The Winnipeg Blue Bombers traded Ohler to the BC Lions for Wayne Dennis and Ray Osbourne on October 1, 1964. The Lions advanced to the 52nd Grey Cup where they beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 34-24 on November 28, 1964. Ohler threw a touchdown pass in the game after recovering a botched field goal attempt.
Ohler did not play in 1965 and 1966 but signed with the Lions on May 5, 1967. He played with the Lions til 1969.
In his later life, Ohler has memory loss and migraines as a result of concussions suffered in his football career.