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

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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

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Posted on Mar 29, 2018

Support the Ranch this season by sponsoring an exhibition, event, or program. 

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O'Keefe Ranch Fountain WIll Flow Again

Posted on Feb 15, 2018

Help Us Reach our Goal of Raising $2000 to Repair the O'Keefe Fountain!

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Upcoming Events

Mother's Day Event

May 13, 2018

Join us on our annual Mother’s Day event and opening day celebration with an artisan market, plant sale, quilt show and more.

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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.