Oliver BC River Trail

Ok RiverTrail Oliver So Okanagan Spring Day Apr 29 02 050Years ago the MAME Man and I lived in Oliver, “Wine Capital of Canada” One of the best things about this small town in Southern British Columbia is their river trail system. You can start at Highway 97, just south of the Jackson Triggs winery, and make your way SANS TRAFFIC all the way to the estuary area of Osoyoos Lake. It’s about 20KM in total, but it crosses roads every so often, making it easy to choose how far you want to go.

OK River Trail Oliver So Okanagan Spring Day Apr 29 02 056This was my favorite “Drop In” spot for floating down the river. It looks a lot faster than it is, because it’s pretty shallow here. This picture was taken in the spring, when the water is still a little mucky. In the summer, the water was cool, clear, and inviting.

Ok River Trail Oliver So Okanagan Spring Day Apr 29 02 058Along the path, you occasionally come across pockets of lush greenery, belying the extreme dryness of the surrounding hills. I liked the paths because they were level and wide, accommodating everyone from walkers, to Rollerbladers  and bike riders alike. (And Horses… I saw a lot of horseback riders 😉 )

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