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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 at O'Keefe Ranch

Posted on Aug 4, 2022

O’Keefe Ranch is excited to announce the return of one of our favorite events - Murder Mystery is back this September. Enjoy the sordid and shocking tale of Vermin in Vernon while you wander throughout the Ranch and try to guess for yourself what occurred there!

The year is 1895 and the soon to be bustling settlement of the Okanagan Valley holds a beautiful life for those who want to work hard and play it straight. With settlers moving in and good ranch land becoming a precious commodity, goodwill can only last so long. With one rancher’s death suspiciously unresolved, a second violent death puts everyone on edge. The horrible crime must not go unpunished and your help is needed

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Our Corn Maze is Now Open!

Posted on Jul 21, 2022

As of July 21st, our corn maze is up and running! Bring your family, friends, and guests to traverse the maze together or challenge yourself to see how fast you can finish it! Each year the maze changes so don't expect to be an expert just yet.

Admission to the maze is $5/person and you may complete it multiple times in the same day!

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High Tea in the Dining Hall

Posted on Jun 25, 2022

Join O'Keefe Ranch for the unique experience of High Tea in the Dining Hall. Dawn your best Victorian dress and enjoy an elegant afternoon of finger sandwiches and enchanting entertainment. Find yourself transported as the talented Role Play Artists dazzle you with vocals and music while you sip your tea and take in the event.

Included in your ticket is admission to the Ranch so wander the O'Keefe Ranch grounds and visit the many historic buildings on site. Don't miss an opportunity to tour the Mansion and explore the history of the O'Keefe family and their role in the area's development.

High Tea in the Dining Hall will be taking place July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, and September 7, but spaces are limited so check out our events page to purchase your tickets now or head to TicketSeller.ca!

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Upcoming Events

Corn Maze

July 21 – October 30, 2022

As of July 21st, our corn maze is up and running! Bring your family, friends, and guests to traverse the maze together or challenge yourself to see how fast you can finish it! Each year the maze changes so don't expect to be an expert just yet.

Admission to the maze is $5/person and you may complete it multiple times in the same day!

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Goat Yoga Aug 24

August 24, 2022

Yoga with Goats is back! Join Samantha Richardson for a season of yoga with four legged friends.

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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.