Transportation & Maps
Oliver is located on Highway 97, a major north-south transportation link that runs from California to Alaska.
The city lies 21km/13mi north of the US border crossing at Osoyoos, which is also the junction with Highway 3. This is a common route east to Calgary and west to Vancouver.
While Oliver itself is compact and easily walkable, many outdoor recreational activities are located beyond the town and require car travel.
Winter tires or chains are strongly recommended on mountain roads from October through April. Road conditions at higher elevations can be treacherous even when excellent in the valley. Four-wheel or all-wheel-drive vehicles are best suited for rugged backcountry travel. Car rentals are not available in Oliver, but are found in Penticton, 40km/25mi north.