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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

It's a Party at the O'Keefe Ranch - Vernon Morning Star

Posted on Jun 19, 2017

O’Keefe Ranch celebrated their 150th birthday today, two weeks ahead of Canada’s birthday.

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O'Keefe Ranch Turns 150 - CBC Daybreak South with Chris Walker

Posted on Jun 19, 2017

Listen in to CBC Daybreak South with Chris Walker as he talks with Ken Mather, Curator Emeritus, about the O'Keefe Ranch Turning 150 years old on June 15, 2017

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Milestone for Historic Site - Castanet News

Posted on Jun 19, 2017

As the nation gears up to celebrate a Canadian milestone, Historic O'Keefe Ranch was celebrating one of its own a little bit earlier.

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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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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.