The Okanagan Valley is a region in the Canadian province of British Columbia defined by the basin of Okanagan Lake and the Canadian portion of the Okanagan River. It is part of the Okanagan Country, extending into the United States as Okanogan County in north-central Washington.
The Okanagan Valley is a region in the Canadian province of British Columbia defined by the basin of Okanagan Lake and the Canadian portion of the Okanagan River. Agriculture has been focused primarily on fruit orchards, with a recent shift in focus to vineyards and wine.
The region is known for its dry, sunny climate, dry landscapes, and lakeshore communities, and a particular lifestyle. The economy is retirement and commercial-recreation based, with outdoor activities such as boating and watersports, skiing, and hiking.
The region stretches northwards via the Spallumcheen Valley to connect to Sicamous in the Shuswap Country and reaches south of the Canada–United States border, where it continues as Okanagan Country. The Okanagan as a region is sometimes described as including the Boundary, Similkameen, and Shuswap regions, though this is because of proximity and historic and commercial ties with those areas.
- The property is located minutes from Oliver, “The Wine Capital of Canada” and approximately 20 minutes to Osoyoos and the US border.
- The views from the site are breathtaking, with the Fairview Golf Course immediately below, the Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course minutes away and the Okanagan Valley and Lake Osoyoos at your doorstep..
- Besides being close to multiple golf courses, lakes, wineries, skiing and the US Border, Oliver is also home to Area 27, a 4.83 km world class race track circuit designed by Jacques Villeneuve. https://www.area27.ca/
- This is a 4-season recreational wonderland as in the winter you are a 40-minute drive to skiing at Mount Baldy or an hour to Apex near Penticton. Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, Silver Star in Vernon or Sun Peaks in Kamloops can all be day trips from here. On the shoulder seasons there are days you can golf, boat and ski on the same day.
- The present owners have had the property since 1992 and being that it is not in the ALR and have looked at a multitude of options for the property including a large single estate, multiple estate lots, a village centre and a master plan encompassing up to 1,400 doors.
- The properties are located in Canada’s warmest climate and home/minutes to Canada’s only recognized desert. On a global basis it is between the 49th and 50th parallel, putting it in the same latitude with the European wine regions of Champagne and Rheingau.
- The property itself is in what is referred to as Zone C within the South Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District, which is the rural area around Oliver and to the best of the presenter’s knowledge the property is the largest assembly of property of its kind presently available in the South Okanagan
- The land is presently being rented to a neighboring rancher and under the existing use and zoning the total annual taxes for the entire acreage as a holding property is $221.28.
- Most of the agricultural land throughout the Okanagan is within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) which completes restricts the use of these lands to agricultural and associated uses. None of these properties are included in the ALR which would allow for future developments outside of agricultural uses.