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

Chainsaw-Carved Cowboy Chair by Kelly the Carver!

Posted on Aug 2, 2019

This incredible sculpture by Kelly the Carver is now a fixture of our ranch!

Take a selfie with it and tag us in the photo on Facebook to be entered into a draw for a Gift Basket, done on September 1st!

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New Season Coming to O'Keefe Ranch

Posted on Feb 11, 2019

The regular season kicks off on May 12, 2019!

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2018 Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Posted on Mar 29, 2018

Support the Ranch this season by sponsoring an exhibition, event, or program. 

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Upcoming Events

Cheese Making Class

August 17, 2019

Interested in learning how to make your own cheese? Come on down to the O'Keefe Ranch and join Naomi De Ruiter from Birdsong Farm. She will teach you how to make mozzarella cheese on August 17, cost $65.00 per person.

To register, call our front desk at 250-542-7868

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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.