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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

Management of O'Keefe Ranch Expression of Interest

Posted on Dec 21, 2020

O'Keefe Ranch and Interior Heritage Society (the Society) is seeking Expressions of Interest for contract management services related to the operations of the O'keefe Ranch Historic Society (the Ranch) for the coming year, with the potential to extend for additional years.

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Press Release Dec 12, 2020

Posted on Dec 12, 2020

The annual Christmas Light Show at Historic O’Keefe Ranch has been officially cancelled. After weighing risks after several conversations with the Provincial Government and Interior Health, the decision...

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Open Weekends in October

Posted on Sep 29, 2020

Due to amazing community support and innovative ideas from O'Keefe Ranch Board, Staff and Volunteers we're exited to announce ...

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Upcoming Events

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.