There's so much to see and do at Historic O'Keefe Ranch

View All Ranch Activities

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.

Learn More About The History

Latest News

O'Keefe Ranch Summer Photography Winners Announced!

Posted on Sep 30, 2017

Thank you to everyone who submitted images from their visit to the Ranch in 2017. Being our 150th anniversary year, these photos have created a memorable perspective from our guests experience. We hope you enjoy!

Read More

Upcoming Events

Family Daze in the Corn Maze

October 7 – October 28, 2017

Get ready! A brand new corn maze opens in October and it's guaranteed to entertain with plenty of twists and turns and spooky scenes around every corner. Mark your calendar: October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, & 28

More Info
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.