There's so much to see and do at Historic O'Keefe Ranch

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Step Back In Time...

To the early days of the Okanagan Valley. The Ranch was founded in 1867, and in its earliest days was at the end of the wagon road into the Okanagan Valley and the site of the stage coach depot. It was a small, self-contained community, with a Post Office, blacksmith shop, grist mill, and even its own church and cemetery. Many of the original buildings still exist, and are a delight to explore.

Situated at the head of Okanagan Lake in the stunning Okanagan Valley, this historic site is a mecca for tourists. Just a few kilometers from the City of Vernon and twenty minutes from Silver Star Mountain, the Ranch welcomes travelers from all over the world, and extends a particular welcome to its local residents.

Historic O’Keefe Ranch tells the story of early BC Ranching and endeavours to preserve the history and culture of the early ranching era for future generations.

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Latest News

Castanet News Reports Free Admission for Guests Calling Vernon Home During BC Wildfires

Posted on Jul 21, 2017

Families from the Interior are welcome, free of charge, during evacuations

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The O'Keefe Ranch Offers Free Admission to Evacuees, Vernon Morning Star

Posted on Jul 21, 2017

Displaced families are welcome to the Ranch as a distraction from BC wildfires.

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Upcoming Events

Cowboy Dinner Show

July 7 – September 1, 2017

Every Friday evening from July 7 – September 1. The Historic O’Keefe Ranch presents “Canada’s Wild West”, the 9th season of the infamous Cowboy Dinner Show on our 150th Anniversary Year 

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Summertime Corn Maze

July 8 – September 16, 2017

Opening Saturday, July 8! The O’Keefe Ranch welcomes guests of all ages to find their way through our brand new family friendly corn maze open until mid September. It's simply a-maze-ing.

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The Historic O’Keefe Ranch gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the City of Vernon, British Columbia Arts Council, British Columbia Community Gaming Grant, Young Canada Works, Canada Summer Jobs, Rotary Club of Vernon, Kalamalka Rotary Club of Vernon, and our members, donors, and sponsors.