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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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Ranch 2022 season Mother's Day opening!

Posted on Apr 7, 2022

Please note our Easter Sunday Celebration will not be happening this year and we look forward to seeing you all at our Mother's Day Opening Weekend!

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O'Keefe Ranch is honored with Top Awards for Vernon Winter Carnival

Posted on Apr 7, 2022

The O'Keefe ranch was honored recently at the Vernon Winter Carnival awards banquet held on March 31, 2022. The Ranch participated in the full 10 days of Carnival hosting "Winter Blues at the Ranch" in aim to celebrate the winter season with activities for families and adults only.

Awards granted were:

Runner up for BEST ADULT EVENT with our "Blues Bands" concerts.

Winner of BEST FAMILY EVENT for our "Blue Light Special".

Winner of the CHRISTEL PAM AWARD for our live music and role play entry in the parade.

And the CARNIVAL SPIRIT AWARD for our celebration and promotion of the Spirit of the Winter Carnival.

We are very proud of our Staff and Volunteers who created a wonderful "Winter Blues" experience and wish to thank our patrons for thoroughly enjoying all the ranch had to offer!

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Winter Blues at the O'Keefe Ranch!

Posted on Jan 24, 2022

Best your blues with us this winter season!

From Friday evening, February 4 - Sunday Evening February 13, the O'Keefe Ranch turns Blue! As our way of contributing to the Winter Carnival Celebration, we invite you to shake off your old snow and join us as we celebrate fun-filled days of blue!

Check out each of our events in our Events Calendar (under Tours & Events) for our 10 days of Winter Blues at the ranch!

February 5,6,12 and 13 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. WINTER BLUES AT THE RANCH

Snowmen building, Donkey Dung Driving Range, Crafts, Outdoor skating rink, hot chocolate & smore's, wagon rides & much more! Admission by donation

February 4,5,6,11 and 13 - 4:00 pm. - 8:00 pm. BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL

Skating rink, bon fires, s'mores, mansion tours, blue light show (repeats every hour). Admission by donation

February 7 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. FILM BLUE STEEL starring JOHN WAYNE

A western classic! Enjoy complimentary blue popcorn. Blue candy and treats available. Cowboy attire encouraged!! $10.00 per person

February 8 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. POPPA DAWG BLUES BAND

Enjoy our licensed bar with complimentary blue snacks and an evening of blues! $45.00 per person

February 10 - 7:00 pm. - 9:00 pm. GRAHAM ORD

Enjoy our licensed bar with complimentary blue snacks and an evening of blues! $45.00 per person

February 11 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. WINTER BLUES COWBOY MUSIC and POETRY

Featuring: Ken Mather, Jocelyn Winterburn, Rob Dinwoodie, Dixon Zalit, and the O'Keefe Entertainers: Gus Hansen, Ellen Campbell, and Ethan Swift. $40.00 per person

For ticketed events all are available at www.vernonwintercarnival.com

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Upcoming Events

Goat Yoga May 25

May 25, 2022

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

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Goat Yoga June 1

June 1, 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.