, retail & service trades. '''Oliver''' is north of Osoyoos and south of Okanagan Falls. Tourism BC labels the community as the '''Wine Capital of Canada'''. Tourism BC website birth_date birth_place Osoyoos, BC (British Columbia), CAN (Canada) career_start 2002 DATE OF BIRTH April 17, 1982 PLACE OF BIRTH Osoyoos
. The lake’s elevation marks the lowest point in Canada of the Okanagan Valley. The far southern reaches of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys are part of a threatened ecosystem in Canada known as shrub-steppe. Specifically, the ecosystem of the area is named after the Antelope Brush (Purshia tridentata) plant typical of the local climate. This ecosystem was once more prevalent in the South Okanagan but is now becoming fragmented and degraded due to the spread of agriculture, urban development, and other human activities. The area is also sometimes referred to as the Osoyoos Arid Biotic Zone. Since 2003, there has been an ongoing feasibility study by Parks Canada to determine the need for protection of a large area of grasslands west of the town known as the South Okanagan-Lower Similkameen National Park Reserve Feasibility Study.
by three 18-hole golf courses - Osoyoos Golf and Country Club, Fairview Mountain Golf Club (Oliver) and the Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course (Oliver) - and one 9-hole course, Sonora Dunes (Osoyoos). Demographics and development
events are planned throughout the day, including a pancake breakfast, parade, the Cherry Spitting competition, and at night we have the Fireworks display. Don't miss out on all the festivities and excitement! *'''Lake Osoyoos Sailing Club:''' Feel the power of wing during a three hour introduction to the sport of sailing. The program is offered by the Lake Osoyoos Sailing School and generally runs during July and August of each year. Buy The '''Osoyoos Art Gallery''' is open year round. Local
: *above 20 °C (68 °F): 154.8 *above 30 °C (86 °F): 53.0 *above 35 °C (95 °F): 17.1 Agriculture 200px thumb right Osoyoos fruit trees in April (Image:Osoyoos fruit trees.jpg) Although the fruit-growing possibilities were noticed by early settlers, it was not until 1907 when the first commercial orchard in the area was established, growing
cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, and apples. Osoyoos Orchard Limited was formed in 1920 and an irrigation project was planned which finally brought water to the west bench via “The Ditch” in 1927. The former shrub-steppe environment was transformed into a lush agricultural belt and Osoyoos promoted “the earliest fruit in Canada.” Today, the area continues to produce tree fruits. Aside from tourism, agriculture is a major component of the local
''' is a community at the south end of the Okanagan Valley in the Southern Interior of British Columbia (British Columbia Interior), Canada, with a population of 4370. 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. Industries include grape and fruit production, agri-tourism, wine production (Okanagan Valley (wine)), ranching, golfing &
council includes a 5 storey medical-commercial facility. The development also includes three residential buildings between 6 and 10 stories. Despite the town’s small size, there is an abundance of condominium developments
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summer holiday destination and has gained an enviable reputation as the community of choice for retirees who wish to escape harsher Canadian winters. All in all, it's a true "lifestyle community," where people go to enjoy the good life. By car * Take Highway 97 south from Kelowna and Penticton. * Highway 97 also heads north from Omak and Oroville (Oroville (Washington)), both in Washington (Washington (state)). * Highway 3 (Crowsnest) travels from Hope (British
'''Osoyoos''' ( is a town in the southern part of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia near the border with Washington (Washington (U.S. state)) state, between Penticton and Omak (Omak, Washington). The town is also adjacent to the Indian Reserve of the Osoyoos Indian Band. The origin of the name Osoyoos was the word ''suius'' meaning "narrowing of the waters" in the local Okanagan language (Syilx'tsn). The "O-" prefix is not indigenous in origin and was attached by settler-promoters wanting to harmonize the name with other O-names in the Okanagan Country (Oliver (Oliver, British Columbia), Omak (Omak, Washington), Oroville (Oroville, Washington), Okanogan (Okanogan, Washington)). There is one local newspaper, the ''Osoyoos Times''.
The town’s population of 4,845 swells in the summer months with visitors from elsewhere in British Columbia and neighboring Alberta, as well as elsewhere in Canada. There is also a newer contingent of international visitors, date February 2014 supported by proximity to the Kelowna (Kelowna International Airport) and Penticton Airport. There is also a growing year-round retiree population as is evident by the predominance in the population of people over 50 years old and with the recent boom of condominium and suburban development (though somewhat thwarted by the 2008–09 economic downturn). There are another 1,892 people surrounding the town within the "Okanagan-Similkameen A" area.