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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

Murder Mystery Tickets now Available

Posted on Sep 2, 2023

This popular event is back and our Vermin in Vernon Murder Mystery tickets are now available here. Get them before they're gone!

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September & October Hours

Posted on Sep 2, 2023

During the month of September we are open Friday-Sunday, and in October Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM-4 PM!

We also have some events you won't want to miss like our Murder Mystery, Service Dog Day, and Heritage Tractor Fun Pull & Quilt Show in September and our Family Daze in the Corn Maze through October!

We hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Events

Field of Screams

September 29 – October 31, 2023

Each year, the Field of Screams curates multiple horror themed corn mazes on O'Keefe Ranch grounds for the Halloween season. Although this takes place at O'Keefe Ranch, the Ranch does not own or operate the Field of Screams. If you are interested in becoming an actor for the mazes or wish to purchase tickets, please visit their Facebook, Instagram or website and direct all questions to them.

Please do not call O'Keefe Ranch with Field of Screams related questions as we will just be able to direct you to their social media and website.

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Family Daze in the Corn Maze

October 7 – October 29, 2023

We're back with a another fun filled fall for families near and far! Join us on weekends throughout October for Family-friendly activities!

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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.